Series: Cooking with BeerNewfoundland and Labrador FavoritesSpiral boundGerry Crewe9781897174265$14.95COOKING Apr 23, 2008
Think beer is just for watching hockey games? No way! It's the best ingredient to spice up your cooking and give your food that special flavour it's been missing. Our cookbook has mouth-watering recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, meats, shellfish, pasta and even desserts. The ingredients are at your local grocery store - and you know where to find the beer. These recipes are easy to make and guaranteed to impress your family and friends. So pop open a cold one and get cooking!
Series: The-Dog-Next-YearPaperbackCarmelita McGrath9781894294331$10.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9May 16, 2001
The-Dog-Next-Year is the story of a classic mismatch. Six-year-old Lissa has almost everything a girl could want, except the puppy who runs through her dreams at night and answers to a secret name.
Series: Uncommon ClayThe Labradoria MuralPaperbackDorrie Brown9781897174579$5.00ART Feb 24, 2010
In November of 2006, the Labrador Creative Arts Festival invited Lynda Faulks, a national award-winning art educator, to teach a short course in bas relief clay work.In four days, nineteen inspired students had created nineteen Labrador-inspired tiles, something that usually takes a month to achieve. From January to June, 2007, Dorrie Brown, an art teacher in her own right, continued this project, carrying clay, tools and more inspiration to thirty-five other young Labrador artists, age twelve to eighteen, spread from Nain in the north to Cartw... + Read More
Series: 1949The Twilight Before the DawnPaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781897174982$19.95HISTORY Oct 15, 2012
1949 is an historic, non-fictional account of the role one man played in breaking the shackles that kept Britain's oldest colony in a state of permanent poverty and who led its people to a knock-down, drag 'em out battle into Confederation and the 20th century---Joseph R. Smallwood.
The popularity of Jack Fitzgerald's Notebook resulted in a second collection of stories of unusual, supernatural and legendary events relating to Newfoundland and its inhabitants. Amazing Newfoundland Stories includes unique and entertaining tales of mystery, heroism, crime, shipwrecks, war and piracy.
Another Time, Another Place is an affectionate look back at downtown St. John's in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Fitzgerald draws largely upon his own memories of growing up in what is now the only remaining neighbourhood in what was once a vibrant, if not very well-to-do city core. The text is supplemented with a small number of archival photographs of the city and its people of that era.
Series: At Ocean's EdgePaperbackSusan Chalker Browne9781894294638$9.95JUVENILE FICTION Aug 30, 2003
At Ocean's Edge is based on the actual Cantwell family who lived at Cape Spear in 1861. It follows the dramatic events of two ships, which were anchored off Cape Spear whereby one broke apart on the rocks the next day.
Series: Battlefront NewfoundlandBritain's Oldest Colony at War, 1939-1945PaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781897174630$19.95HISTORY Oct 27, 2010
Newfoundlanders initially viewed World War II as a foreign conflict and believed that the violence in Europe could not spread to these shores. That complacency was shaken on March 3, 1942, when U-587 fired torpedoes at St. John's during the first German attack on North American soil. In the months that followed, U-boats destroyed ships at Lance Cove and Wabana on Bell Island. And in a fatal surface attack on the Newfoundland ferry Caribou, German submarines sent it to the bottom of the Atlantic with the loss of 137 lives. Battlefront Newfoundla... + Read More
Series: Beyond BeliefIncredible Stories of Old St. John'sPaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781894294317$12.95HISTORY Jun 16, 2001
St. John's, with its 500 year history, is fertile ground for story tellers. Rogues and revivalists, pirates and politicians, soldiers and shysters have all had a hand in shaping its persona: probably the oldest, reputedly the liveliest city in North America. In this book, Fitzgerald concentrates on stories of crime, strange and unusual incidents, and quirky connections, all relating to St. John's and its citizens.
Series: Beyond the GraveFrom Crime to EternityPaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781894294546$12.95HISTORY Oct 16, 2002
Inside you will discover crime stories which are as chilling and mysterious as those found anywhere. These new stories are not for the faint at heart as mysterious and brutal stories reach "Beyond the Grave".
Series: Bishop's RoadPaperbackCatherine Safer9781894294782$4.00FICTION Nov 01, 2004
Bishop's Road is set in contemporary St. John's and tells the story of a year in the lives of a handful of odd characters, women mostly, shaken out of their pathetic complacency by a teenage delinquent with magic in her eyes.
