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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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  • Monday April 06, 2015

    From "A Body Like a Little Nut" in By the Book by Diane Schoemperlen

    Waubgeshig Rice, Diane Schoemperlen

    The legacy of tragedy in a family, a book of stories and pictures inspired by a 19th-century manual for Italians emigrating to the new world, and a Canadian counterpart to a classic of Latin American literature. In this episode, fictional worlds that are worlds apart.

    Posted: Apr 06, 2015 2:15 PM
    Last Updated: Apr 12, 2015 10:54 AM
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