Monday Oct 5th - Eat, Shrink, Love

Lori Lansens wrote her first novel about conjoined twins. Now, in The Wife's Tale, she takes on the point of view of an obese woman whose life reshapes itself when her husband doesn't come home. The author speaks with Shelagh Rogers about fatness, thin-ness, loneliness and joy.

Also, singer Treasa Levasseur talks about her reading habits while on tour. The song played here is "Help Me Over" from Treasa's album, Low Fidelity. Dave Bidini and Ray Fennelly lament the loss of Pages Books & Magazines in Toronto and Granny Bates Children's Books in St. John's. Aritha Van Herk looks for happy marriages in Canadian writing, and comes across the books The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan and C.S. Richardson's The End of the Alphabet.

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Can someone please direct me to information about the Literary Contest? It closes in Nov. I can't find anything on the website.


kathy MacIntyre

Kathy MacIntyre, October 6, 2009 9:39 PM

The link is:


Tom Howell, October 9, 2009 3:38 PM

First of all I would like to say that Granny Bates will be missed and that independent bookstores certainly are a treasure in a city especially one the size of St. John's with the unique downtown culture here. I am very curious as to why CBC hadn't recognized the well established and incredibly unique independent bookstore on Signal Hill; "The Bookery". Not sure where Ray Fennelly has been over the past two years but it is thoroughly disappointing that he hadn't recognized The Bookery especially in this climate of the box store regime. I really enjoy Sheila Rogers program but I am surprised that in the interview there had been more focus on the efficiency of Chapters bookstore and swilling beer at the Duke than at recognizing and respecting the only independent book store in St. John's... a lament indeed.

Roseanne Barry, October 11, 2009 12:10 AM
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