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  • Monday May 25, 2015

    Neil Smith, Michael Jackson's Dangerous

    This week on The Next Chapter: playing with the classic coming-of-age storyline. We have a 'never-coming-of-age" novel about a 13-year-old protagonist who has already died, poetry about growing up Sikh in Canada, and a book about Michael Jackson's coming-of-age record "Dangerous".

    Posted: May 25, 2015 4:52 PM
    Last Updated: May 25, 2015 12:01 AM
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Past Episodes

  • Monday May 18, 2015

    Cover of No Known Grave

    Dan Rubinstein, if you liked "The Girl on the Train"...

    Columnist Jo Saul on a Canadian thriller that matches Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train for riveting suspense. Plus star-crossed lovers and scandal in a Trinidadian village, and Shelagh catches up with an author who shares the joy of walking.

    Posted: May 18, 2015 3:41 PM
    Last Updated: May 18, 2015 12:05 AM
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  • Monday May 11, 2015

    "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

    Emily St. John Mandel, Russell Smith, Sara Gruen

    Emily St. John Mandel's latest novel, "Station Eleven", has been a runaway success this year. Russell Smith's new collection of short stories, "Confidence", showcases his polished, brazen voice and incisive insights into urban life. Shelagh speaks with both of them this week. Plus, bestselling author Sara Gruen answers the Proust Questionnaire.

    Posted: May 11, 2015 3:51 PM
    Last Updated: May 11, 2015 12:20 AM
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  • Friday May 01, 2015

    "Sweetland" by Michael Crummey

    David Usher, Arleen Paré

    In this episode, the musician and entrepreneur David Usher reveals how to unlock your creativity. Later, Shelagh speaks with Arleen Paré, who started writing poems in her fifties and later won a Governor General's Award. Plus, Randy Boyagoda on literary prize culture and the merits of reading hyperlocally.

    Posted: May 01, 2015 10:05 AM
    Last Updated: May 01, 2015 10:46 AM
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  • Monday April 27, 2015

    "Based on a True Story" by Elizabeth Renzetti

    Women in Clothes, Bruce McCulloch

    Celebrity glitz, a polished outfit, the stuff we put on display. This week on The Next Chapter, we peel back the glossy veneer and explore what's really underneath it all.

    Posted: Apr 27, 2015 4:51 PM
    Last Updated: Apr 27, 2015 12:14 AM
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  • Monday April 20, 2015

    "The Evening Chorus" by Helen Humphreys

    Helen Humphreys, Bubba's Book Club

    Birdwatching in a prisoner of war camp. That's the unusual kernel at the heart of Helen Humphreys' new novel "The Evening Chorus". In this episode, Shelagh speaks with Helen as well as a chorus of Canadian musicians who are also voracious readers: Tom Cochrane, Treasa Levasseur, and Neil Peart.

    Posted: Apr 20, 2015 2:06 PM
    Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015 12:00 AM
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  • Monday April 13, 2015

    "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin

    David Sax, Jamie Kennedy

    What draws you in more: trendy foods or timeless, authentic tastes? In this episode, Shelagh goes from one end of the food spectrum to the other, from sexy, ubiquitous cupcakes to classic slow-simmered tomato sauce. Plus, Ing Wong-Ward serves up a Canadian alternative to the hugely popular "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother."

    Posted: Apr 13, 2015 2:47 PM
    Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015 3:58 PM
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