Book picks as published in the May 23, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
West : a novel
By Carys Davies
When widowed Cy Bellman reads in the newspaper that colossal ancient bones have been discovered in the salty Kentucky mud, he sets out to see for himself if the rumors are true: that the giant monsters are still alive and roam the uncharted wilderness beyond the Mississippi River. A spellbinding and timeless epic-in-miniature, an eerie parable of the American frontier.
The Gunners : a novel
By Rebecca Kauffman
Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from macular degeneration, struggles to establish human connections. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. This becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness.