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Dirty Birds Audiobook Coming August 30th!

“Billed as a quest novel for the 21st century, this coming-of-age rom-com is about finding purpose, art, money, crime ... and sleeping in.” (Globe and Mail Summer’s Hottest Reads)

The adventures of the remarkably unremarkable Milton Ontario—not to be confused with Milton, Ontario—are coming soon to your earbuds! Morgan Murray's Dirty Birds is narrated by Canadian actor David Ferry, who also narrated Michael Crummey's Sweetland, among other audiobooks. Find it on Audible or your favourite audiobook source!



Stay tuned on Breakwater and ECW Press social medias for a Q&A with Morgan Murray, coming soon!

Last Hummingbird West of Chile Virtual Launch


Join award-winning author Nicholas Ruddock as he launches his highly anticipated third novel Last Hummingbird West of Chile on Wednesday, September 8th at 7pm—hosted by Barb Minett at the Bookshelf in Guelph and followed by a live Q&A!

Pick up your copy at the Bookshelf in Guelph, at our shop in St. John's at 1 Stamps Lane, or from your favourite independent bookstore! Find out more about the book here.

This virtual event is FREE and will be livestreamed on the Breakwater Books Facebook page.


Award News!


Michelle Porter's book, Approaching Fire, has been longlisted for the 2021/22 First Nation Communities Read Awards!

Congratulations, Michelle!


Author Interviews, Reviews, & Features

Paul David Powerwas interviewed about his new book, Crippled, on NTV News on Monday, August 2nd! If you missed the First Edition segment, you can watch it on the NTV News website.




Crippled was also recently reviewed by Joan Sullivan in The Telegram.

"The dialogue is frank, poignant, shot through with Shakespearian poetry, and often funny stuff, but playwright Paul David Power (who also played the role of Tony), has lots more up his sleeve. Without introducing spoilers, the stage construct is upended in a haunting, spot on manner. It’s elegant, and effective. Crippled earns a well-deserved curtain call."


The Write Project Podcast, hosted by Matthew LeDrew at CHMR 93.5 FM, recently featured interviews with three contributors of Us, NowXaiver Michael CampbellTzu-Hao Hsu, and Richard Elcock—as well as the editor of the collection, Lisa Moore!


Bridget Canning was interviewed twice to talk about her books Some People's Children and The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes—listen to her on the Toronto International Festival of Authors podcast, The ReWrite (season 2, episode 2: Writers and Writing in the Pandemic), as well as on Kathryn Taylor Media's Let's Get Writing Podcast!

We're excited to be publishing Canning's third book in 2022!



Bridget Canning, alongside Jamie Fitzpatrick, author of The End of Music, are among the featured authors at the Writers at Woody Point festival—happening now!

 We're thrilled to see The Blue Moth Motel, debut novel by Olivia Robinson, listed as one of CBC Books' Canadian works of fiction to watch for in Fall 2021! See the full list here!


Available October 15thpre-order your copy today!

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 "[A] prose concurrently lyric and lush and perfectly precise [...] Follett’s prose is remarkable, composed in propulsive sweeps and thoughtful asides, exploring a vast interiority of uncertainty, fragility and the body."

Instructor by Beth Follett was reviewed on rob mclennan's blog!





Jennifer Maruno’s picture book, Moose’s Roof, illustrated by Laurel Keating, is currently part of Burlington, Ontario’s StoryWalk program! Find it now at Lowville Park 🌳

Pages are located near elements in the book, such as the large tree that is perfect for back scratching 🐻

Moose’s Roof will appear over time at six library locations. Families can check Burlington Public Library's website to find it. StoryWalk is available to enjoy anytime, you do not need to register in advance or arrive at a specific time.




Errol's Staycation Adventures!






We hope you’ve been enjoying Errol’s staycation photos as he travels across Newfoundland 🐭 stay tuned in to our social medias for more adventures throughout the summer!

All three of his adventure chapter books by Sheilah LukinsFull Speed Ahead: Errol's Bell Island AdventureFlying Ace: Errol's Gander Adventure, and the latest, Once Upon an Iceberg: Errol's Twillingate Adventure—are now back in stock at our store at 1 Stamp’s Lane in St. John's!