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    9781550818727 Paperback COOKING / Health & Healing Publication Date:March 31, 2021 Print Run:4000
    $34.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.75 in | 1.2 kg | 256 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Breakwater Books
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      Just when you thought it was impossible to find ketogenic meals that the whole family can enjoy, Bobbi Pike and her husband, Geoff, return with another generous serving of low-carb keto dishes that will have even the most finicky eater in the family asking for seconds.

      With over 100 new keto recipes, East Coast Keto 2 will teach you how to enjoy all the foods you love—ketofied! From show-stopping appetizers and entrees to delicious fat bombs and mouthwatering desserts, Bobbi and Geoff help you simplify your keto lifestyle the East Coast way. With tips, lessons, quick facts, and traditional meals made healthy, East Coast Keto 2 offers all the flavours you love with zero guilt.
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      BOBBI PIKE is the co-founder of the East Coast Keto community. She’s also the owner and artist at Bobbi Pike Art. She’s the bestselling author of the adult colouring book The Colours of Newfoundland and the sharable colouring book Come Colour with Me. An art instructor and freelance writer, Bobbi is also a wife, mother, and a puppy/kitty mom. She lives in St. John’s.


      GEOFF PIKE is co-owner and associate artist at Bobbi Pike Art, where he’s also the head of IT, and director of logistics and shipping and receiving. He’s also a senior database designer at Inmarsat Global. A husband and father, Geoff is a passionate cook, a lover of music, and tolerator of cats.

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    The Quest for a 'National' Nationalism E.J. Pratt’s Epic Ambition, ‘Race’ Consciousness, and the Contradictions of Canadian Identity George Elliott Clarke Canada
    9781550818758 Paperback LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian Publication Date:February 26, 2021 Print Run:500
    $14.95 CAD 4 x 7.5 x 0.25 in | 0.5 kg | 64 pages Carton Quantity:140 Canadian Rights: Y Breakwater Books
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      In his 2018 Pratt Lecture, The Quest for a ‘National’ Nationalism, renowned author and critic George Elliott Clarke investigates E.J. Pratt’s poetic attempt to become the epic poet of Canada. And while Pratt’s epic poems, such as Brebeuf and His Brethren and Towards the Last Spike, stand as lofty poetic achievements, the poet is never able to escape his own identity and speak convincingly for all Canadians. Unable to speak for Francophones, Indigenous peoples, and People of Colour, Pratt becomes the epic poet of the establishment, but never truly of the people.

      The PRATT LECTURES were established in 1968 to commemorate the legacy of E.J. Pratt. Over the years, the series has hosted a litany of world-renowned authors and scholars, including Northrop Frye, Seamus Heaney, Helen Vendler, and Dionne Brand.
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      George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960. Educated at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie, and Queen’s, Clarke is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, UBC, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. He lives in Toronto.

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      "This is Breakwater’s first published Pratt Lecture, a slim, crisp, pocketful of learned-ness."
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    Instructor Beth Follett Canada
    9781550818666 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date:March 01, 2021 Print Run:2000
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8 x 0.95 in | 0.5 kg | 248 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Breakwater Books
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      ***THE MIRAMICHI READER'S VERY BEST BOOK AWARDS, FICTION: LONGLIST***



      When Ydessa Bloom’s husband dies in a Cessna crash in a mid-Ontario lake, she rents a cottage at that lake, without really comprehending why, and stays for three months. There she meets three people who will influence her life dramatically—her landlady, a yoga teacher, and a precocious eight-year-old boy named Henry Rattle.


      Years later, at the age of twenty-five and reeling from personal tragedy, Henry seeks Ydessa out once again, and they find themselves alone on the day of the Northeast blackout, drawn into an encounter that will change them both.


      In Instructor, Beth Follett magnificently follows the natural tendencies of the human mind to dart and drift, to leap and eddy, creating an utterly compelling narrative at once patient and enthralling. Through grief, wonder, and introspection, Instructor captures the fluidity of the self, carrying readers away in the current of Follett’s inescapable prose.

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      Beth Follett is the founder and publisher of Pedlar Press, a Canadian literary house. Her first novel, Tell It Slant (Coach House Books, 2001), a retelling of Djuna Barnes’s 1936 novel Nightwood, met with critical acclaim. Her poetry, prose and nonfiction work have appeared in Brick, Best Canadian Poetry 2019, and elsewhere. She lives in St John’s, NL.

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      "Erudite, literate, polished, and inherently engaging, Instructor is a seminal work of deftly crafted literature by an author with a flourishing gift of storytelling that is original and entertaining."
      "An exquisite and compelling exploration of loss, grief, healing and the complexities of love and life. Filled with twists and turns. Tantalizing prose leads you by the hand into the lives of unique characters."
      "[A] prose concurrently lyric and lush and perfectly precise [...] Follett’s prose is remarkable, composed in propulsive sweeps and thoughtful asides, exploring a vast interiority of uncertainty, fragility and the body."
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    This is How It is Sharon King-Campbell Canada
    9781550818697 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date:March 19, 2021 Print Run:500
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.2 in | 0.5 kg | 96 pages Carton Quantity:80 Canadian Rights: Y Breakwater Books
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      ***THE MIRAMICHI READER'S VERY BEST BOOK AWARDS, POETRY: LONGLIST***



      Illuminating, poised, and wholly original, the poems of Sharon King-Campbell’s This Is How It Is range across the planet from New Zealand to Thailand to Newfoundland, gathering along the way voices both historical and mythological in a compelling display of dramatic empathy and poetic imagination. Subverting history and fable while always returning to vividly depicted images of our landscapes within the specter of environmental crisis, King-Campbell spans the far corners of the earth and the previously silent voices of our collective pasts to arrive here at our contemporary moment with poems of formal dexterity as prescient as they are captivating.

