Fiction

  • House of Hate

    House of Hate is, in the words of Margaret Laurence, "a classic of its kind." Set in the stark, confining atmosphere of a Newfoundland mill town, this semi-autobiographical novel tells of Saul Stone, an illiterate...

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  • January, February, June or July

    In her first novel, Helen Porter introduces us to Heather Novak, a young woman at odds with the world, attempting to cope with the consequences with her first, brief love affair. Porter examines Heather's relationships...

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  • Fanny For Change

    Fanny Grace lives in the small community of Famish Gut. She and her special friend, Milly King, are just beginning sixth grade. There are lots of things Fanny and Millie enjoy about living in Famish Gut, but there...

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  • On Poppy’s Beach

    On Poppy's beach seashells I find. My bucket's filled with every kind. I keep the ones I like the best. to hide home in my treasure chest. Come spend a sweet summer's day exploring and enjoying the...

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  • Bubbly Troubly Polar Bear

    It’s Bring Your Kids to Work Day and Dad is taking Nat and her polar bear to Mr. McDermott’s Detergents and Soaps. Nat promises Bear will be no trouble until she hears that Floppery Flippery Slippery Slop...

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  • Provider’s Son

    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”...

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  • Chainsaw Earle

    “Chainsaw Earle” is an original and highly amusing song written by Wayne Chaulk and Kevin Blackmore of the band Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. A popular request wherever the group performs, the tune...

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  • Finton Moon

    Finton Moon is an unusual child who feels like an alien. A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, he lives with his strict Catholic mother and grandmother, lawless father and three...

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  • Mercy of St. Jude

    At times irreverent and darkly humorous, Mercy of St. Jude is a story of profound loss, and the unforeseen effects that secrets can have on those we love. When Mercedes Hann dies, her great-niece, Annie Byrne,...

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  • Winterhouse, The

    “My father has married me to a mad old man.” These words, written on a slip of paper inside a fading brocade collar, are a clue to the unlikely marriage of a Jewish remittance man and a 14-year-old orphan...

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