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Jan. 26, 2017
This week, I was joined by Harold Johnson, author of “Firewater: how alcohol is killing my people (and yours),” which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award this year. Join Harold for a talk at the Frances Morrison Central Library on February 1st at 7pm. Click here for my previous interview with Harold about his novel, “Corvus.”
Jan. 26, 2017
This week, I was joined by Harold Johnson, author of “Firewater: how alcohol is killing my people (and yours),” which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award this year. Join Harold for a talk at the Frances Morrison Central Library on February 1st at 7pm. Click here for my previous interview with Harold about his novel, “Corvus.”
Jan. 25, 2017
This week, I’m joined by Donna Kane to discuss her new chapbook, “Pioneer 10 I Hear You.” This is a gorgeous book that just so happens to contain stunning poems relating to the American space probe. Catch Donna’s presentation on January 26th at 7pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library in Saskatoon. Learn more about Donna at donnakane.com
Jan. 25, 2017
This week, I’m joined by Donna Kane to discuss her new chapbook, “Pioneer 10 I Hear You.” This is a gorgeous book that just so happens to contain stunning poems relating to the American space probe. Catch Donna’s presentation on January 26th at 7pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library in Saskatoon. Learn more about Donna at donnakane.com
Dec. 29, 2016
I was joined this week by Lisa Johnson and Theressa Slind from Saskatoon Public Library to hear their picks for some of the best fiction and non-fiction titles of 2016. The books mentioned (and some we didn’t get around to mentioning!) are: Fiction: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden Barkskins by Annie Proulx The Parcel by Anosh Irani Underground Airlines by Ben Winters The Two of Us by Kathy Page Stranger by David Bergen Do Not Say that We Have Nothing by Madeliene Thien Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Moonglow by Michael Chabon The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis The Wonder by Emma Donaghue The Witches of New York by Ami McKay GRAPHIC NOVEL BONUS!Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and Religious Disobedience in the Bible, by Chester Brown BOOKS I JUDGED “WORTH READING” SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR COVERS [...]
Dec. 29, 2016
I was joined this week by Lisa Johnson and Theressa Slind from Saskatoon Public Library to hear their picks for some of the best fiction and non-fiction titles of 2016. The books mentioned (and some we didn’t get around to mentioning!) are: Fiction: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden Barkskins by Annie Proulx The Parcel by Anosh Irani Underground Airlines by Ben Winters The Two of Us by Kathy Page Stranger by David Bergen Do Not Say that We Have Nothing by Madeliene Thien Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Moonglow by Michael Chabon The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis The Wonder by Emma Donaghue The Witches of New York by Ami McKay GRAPHIC NOVEL BONUS!Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and Religious Disobedience in the Bible, by Chester Brown BOOKS I JUDGED “WORTH READING” SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR COVERS [...]
Dec. 22, 2016
This week, I was joined by Caroline Walker from the McNally Robinson bookstore for suggestions for holiday gift-giving and winter reading. The books she mentioned were: Nonfiction: Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD by Romeo Dallaire 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game by Wendel Clark Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours) by Harold Johnson Fiction: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien The Sellout by Paul Beatty Madder Carmine by Tyler Enfield Russian Dolls: Stories from the Breathing [...]
Dec. 22, 2016
This week, I was joined by Caroline Walker from the McNally Robinson bookstore for suggestions for holiday gift-giving and winter reading. The books she mentioned were: Nonfiction: Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD by Romeo Dallaire 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game by Wendel Clark Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours) by Harold Johnson Fiction: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien The Sellout by Paul Beatty Madder Carmine by Tyler Enfield Russian Dolls: Stories from the Breathing [...]
Dec. 15, 2016
This week, Adrianna Dyksman from the Teen Services Department of the Saskatoon Public Library shared some of her favouite recent YA books, perfect for gift-giving and holiday reading for adults and teens alike!  The full list of titles mentioned, and a few we didn’t have time to discuss: A week of Mondays by Jessica Brody The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan Naked, ‘76 by Kevin Brooks Shooter by Caroline Pignat Pasadena by Sherril Smith The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughn  
Dec. 15, 2016
This week, Adrianna Dyksman from the Teen Services Department of the Saskatoon Public Library shared some of her favouite recent YA books, perfect for gift-giving and holiday reading for adults and teens alike!  The full list of titles mentioned, and a few we didn’t have time to discuss: A week of Mondays by Jessica Brody The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan Naked, ‘76 by Kevin Brooks Shooter by Caroline Pignat Pasadena by Sherril Smith The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughn