Book picks as published in the October 31, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Doll’s alphabet : stories
By Camilla Grudova
Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies – by constantly reinventing ways to engage with her obsessions and motifs, Camilla Grudova has built a universe that’s highly imaginative, incredibly original, and absolutely discomfiting. The stories in The Doll’s Alphabet are simultaneously childlike and naive, grotesque and very dark.
Ararat : a novel
By Christopher Golden
When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain … but they are not alone.