Book picks as published in the August 15, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Heartbreaker : a novel
By Claudia Dey
Set in an isolated town founded decades ago by a charismatic cult leader, Heartbreaker is the story of a mysterious woman who abruptly disappears, and those who try to find her. At the intersection of The Handmaid’s Tale and Twin Peaks, this is the wildly imaginative American debut of a prize-winning Canadian author.
A Terrible country : a novel
By Keith Gessen
When Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. It’s the summer of 2008, and his bank account is dangerously low. Perhaps a few months in Moscow are just what he needs. A wise and funny novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate.