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Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Author:
    Chafe, Robert
    Summary:

    Dr. Jon Lien is a risk-taker and respected researcher, working for over twenty years in the dangerous waters off Newfoundland to rescue massive humpback whales and save the fishing gear in which they're trapped. With his head down...

  • Author:
    Vautier, Clarence
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    The waters off the east coast of Canada have seen their share of accidents and disasters during the twentieth century. In Newfoundland alone, countless lives have been swallowed up by the angry seas of the North Atlantic or have fallen...

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    Young, Ida Linehan
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    In the late nineteenth century, after disease and circumstance have left her alone in the world, Mary Rourke believes she is predestined to spinsterhood in her small community in Newfoundland. When a series of dramatic events brings a...

  • Author:
    Ward, David
    Summary:

    A “come from away” exploring love, loneliness, and adventure in remote Newfoundland

    Part memoir, part nature writing, part love story, Bay of Hope is an occasionally comical, often adversarial, and...

  • Author:
    Witcher, Eric R.
    Summary:

    Barr’d Islands: From English Roots is a history of early English settlement in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, with a focus on Barr’d Islands, a small fishing community on Fogo Island.

    Explore the day-to-day lives of a...

  • Author:
    Furey, Hubert
    Summary:

    Stories, Tall Tales, and Truths of Newfoundland and Labrador

    In this diverse collection of stories, Hubert Furey transports the reader back in time to an outport culture in which he lived and which has long since disappeared. It...

  • Author:
    Bursey, Lillian
    Summary:

    Amy’s Journey is the story of a young girl, who at the age of twelve, is diagnosed with tuberculosis and becomes a patient in a Sanatorium. While on the road to recovery, she copes with a sudden death in her family which...

  • Author:
    Lombard, Rosalie M.
    Summary:

    Like other children of the 1930s, I read about the adventures of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, who worked among fishermen in a very cold, icy place way up north called Newfoundland and Labrador . . .

    It was many years later...

  • Author:
    Grenfell, Sir Wilfred
    Summary:

    On Easter Sunday, 1908, Dr. Wilfred Grenfell was summoned to treat a boy with osteomyelitis who had been operated on two weeks earlier. The young man needed immediate attention to save not only his leg but his life, so the doctor set...

  • Author:
    Doyle, Norman
    Summary:

    Before he walked onto the political stage, Norman Doyle grew up in Avondale, Conception Bay, in a family of nine children. He followed in his father’s footsteps and made his way to New York City, where he found employment as an...

  • Author:
    Brown, Cassie
    Summary:

    It was a snowy, stormy night, that February 23, 1918, when the sturdy S.S. Florizel steamed out of St. John’s harbour, bound for Halifax and New York. Captain William Martin, a cautious and competent skipper, encountered thick...

  • Author:
    Collins, Gary
    Summary:

    A collection of true Christmas stories by Gary Collins, Newfoundland and Labrador’s favourite storyteller!

    Gary Collins invites us to live again the gone forever. These stories embody the soul of Christmas in outport Newfoundland...

  • Author:
    Draper, Penny
    Summary:

    One cold day in 1929, a tsunami strikes the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland and suddenly twelve-year-old Murphy is doing a man's work, saving lives and caring for the people he loves.

    Murphy wants to grow up fast and be a...

  • Author:
    Ryan, Shannon
    Summary:

    The waters off Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic, held the world’s most abundant supply of codfish, which, when discovered, was in great demand. Unlike the fur trade, the other major early commercial activity in what is now mainland...

  • Author:
    Collins, Gary
    Summary:

    Among the bays, inlets, and communities of the province, author Gary Collins has earned a seat at the head of the table as Newfoundland and Labrador’s favourite storyteller. Now, with six books under his belt, the “Story Man” from Hare...

  • Author:
    Frost, Sydney, Roberts, Edward
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    This memoir is unique. It is by far the most complete account of World War I by any member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Sydney Frost, a young Nova Scotian, was working in St. John’s at The Bank of Nova Scotia when the First World...

  • Author:
    Weber, Lori
    Summary:

    Before her plane even touches down in Newfoundland, Cheryl is already plotting her escape. She knows life on this rock will be no better than it was in the other places she’s been forced to live ever since her parents launched their...

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