Book picks as published in the May 30, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Temptation to be Happy : a novel
By Lorenzo Marone
Cesare is 77 years old, a widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always had trouble caring for others and has given up trying. He prefers to live his own life, avoiding contact with his neighbors and even his own children wherever possible. Until one day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighboring flat and he begins to rediscover an appetite for life.
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions : a novel
By Mario Giordano
On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn’t quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman is discovered murdered–she can’t help but ask questions.