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Happy Holidays!

IN SEARCH OF ST. NICHOLAS

BRUCE TEMPLETON Travel back in time to witness how many of our Christmas traditions became conventional, and follow Bruce’s own personal journey as he shares important lessons learned through years of assisting Santa. $19.95 pb, Flanker Press

THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS WITH MAUD LEWIS

LANCE WOOLAVER and BOB BROOKS Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures are among her most beloved. Full of Christmas spirit and joy, this delightful hardcover edition is the perfect holiday gift! $24.95 hc, Goose Lane Editions

ROBERT HUNT This collection of heartwarming stories is set in Newfoundland during the Christmas season. At times heartbreaking, these stories share the touching message that the best gifts are not things, but rather the kindness we show others. $19.95 pb, Flanker Press

HOT NEW TITLES WATCHING YOU WITHOUT ME Set in Nova Scotia, Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author LYNN COADY’s new novel is a creepy and suspenseful story about the complexities of trust and dependence. $22.95 pb, House of Anansi Press

A ROLL OF THE BONES FEAR OF DROWNING

Award-winning author SUSAN WHITE’s unputdownable novel is an epic family saga set against the backdrop of two world wars, prejudice, social injustice, and ambition. In the summer of 1917, circumstances causes a legacy of silence that affect five generations of women. $19.95 pb, Acorn Press

TRUDY J. MORGANCOLE presents an array of unforgettable characters inhabiting the space where two worlds will collide, where the limits of love and loyalty will be tried in a harsh and unforgiving landscape. $21.95 pb, Breakwater Books

Books in the Holiday Gift Guide are available at fine bookstores throughout Atlantic Canada. For a complete list of retailers, visit atlanticbookstoday.com. Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, 1888 Brunswick Street, Suite 710, Halifax, NS B3J 3J8 T: 902-420-0711 F: 902-423-4302 E: info@atlanticpublishers.ca Cover design by Sarah Crewe Ferguson. Published by the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association with the financial support of 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.

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CAPE BRETON’S FAVOURITE STORYTELLER ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

LESLEY CREWE brings her sharp Cape Breton wit to her first nonfiction collection, celebrating the little things. $21.95 pb, Nimbus

Thrilling stories

SIEGEBREAKERS

JUSTIN PODUR “Siegebreakers is at once a gritty, violent thrill ride and the first book I would hand to someone who wants to understand Gaza today.”— Dr. Tarek Loubani, emergency doctor at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. $22.00 pb, Roseway Publishing

HALIFAX NOCTURNE

STEVEN LAFFOLEY Halifax police detective Ray Vargas has a habit of finding trouble, and when a man is discovered shot to death, he sets off to find a killer in a city that doesn’t much want a killer to be found. $21.95 pb, Pottersfield Press

MERCY, MERCY

MARLENE STANTON With a keen observer’s eye and sharp, sparkling wit, Stanton, a former news reporter, delivers a compelling thriller filled with provincial politics — the power brokers and the opportunists and those willing to go to extreme measures for a piece of the pie. $22.95 pb, Acorn Press

COMING HOME MAKING IT HOME ALISON DeLORY A heartfelt contemporary novel set in Syria, Calgary, and Cape Breton $24.95 pb, Vagrant Press

CROW

BROKEN MAN ON A HALIFAX PIER LESLEY CHOYCE Fifty-five-year-old Charles is standing on the edge of Halifax Harbour, contemplating his dismal future, when his ritual of self-pity is interrupted by the mysterious Ramona Danforth. $21.99 pb, Dundurn Press

AMY SPURWAY “Ridiculously good.” — Globe and Mail This year’s reading sensation! Diagnosed with a brain tumour, Stacey Fortune abandons her glamorous life in Toronto for her mother’s scruffy Cape Breton trailer. Back home, she’s known as Crow, and everybody suspects that her family is cursed. $22.95 pb, Goose Lane Editions

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For the FICTION LOVERS on your list Short stories USE YOUR IMAGINATION!

