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Nova Scotia: Shaped by the Sea

Newly revised Fourth Edition

by Lesley Choyce

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list price: $14.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: History
published: 2020
ISBN:9781989725160
publisher: Pottersfield Press
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This of Nova Scotia is an amazing story of a land a and people shaped by the waves, the tides, the wind and wonder of the North Atlantic Choyce weaves the legacy of this unique coastal province, piecing together the stories written in the rocks, the wrecks, and the record books of human glory and error. In this newly revised and updated sweeping true-life adventure, he provides a thoughtful down-to-earth journey through history that is both refreshing and revealing.

Here, well into the twenty-first century, he looks back at the full story of Nov Scotia from the legacy in our rocks to the civilization of the Mi’kmaq, the arrival of the Europeans and beyond to the stormy history of English and French. Never praising history for history sake, Choyce takes a critical look at the wars that helped shape the province, the scoundrels and the heroes who lived here down through the centuries and the seas and storms that swept through the land of the Bluenosers.

The original edition of Nova Scotia: Shaped by the Sea was published to acclaim by Penguin Books in 1996. This new edition brings the story up to date and looks at the changes in politics, economy and global climate that will challenge Nova Scotians in the years ahead.

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About the Author

Lesley Choyce

No one has a clearer view of Atlantic Canada's literary endeavours over the past twenty years than Lesley Choyce. He is the founder of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and the publisher of Pottersfield Press. He has edited several fiction anthologies and has been the in-house editor of many books from Pottersfield Press including Making Waves, a collection of stories by emerging authors from Atlantic Canada. He is the author of more than fifty books in genres ranging from poetry and essays to autobiography, history and fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Among his recent books are the novels The Republic of Nothing, World Enough, and Cold Clear Morning, and the story collection Dance the Rocks Ashore. Choyce is the writer, host, and co-producer of the popular literary show television program, Off the Page with Lesley Choyce, which is broadcast across the country on Vision TV. He also teaches in the English department of Dalhousie University in Halifax and is leader of the rock band The Surf Poets.
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