Non-Fiction

  • The Invisibles: A History of the Royal Newfoundland Companies

    During the tumultuous and often violent election riots of 1861, members of the Royal Newfoundland Companies opened fire on a crowd of rioters, killing three and wounding several others. In the sobering aftermath,...

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    Available September 2, 2019.
  • Bottoms Up: A History of Alcohol in Newfoundland and Labrador

    In 1617, Lord Falkland’s colonists in Newfoundland were instructed to bring, among other things, 20 barrels of caske (ale), 90 bushels of malt, a malt mill, 4500 pounds of hops, 1 firkin of Aqua vitae, 1 firkin...

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    Available September 30, 2019.
  • Almost Feral

    On August 2, 2015, Gemma Hickey, a prominent social activist, completed a 938-kilometer walk across the island of Newfoundland—a journey undertaken to raise funds and awareness for survivors of religious...

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    Available October 31, 2019.
  • Hell’s Flames to Heaven’s Gate

    From Newfoundland's role as a sanctuary for the displaced immigrants of the Irish-Catholic diaspora to a Catholic Bishop's plea to an English monarch, and from the stories of relics and cultural artifacts to the...

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    Available July 22, 2019.
  • Regatta

    The Royal St. John’s Regatta is North America’s oldest continuous sporting event, and is set to publically celebrate its 200th anniversary. In this fascinating and entertaining history, Jack Fitzgerald tells...

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  • Game

    The early 1970s marked the beginning of Newfoundland’s cultural renaissance. And in 1974, amidst the music, literature, and burgeoning patriotic pride, a young, upstart Reach for the Top team from Canada’s...

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  • Best Kind

    In Best Kind, editor and essayist Robert Finley introduces twelve of the most exciting essay writers currently working in Newfoundland. Highlighting a varied and electrifying range of new voices, this groundbreaking...

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  • No Place for Fools

    “Politics is no place for fools,” Don Jamieson concluded as he worked in Swift Current, Newfoundland to refine and integrate the notes and observations that comprise these extensive memoirs. Such a conclusion...

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  • A World Unto Itself

    “Parliament is a world unto itself It may be the most exclusive club in Canada…. Initiation does not produce instant comradeship. There is an apprenticeship to be served, a time of testing as the veterans eye...

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  • Jack Fitzgerald’s Treasury of Newfoundland Stories, Volume III: Classic Spy Tales and Epic Sea Adventures

    Jack Fitzgerald’s Treasury of Newfoundland Stories, Volume III: Classic Spy Tales and Epic Sea Adventures the 41st book by Jack Fitzgerald. It is a stunning collection of true Newfoundland stories every bit as...

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