Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, 2016
Available through BC Interlibrary Connect
This biography follows the author’s South African childhood in the final days of apartheid. The collection of stories is poignant and, as expected, funny — Trevor Noah has three comedy specials on Netflix. It’s a very personal view of an insane system that has lasting repercussions.
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier, 2011
Available at RPL
I enjoyed this novel with its strong cast of quirky but believable characters. Read it to find out why the five-year-old twins won’t talk, why the female lead lives alone in an abandoned lodge, and why the local sheriff befriends the new bootlegger. Set in the Appalachian mountains, this is literary fiction that is both beautifully written and engaging.
— Rossland Public Library