A DARK HOUSE and other stories

KRIS BERTIN In six long stories, Kris Bertin examines the complex labyrinth of lies, delusions, compromise, and fabrication that makes up our personal history and mythology. $19.95 pb, Vagrant Press

Powerful tales

IAN COLFORD A dark and incisive short story collection. $19.95 pb, Vagrant Press

FOR MYSTERY BUFFS

THE LOST SISTER

KILLINGS AT LITTLE ROSE

CROCUSES HATCH FROM SNOW

FOUND DROWNED

ANDREA GUNRAJ A heart-rending novel about the fraught relationship of sisters, set in both Toronto and Halifax. $24.95 pb, Vagrant Press

JAIME BURNET A powerful work of queer literary fiction from a lyrical new voice that explores Halifax’s North end community from diverse perspectives. $22.95 pb, Nimbus

FINLEY MARTIN Sleuth Anne Brown is working undercover for a seafood-processing plant plagued by vandalism and loss in a PEI fishing community that has been shocked by the discovery of old remains of a baby. $22.95 pb, Acorn Press

LAURIE GLENN NORRIS Based on a true unsolved crime from 1877, this debut novel tells the story of two small towns linked by the disappearance of a teenage girl. $22.95 pb, Vagrant Press

INSPIRING TRUE STORIES WOUNDED HEARTS

LOIS LEGGE Survivors’ stories of the infamous orphanage, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, written by an award-winning journalist. $19.95 pb, Nimbus

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MRS. BEATON’S QUESTION

ROBERT MERCER Born with very low vision, Mercer struggled in school. But through the intervention of a caring teacher and the support of his family, he found his way to the Halifax School for the Blind. It was there that he started his journey from a shy little boy to a community leader. $19.95 pb, Acorn Press


Historical fiction that’s sure to please BROKEN SYMMETRY

ROSALIE OSMOND Emma finally has the child she’s longed for, but her older sister is a rival for Eleanor’s affection. Set in Lunenburg, this is the tale of two sisters and the daughter who tore them apart. $21.95 pb, Nevermore Press

THE PLACE

GARY COLLINS Read about a time long ago, when lamplight bent its glow through single panes of windows upon gravel paths — when men worked hard, and women harder. From Gary Collins, a follow-up to last year’s The Crackie. $19.95 pb, Flanker Press

Give the gift of poetry PORTIA WHITE

GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE Art by LARA MARTINA One of Canada’s most profound lyricists tells the story of his greataunt, the celebrated opera contralto, in this illustrated epic poem. $21.95 hc, Nimbus

PERFECT for a music lover

YOU WON’T ALWAYS BE THIS SAD

SHEREE FITCH An inspiring journey of resilience in the wake of grief from the beloved storyteller and poet. $24.95 pb, Nimbus

FOLKLORE

STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS The myth and the man

CHARLIE RHINDRESS Fans of Maritime and country music will be fascinated by this insightful biography of Tom Connors and how he became the champion of songs about Canada — including his legendary “Bud the Spud” and the “Hockey Song.” $29.95 hc, Formac Publishing

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LISTENING FOR THE DEAD BELLS

MARIAN BRUCE Mysterious lights, howling dogs, ringing sounds in the ear: these omens of death are part of a treasury of Scottish supernatural beliefs transmitted through centuries and across the Atlantic Ocean to Prince Edward Island. $18.95 pb, Island Studies Press

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For Anne’s legion of fans ANNE OF GREEN GABLES The original manuscript

LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY Ed. by CAROLYN STROM COLLINS Published for the first time ever, the first draft of Anne of Green Gables exactly as the author wrote it, with critical context from a Montgomery scholar. $29.95 pb, Nimbus

LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY Canada’s Literary Treasure STAN SAUERWEIN This extensively illustrated short book gives fans of Anne of Green Gables and Lucy Maud Montgomery a readable account of the author’s own life — which often parallels closely the experiences of her timeless heroine. $16.95 pb, Formac Publishing

IMAGINING ANNE L. M. Montgomery’s Island Scrapbooks

ELIZABETH ROLLINS The beautiful scrapbooks of the beloved Anne of Green Gables author return to print in an attractive paperback edition. $32.95 pb, Nimbus

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIRS THE BYGONE DAYS

GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE

ALMOST FERAL

CASEY

REGINALD “DUTCH” THOMPSON From CBC Radio to the pages of this book, you’ll hear Thompson’s voice encouraging these informative, poignant, and hilarious stories from the minds and hearts of Maritimers born between 1895 and 1925. $22.95 pb, Acorn Press

