Book picks as published in the July 17, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
by Nicole Dennis-Benn
When Patsy finally gets a visa to visit her best friend and secret romantic interest, Cicely, in America, she is filled with hope for her future, even though she has to leave her young daughter, Tru, behind in Jamaica. When she arrives, her hopes quickly disintegrate and she must face the dispiriting reality of being an undocumented worker. Her mother’s abandonment deeply impacts Tru, who is facing her own struggles.
The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
by Jon Gertner
Greenland has long attracted intrepid scientists and explorers. Gertner balances exciting stories of discovery and exploration with a straightforward discussion of the impact of Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet, which is both a time capsule, and a disturbing portent of the future. The far-reaching consequences of the global climate change crisis are conveyed with an eye towards spurring readers to action.