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THE INTERVIEWS: Roy MacGregor | "The Afterlife of Birds" | Brian Brennan on Winnifred Eaton Reeve

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Daybreak Alberta host Chris dela Torre spoke with Roy MacGregor, bestselling author, award-winning newspaper contributer, and Officer in the Order of Canada. His latest book -- his 50th -- is an ode to a well-loved Canadian pastime. In Canoe Country: The Making of Canada, MacGregor argues that Canada literally would not exist without the canoe. The book is newly published by Random House Canada.

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Daybreak's Alberta books columnist Angie Abdou brought us her review of the debut novel from Alberta poet, Elizabeth Philips. The Afterlife of Birds tells the story of a man fascinated with bird skeletons - a story perhaps meant to articulate a larger narrative about our own obsessions. Angie is a bestselling author in her own right and assistant professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University.

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In Part 2 of his 'Rogues and Rebels' series, writer and historian Brian Brennan told us about Winnifred Eaton Reeve -- a bestselling author who, for decades, pretended to be Japanese for the sake of her career. Brennan is joining us every Sunday in September to profile a different Alberta-based subject from his book Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters From Canada's West.

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