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How come Gozilla never destroyed Vancouver? How come aliens never seem to land on Parliament Hill?
17 May, 2017 | 0:06:16 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

It looks like a kid's picture book at first glance. Until you realize the cute bear on the cover is actually huge,really, really angry and using Toronto's iconic CN Tower to smash buildings! "When Big Bears Invade" was created and written by Alexander Finbow with illustrations by Winnipeg-born Nyco Rudolph.
Is Toronto the 'World Class City' it wants to be?
09 May, 2017 | 0:06:51 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

How many Torontonians does it take to change a lightbulb? One, but only after a committee goes to New York to see how a 'World Class City' does it! Author Shawn Micallef thinks the city the whole country loves to hate has had a bum rap. He prefers to call it "Frontier City".
How one incompetent and malicious pathologist destroyed many Ontario families.
26 Apr, 2017 | 0:06:59 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

In the mid 1990s the Chief Coroner for Ontario sent out a memo entitled "Think Dirty" encouraging pathologists to be on the look-out for suspicious deaths of children. One, Dr. Charles Smith took that too far. Many families were ripped apart before his shoddy work was exposed. Author John Chipman examines what went wrong in his new book "Death in...
Can a family hold it together aboard a sail boat they designed and built long enough to win a race?
19 May, 2016 | 0:06:35 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

If you have ever sailed you know the thrill of riding the wind and the waves. Author Jim Lynch, a sailing fanatic himself, has a new novel about a highly dysfunctional family obsessed with sailing. Can the family hold it together aboard an aging boat they designed and built "Before the Wind"?
100 races. No wins. Huge success. The story of a lovable loser.
05 May, 2016 | 0:06:51 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

What do the Toronto Maple Leafs, Charlie Brown, and the Chicago Cubs have in common? They are all lovable losers. Add to that list a horse named Zippy Chippy. Author and syndicated humour columnist William Thomas has written the story of the horse who ran 100 races and never won in "The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons From Horse...
Craig Davidson takes a job driving a short bus and it saves his career and soul.
05 May, 2016 | 0:06:38 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Craig Davidson's promising writing career was in the ditch. He was desperate for work and been turned down as even a worm-picker. He took a job driving a Calgary school bus and the special needs kids aboard h drove helped him turn his life around. He tells the story in "Precious Cargo: My Year Driving the Kids on School Bus...
The co-creator of the Occupy movement talks candidly about its failure and what comes next.
31 Mar, 2016 | 0:06:08 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Micah (Mike-ah) White is an editor with Adbusters and one of the co-creators of the "Occupy" movement. His new book, "The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution" looks at why Occupy failed and the lessons to be learned for next time.
"Indecent Proposal" turned Domestic Noir thriller.
28 Sep, 2015 | 0:06:37 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Would you sleep with someone once if it meant getting out of a tight financial situation? That's the starting premise for British author Paula Daly's new novel "The Mistake I Made".
The story of an actress in pre-war Germany is also a spy.
28 Sep, 2015 | 0:06:29 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Historical novelist Jane Thynne's "The Scent of Secrets" is set in pre-war Nazi Germany. It follows the career of a film actress who has a double-life as a spy.
A descent into destruction and madness begins with a man's sleep disorder.
23 Sep, 2015 | 0:06:51 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Two time Governor-General Award winner Nino Ricci has a new novel, "Sleep", about a man whose sleep disorder leads him into darkness and destruction.
A child in the Warsaw ghetto learns to survive with the help of an old doctor.
10 Aug, 2015 | 0:06:42 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

"The Book of Aron" by writer Jim Shepard follows the life of the orphan Aron as he is taken into an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto by Janusz Korczak. (JAN-us KOR-chak)It is a powerful story of dealing with unimaginable horror as a child.
Alexandra Fullers familly and the end of her twenty year marriage
06 Aug, 2015 | 0:06:45 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Alexandra Fuller's latest memoir "Leaving Before the Rains Come" looks at her life, her now defunct marriage and of course her wildly unpredictable family. It is funny, sad and always revealing.
Richard Flanagan's novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" won last year's Man Booker prize
05 Aug, 2015 | 0:06:57 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Novelist Richard Flanagan's novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" won last year's Man Booker prize. It is the story of the Death Railroad where Allied prisoners were forced by their Japanese captors to build a railroad in the middle of nowhere.
Irish author and Booker Prize nominee Anne Enright on "The Green Road"
04 Aug, 2015 | 0:06:36 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Anne Enright has been long-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for her novel "The Green Road". She talks with Bookbits Craig Rintoul about the novel which follows an Irish family drawn back together after being dispersed around the world.
Early American Puritans hanged a woman for being Quaker
30 Jul, 2015 | 0:06:59 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

There was a dark side to the Puritan movement in the United States: intolerance. Author Beth Powning's new novel is historical fiction based on the life of a woman hanged for nothing more than being a Quaker.
Comedy behind the scenes of a reality TV show "Slapshot of Love".
16 Dec, 2014 | 0:06:37 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Gary Pearson has been comedy writer for years. He's written for Canada's news satire show "This Hour has 22 Minutes" and his new show "Sunnyside" debuts in the new year. "Slapshot of Love" is Pearson's first novel and a savage look at the lies of so-called 'reality TV'!
When is it justice and when is it merely punishment?
12 Dec, 2014 | 0:06:34 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

In "Punishment" a retired corrections officer befriends a local trouble-maker accused of a very serious crime. The whole thing happens against the background of the invasion of Iraq. This is the first novel published by GIller Prize-winner Linden MacIntrye since his retirement from CBC's "The Fifth Estate".
A novel about writing a novel both called 10:04
03 Nov, 2014 | 0:06:00 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

In his new novel “10:04” writer Ben Lerner writes about a novelist named Ben writing a book called “10:04”. After that it starts getting confusing, delightful, insightful and even more self-referential.
An old Newfoundlander refuses to leave his outport home.
09 Oct, 2014 | 0:05:02 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Newfoundland novelist Michael Crummey had great success with this book “Galore”, a fantastic story of a man found inside the belly of a whale. It the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, Caribbean & Canada and the Canadian Authors' Association Literary Award. Crummey loved writing this book, but his latest “Sweetland” came together in a much different...
A teenage girl alone after a meltdown at the nuclear power plant her alcoholic father ran.
07 Jul, 2014 | 0:06:31 |
EN | Craig Rintoul |

Novelist Chris Bohjalian puts his young protagonist, Emily Shepard, through hell in his new book “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands”. The daughter of the man blamed for a massive nuclear plant meltdown, Emily is homeless, friendless with only her love of writing and the poetry of Emily Dickinson for support as she huddles in an igloo made of ice, trash...
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