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Dancing in the Palm of his hand
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Dancing in the Palm of His Hand is a novel about the horrors of the European witch persecutions as revealed through Eva Rosen, a young widow accused of witchcraft, her persecutor Wilhelm Hampel ...read more

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Icy Battleground
- Canada, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the Seal Hunt
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Icy Battleground is the first comprehensive account of the forty-year political controversy over the seal hunt. With a foreword by the Honourable John C. Crosbie, it traces the rise of the anti ...read more

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From the Voices of Nurses
- An Oral History of Newfoundland Nurses who Graduated Prior to 1950
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Thirty-three nurses who graduated before 1950 were interviewed about nursing in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Their nursing experiences cover a 60-year period and the stories refle ...read more

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An Island In The Sky
- Selected Poetry of Al Pittman
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This compilation from one of Canada's most acclaimed writers spans four decades and six volumes. Often bittersweet and occasionally enigmatic, these poems represent Pittman's infinite talent. Targeted ...read more

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Muinji'j Becomes a Man
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Muinjiíj has been waiting all his life to make this trip with his grandfather - a trip to the city to sell otter, beaver and muskrat pelts, and bring back supplies to the village. Itís a long expediti ...read more

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Sinking of the Titanic, The
- An Ice-Pilot's Perspective
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Few human events have stirred the imagination, inspired myths and movies and had such a hold upon the western world as the sinking of the unsinkable ship, the RMS Titanic. In his convincing ...read more

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Labradorians, The
- Voices from the Land of Cain
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Explorer Jacques Cartier dismissed it as the land God gave to Cain, but generations of people from widely differing cultures living in dense wilderness conditions have forged the people of Labrador in ...read more

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Waiting for Time
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A twentieth-century descendant of Lavinia, from Bernice Morgan's bestselling novel Random Passage, Lav rediscovers the power of her heritage and a courage she didn't know she possessed. Wai ...read more


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Breakwater News

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice.
Great news! We have extended the deadline for submissions! LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories of Pride, Courage ...read more

Janet Merlo Media Release
Media Release No One to Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP St. Johnís NL, October 2 ...read more

Call for Essays
Breakwater Books is seeking essays from the community for a collection of LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories of Pri ...read more

Two New Plaques to Celebrate Work and Life of Newfoundland Poet Al Pittman
Breakwater Books is pleased to help spread the word of two new plaques commemorating the life and wo ...read more

The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove
Presenting The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove, A Weekend of Newfoundland Music, Books, and Art. Situated ...read more

Breakwater Books Shortlisted for Three Atlantic Book Awards
Breakwater Books is pleased to announce that That Forgetful Shore by author Trudy Morgan-Cole ...read more


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How Loveta Got Her Baby

From Journey Prize-nominee Nicholas Ruddock comes an outstanding new collection of short fiction. How Loveta Got Her Baby is a set of linked stories a...


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Chad Pelley
Chad Pelley is an award-winning author, songwriter, and photographer from St. Johnís, Newfoundland. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles...



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