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presents

More than 135 of the year’s best new books

Book Lovers’ Holiday

GIFT GUIDE

Something for everyone

(including yourself)


Happy Holidays As writers, editors, publishers, artists and, of

course, readers, there is one reason above all others that we love the holidays: NEW BOOKS!

Ahem, well yes, we’re beyond excited to introduce our brand new Book Lovers’ Holiday

Gift Guide. Everyone has book lovers on their holiday shopping lists, and our intent is to

help you choose the perfect book for everyone

on your list. We’re proud to offer here more than 135 of the best new books – something

for everyone from the dedicated foodie to the hopeless romantic; the history buff to the

literary fiction lover, political junkies and young readers. You will literally find something for everyone on your list – even yourself.

Special thanks to The Halliburton for allowing us to photograph on location. Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association 1484 Carlton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3B7 Tel: (902) 420-0711 Fax: (902) 423-4302 E-mail: info@atlanticpublishers.ca EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Carolyn Guy MANAGING EDITOR Chris Benjamin PRODUCTION MANAGER Vaughn Horne DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY Joseph Muise The Book Lovers Holiday Gift Guide has been produced by the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association and is presented by Atlantic Books Today the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund.


Killer stories unputdownable

MISTER NIGHTINGALE PAUL BOWDRING The plot thickens – and hardens. Protagonist Nightingale couldn’t have written a more complex,

$21.95 pb, 352 pp, Nimbus Publishing

DISPOSABLE SOULS PHONSE JESSOME Drawing on decades covering crime, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Phonse Jessome brings his experiences into bikers, cops and killers. $24.95 pb, 344 pp, Vagrant Press, also available as an e-book

THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK AMI MCKAY

ladies … until the unknown takes over. $34.95 hc, 528 pp, Knopf Canada, also available as an e-book

Truth is stranger than fiction

THREE TRUE MYSTERIES Forensic anthropologist DEBRA KOMAR has true crimes. BLACK RIVER ROAD

The question still echoes through the halls

$19.95 pb, 224 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book THE BALLAD OF JACOB PECK THE LYNCHING OF PETER WHEELER

$19.95 pb, 352 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

$19.95 pb, 264 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

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survival against the odds

Fascinating folks

THE CALL OF THE OCEAN JIM WELLMAN It’s all hands on deck with this swell

existence loving and living the ocean surrounding Atlantic Canada. $19.95 pb, 225 pp, Flanker Press, also available as an e-book

SIMON SPATZ MICHAEL COBDEN Imagine escaping the Holocaust. Spatz’s immigration to Canada and role as magnate is

$29.95 hb, 344 pp, Nimbus Publishing

NEW BRUNSWICK WAS HIS COUNTRY Francis Ganong RONALD REES

New Brunswick’s greatest

$24.95 pb, 280 pp, Nimbus Publishing AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY MAN THROUGH THE EYES OF MARY SHARON BIRD Think times are tough

DOUG HOUSE and ADRIAN HOUSE

$26.95 pb, 310 pp, ISER Books

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first-hand account

changing world. $18.95, 288 pp, Chocolate River Publishing


The

dark side

SALVAGE STEPHEN MAHER Nova Scotia sailor Phillip Scarnum sets out to salvage a lobster boat. But when a body and drugs enter the mix, he’s lucky to salvage his life.

a whodunit

FIRE IN THE STARS An Amanda Doucette Mystery BARBARA FRADKIN Continents and drama collide as an aid worker returns from Nigeria to Newfoundland to face a murder investigation that is all too personal and close to home. Also available as an e-book

THE HARDEST CHRISTMAS EVER PATRICK O’FLAHERTY The best gifts come in small packages. So it is with O’Flaherty’s collection of short stories that will jog the brain, lift the spirit and touch the heart. $17.95 pb, 128 pp,

WHERE THE RIVERS MEET DANNY GILLIS A mysterious Mi’kmaq tomahawk is found and gold recipe for religious and $19.95 pb, 300 pp, MacIntyre Purcell Publishing

MARY, MARY LESLEY CREWE Mary is a pure white lamb in a Cape Breton family of black sheep. Until she discovers that sometimes doing the wrong thing is exactly the right thing to do. $21.95 pb, 264 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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Stories with heart (2017) A WOMAN’S ALMANAC and Labrador THE ST. JOHN’S STATUS OF WOMEN COUNCIL the 80s and 90s, hear the voices

REDEMPTION SONGS

dreams do come true

JON TATTRIE

Labrador and the women who inspired them. $19.95 pb, 160 pp, Breakwater Books

hit song originated in Nova Scotia.

