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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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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.

    S8 E10 Clary Croft

    S8 E10 Clary Croft

    Season 8, Episode 10

    Long before the phrase "gig economy" was invented, Clary Croft was living it. For more than half a century (and counting) he's made his living in music, theatre, clothing design, writing, and by sharing the archival treasures of Helen Creighton's collection of traditional songs.

    He told Costas Halavrezos how a charmed childhood in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia paved the way for his multi-faceted career.

    • 32 min
    S8 E9 Lori Doody

    S8 E9 Lori Doody

    Birds of a feather flock together, but what happens when an exotic parrot decides to hang out with capelin-gobbling puffins?

    Lori Doody's fanciful tale for preschoolers lets Pete the Parrot illustrate the choice between trying to fit in and accepting your true self. She tells Costas Halavrezos how her childhood and her children influenced this charming book.

    • 9 min
    S8 E8 Marjorie Simmins

    S8 E8 Marjorie Simmins

    Season 8, Episode 8 Marjorie Simmins

    When Marjorie Simmins set out to write about the legendary horse Somebeachsomewhere, she didn't know she'd meet so many people who'd been smitten by his calm nature, charisma, and ferocious ability to win the most prestigious races in Canada and the U.S.

    She told Costas Halavrezos about the deep personal bonds they built with the beautiful bay stallion, and how "Beach" put Truro, Nova Scotia on the international harness racing map.

    • 21 min
    S8 E7 Jane Doucet

    S8 E7 Jane Doucet

    Season 8, Episode 7 

    As Wendy Hebb is about to turn 60, she decides to open a sex shop in Lunenburg. Her husband Paul, who's retiring from fishing, is shocked. What will people think and say?

    We find out exactly, as Jane Doucet lets us eavesdrop on conversations and explore the relationships of the town's citizens. She tells Costas Halavrezos how she uses humour to explore personal issues that couples often don't have the courage to discuss.



    Publishing Date: July 2021 - Pre-order now from your local bookseller, Indigo or Amazon.

    • 18 min
    S8 E6 Alexandra Harrington

    S8 E6 Alexandra Harrington

    Season 8, Episode 6

    Anyone who reads "The Last Time I Saw Her" will never again make a generalization about "teenagers". Alexandra Harrington's distinctive characters both support and clash with one another after a car accident in their small community. But was it an accident?

    Alexandra tells Costas Halavrezos who inspired the sleuthing in her bold coming-of-age novel.

    • 12 min
    S8 E5 Chris Benjamin

    S8 E5 Chris Benjamin

    Season 8, Episode 5.

    Readers don't just like to read books; they like to read about books: the latest from favourite authors, profiles of up-and-comers, essays, reviews, and new titles that touch on everything from local history and outdoor life to cooking.

    Atlantic Books Today (sponsored by the Atlantic Publishers' Marketing Association) satisfies all those interests.

    Costas Halavrezos spoke with managing editor Chris Benjamin about the ways the new issue highlights a growing diversity of voices in the four Atlantic Provinces, and how our writers make the two-way connections between our region and the world.

    • 19 min

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