Cross-Country Bookshelf
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From the cool waters of Waskesiu Lake to the shining sun over Saskatoon, the people of Saskatchewan have long known that this province more than pulls its weight when it comes to literature.

To get the ball rolling, The Afternoon Edition host Craig Lederhouse was joined by Jenny Ryan and Jillian Bell.

Jenny Ryan, a transplanted Ontarian living in Saskatoon, is a young adult librarian, a writer and an improv artist with the comedy troupe The No-No's. Rarely able to make up her mind (which makes choosing a list of 10 books difficult) she is both a lover and a fighter, dividing her time between bitter and sweet.

Jillian Bell is co-executive director of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group. She is perhaps even better known as "The Book Chick" on Regina Community Radio. Jillian has a love of reading and radio which makes her the perfect panelist for the Cross-Country Book Shelf.

Top 5 Finalists

For the Love of Strangers Brenda Niskala Regina's Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography edited by Lorne Beug, Anne Campbell, and Jeannie Mah The Art of Salvage Leona Theis Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park David McLennan Sour Milk & Other Saskatchewan Crime Stories Barb Pacholik and Jana G. Pruden
Blood Upon our Land: the Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier Maxine Trottier Everett Baker's Saskatchewan: Portraits of an Era Bill Waiser Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont Joseph Boyden A Hunter's Confession David Carpenter Wood Mountain Poems Andrew Suknaski

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