St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the December 19, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

Flame - CohenThe Flame : poems, notebooks, lyrics, drawings

By Leonard Cohen

An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen’s storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen’s lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who set out to explore our darkest questions and came back wanting, yearning for more.

 

Almost everythingAlmost everything: notes on hope

By Anne Lamott

In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.

 

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