Feb. 22-28, 2010
Friday February 19, 2010
- Kayla Perrin and Pamela Yaye on romance writing and teenage love.
- Rebecca Eckler and Erica Ehm respond to our French Questioner. Their book is The Mischievous Mom at the Art Gallery.
- Fictional therapist Jo Saul recommends Swamp Angel, by Ethel Wilson.
- Actor Sheila McCarthy is reading Denis Leary's Why We Suck and Alice Munro's Too Much Happiness.
- Cape Breton author Frank Macdonald on his Impac-winning novel, A Forest for Calum.
Music used in the broadcast episode:
Caribou, "Bees", The Milk of Human Kindness
Amanda Martinez, "Amor", Amor.
Kid Koala, "Roll Credits", Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Fluid Rouge, "Suitcase", Fluid Rouge
TNC Piano Orchestra, "It Had to Be You" and "La Marseillaise"
Previous Comments (5)
I read A Forest for Calum when it was first published and have been making people read it ever since - especially people "from away" who often have difficulty understanding the Maritime people/lifestyle and the Scotch roots of the culture. It's on my shelf next to The Master's Wife.Heather, February 22, 2010 6:42 PM
I've read Kayla Perrin's works and one of the best things about her work is that when you read her books the characters can be ANY color and EVERY CULTURE will enjoy her books. She is wonderful!
I'm in NC and yes I can get both the authors and I Love them both! Loved the interview and needed the advice for writing.
Thanks for writing, Heather. The amount of goodwill surrounding Frank Macdonald is extraordinary.
A Forest for Calum is one of those rare books that provokes a campaigning attitude in its readers, who often become determined to spread the word about it. We were very glad to get Frank on the show, even all these years after its publication. Maybe it'll catch the attention of the Canada Reads people!
Jo, great to hear from a U.S. fan of these Canadian writers. Glad to hear you enjoyed the interview. We're currently hoping to persuade Kayla and Pam to return to The Next Chapter to do some book reviews for us.Tom Howell, February 23, 2010 2:02 PM
After having read A Forest for Calum, it moved me with a warm and peaceful homesick feeling. This is a book that everyone should read, it is a great loss to those who haven't. Last summer,I had the good fortune to catch the talented Frank Macdonald acting as preacher in a one act play. That same night I was treated again to a humouros one act play written by himself called Her Wake. I still break out with laughter every time I think about it. Frank Macdonald is a prolific writer, and to meet him is an experience in itself. Any one who hasn't read A Forest for Calum yet, must treat themselves to a beautiful, heartwarming story.Anna, February 27, 2010 12:59 AM
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