Atlantic Canadian collection

  • Author:
    Sawler, Sarah
    Summary:

    Did you know that the Halifax?Dartmouth ferry was once operated by a team of nine horses? Or that Babe Ruth used to visit Yarmouth regularly for hunting and fishing vacations? Enter journalist Sarah Sawler: your guide to discovering 100...

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
    Summary:

    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...

  • Author:
    Glover, Douglas
    Summary:

    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...

  • Author:
    Forsey, Helen
    Summary:

    This book is for Canadians who care about our democracy and the future of our planet. What if we had a Senate that was independent of party politics, truly committed to "sober second thought" and dedicated to the common good?...

  • Author:
    Pratt, Mary
    Summary:

    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
    Summary:

    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...

  • Author:
    Brownlee, Jamie
    Summary:

    Canadian universities are being slowly but inexorably corporatized. Casualizing academic labour, remaking students into consumers of education, implementing corporate management models and commercializing academic research all point to...

  • Author:
    Smith Dow, Leslie
    Summary:

    When Victor Hugo died in 1885, the world was shocked to discover that he had a lone survivor: his daughter Adèle, incarcerated in an asylum for insane gentlewomen. Adèle Hugo was an accomplished, intelligent, and ambitious young woman...

  • Author:
    Maybee, Janet
    Summary:

    On December 6, 1917, harbour pilot Francis Mackey was guiding Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, into Bedford Basin to join a convoy across the Atlantic when it was rammed by Belgian Relief vessel Imo. The resulting massive explosion...

  • Author:
    MacLeod, Hilary
    Summary:

    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...

  • Author:
    Nason, Riel
    Summary:

    A novel of absence and adolescence by the author of the award-winning The Town That Drowned. It's 1977. Seventeen-year-old Violet is left behind by her parents to manage their busy roadside antique stand for the summer. Her...

  • Author:
    Crewe, Lesley
    Summary:

    Can you really move forward without putting the past to rest? Grace Willingdon has everything she needs. For fifteen years she's lived in a trailer overlooking Bras d'Or Lakes in postcard-perfect Baddeck, Cape Breton, with Fletcher...

  • Author:
    Stote, Karen
    Summary:

    During the 1900s eugenics gained favour as a means of controlling the birth rate among "undesirable" populations in Canada. Though many people were targeted, the coercive sterilization of one group has gone largely unnoticed....

  • Author:
    De Villiers, Marq
    Summary:

    "Water is a renewable resource, but what are its limits? Between drawing down our resources of fresh water at ever-increasing rates and continuing to pollute water that should have been cleaned up decades ago, are we entering upon...

  • Author:
    Kochanoff, Peggy
    Summary:

    Can anything eat prickly sea urchins? Can dead jellyfish still sting you? Why does water squirt up when you walk along the beach?Biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving...

  • Author:
    Elliott, Lorne
    Summary:

    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...

  • Author:
    Doucette, Fred
    Summary:

    Fred Doucette always wanted to be a soldier. In the 1960s he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served in Cyprus in the 1970s and ?80s and Bosnia in the 1990s. When he returned home to in 1999 after his last overseas tour, he was...

  • Author:
    Safer, Catherine
    Summary:

    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
    Summary:

    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:
    Rayner, Robert
    Summary:

    When heavy November rains threaten to flood the small town of Black River, New Brunswick, the community calls on the hydroelectric company to open the gates of its dam and drop the water level. But local management has been overruled by...

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