Book picks as published in the March 7, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Shrewed : a wry and closely observed look at the lives of women and girls
By Elizabeth Renzetti
Drawing upon Renzetti’s decades of reporting on feminist issues, Shrewed is a book about feminism’s crossroads. From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, from the lessons we can learn from old ladies to the future of feminism in a turbulent world, Renzetti takes a pointed, witty look at how far we’ve come — and how far we have to go.
The Boat people : a novel
By Sharon Bala
A deeply compassionate and timely debut novel about a Sri Lankan refugee who has survived the harrowing experiences of civil war, a prison camp, and a perilous ocean voyage to Canada — but his journey has only begun, as he and his young son navigate the morass of the Canadian refugee system. Shortlisted for Canada Reads 2018.