Book picks as published in the March 6, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Women rowing North : navigating life’s currents and flourishing as we age
By Mary Bray Pipher
Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as the author shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.
The Real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world
By Sarah Weinman
Sally Horner’s story echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves. By diving deeper in the publication history of Lolita and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel’s creation, The Real Lolita casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.