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Four for Fogo Island

$22.95

Murder in a quilt shop on scenic Fogo Island leads sardonic private eye Sebastian Synard from his quest for some R&R to a different kind of excursion altogether. Four for...

No One Knows about Us

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Award-winning author Bridget Canning returns with an incisive and unsettling collection that considers what it means to be good—or to be a villain—in our relationships with others. No One Knows...

The Raw Light of Morning

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The Raw Light of Morning is a powerful debut novel about women and children finding humour and love in the aftermath of domestic violence.  Fourteen-year-old Laurel Long does something unimaginable....

Hard Ticket

$22.95

hard ticket noun (Nfld) a lively character, a tough or headstrong person, someone not easily controlled. Hard Ticket showcases some of the most exciting writers in Newfoundland. Selected by critically acclaimed...

Fearnoch

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Steinbeck meets Miriam Toews in this insightful and illuminating debut about the decline of rural Canada and the meaning of community.     Welcome to Fearnoch, an undistinguished Ottawa Valley farming...

The Wards

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The Wards are a working-class Newfoundland family on the cusp of upheaval. The children are becoming adults, the adults are growing old, and the new dog was probably stolen. When a sudden...

The Blue Moth Motel

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A haunting and evocative exploration of the meaning of family and home. Ingrid and Norah have an unconventional upbringing—growing up in a motel, raised by their mother and her female...

The Love Olympics

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Warm, funny, and stylistically savvy, these stories follow an interlocking set of characters and the people they love. Characters weave their way in and out of The Love Olympics, a...

Three for Trinity

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When Sebastian goes undercover in the theatre to find a killer, things get… dramatic. In Three for Trinity, the third book in the Sebastian Synard Mystery series, offbeat humour meets...

Such Miracles and Mischiefs

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Colonists come face to face with Indigenous Americans, enslaved Africans, and pirates as they struggle to build a life in North America. Such Miracles and Mischiefs, the second book in...

love, life

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A hilarious romp through love, food, and Italy. Do you love life? In this hilarious frolic through the hills of Italy, our heroine discovers the past is never really gone:...

Last Hummingbird West of Chile

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An audacious tale of murder, privilege, and servitude - of both humans and nature. A stunning work of imaginative fiction, Last Hummingbird West of Chile spins a tale of adventure...

Us, Now

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Us, Now roves from Indonesia to the Middle East, Taiwan, Mexico, China, Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, India, Pakistan, and points in between, converging in Newfoundland. These stories by racialized Newfoundlanders are...

Instructor

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When Ydessa Bloom’s husband dies in a Cessna crash in a mid-Ontario lake, she rents a cottage at that lake, without really comprehending why, and stays for three months. There...

Two for the Tablelands

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Sebastian Synard is back. It’s the off-season, and the Newfoundland tour guide introduced in One for the Rock has crossed the island with his spirited teenage son for a weekend...

The Hush Sisters

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Sissy and Ava Hush are estranged, middle-aged sisters with little in common beyond their upbringing in a peculiar manor in downtown St. John’s. With both parents now dead, the siblings...

Dirty Birds

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In late 2008, as the world’s economy crumbles and Barack Obama ascends to the White House, the remarkably unremarkable Milton Ontario – not to be confused with Milton, Ontario –...

Melt

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Jess is a sensitive creature of habit. Cait is her passionate and impulsive best friend. And in Melt, Heidi Wicks follows the lives of these characters from their teenage years...

Some People's Children

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Imogene Tubbs has never met her father, and raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother sporadically. But as she grows older, she learns that many people in her...

We All Will Be Received

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In 1977, a young woman swipes a duffel bag of drug money and flees her bad-news boyfriend, hitching a ride with a long-haul trucker who points out satellites and enthuses...

Send More Tourists...the Last Ones Were Delicious

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With birth, death, contemplation, and close calls, Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious explores how we respond to the weight of social expectations. From the hidden pressures of...

Even Weirder Than Before

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Daisy’s job is to be as unobtrusive as possible. But when her father suddenly leaves and her mother breaks down, Daisy’s old life disappears, and she is set free in...

Land Beyond the Sea

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In the small hours of October 14, 1942, a German U-boat sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Of the 237 people on board, 136...

The Luminous Sea

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A team of researchers from a nearby university have set up a research station in a fictional outport in Newfoundland, studying the strange emergence of phosphorescent tides. And Vivienne, a...

One For the Rock

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Sebastian Synard doesn’t want any more trouble than he already has. But when he leads a group of tourists along the cliffs of St. John’s harbour, one of them ends...

Most Anything You Please

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For decades, the Holloways have operated a convenience store in the working-class neighborhood of Rabbittown in St. John’s, and every customer has a story. In a vibrant, contemporary family saga,...

Too Unspeakable for Words

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Nancy comes of age in a British colonial school in 1950s St. John's; Georgina discovers women's liberation in a humorous evocation of the 1960s; Jamie returns to the resettled outport...

Skeet Love

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Think the world can’t get any crazier? Think again. Set in near-future Toronto, Skeet Love tells the story of Shane, a conspiracy theorist and aspiring rapper; Nina, his girlfriend; and...

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes

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Wanda Jaynes is about to lose her job amidst a mountain of bills, and she suspects her musician boyfriend might be romantically interested in his friend, Trish. But Wanda’s life...

Two-Man Tent

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In Two-Man Tent, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Robert Chafe, offers his long-awaited collection of short fiction. The individual stories are thematically linked by an interwoven, recurring tale of...

The Money Shot

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Sebastian Hunter is a rake and womanizer. He’s also a star reporter for the CBC. He has the money shot of a luxurious house falling over a cliff, and the...

Weaving Water

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Weaving Water is a novel about otters, healing the human heart, and finding hope for an imperilled Earth.Ecologist Beth Meyer has lost hope for the future of the Earth. Still...

The Last Half of the Year

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Jason Dade, quixotic hero of this 1970s coming-of-age novel, is on a quest. He must decipher cryptic signs on his journey to meet an elusive figure known only as The...

Four-Letter Words

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Chad Pelley’s Four-Letter Words, his collection of award-winning short stories, presents us with characters haunted by one four-letter word or another: love, hate, lust, or loss. A father drives across...

Found Far and Wide

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A novel of remarkable historical breadth, Found Far and Wide follows Sam Kennedy through the tragedy of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, the horrors of The First World...

Racket

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In Racket, editor and acclaimed fiction writer Lisa Moore introduces us to ten of the most exciting new writers currently at work in Newfoundland. Featuring a diverse range of previously...

One Hit Wonders

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LIla is dead. And the likely suspects are all men: her flash-in-the-pan literary husband, a washed up golf pro turned criminal with a cocaine habit, and two small-time thugs looking...

The World, the Lizard and Me

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Claude Tremblay works as a political analyst at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. But when the Congolese warlord Kabanga, accused of crimes against humanity, is released from trial...

Wild Pieces

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One has lost a child and paints her house blue, another has found a not-so-handy man she can’t get rid of; one perches in a tree and observes the neighbourhood,...

The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Short Fiction

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Following an unprecedented explosion of literary talent in Newfoundland over the past twenty years, The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Short Fiction assembles the very best work by the island’s...

This is the Cat

$18.95

This is the Cat is a deeply darkly humorous tale as shared by one Bridie Savage. Bridie is struggling to recover from a toothache of the heart "...always a Bridie,...

Ledger of the Open Hand

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Ledger of the Open Hand looks at the intimate power of money and emotional debt through the eyes of a woman trying to grab hold of her own life. Beholden...

Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome

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Eating Habits Of The Chronically Lonesome will leave you struck, yet, exhilarated. The exploration of starvation and consumption is at the core of each character; what does our hunger reveal...

