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People in Atlantic Canada

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People reading. Like people watching, only better! Biographies, auto-biographies, memoirs, stories and more. Fascinating books on fascinating people in Atlantic Canada
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini
edition:Paperback

Winner, Best Atlantic Published Book Award
Shortlisted, Canadian Regional Design Award

met-a-mor-pho-sis: a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft.

In May of 1896, a young magician from New York City joined the cast of the Marco Magic Company and embarked on a summer-long tour of eastern Canada, including New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It was during this excursion that Handcuff Harry AKA Harry Houdini first showcased the talent that transformed h …

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Other Side of Midnight, The

Other Side of Midnight, The

Taxi Cab Stories
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The first St. John's taxi stand started up in the early-20th Century and greatly expanded prior to the Second World War. There are now almost four hundred taxis operating within the city limits. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is not a traditional history of taxi cabs in St. John's. It describes the commonly shared experiences of an underwritten portion of Newfoundland's working class while presenting St. John's from the front seat of a taxi cab. It will explore the working lives of …

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The Price of Honesty

The Price of Honesty

life, laughter and liquid lunches
edition:Hardcover

The Price of Honesty is a cascade of witty, wise, and whimsical observations of life in Atlantic Canada after World War II. Costello treats the reader to precise and personal glimpses into the lives of blue bloods and white knights, actors and athletes, Lords and Ladies, top-floor executives and low-level street types, all told with wry humour and a gently probing, poetic touch.

Through Costello's eyes, poignant pen, and worldly view, we observe Sir Max Aitken, the first Lord Beaverbrook, and his …

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1949

1949

The Twilight Before the Dawn
edition:Paperback

1949 is an historic, non-fictional account of the role one man played in breaking the shackles that kept Britain's oldest colony in a state of permanent poverty and who led its people to a knock-down, drag 'em out battle into Confederation and the 20th century---Joseph R. Smallwood.

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The Wind In the Rigging

The Wind In the Rigging

edition:Book

Jack Dodd was a sealer, fisherman, sailor, songwriter, prospector and treasure hunter. Above all, he was an adventurer. Born, at the turn of the twentieth century, Dodd always wanted to go to sea—and he did, eventually voyaging around the world three times. From close calls on the ice floes to shipwrecks on stormy seas, Wind in the Rigging is an old-fashioned yarn, the rollicking story of Dodd’s early life and first adventures.

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Of Earthly and River Things

Of Earthly and River Things

An Angler's Memoir
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

"One could do worse than to grow up on a river."

In his new collection of essays, Wayne Curtis voyages back through the tributaries of his past, throwing a pastoral net over the backwaters of his childhood to ensnare the sepia-tinged moments of love, loss, and life lessons he gleaned through his rise to maturity on the waterways of New Brunswick. As Proust recalled his past through the delicate taste of a madeleine, so, too, Curtis ruminates on growing up on the Miramichi, albeit through the more …

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Walk With My Shadow

Walk With My Shadow

edition:Paperback

Meet George Gregoire, an Innu man who was born in the Labrador bush in the middle of the last century, yet mustered enough education to write his memoirs. In the authentic voice of a storyteller George invites the reader to see Innu society and culture from the inside. He shares stories from his earliest childhood memories and the wondrous life of a hunter. George also became a husband and father and the story of his adult life is a mirror through which the images of a once independent people, u …

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Finding me in France

Finding me in France

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

it's never too late to find the life you've always wanted. Bobbi French is just an ordinary person seeking an extraordinary life. For her, that means taking the boldest leap of faith in her life: moving to France to fulfill a lifelong dream. All she has to do is give up her successful medical career in Canada, sell her house, pare down her possessions to only what would fit in a carry-on suitcase, and buy a one-way ticket to Semur-en-Auxois. She also has to ignore the common opinion that she's l …

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