Thursday, October 02, 2008

O Canada


Meet The Book of Life's new Canadian Correspondent, author & librarian Anne Dublin! Anne will be recording material for us in the enviably literary city of Toronto. She is the former librarian of Holy Blossom Temple, and the author of a number of children's books, including the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Bobbie Rosenfeld, the Olympian Who Could Do Everything (Second Story Press, 2004). She was interviewed about this title for The Book of Life's third-ever episode back in February of 2006. Check out Anne's website at

In this episode, Anne introduces us to her Toronto writers' group as they discuss the Jewish elements of their work. The group includes:


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Don't miss The Book of Life's Blog Action Day episode! It will be posted on October 15, 2008.


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Anonymous said...

Dear Heidi,

I just had the opportunity to listen to O'Canada and the September

As usual, the Podcast was super. I have the Abraham and Sarah
books by Jacqueline Jules and have the Goodnight Sh'ma on my
order list and thoroughly enjoyed hearing how she came to write her

Rabbi Hirsch was totally engaging and I have added her book to
my new order.

Arlyn Imberman was fascinating. I certainly would enjoy reading her
book, as well.

O'Canada was an interesting addition, but I would prefer to hear it as
a short segment on your half hour podcast, rather than an additional
program each month.

Thanks so much for bringing us such a wonderful program each month.
I look forward to hearing it and look to it for suggestions to add to my future orders.

L'Shanah tovah,

Marie said...

Heidi, Great podcast as usual. I look forward to hearing more about Canadian books and authors. The cantor at my temple is Canadian so any info about the Canadian scene would be useful and fun to know about.