Fiction

  • Four-Letter Words

    Chad Pelley’s Four-Letter Words, his collection of award-winning short stories, presents us with characters haunted by one four-letter word or another: love, hate, lust, or loss. A father drives across the island...

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  • Found Far and Wide

    A novel of remarkable historical breadth, Found Far and Wide follows Sam Kennedy through the tragedy of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, the horrors of The First World War, and the dangers of rum-running...

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  • Dancing In a Jar

    Based on a true story, Dancing in a Jar elaborates on the real-life love affair of a young couple who leave New York City to live in the outport community of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, during the Great Depression...

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  • Butterflies Dance in the Dark

    Shunned as an outsider and mistreated due to an undiagnosed learning disability, the young and imaginative Mari-Jen Delene retreats into silence. Around her, the fictional community of Ste. Noire, Cape Breton, hosts...

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  • One Hit Wonders

    LIla is dead. And the likely suspects are all men: her flash-in-the-pan literary husband, a washed up golf pro turned criminal with a cocaine habit, and two small-time thugs looking for the perfect score. As a crime...

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  • The World, the Lizard and Me

    Claude Tremblay works as a political analyst at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. But when the Congolese warlord Kabanga, accused of crimes against humanity, is released from trial due to a procedural...

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  • Racket

    In Racket, editor and acclaimed fiction writer Lisa Moore introduces us to ten of the most exciting new writers currently at work in Newfoundland. Featuring a diverse range of previously unpublished short stories,...

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  • This is the Cat

    This is the Cat is a deeply darkly humorous tale as shared by one Bridie Savage. Bridie is struggling to recover from a toothache of the heart “…always a Bridie, never a Bride…” when she loses her job....

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  • The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Short Fiction

    Following an unprecedented explosion of literary talent in Newfoundland over the past twenty years, The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Short Fiction assembles the very best work by the island’s most...

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  • Waiting For Time

    The award-winning sequel to Random Passage. Waiting for Time, the sequel to the best-selling Random Passage, completes the epic saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. Here, Bernice Morgan tells the story of...

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  • Ledger of the Open Hand

    Ledger of the Open Hand looks at the intimate power of money and emotional debt through the eyes of a woman trying to grab hold of her own life. Beholden to a shrewd friend and burdened by family obligations and...

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  • The Cuffer Anthology volume VI: A Collection of Short Stories from Newfoundland and Labrador

    Now in its seventh year, the Cuffer Prize is sponsored by The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing in St. John’s. It showcases some of the best short fiction from Newfoundland and Labrador writers, both new and...

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  • Jack and the Hurricane

    Set in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, Jack and the Hurricane follows young, willful Jack on his adventure to save his cousin's birthday party, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Despite the appeals...

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  • Bridge to Normal

    Something isn’t right with the Ashes-from-Away. Bridge Ashe can’t pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with her family, but she knows her home is nothing like her best friend Katie’s, where she spends most of...

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  • A Sudden Sun

    When a devastating fire sweeps through St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1892, nineteen-year-old Lily Hunt hopes it’s the beginning of a new life that will transform her from a dutiful daughter to...

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  • Mystery of the SS Southern Cross, The

    The date is March 31, 1914. Flushed with the success of a great hunt, the SS Southern Cross is heading back to St. John’s, loaded to the gunwales with seal pelts. Somewhere off Newfoundland’s southeast coast,...

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