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Atlantic Canadian Fiction

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The hottest newest fiction featuring stories and authors from across Atlantic Canada.
The Grand Change

The Grand Change

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William Andrews' first novel examines life in a small PEI community in the 1940s and 50s as changes, so common in the rest of the world, begin to take hold. Using a road as an allegory, he weaves a lyrical tale of simple country people, their struggles and their joys. The story is told through the eyes of a boy called Jake: he is the witness to life on the Hook Road and the events that change that life forever. The book is in some ways like a long poem: the people and the world they inhabit are …

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Turn Us Again

Turn Us Again

A Novel
edition:Book
also available: eBook
tagged : family life

Winner of the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, 2013 Atlantic Book Awards.

Turn Us Again powerfully, painstakingly, and painfully explores a difficult theme, effectively shifting perspectives to show multiple sides of a shattered family history. Readers will find themselves pulled into the darker side of love, partnership and family, the part that usually comes after the movie ends. The writing here is well crafted, developing the complex, complete characters that drive the story heartwa …

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Jeanne Dugas of Acadia

Jeanne Dugas of Acadia

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Born of Acadian parents at Louisbourg, Jeanne Dugas (1731-1817) and her husband Pierre Bois were among the founding families of the Acadian village of Chéticamp in 1785. Descended from one of the three most prominent families in Acadia, Jeanne Dugas and her family lived for more than thirty years under the threat of capture and deportation by the British militia and attacks by pirates and privateers.

In this historical fiction, we follow Jeanne Dugas's trials and tribulations from Louisbourg to …

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Provider's Son

Provider's Son

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Levi Conley has spent his life making a hard living off the water. Fishing defines who he is. But after being betrayed by his business partners, who are also his brothers, he flees out west for the "big bucks" promised by work as an apprentice welder. The work is well-paid, as promised, but it is also hazardous. And there is the unexpected collaboration with Jon Smith, a young native and contemporary artist; Levi respects his craftsmanship but balks at his politics. A new career in a new place w …

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The Strangers' Gallery

The Strangers' Gallery

edition:Paperback
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tagged : literary

St. John's archivist Michael Lowe's life is turned on its head when a Dutch acquaintance, Anton Aalders, arrives on his doorstep in 1995. Anton is searching for a father he never met, ostensibly a Newfoundland soldier who was part of the Allied forces that liberated the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War. Anton's visit stretches from a few days to a few months, reluctant as he is to go in search of his father, and keen to learn as much as he can about Newfoundland, its history, and i …

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"'Could you put those forget-me-nots in with her?' she asked Dr. Devine, in reply to which, of course, no matter what she thought of it, how much she wanted to plant those seeds instead of incinerating them, the good doctor could only say yes."

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Keeping Things Whole

Keeping Things Whole

edition:Paperback
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tagged : literary

It’s 1998 and Antony Williams is about to meet his match. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Antony is the child of a demanding single mother and an absconding Vietnam War resister who got too used to leaving home, country, and family. With a keen eye on the hybrid Windsor-Detroit landscape, backhanded affection for his hometown, and a growing understanding of his own family’s place in its bootleg history, Antony makes his living as a house painter by day before catapulting loads of Canadian weed …

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"Most criminals are greedy bullies. Greedy bullies or, just as bad, greedy little followers who try to impress someone, maybe even themselves, by being more bullying. They rob, abuse, and exploit families before they set to work on strangers."

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Portrait of Julia

Portrait of Julia

A Novel
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : historical

In 1920 Julia Robertson is a young, beautiful war widow, aware of the radical new ideas bursting into the settled thinking of post-Victorian Canada. That new thinking, about the human unconscious through Freud and Jung, about sexual frankness, about women as well as skepticism about religion, shaped the emerging 20th century world and infused modern painting, music, and literature.

Julia struggles with her conscience over the man she most trusts when she is passionately infatuated with another, a …

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Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary, sagas

How far would a son go to belong? And how far would a father go to protect him?

With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes the stage. It's World War II, and while stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Jack meets the well-heeled, romantic Vivian Clift, a local girl who has never stepped off the Rock and is desperate to see the world. They marry against Vivian's family's wishes--hard to say what it is, but ther …

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