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Live to Tell

Live to Tell

edition:Paperback
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When Libby Thorne wakes up in the hospital, they tell her she was in a car accident. They tell her it was her fault, and that an innocent victim is clinging to life. And they tell her that criminal charges are going to be brought against her. The problem is, Libby can remember none of it. She can’t remember the accident, the party, the drinking … She can’t even remember the guy who keeps sending her flowers and acts like he’s her boyfriend.

 

With the help of her best friend, Kasey, Libby …

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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini
edition:Paperback

Winner, Best Atlantic Published Book Award
Shortlisted, Canadian Regional Design Award

met-a-mor-pho-sis: a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft.

In May of 1896, a young magician from New York City joined the cast of the Marco Magic Company and embarked on a summer-long tour of eastern Canada, including New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It was during this excursion that Handcuff Harry AKA Harry Houdini first showcased the talent that transformed h …

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French Taste in Atlantic Canada 1604-1758, A Gastronomic History

French Taste in Atlantic Canada 1604-1758, A Gastronomic History

Le goût Français au Canada Atlantique 1604-1758 : Une Histoire Gastronomique
edition:Book
tagged : history, french, essays

Through stories, images and recipes, French Taste in Atlantic Canada is a study of early French cuisine in the region. À travers récits, recettes, et images, Le goût français au Canada atlantique est une étude de la cuisine française de l’époque coloniale dans la région.

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In Search of R.B. Bennett

In Search of R.B. Bennett

edition:Hardcover
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Writing a life of Bennett, who reportedly destroyed his correspondence every seven years, presents challenges for the biographer. Yet, as P.B. Waite shows, Bennett's lasting contributions to Canada are beyond doubt. He describes Bennett's bold initiatives, including his attempt to introduce unemployment insurance and a minimum wage, as well as his founding of the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - achieved in the teeth of opposition from banking and media magnates. Waite …

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Paradoxides

Paradoxides

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Multi-award-winning poet Don McKay returns with a startling collection of new poems, his first since his Griffin Poetry Prize winning book, Strike/Slip
 
Don McKay is known, among other things, as Canada's foremost poet of the natural world. Readers have come to expect a playful extravagance in his poetry. Most recently, he has opened himself to the mysteries of geologic wonder. "Who needs ghosts when matter /nonchalantly haunts us," he writes. In his new book, perhaps his most stunning yet, it' …

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In The Field

In The Field

edition:Paperback
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FREELANCE WRITER AND PLAYWRIGHT Joan Sullivan’s book In the Field is a work of non-fiction that tells the story of one young Newfound¬lander soldier, Stephen Norris, lost in WWI, and how his death affected his family, his community, and, decades later, an entirely new generation. In 2004, a high school theatre class creates a musical about the Newfoundland Regiment. After pulling off a big production, teachers, students, and parents venture out on an overnight camping trip to Three Arm, where …

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Anna From Away

Anna From Away

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged : literary

“Subtle, powerful, seductive and suspenseful, this is anovel that will steal your heart away.” —THE CHRONICLE HERALD

When Anna Starling flees a dissolving marriage in California to save herself and her artistic career in Cape Breton, her life intersects with that of Red Murdock, a cabinetmaker who has recently lost the great love of his life, Rosaire. Surrounded by old ghosts and echoes of those who once lived in this isolated, depleted community, Anna and Murdock discover that the present …

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