QUEEN OF CROWS HARMONY WAGNER The overwhelming presence creates a cacophonous her supportive caregiver struggle against the mental

YEAR OF THE HORSE MARJORIE SIMMINS

$12.95 pb, 160 pp, Acorn Press

Stories with heart for young readers

COASTAL LIVES MARJORIE SIMMINS Cameron sent 800 e-mails, innumerable letters and made countless phone calls until his coast and the

MY TWO GRANDMOTHERS DIANE CARMEL LÉGER JEAN-LUC TRUDEL Acadian Mémère and Scottish Nannie seem to have nothing in common. However, thanks to relationships with their grandchildren, their $12.95 pb, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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Fa-la-la-la-la! ROCK RECIPES CHRISTMAS Your Complete Guide to a Delicious

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS MARLENE CAMPBELL Revisit a simpler time through

TWENTY-FOUR TEDDY BEARS

Christmas in rural PEI. $17.95 pb, 160 pp, Nimbus Publishing

and here are 24 stories that prove it. For decades, Santa has brought

BRUCE TEMPLETON

BARRY C. PARSONS

page colour photograph to help with $22.95 pb, 160 pp, Breakwater Books

old all over St. John’s. $19.95 pb, 126 pp, Creative Publishing

young and the restless reader

For the

PRISONER OF WARREN ANDREAS OERTEL One never knows who to trust. A German POW

$14.95 pb, 160 pp, Nimbus Publishing

BLACK WATER RISING ROBERT RAYNER Corporate greed and smalltown vigilantism collide with consequences as teenage lovers allow themselves to get caught in $17.95 pb, 160 pp, Nimbus Publishing

WEAVING WATER ANNAMARIE BECKEL River otters are the cute

$19.95 pb, 300 pp, Killick Press

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For the

award winner

history buff

SCAPEGOAT

NEW LONDON: THE LOST DREAM The Quaker Settlement on

JOEL ZEMEL

JOHN COUSINS. Illustrations JEFF ALWARD.

devolving into vehement $34.95 pb, 504 pp, New World Publishing

bettors and struggled in what became New London. $27.95 pb, 250 pp, University of Prince Edward Island Studies Press

OAK ISLAND UNEARTHED! Updated Edition - A miner’s investigation into Oak Island, the Mesoamericans and its treasures JOHN O. O’BRIEN O’Brien, author, miner and star Oak Island (2016/2017), explains

civilizations. $19.99, 132 pp, New World Publishing, also available as an e-book PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND THEN AND NOW VIC RUNTZ with photographs SCOTT MACDONALD

NO PUNCHES PULLED

matching pictorial contrast

and Tobin BILL ROWE Former Liberal leader and bestseller Bill Rowe delivers a

$29.95 hc, 88 pp, Acorn Press

Wells and Brian Tobin. $19.95 pb, 273 pp, Flanker Press, also available as an e-book

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Art & soul LUCY JARVIS Even Stones Have Life ROSLYN ROSENFELD Unstoppable Lucy Jarvis relentlessly immersed

permeated her life and her life permeated her art.

Taking the World by Storm

MARY PRATT SARAH FILLMORE, MIREILLE EAGAN AND CAROLINE STONE of what the Globe and Mail called Pratt’s “gorgeous, brutal vision of the world,” accompanied by guest essays from renowned curators, art columnists and critics. $55.00 hc, $40.00 pb, 160 pp,

BLACK ICE David Blackwood, Prints of Newfoundland KATHARINE LOCHNAN More than 70 epic prints burst to life, touching the life and the environment of Bonavista Bay.

