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Book Talk

IFOA 2013

0800 Fresh Air's resident "page turners"---Erin Balser from CBC Books and editor/publicist/columnist Becky Toyne---came in to talk about the International Festival of Authors and its Ontario outreach project.
Listen audio (runs 7:36)
There's always plenty to "read" at both the CBC Books and Becky's websites.

Hot Autumn Books

Fresh Air's book panel---Becky Toyne and Erin Balser----joined Mary Ito to talk about their picks for fall reading.
Have a listen audio (runs 7:22)
And be sure to visit Becky's website for more book thoughts and insights.
You can also follow Becky on Twitter

The Great Gatsby...and Co. was a book. Then came the film adaptations...the most famous starring starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. However, it's worth remembering that F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" isn't alone in evoking that heady period that was the United States in the early 1920s. Fresh Air's book panel---Becky Toyne and Erin Balser---joined Karen to offer a guide to OTHER books that reflect that era.
Listen audio (runs 10:09)

Becky and Erin's recommendations:

Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (2012)
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (2011)
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (2013)
Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald by R. Clifton Spargo (2013)

There's always good "reading" at the CBC Books website.
And for more on Becky's literary activities, visit HER website