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Terry Punch Awarded/ 2010 Top Book Picks

Terry Punch Awarded:  Today, Terry Punch, our resident genealogist, was on the show, but not for the phone-in.  On Thursday, Punch was named to the Order of Canada.  We got his reaction to this great honour and we also heard a bit of his story.  He told us where his interest in genealogy began, some of his research successes and about his own roots.

2010 Top Book Picks:  On the phone-in, Colleen Kitts, a freelance broadcaster and Paul MacDougall, an instructor in Health Studies at Cape Breton University and a writer, shared the books they loved reading in 2010 and you called in with yours.

Collen Kitts's Book RecommendationsWolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel; Alice Monroe's Best: Selected Stories, by Alice Monroe; Mini Shopaholic: A Novel, by Sophie Kinsella; Going Fast, by Elaine McCluskey; The Warrior Series, by Erin Hunter; Flock of Shoes, by Sarah Tsiang

Colleen Kitts also recommends the website Mousetraps and the Moon for kid picks.

Paul MacDougall's Book RecommendationsThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (series), by Stieg Larsson; Stone's Fall, by Iain Pears; Each Man's Son, by Hugh MacLennan; The Boy Who Dared, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne; The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

The Books You Loved to Read in 2010:  Fob Doc, by Ray Wiss; "Distinction Earned": Cape Breton's Boxing Legends 1946-1966, Paul MacDougall; Millions of Souls, by Philip Riteman and Mireille Baulu-MacWillie; Imperium, Robert Harris (the first book in Harris's trilogy; the second book is Lustrum; another book by Robert Harris that was recommended is The Ghost); Spat the Dummy, Ed Macdonald; Elizabeth Lefort: Canada's Artist in Wool, by Daniel Doucet; Many Shades of Green, by Deny Dallaire; Thai Die, by Monica Ferris; Room, by Emma Donoghue; The Ancestor's Tale, by Richard Dawkins


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