Series: BlastedPaperbackKate Story9781897174319$4.00FICTION Aug 25, 2008
Blasted is a story of Ruby Jones, an irreverent, exuberant, and troubled woman who lurches between love affairs and cities. The narrative shifts between generations and geographies, between contemporary life and stories as old as the hill that looms over Ruby's birthplace. All the while, she is haunted by mysteries that surround her father and the generations before him. When Ruby unravels at last, she must face the demons that pursue her. Steeped in Newfoundland folklore, Blasted mines a rich vein of experience, layering the mundane and the ma... + Read More
Series: Blue IceThe Sealing Adventures of Artist George NoseworthyPaperbackDaphne Noseworthy9781897174388$5.00ART Mar 29, 2010
Blue Ice is an illustrated biography based on the extraordinary diary of the late artist George A. Noseworthy. In 1970 he boarded the 253-foot "Chelsey A. Crosbie" out of St. John's, NL., bound for the ice-fields and the annual seal hunt off Northern Labrador and Newfoundland. Until this time, he was the only artist who had actually gone to "the front."Blue Ice dramatically records Noseworthy's time in the wild. As he was portraying the life of the courageous sealers through his art, he was also recording the daily hunt in his journal. "April ... + Read More
Series: Boston Box, ThePaperbackCarmelita McGrath9781894294553$11.95JUVENILE FICTION Jul 03, 2003
Mary sails the world in her dreams in search of adventure, knowledge, and a fair price for fish. A fairy-tale in reverse, Prince Charming is a Spanish fish merchant who knows a thing or two about fair pricing.
Series: Broken VoicesPaperbackWilhemina Fitzpatrick9781894294836$4.00FICTION Mar 01, 2005
Lill and Janie have been connected since childhood, in more ways than Lill could ever imagine. Only Janie knows the secret that ties them together, a secret that affects everyone around her -- her mother and sister, her son, even Lill. It is a secret that has ruled Janie’s life, and Rod’s, for more than three decades.
Series: Castles in the SeaAll About IcebergsPaperbackLawrence Jackson9781894294171$11.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 11Jun 16, 2000
Every spring, travellers come to Newfoundland from around the world to see the icebergs drifting southward. As big as a city block covered in office towers, or as small as a grand piano, these mountains of freshwater ice began thousands of years ago when snow fell on Greenland. Science writer Lawrence Jackson unravels the mysteries of icebergs for children in this clearly-written picture book, illustrated with remarkable water-colours, photographs and paintings on silk by Newfoundland artist Diana Dabinett. This informative keepsake is both edu... + Read More
Series: Chain Locker, ThePaperbackRobert Chaulk9781897174555$5.00FICTION Mar 26, 2010
Robert Chaulk's story begins in 1931 when thirteen-year-old Jackie Gould is a stowaway on an old steamer bound for the sealing grounds of the North Atlantic. What the boy thought would be a big adventure, however, quickly turns to toil for Jackie when he is caught out by the crew. But there are bigger adventures in store for the sealers. The ship's supply of blasting powder, which is carried for freeing the vessel from the death grip of the ice, suddenly explodes, forcing all aboard the Viking onto the ice. In the darkness and confusion, Jackie... + Read More
Series: Chainsaw EarlePaperbackBuddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers9781897174821$14.95FICTION Oct 01, 2011
"Chainsaw Earle" is an original and highly amusing song written by Wayne Chaulk and Kevin Blackmore of the band Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. A popular request wherever the group performs, the tune is featured in at least four videos on youtube.com. Wayne claims the song is based on a guy in his home town who was "absolutely fixated on the chainsaw" and loved the smell of oil fumes and the damage it could do to a tree. "Chainsaw Earle" was finished in 1990 while the two musicians were driving along the South Shore of Nova Scotia and ca... + Read More
Series: Collision at Dawnand Other Thrilling Stories of the SeaPaperbackRobert Parsons9781897174326$18.95HISTORY Oct 21, 2008
"Truth is stranger than fiction." This old adage certainly applies to the schooners and steamers of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to the men that sailed them. Countless ships and sailors came to grief in Newfoundland and Labrador waters in the days before long-range forecasting and reliable navigational instruments. Anything that could conceivably have happened to a ship has happened along the shores of Canada's most easterly province. And more than likely it has been included in this volume of fifty-three tales of the sea, which span every co... + Read More
Colour - it's everywhere in this amazing land of ours. It's in robins' eggs, the sparkling sea, butterflies, and partridgeberry jam. It's in the nature that surrounds us - and that lives within us. This beautiful book celebrates that colour in vibrant poetry and pictures. A joy for both child and adult, this is a homespun journey that every Newfoundlander and Labradorian will recognize as their own.