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For the

insatiable reader THE GERANIUM WINDOW BEATRICE MACNEIL Photographic images

great read!

redemption and love. $19.95 pb, 312 pp, Breakwater Books, also available as an e-book

THE WITCH OF THE INNER WOOD Collected Long Poems M. TRAVIS LANE

ALL THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND RIEL NASON

have read Lane $19.95 pb, 240 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

THE INWARD JOURNEY KATE EVANS

— George Elliott Clarke $40.00 hc, 450 pages, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an ebook

TWO-MAN TENT ROBERT CHAFE How does one tell a series

home, spins the dazzles with this series $19.95 pb, 256 pp, Breakwater Books, also available as an e-book

sessions and e-mails. $19.95 pb, 216 pages, Breakwater Books

WAITING FOR STILL WATER SUSAN WRIGHT Though the rules at Walton Lake remain the same, Rachel’s

$19.95 pb, 180 pp, Acorn Press

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CLEARING BY DAWN MAUREEN HULL drives Miranda to crisis – how can she deal with

$21.95 pb, 224 pp,


ASHES OF MY DREAMS STELLA SHEPARD

THE FUNDY VAULT LINDA MOORE The lightning-paced

adoption. But Gracie’s

Moore’s Foul Deeds

And that’s just the as a single mom in a judgemental Island $22.95 pb, 240 pp, Acorn Press

art and environmental justice. So much

$19.95 pb, 248 pp, Nimbus Publishing

Stories to the Max

THE SECRET GAMES OF MAXIMUS TODD Big Game Jitters L.M. NICODEMO GRAHAM ROSS

THE SECRET GAMES OF MAXIMUS TODD Frantic Friend Countdown L.M. NICODEMO GRAHAM ROSS

still, has to invent a secret game to overcome $14.95 hb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

$14.95 hb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

THE SECRET GAMES OF MAXIMUS TODD Fidgets L.M. NICODEMO GRAHAM ROSS

THE SECRET GAMES OF MAXIMUS TODD L.M. NICODEMO GRAHAM ROSS Max invents a game to keep his Super

jitters. His imagination comes to the rescue $14.95 hb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

$14.95 hb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

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True heroes HEROES OF THE SEA

BURNLEY “ROCKY” JONES: REVOLUTIONARY

ROBERT C. PARSONS into the unknown through

and JAMES W. ST. G. WALKER

researched written and oral $19.95 pb, 277 pp, Flanker Press, also available as an e-book

rights movement in Canada. $25 pb, 280 pp, Roseway Publishing

True heroes for young readers

LETTERS FROM BEAULY

MELYNDA JARRATT lumberman joins the Canadian and sees the world through a $18.95 pb, 192 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

A CHANGE OF HEART ALICE WALSH with ERIN BENNETT BANKS

CAPTURED HEARTS New Brunswick’s War Brides MELYNDA JARRATT In this compelling volume, wives, CYRUS EATON RICHARD RUDNICKI Nova Scotia’s industrial giant turned Nobel Peace Prize winner through illustrations and text,

through a remarkable true

$19.95 hc, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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$19.95 hc, 40 pp, Nimbus Publishing

perseverance, kindness, hope, $16.95 pb, 148 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book


Sacrifice and survival

DESPERATION

GARY COLLINS

bound brigantine are discovered having turned to gruesome and unspeakable human acts in order to survive. $19.95 pb, 202 pp, Flanker Press, also available as an e-book

HOME PLATE, BLUE HELMET From Charlottetown to MICHAEL CONWAY

no exception in this

as a peacekeeper – and back. $24.95 pb, 300 pp, Acorn Press

AFTER SWISSAIR BUDGE WILSON Words have the power to heal. Wilson’s

to the men and women

TOO YOUNG TO DIE

Swissair Flight 111. $19.95 pb, 126 pp,

Second World War JOHN BOILEAU and DAN BLACK GENERAL JOHN DE CHASTELAIN THE SADDEST SHIP AFLOAT ALLISON LAWLOR

Second World War. $34.95 hb, 488 pp, Lorimer, also available as an e-book

Second World War, Nazi rule turned tragic Jews aboard MS St. Louis $15.95 pb, 128 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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Real people SHADOW OF DOUBT The Trial of Dennis Oland BOBBI-JEAN MACKINNON Reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon’s front row seat at the Oland murder trial makes her the perfect author for this real-life whodunit. $19.95 pb, 336 pp,

you be the judge!

also available as an e-book

ANGEL LADY OF THE MARITIMES KAREN FORREST How does someone go from being a military nurse to a professional medium talking to angels and dead people? Karen Forrest’s autobiography describes her spiritual and career journey.

THE LIFE OF ALICE BRUCE GRAHAM Bruce Graham’s latest lays bare the moral codes of another time and how a young woman survives scandal and tragedy to persevere.

