Book picks as published in the June 26, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Bush runner : the adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson
By Mark Bourrie
Sourced from Radisson’s journals, which are the best first-hand accounts of 17th century Canada, Bush Runner tells the extraordinary true story of this protean 17th-century figure, a man more trading partner than colonizer, a peddler of goods and not worldview—and with it offers a fresh perspective on the world in which he lived. Radisson was a co-founder of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Bolder : making the most of our longer lives
By Carl Honore
The time has come to cast off prejudices and to blur the lines of what is possible and permissible at every stage of life. In other words: we need to learn to re-imagine our approach to later life. Emboldening ourselves in older age demands big structural changes. Bolder is a radical re-think of our approach to everything from education, healthcare and work, to design, relationships and politics.