GEMMA HICKEY Through complex feelings of empathy and solitude, weakness and strength, suffering and recovery, Almost Feral chronicles a journey from one side of an island to the other side of personal identity. $24.95 pb, Breakwater Books

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CLIVE DOUCET Now a grandfather himself, Doucet muses about this role. While he believed as a child that to be a grandfather was to own a farm by the sea, he now realizes that his job is to tell stories. A follow-up to My Grandfather’s Cape Breton. $21.95 pb, Nimbus

JOHN G. LANGLEY The untold story of a true genius, and the first Canadian to fly, in honour of the 100th anniversary of his recordsetting aeronautical invention, the HD4 hydrofoil. $24.95 pb, Nimbus


POLITICS & LAW

MAYANN FRANCIS An Honourable Life

MAYANN FRANCIS The riveting story of Nova Scotia’s 31st LieutenantGovernor, from her Cape Breton childhood to the Queen’s representative. $29.95 hc, Nimbus

ABRAHAM BEVERLEY WALKER

PETER LITTLE Experience the life and times of Canada’s first black attorney/magazine editor and pre-eminent advocate for civil rights, who campaigned tirelessly for fair play and justice for his people. $16.95 pb, New World

ROBERT BOND A Political Biography

JAMES K. HILLER An in-depth biography of “Newfoundland’s only statesman.” At the centre of political life in Newfoundland for more than 30 years, Sir Robert Bond was a politician, leader, and patriot. $29.95, ISER Books

CAPTURING CRIME

CAROL TAYLOR New Brunswick courts: judges, prosecutors, witnesses, defense, drawn from court artist’s perspective. Full-colour. Trial narratives by Greg Marquis. Many national stories such as Légère, Hatfield, Oland, Columbian cartel and Bourque RCMP murders. $24.95 pb, New World

COURTROOM DRAMA A national bestseller, now updated, expanded, and revised to tell an even bigger story. SHADOW OF DOUBT The Trials of Dennis Oland

BOBBI-JEAN MacKINNON The definitive story of the Dennis Oland murder trials that ended with an acquittal in 2019. MacKinnon’s coverage, described by the Globe and Mail as “best-in-class,” is the most engrossing account yet of this headline-stealing story. Complete with a bonus eBook of Justice Morrison’s decision. $22.95 pb, Goose Lane Editions

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For foodies EAST COAST FAVOURITE FISHCAKES

For every seafood-loving cook, this collection of recipes will extend their repertoire of tasty takes on this East Coast comfort food. $16.95 pb, Formac Publishing

EAST COAST KETO

With over 120 amazing keto recipes, BOBBI PIKE and her husband, Geoff, serve up the flavours and ingredients of the East Coast, with both original creations and traditional meals re-imagined as low-carb and ketogenic staples. $34.95 pb, Breakwater Books

ADVENTURES IN BUBBLES AND BRINE

PHILIP MOSCOVITCH For the foodie on your list, stories behind local cider, cheese, sauerkraut, and more and the people who are using fermentation in new ways — plus some great recipes to try! $27.95 pb, Formac Publishing

FROM RUM TO RHUBARB Modern Recipes for Newfoundland Fruits, Vegetables, and Berries

ROGER PICKAVANCE Flavoursome foods, using commonly found ingredients, are spotlighted to help you create tasty salads, soups, pastries, ice creams, gnocchi, and much more. $24.95 pb, Boulder Books

For lovers of fine spirits CANADIAN SPIRITS

STEPHEN BEAUMONT and CHRISTINE SISMONDO A full-colour, spirited romp across Canada, featuring profiles of distilleries from across the country and tasting notes on commercial and craft spirits. $29.95 hc, Nimbus

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MIND & BODY

SAWBONES SIXTEEN STEPS

TOM CULLIGAN, co-founder of Second Cup, presents lifeaffirming principles as stepping stones toward self-awareness and peace. Principles such as awareness, trust, and love light the way. $21.95 pb, Boularderie Island Press

SILVER LININGS JANICE LANDRY asks the question, “What are you the most grateful for?” to a range of unique individuals and produces an eye-opening book of wisdom and revelations about life’s greatest challenges. $21.95 pb, Pottersfield Press

