Traveling authors!

Breakwater authors will be on the move this weekend, traveling to Saint John, New Brunswick, to take part in the sixth annual Fog Lit Festival! Check the program schedule at for full details on appearances by Edward RicheTrudy J. Morgan-ColeJamie Fitzpatrick, Melissa Barbeau, and Larry Mathews.

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We’re having a party! Breakwater’s Fall Launch set for November 30th.

Save the date! We have a great line-up of new books we’re launching and would love for you to join us in the celebrations. This launch has something for everyone including new non-fiction, Rock Paper Sex by Kerri Cull, a rocking new almanac, A Woman’s Almanac: Your Guide to Feminism, Activism and Change by the St. John’s Status of Women’s Council, a debut collection of short stories titled Too Unspeakable for Words by Rosalind Gill, and two fantastic novels, Most Anything You Please by Trudy Morgan-Cole and The End of Music by Jamie Fitzpatrick. This will be a great night of Newfoundland and Labrador literature at its finest – don’t miss out!

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Congratulations Trudy! By the Rivers of Brooklyn is nominated for BEST ATLANTIC PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD

Breakwater Books is pleased to announce that the By the Rivers of Brooklyn has been shortlisted for the Best Atlantic Published Book Award which is awarded as part of the Atlantic Book Awards in Dartmouth, NS on April 14.

The Best Atlantic Published Book Award comes with a $5000 prize that goes to a publisher and author whose book possesses the best balance of content, presentation, quality of design and production, as well as contributing the most to an understanding of Atlantic Canada.

By the Rivers of Brooklyn, a historical novel from author Trudy Morgan-Cole, is a critically acclaimed novel that transforms into fiction the experience of the 75,000 first- and second-generation Newfoundlanders who once lived in Brooklyn, New York – and the experience of Newfoundlanders throughout history who have gone away to find work and prosperity but never stopped dreaming of home.

Critics have described the novel as “meaty and delicate” (The Telegram), “an impressive work of fiction” (The Western Star), and Morgan-Cole’s writing style as one “that takes you quickly into the story” (Chronicle Herald).

If you are interested in interviewing Trudy Morgan-Cole or receiving a book for review purposes, or using the above images in an article, please use the contact information below

contact name: Jackie Pope
phone: 709-722-6680 / 800-563-3333

More Great Press for Trudy Morgan-Cole’s By the Rivers of Brooklyn!

Brooklyn ” This novel includes multiple characters and an ambitious timeline, but it coheres around a core of ‘home.’ Home is a place — St. John’s, newfoundland — and also an idea and an ideal that keep the characters in orbit, to that city, and to each other … This novel is a novel both meaty and delicate; you can dig right into it, and still find yourself savouring turns of plot, turns of phrase … The writing is deft and enjoyable … as well, the detailed descriptions of so many settings, including Coney island in July 1928, or the St. John’s airport in March 1983, continuously and vividly bring the story alive.”

 – Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

Click here to buy or read more about By the Rivers of Brooklyn.