Book picks as published in the November 7, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Son of a Trickster : a novel
By Eden Robinson
Jared is only sixteen but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family’s life, even look out for his elderly neighbours. But he’s puzzled over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he’s the son of a trickster, that he isn’t human. A compelling blend of humour and heart-break. Come to the StarFest event with Eden Robinson on November 9, 7 pm.
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age
By Darrel J. McLeod
Beautifully written, honest and thought-provoking, Mamaskatch–named for the Cree word used as a response to dreams shared–is ultimately an uplifting account of overcoming personal and societal obstacles. In spite of the traumas of Darrel’s childhood, deep and mysterious forces handed down by his mother helped him survive and thrive. Winner of the 2018 Governor General’s Non-Fiction award.