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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.
From the cover of "The Evening Chorus" by Helen Humphreys

In this episode (originally aired April 20, 2015):

* Helen Humphreys on The Evening Chorus
* Tom Cochrane on All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
* How I Wrote It: Jennifer Quist on Love Letters of the Angels of Death
* Road Trip: Treasa Levasseur on The Heart is an Involuntary Muscle by Monique Proulx
* Aislinn Hunter, author of The World Before Us, on her day job at a Dublin record store
* Neil Peart, author and Rush drummer, on his blog Bubba's Book Club

"The Heart is an Involuntary Muscle" by Monique Proulx, "The Evening Chorus" by Helen Humphreys, "Love Letters of the Angels of Death" by Jennifer Quist, "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Neil Peart


Bubba's Book Club

When most people hear the name Neil Peart, they picture the drumming wizard from the band Rush, rocking out on an epic drum kit that completely encircles him.  Party on! 

But Neil Peart is also a published author and an avid reader. Shelagh spoke with him last fall about his most recent book Far and Near: On Days Like These.  Neil Peart also keeps a blog called Bubba's Book Club where he posts his thoughts on his favourite books. 

Shelagh recently spoke with Neil Peart (a.k.a. Bubba) about his blog and some of the books that have stood out for him recently.  Here are the titles he mentioned in their conversation:

* The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

​* Night Film by Marisha Pessl

* The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

* The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

* The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

* The Antagonist by Lynn Coady