TRANSPLANTED

ALLISON WATSON A candid memoir from a brave new voice about cystic fibrosis, a life-saving transplant, and the road to recovery. $17.95 pb, Nimbus

DEVONNA EDWARDS Amazing story of hospitals and medicine; includes temporary hospitals of Halifax Explosion; WWI-II hospital ships; diseases: old and new; evolution of hospitals, historic cemeteries and medicine/ nursing through three centuries. $27.50 pb, New World

KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP! THE BIG BOOK OF LEXICON: VOLUMES 13,14,15

THERESA WILLIAMS Popular puzzle books now back in print in one large volume. $17.95 pb, Nimbus

INCREDIBLE TRUE STORIES

THE GAMBIA SAGA

THE DOME CHRONICLES

GARRY LEESON In 1972, a boxcar with a menagerie of farm animals and an eager young couple arrived in Nova Scotia. Armed with a healthy sense of humour, they resurrected a farmstead while constructing a geodesic dome. $24.95 pb, Nevermore Press

BURRIS DEVANNEY Inspiring story of adventure and achievement, risk and resilience, luck and learning, covering the 38-year relationship between Nova Scotia and the smallest country in Africa. A success story, with cooperation among local universities, schools, and professionals. $24.95 pb, New World

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FOR THE NATURE ENTHUSIAST WHERE TO CYCLE IN NOVA SCOTIA

ADAM BARNETT of Bicycle Nova Scotia A detailed, narrative guide to the best cycling routes in Nova Scotia. $24.95 pb, Nimbus

THE NOVA SCOTIA ATLAS 7th Edition

Road trippers, hikers and other outdoor-loving Nova Scotians will treasure this brand-new, fully updated seventh edition of this long-time bestselling atlas! Old-fashioned, highly detailed paper maps are a great supplement to a GPS. $29.95 pb, Formac Publishing

MAN AND DOG

JUSTIN BARBOUR In April 2017, Justin Barbour and his Cape Shore water dog, Saku, began a quest to experience the province’s woods and waters first-hand. Here you’ll learn about outdoor life and gain awareness of Newfoundland’s natural history. $22.95 pb, Flanker Press

THE LITTLE BOOK OF WILDFLOWER WHISPERS DENISE ADAMS A lovely gift book of 75 wildflower-inspired sayings and photographs. $11.95 pb, Nimbus

Ever-popular outdoor guides

WATERFALLS OF NOVA SCOTIA

BENOIT LALONDE With photographs and maps for each route, this trail guide offers detailed directions to more than 100 Nova Scotia waterfalls. $27.95 pb

THE BEST OF THE GREAT TRAIL

Vol 1: Newfoundland to Southern Ontario Vol 2: British Columbia to Northern Ontario

MICHAEL HAYNES Walk the country from coast to coast! Illustrated with detailed maps and sumptuous photographs, these guides are the perfect gift for experienced outdoors people and armchair travellers alike. $29.95 pb each

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from Goose Lane Editions

HIKING TRAILS OF NEW BRUNSWICK 4th Edition

MARIANNE & H.A. EISELT This new edition features more than 100 hiking trails, with detailed maps, trail descriptions, sidebars on natural and historical features, and photographs. The essential guide has now become even better. $27.95 pb

GREAT TREES OF NEW BRUNSWICK 2nd Edition

DAVID PALMER and TRACY GLYNN The essential reference to the trees of the Acadian forest. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a reader of nature, this book is the essential guide to our leafy friends. $27.95 pb


GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY BUFF

END OF THE LINE

MIKE PARKER takes us on a nostalgic trip back in time on the abandoned Dominion Atlantic Railway (1898-1994), along the Land of Evangeline route from Yarmouth to Halifax. Full colour, includes 430 images. $25.95 pb, Pottersfield Press

ATLANTIC CANADA’S GREATEST STORMS

DAN SOUCOUP A narrative history of the most devastating storms on the East Coast, from eighteenth century to present day. $21.95 pb, Nimbus

THE FORGOTTEN ACADIANS

EVOLUTION OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

AS BRITISH AS THE KING

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ACADIANS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

