Breakwater Publishes Elizabeth Murphy’s An Imperfect Librarian

An Imperfect Librarian is a tale about being human in an imperfect world told with humour and compassion and set in a moody Newfoundland landscape with bibliophilia in the foreground.

“…a great book for people who love books, read books, collect books, catalogue books, treasure books, memorize books, covet books, crave books or ferret books away.”

 – The Telegram‘s Joan Sullivan

Newfoundland and Labrador has produced yet another very fine writer. An Imperfect Librarian is clever and compassionate, witty and heartfelt. Laced with surprises and humour, it is a wonderfully entertaining read.”

 – Author Leo Furey


Witty and sharp, full of stinging one-liners, An Imperfect Librarian is a brisk and memorable journey through the workaday lives of some delightfully arresting characters.”

 – Author and critic, Paul Butler

Breakwater Publishes Nicole Lundrigan’s Much Anticipated Third Novel, The Seary Line

Lundrigan’s previous novels have been praised by the likes of Canadian literary iconLisa Moore, who the-seary-line-blogendorsed her last novel, Thaw, to The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Canon, who listed Lundrigan’s first book, Unraveling Arva, on her top ten books of 2004.

The Seary Line is a collage of interactions that explores the strength of a bloodline, and the often minute, but significant energies that propel a life forward.

Nearing death, an old man laments his poor choice of a wife, and has orchestrated a situation where he will see his childhood love one last time. From these circumstances emerges Stella, a woman who grapples with her family ghosts as they reach across the generations.

Now Available in Soft Cover: Cod: The Ecological History of the North Atlantic Fisheries

Winner of the 2008 IPPY Award for Best Regional Non-fiction.


Shortlisted for the 2008 Winterset Award.


The devastation of many of the greatest North Atlantic cod stocks, particularly those of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Grand Banks, has become an icon for the unsustainable relation between human exploitation and Nature. Here, George Rose tells the full story of that devastation, for the first time -– from the formation of the North Atlantic marine ecosystems to the massive stock declines in the last half of the 20th century.