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.
Series: A Life of CaringPaperbackMarilyn Beaton9781550812510$17.50MEDICAL Dec 15, 2009
The second book in the bestselling Nursing History series. A collection of oral histories from nurses practicing during the 20s and 30s in Newfoundland and Labrador.Also available: Come From Away (978-1-55081-3593; $17.50); From the Voices of Nurses (1-894377-10-9; $14.95)
Series: A Moose Goes a-MummeringPaperbackLisa Dalrymple9781771030502$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Oct 01, 2014
In this Newfoundland "Twelve Days of Christmas," Chris Moose loves to go mummering. But everyone, from 2 giggling geese to 12 blushing beavers, see through his festive costume. With bobbles, lights and garlands, Chris' disguise grows more and more elaborate until he begins to wonder if he will ever find a way to keep his true identity from his friends!
Series: A Sudden SunPaperbackTrudy Morgan-Cole9781550815597$19.95FICTION Sep 04, 2014
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 a crusader, a suffragist, and a woman in love. Twenty years later, Lily's daughter Grace is deeply immersed in campaigning for women to have the vote. When Grace learns of her mother's involvement in the suffrage cause, the Lily she discovers bears little resemblance to the mother who raised her. Grace sets out on a quest to discover what cha... + Read More
Fun, functional, and fierce—A Woman’s Almanac 2018 is a beautifully designed day planner and a daily source of insight and creativity. Featuring entries and advice from some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prominent feminist trailblazers, this is your 24/7 guide to feminism, activism, and change. The St. John’s Status of Women Council is a feminist organization working continuously, since 1972, to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration, and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women i... + Read More
Series: Ahead of Her TimeSelect Writings of Dora RussellPaperbackElizabeth Miller9781771030687$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 01, 2015
Few today have ever heard of Dora Russell (1912-1986), let alone read any of her work. At best, some might recognize the name of the wife of Ted Russell, the creator of Uncle Mose and the fictitious outport of Pigeon Inlet. But Dora was also a writer, as prolific (maybe even more so) as her husband. She was certainly much more than just the woman behind the man. Ahead Of Her Time: Selected Writings of Dora Russell offers a cross-section of her work, beginning with her years as Woman's Editor with the Evening Telegram (1945-48). Before long, she... + Read More
From the publication of his first collection, The Elusive Resurrection, in 1966, to his death in 2001 at the age of sixty-one, Al Pittman stood as one of the most respected and admired poets in Newfoundland. This definitive edition spans nearly four decades of poetic production, reprints each of Pittman’s remarkable collections, and includes previously unpublished poems. The Collected Poems of Al Pittman at last offers readers the chance to appreciate this influential poet’s work in its entirety.
Series: Almost HomePaperbackJennifer Morgan9781550813951$12.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Oct 31, 2012
In the early hours of October 14, 1942, under cover of darkness, the German submarine U-69 torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou off the southwest coast of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Now, seventy years later, writer and artist Jennifer Morgan recreates that eventful night in full colour. These vivid illustrations, in comic book form, bring the history and aftermath of the Caribou’s final voyage to life for a whole new generation of readers.
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 Nanny's HousePaperbackSusan Pynn Taylor9781771030496$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8May 20, 2015
There’s just no place quite like Nanny’s house. When you’re little, it’s a fascinating world of nooks, crannies, knick-knacks, and adventures around every corner. It’s hard not to be pokey and nosey and, well, downright messy. Before the day is through, eggs will break, paint will spill and the cat will be wearing a molasses hairdo. Here’s a fun peek in and around Nanny’s house, from the blissfully carefree perspective of an inquisitive and vivacious little girl. A humorous, gentle reminder of how much fun getting into mischief can be.
