Staff Picks: Alexia chooses Hour of the Crab by Patricia Robertson from the #ReadAtlanticEbooks collection
“…it was both familiar and strangely exotic, bringing tidings of a lost world…”
Hour of the Crab by Patricia Robertson proves to be an engaging read. With 10 beautifully crafted short stories, Robertson transports readers into 10 unique landscapes.
Each is carefully detailed to showcase a different space and time. Robertson achieves a balance between adrenaline-filled scenes of refugee rescue and fierce firefighting and contemplative moments of youthful yearnings and intellectual introspection to create a cohesive work where readers will want to be lost.
Each story thrusts readers through a series of perspectives that remind us of the beauty and fragility of our human experience.
With this engaging foundation laid by Robertson, the Libby App provides an inviting and easy user experience. As a first-time eBook user, I greatly appreciated the peripheral features offered. The bookmark tracker and in-app dictionary provided comfort and assurance while navigating the eBook.
I found Robertson’s Hour of the Crab an enticing welcome into worlds brimming with character, emotion and revelation.
Hour of the Crab is part of the Read Atlantic eBooks collection. This summer, all public library users in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia get unlimited access to 100 accessible local eBooks with no holds or waitlists! Borrow Hour of the Crab: NS Public Libraries | HFX Public Libraries | NB Public Libraries | NNELS (accessible) | CELA (accessible)