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By Claire Mowat. 1994
Andrea Baxter's summer in Anderson's Arm, a fishing village in Newfoundland, turns to unexpected adventure, when she, her cousin, and… her uncle are arrested for illegal scallop dragging by the St. Pierre et Miquelon coast guard. Once they're rescued from the police station, Andrea ends up staying on St. Pierre, finding mystery, adventure, and romance. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By David Adams Richards. 2006
Postwar New Brunswick. Mary Jameson, the widow of a lumber magnate, hopes to stymie the prophecy she receives from a… fortune-teller - that her oldest son will be powerful and her younger son will bring glory upon the family, but they will be the end of the family. When Will, the brash older brother, suffers a fatal logging accident, and Owen, the intellectual younger son, returns a wounded hero from WWII, it seems the prophecy may come true. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2006.
By Don Aker. 2011
Reef is back in Halifax, which brings back memories of Leeza and the terrible way their relationship ended - with… a restraining order. Leeza is feeling stifled by her mother's "concern" and wishes she was studying out of town. Despite Reef's best efforts to stay away, circumstances quickly unfold to push him and Leeza ever closer together, so Reef must face his demons and make some tough choices - or else risk losing everything, including the only girl he has ever loved. Sequel to "The first stone" (DC41431). For junior and senior high readers. Some descriptions of violence and strong language. c2011.
By Joan Clark. 1981
By Sheldon Currie. 1995
Margaret is the grand-daughter, daughter, sister, wife, and widow of Cape Breton miners. She reflects on life in Glace Bay,… on her marriage to Neil, and on the true price of coal. Strong language. 1995.
By Marie Jakober. 2007
1862. As the American Civil War heats up, Southern Confederates flood into Montreal and Halifax, planning secret missions against the… Union, missions they hope will provoke a war between England and the United States. Erryn Shaw, a British aristocrat banished to the colonies, is convinced to spy for the British. On a mission to Montreal, he gets wind of a sinister plot - and he can't seem to find a way to stop it. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Michael Winter. 2010
In her home on Empire Avenue, Donna Whalen was stabbed 31 times. Her friends, family, and neighbours believed it was… her abusive boyfriend, Sheldon Troke, but the evidence is all circumstantial, providing a daunting challenge for police and prosecutors - and the course of justice takes many unpredictable twists and turns before the truth is finally revealed. Based on a true story. Explicit strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
By Donna Morrissey. 2012
For two traumatic days, Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks while the ghost of her… younger self leads her back through her past. She must pick apart the lies and secrets told by her greedy, prideful father, Durwin Higgs, who judges her a failure, and her formidable Grandmother Creed, who has mysteriously aligned herself with Livvy's father, despite their mutual hatred. 2012.
By M. T Dohaney. 1988
In 1914, Bertha Ryan arrives in a small Newfoundland town to work for the Corrigan family. Raped by her employer's… son, Bertha becomes pregnant and eventually ends up with the Corrigan property. A saga of three generations of women. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1988.
By L. M Montgomery. 2009
Adultery, illegitimacy, misogyny, revenge, murder, despair, bitterness, hatred, and death - usually not the terms associated with L.M. Montgomery. In… this her last work, Montgomery brought these topics to the forefront, in stories featuring a grown up Anne and her family around the time of the First World War. 2009.
By L. M Montgomery. 1980
To be 29 and unmarried is the ultimate in shame and misery in the small Canadian town where Valancy has… grown up, and for years she has taken refuge in her imaginary 'blue castle'. Now she must face reality; a letter has turned her life upside down. It's time to leave home and seek freedom. 1980.
By Linden MacIntyre. 2009
Father Duncan MacAskill is called The Exorcist, for at his bishop's bidding he drives out priests who molest children to… discreet clinics or far-off parishes. When MacAskill is sent to a rural parish in his native Cape Breton, he encounters a troubled young man who appears to be the victim of a notorious priest. MacAskill, struggling with his own demons, is determined to help this man, regardless of the consequences for the church. Strong language and some descriptions of sex and violence. Winner of the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize. 2009.
By Christiane St-Pierre. 1986
Ces contes et nouvelles, au nombre de dix, sont venus à marée basse alors que la mer se retire pour… exposer sa greve parfois timide. Puis, comme le pli et le repli des vagues, voila que l'histoire prend forme pour raconter les femmes. 1986.
By Michael Crummey. 2015
For twelve generations, the inhabitants of this remote island in Newfoundland have lived and died together. Now they are facing… resettlement, and each has been offered a generous compensation package to leave. But the money is offered with a proviso: everyone has to go; the government won't be responsible for one crazy coot who chooses to stay on alone. That coot is Moses Sweetland, who refuses to leave. But in the face of determined opposition from his family and friends, Sweetland is eventually swayed to sign on to the government's plan. Then a tragic accident prompts him to fake his own death and stay on the deserted island. As he manages a desperately diminishing food supply, and battles against the ravages of weather, Sweetland finds himself in the company of the vibrant ghosts of the former islanders, whose porch lights still seem to turn on at night. Bestseller. 2015.
By Linda Little. 2001
After his drunken father's death, Jackson, alone in his big brawling family, tries to earn a living as a bootlegger.… One summer he meets Ian, a fiddler, and for a few weeks he grasps the joy he has craved all his life. In the terrible wake of their affair, Jackson discovers that hollowness can be a source of power. Strong language, some descriptions of violence and sex. 2001.
By Donna Morrissey. 2005
Sylvanus Now, a young Newfoundland fisherman of great charm and strength, wants to woo Adelaide, but she longs to escape… the sea, the fish, and the stultifying community. But her need of refuge from her own troubled family leads her to Sylvanus and life in the neighbouring outport. Caught between his desire to please his wife and his strongly independent nature, Sylvanus must decide what path his future will take. Some descriptions of sex, some strong language. Bestseller. 2005.
By Anne Louise MacDonald. 2009
Frankie Uccello seems like just another average, normal fourteen-year-old boy, until he discovers that he can dream the future, especially… when something bad is about to happen. But seeing the future is only cool in movies and TV; in real life, not only does everyone think you're a whacko, but the future doesn't look good. And then Maura-Lee starts hanging around: she can read minds, and she seems to be reading his. For junior high readers. 2009.
By Linda Little. 2006
Cass Hutt, bull rider, has lost his rodeo partner, severing Cass's only ties to his world. With nothing and no… one to hold him, Cass is led back East by the sudden arrival of a mysterious land deed, back to Scotch River, Nova Scotia, and the sketchy boyhood memories he left to die there. Some descriptions of sex and violence, and some strong language. 2006.
By Lynn Coady. 2002
Guy Boucher is a fatherless Acadian teenager, dominated by his alcoholic uncle, and also bullied at school and on the… hockey rink. All he wants is to use his uncle's truck to attract a girlfriend, but when a courtship goes sour, Guy us caught up in violence and rumour fuelled by malice, booze and ennui. Strong language and descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Raymond Joseph Fraser. 1997
A collection of eight stories primarily linked by the appearance of Walt Macbride, writer, philanderer, drunk, and captain of the… ship Black North, and the appearance of the fictitious community of Bannonbridge, New Brunswick. Some strong language and descriptions of sex. 1997.