Mystery of the SS Southern Cross, The

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The date is March 31, 1914. Flushed with the success of a great hunt, the SS Southern Cross is heading back to St. John's, loaded to the gunwales with seal...

Keeper of Tides

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At age ninety-two, Ivadoile Spears is in the grip of early dementia. Alone except for a cat named Rose and an old cedar box filled with photographs, Ivadoile is stubbornly...

How Loveta Got Her Baby

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Two young men and a girl go scavenging for fossils—but find something entirely different instead. A girl inherits a baby from the estate of her older sister. An apparently aimless...

Where White Horses Gallop

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In 1941, three young men enlist in the legendary Cape Breton Highlanders and sail off to war, leaving their families to wait and wonder at home in Beinn Barra, Nova...

Last Witness

$21.95

A mysterious letter has reached retired FBI agent Frank Malloy. A letter bearing a name from a lifetime ago, from a woman who claims she saw what really happened on...

Strays

$18.95

Strays, Ed Kavanagh's first work of fiction since the award-winning novel The Confessions of Nipper Mooney, features ten memorable stories that explore the lives of those who somehow find themselves...

Provider's Son

$19.95

Levi Conley has spent his life making a hard living off the water. Fishing defines who he is. But after being betrayed by his business partners, who are also his...

Every Little Thing

$21.95

If you could take just one thing back… Every Little Thing explores how lives are shaped by the butterfly effect of decisions that go desperately wrong. After a shocking family...

Maxine

$19.95

Imagine a new life. Maxine Carter suddenly finds herself searching for a fresh start—a way around her own gnawing fear of an untimely death and a wasted life. What she...

The Mean Time

$2.00

The Mean Time is a work of literary fiction set in Corner Brook about how people allow their pasts to shape and define them – in holding on to dread,...

Shah of Shea Heights, The

$19.95

The Shah of Shea Heights is the tall tale of a criminal family as told by Billy Tucker, a colourful character with an equally colourful past. His "mother of all...

The Islands of Dr. Thomas

$19.95

In 1913 Dr. Louis Thomas and his family settle on the French islands of St. Pierre and Michelon. Enchanted by how this French land navigates the harsh climate of the...

Finton Moon

$19.95

In this adult gothic fairytale Finton Moon is an unusual child who feels like an alien. A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, he lives...

Wrecked Upon This Shore

$19.95

Wrecked Upon This Shore deals with life’s most significant tests: loving and dying, broken relationships, the drive to heal and the impulse to be whole. At the novel’s centre is...

The Beothuk Expedition

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Based on Cartwright’s ill-fated expedition in search of the Beothuk. Jonah Squibb and his Royal Navy companions are tasked with making the first peaceful contact with the Beothuk in more...

That Forgetful Shore

$19.95

Triffie and Kit are closer than sisters. But for two girls growing up in a tiny Newfoundland outport at the dawn of the twentieth century, having the same dreams and...

Mercy of St. Jude

$19.95

At times irreverent and darkly humorous, Mercy of St. Jude is a story of profound loss, and the unforeseen effects that secrets can have on those we love. When Mercedes...

Moonlight Sketches

$19.95

Welcome to Darwin, Newfoundland, a small town with big secrets. On the surface, nothing ever changes and everyone is content. But the truth is as restless, cold, and mutable as...

Double Talk

$19.95

Double Talk tells the story of Violet Budd and Brian (Baby) Power, two characters fleeing from their past. Brian is ambling after an immigrant’s dream, and Violet is desperate to...

The Widows of Paradise Bay

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Prissy Montgomery goes to great lengths to avoid having sex with her husband, Howie. So when he confesses to having an affair, and requests a divorce, she shouldn’t be all...

Newfoundland Stories: The Loss of the Waterwitch and Other Tales

$15.95

The fourteen stories in this publication comprise a spectrum of characters and events that have helped forge an image of an island, its people, and its culture that is unique...

