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2014 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlists

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the ten different book prizes comprising the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards. The twenty-seven books up for awards represent the wide range of literary works being produced in Atlantic Canada—from cutting edge fiction to deeply researched books on Atlantic Canadian history, illustrated children’s picture books to novels written for teens and young adults. The full shortlist is printed below and is available at

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Nix Minus One

by (author) Jill MacLean

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

by (author) Jesse Francis & A.J.B. Johnston

Black Loyalists

Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Free Black Communities

by (author) Ruth Holmes Whitehead

Merry Hell

The Story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919

by (author) Brian Tennyson

The August Gales

The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927

by (author) Gerald Hallowell

Blood on a Saint

A Mystery

by (author) Anne Emery

Lasso the Wind

Aurelia's Verses and other Poems

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
illustrated by Susan Tooke

Tailings of Warren Peace

by (author) Stephen Law

Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House

by (author) Patti Larsen

Lionel F. Stevenson Fifty Years of Photographs

Fifty Years of Photographs (1962-2012)

by (author) Pan Wendt

The Power of Harmony

A Novel

by (author) Jan L. Coates

Bluenose Adventure

by (author) Jacqueline Halsey
illustrated by Eric Orchard

Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beauséjour and Grand-Pré

by (author) Jonathan Fowler & Earle Lockerby

The Ballad of Jacob Peck

by (author) Debra Komar

Fallsy Downsies

by (author) Stephanie Domet

Turn Us Again

by (author) Charlotte R. Mendel


New Island Fiction

by (author) Richard Lemm

The Stowaways

by (author) Meghan Marentette
illustrated by Dean Griffiths

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Special edition)

edited by Terry Graff

Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick

A defining conflict for Canada's political culture

by (author) David Bell


by (author) Rosalie Osmond

Singily Skipping Along

by (author) Sheree Fitch & Deanne Fitzpatrick

- Scapegoat

the extraordinary legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion

edited by Joel Zemel
designed by SVP productions
managing editor Francis Mitchell
consultant editor Jeanne Howell