Book picks as published in the Nov. 27, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Late in the day : a novel
By Tessa Hadley
Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties. Thirty years later, Alex and Christine receive a call from a distraught Lydia: Zach is dead. Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine. But instead of loss bringing them closer, the three of them find over the following months that old entanglements and grievances rise from the past.
Watching you without me : a novel
By Lynn Coady
Karen has come home to Nova Scotia for the first time in a decade to oversee her mother’s funeral and tend to her affairs. Coady delivers a creepy and wholly compelling novel about the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and sisters, women and men, and who to trust and how to trust in a world where the supposedly selfless act of caregiving can camouflage a sinister self-interest.