Toronto reads the Canada Reads contenders

Last week, CBC Toronto's Here and Now talked to people who feel a special connection to the Canada Reads 2012 contenders.


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On Monday, January 23, Here and Now host Laura Di Battista spoke with Magdalena Diaz, an Oakville woman whose family fled Chile after the coup of Augusto Pinochet. Laura spoke with her about Carmen Aguirre's memoir, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter.


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On Tuesday, January 24, hockey goalie and author Kevin Sylvester stopped by to discuss Ken Dryden's The Game.



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On Wednesday, January 25, Here and Now spoke with Amnesty International employee Lily Pourzand about Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat. In 1999, Lily's family fled Iran and came to Canada.



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On Thursday, January 26, The Current host Anna Maria Tremonti stopped by to explain why she loved The Tiger and why it's the go-to book she gives her friends and family.



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On Friday, January 27, musician and Toronto Star columnist Greg Quill chatted with Laura about Dave Bidini's On a Cold Road.



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