The Confessions of Nipper Mooney, full of vivid character portraits and written with a playwright's ear for dialogue, is a compelling story that charts an original course through the beauties and horrors of childhood.
In July of 1866, the village Heart's Content on the east coast of Newfoundland attracted the attention of Canada and the entire world. A submarine telegraph cable had been stretched across the Atlantic Ocean from Valentia, Ireland, to this little fishing community. One of the first telegraphs was exchanged between Queen Victoria in England and President Buchanan in the United States. With the help of an elite group of operators, messages could now be sent between North America and Europe in minutes instead of ten days by ship. And Heart's Conte... + Read More
Bestselling author Jack Fitzgerald has collected twelve chapters of spellbinding crime stories. Read about a sensational Newfoundland political scandal with international connections, or a violent labour dispute that unites Newfoundlanders like no other public issue since WWII and ends in the killing of an RNC officer. Or follow a prison escape that ends in a hostage taking, shootout and the gunning down of an RCMP constable. These are just three of the shocking criminal tales that will intrigue, inform, and entertain readers of all ages.
Series: Cuffer Anthology Vol III, TheA Collection of Short Stories from Newfoundland and LabradorPaperbackPam Frampton9781897174784$16.95FICTION Nov 30, 2011
Now in its fourth year, the Cuffer Prize is sponsored by The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing. It showcases the best short fiction from Newfoundland and Labrador writers, both young and established. Entries in 2010 ran the gamut from high-end literary fiction to science fiction, humour, and even horror. The stories were then reviewed by acclaimed authors Joan Sullivan, Russell Wangersky, and Kathleen Winter. The Cuffer Anthology 2011 will showcase the best of these entries.
Now in its third year, the Cuffer Prize is sponsored by The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing. It showcases the best short fiction from Newfoundland and Labrador writers, both young and established. Entries in 2009 ran the gamut from high-end literary fiction to science fiction, humour, and even horror. The stories were then reviewed by acclaimed authors Joan Sullivan, Russell Wangersky, and Kathleen Winter. The Cuffer Anthology Volume II: A Selection of Short Fiction includes outstanding stories by the top three prize-winners last year: Ch... + Read More
Series: Cuffer Anthology Volume IV, TheA Collection of Short Stories from Newfoundland and LabradorPaperbackPam Framptom9781897174999$16.95FICTION Nov 20, 2012
Now in its fifth year, the Cuffer Prize is sponsored by The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing. It showcases short fiction from Newfoundland and Labrador writers, both new and well-established. The best entries from the 2011 competition appear in this anthology, and they run the gamut of writing styles; they're gritty, poignant, cheeky -- sometimes downright disturbing -- but all are compelling and meticulously crafted. Open the cover and turn the pages -- you won't want to stop reading till the end.
Series: Cuffer Anthology, TheA Selection of Short FictionPaperbackPam Frampton9781897174463$16.95FICTION Sep 24, 2009
Without readers and writers, newspapers could not survive. Recently, The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing embarked on a special project meant to inspire word-lovers across the province - The Cuffer Prize. Intended as a salute to the best in locally crafted short fiction, The Cuffer Prize was launched in March 2008. It attracted nearly 200 entries from Newfoundland and Labrador, representing a variety of genres: romance, children's literature, folk tales, science-fiction and thriller. Editors pored over the entries and whittled them down to... + Read More
Series: DannyPaperbackKevin Tobin9781897174647$4.00HUMOR Aug 26, 2010
From humble beginnings as a Rhodes Scholar, lawyer, cable guy, golf guru and millionaire, he became Supreme Leader of Newfoundland and Labrador. DANNY is a hilarious collection of KT. editorial cartoons that follow the life and times of Danny Williams from his election in 2003 to his current status as Our Most Popular Premier Ever (sorry, Joey). Everyone is sure to laugh out loud when they read DANNY, the tenth -- and best -- collection of KT.'s brilliant work in The Telegram.
Series: Day at the Races, AMysteries of the Royal St. John's RegattaPaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781894294645$16.95HISTORY Jul 15, 2003
People love recalling the long past of the regatta and are fascinated by the traditions and accounts that have amassed over almost 200 years of competitive rowing and festival celebrations. This book retells some of these stories in an attempt to preserve this magnificent piece of Newfoundland and Labrador History.
