Book picks as published in the September 19, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Starlight : a novel
By Richard Wagamese
The final novel from Richard Wagamese centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge and then redemption on a farm run by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A radiant novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion – and the land’s ability to heal us. With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the B.C. Interior.
Women talking : a novel
By Miriam Toews
Based on real events that happened in a remote Mennonite community where more than 100 girls and women were drugged and assaulted in the night. Although focussed on a particular time and place, the novel contains within its 48 hours and setting inside a hayloft an entire universe of the experience of women (and therefore men, too) in our contemporary world.