Books: May 2013 Archives
Sunday May 19, 2013
Bestselling novelist Douglas Kennedy has just come out with his eleventh novel. It's called Five Days, and it explores life's regrets - and second chances.
The story takes place in Maine, where 42-year-old Laura has spent her whole life. She works as a hospital radiographer, but she's finding herself less able to ignore the daily reminders of her own mortality. Her husband is out of work and is emotionally withdrawn. Her son is in college and her daughter will leave home soon. And she's questioning her choices in life.
Then, at a five-day medical conference, she meets a man, they connect, and she's faced with the kind of life she might have had.
Douglas Kennedy's previous work has been translated into 22 languages. He lives part-time in Montreal.
Sunday May 12, 2013
The Spanish language is the world's second most spoken language. It's the official language of 21 countries, and the unofficial second language of the U.S. But it's neither of the offical languages of Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow.
They're the co-authors of a new book - a "biography" of the language - called The Story of Spanish.
Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow are partners in life, as well as in languages.
Julie is originally from Ontario, and Jean-Benoit is from Sherbrooke. Together, they've written the best-selling book Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong,
followed by The Story of French. Now they turn their attention to the language of Cervantes.
Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow join Sonalie Karnick to tell us a bit of that story.
Sunday May 12, 2013
The boys of summer are back - on the field and off. There's the baseball movie about Jackie Robinson, 42 : it had the highest opening weekend ever for a baseball movie. But the real baseball boom is coming soon to bookstores: 15 new baseball books will be out, even before the all-star break.
To help you pick among them, Erin Balser from CBC Books steps up to the plate with three recommendations: The Might Have Been by Joseph Schuster, Whenever I Wind Up by R.A. Dickey, and Color Blind by Tom Dunkel.
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- Sat., 26 – Author Kim Thuy part of CBC's Human Library
- December 2012
- Sun., 9 – Erin Balser: Best of 2012 books
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- Sun., 28 – John Ralston Saul's "Dark Diversions"
- Sat., 27 – Erin Balser: spooky Halloween reads
- Sat., 27 – C.S. Richardson: The Emperor of Paris
- Sun., 21 – Alix Ohlin's "Inside"
- Sat., 13 – The Cookbook Club launch
- Sat., 13 – Burma: Rivers of Flavor
- Sat., 13 – Modern Flavours of Arabia
- Sun., 7 – Jonathan Goldstein turns 40
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- Sat., 23 – "The Sweet Sixteen", a true Canadian story
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- Sat., 28 – Peter Hobbs: In the Orchard, the Swallows
- Sun., 22 – 1000 awesome things
- Sat., 21 – Mmmm....La Tartine Gourmande
- Sat., 21 – Howard Shrier's new crime novel Boston Cream
- Sun., 15 – Freedom Climbers of Poland
- Sat., 14 – Spring cleaning for books
- Sat., 7 – David McGimpsey talks about Li'l Bastard