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Atlantic Canadian

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:
    White, Susan
    Summary:

    "It is the late 1960s, and the world of twelve-year-old Ruth Iverson pretty much revolves around her friends, a boy she likes, The Monkees and spending time with her dad, doing special stuff like watching the Toronto Maple Leafs win the...

  • Author:
    Glover, Douglas
    Summary:

    At the centre of this story of a modern-day knight errant is Tully Stamper, a bankrupt, a liar, a tippler of corn juice and a deadbeat husband who has abandoned his wife and child on fraudulent psychiatric grounds. He is also one of the...

  • Author:
    Skuy, David
    Summary:

    Cody is no longer the kid with cancer, or the soccer player always sitting on the bench as a substitute. But just when he is getting used to being the striker on the Lions soccer team, as well as being friends with his teammates and a...

  • Author:
    Jessome, Bill
    Summary:

    This latest collection by Maritime Mysteries' former TV host and actor Bill Jessome includes forty of the best stories collected from around the Maritimes. Using his journalist's skills, Jessome weaves incredible stories that charm...

  • Author:
    Bowdring, Paul
    Summary:

    St. John's archivist Michael Lowe's life is turned on its head when a Dutch acquaintance, Anton Aalders, arrives on his doorstep. Anton is searching for a father he never met, a Newfoundland soldier who was part of the Allied forces...

  • Author:
    Roche, Douglas J.
    Summary:

    A brief account of the UN's role in the world today, focusing on the most important issues: the use of military force in conflicts, the challenges of global warming and climate change, deep disparities between rich and poor, and the...

  • Author:
    Hull, Maureen
    Summary:

    A teenager in the 1970s, Gwen is stuck in a tuberculosis sanatorium with only her journal and the odd cigarette to keep her sane. Her twisted sense of humour helps her deal with invasive medical procedures, oversensitive friends, and...

  • Author:
    Whyatt, Sabrina
    Summary:

    From a shy small-town girl singing for family and friends at community concerts, to the bright lights of country music fame, from the wheelhouse of her very own fishing vessel hundreds of miles offshore, to the summit of Mount...

  • Author:
    Hallett, Michelle Butler
    Summary:

    "1593. Queen Elizabeth reigns from the throne while two rival spymasters--Sir Robert Cecil and the Earl of Essex--plot from the shadows. Their goal? To control succession upon the aged queen's death. The man on which their schemes...

  • Author:
    Read, Charles H.
    Summary:

    Dr. Read entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and worked for three years as a flight surgeon. When the war was winding down, he realized that his career as a flight surgeon was also over. But he remembered how much he had enjoyed the...

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

    Set in early-18th-century France, Thomas: A Secret Life is the imagined life of Thomas Pichon. We first meet Thomas as a twelve-year old in the small town of Vire, Normandy. Precociously sensuous by nature, Thomas is inclined to poetry...

  • Author:
    Maher, Allison
    Summary:

    Andrew's mother, Marion, works for Epsom Electronics, a security company that makes high-tech spy gear. When she goes missing on the eve of a G8 summit in Halifax, Andrew and his father work desperately to find her. Luckily, Andrew and...

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
    Summary:

    Colourful characters, subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late-sixties San Francisco. It was Blue's idea to drive their fourth-hand 1957 push-button...

  • Author:
    MacDonald, Hugh R.
    Summary:

    Set in a 1920s coal-mining town, 13-year-old JW Donaldson is a good student with a bright future. As school ended for the year in 1926, JW was looking forward to summer. His father works in the mine, and there is a lot of talk around...

  • Author:
    Sandor, Steven
    Summary:

    All Andy can think about is getting a chance to make the national swim team. He practises constantly to get his swim time down and he's saving money to pay the competition fees by working part-time at a comic book store. When a video of...

  • Author:
    Sawler, Harvey
    Summary:

    Three generations after the Irving family arrived in Canada from Scotland, the name K. C. Irving hit the Forbes top billionaires list, making K. C. one of the richest men in the world and the most powerful businessperson in Canada. But...

  • Author:
    Boateng, Johnny
    Summary:

    KaLeah has just moved from Halifax to the small town of Trail, B.C. KaLeah's a natural at baseball, and it's what she loves to do most. But she is excluded and bullied by Nikki and her clique, the popular Valley Girls, because she is...

  • Author:
    McDougall, Carol
    Summary:

    Set in a small northern town, under the mythical shadow of the Sleeping Giant, Wake the Stone Man follows the complicated friendship of two girls coming of age in the 1960s. Molly meets Nakina, who is Ojibwe and a survivor of the...

  • Author:
    Richardson, Evelyn M.
    Summary:

    In We Keep A Light, Evelyn M. Richardson describes how she and her husband brought tiny Bon Portage Island and built a happy life there for themselves and their three children. On an isolated lighthouse station off the southern tip of...

  • Author:
    Atkinson, Dave
    Summary:

    Thirteen-year-old Kate, who belongs to a family of werewolves in rural New Brunswick, thinks she'd rather turn into a duck each full moon--that is if a werewolf-hunting journalist doesn't track down her family first!

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