St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the June 12, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

Brightness long agoA Brightness long ago : a novel

By Guy Gavriel Kay

A masterful new novel set in a vivid world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offering an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. Unforgettable figures include a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders.

 

BinaBina : a novel of warnings

By Anakana Schofield

Bina, a plain-spoken older Irishwoman, is under police surveillance for a crime considered so unspeakable that she cannot refer to it directly upon threat of immediate arrest. As a last resort, Bina has taken to her bed to write out her own version of her story. Slowly, we piece together the truth: at the heart of this book is a deliberate act of merciful euthanasia that brings with it an awful burden.

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