Book picks as published in the April 3, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Tilly and the Crazy Eights : a novel
By Monique Gray Smith
When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.”
Bad ideas : a novel
By Missy Marston
Wildly funny and wonderfully moving, Bad Ideas is about a string of bad ideas and the absurdity of love.
Loosely inspired by Ken “the Crazy Canuck” Carter’s attempt to jump the St. Lawrence River in a rocket car, and set in a 1970s hollowed-out town in eastern Ontario, Marston paints an indelible portrait of people on the forgotten fringes of life. Witty and wise, this is a novel that will stay with you a long time.