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Wednesday December 11, 2013

On Wednesday's podcast,

  • Canada Post has announced it plans to cut home delivery service and is increasing the price of stamps in order to survive, we get reaction and take calls from listeners.
  • Michael Hare owner of Owl's Nest books in Calgary and longtime Edmonton bookseller Laurie Greenwood take calls from listeners about books. Click on Read more below for their list of book suggestions.
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Michael Hare of Owl's Nest Books suggestions

LUMINARIES, Eleanor Catton, Booker prize winning novel set in mid nineteenth century New Zealand during the Gold Rush.

CROOKED MAID, Dan Vyleta, Giller short-listed novel chronicling the struggles of citizens in post WWII Vienna  

UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13 B, Teresa Toten, young adult novel profiling the angst of a teenage boy's first love while coping with an obsessive compulsive disorder.

GANGSTA GRANNY, David Walliams, an eleven year old boy finds there is more to his grandmother than 'meets the eye'.

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT,  Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers, a young man try's to find a way to satisfy all his disgruntled crayons.

BEATLES  THE BBC ARCHIVES, Kevin Howlett, reprints of archival documents accompanied by an oversized book of previously unpublished interviews and rare photos.

AN ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO EARTH,  Chris Hadfield, inspiring story of one man's journey towards becoming a commander of the International Space Station. 

Suggestions from Bookseller Laurie Greenwood 

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
The Orenda, Joseph Boyden
100 Year old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappered, Jonas Jonasson
The War That Ended Peace, Margaret MacMillan
Lawrence in Arabia, Scott Anderson

Listener suggestions:
Rosina The Midwife by Jessica Kluthe 
Flint and Feather by Pauline Johnson, and Tales of an Empty Cabin by Grey Owl
An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
Ill Wind" by Kevin J Anderson and Doug Beason. 
A Brave New World Aldous Huxley

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