CBC Radio and the Halifax Public Library suggest Maritime reads for the summer

person on stairs at libraryIt feels like Atlantic Canadian books are everywhere these days, and that’s just how we like it here at Atlantic Books Today!

Yesterday CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon dedicated a segment to books by Maritime authors written in and about our unique region.

The show featured Halifax Public Library staff members Joanne McCarthy O’Leary and Kristina Parlee recommending Atlantic themed summer reads, as well as readers from across the region phoning in with their own suggestions.

Joanne and Kristina suggested listeners might enjoy:

Click here for a list of links to reserve the the Halifax Public Libary’s suggestions from its collection.

Listeners shared their favourite Maritime books during the call-in segments, on Facebook and on Twitter. Here are some of their suggestions:

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Dawn Currie of Antigonish, NS called in to champion Keeper of Tides (Breakwater Books) by Beatrice MacNeil. Dawn said, “Her work is character driven and you kind of fall in love with [the characters], even some of the ones you kind of want to hate.”

While Twitter user @buttsiejr suggested a classic children’s picture book celebrating its 25th year in 2014!Twitter Summer Books Grab






Find the full audio of yesterday’s Maritime Noon episode online or download the podcast to hear all of the books suggested by listeners. The Maritime Reads segment begins at 12:24 minutes.

And don’t forget to tell us what you’re reading, or hoping to read, this summer! Share your recommendations in the comments below.

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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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