Book picks as published in the August 22, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Upstate : a novel
By James Wood
In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved to America to become a professor of philosophy, Alan Querry has never been to visit. His younger daughter, Helen, a music executive in London, hasn’t gone, either, and the two sisters have never quite recovered from their parents’ bitter divorce and the early death of their mother. A profound and searching novel.
A Long way from home : a novel
By Peter Carey
An exuberant novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in an infamous 10,000mile race. A thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, and then takes you some place else. It is often funny and always a page-turner as you learn a history these characters never knew themselves.