Book picks as published in the May 29, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Club : a novel
By Takis Wurger
Hans’s English aunt Alex will ensure his application to Cambridge University is accepted, but in return he must help her investigate an elite university club of young aristocrats and wealthy social climbers, the Pitt Club. As Hans makes his best efforts to prove club material, he is drawn into a world of extravagance, debauchery, and macho solidarity. But there are dangerous secrets in the club’s history.
Boy swallows Universe : a novel
By Trent Dalton
This highly praised Australian debut novel is the tale of an adolescent boy on the cusp of discovering the man he will be. Eli Bell’s life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli’s life is Slim–a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes–who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother.