Book picks as published in the September 5, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
No one tells you this : a memoir
By Glynnis MacNicol
If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this.
Motherhood : a novel
By Sheila Heti
In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice.