Book picks as published in the Oct. 2, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
By Brian Francis
Toby has experienced significant loss in her young life, and struggles to let even her closest friends in. When the father that abandoned her returns, she learns that he is gay and a drag queen, and that he is totally unprepared to parent her. Toby discovers a more hopeful path through the support of her flawed but loving friends and family.
Experience Brian Francis is conversation with Mia Soetaert, a local LGBTQ advocate, on Oct. 20 at 2 PM.
My Year of Living Spiritually: From Woo-Woo to Wonderful – One Woman’s Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life
By Anne Bokma
Seeking an alternative to the frenetic pace of daily life, Bokma endeavours on a year-long journey to find her own definition of spirituality. Raised in a fundamentalist Christian home, Bokma’s experiments in spiritual practices, which range from experiments with magic mushrooms to forest therapy, shift her outlook and mindset in surprising ways.
Join us on Oct. 21 at 7 PM to learn more from Anne Bokma when she joins us for STARFest 2019.