Book picks as published in the Dec. 18, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Translated from the Gibberish : seven stories and one half truth
By Anosh Irani
A collection of seven superb, subtle, surprising stories that show, through a prism of unforgettable characters, what it means to live between two worlds: India and Canada. The book starts and ends with a gorgeous, emotionally raw “translation” to the page of the author’s own life between worlds, blurring the line between fiction and fact.
Exhalation : stories
By Ted Chiang
In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth–What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?–and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.