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Past Episodes: December 2011 Archives

Find some shelter

Blue Sky takes a look at what lies ahead for emergency shelters in Saskatchewan in 2012.

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The civic crystal ball

Blue Sky host Garth Materie chats with city councillors from Regina and Saskatoon about what 2012 holds in store for our two big cities.

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The best books you can borrow (or buy)

What books should you pick up, if you've only got a few days to hunker down and tackle a novel? Book wizard Jenny Ryan has you covered.

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 And here is her complete list of must reads. 

Non-Fiction for Adults
1. *We Bought A Zoo, The Amazing True Story of Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Benjamin Mee
2. Street Gang: A Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis
3. Bossy Pants, Tina Fey
4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and other concerns)? Mindy Kaling
5. I Was Told There Would Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
6. Anything by David Sedaris
7. A Primate's Memoir, Robert Sapolsky:
8. Anything by Bill Bryson
9. The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

10. *My Week With Marilyn, by Colin Clark  

11. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, by Rhoda Janzen

Fiction for Adults
1. Anything by Joe Nesbo
2. The Nightwatch or Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
3 Nobody Cries at Bingo, Dawn Dumont
4 *Never Let Me Go. Kazuo Ishiguro
5. Ragged Company. Richard Wagamese.
6. Anything by CJ Sansom
7. *We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver
8. Turn of Mind, Alice LaPlante
9 Waiting for Joe, Sandra Birdsell
10 Woefield Poultry Collective, Susan Juby
11 Leftovers, Tom Perotta
12 Faithful Place, Tana French
13 Before I Go To Sleep, SJ Watson
14 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
1. David, Mary Hoffman
2. Rotters, Daniel Krauss
3. What Happened to Goodbye. Sarah Dessen
4. Delirium, Lauren Oliver
5. Matched, Ally Condie
6. *Tin Tin, Herge
7. Lost Crown, Sarah Miller
8. *Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
9. Trapped. Michael Northrop
1. *The Borrowers, Mary Norton
2. *War Horse, Michael Morpurgo
3. Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick
4. *The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
* These are the books with recent movies
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