Book picks as published in the Sept. 4, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Albatross : a novel
By Terry Fallis
Adam is your average high-school student–well, except for that obsession with fountain pens–when his life changes forever. Based on a study by a quirky Swedish professor that claims that every human being, regardless of athletic inclination, has a body that is suited to excel in at least one sport, it turns out that Adam is good–very good, in fact–at golf. But here’s the catch: Adam doesn’t really like golf.
Aria : a novel
By Nazanine Hozar
Nazanine Hozar’s stunning debut takes us inside the Iranian revolution–but seen like never before, through the eyes of an orphan girl. Through Aria, we meet three very different women who are fated to mother the lost child: reckless and self-absorbed Zahra, wealthy and compassionate Fereshteh, and finally, the mysterious, impoverished Mehri, whose connection to Aria is both a blessing and a burden.