JUDE AVERY Lost chapter in Nova Scotia history, beginning with the Mi’kmaq and Basque in the 16th century, Samuel de Champlain, the first Acadian premier and the “Three Wise Men” who changed Canadian bilingualism/multiculturalism. $15.95 pb, New World

GERALD HALLOWELL A fascinating history of Lunenburg County during the Great War. $21.95 pb, Nimbus

NOVA SCOTIA’S PROVINCE HOUSE

Local history and architecture lovers will love this 200th anniversary book and the photos which highlight the beautifully restored and preserved rooms in this masterpiece of local design. $19.95 pb, Formac Publishing

A.D. BOUTILIER Traces roots of the Bourgeoisie (1700s) to their emergence with Joseph Howe’s reform movement (1835), rapidly evolving as a dominant force. Astonishing, outrageous, amusing! $22.95 pb, New World

GEORGES ARSENAULT reviews 300 years of French and Acadian presence on PEI from the evolution of the economy, the role of the Church, Frenchlanguage education, to the struggles to ensure a vibrant French culture in Acadian communities. $19.95 pb, Acorn Press

BIRCHTOWN And the Black Loyalist Experience

STEPHEN DAVIDSON Photographs by PETER ZWICKER Every Nova Scotian history buff will be fascinated by this highly illustrated, no-holds-barred account of the experiences of the Black Loyalists when they arrived at Birchtown. $16.95 pb, Formac Publishing

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FOR THE Art

Lovers ON YOUR LIST MAUD LEWIS Paintings for Sale

SARAH MILROY Milroy wants you to see beyond the myth of Maud Lewis to “the riot of her colour and the eccentricity of her creations.” This magnificent book showcases Lewis for what she was: an iconic 20th-century artist and a trail blazer of outsider art. $35.00 hc, Goose Lane Editions

SALTWATER CLASSICS FROM THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND

CHRISTINE LEGROW and SHIRLEY SCOTT This 2019 follow-up to Saltwater Mittens includes beautiful hand-knitted hats, mitts, gloves, socks, and vamps. From salt-andpepper caps to boot socks, and from trigger mitts to vamps (slippers), this book has something for everyone. $29.95 pb, Boulder Books

SALTWATER MITTENS FROM THE ISLAND OF NEWFOUNDLAND

CHRISTINE LEGROW and SHIRLEY SCOTT Winner of the 2018 Atlantic Best-Published Book Award, this international best-seller offers more than patterns. It also features spectacular photographs and conveys the distinctive culture of Newfoundland by telling the stories behind the designs. $29.95 pb, Boulder Books

THE STORY OF LILLIAN BURKE

EDWARD M. LANGILLE Lillian Burke was instrumental in developing the Chéticamp hooked-rug cottage industry during the Great Depression. With the support of Alexander Graham Bell’s daughter Marian, she breathed new life into Mabel Bell’s Cape Breton Home Industries. $21.95 pb, Boularderie Island Press

MAKING A LIFE

DEANNE FITZPATRICK A heartfelt memoir and coffee table book from the beloved rughooking artist, featuring images of her favourite projects over the span of her career. $34.95 hc, Nimbus

WITH THESE HANDS

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DON MacLEAN A pictorial and narrative profile of Atlantic artisans and their crafts, from dories to whirligigs. $24.95 pb, Nimbus


Gorgeous photography books SLOW SECONDS The Photography of George Thomas Taylor

RONALD REES and JOSHUA GREEN The ultimate look at a pioneering photographer whose work offers a fascinating glimpse of 19th-century New Brunswick. Using a portable darkroom and hand-made cameras, Taylor captured unforgettable images of New Brunswick’s towns, villages, and wilderness. $35.00 hc, Goose Lane Editions

NOVA SCOTIA FROM THE AIR Then and Now

LEN WAGG Len Wagg gives readers a birds-eye view of Nova Scotia through stunning aerial photographs paired with archival images. $29.95 hc, Nimbus

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Images of the Night Sky

STEPHEN DESROCHES PEI is celebrated the world over for its pristine beaches, charming villages, and scenic vistas. While many books have celebrated the Island’s beauty over the years, no book has focused solely on photographs of the Island at night. $29.95 hc, Acorn Press

ON THE OCEAN

THE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE

COD COLLAPSE

JOANN HAMILTON-BARRY A colourful, all-ages nonfiction book describing the history, biology, and future of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. $19.95 pb, Nimbus

