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A look at the Bookers

Handing out prizes. We take a look at the Booker Prize shortlist and ahead to the Gillers with books columnist Robert Wiersema.

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Rob Wiersema's summer reading

Catching up on his reading. Books columnist Rob Wiersema is back on Tuesdays this season. We kick things off with a chat about what he's been reading this summer including his Murakami marathon.

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Rumours of a new Harry Potter

Books columnist is here to talk about a new Harry Potter story and the news that Jim Munro is handing his book store over to four senior employees. Listen to the interview (runs 10:00)
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Jim Munro retires

Handing over the key. Jim Munro of Munro's Books is retiring, but the store isn't going anywhere. The independent bookstore champion is doing something not often heard of in the business world. We hear from him.

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An early American same sex marriage

As modern debates continue over same sex marriage, a Victoria academic takes us back to the early 19th century and the story of a same-sex marriage in early America

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Summer reading list

Setting up the summer reads. Rob Wiersema has suggestions of what he thinks are worthy of "take on vacation" status.

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The Leftovers by Tom Perotta

Based on a True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill

The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy (lead singer with the Decembrists)

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

Human Solutions by Avi Silberstein

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood - (edited) by Kerry Clare

All works by Haruki Murakami 

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No Relation by Terry Fallis

Being mistaken for someone else. Rob Wiersema looks at a new book by Best Laid Plans author Terry Fallis
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Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling's The Silkworm

Writing about more than wizards. Today on Beyond the Bestseller the second book by Robert Galbraith, the pseudonym for J.K Rowling.
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Bill Gaston keeps it short

Island writer Bill Gaston is releasing a new collection of short stories. Our books columnist Rob Wiersema checks out 'Juliet was a Surprise'

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The Fault in Our Stars

Reading the book before the movie. Today on Beyond the Bestseller, Rob Wiersema, tells us why there is so much excitement about The Fault in Our Stars.
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