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2018 BMO Winterset Award Long List

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This award celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. On February 27, 2019, the three finalists will be revealed, before announcing the award winner at Government House on Thursday, March 28, 2019. - See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/news/long-list-announced-2018-bmo-winterset-award#sthash.cHzi1G14.dpuf
The Luminous Sea

The Luminous Sea

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*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD *FINALIST - THE 2019 BMO WINTERSET AWARD *WINNER - 2019 IPPY AWARD FOR FICTION (CANADA EAST) *FINALIST - 2019 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS (BEST COVER DESIGN) *WINNER - GEORGIAN BAY READS 2019 *FINALIST - NL READS 2019 *LONGLISTED FOR THE MiRAMICHI READER'S VERY BEST BOOK AWARDS (BEST FIRST BOOK)
A team of researchers from a nearby university have set up a research station in a fictional outport in Newfoundland, studying the stran …

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Growing Up Next to The Mental

Growing Up Next to The Mental

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Wish Mooney’s earliest memory in life is finding a corpse in the Waterford River. Jarring stuff for a four-year-old, yet far from the most shocking or bizarre event he would witness growing up in west-end St. John’s, next door to the Waterford Hospital. Or as it was unabashedly labelled before the advent of political correctness: The Mental. An unfortunate moniker by today’s stigma standards, but one legitimately derived from the original name of the place—The Hospital for Mental and Ne …

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Between Breaths

Between Breaths

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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 in freezing waters and armed only with a snorkel and knife, Lien saves the lives of over five hundred animals and earns the hard-won respect of Newfoundland’s fishermen. But his toughest battle comes at the end, as his body is slowly conquered by a relentlessly pro …

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Seasons Before the War

Seasons Before the War

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Seasons Before the War by Bernice Morgan (author of acclaimed historical novels Random Passage and Waiting for Time) is a delightful, unsentimental remembrance of growing up in St. John's, Newfoundland just before the city, and the world, changed irrevocably with the advent of WWII.

This slightly fictionalized telling explores the delights of every day and of each season: how Bernice and her siblings played and passed their time — watching the fire trucks put out fires at the dump, going for me …

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Catching the Light

Catching the Light

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This was the line between here and there. No landwash, no vague intertidal zone, no undecided. She stood at the edge, a mass of instincts and yearnings and despair, while the dawn painted itself in around her, shade by delicate shade.

The kids call her Lighthouse: no lights on up there. In a small town, everyone knows when you can't read. But Cathy is just distracted by the light, lines, and artistry of everyday life. She is a talented artist growing up in tiny Mariners Cove and yearns for accep …

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Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

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One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of scenery. I think she needed a change of scenery, too. One without me. Because that rotten bad year? That was my fault.

Thus begins the poignant story, told in free verse, of eleven-year-old Jett. Last year, Jett and his mother had moved to a new town for a fresh start after his father went to jail. But Jett soon learned that fresh starts aren't all they're …

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