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Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 9Jul 19, 2012 | 15:08Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 9 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 9 Jul 19, 2012 | 15:08This year's Canada Reads winner is a memoir about life in the Chilean resistance. Like many teens, Carmen Aguirre pines for a boyfriend and shares secrets with girlfriends. But she also knows how to read letters written in invisible ink and who to call if her parents disappear.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 10Jul 20, 2012 | 16:00Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 10 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 10 Jul 20, 2012 | 16:00Something Fierce won Canada Reads this year. Carmen Aguirre's memoir is about her youth spent in the Chilean resistance movement. At this point in her story, Carmen is torn between wanting to embrace life in the underground and wishing she could lead a more normal existence.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 11Jul 23, 2012 | 16:37Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 11 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 11 Jul 23, 2012 | 16:37Carmen and her family live in Bolivia. It's 1982 and Bolivia is celebrating what they hope is a return to democracy. Carmen is about to turn 15.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 12Jul 24, 2012 | 16:36Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 12 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 12 Jul 24, 2012 | 16:36Carmen and her family had to leave Bolivia and are now in Argentina. The strain of being in the underground and keeping so many secrets is beginning to take its toll.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 13Jul 25, 2012 | 16:07Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 13 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 13 Jul 25, 2012 | 16:07It's 1983. Carmen is living in Argentina and cracks are starting to show in her family's facade.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 14Jul 26, 2012 | 16:20Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 14 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 14 Jul 26, 2012 | 16:20In this episode, Carmen has just passed out of a dark period in her life and is ready to ready to rejoin the world.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 15Jul 27, 2012 | 16:33Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 15 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 15 Jul 27, 2012 | 16:33In episode, Carmen's mother has disappeared and she can't call the authorities or even the neighbours for fear of arrest or worse.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 16Jul 30, 2012 | 16:15Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 16 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 16 Jul 30, 2012 | 16:15In this episode, Carmen is no longer willing to stay protected in Canada. She marries a like-minded friend and goes back to join the resistance in South America.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 17Jul 31, 2012 | 16:16Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 17 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 17 Jul 31, 2012 | 16:16In this episode, Carmen has made the leap from being a child in the movement to being a full-fledged member herself. She just married a friend in the movement and they have their very first assignment.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 18Aug 1, 2012 | 16:13Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 18 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 18 Aug 1, 2012 | 16:13Carmen and her husband are well established in Argentina, running errands for the resistance across the border into Chile. But trouble starts when Carmen's grandmother becomes suspicious of Carmen's activities.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 19Aug 2, 2012 | 16:13Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 19 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 19 Aug 2, 2012 | 16:13At this point, its one month before the referendum in Chile and the police are cracking down on resistance workers. On top of that, Carmen is realizing that while she loves her husband, it's not the kind of love that can sustain a marriage.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 20Aug 3, 2012 | 16:15Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 20 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 20 Aug 3, 2012 | 16:15Although the secret police don't have proof of espionage, they became aware of Carmen's dual identity and she had to flee Argentina to protect herself. In this episode, Carmen finally returns to South America.
Canada Reads - Canada Reads 2013: Author David Bergen reads from "the Age of Hope"Dec 12, 2012 | 4:22Canada Reads Canada Reads 2013: Author David Bergen reads from "the Age of Hope" Audio
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2013: Author David Bergen reads from "the Age of Hope" Dec 12, 2012 | 4:22The Age of Hope is in the running for Canada Reads 2013. Ron MacLean is defending it.
Canada Reads - Canada Reads 2013: Author Jane Urquhart reads from "Away"Dec 12, 2012 | 6:14Canada Reads Canada Reads 2013: Author Jane Urquhart reads from "Away" Audio
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2013: Author Jane Urquhart reads from "Away" Dec 12, 2012 | 6:14Away is in contention for Canada Reads 2013. biographer and historian Charlotte Gray is defending it.
Canada Reads - Canada Reads 2013: Author Hugh MacLennan's friend Douglas Gibson reads from "Two Solitudes"Dec 13, 2012 | 4:40Canada Reads Canada Reads 2013: Author Hugh MacLennan's friend Douglas Gibson reads from "Two Solitudes" Audio
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2013: Author Hugh MacLennan's friend Douglas Gibson reads from "Two Solitudes" Dec 13, 2012 | 4:40The friend and editor reads from Hugh MacLennan's classic work.

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