Books

  • Two for the Tablelands

    ***ATLANTIC BOOKS TODAY STAFF PICK*** Sebastian Synard is back. It’s the off-season, and the Newfoundland tour guide introduced in One for the Rock has crossed the island with his spirited teenage son for a...

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  • The Hush Sisters

      **ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK** Sissy and Ava Hush are estranged, middle-aged sisters with little in common beyond their upbringing in a peculiar manor in downtown St. John’s. With both parents now...

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  • The Little Red Shed

    Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn’t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone...

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  • Hard Ticket

    hard ticket noun (Nfld) a lively character, a tough or headstrong person, someone not easily controlled. Hard Ticket showcases thirteen of the most exciting emerging writers in Newfoundland. Selected by critically...

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

    ***ATLANTIC BOOKS TODAY STAFF PICK*** As a young woman, the late Ella Manuel left the busy shipping community of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, for the wider world in the 1920s, but eventually returned to the island,...

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  • Some Good Sweet Treats

    In Some Good Sweet Treats, Jessica Mitton follows the success of her first cookbook, Some Good, with the course that everyone’s been waiting for—dessert! With decadent chocolate delights, oat-based goodies,...

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  • Melt

    ***ATLANTIC BOOKS TODAY STAFF PICK*** Jess is a sensitive creature of habit. Cait is her passionate and impulsive best friend. And in Melt, Heidi Wicks follows the lives of these characters from their teenage...

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  • Narrow Cradle

    In Narrow Cradle, Wade Kearley explores the midlife encounter with mortality and the ways we strive to resist, deny, cheat, and even bargain with it. Grounded in both traditional and modern poetic forms, these poems...

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  • Lost in Newfoundland

    ***ATLANTIC BOOKS TODAY STAFF PICK*** Lost in Newfoundland is an artistic compendium of Newfoundland’s visual wonders—its seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, and natural inhabitants. This is a fine-art homage...

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  • Some People’s Children

    ***49th Shelf Editors' Pick*** Imogene Tubbs has never met her father, and raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother sporadically. But as she grows older, she learns that many people in her small, rural...

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  • The Moon King

    ***BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS 2020, PICTURE BOOKS*** When the magical Moon King tips over the night, it spills across the land and sea, and he seeks the help of animals big and small to collect the stars and...

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  • Dirty Birds

    *** LONGLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2021 *** In late 2007, as the world’s economy crumbles, the remarkably unremarkable Milton Ontario—not to be confused with Milton, Ontario—leaves his parent’s basement...

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  • We All Will Be Received

    In 1977, a young woman steals a duffel bag full of drug money and flees her bad-news boyfriend, hitching a ride with a long-haul trucker to the world’s edge. She intends to disappear forever, to redefine herself...

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  • 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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  • A Roll of the Bones

    In 1610, John Guy established a small colony in Cupids, Newfoundland, on the very edge of a world unknown to Europeans. Two years later, he brought a shipment of supplies to his all-male settlement: 70 goats, 10...

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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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