Book picks as published in the September 26, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Wildwood : a novel
By Elinor Florence
To earn her inheritance, a single mother from Arizona must spend a year enduring pioneer conditions in the remote Alberta backwoods. If she makes it through the year, she can sell the land to fund her daughter’s medical treatment. A local farmer hopes to stop her plan to sell to an oil company. See the author at our StarFest event on October 9, 7 pm.
Washington Black : a novel
By Esi Edugyan
Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master’s eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified. But “Titch” is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. Hear more at our StarFest event on October 10, 7:30 pm.