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By Hugh MacLennan. 2003
Cape Breton Island. Dr. Daniel Ainslie yearns for a son - something he can never have. He comes to love… young Alan MacNeil, the son of Mollie MacNeil and Archie, who deserted his family several years before to seek his fortune as a professional fighter. Now Archie returns, bitter and defeated, to wreak tragedy on his community. 1951.
By Donna Morrissey. 2002
In pre-Confederation Newfoundland, deeply spiritual Job Gale decides to enlist during World War II, leaving behind his wife, Sare, and… two daughters, Clair and Missy. Job returns broken, disillusioned, and bearing a dark secret, and soon dies, as does Sare. Clair leaves her childhood home to teach and start her own family, growing apart from Missy and their uncle Sim. Only Clair's daughter Hannah, who refuses to be bound by the past, can avert more tragedy and bring about the reconciliation of her family. 2002.
By Thomas H Raddall. 1987
By Lesley Choyce. 2002
After his childhood sweetheart Laura's drug-related death, Taylor Colby returns to their Nova Scotia coastal village to live once again… with his noble but isolated boat-builder father. His mother, who has been battling cancer, attempts to reconcile with both her husband and son whom she deserted decades earlier. 2002.
By Frederick William Wallace, Brook Taylor. 2006
First published in 1914, "Blue Water" is set in the early 1900s and traces the adventures of "Shorty" Westhaver from… boyhood to young manhood, in the dangerous and often tragic world of the Grand Banks fishery. c2006.
By George Peabody. 1988
By Janice Kulyk Keefer. 1988
After 15 years, Claire Saulnier returns to Nova Scotia to teach at a local college. She becomes involved with four… people: Mariette, a disturbed teenager; Bertrand, a self-centred and reluctant teacher from Paris; a promising oboeist from Halifax; and Hector, the college janitor, a dropout from a philosophy Ph.D program. 1988.
By David Adams Richards. 1976
The love and strength of the MacDurmot family members cannot keep the best of their young people from leaving while… the family home falls into the hands of outsiders. Set in New Brunswick. Strong language. 1985, c1976.
By D. R MacDonald. 2000
It is the late 1970s, and nineteen-year-old Innis Corbett is deported from his home near Boston for car theft and… returned to his mother's birthplace on Cape Breton Island to stay with his uncle Starr. Desperate to get away, Innis starts to grow a secret cash crop of marijuana and looks for a car to steal. When Starr's girlfriend comes to stay while fleeing another relationship, a bitter jealous rivalry begins to rage between the two men that leads ultimately to violence. 2000.
By David Walker. 1976
Soldier of fortune, member of the Canadian establishment, now wanted for murder, Ash is on the run in the New… Brunswick bush. An exciting novel with marvellous descriptions of the Canadian woods. 1976.
By Kathleen Winter. 2010
Coastal Labrador, 1968. A mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but… both at once. Together the parents and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina, make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as Annabel - is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life. Some strong language, some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.
By L. M Montgomery. 1962
Anne's world is changing -- childhood friends are marrying and Anne herself leaves P.E.I. for college. She hopes for love,… but it seems to elude her. Sequel to "Anne of Avonlea" (DC14239). Followed by "Anne's house of dreams" (DC00862). Grades 5-8. 1962. 1915. (Anne of Green Gables ; 3)
By Lisa Moore. 2005
Intertwined characters knowingly, and even wilfully, place themselves in danger. Colleen watches violent videos, tries her hand at eco-terrorism, and… finally runs away to find alligators in Louisiana. Madeleine, her aunt, scrambles to finish a movie while ignoring her failing health. And Frank, a 19-year-old still reeling from his mother's death, obsesses over Colleen and finds himself intertwined with Valentin, a bloodthirsty Russian gangster. Some descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2005.
By Joan Clark. 2005
Moranna MacKenzie lives alone in a Cape Breton farmhouse, fighting the symptoms of mental illness. Highly creative, she plays the… piano, sings, writes, sculpts, and bakes - all perfectly - but also behaves erratically and alienates her friends and family. Still grieving the loss of her two daughters, who were taken from her over thirty years previously, she then learns that one of them is about to get married. 2005.
By D. R MacDonald. 2002
Short stories of Cape Breton Island that explore the misunderstanding between men and women, the nature of seduction and infidelity,… and the heartache of longing. For a fisherman in "The flowers of Bermuda", time has not repaid the loss of his young son's life. In the title story, the compassion of a rural doctor imperils a horse and a woman the doctor once loved. Some strong language. 2002.
The story of Anna Elisabeth, one of the settlers of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In 1753 Lunenburg is a rocky hillside… of forest, not the prepared homesteads she and her family had been expecting. With no shelter, no crops planted, and no experience at frontier life, how will she survive and thrive in her new home? c2010.
By Myrtis T Dohaney. 2000
Tess Corrigan is a popular politician. Originally from a coastal village, she now lives in St. John's with her husband… and twelve-year-old son. Urged on by her mother-in-law, she decides to track her bigamous father down. Preoccupied with this and her political work, Tess has no inkling of trouble until a decision triggers a series of betrayals and revelations that forever change her family and the village of The Cove. 2000.
By L. M Montgomery, Catherine M McLay. 1979
A country doctor never loses faith in the young woman who swears to return to him; an estranged wife bets… her future happiness on a horse race; two maiden ladies, scared onto a roof by a dog, ponder marriage to the dog's owner as the price of rescue. Contains 14 previously uncollected stories, published between 1899 and 1935. Grades 5-8. 1979.
By Emma Hooper. 2018
The fish have mysteriously disappeared, and in the fishing village of Big Running most families had no choice but to… relocate and find work elsewhere. Aidan and Martha Connor now spend alternate months of the year working at an energy site up north to support their children, Cora and Finn. Plagued by romantic temptations new and old, the emotional distance between Aidan and Martha only widens. Finn Connor develops an obsession with solving the mystery of the missing fish, and is aided by his reclusive music instructor Mrs. Callaghan. Cora spends her days decorating the abandoned houses but--desperate for a bigger life beyond the small town--takes matters into her own hands. 2018.
By Howard A Norman. 2010
Nova Scotia, 1967. Loner Wyatt Hillyer decides to write a memoir in the form of a letter on the occasion… of his estranged daughter Marlais' twenty-first birthday. He slowly discloses the events of his parents' scandalous deaths in 1941, his teenage years living with his aunt and uncle, the joys of fatherhood, and what led to his abandoning his only daughter and her mother. 2010.