Atlantic Canadian collection

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
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    A coming of age story about Roddie Gillies and his guardian and grandfather Calum, one of the last remaining Gaelic speakers in the once-proud mining town of Shean. A quiet and stoic man, Calum and his aging friends illuminate for us...

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    Glover, Douglas
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    A Guide to Animal Behaviour is a stunning collection of stories by an author who is fast becoming one of the great, innovative story writers of his generation. Urbane, stylish, and off-beat, the stories in this collection touch the...

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    Pratt, Mary
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    Mary Pratt is famous throughout Canada for her luminous paintings and prints. Her 1995 exhibition, The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light, drew record-breaking crowds on its tour of Canada. It also resulted in an...

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
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    Smallish and inelegant, Shean's postwar, post-industrial economy is in desperate disrepair, and the lengths that some civic leaders will go to in order to do "what's best" sometimes requires a leap of faith that has unintended...

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    MacLeod, Hilary
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    It's Christmas at The Shores. There's no snow yet, but there are so many outdoor lights that the tiny coastal village can be seen from space. Apart from Ian Simmons' place, there's only one house in the village that isn't lit up. It's...

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    Elliott, Lorne
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    Christian is an eloquently wry and precocious university drop-out who has never savoured the wonders of women or alcohol. A naturalist raised in central Canada, he arrives on PEI for a summer job in Barrisway National Park, and sets up...

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    Safer, Catherine
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    Bishop's Road is set in contemporary St. John's and tells the story of a year in the lives of a handful of odd characters, women mostly, shaken out of their pathetic complacency by a teenage delinquent with magic in her eyes. There are...

  • Author:
    Best, Laura
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    Pru Burbidge lives a simple life on the family homestead on Dalhousie Road in 1940s rural Nova Scotia until her father abandons the family and her mother falls ill. Her life is turned upside-down by these events, and she is forced to...

  • Author:
    Roy, Philip
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    In 1744, at age 15, Jacques and his father leave France for Louisbourg, the capital of Île Royale--a far cry from his books and music and the comforts of his mother's home. In the Acadian forests that surround Louisbourg, a young Mi'...

  • Author:
    Creighton, Helen
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    Ghosts guarding buried treasure, phantom ships, haunted houses and supernatural warnings of death are just some of the strange and mysterious phenomena from Bluenose Ghosts. These unexplained mysteries are all based on personal...

  • Author:
    Creighton, Helen
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    Bluenose Magic, first published in 1968, is considered a classic of Maritime literature, and its author, Dr. Helen Creighton, is one of Canada?s best-loved and most respected folklorists. This fascinating and engaging companion to the...

  • Author:
    MacLeod, Hilary
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    The Shores is celebrating a killer 200th anniversary. A skull tossed up on the beach sparks a heritage murder investigation. Meanwhile, serial widow Vera Gloom moves into the village with her three ex- husbands. Are they one big happy...

  • Author:
    Yhard, Jo Ann.
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    "Fred has had a rough summer. His secret crush on Mai is going strong, his mother has barely recovered from a battle with cancer, and his unreliable father's diving business has gone completely underwater. Now Fred, Mai, and Grace,...

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    Celtic-speaking peoples of Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands and Wales played a vital role in the history of Europe and the Americas. Immigrant Celtic communities enjoyed many significant accomplishments...

  • Author:
    Biagi, Susan
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    Set in 17th-century Mi'kma'ki, territory of the Mi'kmaq of Maritime Canada, Cibou is the story of a young Mi'kmaw woman and her relationship with Jesuit missionary Antoine Daniel -- a historical figure who was stationed in Cape Breton...

  • Author:
    Marshall, Lindsay
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    Poetry is Lindsay Marshall's way of telling stories, of speaking with others about what things that matter to him. His heritage. His people. His life as a Mi'kmaw. For the reader, Clay Pots and Bones is a colourful journey from early...

  • Author:
    Lockerby, Earle
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    When the fortress of Louisbourg fell to the British in 1758, the Acadians of Prince Edward Island (then known as Île Saint-Jean) were deported, sent to an unknown land thousands of kilometres away. Shipwrecks and disease took a...

  • Author:
    Soucoup, Dan
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    Do you remember the invasion of Newfoundland?s hydroponic cucumber? How about New Brunswick?s Bricklin sports car? Dan Soucoup follows the money up the political ladder to deliver the dirt on the most devastating failed business...

  • Author:
    Best, Laura
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    Cammie Deveau began life with a few strikes against her. She's visually impaired, abandoned by her mother at birth, her father was a casualty of the Second World War-and if all that isn't enough, she's being raised by her bootlegging...

  • Author:
    Larsen, Patti
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    Ten-year-old Chloe Sutton arrives on Prince Edward Island to live with her Aunt Laverne (Larry) after the loss of her parents. Her first night in her new home, Chloe is tormented by the loss of her mother and father and hides in the...

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