St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the October 11, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

First little bastard to call me grampsThe First little bastard to call me gramps : poems of the late middle ages

By Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a “fresh and frisky” poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree. His candid reflections on the trials, tribulations, and humiliations of growing old are funny, sharp, and irreverent. The StarFest event on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 pm is sold out.

 

 

seven fallen feathersSeven fallen feathers : racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city

By Tanya Talaga

From 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were forced to leave home because there was no adequate high school on their reserves. Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city. Don’t miss this important StarFest event at the Arden on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm.

St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the October 11, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

his whole lifeHis whole life : a novel

By Elizabeth Hay

Ten-year-old Jim and his Canadian mother and American father are on a journey from New York City to a lake in eastern Ontario, charting the deepening bond between mother and son even as the family comes apart. An exploration of how members of a family can hurt each other, yet find openings of love and forgiveness. Come to our StarFest event on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 pm.

 

 

Trial in VeniceA Trial in Venice : a novel

By Roberta Rich

The thrilling conclusion to the best selling historical trilogy by Roberta Rich. Set five years after “The Harem Midwife,” Hannah is forced back to Venice. Her beloved adopted son Matteo has been kidnapped and is in danger once more. And this time, so is Hannah. See this StarFest author at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 pm.

St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the October 4, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

Whisky kingThe Whisky King : the remarkable true story of Canada’s most infamous bootlegger and the undercover Mountie on his trail

By Trevor Cole

Journalist and novelist Trevor Cole presents a riveting portrayal of notorious Canadian crime figure Rocco Perri and the man who tried to bring him in. Come to our double-feature StarFest event with the author, in conversation with novelist Emily Schultz, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 pm.

 

 

Men walking on waterMen walking on water : a novel

By Emily Schultz

This novel about 1920’s rum-running weaves a startling, enthralling story with a missing man at its center, a man who affects all the characters in different ways. The looming background is the city of Detroit – a place of grand dreams and brutal realities in 1927 as it is today. See this StarFest author, in conversation with Trevor Cole, at the library on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 pm.

St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the September 27, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

By gaslightBy Gaslight : a novel

By Steven Price

London, 1885. The notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost, a fabled con, a thief of other men’s futures. William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of a brutal detective, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead. Come to our StarFest event with the author on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 pm.

 

 In case I goIn case I go : a novel

By Angie Abdou

Eli and his parents have returned to their family home in Coalton, a small mountain town. The parents hope to escape their hectic city lives, but they find that once charming Coalton is no longer the remote idyll they remembered. This new kind of ghost story is about the many ways we’re haunted by the misdeeds of our ancestors. See this StarFest author at the library on Oct. 18 at 7 pm.

St. Albert Gazette Great Reading

Book picks as published in the September 20, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.

Last NeanderthalThe Last Neanderthal : a novel

By Claire Cameron

40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving.  Come to our StarFest event with the author on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 pm.

 

 

This I knowThis I know : marketing lessons from Under the Influence

By Terry O’Reilly

Canada’s most famous ad man spills a career’s worth of marketing secrets, so anyone can compete with the best in their business. This book helps you understand the fundamentals of good marketing strategy and building the relationships that turn good marketing into great results. See O’Reilly at the Arden Theatre on Oct. 12, in partnership with StarFest.