Non-Fiction

  • No Place for a Woman?: The Life and Newfoundland Stories of Ella Manuel

    As a young woman, the late Ella Manuel left the small fishing community of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, for the wider world of the 1920s, but eventually returned to the island, as a single mother, to settle in Bonne...

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    Available June 1, 2020.
  • 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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  • 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 March 23, 2020.
  • Almost Feral

    On July 2, 2015, influential social activist Gemma Hickey began a 908-kilometer walk across the island of Newfoundland to raise awareness and funds for survivors of religious institutional abuse. Almost Feral celebrates...

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  • 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 November 15, 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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