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"Book Me!"

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Writers featured on the "Book Me!" podcasts of Costas Halavresos (former CBC Radio host of "Maritime Noon"). Chosen for Atlantic Canadian book lovers, the authors have been published by Halifax-based Nimbus Books and Vagrant Press, the largest Canadian English-language publisher east of Toronto. Podcasts may be listened to at http://bookmepodcast.ca/podcasts.html

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Buy Don't Panic: How to Manage your Finances—and Financial Anxieties—During and After Coronavirus by Christine Ibbotson and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Temporary Work, Business And Economics, Mortgage Payment, Don't Panic, Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Anxiety, Investing, How To Make Money

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Season 5, episode 1. The feelings provoked by the coronavirus pandemic cover a broad spectrum for Canadians of all ages, households, and socio-economic situations. But the forced isolation due to Covid-19 has also presented everyone from Millennials to retirees with an opportunity to reflect on things we perhaps tended to ignore...back when the world was what we now wistfully refer to as “normal”. Financial Advisor Christine Ibbotson has written an e-book to provide answers.

EPub Amazing Atlantic Canadian Kids: Awesome Stories of Bravery and Adventure Author John Boileau, James Bentley, et al. Nova Scotia, Great Books, My Books, Overcoming Adversity, Friends Show, Nonfiction, Book Lovers, Awesome Stories, This Book

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John Boileau discusses why he chose to explore and expose the extraordinary and everyday heroism, ingenuity and courage of young people across Atlantic Canada through a few notable role models in his most recent book, Amazing Atlantic Canadian Kids: Awesome Stories of Bravery & Adventure.

Season episode Author Lisa Harrington shares how she manages to capture the world view of teenagers while also tackling the tender subjects of grief and family secrets in her latest publication The Big Dig. Ya Books, Books To Read, The Goodbye Girl, Library Association, Reading Goals, Quick Quotes, Fiction Writing, Ebook Pdf, Family History

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Season 4, episode 9. Author Lisa Harrington shares how she manages to capture the world view of teenagers while also tackling the tender subjects of grief and family secrets in her latest publication The Big Dig.

 Inspired by a true story, author Natalie Corbett Sampson explores the factors that brought ten-year-old Tina Marie Forbes fight to play hockey all the way to the Human Rights Commission in Reading Goals, Love Reading, Children's Choice, Canadian English, Important News, Helping Children, Friends Show, Got Books, Speech And Language

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Season 4, Episode 8 . Inspired by a true story, author Natalie Corbett Sampson explores the factors that brought ten-year-old Tina Marie Forbes fight to play hockey all the way to the Human Rights Commission in 1977.

25 Years of 22 Minutes ebook by Angela Mombourquette - Rakuten Kobo Comedy Series, Comedy Tv, Canadian English, Oral History, Cast Member, Nonfiction, Book Lovers, My Books, Audiobooks

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Season 4, Episode 7. From freelance writing to producing the youth consumer show “Street Cents”, author and editor Angela Mombourquette talks to us about her book 25 Years of 22 Minutes: An Unauthorized Oral History of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and how she became the non-fiction editor at Nimbus Publishing.

Read "A Dark House And Other Stories" by Ian Colford available from Rakuten Kobo. In Ian Colford’s latest collection, people get themselves and those they love into situations awkward and sometimes dang. Canadian English, Dark House, Quick Quotes, Fiction Writing, Awkward, Book Lovers, My Books, This Book, This Or That Questions

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Season 4, episode 6. Author Ian Colford gives us insight into how his book A Dark House & Other Stories will draw us into situations and characters we recognise within ourselves. In Colford's latest collection, people get themselves and those they love into situations awkward and sometimes dangerous, doing what they think is best for all.

Kindle Wounded Hearts: Memories of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home Author Lois Legge Great Books, My Books, Innocence Lost, First Daughter, Fiction Writing, Friends Show, Episode 5, Orphan

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Season 4, episode 5. Author and journalist Lois Legge recounts some of the real life stories that inspired her to write Wounded Hearts: Memories of the Halifax Protestant Orphans Home. Between 1857 and 1970, thousands of children came to live at the Halifax Protestant Orphan' Home. Some were children whose parents simply didn't have the means to care for them any longer; others were orphans. Many faced abuse, poverty, and neglect before, during, and after their time in the facility.

Read "You Won't Always Be This Sad A Book of Moments" by Sheree Fitch available from Rakuten Kobo. You won't always be this sad, her mother, who also lost a son, reassures her, while a close friend encourages her to pic. Centering Prayer, Alexander Graham Bell, Life Learning, Women Of Faith, Poetry Books, Sad Quotes, Breakup Quotes, Mothers Love, Always Be

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Season 4. episode 4. Following the sudden death of her adult son, celebrated and beloved children’s author Sheree Fitch departs from her traditionally playful prose to wrestle down her own agonizing tower of grief. The result is a patchwork of poems that lights the darkness for others on a similar path.

