Book picks as published in the July 25, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
It all falls down : a novel
By Sheena Kamal
Finding the truth about her father’s life and his violent death takes Nora Watts from Vancouver to Detroit. Thanks to a disastrous government policy starting in the 1950s, thousands of Canadian native children like Sam Watts were adopted by American families. Nora discovers that the circumstances surrounding Sam’s suicide are more unsettling than she’d imagined.
Fierce kingdom : a novel
By Gin Phillips
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself.