Book picks as published in the July 3, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Daisy Jones and the Six : a novel
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
It the early 1970s, all Daisy Jones wants is to write her own songs, but the record studio has its own ideas. Billy Dunne and his brother have a band called The Six that won’t be playing weddings for long. When they land a record deal, Billy’s girlfriend follows them to the west coast and life begins. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Boy wonders : a memoir
By Cathal Kelly
Cathal Kelly grew up in the seventies and eighties, decades when dressing like Michael Jackson seemed like a good idea and The Beachcombers –“an adventure show about logging”–seemed to make sense.By turns funny, elegiac and insightful, Boy Wonders is an unvarnished celebration of growing up and stumbling toward identity. Winner of the 2019 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.