EBook I'm Finding My Talk Author Rebecca Thomas and Pauline Young New Children's Books, Got Books, The Word Alive, Slam Poetry, Poems Beautiful, Personal History, Friends Show, Spoken Word, Book Format

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Season 4, episode 2. Reflecting on her personal history in I’m Finding My Talk, award-winning spoken-word artist, Mi’kmaw activist and former Halifax Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas discusses the importance of reclaiming cultural language and how she strives to broaden perspectives of indigeneity. I'm Finding My Talk is a response to Rita Joe's iconic poem "I Lost My Talk," and published simultaneously with the new children's book edition illustrated by Pauline Young.

Availability: Before the parade : a history of Halifax's gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, / Rebecca Rose. Canadian English, Human Rights Act, Lesbian, Gay, Stonewall Riots, Award Winning Books, Fiction Writing, Nonfiction, Book Lovers

Availability: Before the parade : a history of Halifax's gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, 1972-1984 / Rebecca Rose.

Season 4, episode 1. Before the Parade author Rebecca Rose shines a light on how 1970s and 80s gay, lesbian and bisexual activists led Halifax out of the closet and into the second millennium. Here are stories of being at the forefront; of founding a group to fight for gay liberation just three years after the Stonewall riots, of initiating the first nationally coordinated gay and lesbian day of action in 1977, and of spearheading a campaign to include sexual orientation in the Human Rights…

Buy A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop by Emma FitzGerald, Rita Wilson and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Elizabeth Bishop, Wilson Art, Childhood Days, Got Books, Children's Books, Fiction Writing, Free Reading, Love Letters, Book Lovers

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Season 3, episode 9. Illustrator Emma Fitzgerald on how her early studies in architecture, a fated bike ride on a Bass River chair and a chance meeting brought her to Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry to eventually become the artist of A Pocket of Time-- a children’s book in honour of the lauded Nova Scotian poet.

Booktopia has Pantry and Palate, Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food by Simon Thibault. Buy a discounted Paperback of Pantry and Palate online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Molasses Cake, Rhubarb Custard Pies, Southern Foodways Alliance, Eat Your Books, Family Meals, Family Recipes, The Best, Pantry, Favorite Recipes

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Season 3, episode 8. What is Acadian food? It is humble, homey, and comforting. It is made with love and devotion from a larder that is small but mighty, and holds history within itself. And it is made to be eaten. Author, broadcaster and developmental editor-at-large Simon Thibault explains how his maternal lineage helped him explore Acadian cuisine and the timing of baking donuts, and how he now helps cultivate book seeds in the minds of future authors.

If I Had an Old House on the East Coast by Wanda Baxter Antique Wallpaper, House Foundation, Cottage Design, Book Projects, Love At First Sight, Book Gifts, Local Artists, Inspirational Gifts, East Coast

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Season 3, episode 7. Author Wanda Baxter on the rhythm, feeling and childlike wonder behind writing If I Had An Old House On the East Coast. Exploring, with lyrical prose, everything from an old house's foundation to its layers of antique wallpaper to its decades-old gardens bursting with wildflowers, this lyrical and gently illustrated book is a love letter to a vanishing way of life.

Read "Sid the Kid and the Dryer A Story About Sidney Crosby" by Lesley Choyce available from Rakuten Kobo. Milton the washing machine and W. (Whirlpool) the dryer are being delivered to a new home in Cole Harbour, Nova Scoti. Hockey Girls, Hockey Mom, Ice Hockey, Hockey Players, Sport Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, Reading Stories, Sidney Crosby, Amigurumi

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Season 3, Episode 6. Author, creative writing professor and publisher Lesley Choyce was inspired to write a spirited and fun children’s story about the clothes dryer in the basement of Sidney Crosby’s family home.

Season episode Author and barkeeper Kris Bertin openly reflects on the wide range of human experience and our universal search for identity in writing his latest book of short stories Use Your Imagination. Creative Writing Classes, State Of Grace, Long Stories, Personal History, Latest Books, Screenwriting, Vulnerability, Self Help, Book Lovers

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Season 3, episode 5. Author and barkeeper Kris Bertin openly reflects on the wide range of human experience and our universal search for identity in writing his latest book of short stories Use Your Imagination.

Season episode Author Daphne Greer on how she stitched together the inspiration of a Belgian convent’s boarding school with themes of abandonment, family, friendships and secrets and lies in her novel Finding Grace. Old Diary, Reading Challenge, Book Challenge, Secrets And Lies, Award Winning Books, Local Library, Historical Fiction, Paperback Books, Told You So

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Season 3, episode 4. Author Daphne Greer on how she stitched together the inspiration of a Belgian convent’s boarding school with themes of abandonment, family, friendships and secrets and lies in her novel Finding Grace.