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Island, The Complete Stories
Raised in Cape Breton, Alistair MacLeod writes of family, the pull of old Gaelic traditions, love and the landscape and folkways of Nova Scotia in this collection of 16 stories. Winner of the Pen/Malamud Award.
Down East, A Maritime History of Maine
Maine's maritime history, from the coastal travel of Native Americans to the Basque fishing industry to the pleasure boating of today, incorporating ecology, culture and art into its well-researched history.
The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
A fascinating cultural history of coastal Maine as seen through the lobstering industry.
Historic Acadia National Park, The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures
In a vibrant collection of true tales, Schmitt sketches the entire history of Acadia National Park, from its glacial origins to the first tourist flocks that descended on Bar Harbor.
Moon Handbook Atlantic Canada
A comprehensive guide to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. With regional maps and detailed descriptions of St. John's and other points of interest, along with an overview of the people, wildlife and history of the region.
The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History
Thurston illuminates the geology, plant and animal life and nature of the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras in this illustrated, engaging survey.
Anne of Green Gables
This Norton Critical Edition of the immensely popular 1908 novel includes excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters and juvenilia, as well as selections by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Louisa May Alcott.
A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife
A comprehensive pocket guide to commonly encountered marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life of Northeastern North America, from North Carolina to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes.