True Story Book Club: Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben
Our True Story Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 AM in the Community Room of the Library! We read and discuss many different subjects and issues from lots of countries around the world. It just has to be a true story is all! Hard copies of each title are available for checkout on the Book Club Shelf on the first floor of the library.
This month we are reading: Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story by Carol Shaben (311 pp)
On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival.