Book picks as published in the March 20, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
By chance alone : a remarkable true story of courage and survival at Auschwitz
By Max Eisen
More than seventy years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, this Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous “death march” of January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and a journey of physical and psychological healing. A Canada Reads 2019 pick.
Suzanne : a novel
By Anais Barbeau-Lavalette
Curious to understand why her grandmother, Suzanne, a sometime painter and poet associated with Les Automatistes, a movement of dissident artists, abandoned her husband and young family, Barbeau-Lavalette hired a private detective to piece together Suzanne’s life. This is a fictionalized account of Suzanne’s life over eighty-five years. A Canada Reads 2019 pick.