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Two readers, an American and a Canadian, who love CBC’s Canada Reads and Canadian literature!

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    • Society & Culture
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Two readers, an American and a Canadian, who love CBC’s Canada Reads and Canadian literature!

    Interview - David Giuliano and The Undertaking of Billy Buffone

    Interview - David Giuliano and The Undertaking of Billy Buffone

    Rebecca and Tara welcome author David Giuliano, who is a Spiritual Guide, Writer and Speaker.  He is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction books, essays, and poems. The Undertaking of Billy Buffone is David’s first novel and the one under discussion. His collection of essays – Postcards from the Valley: Encounters with Fear, Faith and God - was a Canadian Best Seller. It’s Good to Be Here: Stories we tell about cancer, is a spiritual memoir about his 20-year journey with cancer to which he brings fierce honesty and humour in a conversation about the metaphysics of medicine and the power of story to heal. 

    Website: https://davidgiulianoca.wordpress.com/


    • 23 min
    Interview - Kelsey Ronan and Chevy in the Hole

    Interview - Kelsey Ronan and Chevy in the Hole

    Rebecca and Tara step outside of Canadian Literature for a moment to chat with author Kelsey Ronan who grew up in Flint, Michigan (as did Rebecca).  Kelsey's first novel, Chevy in the Hole, is a love letter to Flint.  The story chronicles the lives of August (Gus) and Monae and their path to one another.  Kelsey's work has appeared in Lit Hub, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review and elsewhere. She lives in Detroit and teaches for InsideOut Literary Arts. 

    Instagram: @k_j_r__



    • 30 min
    Interview - Jennifer Mariani and All Forgotten Now

    Interview - Jennifer Mariani and All Forgotten Now

    Tara talks to poet Jennifer Mariani about her new collection of poems, All Forgotten Now.  Jennifer was born and raised in Zimbabwe and currently lives in Calgary, Alberta.  In this collection, she explores the reality of growing up white in post-independence Zimbabwe and struggling to belong elsewhere as an adult.

    Twitter and Instagram: @zimballerina

    Publisher Instagram: @offtopicpub



    • 18 min
    Reader Repartee with Rebecca

    Reader Repartee with Rebecca

    It's time for Tara to ask Rebecca the Reader Repartee Five Questions!  Rebecca references the following:

    Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

    A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving

    The Education of Robert Nifkin by Daniel Pinkwater

    The Giver by Lois Lowry


    On Account of Darkness by Ian Kennedy

    • 15 min
    Interview - Ian Kennedy and On Account of Darkness

    Interview - Ian Kennedy and On Account of Darkness

    Rebecca and Tara are excited to chat with Ian Kennedy regarding his debut non-fiction title, On Account of Darkness: Shining Light on Race and Sport.  This is a fascinating read for sports fans as well as others interested in the impact that systemic racism has had on great BIPOC athletes of the past.

    A resident of Erie Beach, Ontario, Ian Kennedy is an educator and journalist with a passion for storytelling. He is currently a writer for The Hockey News, as well as Yahoo Sports, and has been writing about sports for the past decade for the Chatham-Kent Sports Network, a sports media outlet he founded in 2011. His stories have also appeared in the Globe and Mail, Outdoor Canada, and Canadian Horse Journal. 

    UPDATE on the Chatham Coloured All-Stars: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/article-trailblazing-chatham-coloured-all-stars-make-it-to-canadas-sports-hall/

    Instagram/Twitter: @iankennedyck



    • 40 min
    Reader Repartee with Rob Mabee

    Reader Repartee with Rob Mabee

    Rebecca and Tara are excited to pose their Reader Repartee Five Questions to Rob Mabee, a Canadian curator and marketer that's found his wheelhouse merging the worlds of culture and community.  He has contributed to communications, media and brand campaigns for a diverse collection of clients that includes UNICEF Canada and Giorgio Armani.  www.robmabee.com

    Artists, authors, and books mentioned include:


    Haruki Murakami:

    Killing Commendatore
    Norwegian Wood
    After Dark

    The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion by Ford Madox Ford

    Author Louis de Bernières; Cover Art by Jeff Fisher:

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord
    Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
    The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts



    Author Patricia Highsmith; Cover Art Rodney Smith:


    Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

    West with the Night by Beryl Markham



    • 16 min

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