The Long Way Home, A Personal History of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s premier journalist John DeMont distills years of travel, research, and meditation in this memoir, which dives deep into the history of the oldest part of Canada. A profound account, appreciated by Nova Scotians themselves.
No Great Mischief
A novel covering 200 years in the history of a family of Scottish immigrants living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. MacLeod creates a modern saga of the immigrant experience, familial bonds and life in coastal Canada.
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.
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.
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Map
This provincial map (1:400,000) includes Prince Edward Island and adjacent New Brunswick.
Dana Vanveller, Lindsay Anderson
Feast, Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip
The diversity and complexity of Canada are represented in this collection of favorite dishes and drinks, collected on a 23,000- mile road trip across the Great White North.
Liberty’s Exiles, American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
A spirited history of why (and how) thousands of Loyalists left the fledgling United States at the close of the War of Independence.
The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
New York Times bestselling author John Bacon tells the binge- worthy story of the WWI-era Halifax Explosion, the third-largest man-made blast in history behind the atomic bombs dropped in Japan. When a munitions ship erupts off Halifax’s Atlantic coast, the explosion vaporizes the ship in a fraction of a second, levels its surroundings, and claims 11,000 casualties.
A Traveller’s History of Canada
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Acadians of Nova Scotia, Past and Present
This thorough study of Acadian history follows the French immigrants from the earliest days of settlement through the Expulsion and Grand Derangement to the present-day. Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award for non-fiction.
The subtitle tells it all — Winchester squeezes “Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories” into the covers of this latest entertaining and digressive tale.
Canada, An Illustrated History
Grand and far-reaching, this visual compendium provides a full view of Canada and its story. Hayes presents trivia and historical anecdotes alongside 450 illustrations, over 200 photographs and historical maps. A dramatic miscellany recommended for Canadians and non-Canadians alike.
David Hackett Fischer
In this stunningly researched and engaging biography, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hackett Fischer weaves together the epic story of soldier and explorer Samuel de Champlain, a colonizer of North America who spent 30 years bringing his vision of a New France to life.
Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada’s History Illustrated with Original Maps
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above), this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
Robin Bates, Ian McKay
In the Province of History, The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia
Using archival sources, novels, government reports, and works on tourism and heritage, this history looks at how state planners, key politicians and cultural figures distorted Nova Scotian history to boost its tourism industry.
Why I Hate Canadians
This is the 10th anniversary edition of Ferguson’s wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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. As you might remember: the immensely popular children’s novel is set on Prince Edward Island. Anne, an 11-year-old orphan, moves to the small town of Avonlea when she is adopted by an elderly brother and sister.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of the Island
Eighteen-year-old Anne goes off to college in Kingsport and discovers life on her own terms, as well as surprises that include a marriage proposal, the sale of her first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Longfellow’s epic poem of Evangeline and Gabriel, two lovers separated because of the 1755 Acadian deportation from Nova Scotia by the English. The story follows the Acadians’ journey from Grand Pre to Louisiana, and Evangeline’s search for Gabriel down the Mississippi. The heroine Evangeline has remained an icon of Acadian identity throughout North America ever since the poem’s publication in 1847.
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.
The Ice Bridge
A Stanford professor raised in Nova Scotia, MacDonald sets this lyrical romance on a on isolated Cape Breton island in the 1990s, bringing to the fore the Scots heritage of the region, its wild landscapes and threats to local communities.
Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World
A sparkling extended essay on the cod, looking at the importance of the fish to cuisine and history, as well as to Scandinavian, American and Canadian commerce.
A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale — not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick, but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores.
Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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.
Kevin Sullivan (Director)
Anne of Green Gables
The fun, beloved miniseries adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (CND39), the tale of a feisty orphan who moves to Prince Edward Island and charms the locals. Starring Megan Follows in the titular role. 199 minutes
Kevin Sullivan (Director)
Anne of Green Gables, The Sequel
Megan Follows reprises her role as the loveable Anne Shirley in this sequel to the first adaptation, also set on Prince Edward Island.