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      Sharon King-Campbell is a freelance theatre artist and storyteller. Her work has appeared in Riddle Fence and Word, and on stages across Newfoundland and Labrador. Sharon grew up in Ottawa and now divides her time between downtown St. John’s and a little yellow house in Winterton, NL.

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      "From the first line of Sharon King-Campbell’s This Is How It Is, I felt immediately comforted. Not because these poems are warm and fuzzy – though some of them certainly are! – but because these are poems that are unapologetically Atlantic Canadian. Even though King-Campbell’s collection traverses the world, it is centred with these roots in Atlantic Canada."


      "This is a book about journey, touching on different kinds of travel. Across the globe, through perspective, and into the past. The words have traction, trekking in various realms, where King-Campbell guides us through how it is."
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    Us, Now Lisa Moore Canada, Ayse Sule Akinturk Canada, Zay Nova, Xavier Michael Campbell, William Ping Canada, Santiago Guzmán, Tzu-Hao Hsu Canada, Sobia Shaheen Shaikh Canada, Prajwala Dixit, Richard Elcock Canada, Kyekue Mweemba, Nabila Qureshi Canada
    9781550818819 Paperback FICTION / Anthologies Publication Date:May 15, 2021 Print Run:2000
    $22.95 CAD 5.25 x 8 x 0.5 in | 0.5 kg | 184 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Breakwater Books
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      Us, Now roves from Indonesia to the Middle East, Taiwan, Mexico, China, Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, India, Pakistan, and points in between, converging in Newfoundland. These stories by racialized Newfoundlanders are by turns joyous, tender, hilarious, and heart-wrenching. They confront racism and celebrate the act of enduring. They are about settling and getting unsettled, about parents and their children, about language, about facing down the horrors of homophobia, about the joy of love, about lifelong relationships or the glee of a magnificent crush. Here social and domestic violence are countered with tenderness and the penetrating power of narrative. This is a book about distance and coming together, about what it means to be seen and understood, or—devastatingly—to be seen and judged, or to be invisible and misunderstood. What it means to belong. These are new writers and new visions of an in-the-present-moment Newfoundland, stories shaped by powerful voices, stories urgent, radical, and sparking with beauty.
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      LISA MOORE is the author of Degrees of Nakedness, Open, Alligator, February, Caught, Something for Everyone, and the young-adult novel Flannery. She lives in St. John’s where she is a professor of Creative Writing at Memorial University.



      AYSE SULE AKINTURK was born and raised in Istanbul. She holds a doctoral degree in political science and lives in St. John’s.



      ZAY NOVA is originally from Bangka, Indonesia, and currently lives in Paradise, NL.



      XAIVER CAMPBELL is a writer, actor, statistician, political scientist, and baker. He is originally from Jamaica and now lives in St. John’s.



      WILLIAM PING is from St. John’s. His work has been previously featured on CBC Radio and in Riddle Fence.



      SANTIAGO GUZMAN is a writer and performer originally from Mexico City and now based in St. John’s. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Memorial University.



      TZU-HAO HSU was born in Taiwan and raised in Newfoundland. A proud Taiwanese Townie, living is St. John’s, she is a business manager having earned her Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration from Memorial University.



      SOBIA SHAHEEN SHAIKH is a social-work educator, researcher, and antiracist-feminist activist from St. John’s.



      PRAJWALA DIXIT, an Indian-Canadian engineer, journalist/columnist, playwright, author, is an award-winning community catalyst. Originally from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, she lives in St. John's.





      Kyekue Mweemba currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She grew up in Scotland (by way of Zambia) but suspiciously doesn’t have an accent.



      Nabila Qureshi is an arts & humanities, and social justice enthusiast. Us, Now is her first publication in creative writing. She lives in St. John’s, Canada.

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      “By presenting a diversity of stories and experiences from writers who have moved into, out of, and through […] Newfoundland, […] Us, Now capture[s] the plurality of [this place].”
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    My Indian Chief Mi'sel Joe Canada, Sheila O'Neill Canada
    9781550818789 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 12 - 14, Reading age from 12 - 14 Publication Date:April 30, 2021 Print Run:2000
    $16.95 CAD 5.25 x 8 x 0.6 in | 0.5 kg | 176 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Breakwater Books
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      In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as “My Indian.”


      Now, almost two hundred years later, Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill reclaim the story of Sylvester Joe, the Mi’kmaw guide engaged by Cormack. In a remarkable feat of historical fiction, My Indian follows Sylvester Joe from his birth (in what is now known as Miawpukek First Nation) and early life in his community to his journey across the island with Cormack. But will Sylvester Joe lead Cormack to the Beothuk, or will he protect the Beothuk and lead his colonial explorer away?


      In rewriting the narrative of Cormack’s journey from the perspective of his Mi’kmaw guide, My Indian reclaims Sylvester Joe’s identity.

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      Saqamaw Mi'sel Joe, LL. D, CM, is the author of Muinji'j Becomes a Man and An Aboriginal Chief’s Journey. He has been the District Traditional Chief of Miawpukek First Nation since 1983, appointed by the late Grand Chief Donald Marshall. Mi’sel Joe is considered the Spiritual Chief of the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland and Labrador.



      Sheila O’Neill, B.A., B.Ed., is from Kippens, NL, and is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Sheila is a Drum Carrier and carries many teachings passed down by respected Elders. As a founding member and past president of the Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN), she has been part of a grassroots movement of empowerment of Indigenous women within the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. She lives in St. John’s.

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      "My Indian an essential resource on Newfoundland & Labrador Indigenous history.”


      "This novel gives readers wonderful details about Newfoundland's history, topography, climate, weather, and Indigenous peoples. It is also a strong reminder of our responsibility to our environment."

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