Fiction

  • Undertow – An Inspector Stride Mystery

    May 1947 in St. John’s, a woman is brutally murdered in her bath. In the same neighbourhood, in 1943, a young American soldier was also murdered, a crime that was never solved. Two murders, four years apart....

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  • Kerrivan

    In the mid to late 1700's, a group of desperate men, mostly deserters and escaped prisoners, as well as indentured men and boys who had run away from their fishing masters, secluded themselves in the wilderness...

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  • The Topography Of Love – Stories

    The heart and spirit of an indomitable people travel far in time and space: the unexpected luxury of a day spent at the home of a Hollywood star leads three old friends to share secret facets of their lives, both...

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  • The Surrogate Spirit

    Walter Jefferson is dead. But he is far from gone. He hovers like a cloud over his former hometown, picking up strands of memory from every corner. He even befriends a living woman, an artist called Katherine....

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  • Forty Testoons

    This is a novel of political intrigue, spies, and treason in medieval Newfoundland. The year is 1504 and father Ralph Fletcher, a young priest, is paid forty testoons to stay and minister to the winter crew...

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  • All Gone Widdun

    All Gone Widdun is a novel about William Cormack's quest to save the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland, his love for Shawnawdithit, a young Beothuk woman, and the tragedy of her life and the lives of her people. Based...

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  • Hannah – A Midwife’s Tale

    In the village of Steadman's Cove the tall, lithe, fair-haired Hannah stood out in her struggle to adapt to the traditional role of the women in northern Newfoundland. As the local Midwife, the comforter for...

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  • 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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