Book picks as published in the March 27, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Paragon Hotel : a novel
By Lyndsay Faye
The new historical thriller by this Edgar-nominated author follows Alice “Nobody” from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland’s Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. She has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line.
The Cassandra : a novel
By Sharma Shields
The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind. A timely novel about patriarchy and militancy, using both legend and history to look deep into man’s capacity for destruction, and the resolve and compassion it takes to challenge the powerful.