Book picks as published in the August 29, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Substitute : a novel
By Nicole Lundrigan
Gentle, soft-spoken, and lonely Warren Botts innocently befriends Amanda, one of his students. One morning, Amanda is found dead and Warren flees the scene. As the small community slowly turns against him, an anonymous narrator offers insight into events past and present. As the tension builds, we gain an understanding of the power of secrets, illusions, and memories.
Educated : a memoir
By Tara Westover
Westover’s family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough to be admitted to university. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her across continents.