Friday, July 4, 2014

Library staff talk local summer reads on Maritime Noon

Yesterday the Library's own Kristina and Joanne were guests on Maritime Noon to talk about great local reading choices for the summer. (Thanks for the shout-out Kristina!) Here were some of their suggestions. I hope I didn't miss too many as I was adding titles to my "to read" list!

Black Loyalists: southern settlers of the first free black communities in Nova Scotia by Ruth Holmes Whitehead

Cartographer of No Man's Land by P.S. Duffy

Merry Hell: the story of the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment) Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 by Robert N. Clements

Fallsy Downsies by Stephanie Domet

The August Gales: the tragic loss of fishing schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927 by Gerald Hallowell

The Clockmaker: or, the sayins and doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Republic of Nothing by Lesley Choyce

For Sure by France Daigle

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island Canada by Susan Davis

Thomas: a secret life by A.J.B Johnston

Callers talked about some of their Maritime favourites:

Keeper of the Tides by Beatrice MacNeil
Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning
Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey
Watching Jeopardy by Norm Foster
The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler
Grist by Linda Little
Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe
My Grandfather's Cape Breton by Clive Doucet
La Sagouine by Antonine Maillet
Sleeping Dragons All Around by Sheree Fitch

Our librarians had many more titles but unfortunately, they ran out of time:

Atlantic Coastal Gardening: Growing Inspired, Resilient Plants by the Sea by Denise Adams
Cook with Kindness: Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes from My Family's Kitchen by Chantal Coolen
Winds of Change: The Life and Legacy of Calvin W. Ruck, by Lindsay R. Ruck
You Might be From Nova Scotia If... by Michael De Adder
Sable Island by Bruce Armstrong
Ni'n na L'Nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island by Jesse Francis and A.J.B Johnston
Strays by Ed Kavanagh
The Hundred Hearts by William Kowalksi
Running the Whale's Back: stories of faith and doubt from Atlantic Canada
Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke
Big White Knuckles by Brian Tucker 
Burden of Desire by Robert MacNeil


  1. A caller on the show talked about a book about a woman who made a rug from old clothing and reminisced about her family history. I missed the title and don't see it on your list. Do you remember the name of the book?

  2. It was The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler!!