Book picks as published in the Sept. 18, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
By David Bezmozgis
David Bezmozgis’ collection of short stories explores the lives of Jewish immigrants as they navigate their adopted homeland amidst the lingering effects of the past. From long-forgotten letters that unearth a secret life to tech innovations that allow people to visit their past, the stories highlight the diversity and complexity of immigrant lives. Learn more from Bezmozgis on his life and work on Oct. 16 at 7 pm in Forsyth Hall. Tickets for this and all StarFest events are on sale at the Library or on Eventbrite.
By Emma Donoghue
Noah, a retired professor, is looking forward to a vacation in the French Riviera when he is notified at the last minute that his great-nephew, 11-year-old Michael, needs a home temporarily. Truly an odd couple, the two of them argue over everything on their trip. As they learn more about their family’s past, they discover that they are more similar than they could have imagined. Experience Donoghue in conversation with Paula Simons at the Arden on Oct. 17 at 7:30 pm.