JENNIFER THORNHILL VERMA A riveting account of the lingering effects of the 1992 cod moratorium on descendants of Newfoundland and Labrador fishers, and their communities. $22.95 pb, Nimbus

A FUTURE FOR THE FISHERY

RICK WILLIAMS A timely exploration of Canada’s rapidly changing fisheries. $22.95 pb, Nimbus

THE NATURAL WORLD MAMMALS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND And Adjacent Marine Waters

This long overdue book provides a comprehensive guide to the Island’s terrestrial and marine mammals. Rooted in historical accounts and local research, this book illuminates the lives of PEI mammals large and small. $49.95 pb, Island Studies Press

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THOUGHT-PROVOKING READS CREATING A UNIVERSITY The Newfoundland Experience

STEPHEN HAROLD RIGGINS and ROBERTA BUCHANAN, Editors A collection of short essays about personal and professional experiences working at Newfoundland’s only university. Something of a MUN family reunion — without the drunken uncle. $26.95 pb, ISER Books

SHAPED BY SILENCE Stories from Inmates of the Good Shepherd Laundries and Reformatories

RIE CROLL Intimately capturing the dark and enduring after-effects of ill-treatment at Magdalene laundries in Canada, Australia, and Ireland, the powerful stories of five survivors also describe their efforts to heal and rebuild their lives. $29.95 pb, ISER Books

THE EARTH IS FLAT! An Exposé of the Globularist Hoax KAY BURNS and DAVID ESO, Editors Overwhelmed by “fake news,” “alternate facts,” and countless opposing viewpoints on the world? Not sure what to believe? Enjoy an antidote to misinformation with this quirky satire on flat earth thinking. $24.95 pb, ISER Books

THIRTY YEARS OF FAILURE

ROBERT MacNEIL How did Canada go from climate leader to climate villain? MacNeil explains how the factors preventing a sustainable climate policy in Canada are key to the strategies and policies required to decarbonize the Canadian economy. $20.00 pb, Fernwood Publishing

TREASURE HUNTING OAK ISLAND UNEARTHED!

JOHN O. O’BRIEN World’s #1 story of Oak Island with new chapters, maps, and photos. Discover a 500-year-old “treasure” mystery! Provides proof of ancient societies arriving 500 years before Europeans. $22.50 pb, New World

OAK ISLAND

GRAHAM HARRIS and LES MacPHIE Fans of mystery and history will learn lots — and discover what is fact and what is fiction about Nova Scotia’s enduring treasure hunt. $19.95 pb, Formac Publishing

FOR SPORTS FANS 101 FASCINATING HOCKEY FACTS BRIAN McFARLANE A collection of 101 fascinating, littleknown hockey stories by long-time broadcaster and bestselling author, Brian McFarlane. Packed with trivia and did-you-knows that will enlighten and delight fans of the game. $13.99 pb, Dundurn Press

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THE GURU IN YOUR GOLF SWING

PGA pro ED HANCZARYK’s high-flying, crosscultural adventure is about teaching golf in a very remote place; but it is really about self-discovery, rooted in an ancient meditation practice. $19.95 pb, SSP Publications


Books for kids

DANCING WITH DAISY

A charming tall tale told by grandfather to grandson about a wild and windy girl who goes looking for a dance partner. JAN L. COATES’s playful story and award-winning illustrator JOSÉE BISAILLON’s gorgeous artwork combine to create a brilliant book to share between generations. $14.95 pb, Running the Goat

MAURICE THE MOOSE LORNE ELLIOTT Art by LORI JOY SMITH The beloved comedian’s song comes to life with Smith’s cheery art! The book is about making friends in unlikely circumstances as well as the strong bond that is formed when thrown together. $19.95 hc, Acorn Press

IF I WERE THE MOON SHEREE FITCH Art by LESLIE WATTS A gentle lullaby with radiant illustrations in a beautiful twentiethanniversary edition. $22.95 hc, Nimbus

SAY GOODNIGHT EMILY MANNING Art by BECKY CAMERON This charming lift-the-flap book is perfect for parents and children to read together at bedtime, with soft rhyming text and beautiful artwork. $25.95 hc, Nimbus

