Book picks as published in the February 27, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
If Beale Street could talk
By James Baldwin
In this stunning novel, now a major motion picture, Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, the story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned.
Bel canto : a novel
By Ann Patchett
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. Ann Patchett’s award winning novel balances themes of love and crisis —now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore.