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Sick Joke
- Cancer, Japan, and Back Again
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Sick Joke is one quirky travelogue. Glenn Deir spent two years happily stumbling through the conundrums of Japanese culture. Then he got tonsil cancer and less happily stumbled through the conu ...read more

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The Widows of Paradise Bay
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Prissy Montgomery goes to great lengths to avoid having sex with her husband, Howie. So when he confesses to having an affair, and requests a divorce, she shouldnít be all that surprised. With her ...read more

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Newfoundland Stories
- The Loss of the Waterwitch & Other Tales
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The fourteen stories in this publication comprise a spectrum of characters and events that have helped forge an image of an island, its people, and its culture that is unique and compelling. Heroi ...read more

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Where Old Ghosts Meet
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Matthew Molloy, bright and educated, longs to leave behind his miserable existence on a small farm in Ireland. He yields to pressure and sets aside his dream until one day, he walks away, leaving his ...read more

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This Ramshackle Tabernacle
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This Ramshackle Tabernacle is a collection of short stories set in and around the fictional villages of St. Lola and St. Olga in northeastern Ontario. Whether reflecting on the broken lives of ...read more

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Island Maid
- Voices of Outport Women
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Sheilagh OíLeary and Rhonda Pelley spent two summers travelling from Bonavista Bay to the Great Northern Peninsula and to the communities of the south coast. The women they interviewed shared unique l ...read more

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Out Loud
- Essays on Mental Illness, Stigma and Recovery
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Out Loud is a collection of more than fifty essays by people affected by mental illness. There are essays by those who have experienced mental illness themselves, by family and friends, by comm ...read more

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The Artificial Newfoundlander
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The Artificial Newfoundlander is a witty, playful, tale of contemporary St. Johnís. Hugh Norman, a middle-aged English prof researching an eccentric novelist priest, is faced with the unexpecte ...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


Featured Book

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...


Featured Author

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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