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It’s a

wonderful life DID YOU JUST CALL ME OLD LADY? Aging Is Positive LILLIAN ZIMMERMAN

– Zimmerman deals with ageism head-on, challenging the societal long-livers among us. $18.99 pb, 128 pp, Fernwood Publishing

great stocking stuffer THE DOLPHIN WAY

Enhanced Book MARGARET GILLRIE-FRASER captivating and draws the reader

cover and visuals alive. $16.95 pb, 168 pp, Glen Margaret Publishing

HOCKEY, KIDS AND POSITIVE COACHING CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MEUSE WORLD FOOD FOR STUDENT COOKS

An inspiring tale about and a child’s personal development supersede

KRISTA MCLELLAN its time. It’s now time to travel the globe $16.95 pb, 192 pp, Formac Publishing

game or score. $9.95 pb, 64 pp, Lofeex Publishing

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A sense of

community SWEAT EQUITY Cooperative House-Building in 1920-1974 C. A. SHARPE and A. J. SHAWYER Poor housing did not deter In true testament to their pluck,

building homes in which to live. $28.95 pb, 438 pp, ISER Books

ACADIAN WOMEN OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND GEORGES ARSENAULT Mothering, nursing, teaching, working,

Isle Saint-Jean, Acadian major role in the survival $19.95 pb, 200 pp, Acorn Press

THE TIMES OF AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIANS Volume Two who settled in Nova Scotia

across the province. This is $29.95 pb, 46 pp, Delmore ‘Buddy’ Day Learning Institute

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Political stripes

A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES How the Great Demographic Imbalance is Pulling Canada Apart RICHARD SAILLANT Saillant portrays the “uneven pace at which Canada’s regions are aging” as a dangerous pathway to a divided nation, one poorer and older and the other younger and more dynamic. $22.95 pb, 240 pp, Nimbus Publishing.

NOT MY PARTY The Rise and Fall of Canadian to Stephen Harper TOM MCMILLAN Former Mulroney Cabinet Minister Tom McMillan calls for a return from Stephen Harper’s destructive, hyperpartisan cult-of-personality politics back to progressive conservatism. $34.95 hc, 608 pp, Nimbus Publishing.

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essence of Atlantic Canada The

LIGHTHOUSES OF NOVA SCOTIA ALLAN BILLARD smaller lighthouses. But no matter their stature, past and our rich coastal culture. $24.95 pb, 128 pp, Formac Publishing

great gift idea

SABLE ISLAND IN BLACK AND WHITE JILL MARTIN BOUTEILLIER Visitors to Sable Island, even

THE BREAKWATER BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY NEWFOUNDLAND PLAYS

THE SCOTTISH GAELIC TATTOO HANDBOOK Authentic Words and Phrases in the Celtic

DENYSE LYNDE in 1884, as Trixie Jarvis and her $15.95 pb, 136 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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And all the men and women

whose best dramatic works are showcased in this collection. $19.95 pb, 288 pp, Breakwater Books, also available as an e-book

EMILY MCEWAN Because no Celt wants a

specialist McEwan provides

$12.99 pb, 90 pp, Bradan Press


BLUEBERRIES ELAINE ELLIOT and VIRGINIA LEE

FOR THE LOVE OF LOBSTER DENISE ADAMS

$16.95 hb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

evolved into a rock star the world over. From trap to table,

MAPLE SYRUP

ELAINE ELLIOT are quintessential Canada. Go

$18.95, pb, 148 pp, Nimbus Publishing

$16.95 hb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

and for young readers...

SEA GLASS SUMMER HEIDI JARDINE STODDART

$19.95 hb, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing KEEPER OF THE LIGHT JANET BARKHOUSE THÉRÈSE CILIA

$16.95 pb, 32 pp, Formac Publishing

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For the

nature lover

UNTAMED ATLANTIC CANADA SCOTT LESLIE With 8,000 species to

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HIKING TRAILS OF MAINLAND NOVA SCOTIA MICHAEL HAYNES

cultural and natural experiences. $24.95 pb, 360 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

Leslie makes thrilling

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to the Avalon. $27.95 pb, 200 pp, Nimbus Publishing

HIKING TRAILS OF CAPE BRETON MICHAEL HAYNES bursts with musicians, writers and artists. those places that challenge and inspire. $19.95 pb, 240 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

