Winter books: Grab your paper and sharpen your pencil, it's time for Checkup's annual Winter book show.
Help compile our winter list of good reading ...fiction, non-fiction, classic, modern ...whatever book captured your attention.
With guest host Susan McReynolds.
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Today is our day to put together a winter book list. The idea is simple enough. You, the listener, are asked to give us a call and tell us what you have been
reading. Any book with sufficient depth, or novelty, or style, that has made an impression on you. A book you have liked - so much - that it is the kind of book
you would like others to know about, and to read.
Novels, short stories, current books and old ones, classics, children's books - books for the classroom, the home, the study or the vacation spot ...even
reference books. All we would like is that the book moved or pleased you - that it was compelling in some way - and that you feel others would like to hear of
it, or at least hear of your response to it. This is one of the joys of books - that we like to hear someone else's response to a book we ourselves have read.
We have some guests invited to give their titles - writers all. But mainly it's you. We'd like to get a good number of people on the show, so we will ask you
keep your recommendations to one. What's the book? What's the reason you liked it? And why do you think others will? It's that simple.
Tell us about a book - old or new, bestseller or forgotten joy - that you've read and really liked. We'll be making a list as we go along of these titles, and
when they have been compiled and titles and authors vigorously checked by our mighty research staff, you can get the list from our website at the end of the week
Our question today: "What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading?"
I'm Susan McReynolds ...on CBC Radio One ...and on Sirius XM, satellite radio channel 169 ...this is Cross Country Checkup.
- Barbara Kay
Montreal-based columnist with the National Post newspaper and author of A Cultural Memoir and Other Essays and with Aruna Papp Unworthy Creature: A Punjabi Daughter's Memoir.
- Stephen Henighan
Essayist, novelist and short story writer, teaches Spanish American literature in the School of Languages and Literatures, University of Guelph. His books include: a recent essay titled: A Green Reef: The Impact of Climate Change and the forthcoming Sandino's Nation: Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2012 (due out in April 2014).
- Tarek Fatah
Toronto Sun columnist and radio host on CFRB Newstalk 1010. Author of
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State and
The Jew is Not My Enemy. Co-founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress.
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