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Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie
Evangeline, the heroine of Longfellow's epic poem, is an Acadian young woman deported by the English. Though she is a fictional character she has become an internationally know symbol of the plight of the Acadians.
A collection of works by the native Mi'kmaq authors of Atlantic Canada, including short stories, poetry and personal essays.
Atlantic Canada: A Concise History
A History of Atlantic Canada with a concise history of the four Atlantic provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. It includes biographical sketches, primary documents, focus boxes, and timelines, all which provide more detail on the important themes of the narrative.
Someone Knows My Name (Book of Negroes)
A historical novel telling the story of a young girl who is kidnapped from Africa and sold into slavery in South Carolina. After escaping during the Revolutionary War, she makes her way to Manhattan and later to the Canadian Maritimes where she becomes a “Black Loyalist.” This novel was published in Canada as The Book of Negroes and is the basis for the award-winning BET miniseries of the same name.
The Language Of This Land, Mi'kma'ki
An exploration of Mi'kmaw world view as expressed in language, legends, song and dance.
The Last Billion Years: A Geological History of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
A geological history of the rocks and fossils of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI) over the last billion years. The book includes full colour illustrations, over 150 photographs, and crisp explanatory diagrams and sketches.
Birding In New Brunswick
A birder’s field guide with more than 200 coloured photographs, organized by geographic area with a comprehensive seasonal catalog of species at each hotspot. Uniquely situated on the migratory path from Greenland and the Canadian North to South America, New Brunswick has a wide range of habitats that attracts birds and birders alike.
To Live and Die in Scoudouc
Herménégilde Chiasson is considered to be the father of Acadian modernism, and Mourir à Scoudouc is widely regarded as one of the foundational works of modern Acadian literature.
History of New Brunswick
Originally published in the 1820s by the New Brunswick Historical Society, this work discusses the history of New Brunswick, with a focus on the land settled by the Loyalists in 1780s and the difficulties faced by these settlers. It includes an account of the first settlement of the province, with a brief description of the country, climate, inhabitants, government, geography and settlements.
An icon of Acadian literature, La Sagouine tells the story of a former cleaning women and prostitute, reminiscing about her life, her friends and neighbours, telling the story of Acadie through life in her village.
A historical novel telling the story of two young Frenchmen who immigrate to New France in the late seventeenth century. The lives of these two men follow two different paths, and the story continues to follow their descendants for over three hundred years.
An Intimate History of New Brunswick
An informal and lively telling of the personalities and happenings that make New Brunswick unique.
Shipwrecks Off The East Coast: Harrowing Tales of Rescue and Disaster
The story of nine ill-fated vessels are told in this exciting collection of ship wreck takes of the waters of the Atlantic region.
Trees & Shrubs of the Maritimes
A full colour field guide featuring over 230 species of trees and shrubs, including habitat and leaf type, in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The Sea Captain's Wife
A historical novel of love and adventure on the high seas, featuring an unforgettable young heroine. Growing up in a seaside town on the Bay of Fundy, Azuba Bradstock dreams of sailing the open seas. When she and her daughter join her husband on his ship, Azuba must face the splendor and the terror of the open seas while fighting to save her family.