During the last century, one of the most exciting and dangerous occupations in Newfoundland was pulpwood driving. One of those river loggers was Newfoundland writer Stanley Sparkes, the author of a new lyrical collection of poetry entitled Deadends Dancing in the Wind. Sparkes is passionate about his profession. Whether it is a reflection about a man driving logs, or a snapshot in prose of black bears in the wild, the words convey powerful and lasting images. Sparkes has created a lasting tribute to the men who risked their lives to sustain the... + Read More
In Deluded Your Sailors, the culture industry is a weapon, a victim, and an opportunity, depending on the perspective of two main figures: the unsteady but perceptive Nichole Wright, whose discovery of crucial documents threatens a government-funded tourism project, and the politely menacing, shape-shifting Reverend Elias Winslow. And in parallel storytelling: an early eighteenth-century girl, daughter of a nameless prostitute, winds up first as object of depraved pleasure, espionage agent and courier, and finally captain of a Salem trading ves... + Read More
Part peepshow, part church box confessional, The Devil You Don't Know offers a glimpse into the lives of two willful and alluring young Newfoundlanders as they sift through the rubble of their depraved relationship. Set concurrently in St. John's and Halifax, the play lends voice to the new post-hope-twenty-something generation Newfoundlander. Pocked with tales of shoplifting, abortion, self-mutilation, inflatable lovers, career delusions, drunken hooliganism, and the pros and cons of oral sex, The Devil You Don't Know is not for the faint of s... + Read More
Bentley, a distinguished vintage motorcar, is worn down by the troubles of everyday family life. He needs to recharge his batteries. He drives through the mountains and down to the sea. While relaxing on the shore, he meets a hump back whale.
Series: Donovan's StationPaperbackRobin McGrath9781894294423$4.00FICTION Jun 16, 2002
"Eighty-four years is time enough for one life," Keziah Donovan muses as she waits for death to re-unite her with her "own sweet man". Stricken down by a paralytic stroke, Keziah's body is immobile but her mind is on a journey through a life that spans two centuries.
“The likely failed protection of one little girl: what was it worth?”After his brother’s death from polio in 1946, Josh Bozeman deliberately collapses his emotions and capacity for empathy. As a psychiatrist working under MK-Ultra in Newfoundland in the 1970’s, Dr. Bozeman struggles with his patients’ illnesses, his assignments, his desires and his conscience. An unexpected and apparently paranormal connection with a former patient and subject in 2003 draws him back to Newfoundland – and to a chance of redemption.
Series: EmilySong of a Newfoundland LifePaperbackDenise Batten9781897174913$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 15, 2012
Emily is a story written in verse and based on the life of the author's maternal grandmother, Emily Nolan, who was born in rural Newfoundland in 1900. Denise Batten tells the story of Emily's colourful life, which reflects the lives of so many courageous Newfoundland women of her time. The verses have been put to music, so the story of Emily can be sung - much like a traditional Irish ballad or story song. (An mp3 of the recording is available for download with each book.) Readers will also enjoy the photos of original hand-hooked rugs designed... + Read More
Young readers will have endless fun looking for Scruncheon the Newfoundland Dog and Touton the Labrador Retriever. And there are other hidden objects in this delightful picture-book, too. For anyone who lives in the province, and for those who would enjoy a virtual tour of Newfoundland and Labrador, Search for Scruncheon and Touton will fascinate children and adults alike. From the city to the ocean and beyond, this is a picture-book to explore again and again.
Find Scruncheon and Touton 2 is the much anticipated follow up to Find Scruncheon and Touton: All Around Newfoundland. Join Scruncheon the Newfoundland Dog and Touton the Labrador Retriever as they adventure through some of Newfoundland's most recognizable places. For those from Newfoundland and for those living away, Find Scruncheon and Touton 2 will provide endless hours of fun for the whole family.
