Book picks as published in the Nov. 6, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Five wives : a novel
By Joan Thomas
A novel based on real events, set in the rainforest of Ecuador about five women left behind when their missionary husbands are killed. In 1956, a small group of evangelical Christian missionaries and their families journeyed to Ecuador intending to convert the Waorani, a people who had never had contact with the outside world. Winner of the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction.
To the river : losing my brother
By Don Gillmor
An eloquent and haunting exploration of suicide in which one of Canada’s most gifted writers attempts to understand why his brother took his own life. Which leads him to another powerful question: Why are boomers killing themselves at a far greater rate than the Silent Generation before them or the generations that have followed? Winner of the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.