Toby

Finished reading Toby: A Man by Edmontonian Todd Babiak. A few years ago our book club read his book Garneau Block, then had the pleasure of hearing him at the Lloydminster Reads event, part of Arts on the Border.  In some ways, Toby, is a coming of age book, although the main character is past that in years, the events of the book lead him to a similar type of self awareness.  His public persona does not fit with his family. He then encounters a strange set of events that thrust him into the role of parent. There are some funny parts in the book. One in particular was a laugh out loud diaper changing scene.  But there are also some sad parts. All in all it was an enjoyable book that I would recommend. It is fabulous that the author is practically our next door neighbor.

-Kelly

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