NEBOOKTOOK In the Woods MIKE PARKER

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HIKING TRAILS OF NEW BRUNSWICK H.A. AND MARIANNE EISELT

and celebrating Scotia’s wilderness, Nebooktook is provoking in its

$24.95 pb, 192 pp,

FIELD NOTES SARA JEWELL Pugwash Point Road couldn’t be more rural, remote and Nova Scotian. Jewell uses this address as

$17.95 pb, 248 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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natural splendour. $19.95 pb, 328 pp,, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book

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TRAILS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MICHAEL HAYNES on PEI, but this indispensable guide will take readers where one can get matchless pastoral panoramas and coastal settings. $24.95 pb, 353 pp, Goose Lane Editions, also available as an e-book


Colourful Atlantic Canada ANNE OF GREEN GABLES COLOURING BOOK The 1908 novel is a classic. The Charlottetown Festival musical is a hit. And this colour-

sure to be a smash. $14.95 pb, Acorn Press

THE EAST COAST WAY OF LIFE COLOURING BOOK MEGHAN BANGAY Colouring is therapeutic. But colouring the east coast – its waves, its shores, its caress heart and soul. $16.95 pb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing

THE HAND DRAWN HALIFAX COLOURING BOOK EMMA FITZGERALD

$16.95 pb, 96 pp, Formac Publishing HAND DRAWN HALIFAX

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Through the lens THE LITTLE BOOK OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND JOHN SYLVESTER For photographer John Sylvester, the Island is a place of daily changes; one of many moods, behaviours, and visuals, which he captures here in rich and vibrant colour. $16.95 hc, 80 pp, Acorn Press

THE LITTLE BOOK OF NOVA SCOTIA LEN WAGG There are so many visual stereotypes of Nova Scotia that it takes a true photographic talent like Wagg to capture Canada’s seacoast province through a fresh lens. $16.95 hc, 80 pp, Nimbus Publishing

TRAVELS WITH FARLEY CLAIRE MOWAT This is the warm and haunting tale of two beloved Canadian writers whose lives were woven together by love, adversity and adventure.

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF NEW BRUNSWICK BRIAN ATKINSON “The Picture Province” is the nearancient tourism slogan for New Brunswick. Atkinson breathes new life in the idea with breathtaking panoramas and fascinating cultural imagery. $16.95 hc, 80 pp, Nimbus Publishing

THE LITTLE BOOK OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR JOHN SYLVESTER

stunning images. $17.95 hc, 80 pp, Nimbus Publishing

for those who love photography

AQUA: WATERWAYS OF CAPE BRETON PAT O’NEIL with Photographs by BARRY MORRISON “Out on the Mira” may be one of Cape Breton’s most loved songs, but the Mira is but a trickle compared with the multitude of waterways celebrated in AQUA.

BAY OF FUNDY’S HOPEWELL ROCKS KEVIN SNAIR With this new book, you can now walk reading chair. Tides notwithstanding, the famed Hopewell Rocks have never been more accessible! $19.95 pb, 100 pp Chocolate River Publishing

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Young adventure MYSTERY MARAUDERS GERALDINE TUCK detective Dan Veinotte

Oak Island. Solve a 120 the third book in the Marauder Series. $9.95 pb, 124 pp, Glen Margaret Publishing

BE A POND DETECTIVE PEGGY KOCHANOFF FULL SPEED AHEAD Errol’s Bell Island Adventure SHEILAH LUKINS

LAUREL KEATING

these queries and $12.95 pb, 36 pp, Tuckamore Books

grab your boots and explore!

$14.95 pb, 40 pp, Nimbus Publishing

CHASING THE PHANTOM SHIP DEBORAH TOOGOOD To warn children to

Phantom Ship. $12.95 pb, 140 pp, Nimbus Publishing

CURE FOR WEREDUCK DAVE ATKINSON

$12.95 pb, 184 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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Let your

imagination fly

LET’S READ CAROL MCDOUGALL and SHANDA LARAMEE-JONES Listening. Seeing. Reaching. Pointing. Choosing. And

IF I WERE A ZOMBIE KATE INGLIS with Illustrations ERIC ORCHARD

JACK AND THE MAGNIFICENT UGLY STICK JOSHUA GOUDIE CRAIG GOUDIE

spectating to engagement in $9.95 bb, 16 pp, Nimbus Publishing

$19.95 hc, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing $16.95 hc, 32 pp, Tuckamore Books