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: Bag of HammersPaperbackEdward Riche9781550816860$19.95HUMOR Feb 01, 2018
There are the timeless questions that must be answered: Where is the most boring town in Eastern Canada? How can a government most efficiently mismanage prosperity? Are all of our contemporary psychoses a direct result of the motion-picture montage? As the Newfoundland saying goes, that’s “as foolish as a bag of hammers.” And in this collection of hilariously creative essays, critically acclaimed writer Edward Riche stretches his satiric muscles to lambaste just about anything that crosses his field of vision. Newfoundland writes a heartfelt le... + Read More
Series: BaggagePaperbackJill Sooley9781550813906$19.95FICTION Aug 29, 2012
In Baggage, Jill Sooley blends multiple narratives in a heart wrenching and uplifting story of three women drawn by the gravitational pull of fathers and lovers to a place where they’ll ultimately find each other. Following the death of her husband, Marie Sullivan struggles to repair the bonds that unite her with Floss, her daughter, and Lolly, the stepdaughter she never understood. After a chance encounter in a cancer ward with her estranged biological father, Floss returns home seeking self-renewal. Instead, she finds a relationship with... + Read More
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: Best KindNew Writing Made in NewfoundlandPaperbackRobert Finley9781550817164$19.95LITERARY COLLECTIONS May 23, 2018
In Best Kind, editor and essayist Robert Finley introduces twelve of the most exciting essay writers currently working in Newfoundland. Highlighting a varied and electrifying range of new voices, this groundbreaking anthology presents the first generation of island writers to actively and consistently engage in the burgeoning field of creative nonfiction, blazing a trail into newfound territory.
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: Birchy Maid, TheHardcoverRobin McGrath9781771030083$19.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Apr 15, 2013
If Shakespeare's Cordelia met Andy Jones's Jack, the resulting offspring might be The Birchy Maid, a saucy, sensible, self-reliant heroine for the modern age. When a merchant prince sails into her life, she sets some very unusual conditions for marriage. This is a fairy tale for all ages, full of humour and wisdom.
Series: Bishop's RoadElectronic book text, EPUBCatherine Hogan Safer9781897174616$17.95FICTION 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: 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: BlastedElectronic book text, EPUBKate Story9781897174876$19.95FICTION Aug 11, 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. It mines a rich vein of experience, layering the mundane and the magical, and evoking the forces that inhabit the land.
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
The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Borrowed Black tells the story of an imaginary creature who lives on the coast of Labrador. He borrows everything from his surroundings -- even the wind fuels his very existence. When his greed spurs him to borrow the moon, which he shatters, the land becomes veiled in darkness. Luckily, local sailors come together, return the wind to the air and the moon to the sky, and show us how courage can overcome greed. Borrowed Black has been printed in eleven countries, and has been translated into seven languag... + 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: BracoPaperbackLesleyanne Ryan9781550813340$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2012
The year is 1995. The city of Srebrenica falls to Serbian forces. While women and children cling to uncertain security in the UN-protected area of Potocari, thousands of men escape into the woods. Within 48 hours, as many as 8,000 of these Bosnian men will be executed. Braco—the Bosnian word for little brother—follows fourteen-year-old Bosnian refugee Atif Stavic’s agonizing five-day journey through the woods. His goal: the safe city of Tuzla. To get there, Atif must navigate fifty kilometres of minefields, artillery fire, and firing squ... + Read More
Series: Bridge to NormalPaperbackWilhelmina Fitzpatrick9781771030519$19.95FICTION Oct 01, 2014
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 her time and would stay forever if she could. Her friend Simon Connors' family is also different. His father is certifiable, his mother, educated and refined. And then there's his brother, Iggy, an artist and an intellectual who follows his own unique path. As Bridge begins to see life through Iggy's eyes, she discovers a world of longing and be... + Read More
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: Bubbly Troubly Polar BearPaperbackLisa Dalrymple9781771030175$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Oct 20, 2013
It's Bring Your Kids to Work Day and Dad is taking Nat and her polar bear to Mr. McDermott's Detergents and Soaps. Nat promises Bear will be no trouble until she hears that Floppery Flippery Slippery Slop sound, and she wonders just who else Bear has brought with him. Surely a big polar bear and all his pesky friends couldn't get into too much bubbly troubly in a soap factory, right?
Series: Buried TruthPaperbackAlice Walsh9781771030090$11.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 14May 01, 2013
After her mother dies, fourteen year old Zoe is whisked away to Newfoundland to live with a father she has never met. In the tiny village of Port au Choix, she gets caught up in solving the mystery of finding the habitation site of the Maritime Archaic Indian, an ancient culture that lived in the area more than four thousand years ago. At the same time, Zoe has her own mystery to solve. Going through her mother's journals, she discovers secrets that baffle and confuse her. Could Zoe's life have been nothing more than an elaborate lie?
After her mother dies, fourteen year old Zoe is whisked away to Newfoundland to live with a father she has never met. In the tiny village of Port au Choix, she gets caught up in solving the mystery of finding the habitation site of the Maritime Archaic Indian, an ancient culture that lived in the area more than four thousand years ago. At the same time, Zoe has her own mystery to solve. Going through her mother’s journals, she discovers secrets that baffle and confuse her. Could Zoe’s life have been nothing more than an elaborate lie?
