Availability: What once was lost : the blacksmith's art in Nova Scotia / Frank Smith.
Author Frank Smith exposes the rich history of blacksmithing in Nova Scotia, explores the subsequent emerging art form and provides a resource of practicing artisans' profiles.
Availability: The magic rug of Grand-Pré / Rejean Aucoin and Jean-Claude Tremblay ; illustrations, Hermenegilde Chiasson ; translation, Barbara Le Blanc and Sally Ross.
Rose-Marie and Constant go on a night-time quest with Johnny à Minou, the magic mailman, to find the twelve strands of wool to complete the hooked rug of Grand-Pré. Soaring the stars, they visit the four corners of Acadie. Each stop on their journey brings them closer to their Acadian ancestors.
Availability: Sea gift / by John Ashby.
Lauchie convinces his mother to let him fish lobster for the summer with a close family friend. One day out on the lobster boat, Lauchie pulls up a trap that holds a very old, carefully sealed container--a gift from the sea. In the crock he finds an antique pistol, a letter dated 1608 from a Scots doctor whose ship sank in a storm, and a map describing where to find gold and silver coins salvaged from the ship. What ensues is a dangerous quest into a hidden cave tucked into a coastal cliff.
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It's been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him--easier said than done since Mac's best friend Connor was the murderer's final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he's drawn back into the search for the killer--who might not have been a random drifter after all.
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To the tiny community of the Drook into which the foundling is adopted, Aurora, as they name her, with her shock of white hair, one blue eye and one brown, seems clearly enchanted. Throughout her early years, she displays behaviour the locals find odd: the girl seems closer to nature than to the world of people. But it is only when Aurora is herself an old woman that the reader is taken to Ireland and England to learn the heart-wrenching story behind the baby's miraculous survival on the…
Availability: Clearing by dawn : a novel / Maureen Hull.
Miranda Murray lives in the city where she is immersed in the challenging work of creating live theatre. She loves what she does, but when she meets a fisherman from up the coast, her life makes a sharp turn. She moves into his house, his boat, his lifestyle, and his community. Despite their differences of opinion regarding the role of captain (his job) and crew (hers), she goes lobster fishing with him. To keep her perspective in balance, periodically she goes back to the city.
Availability: All is beauty now / Sarah Faber.
With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully written novel from a Cape Breton author reveals the soul of a family living in the shadow of tragedy, one poised on the brink of a new life, if only they could make peace with the past.
Availability: My Nova Scotia home : Nova Scotia's best writers riff on the place they call home / [editor, Vernon Oickle].
In this no-holds barred look at the province, writers captivate and capture the true essence of Nova Scotia. From these personal accounts of life here, the writers reveal the great joys and small pleasures but also the schisms, foibles, and missed opportunities of a life made in Nova Scotia. By revealing themselves, they make the province larger, more welcoming, more interesting, and certainly more colourful.
Availability: Black cop : my 36 years in police work, and my career-ending experiences with official racism / Calvin Lawrence with Miles Howe.
An often-shocking first-person account of the racism embedded in police organizations in Canada. Calvin Lawrence became a cop at age twenty. He was recruited by the Halifax police department at a time of heightened racial tension. Eventually, he left Halifax to join the RCMP. He shares his experiences about basic training in Regina, followed by a stint as Newfoundland's only black Mountie. Throughout his career, Calvin experiences hostility and racism within the force.
Availability: A is for adventure / Jan Sebastian LaPierre ; illustrated by Christopher Hoyt.
The "A is for Adventure" book is a rhyming A-Z children's book for kids under 10 (and adults young at heart). The book goes through the alphabet, each letter a different activity or lesson, accompanied with incredible illustrations to ignite the imagination.
Availability: The three stars / Philip Croucher.
This is the must-have book for any hockey fan. Never has a single region of the country had three legitimate superstars playing at the top of their game at the same time. Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon and Brad Marchand could legitimately form an All-World first line. The Three Stars is the story of three superstars and one magical season.
Availability: Africville : a novel / Jeffrey Colvin.
Set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, Africville depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate. Africaville chronicles the lives of 3 generations of the Sebolt family-- Kath Ella, her son Omar/Etienne, and her grandson Warner-- whose lives unfold from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s to the economic upheavals in the 1980s.
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In Ian Colford's latest collection, people get themselves and those they love into situations awkward and sometimes dangerous, doing what they think is best for all. Colford depicts his characters' shortcomings with wit and generosity, in a plainspoken style that belies deeply nuanced portrayals of the questions of fortune, inevitability, and self-preservation.
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Written as a gentle, lyrical poem, She Dreams of Sable Island is a wonderful read-aloud for bedtime, and a fact-filled exploration for curious readers who dream of adventuring to one of Nova Scotia's most remarkable--and untouched--landscapes. Nova Scotia-based paper-doll artist Briana Corr Scott's first children's picture book explores the wilds of the childhood imagination and of the shape-shifting Sable Island.
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A murder, a missing body, and a sensational trial. Will Sandeson seemed like a model son. A member of the Dalhousie University track and field team, he was about to start classes at Dalhousie's medical school. He worked at a group home for adults with disabilities. He was arrested for the first-degree murder of Taylor Samson, who also, on the surface, seemed like a model son. Hounsell paints a complex portrait of both the victim and killer, two young men who seemed destined for bright…
Availability: A pocket of time : the poetic childhood of Elizabeth Bishop / words by Rita Wilson ; art by Emma FitzGerald.
There are, always, so many things to wonder about. Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) grew up to become a famous poet, but before that she was a little girl who lived with her Gammie and Pa in Great Village, NS. It was there that Bishop learned to walk, to read, to write, to sing hymns, and to catch bumblebees in foxglove flowers. Lovingly rendered, this visual and lyrical feast tells the story of Bishop's childhood days, inspired by Bishop's own poetry and prose and her time in Great Village.