TALES FROM DOG ISLAND

By Francoise Enguehard Translated from the French-language to English, this work of fiction, based on fact, tells the story of Victor Lemetayer who, at 18 years of age, has had enough of life on the family farm in Brittany, France. He dreams of wide open spaces and of freedom. One morning he makes a bold move: […]

TEMPERED DAYS

A Century of Newfoundland Short Fiction By G.J. Casey and Elizabeth Miller Tempered Days: A Century of Newfoundland Short Fiction is a collection of two dozen short stories by some of Newfoundland’s finest writers from the past one hundred years. The stories deal with a broad range of subject matter and setting: from outport to city, from sea […]

THEIR LIVES AND TIMES

Women in Newfoundland and Labrador: a Collage By Carmelita McGrath, Barbara Neis and Marilyn Porter This anthology presents the most comprehensive collection to date focusing on the lives and experiences of women in Newfoundland and Labrador. From early settlement to late twentieth-century life, from working “on the flakes” to the cod moratorium, from the development of women’s organizations to […]

THERE ARE NO POLAR BEARS HERE!

By Catherine Simpson Illustrated by Joanne Snook Children’s more fantastic stories are usually explained away by well-meaning adults. Cathy Simpson has taken this common childhood frustration and woven it into a lively tale — set in rural Newfoundland — of a little girl, a large bear, and a whole community that is very surprised when she is […]

THEY LET DOWN BASKETS

By Chris Brookes, Jamie Lewis and Berni Stapleton They Let Down Baskets refers to the density of the schools of fish as seen by such early explorers as John Cabot when they tried to explain to doubtful merchants back in Europe the ease with which the fishery could be prosecuted in the New Found Land. For most of the […]

THOMAS DOUCET – HERO OF PLAISANCE

By Susan Chalker Browne It’s 1696, and Pierre Le Moyne D’Iberville is marching across the Avalon Peninsula, attacking English settlements. Young Thomas Doucet of Plaisance listens in awe to the stories of daring and adventure. Suddenly, the unexpected happens and Thomas finds himself in the spotlight.

TO THE NEW WORLD

By Carmelita McGrath In this new collection of poetry, Carmelita McGrath writes from a place where past, present, and future meet near the end of a century. Women cross oceans to embrace dreams and give birth in harsh conditions. A doctor borrows a “dead grandmother’s hands” to ease a difficult birth. A child wanders through a […]

TOBIN ON TOBIN

By Kevin Tobin A decade of drawing the Political Tobin by the Satirical Tobin. Ten years of Brian – from Ottawa, the Cod Moratorium, the Turbot crisis, the premiership, education reform, Voisey’s Bay, back to Ottawa, the PM dream, and finally drawing conclusions on Tobin’s resignation.

TOLERABLE GOOD ANCHORAGE

TOLERABLE GOOD ANCHORAGE A Capsule History of St. John’s, Newfoundland By Joan Rusted The history of St. John’s, like the history of Newfoundland itself, is centered on the sea. The city’s initial function was to serve as a seasonal mercantile center to support the fishing fleets which came to exploit the abundant fish stocks of the […]

TOLL OF THE SEA

Stories from the Forgotten Coast By Robert C. Parsons Toll of the Sea tells of the communities along Newfoundland’s South Coast, often referred to in yesteryear’s print as ‘The Forgotten Coast.’ Away from the mainstream Avalon Peninsula and the more populous northeast corner of the island, this economically stable area was busy at the turn of […]