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 Recommendations: Wolf 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 Recommendations: The 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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