Book picks as published in the Oct. 16, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Chop Suey Nation : the Legion Cafe and other stories from Canada’s Chinese restaurants
By Ann Hui
In 2016, Globe and Mail reporter Ann Hui drove across Canada to write about small-town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them. Using her own family’s story as a touchstone, she explores the importance of these quintessentially Canadian restaurants in the country’s history. The StarFest event with Ann Hui on Friday, Oct. 25 is sold out.
Moon of the crusted snow : a novel
By Waubgeshig Rice
A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice. With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. StarFest event tickets for Oct. 26 are still available!