ALWAYS WITH YOU

UNCLE FARLEY’S FALSE TEETH

ERIC WALTERS Art by CARLOE LIU Love You Forever for a new generation, featuring fold-out letters. $24.95 hc, Nimbus

ALICE WALSH Art by MICHAEL MARTCHENKO A quirky story about a fabulous fish and a missing pair of false teeth. $10.95 pb, Nimbus

MY MOMMY, MY MAMA, MY BROTHER, & ME

NATALIE MEISNER Art by MATHILDE CINQ-MARS A gentle, poetic ode to beachcombing and seaside life featuring a bi-racial, two-mom family. $22.95 hc, Nimbus

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BOARD BOOKS MY HAIR IS BEAUTIFUL

SHAUNTAY GRANT A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful baby board book with a powerful message of self-love. $9.95 pb, Nimbus

TUMMY TIME FRIENDS

CAROL McDOUGALL and SHANDA LaRAMEE-JONES A fun, accordion-style book that can be unfolded on the floor to entertain your baby during tummy time (an important developmental activity that helps to strengthen baby’s neck and back muscles). $12.95 pb, Nimbus

INDIGENOUS STORIES I LOST MY TALK

RITA JOE Art by PAULINE YOUNG Based on one of Rita Joe’s most influential poems, this picture book tells the revered Mi’kmaw Elder’s childhood story of losing her language while at a residential school. $22.95 hc, Nimbus

I’M FINDING MY TALK

REBECCA THOMAS Art by PAULINE YOUNG A companion book to I Lost My Talk by spoken-wordartist and Mi’kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas. $22.95 hc, Nimbus

WOLVERINE AND LITTLE THUNDER

ALAN SYLIBOY The celebrated Mi’kmaw artist returns with a new story about friendship and the importance of traditional knowledge. $22.95 hc, Nimbus

FRENCH LANGUAGE KIDS’ BOOKS

CHER PÈRE NOËL, OÙ EST MON BANJO ? DAVID MYLES, Art by MURRAY BAIN Translated by MARIE-JO THÉRIO Year after year, David writes to Santa to ask for a banjo, but year after year, Santa remains unconvinced by his frantic pleas. Also available in English under the title Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo (Nimbus Publishing). $12,95 pb, Bouton d’or Acadie

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SAMUEL ET LA TUQUE DE NOËL

ART RICHARD and CHANTAL PELLETIER RICHARD, Art by ISABELLE LÉGER Samuel has just taken a freezing kitty into his warm home when three flakes fall on his nose and offer him a job as one of Santa’s elves! $10,95 pb, Bouton d’or Acadie


MIDDLE GRADE SAY WHAT YOU MEAN (MEAN WHAT YOU SAY)

JAN L. COATES Adopted from the pound by Jake, Sandy turns out to be a fairy dogmother, who grants his wish to read minds to aid in searching for his father. Sometimes, learning the truth sucks. $12.95 pb, Trap Door Books (An imprint of Nevermore Press)

For the young adult reader on your list

HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG READERS JACQUES’ ESCAPE

ANNE C. KELLY Deported with his family from Grand-Pré to colonial Massachusetts, Jacques sets out on a journey that teaches him the meaning of family, home, and what it means to be Acadian. $12.95 pb, Trap Door Books (An imprint of Nevermore Press)

STORMY PASSAGE

KATE MERLIN Saxby Gale adventure book for the reluctant middle school reader. Very easy read. $9.95 pb, Chocolate River Publishing

THE BIG DIG

LISA HARRINGTON A YA coming-of-age story set in 1970s rural Nova Scotia, from the awardwinning author of Live to Tell and The Goodbye Girls. $16.95 pb, Nimbus

THE LOOKOUT TREE

DIANE CARMEL LÉGER It’s 1755 and twelve-yearold Fidele’s life is quiet and pastoral — until a sudden shift in the political situation brings chaos to Acadie. The longawaited English version of this classic middle-grade novel. $11.95 pb, Nimbus

FOR THE JUVENILE ADVENTURER PHANTOM OF FIRE

SHANE PEACOCK Book Five in this crosscountry adventure series finds Dylan Maples on the hunt for New Brunswick’s phantom ship. $12.95 pb, Nimbus

MONSTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

SHANE PEACOCK In this fourth book in the cross-country adventure series, Dylan heads into an area of BC teeming with legends of reallife monsters, including sasquatch. $12.95 pb, Nimbus

THE WEREDUCK CODE

DAVE ATKINSON It's not easy being a fourteenyear-old wereduck in a family of werewolves, and now Kate has found an ancient cure for her family's curse that could change things forever. $12.95 pb, Nimbus

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For the curious

50 THINGS TO SEE ON THE MOON and 50 THINGS TO SEE WITH A TELESCOPE

JOHN A. READ Easy-to-follow visuals and easy-to-understand text for stargazers young and old. $19.95 hc, Formac Publishing

BE A WEATHER DETECTIVE

This book and binoculars (or just their own eyes!) is all a beginner stargazer needs to identify constellations, planets, stars, and more!

PEGGY KOCHANOFF Why do dogs hate thunder? Is every snowflake really different? Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving weather mysteries for young readers. $14.95 pb, Nimbus

This beautifully illustrated book lets young stargazers explore the moon and identify the craters and mountains that are easy to spot with binoculars or a beginner’s telescope.

SEASIDE TREASURES COME BACK TO EARTH, ESTHER!

JOSÉE BISAILLON A full-hearted celebration of a fun-loving, spaceobsessed girl who wishes, more than anything, to build her own spaceship, lift off into the sky, and explore the galaxy. $22.95 hc, Nimbus

SARAH GRINDLER A beautifully illustrated guide to beachcombing for kids, from coast to coast. $15.95 pb, Nimbus

WHAT-CHA DOING?

KIM RENTON A maple syrup picture book with heartwarming illustrations. $14.95 pb, Chocolate River Publishing

SHE DREAMS OF SABLE ISLAND BRIANA CORR SCOTT A lyrical and interactive paper-doll book following a young girl’s fantasy of visiting the rugged sandbar of Sable Island. $24.95 hc, Nimbus

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JUVENILE SPORTS STORIES SKATEBOARD SIBBY

CLARE O’CONNOR A new school and a broken skateboard are just some of the obstacles eleven-year-old Sibby is facing. But when challenged to a competition on the half pipe, she won’t back down. $10.95 pb, Second Story Press

NO GIRLS ALLOWED

NATALIE CORBETT SAMPSON An action-packed middle-grade novel inspired by the 1977 story of a girl who fought the Human Rights commission for the right to play hockey on an all-boys team. $12.95 pb, Nimbus

SID THE KID AND THE DRYER

LESLEY CHOYCE Art by BRENDA JONES A fun re-imagining of hockey star Sidney Crosby’s early days. Sid the Kid and the Dryer will have young readers and sports fans cheering from the sidelines. $12.95 pb, Nimbus

People and places AMAZING ATLANTIC CANADIAN KIDS

JOHN BOILEAU Art by JAMES BENTLEY A brand-new illustrated series about amazing Atlantic Canadians, featuring incredible kids from across the region. $19.95 pb, Nimbus

A POCKET OF TIME

RITA WILSON Art by EMMA FITZGERALD A gentle, poetic ode to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Elizabeth Bishop and her childhood home, featuring her own words. $23.95 hc, Nimbus

MY HOUSE IS A LIGHTHOUSE

CHRISTINE WELLDON Features portraits of modern lighthouses and the people who live and work in them. $17.95 pb, Nimbus

SEASONS BEFORE THE WAR

BERNICE MORGAN, Art by BRITA GRANSTRÖM A treasure for readers of all ages. The acclaimed author of Random Passage and Cloud of Bone has crafted a delightfully unsentimental remembrance of growing up in St. John’s, NL, just before the advent of World War II. Written with the bright wonder of a child’s view and the keen focus of a writer’s eye, the book celebrates the simple joys of childhood long ago. The sumptuous illustrations are a perfect complement for the text. As Lisa Moore says, “This is a gorgeous book!” $29.95 hc, Running the Goat

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Atlantic Books Holiday Gift Guide 2019  

Erratum: On page 9, the price for The Big Book of Lexicon Volumes 13, 14, 15 should read $19.95

Atlantic Books Holiday Gift Guide 2019  

Erratum: On page 9, the price for The Big Book of Lexicon Volumes 13, 14, 15 should read $19.95