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The Next Chapter's summer schedule

Summer means a change in the CBC Radio schedule! Here's when you can tune into The Next Chapter from June 25 to Sept. 1, 2018.

Full episode: July 16, 2018

Wayne Johnston, Gurjinder Basran, Grace O'Connell & Linda Spalding talk to Shelagh Rogers about their latest books.

The real family history that inspired Linda Spalding's new novel

Linda Spalding speaks about her latest novel, A Reckoning, which is the sequel to her Governor General's Literary Award-winning novel The Purchase.

Wayne Johnston on how one wrong thing can ruin your whole life

The Newfoundland-based author discusses his latest book, First Snow, Last Night.
Roadtrip Reads

Why Treasa Levasseur loved The Gallery of Lost Species by Nina Berkhout

In the latest instalment of her road trip series, the musician and TNC columnist talks about a novel set in the National Art Gallery in Ottawa.

Why Grace O'Connell wrote about strained family relationships and a crisis situation

The Toronto-based author discusses the inspiration behind her novel Be Ready for the Lightning.

How losing a parent inspired Gurjinder Basran's latest novel

The B.C. author reflects on writing her sophomore novel, Someone You Love is Gone, which is about a young woman who loses her mother.

Why Terra Lightfoot loves this book about the music industry and goblin roadtrips

The musician speaks about her love for Jamie Tennant's novel The Captain of Kinnoull Hill.

Adam Gopnik gets intimate about his marriage in his new memoir

There are two great loves described in Adam Gopnik's new memoir: his wife Martha and New York City.
Proust Questionnaire

Lynn Crosbie on what perfect happiness means

The author of poetry collection The Corpses of the Future takes the classic Q&A.

If you liked Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, you'll love...

Columnist Aparita Bhandari on why Everything Was Goodbye by Gurjinder Basran is the perfect Canadian companion to Balli Kaur Jaswal's playful novel.

Why Joanne Proulx wanted to explore an unravelling marriage in her most recent novel

We All Love the Beautiful Girls explores how a married couple responds when they suffer both financial and personal losses one fateful winter evening.
Bedside Books

Why singer-songwriter Andrea Ramolo is inspired by this book about wild women

The member of the folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane loves Clarissa Pinkola Estés' book Women Who Run with the Wolves.

How Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott began building their empire at seven years old

The TV stars speak with Shelagh Rogers about their memoir, It Takes Two.
The Next Chapter

How Michael Redhill created a different kind of doppelgänger story

The author speaks about his Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated novel Bellevue Square.

Full episode: July 14, 2018

Adam Gopnik, Joanne Proulx, Lynn Crosbie talk to Shelagh Rogers about their new books.

Why Suzette Mayr set out to write a horror novel

The author discusses the inspiration behind her latest novel, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall.

Candy Palmater on the freedom that comes with letting go of books

The comedian speaks with Shelagh Rogers about her love of collecting books — and how she cut her collection in half.

Why award-winning poet Steven Heighton keeps returning to Mavis Gallant

The author explains why he keeps rereading The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant.

Why singer-songwriter Louise Burns can't stop reading this book about the pop music machine

The musician explores the world of pop through John Seabrook's book The Song Machine.

Full episode: July 9, 2018

HGTV's Property Brothers, Suzette Mayr and Candy Palmater talk to Shelagh Rogers.

How Rupi Kaur pushed through writer's block to create her second collection of poems

The author discusses and reads from her latest poetry collection, the sun and her flowers.

How 1960s California and the male gaze inspired Eliza Robertson's debut novel

The author explores the inspiration and themes behind her latest book, Demi-Gods.
Reading List

The powerful stories Jen Sookfong Lee found in writing from immigrant women

The Next Chapter columnist shares two books by immigrant women that explore what it means to start a new life in a new country.
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Zoey Leigh Peterson on her oddest job

The author opens up about the time she did landscaping for her father.