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
The devastation of the North Atlantic cod stocks, particularly the tremendous stocks of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Grand Banks, has become an icon for the unsustainable relation between human exploitation and Nature. Here, George Rose tells the full story of that devastation, in scientific detail, for the first time – from the formation of the North Atlantic marine ecosystems to the massive stock declines in the last half of the 20th century. Politics and the fisheries are inextricably entwined. In Cod, Rose recounts the many political i... + Read More
Series: Cold PastoralPaperbackMargaret Duley9781550814798$19.95FICTION Jun 01, 2014
Mary Immaculate is just twelve years old the day she goes missing. Berry-picking in the woods near her village in outport Newfoundland, Mary has an encounter with something from another world. When she is finally found, Mary is taken to hospital in St. John’s, where her attending doctor makes the decision to adopt her out of poverty. Duley’s authentic portrayal of outport life sits in stark contrast to life in upper-level St. John’s, making this a novel as much about class distinction as it is a stunning narrative of a woman’s life in pre-Confe... + 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.
Forget about a world where colouring books are for kids. Times have changed. Whether at home or at work, our busy lives are dominated by computer screens, stress and overflowing calendars. We seem to have lost the ability to relax and engage. Enter the adult colouring book, where the meditative and mindful act of staying inside the lines allows us to slip into a rhythmic, relaxed state-of-mind. Whether undertaken as a solo enterprise, or shared with family, the new world of colouring for grown-ups will feed the needs of the budding artist and... + Read More
In the past few years, the popularity of colouring books has exploded. Everyone from toddlers to grandparents are experiencing and re-experiencing the joy that colouring can bring. So why not share the fun with your favourite person?Come Colour with Me in Newfoundland and Labrador provides the perfect opportunity to unwind, connect and spend some quality time with that special little person in your life. Featuring (insert number of images here) beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador-inspired illustrations by artist Bobbi Pike, every fun-filled spr... + Read More
Series: Come From AwayNurses who Immigrated to Newfoundland and LabradorPaperbackMarilyn Beaton9781550813593$18.95MEDICAL Nov 15, 2011
The third volume in the best-selling Nursing History series. Overseas recruitment of nurses has been part of nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador since Wilfred Grenfell brought the first two nurses to Labrador in 1893. It is believed that hundreds of nurses have come from away to work, live, and sometimes stay in the province. This book shares the stories of 41 nurses who immigrated to NL from 1949 to 2004 and who made a tremendous contribution to healthcare in the province. Their stories shed light on the challenges they encountered in the w... + Read More
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
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!
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 volume VA collection of short stories from Newfoundland and LabradorPaperbackPam Frampton9781771030212$16.95FICTION Nov 05, 2013
Now in its sixth 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 established. Entries in 2012 touch on numerous themes -- relationships in their death throes, the loss of a parent of child, impending Armageddon, the strong pull of addiction and the perils of the sea. The stories were reviewed by Cuffer Prize judges Ramona Dearing, Joan Sullivan and Russell Wangersky, and selected by editor Pam Frampton... + Read More
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: Dancing In a JarPaperbackPoynter Adele9781550816303$19.95FICTION Mar 15, 2016
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 when the husband, Don Poynter, accepts a management position in the town’s fluorspar mine. In a series of letters, some fictional and some real, Adele Poynter weaves a remarkable romantic tale through the life of a small mining town—capturing the sorrow and joyousness, the hardship and perseverance—to ultimately reveal how the loves o... + 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: Danny Williams:A ProfileHardcoverRussell Wangersky9781550813517$2.00POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 01, 2011
Danny Williams: A Profile examines the seven-year political career of former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams. With photos by renowned photojournalist Paul Daly and evocative text by long-time political columnist Russell Wangersky, the book captures the nature and style of one of the country’s most popular political figures. His career included everything from battles of words with other premiers and with prime ministers to conversations with constituents who felt they could call him “Danny." Consistently carrying the support of... + Read More
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
Series: Deluded Your SailorsElectronic book text, EPUBMichelle Butler Hallett9781771030038$19.95FICTION Nov 15, 2011
In deluded your sailors, Michelle Butler Hallett brings her wry humour and imagination to two distinct and interwoven stories, embracing both the eighteenth-century New World and contemporary Newfoundland and Labrador. Past and present spark off each other to ignite whirling fires in the lives of her flawed and darkly-drawn characters.