THE SNOW KNOWS JENNIFER MCGRATH with JOSÉE BISAILLON more timeless than simple hide-and-seek. This children’s picture book reinvents the

FOLLOW THE GOOSE BUTT, CAMELIA AIRHEART! ODETTE BARR (author/ illustrator), COLLEEN LANDRY and BETH WEATHERBEE

YOU’RE FLYING BABY! JUDY GAUDET with Illustrations CHRISTINA GAUDET time as Christina Gaudet illustrates her mother’s

in December. $9.95 bb, 10 pp, Acorn Press $22.95 hc, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing

$10.95 pb, 72 pp, Chocolate River Publishing

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Odds and sods

for the know-it-all

100 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT NOVA SCOTIA SARAH SAWLER From robberies to murders to landmarks to celebrities to political and cultural oddities, an entertaining and lesser-known

TREASURY OF NEWFOUNDLAND STORIES VOL II Amazing and Strange JACK FITZGERALD

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR OUTSTANDING OUTHOUSE READER VERNON OICKLE “Wasting time is robbing

waste nothing with Oickle’s $17.95 pb, 128 pp, Nimbus Publishing $19.95 pb, 250 pp, Creative Publishers

proverbial outhouse. $19.95 pb, 176 pp, MacIntyre Purcell Publishing

STRANGE NOVA SCOTIA VERNON OICKLE and JULIE ANNE BABIN A UFO lands in the sea, a

Scotia makes the White House white. Could this $14.95 pb, 156 pp, MacIntyre Purcell Publishing

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BIG BOOK OF LEXICON VOLUMES 7, 8, 9 Puzzles to Challenge & Entertain THERESA WILLIAMS It’s puzzling what divides the geeks

are sure to engage and entertain. $17.95 pb, 224 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME: A MEMOIR MYLES GOODWYN A true Canadian rock icon, April Wine’s singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader shares the story of his upbringing and evolution into the music business. $33.99 hc, 400 pp, HarperCollins, also available as an e-book

I’M NOT WHAT I SEEM The Many Stories of Rita MacNeil’s Life CHARLIE RHINDRESS “Working Girl” was Ron Hynes’ musical tribute to Rita MacNeil, a nod to her most memorable tune, “Working Man.” This is the book of the working girl’s life. $29.95 hb, 336 pp, Formac Publishing, also available as an e-book

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A rich tapestry a way to heal

L’NU’K Culture, and Heritage THERESA MEUSE Theresa Meuse welcomes the region’s children into

$17.95 pb,106 pp, Nimbus Publishing SACRED FEMININE An Indigenous Art Colouring Book JACKIE TRAVERSE

this collection. The images show us strength, resilience, empowerment and healing. $20.00 pb, 64 pp, Fernwood Publishing

For the

architecture lover BUILDING FOR JUSTICE The Historic Courthouses JAMES W. MACNUTT, Q.C.

HISTORIC HALIFAX STREETSCAPES Three walking tours, v.1 BARBARA DELORY

never see a courthouse. But Macnutt has shown

$14.95 hc, 126 pp, New World Publishing THREE CENTURIES OF PUBLIC ART

monumental architecture. $24.95 pb, 192 pp, SSP Publications

BARBARA DELORY

Was $35.00 Now $25.00 pb, 216 pp, New World Publishing

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For the

palate cheers!

THE OVERCAST’S GUIDE TO BEERS OF NEWFOUNDLAND THE OVERCAST

NO MORE JUNK FOOD 80 + Delicious Recipes to Replace Popular Processed Foods WENDY MCCALLUM, RHN

guide to the pilsners, ales and stouts that can $19.95 pb, 80 pp, Breakwater Books

$24.95 pb, 128 pp, Formac Publishing

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN JOAN MCELMAN earth charm and authentic

great gift!

