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The Next Chapter for Nov. 26, 2022
This week on The Next Chapter: Dr. Gabor Maté talks about his bestselling book The Myth of Normal; columnist Treasa Levasseur recommends three must-hear audiobooks; and Billy Ray Belcourt reflects on debut novel A Minor Chorus.
Are we mislabeling our trauma? Why Dr. Gabor Maté believes we need to change the way we think about pain
The Canadian physician and author spoke to Shelagh Rogers about his nonfiction book The Myth of Normal and rethinking healing and pain management.
Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut novel A Minor Chorus explores sex, love and violence in northern Alberta
The Alberta poet and author spoke to columnist and CBC Books producer Ryan B. Patrick about the inspiration behind his debut novel.
The Next Chapter columnist Treasa Levasseur recommends three 'amazing' audiobooks to check out right now
The Next Chapter columnist shares three of her favourite audiobooks.
The Next Chapter for Nov. 19, 2022
This week on The Next Chapter: Sarah de Leeuw on her poetry collection Lot; Courtney Summers on her murder mystery I'm the Girl; country musician Brett Kissel on the book he reads to his children; and a panel discussion with three Indigenous authors about the power of storytelling. Plus, Bob McDonald takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.
B.C.'s Sarah de Leeuw uses poetry to examine the colonization of language in the islands of Haida Gwaii
The B.C.-based geographer, poet and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about exploring the legacy of colonial violence in the islands of Haida Gwaii.
What does it mean to tell Indigenous stories? These 3 authors explore the idea
Authors Brandi Morin, Eldon Yellowhorn and Cody Caetano speak with Shelagh Rogers on location at the Vancouver Writers Festival about the inherent urgency and agency of Indigenous stories and storytelling.
Why science journalist and author Bob McDonald says learning new things is his favourite journey
The celebrated author and CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks host takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.
Courtney Summers novel I'm the Girl is a murder mystery set in a world of wealth and privilege
The bestselling Canadian writer of young adult fiction spoke to The Next Chapter about her latest novel, I'm the Girl.
Canadian country star Brett Kissel says this book sparked his kids' interest in music from generations past
The Alberta musician says he loves reading Little People Big World by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara to his children.
Dan MacDonald from The Bookmark reveals the top sellers in his store
Dan MacDonald, the owner of The Book Mark in Charlottetown tells The Next Chapter about these books that are flying off the shelves.
The Next Chapter for Nov. 12, 2022
This week on The Next Chapter: Three Canadian writers talk about the power of stories in a tribute to Harold R. Johnson; Musician Tara Maclean on why she's reading Ani DiFranco's memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream, and our columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian companion for Richard Wright's Black Boy. Plus, The Next Chapter columnist Angie Abdou recommends three books that weave sport into story.
3 Canadian authors reflect on the life and legacy of Harold R. Johnson and the power of stories
Authors Brian Thomas Isaac, Marsha Lederman and David A. Robertson speak with Shelagh Rogers on location at the Vancouver Writers Festival about the legacy of Cree author Harold R. Johnson's life and the transformative power of stories.
Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian companion to the international bestseller Black Boy by Richard Wright
The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse says If you like Richard Wright's international novel Black Boy, you'll the Canadian novel Finding Edward by Sheila Murray.
The Next Chapter columnist Angie Abdou recommends books that use sport as a metaphor for life
The Canadian author and columnist reviews three books that weave sport into story; Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson, The Shadow Boxer by Steven Heighton and The Illegal by Lawrence Hill.
Tara MacLean on why she connected with Ani DiFranco's memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream
The Canadian singer-songwriter shares the book she's reading.
The Next Chapter for Nov. 5, 2022
This week on The Next Chapter: Chief Robert Joseph talks about his memoir Namwayut; Ivan Coyote on their book Care Of; and columnist Aparita Bhandari shares two books about female friendship. Plus, authors Mona Awad and Kathy Reichs on the books they keep coming back to and Tegan Quin on the book they are reading right now.
Chief Robert Joseph reflects on life and shares his hopes for the future in his memoir Namwayut
The Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and residential school survivor speaks to Shelagh Rogers about why he wrote a memoir.
Ivan Coyote's book Care Of is an ode to the lost art of letter writing — and the power of human connection
The author and spoken word performer spoke to Shelagh Rogers about their latest book Care Of, a thoughtful collection of pandemic correspondence.
Tegan Quin says Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow is the perfect cominbation of humour and heartbreak
The Canadian musician speaks to The Next Chapter about a book that makes her laugh and cry.
Bestselling authors Mona Awad and Kathy Reichs share two books they can't get enough of
Mona Awad and Kathy Reichs stop by The Next Chapter to share two of their favourite books.
The Next Chapter Columnist Aparita Bhandari reviews two books that play off of female friendships
The Next Chapter columnist reviews two books that centre female friendships: Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin and We Jane by Aimee Wall.
The Next Chapter for Oct. 29, 2022
This week on The Next Chapter: David A. Robertson talks about his novel The Theory of Crows; Noor Naga on her novel If An Egyptian Cannot Speak English; and columnist David Demchuk shares three of his favourite horror books. Plus, Nicholas Herring speaks about his novel Some Hellish.
David A. Robertson honours his father, family and the land in his debut adult novel The Theory of Crows
The prolific Swampy Cree author spoke with Shelagh Rogers on location at the Wordfest festival in Calgary about the inspiration behind his latest book.
Giller Prize finalist Noor Naga's debut novel looks at love, class & identity in the wake of the Arab Spring
The Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist spoke with The Next Chapter columnist Ryan B. Patrick about writing her debut novel, If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English.