Series: Finding me in FrancePaperbackBobbi French9781897174944$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 05, 2012
it's never too late to find the life you've always wanted. Bobbi French is just an ordinary person seeking an extraordinary life. For her, that means taking the boldest leap of faith in her life: moving to France to fulfill a lifelong dream. All she has to do is give up her successful medical career in Canada, sell her house, pare down her possessions to only what would fit in a carry-on suitcase, and buy a one-way ticket to Semur-en-Auxois. She also has to ignore the common opinion that she's lost her mind, walking away from it all for a fanta... + Read More
Series: Finton MoonPaperbackGerard Collins9781897174906$19.95FICTION May 15, 2011
Finton Moon is an unusual child who feels like an alien. A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, he lives with his strict Catholic mother and grandmother, lawless father and three older brothers. While his grandmother has him "right ready for the seminary," Finton's interest lies in books, nature and solitude. He is secretly in love with the unattainable Mary Connelly, while eschewing the attention of the equally misfit Alicia Dredge, who adores him from afar. In Finton's life, there are monsters everywhere--includin... + Read More
These are Emily's last five days in Lightning Cove, a community on the northeast coast of Newfoundland where she struggles to free herself from an oppressive husband. Her life, she senses, is only half-occupied. All of which explains the three plane tickets hidden beneath a loose floorboard in the basement - one for herself and one each for her two youngsters. All that's left is to make it through Friday. While Kent is at work, the three of them will catch the ferry to the main part of the island, take a taxi to the Gander Airport, and then boa... + Read More
Series: For The MomentA Memoir of SurvivalPaperbackBob Wakeham9781897174258$4.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 30, 2008
No one was ever able to tell Bob Wakeham how he should live and, by God, no one was about to tell him how he should die." (John Furlong, CBC Radio, from the Foreword to For the Moment: A Memoir of Survival) Bob Wakeham is a legendary figure at the CBC. A hard-working and hard-partying Newfoundlander, he had a whirlwind career in Atlantic Canada for 35 years as an award-winning producer of such popular shows as "Here and Now," "On Camera," "Soundings," and "Land and Sea." Then his whole world came crashing down. In the fall of 2003 he lear... + Read More
Series: Forget Me NotPaperbackMaxine Trottier9781897174241$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 6 - 12May 28, 2008
A poignant tale of how The Great War touched a country, and of how a man who was certain he had lost what was most important to him, finds it again through the friendship of a child. It is a story of honour and remembranceOne day in the summer of 1917, Bridget Keats sees something new. A stranger--Jake Wiseman--has come to their small Newfoundland outport. A mysterious soldier who will not show himself, he hides away on a nearby island in the old lighthouse keeper's cottage. Some say he was a coward. Some say he was wounded and came back horrib... + Read More
Series: Forward ThinkingThe Danny Cleary StoryPaperbackBrendan McCarthy9781897174456$4.00SPORTS & RECREATION Dec 10, 2008
If hockey fans could lift a three-year-old child over our head, we might have some idea of the weight that Danny Cleary held aloft in triumph on the night of June 6, 2008, in Pittsburgh. His team, the Detroit Red Wings, had defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 to take the best-of-seven final in six games. And Danny Cleary had just become the first person from Newfoundland and Labrador to play for, and win, the coveted Stanley Cup. This is his remarkable story as told to St. John's sports reporter Brendan McCarthy.
Series: Freddy's Day at the RacesPaperbackSusan Chalker Browne9781897174364$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 6 - 12Jul 30, 2008
It's Royal Regatta Day in St. John's and Freddy is very excited. Dressed in his favourite pirate's suit, he and his mom go down to Quidi Vidi Lake - along with 50,000 other fans. Suddenly Freddy starts running! Why is he racing away? And how will his mother ever find him in this huge crowd? Join Freddy and his mom for all the adventures and wonderful sights and sounds of a Day at the Races. Destined to be a classic picture book, beautifully illustrated by HildaRose.
Series: Freddy's Hockey HeroPaperbackSusan Chalker Browne9781897174623$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7Sep 22, 2010
When the Habs and the Leafs face off in an exhibition game, Freddy is beside himself with excitement. He has a secret mission to find Billy Binkle, the most famous hockey player of all time. Although Freddy's dad gently suggests that Billy Binkle may not be at the game, Freddy is convinced. "He's going to sign my stick, too!" he says. Is Billy Binkle really at the game? And will Freddy find him? This fast-paced adventure (with a surprise ending) will have thousands of fans cheering for our Freddy.
Series: Giant's DreamA Healing Journey Through NitassinanPaperbackNikashant Antane9781897174531$19.95HISTORY Feb 25, 2011
This book invites the reader, through stunning photographs and vivid words, to accompany Giant (Michel Andrew) as he journeys 400 kilometres across northeastern Nitassinan (Labrador) on snowshoes pulling a toboggan. Inspired by his deceased grandfather's counsel conferred in a dream, Giant elicits the help of his uncle Nikashant to organize a walk to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, a disease afflicting so many of his people. Readers will cheer through their tears.
