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February 2011

Exploring The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 5

CBC Books is all about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of......

Exploring The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 4

CBC Books is all about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of......

Exploring The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 3

CBC Books is all about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of......

Exploring The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 2

CBC Books is all about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of......

Exploring The Best Laid Plans: Prologue and Chapter One

CBC Books is about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of one......

Book clubs: Win a visit from Terry Fallis

Canada Reads-winning author Terry Fallis loves visiting book clubs. He even visited one the evening it was announced that his debut novel, The Best Laid Plans, was crowned the Canada Reads 2011 champion. We want to celebrate Terry's love of......

Terry Fallis on Fresh Air

If you and your book club want to tackle The Best Laid Plans, now is your chance! CBC Books is running a contest for book clubs across the country: win a visit from author Terry Fallis. The lucky book club......

Terry Fallis on The National

If you and your book club want to tackle The Best Laid Plans, now is your chance! CBC Books is running a contest for book clubs across the country: win a visit from author Terry Fallis. The lucky book club......

Brian Francis reflects on the noise of Canada Reads

It's been a scant two years since my book was on the Canada Reads list and I already feel like I'm a generation away from this year's debates. [In cranky elderly man's voice] "In my day, the public wasn't involved.......

Ali Velshi and Terry Fallis on Q

If you and your book club want to tackle The Best Laid Plans, now is your chance! CBC Books is running a contest for book clubs across the country: win a visit from author Terry Fallis. The lucky book club......

Day Three: The Best Laid Plans wins Canada Reads!

We have a winner!The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis has been crowned the winner of Canada Reads 2011! You could win a visit for your book club from Terry Fallis! Become a CBC Books Member and enter to win.......

Day Two: The Bone Cage goes down for the count

Welcome to Canada Reads Day Two: Tuesday, February 8. The debate was streamed across the country at 10:06 a.m. ET. Sign up for an email reminder to join us Wednesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. for the final debate. A......

Day One: Essex County eliminated from Canada Reads

Welcome to the Canada Reads live stream and live chat for Canada Reads Day One: Monday, February 7. The debate was streamed across the country at 10:06 a.m. ET. Sign up for an email reminder to join us Tuesday, February......

It's showtime for Canada Reads!

Today, Canada Reads 2011 begins. Five panelists will battle for five books. But only one can come out on top. Are you ready to listen? Would you rather watch? How about watch and chat at the same time? There are......

Final words from the Canada Reads in-house defenders

Well, folks, here we are. On Monday morning, our steadfast Canada Reads defenders will turn the reins over to the celebrity panelists. From there, it will be three days of live, no-holds-barred fighting. So, as they say their goodbyes, the......

Podcast: Lorne Cardinal defends Unless

Our preview chats with panelists started on the East Coast. We've crossed the country to end with a panelist who makes his home on the West Coast, actor Lorne Cardinal. He's best known for his role as police officer Davis......

The Great Northwest explores the Canada Reads books

CBC's morning show in Thunder Bay, Ontario, The Great Northwest, decided to take the celebrity out of Canada Reads. They asked five ordinary people in the community to read this year's Canada Reads contenders. But there was a catch:......

Designer C.S. Richardson sheds light on the cover of Unless

Editor's note: We asked C.S Richardson, the man responsible for the cover design of Unless, to shed some light on why he chose such a simple design and what it says about the story Carol Shields chose to tell.  ......

Listen to resident blogger Brian Francis on Here and Now

Author Brian Francis has been sharing his thoughts on the Canada Reads contenders all season long. Who better to give CBC listeners the inside track on which book may triumph next week during the debates? Yesterday afternoon, Brian stopped by......

Brian Francis ponders Unless

At the Canada Reads launch, Carol Shields's daughter, Anne Giardini (who is also a writer), said that she had an interesting story about Unless and if people wanted to ask her about it, she would tell it to them. I......

Listen to the Canada Reads authors' Airplay interviews

Throughout the Canada Reads campaign, authors Jeff Lemire, Angie Abdou, Ami McKay, Terry Fallis and Anne Giardini (on behalf of her mother, Carol Shields) spoke to CBC regional stations across the country. Airplay is the afternoon show in Whitehorse.......

Anne Giardini reflects on Unless

Unless was published in 2002 when my mother, Carol Shields, was in the final stages of breast cancer. As the story of a daughter lost to her mother, Unless is a mirror of my experience — a daughter who has......
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