Book picks as published in the Nov. 13, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Days by moonlight : a novel
By Andre Alexis
Botanist Alfred Homer is invited on a road trip by his parents’ friend Professor Bruno. This is a journey through an underworld that looks like southern Ontario’s. It is a land of house burnings, werewolves, witches, and plants with unusual properties. The novel is a darkly comic portrait of two beings: Alfred Homer and the Southern Ontario he loves. Winner of the 2019 Writers Trust Award for Fiction.
Older sister. Not necessarily related : a memoir
By Jenny Heijun Wills
Wills was born in Korea and adopted as an infant into a white family in small-town Canada. In her late twenties, she reconnected with her first family in Seoul. She describes in visceral, lyrical prose the painful ripple effects that follow a child’s removal from a family, and the rewards that can flow from both struggle and forgiveness. Winner of the 2019 Writers Trust Award for Nonfiction.