Book picks as published in the January 9, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Unsheltered : a novel
By Barbara Kingsolver
The story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future. On many “Best of 2018” lists.
Where the Crawdads sing : a novel
By Delia Owens
For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. On many “Best of 2018” lists.