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Winter’s Tales: Steven Galloway

Winter’s Tales: Steven Galloway

Steven Galloway, author of the international best-selling novel The Cellist of Sarajevo, gave a public reading in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown. His reading was part of the Winter’s Tales Author Series sponsored by the UPEI English Department, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

One day during the siege of Sarajevo, a mortar round lands in a bread line and
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House of Bears

House of Bears
Orysia Dawydiak

After a suicide attempt, 22-year-old pre-med student returns home to Northern Ontario where her strained relationship with her traditional Ukrainian mother only heightens her feelings of alienation and isolation. Luba finds herself in the midst of old rivalries and family secrets, starting in the 1930s in Ukraine, and uncovers some startling truths about her own identity.

Orysia
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My Mi’kmaq Mother

My Mi’kmaq Mother
Julie Pellissier-Lush

My Mi’kmaq Mother is an account of a young girl’s life without her Mi’kmaq mother. It was written to preserve a family history and Mi’kmaq culture for future generations, and to pay special tribute to her mother who passed away when she was just three years old.

My Mi’kmaq Mother takes readers to Lennox Island, a reserve on Prince Edward Island where the author’s sister is
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On the Brink, the untold story, Book Two

On the Brink, the untold story, Book Two
Larry Resnitsky

On the Brink, the untold story, Book Two by Larry Resnitzky was released December 4 by Retromedia Publishing of Charlottetown. It is a memoir that gives its readers insights into the characters of several sports celebrities with whom two former school teachers turned sportscasters, rubbed shoulders between 1983 and 1992.

The author co-hosted SportsRap, Canada’s first national
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RusticoRiders Cycle Africa

RusticoRiders Cycle Africa
Beryl and Bernie Doiron

The memories of 10,000km down roads less travelled, interacting with some of the world’s poorest people and pitching tents in both desert and bush ground are all captured in RusticoRiders Cycle Africa, a book written and photographed by Beryl and Bernie Doiron of North Rustico about their journey from Cairo to Cape Town.

“Since we have returned from our adventure, we have
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Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books

What began as a coffee shop debate between two Halifax-based journalists has now become a list of the 100 greatest books ever written by Atlantic Canadian authors, or about Atlantic Canada. Using input from a survey of Atlantic Canadian readers and literary luminaries, Trevor Adams and Stephen Patrick Clare took on the task of ranking the top books from the region. Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest
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Heads of State

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

As I sit down to write this, the Prince of Wales is visiting the country, parliament has voted to abolish the gun registry, and a couple of nights ago at a dinner at the Confederation Centre I met the head of the Inuit national organization and the Premier of Nunavut.

Each of those current events bears on my sense of my own country, its values, its past and its
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Writers’ Guild Calendar

Writers’ Guild Calendar

The Prince Eward Island Writers’ Guild has created a 2010 cultural calendar, “The Figure In The Landscape,” as a fundraiser for the organization. The Calendar’s 13 black and white photographs were taken by John Sylvester, mostly at Rock Barra, and include some of PEI’s most prominent writers. Poetry for each month is also by Island writers.

The project is dedicated to the late Frank Ledwell, past
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Free to Roam

Free to Roam
Daphne Davey

From small beginnings as therapy for World War II veterans, horseback riding for challenged children and adults for therapy, recreation and sport has now spread around the world, bringing exciting benefits. In this book, Daphne Davey unfolds the story of one such program from bud to blossom as the Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. In so
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From Away

From Away
Rebecca Black

Greasy spoon waitress Ruby Weeks is determined to stop a wind farm development before it gets any closer to her land in beautiful Seagate, Prince Edward Island. But when bad boy Vince Knockwood arrives back in town, threatening to snap up not just her land, but her heart in the process, Ruby is forced to face a past she thought she’d buried long ago.

From Away is Charlottetown radio
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