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Book/Author: February 2013 Archives

The Bravest Canadian - Fritz Peters VC

SamMcBrideBook2013.jpgSam McBride is that author of a book about Islander, Fritz Peters, who's been referred to as "The Bravest Canadian". McBride has traveled from BC to receive a heritage award from PEI's Museum and Heritage Board. We'll talk to him about his book titled "The Bravest Canadian - Fritz Peters VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars."

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Madeleine Thien - Dogs At The Perimeter

Madeleine Thien Book 3.jpgAward winning author Madeleine Thien is on PEI as part of the Winter's Tales series. She's a writer, primarily of short stories and novels. Her books have been released in over a dozen languages. And her most recent novel Dogs At The Perimeter is a Globe and Mail best book. That's the book Karen and Madeleine focused on when she stopped into the studio.

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New Blonde Anne Causes Stir Amongst Fans

Blonde Anne 3.jpgA newly released boo, Anne of Green Gables is actually three in one. Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. It's put out by the self-publishing arm of bookseller Amazon.com. And according to the hundreds of comments on websites and blogs, this woman looks nothing like the fictional girl Anne. She's leaning back against what might be a haybale, wearing a plaid shirt, she's buxom and - did I mention - blonde. Josie Leavitt brought this to people's attention through her Publisher's Weekly blog about children's books. I reached Josie Leavitt at her Flying Pig Bookstore in Vermont.

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