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The Nova Scotia government, in partnership with members of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, contributed 84 titles in accessible formats to the NNELS database, highlighting Atlantic Canadian authored and published books. The Atlantic Canadian collection includes a range of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, including adventure stories, mysteries, classics, ghost stories, general histories, tales of pirates, ghosts and rogues, and much more. Added to NNELS in January 2017.

  • Author:
    Poliquin, Daniel
    Summary:

    "Facing the dwindling years of his life, an old man waits for his turn on the auction block, hoping to be sold to a family as decent as the one he is leaving. It is not the first time he has been here, and it may not be the last. Mute...

  • Author:
    Anderson, Antony
    Summary:

    Saturday, November 3, 1956 The United Nations about 10 p.m. Lester Pearson, Canada's foreign minister (and future prime minister) stands before the United Nations General Assembly. He is about read a proposal composed of seventy-eight...

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    Inglis, Kate
    Summary:

    Contains things disgusting, rude, repulsive and crush-like in nature. It also includes the most gigantic party ever seen, a rampaging woodship, random explosions, a prison, an escape, inventions, blackberry sploosh and many, many...

  • Author:
    Pannozzo, Linda
    Summary:

    In About Canada: The Environment, award-winning author Linda Pannozzo examines the philosophical, economic and ideological landscape of our current environmental worldview. She connects our faith in the free market and our adherence to...

  • Author:
    Renaud, Anne
    Summary:

    Anna Swan grew to an astonishing size -- nearly 2.5 metres (almost 8 feet) tall. She was billed as "The Nova Scotia Giant Girl" at P.T. Barnum's American Museum in New York. But despite her unusual and challenging physical attributes,...

  • Author:
    Yhard, Jo Ann.
    Summary:

    Thirteen-year-old Grace is grieving over her father's mysterious death, dealing with her distraught mother's erratic parenting, and evading her creepy nosy neighbour, Mr. Stuckless. She and her friends like to get away from it all by...

  • Author:
    Pauwels, Jacques R.
    Summary:

    Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical, revisionist lens to the First World War, offering readers a fresh interpretation that challenges mainstream thinking. As Pauwels sees it, war offered benefits to everyone, across class and...

  • Author:
    Canning, Bridget
    Summary:

    Wanda Jaynes is about to lose her job amidst a mountain of bills, and she suspects her musician boyfriend might be romantically interested in her friend, Trish. But Wanda’s life changes radically on a routine trip to the grocery store...

  • Author:
    Holdstock, Pauline
    Summary:

    A feral girl roams the dense forests of nineteenth-century France. In the village of Freyzus, she is chased by suspicious townspeople to the edge of a gorge, where she jumps and disappears, vanishing into village legend. On the other...

  • Author:
    MacDonald, Hugh
    Summary:

    The Last Wild Boy is a dystopic story about Nora who lives in the walled city of Aahimsa, an idyllic community of girls and women working together to make a peaceful life free of the brutality of the outsiders. Nora and her friend Alice...

  • Author:
    Glover, Douglas
    Summary:

    Douglas Glover’s acclaimed novel The Life and Times of Captain N. is now available in a GLE Library edition. Originally published by McClelland & Stewart, the novel was acclaimed by the most respected critics in Canada and the US,...

  • Author:
    Glover, Douglas
    Summary:

    Set on the Niagara frontier in the final days of the American Revolution, The Life and Times of Captain N. sees the revolutionary new world order from the standpoint of the losers. Hendrick Nellis, a Tory guerrilla, has also been a...

  • Author:
    Coady, Lawrence W.
    Summary:

    A contemporary account of tracking a historical explorer across Labrador. In the mode of Leonidas Hubbard and William Cabot, Hesketh Prichard set out with a group of adventurers in the early 1900s, determined to cross Labrador....

  • Author:
    Coady, L. W.
    Summary:

    Hesketh Prichard set out with a group of adventurers in the early 1900s, determined to cross Labrador. Disregarding advice, his expedition headed up a canyon and massive cliffs all with a canoe in tow. The canoe was later abandoned. The...

  • Author:
    Guitard, Nicholas
    Summary:

    For more than 50 years, William Francis Ganong explored the wilderness of New Brunswick to document its natural history. The importance of his work is well understood by academics studying natural history or cartography, but for the...

  • Author:
    Stellings, Caroline
    Summary:

    Tina is short, but she packs a wallop. And she knows every move a boxer needs to get to the top. It's 1979, and the glory days of the sport are over. With the family gym about to fold, and her father unwilling to listen to a word she...

  • Author:
    Johnston, A. J. B.
    Summary:

    Getting what he wants turns Thomas's world upside down, forcing him to start over - Like the streets of his 18th-century Paris home, Thomas Pichon's life is full of twists and turns. Despite winning his wife's forgiveness for an...

  • Author:
    Raddall, Thomas H.
    Summary:

    A Nova Scotia classic, The Nymph and the Lamp is the story of Isabel Jardin, a strong and sensitive woman, and the men in her life--the stoic Matthew Carney, a living legend, the passionate Gregory Skane, and the innocent but infatuated...

  • Author:
    Martin, Finley
    Summary:

    A young widow, orphan and mother, Wilhelmina Anne Brown is just beginning to find some stability in her new home in Prince Edward Island when she is forced to deal with the death of her beloved uncle, Bill Darby. Darby, a Charlottetown...

  • Author:
    Bauslaugh, Gary
    Summary:

    "Who owns my life?" Sue Rodriguez was dying of a form of ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease) when she asked this question of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1993. She was fighting for the right to a physician-assisted death before she became...

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