Book picks as published in the Oct. 9, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
By Fran Kimmel
Attempting to heal their fractured family, Eric and Ellie Nyland move everyone back to Eric’s rural childhood home. When they discover that a young girl in their neighbourhood is being abused, the Nylands take her in while she waits for a new home. The story adeptly explores the way the girl and the family impact each other.
Learn more from Fran Kimmel about this powerful tale and others when she joins us for STARFest 2019 on Oct. 22 at 7 PM.
The Waiting Hours
By Shandi Mitchell
The Waiting Hours tells the interconnected stories of a 911 dispatcher, a police officer and a trauma nurse who work the tense hours between 3 and 6 AM, when emergency calls are typically most dire. Set during a heat wave with the threat of a hurricane looming, all three characters become enmeshed in a situation that will have life-altering consequences.
Join us on Oct. 24 at 7 PM to experience Shandi Mitchell in conversation with Jacqueline Baker for STARFest 2019.