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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Availability: You won't always be this sad : a book of moments / Sheree Fitch.
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.
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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, 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…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.