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The Island’s literature expands beyond a certain red-headed orphan to new fiction, non-fiction, history and poetry
Beach Reading

Beach Reading

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Lorne Elliott's new novel, Beach Reading, takes us back to the early 1970s on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, where a hilarious and colourful cast of Lorne Elliott characters are engaged in uproarious political, financial, musical, amorous, and ecological shenanigans. Our young hero, Christian, is an eloquently wry and precocious university drop-out, who has never savoured the wonders of women or alcohol. A budding naturalist raised in central Canada, he arrives on PEI for a summer job …

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Anne around the World

Anne around the World

L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic
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What makes Anne of Green Gables an international, time-honoured classic? International audiences have described reading L.M. Montgomery's most celebrated novel as an experience in enchantment. Balancing criticism and celebration, Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell bring together essays that consider the sources of the wonder that Montgomery's work inspires. The popular appeal of Montgomery's classic is undeniable, but the reasons for its worldwide resonance are less obvious. From a range of perspect …

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Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island

Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island

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  • Winner of APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award 
  • Winner of PEI Book Award for Non-fiction

This lavishly-illustrated book tells a story through words and images that has never before been told, not in any single book. The focus is entirely on the Mi'kmaq of the Island, an island which for thousands of years has been known to the Mi'kmaq and their ancestors as Epekwitk. That name means "cradle on the sea" and no more poetic description of PEI has ever been penned. The story of the PEI Mi'k …

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Riptides

Riptides

New Island Fiction
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A call was sent out asking writers to submit unpublished short stories for a fiction anthology featuring newer writers with a significant P.E.I. connection. There were no boundaries for setting or genre, only a limit of 5,000 words. PEI is strong on tradition, which includes out-migration and immigration. Thus, its culture and demographics are changing, and these PEI writers both are Island-born and hail from away - Australia and Calgary, Newfoundland and Ukraine.    The result is twenty-three s …

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I am an Islander

I am an Islander

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No man is a Prince Edward Island. That's a good thing, because the tiny province is eroding a metre per year.    In the collection I am An Islander, Patrick Ledwell explores the hilarity of life viewed from the country's crumbling Eastern edge. Raised in a big family, the Island comedian looks back at his rural roots and asks:   I am an Islander is a funny and heartfelt stockpile of standup, sketches, and rants, banked up to defend your good humour against everything that might erode it.

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Shipwrecks and Sailors of Prince Edward Island

Shipwrecks and Sailors of Prince Edward Island

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It has been estimated that between fifteen to twenty thousand ships have meet their end along Canada's eastern seaboard. Many of these wrecks happened between the 1800s to the mid-1900s when the season of bark, brig, brigantine and schooner came and went. This era left behind literally a vast volume - both recorded in print and preserved in local tales - of heroism and tragedy of mariners young and old. Prince Edward Island's legacy of tales from the era of all-sail is great: from the wreck of t …

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Here for the Music

Here for the Music

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Laurie Brinklow's long-awaited first collection of poems beaches the reader on the shores of contemporary womanhood.  Strewn with memories of the tumultuous journey through childhood to adulthood and the detritus of relationships chanced and abandoned, finally being "here" brings to devotion to daughters and friends and an Island place. Brinklow's book contains the tidal pull of loss and renewal, departure and arrival that keeps a lover of islands so close to the edges of life and death. That's …

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