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Sunday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

In this episode, actor Lorne Cardinal celebrates Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, an incredible novel of two Native Canadian sharpshooters in World War I.

Sunday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Patricia O’Callaghan returns to celebrate the award-winning novel Whale Music by Paul Quarrington, which was adapted into a film in 1994 and starred Paul Gross.

Sunday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Canadian jazz singer and radio personality Molly Johnson celebrates the award-winning novel The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill – which examines the experience of slavery with an elegance rare in literature.

Sunday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Singer-songwriter Amy Sky celebrates the award-winning Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. The book’s gorgeously poetic writing and its powerful emotional story are two of the reasons Sky loves this incredible book.

Sunday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

As a musician, Patricia O’Callaghan has a special relationship with the novel Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje – the fictionalized story of a real jazz cornetist in the early 20th Century who ends up going mad. For O’Callaghan, this gorgeously poetic book truly articulates many aspects of the creative experience.

Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

In this episode of GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS, Mary Walsh returns to celebrate The Diviners by Margaret Laurence.

Sunday, February 28 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Canadian actress Lisa Ray (Water, Bollywood/Hollywood) celebrates the award-winning novel Late Nights On Air by Elizabeth Hay. The northern setting and the engaging characters are just two of the many reasons Ray has chosen this book.

Sunday, February 21 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Canadian Olympic champion Silken Laumann reviews The Birth House by Ami McKay – a moving novel set on the Bay of Fundy coast in Nova Scotia. Laumann reveals one of the many reasons she loves this novel including its young protagonist who champions the cause of midwifery during the years of World War I.

Sunday, February 14 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Valerie Pringle returns to GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS to celebrate The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant. An incredible true story of a man who cuts down a rare tree and sacred to the Haida people is thoroughly riveting. The beauty of the Queen Charlotte Islands acts as a stunning visual backdrop for this episode.

Sunday, February 7 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

In this episode of GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS, Justin Trudeau reads his favourite passages from This Can’t Be Happening At MacDonald Hall by Gordon Korman. Trudeau proves to be thoroughly engaging as he celebrates this wonderfully funny story that appeals to the adolescent in all of us.