Feb 7, 2013 | 8:15Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Richard Wagamese, "Indian Horse" Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Richard Wagamese, "Indian Horse" Feb 7, 2013 | 8:15Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese is representing British Columbia and the North for Canada Reads. It's being championed by Olympic wrestler Carol Huynh in the debates that begin next week. At our Toronto Celebrates Canada Reads event, our champion for the book was Don Kelly. He hosted CBC's program Trailbreakers, about aboriginal leaders in different fields. That made him the perfect person to talk to CBC host Mary Ito about Saul Indian Horse, the aboriginal hockey player who is the centre of Richard Wagamese' novel.
Jun 17, 2014 | 8:25Here and Now Toronto Book Club: The Phantom's Gold Audio
Here and Now Toronto Book Club: The Phantom's Gold Jun 17, 2014 | 8:25A pilot program in two Regent Park schools has partnered a neighbourhood author with students to encourage literacy skills. Eric Murphy is the author of the program's chosen book, The Phantom's Gold, and he joined Here and Now to talk about it.
Feb 4, 2013 | 7:02Canada Reads Toronto Reads: "February" by Lisa Moore Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: "February" by Lisa Moore Feb 4, 2013 | 7:02The chilly weather is perfect for curling up with a good book. Last Friday night we curled up with FIVE worthy novels -- the contenders in the Canada Reads debates, which are just around the corner. We've got some special insight into the books from people who know the terrain of each novel. Here is CBC Radio 2 host Tom Power, a native of St. John's, talking about the Atlantic contender in Canada Reads. It's Lisa Moore's novel February. The novel captures life after the Ocean Ranger oil rig went down thirty one years ago, claiming 84 lives.
Feb 5, 2013 | 6:29Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Hugh McLellan, "Two Solitudes" Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Hugh McLellan, "Two Solitudes" Feb 5, 2013 | 6:29On today's edition of Toronto Reads, we hear from Radio-Canada's Yves-Gérard Mehou-Loko. The onetime Quebec resident talked about Hugh McLennan's Two Solitudes. The 1945 novel explores what it means to be both English and French. Mehou-Loko began by reading from the book.
Feb 6, 2013 | 7:24Canada Reads Toronto Reads: David Bergen's "The Age of Hope" Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: David Bergen's "The Age of Hope" Feb 6, 2013 | 7:24Don't have time to read all the books in this year's Canada Reads? No worries, we've got an abridged edition coming up. Investigative Reporter Diana Swain looks into the novel from Manitoba and surprises herself with what she finds in David Bergen's novel "The Age of Hope."