Book picks as published in the August 7, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Last resort : a novel
By Marissa Stapley
To the guests at The Harmony Resort, Doctors Miles and Grace Markell appear to be a perfect power couple. They run a couples’ therapy retreat in a luxurious resort in the Mayan Riviera where they help spouses deal with their marriage struggles. When two couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all that it seems – and neither are Miles and Grace.
Henry, himself : a novel
By Stewart O’Nan
Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he’s always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. A wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original who believes he’s reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises.