The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


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The Next Chapter has a feature called "If you liked that, you'll love this..." where our columnists match an international book to a Canadian alternative. We want to hear your suggestions!

3 books that helped Susan Juby examine feminism today

The columnist reviews Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman, F-Bomb by Lauren McKeon and One Day We'll All be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul.

Margie Wolfe on the story of a sisterly bond even the Holocaust couldn't break

The book publisher shares the story of how her mother and aunt survived the Holocaust in a new picture book.

Why if you liked Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries, you'll enjoy Steven Price's By Gaslight

Columnist Donna Bailey Nurse talks about how both are big books that give big experiences.
Bedside Books

How Half-Breed by Maria Campbell connected musician Nick Ferrio to his grandmother

The songwriter recently read and loved Maria Campbell’s memoir Half-breed.

How a surrealist painter helped Heidi Sopinka understand aging women

Her debut novel, The Dictionary of Animal Languages, features an artist in her 90s who is illustrating a glossary of animal sounds.

How the death of her parents inspired poet Catherine Graham to turn to fiction

Quarry follows Caitlin, an only child whose life shifts dramatically when she learns her mother is dying.

Why Lorri Neilsen Glenn explores her family's history in Following the River

The author looks into her family history and her Cree-Métis ancestry via the tragic death of her great-grandmother.

Why Tom Rachman wanted to explore the art world in his latest novel

The author of The Italian Teacher openly discusses longstanding myths about the arts.

Why Ven Begamudré's memoir about his family's history is a mix of poetry, fiction, photos & journal entries

Extended Families: A Memoir of India is a nominee for a 2018 Saskatchewan Book Award for Regina Public Library Book of the Year.

Why journalist Katherine Ashenburg wanted to explore the nature of female friendships in her debut novel

The author of Sofie & Cecilia talks about blurring the line between fiction and nonfiction.
Bedside Books

Why IsKwé loved Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids

The Juno Award-nominated artist reads the work of another musician.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Tyrell Johnson loves Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle

The author of The Wolves of Winter talks about the story he rereads, but never gets old.

Billy-Ray Belcourt on the meditative power of prose

The Cree poet and scholar on his debut poetry book.

Kim Fu explores the trappings of girlhood in The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

Kim Fu on exploring what happens when summer camp takes a dark turn in her novel The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore.

Rachel Rose discusses the internal conflict she faced writing her book The Dog Lover Unit

Rachel Rose on her book about police dogs and their handlers.

Victor Dwyer on why The Mother Zone is a must-read if you liked The Perfect Nanny

Columnist Victor Dwyer on why Marni Jackson's The Mother Zone is a Canadian counterpart for Leila Slimani's The Perfect Nanny.

Listen to the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter

Cherie Dimaline, Mark Sakamoto, Omar El Akkad, Sharon Bala and Craig Davidson join Shelagh Rogers before the Canada Reads debates, which take place March 26-29, 2018.

Listeners shares the perfect Canadian alternatives to classic reads

Listeners Anjula Gogia and Dick Bourgeois-Doyle call in with their "If you liked this, you'll love that" recommendations.
Bedside Books

Montreal-based musician Samito on the power of silence

The Mozambican-Canadian songwriter and music producer on why Erling Kagge's book Silence: In the Age of Noise struck a chord with him.

Nathan Ripley on portraying serial killers in his novel Find You in the Dark

Naben Ruthnum, aka Nathan Ripley, discusses his debut thriller.

Pauline Dakin spent her childhood on the run — and shares the unbelievable story in her new memoir

The journalist and author writes about a childhood spent fleeing from the Mob in Run, Hide, Repeat.

Aparita Bhandari on 3 books that capture the complexities of life in Scarborough

Columnist Aparita Bhandari on Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez, Brother by David Chariandy and That Time I Loved You by Carianne Leung.
Bedside Books

Why Kingston-based musician Will Hunter says True North by Bernie Finkelstein hits home

Musician Will Hunter of the band Kasador on Bernie Finkelstein's memoir.

Randall Maggs reflects on the legacy of hockey goaltender Terry Sawchuk

A reprise of The Next Chapter's interview with Randall Maggs about his award-winning poetry collection, Night Work: The Terry Sawchuk Poems.