Flight

$17.99

These are Emily's last five days in Lightning Cove, a community on the northeast coast of Newfoundland where she struggles to free herself from an oppressive husband. Her life, she...

Where Old Ghosts Meet

$18.95

Matthew Molloy, bright and educated, longs to leave behind his miserable existence on a small farm in Ireland. He yields to pressure and sets aside his dream until one day,...

This Ramshackle Tabernacle

$2.00

This Ramshackle Tabernacle is a collection of short stories set in and around the fictional villages of St. Lola and St. Olga in northeastern Ontario. Whether reflecting on the broken...

The Artificial Newfoundlander

$18.95

The Artificial Newfoundlander is a witty, playful, tale of contemporary St. John’s. Hugh Norman, a middle-aged English prof researching an eccentric novelist priest, is faced with the unexpected arrivals of...

The Winterhouse

$19.95

"My father has married me to a mad old man." These words, written on a slip of paper inside a fading brocade collar, are a clue to the unlikely marriage...

Lovesongs of Emmanuel Taggart

$18.95

Things no longer look the same for 45-year-old Emmanuel (“M”) Taggart. Thinking he has a bad case of the flu, M leaves the office to embark on a road of...

Hard Ol' Spot

$19.95

Following in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde, St. John's author Mike Heffernan has created an anthology of uniquely east-coast fiction: twisted, macabre, eery and compelling. The...

Tantramar

$16.00

"This is the story of my mother's death, my father's lighthouse, my slutty sister and the dog I betrayed." A heart-felt, at times funny, coming-of-age story set in Nova Scotia...

The Seary Line

$20.00

Nearing death, an old man laments his poor choice of a wife, and has orchestrated a situation where he will see his childhood love one last time. From these circumstances...

Silence of Stone

$16.95

Based on historical records, Silence of Stone recounts the story of Marguerite de Roberval, a young French noblewoman. During a colonising expedition to New France in 1542, she falls in...

The Silent Time

$17.99

A redemptive tale of ruined lives righted again through love, grace, and good fortune, The Silent Time contains memorable characters, compelling narrative and passages of lyrical beauty. 

Foreign Affairs

$18.95

When a young Canadian diplomat is charged with a murder abroad, Ottawa lawyer Peter Verdun is convinced there is more to the case than meets the eye. Then the beautiful...

Happiness of Fish

$2.00

On a snowy winter night, Gerry Adamson hides from his family in a laid-up sailboat. Pushing sixty, holed-up with a laptop, he’s trying to make a novel out of thirty-odd...

This Much Is True

$19.95

Is it okay to tell a lie? Lisa Simms thinks so. Lisa leaves her small town and moves to the big city to find work and her letters home tell...

Return of the Native

$16.00

Kissing the big-city life goodbye, Udo Nomi retu s to Newfoundland from Toronto for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a hero for his people to help free The Republic. In...

Seventh Day

$22.00

In this fast-paced novel about a man who returns to university following the death of his wife, David Edwards is drawn into a criminal web of drugs, sexual slavery, and...

In Search of Cadiz

$11.95

A realistic adventure tale of a boy who comes of age, shipwrecked and alone, struggling with survival and a past that haunts him.

Newfoundland Adventures

$16.95

This book brings together a collection of outstanding stories that will inform and entertain the reader from start to finish. Many adventure stories from across Newfoundland and Labrador are included...

Fables, Fairies & Folklore

$14.95

This is a chronicle of the magical side of The Rock, told in vivid prose that will engage the attentions of readers both young and old. Fables, Fairies & Folklore...

The Berlin Assignment

$24.95

This story of discovery, romance, and intrigue is set in Berlin shortly after the fall of the Wall. Anthony Hanbury, a Canadian diplomat pursuing a desultory career, is assigned as...

Ghosts & Oddities

$14.95

Ghosts, Heroes and Oddities is a collection of the stories that have inspired, entertained and haunted countless generations of Newfoundlanders. The anthology captures the spirit of The Rock and its...