STORM THE KETTLE: RESETTING THE NEWFOUNDLAND TABLE ELAINE FEORE and JOANNE GOUDIE

THE WINE LOVER’S GUIDE TO ATLANTIC CANADA MOIRA PETERS and CRAIG PINHEY Sommelier-journalists Peters

come to the Rock and the Rock

Jessica Emin. $37.95 hc, 232 pp, Nimbus Publishing

one the unlikeliest celebrities

$22.95 pb, 176 pp, MacIntyre Purcell Publishing

$29.95 pb, 192 pp, Whitecap Books

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Fun fabled fiction ABIGAIL’S WISH GLORIA ANN WESLEY with Illustrations by RICHARD RUDNICKI Peeking through her window into the life of a Black Loyalist colony, young Abigail sees the new beginnings of spring, and makes a wish for a dress of her very own. $22.95 hc, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing

True story from the winter of 2015

A HARBOUR SEAL IN HALIFAX DORETTA GROENENDYCK Strange eyes peer from behind a car on a Halifax night. A woman screams! So begins the colourful adventure of a harbour seal who needs help on his way back to the sea. $22.95 hc, 32 pp, Nimbus Publishing

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Just for

laughs AN ISLANDER STRIKES BACK PATRICK LEDWELL

“Does an aging population $25.95 pb, 172 pp, Acorn Press

YOU KNOW YOU’RE AN ISLANDER WHEN… IVY KNIGHT

tales from a simpler time

a wedding at the curling insider book where Islanders laugh at their own expense. $14.95 pb, 88 pp, Acorn Press THE PORRIDGE IS UP! DALE MCISAAC The Wagon Wheel caper might take the cake in this

large, rambunctious $19.95 pb, 180 pp, Acorn Press

THE MONEY SHOT GLENN DEIR Sebastian Hunter is a rake, an unapologetic womanizer and the most anchor since Ted Baxter. $19.95 pb, 224 pp, Breakwater Books, also available as an e-book

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Best of the season

MARY, MARY LESLEY CREWE Mary is a pure white lamb in a Cape Breton family of black sheep. Until she discovers that sometimes doing the wrong thing is exactly the right thing to do. $21.95 pb, 264 pp, Nimbus Publishing

TRUTH AND HONOUR The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland GREG MARQUIS A criminal justice professor authoritatively explores the region’s trial of the century, perspectives and asking the ultimate question: is Dennis Oland really responsible for the death of his father? $29.95 hc, 272 pp, Nimbus Publishing

OCEANS OF RUM DAVID MOSSMAN David Mossman visits his own ancestor, Captain “Spinny” Spindler, to bring us the excitement and high-seas drama of rum running during the Prohibition era. $22.95 pb, 286 pp,

ALL HANDS LOST BLAIN HENSHAW Blain Henshaw revisits the verdict, “an act of God,” from an inquiry investigating the 1947 sinking of the freighter SS Novadoc and the death of its 24 crew members. $17.95 pb, 126 pp,

BROKEN BARRIER A Romance of New Brunswick and Staten Island GRACE HELEN MOWAT Bestselling Canadian Fiction From 100 Years Ago. Great romance is timeless! Like this one, set in the American Revolution in New like Mowat’s Loyalistdescendent Lydia Allen. $16.95 pb, 272 pp, Formac Publishing, also available as an e-book.

THE BOOK OF LETTERS I DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO SEND STEVE PATTERSON The Debaters host Steve Patterson writes hilarious letters to everyone and everything, attacking Spandex, questioning gluten and encouraging his child self. $18.95 pb, 208 pp, Goose as an e-book.


Best of the season

ROCK RECIPES CHRISTMAS Your Complete Guide to a Delicious Holiday Season BARRY C. PARSONS These are the best family recipes you will need for the Christmas season. Every recipe is accompanied by a fullpage colour photograph to help with the perfect presentation. $22.95 pb, 160 pp, Breakwater Books.

TRUTH AND HONOUR The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland GREG MARQUIS A criminal justice professor authoritatively explores the region’s trial of the century, asking the ultimate question: is Dennis Oland really responsible for the death of his father? $29.95 hc, 272 pp, Nimbus Publishing.

TWENTY-FOUR TEDDY BEARS A Christmas Journey BRUCE TEMPLETON Miracles happen every Christmas – and here are 24 stories that prove it. For decades, Santa has brought teddy-bear miracles to young and old all over St. John’s. $19.95 pb, 126 pp, Creative Publishing

MARY, MARY LESLEY CREWE Mary is a pure white lamb in a Cape Breton family of black sheep. Until she discovers that sometimes doing the wrong thing is exactly the right thing to do. $21.95 pb, 264 pp, Nimbus Publishing

2016 Book Lovers Holiday Gift Guide  

2016 Book Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

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