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Insightful interviews with authors of fiction and non-fiction, plus reading recommendations for getting up to speed on a range of thought-provoking topics.

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R.H. Thomson on viewing wars by the light of family history

Michael spoke with R.H. Thomson: actor, director, playwright, and author of By the Ghost Light: Wars, Memory, and Families, a memoir and travelogue.

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Banned books worth reading

These books, many of which are reader favourites, are often challenged and even sometimes banned. It's a humbling privilege to be able to read them.

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Books on Canadian Black History

Learn all about the history of Canada from before Confederation through the 20th century through the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Black people.

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Books for improving and maintaining your mental health

Books for better understanding psychology and improving your mental health, whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression or stress from overthinking.

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11 books for getting smarter about money

These books will help you understand the ins and outs of money, how finance and investing works, and what you can do to get your money working for you.

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The best books on the Trump presidency

We've combed through dozens of books to come up with the essential reads for understanding the 45th (and possibly 47th) president of the United States.

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Books to help carry the burden of grief

For anyone struggling to cope with a loss, these books may offer comfort, insight, and even some company for the long and lonely journey through grief.

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Reading is good for you.

Discover the 4 biggest benefits that come from making time to read. Could books be the missing piece to your overall wellness puzzle?

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Alicia Elliott on telling the truth through the lens of fiction

Michael spoke with award-winning essayist Alicia Elliott about her novel, And Then She Fell, and why she turned to fiction to tell this story.

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