Book picks as published in the June 6, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Speak no evil : a novel
By Uzodinma Iweala
Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., Niru is a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer—an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, the one person who seems not to judge him.
The Heart’s invisible furies : a novel
By John Boyne
Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community, and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamorous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself.