10 books you heard about on CBC Radio this week: Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2017

Heard about a book on the radio and can't wait to read it — but can't remember the title? This list is for you!

Heard about a book on the radio and can't wait to read it? Here are the books discussed on CBC Radio from Saturday, Sept. 30 to Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

Is the book you're looking for not on this list? Email cbcbooks@cbc.ca and we will do our best to track it down!

An Odyssey by Daniel Mendelsohn

Among the students in Daniel Mendelsohn's class on Homer's Odyssey is his father, 81-year-old mathematician Jay Mendelsohn. (danielmendelsohn.com/Signal Press)

What it's about: An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic is an account of what happened when Daniel Mendelsohn's elderly father sat in on his university seminar on Homer's epic poem and the cruise they later took together, tracing the journey of the Greek hero.

Heard on: Writers & Company

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is the author of The Marrow Thieves. (Cherie Dimaline/Dancing Cat Books)

What it's about: The Marrow Thieves, a YA novel, is set in a dystopian future where Indigenous people are being hunted for their bone marrow.

Heard on: The Next Chapter

The Alchemists of Kush by Minister Faust

Minister Faust is the author of The Alchemists of Kush. (ministerfaust.com/Indigo)

What it's about: The Alchemists of Kush tells two parallel stories that connect ancient African cultures to modern-day Edmonton.

Heard on: The Next Chapter

The White Angel by John MacLachlan Gray

John MacLachlan Gray's novel The White Angel is set in 1924 Vancouver and is inspired by the cold case of Janet Smith and the mystery surrounding her death. (Brian K. Smith Photo/Douglas & McIntyre)

What it's about: Set in the years following the First World War, The White Angel follows the unsolved death of a Scottish nanny living in Vancouver. 

Heard on: The Next Chapter

In Search of Stardust by Jon Larsen

In Search of Stardust explores cosmic dust, otherwise known as micrometeorites.

What it's about: In Search of Stardust explores the cosmic dust, otherwise known as micrometeorites, we can find in our atmosphere.

Heard on: Quirks & Quarks

Collected Tarts & Other Indelicacies by Tabatha Southey

Tabatha Southey is a columnist at Maclean's. (Basil Southey/Douglas & McIntyre)

What it's about: Collected Tarts & Other Indelicacies collects highlights from over a decade of columns from humourist and writer Tabatha Southey.

Heard on: Day 6

Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

What it's about: Fantasyland makes the case that Donald Trump's election is the logical culmination of America's long history of hyper-religiosity, indifference to verifiable facts and ecstatic embrace of the supernatural, fantasy and uninformed opinions.

Heard on: The Sunday Edition

Ranger Games by Ben Blum

Ben Blum is the author of Ranger Games. (Penguin Random House/Ned & Aya Rosen)

What it's about: Ranger Games is Ben Blum's attempt to make sense of why his cousin, a U.S. Army Ranger, robbed a bank.

Heard on: The Current

Logical Family by Armistead Maupin 

Armistead Maupin is most famous for his series of books, Tales of the City, about a group of people living in San Francisco. (Christopher Turner/Harper Collins Canada)

What it's about: Logical Family tells how Armistead Maupin changed from conservative activist into a groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer. 

Heard on: q

Waiting for the Punch by Marc Maron

Marc Maron is the host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron. (Flatiron Books)

What it's about: Comedian and podcaster Marc Maron has compiled many of his interviews into a book called Waiting for the Punch.

Heard on: q


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