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Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's

  • Author:
    Fitzpatrick, Jamie
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    Derek is forty-one years old. His girlfriend has just left him, his father, a local DJ, is about to go to court, and his rec hockey team is up in arms about a TV reporter's attempts to glorify their weekly games. When Derek's half-...

  • Author:
    Hunt, Robert
    Summary:

    Townies is the sequel to Robert Hunt’s memoir Corner Boys and takes us back to the mean streets – and schools – of St. John’s in the 1950s and 1960s. This is a coming-of-age story about the friendships between young...

  • Author:
    Andrieux, J. P.
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    The Portuguese White Fleet, whose name derived from its vessels’ white hulls, is an important part of Newfoundland and Labrador history. Gaspar Corte-Real’s followers had been fishing off the Grand Banks for more than 400 years, but it...

  • Author:
    Rowe, Bill
    Summary:

    Is there really a monster at Twenty Mile Pond?

    Bill McGill, a lawyer living in St. John’s, has been asking himself this same question for more than twenty years, since the day he saw—or thought he saw—something large and...

  • Author:
    Abbott, Linda
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    Day after day, thousands of people passed by an unassuming, three-storey building on the corner of New Gower and Springdale streets in St. John’s. Operated by the Hull family, the ground floor was rented to a commission merchant; the...

  • Author:
    Wangersky, Russell
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    Winner of the 2010 BMO Winterset Award When retiree Keith O'Reilly witnesses the murder of his neighbour by a pizza delivery man one night during a snowstorm, a unique series of stories begins to unfold. As the narrative seamlessly...

  • Author:
    Darcy, Joseph B., C.F.C.
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    St. Patrick's Hall Schools, the creation of the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS), was the first modern school in Newfoundland. No ordinary educational establishment, it played a primary part in raising the Catholic young men of St. John's...

  • Author:
    Rompkey, Bill
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    During World War II St. John’s, Newfoundland, played a critical role in the fight against Nazi Germany.

    Seamen from all over the world sailed to and from the old seaport, chosen for duty because it was closest to Europe and...

  • Author:
    Coles, Megan Gail
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    February in Newfoundland is the longest month of the year. Another blizzard is threatening to tear a strip off downtown St. John's, while inside The Hazel restaurant a storm of sex, betrayal, addiction, and hurt is breaking. Iris, a...

  • Author:
    Coles, Megan Gail
    Summary:

    February in Newfoundland is the longest month of the year. Another blizzard is threatening to tear a strip off downtown St. John’s, while inside The Hazel restaurant, a storm system of sex, betrayal, addiction and hurt is breaking...

  • Author:
    Rowe, Bill
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    Warning: Graphic Content and Mature Subject Matter

    Rosie O’Dell is a creature of beauty, brilliance . . . and unspeakable secrets. When she was young, terrible crimes had been committed against her. Tom Sharpe became Rosie O’Dell...

  • Author:
    Moore, Lisa
    Summary:

    Lisa Moore's Open makes you believe three things unequivocally: that St. John's is the centre of the universe, that these stories are about absolutely everything, that the only certainty in life comes from the accumulation of moments...

  • Author:
    Johnson, Trudi
    Summary:

    Every family has its secrets.

    In 1935, Hannah Parsons left her home in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, at the age of seventeen to work in service for Charles and Virginia Sinclair, a wealthy St. John’s family. While working for them...

  • Author:
    Corbett, Robert
    Summary:

    St. John’s has been called the “City of Fire” for a reason, and the St. John’s Fire Department has responded to every call for help. Faithful and Fearless is a richly detailed history of over four hundred years of fighting fires in St....

  • Author:
    Butler, Paul
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    Having just escaped the King’s justice, notorious pirate Peter Easton arrives in St. John’s harbour with ten well-armed ships. Knowing he is too powerful to be refused, Easton confidently invites the King’s loyal fishing admiral,...

  • Author:
    Moore, Lisa
    Summary:

    In Degrees of Nakedness, Lisa Moore's first story collection, the joys and distresses of love course through modern-day Newfoundland like an electric current. Lisa Moore's stories are bright, emotionally engaging, tangible. She marks...

  • Author:
    Hunt, Robert
    Summary:

    Corner Boys is Robert Hunt’s memoir of growing up on the mean streets of St. John’s in the 1950s and ’60s. Within the working-class neighbourhoods that are central to this tale, trouble seemed to lurk behind every corner, ready...

  • Author:
    Hunt, Robert
    Summary:

    In this final instalment of Robert Hunt’s memoirs, we return to the alleys and street corners of St. John’s in the 1950s and 1960s. Baby boomers coming of age in this growing city often faced difficult and sometimes frightening...

  • Author:
    Morgan, Carolyn
    Summary:

    A novel of crime and passion in nineteenth-century Newfoundland

    Alexander Pindikowsky, a Polish artist working in Heart’s Content, is arrested in 1880 for the crime of forgery. He is sentenced to fifteen months at Her Majesty’s...

  • Author:
    Moore, Lisa
    Summary:

    From the author of the award-winning The Sisters Brothers comes a dark, boozy, and hilarious tale from the LA underworld. A nameless barman tends a decaying bar in Hollywood and takes notes for a book about his clientele. Initially, he...

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