Book picks as published in the August 28, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Innocents : a novel
By Michael Crummey
A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland’s northern coastline. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family’s boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. This novel is richly imagined and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister.
If, then : a novel
By Kate Hope Day
In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Startling, deeply imagined, and compulsively readable, Kate Hope Day’s debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies–the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we’ve entered another reality.