Series: Gift of Music, AEmile Benoit and his FiddlePaperbackAlice Walsh9781897174524$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 9Mar 23, 2010
When he was a young boy, Emile Benoit dreamed of having his own fiddle. All he had was a toy with some thread for strings. But on his twelfth birthday, he got a big surprise! His father had made a fiddle out of old violin parts. Soon he was amazing everyone by playing tunes he wrote himself. And by the time he was an adult, he had played his instrument all over the world.
Series: Gotta Get Me Moose B'yPaperbackBuddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers9781771030045$14.95HUMOR Sep 20, 2012
Gotta Get Me Moose B'y is the second collaboration between iconic Newfoundland group, Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers and illustrator, Kevin Tobin (KT). This humorous new book pairs the lyrics of the Newfoundland classic, "Gotta Get Me Moose B'y," with illustrations that will make you laugh out loud.
Series: Grit and the Courage, TheStories of Success in an Unforgiving Land, Volume IPaperbackSteve Bartlett9781897174296$4.00BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Oct 29, 2008
Succeeding in business anywhere is daunting challenge. Doing so in Newfoundland and Labrador is next to impossible. The climate is so harsh it scared the Vikings away. The geographic isolation places an assortment of limits on anyone trying to start or grow a company. And the local market, with a population of just 500,000 and change, is small and not wealthy. A rare few have risen to these challenges and created thriving enterprises, though. 'The Courage and the Grit' will tell the stories of these determined and often stubborn people and prov... + Read More
Series: Hammered by the WavesA Young Frenchman's Sojourn in Newfoundland in 1882-83PaperbackRobin McGrath9781897174548$5.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 21, 2010
Published first in 1884, Henri de la Chaume's charming account of his sojourn in Newfoundland appears here for the first time in English. A mere twenty years of age when he came to the colony, de la Chaume gives a unique and unusual perspective on the politics, geography and social life of the bustling port of St. John's. The translation is "a fresh and vibrant piece of writing in its own right," and the introduction brings new insight into the life of the young trade attache. Key selling points: The book gives the French perspective on Newfou... + Read More
Series: Hangman is Never Late, TheThree Centuries of Newfoundland JusticePaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781894294027$12.95HISTORY Jun 16, 1999
A trunk shipped C.O.D. from Toronto to Argentia turns out to contain a human body. A newspaper editor is ambushed and both his ears are cut off. A ship sinks and seventy-six passengers are believed to be victims of fate - until a diver discovers the grisly truth.
Series: Hard Ol' SpotPaperbackMike Heffernan9781897174487$19.95FICTION Aug 25, 2009
Following in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde, St. John's author Mike Heffernan has created an anthology of uniquely east-coast fiction: twisted, macabre, eery and compelling. The fourteen stories include work by such award-winning writers as Michael Crummey, Ramona Dearing, Jo-Anne Soper-Cook and many others. The foreword has been written by another award-winning Newfoundland writer - Kathleen Winter. Hard Ol' Spot is full of visceral imagery. Readers will be confronted by immigrant strangers in lonesome towns, and a suburb whe... + Read More
In 2009, author Ted Rowe published his fascinating book about the transatlantic cable called Connecting the Continents. The narrative of that 1866 miracle of engineering brought the outport of Heart's Content back to the world's attention. Now, in a companion volume to his earlier book, Rowe introduces us to the characters who shaped this remarkable community from its earliest days up to the 1970s. Readers will meet pioneer merchants, rogue priests, and community stalwarts. And they will hear the extraordinary stories of how these people shaped... + Read More
It's Canada Day and Freddy is dressed up as a Mountie. Up on Signal Hill in St. John's, he's all set for the Sunrise Ceremony. But Freddy's baby sister is cranky from getting up so early - and Freddy and his friend George set off on a wild race to make her stop crying. But then something amazing happens, something Freddy never expected. Join Freddy the small Mountie and discover his incredible Canada Day adventure.
Natalie's finished her Christmas list. It's really quite perfect with one little twist: A remote control scooter, some candy to share and, if it's no trouble, a big polar bear.
Series: Newfoundland AdventuresIn Air, on Land, at SeaPaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781897174074$16.95FICTION Nov 01, 2006
This book brings together a collection of outstanding stories that will inform and entertain the reader from start to finish. Many adventure stories from across Newfoundland and Labrador are included such as ones of drama in the air and on land, of heroism, events of world wide interest, of the sea, of train wrecks, of giant squid encounters and arctic disaster. There is something in this book for everyone