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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 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 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 8Jul 18, 2012 | 15:14Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 8 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 8 Jul 18, 2012 | 15:14In today's reading of Something Fierce, Bolivia has a new government and security on the streets is even tighter. For a young girl with her first boyfriend, life is both frightening and exciting.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 7Jul 17, 2012 | 15:31Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 7 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 7 Jul 17, 2012 | 15:31At this point in her life, Carmen craves the peace she's found visiting her grandparents in Chile. But now she and her sister must leave Chile and go back to Bolivia and the resistance to join their mother and stepfather, Bob.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 6Jul 16, 2012 | 15:57Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 6 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 6 Jul 16, 2012 | 15:57We're continuing Carmen Aguirre's story about growing up in a revolutionary family in Vancouver and South America.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 5Jul 13, 2012 | 15:23Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 5 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 5 Jul 13, 2012 | 15:23Carmen is beginning to feel comfortable in Bolivia, until she hears the adults talking about Operation Condor.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 4Jul 12, 2012 | 14:44Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 4 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 4 Jul 12, 2012 | 14:44In this installment, Carmen and her family slipped out of Peru to avoid the secret police and are now living in Bolivia.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 3Jul 11, 2012 | 15:28Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 3 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 3 Jul 11, 2012 | 15:28In this installment of Something Fierce, Carmen's mother and stepfather take Carmen and her sister on a reconnaissance hike through the Andes mountains.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 2Jul 10, 2012 | 15:37Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 2 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 2 Jul 10, 2012 | 15:37When she was eleven, Carmen Aguirre and her family left the safety of Vancouver to return to South America and life in the Chilean resistance. Her memoir about those years is called Something Fierce and it won Canada Reads 2012.
Canada Reads - CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 1Jul 9, 2012 | 15:33Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 1 Audio
Canada Reads CBC Books presents a reading of "Something Fierce:" Episode 1 Jul 9, 2012 | 15:33This summer we're featuring this year's Canada Reads winning book. "Something Fierce: Memoirs of A Revolutionary Daughter" is the true story of a Chilean family in the resistance against Augusto Pinochet. Here's author Carmen Aguirre reading the opening scene from Something Fierce.

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