Archive for July, 2009

Never Give Up on Your Dream

Moon_Never_mech.inddWarren Moon was quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos and won five straight Grey Cups before heading to the NFL, where he played for 17 years. He has written a memoir, Never Give Up on Your Dream and was at the brand-spanking new Indigo in Edmonton on Sunday signing books for a very appreciative, very large crowd of fans. There was great press coverage, including a Maclean’s interview, as well as interviews in all major Edmonton papers:

Maclean’s (

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Examiner

CANOE — SLAM! Sports – CFL – Edmonton: Boyhood dream came true for Moon

Published by Da Capo Press


July 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Fatal Journey –update

Layout 1More great reviews have come in for Peter Mancall’s Fatal Journey (see previous post on this book for Maclean’s review). The Edmonton Journal and the Globe and Mail are the most recent. From the Edmonton Journal:

Scrupulously researched, but never ponderous, The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson reads like a thriller, and Mancall has pulled off nothing short of a miracle working with such slim archival material.

Published by Basic Books

July 15, 2009 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Catching Fire –update

Layout 1I posted about this book already, but there’s continued interest. CBC Radio’s The Current interviewed author Richard Wrangham on Wednesday, July 8. Here’s the inro on The Current’s website:

It’s summer-time and the barbecues are sizzling. And according to Richard Wrangham, the desire to throw food on a fire is about much more than taste or relaxed socializing. He teaches biological anthropology at Harvard University.

And he says that the ability to harness fire for the purposes of cooking is one of the things that defines us as a species. Richard Wrangham’s new book is called Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. And he was in Cambridge, England.

Click to listen.

July 10, 2009 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Fixing My Gaze


Author Susan Barry was a guest on CBC Radio‘s national program “The Sunday Edition” this past weekend, and here is the intro from guest host Vicki Gabereau:

If you ask Professor Susan Barry if the earth is flat, she will no doubt tell you that it is not. But if you’d asked her that same question ten years ago, she might have given you a different answer – because to her, it really was.

For the first forty-odd years of her life, Professor Barry could not see in three dimensions. She was, to use a technical term, stereoblind. But she had adjusted so well to her condition that she didn’t even realize that she had the problem until she was twenty years old. And even then – as neurobiology student – she didn’t imagine she’d be able to change the way she saw the world. It was thought at the time that even a twenty-year old brain was too old to be rewired and reprogrammed.

But Susan Barry defied both the experts and her own expectations. In an extraordinary new book called “Fixing My Gaze,” Professor Barry charts her long and arduous journey into three dimensional vision. And as a professor of neurobiology, she adds another perspective to her personal story. Susan Barry now teaches at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, but this morning she’s in a studio in Wood’s Hole.

To listen to the interview, visit The Sunday Edition.

July 8, 2009 at 10:33 am Leave a comment