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Join former CBC Maritime Noon Host Costas Halavrezos as he interviews the Atlantic Canadians who create the books you love to read. From established, award-winning authors, illustrators, and photographers to the lesser known up-and-comers and other key book contributors delve into the beautiful, mysterious world of books... and discover the passion that fuels it.

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    • 4.2, 24 Ratings

Join former CBC Maritime Noon Host Costas Halavrezos as he interviews the Atlantic Canadians who create the books you love to read. From established, award-winning authors, illustrators, and photographers to the lesser known up-and-comers and other key book contributors delve into the beautiful, mysterious world of books... and discover the passion that fuels it.

    S5 E9 Deborah Hemming

    S5 E9 Deborah Hemming

    Season 5, Episode 9.

    Winnie has enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the Annapolis Valley, cycling around country roads and tubing down the Gaspereau River with her three best friends, who happen to be boys. But in a pivotal summer, Caleb, a newcomer from Vancouver, inserts himself into the group and undermines every vestige of their innocence.

    As Winnie comes to understand his amoral manipulations, a battle for hearts and minds escalates into events that shatter lives and livelihoods in Nova Scotia's wine country.

    • 11 min
    S5 E8 Laura Best

    S5 E8 Laura Best

    Season 5, Episode 8

    After 15 years in a psychiatric hospital, Elizabeth has been pronounced "well" and released to a group home.

    With no memory of what led to her institutionalisation, she sets out to find the significance of names and words in her notebook.

    Through first-person accounts by Elizabeth and her family, Laura Best has crafted a gripping novel describing the disintegration and eventual healing of a mind and relationships - before and after events in the early 1960s.

    Costas Halavrezos interviews Laura about the challenge of creating Elizabeth's changing mental landscapes.

    • 10 min
    S5 E7 Andre Fenton

    S5 E7 Andre Fenton

    Season 5, Episode 7 


    An idyllic childhood with her mum and grandparents in Yarmouth.

    A sudden, one-way relocation to Halifax with her mother. For Annaka, the 10-year gap fills her with longing and questions. But an equally sudden return for her grandfather's funeral provides a chance to seek answers - with the help of two friends: her old pal Tia and an imaginary person named Clay.

    In "Annaka", Andre Fenton has written what might be the first African-Nova Scotian fantasy book, filled with empathy, wisdom, and adventure.

    • 12 min
    S5 E6 Jay Johnston

    S5 E6 Jay Johnston

    Season 5, Episode 5

    The word "legendary" is applied loosely to too many bands.

    But "The Lincolns" of Truro have earned it.

    From their start in the early 1960s through reunions from the late 70s onward, their explosive brand of R&B and soul moved Maritimers onto the dancefloor and set a new standard for live shows.

    AJB (Jay) Johnston's "Kings of Friday Night" reveals the musicians' stories - both personal and from road trips on the Maritime circuit - with warmth and the appreciation of a fan reflecting on the lasting effect the band has had on a generation.

    • 22 min
    S5 E4 John Langley

    S5 E4 John Langley

    Season 5, Episode 4

    Untold stories of inspirational inventions.

    Great inventions are usually associated with a single person. But the inspiration and know-how of key collaborators are often lost to history. Author John Langley's biography of Casey Baldwin, entitled Casey - The Remarkable, Untold Story of Frederick Walker "Casey" Baldwin: Gentleman, Genius, and Alexander Graham Bell's Protégéa, Langley captures the extraordinary life of Casey, a close associate of Alexander Graham Bell and the first Canadian to fly a  plane, in a story that deserves to be known by all Canadians.

    • 25 min
    S5 E3 George Elliott Clarke

    S5 E3 George Elliott Clarke

    Season 5, Episode 3.

    Engaging and reflective.

    GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE'S writing is always a reflection of his personality: charged with energy and imagination that can't help but engage you. In Portia White: A Portrait in Words, his subject's international successes and near-crushing personal reversals fuel poems that illuminate the life of the great Nova Scotia-born contralto.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

CanadianBaseballNut ,

I love this podcast!

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Sandwhich King

This is the best podcast I've ever listened to. And so glad to have Costas back!

Englishbird ,

Inspiring and Entertaining!

I never thought I'd actually enjoy listening to a podcast on books, but I found myself both engaged and entertained by this fine selection of Atlantic coast authors. They're passionate, informative and entertaining to listen to. There are such a wide range of subjects, from ghost stories to foraging, I recommend this to people even outside of the book circles.

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