St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the December 26, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

I've been meaning to tell youI’ve been meaning to tell you: a letter to my daughter

By David Chariandy

When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask “what happened?” David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. David is the son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad.

 

All things consoledAll things consoled: a daughter’s memoir

By Elizabeth Hay

In this courageous memoir, written with tough-minded candour, tenderness, and wit, Elizabeth Hay lays bare the exquisite agony of a family’s dynamics–entrenched favouritism, sibling rivalries, grievances that last for decades, genuine admiration, and enduring love. In the end, she reaches a more complete understanding of the most unforgettable characters she will ever know,  her parents.

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