With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle and temperatures that make cuddling seem like the best plan, February is often viewed as the month of love. But love doesn’t have to solely be romantic love — it could be love of family, love of food, love of home, love of language, and so on. These Atlantic books remind us that (even in the depths of winter) there are lots of warm feelings to go around whether it’s in poetry or prose, fiction or non.
5 Atlantic Books with Love:
Coastal Lives: A Memoir by Marjorie Simmins
In this collection of essays, the author examines her life stories through memories and moments, showing the risks and rewards of trusting in love.
Out of New Nova Scotia Kitchens: Best-loved East Coast dishes for today by Craig Flinn
By putting his own spin on classic and beloved Atlantic recipes, Chef Flinn taps into something most of us can relate to: making and sharing good food with family and friends.
Autism: The Gift That Needs to Be Opened by Autism Society, Newfoundland and Labrador
This collection of stories demonstrates the love and passion families have for their loved ones on the spectrum.
The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason
Set in the 1960s and inspired by true events, this book evokes, among other things, the importance of having that place you call home.
Milton Acorn: The People’s Poet compiled by Kent Martin & Errol Sharpe
True to his moniker as the People’s Poet, Milton Acorn explores our connections, romantic and otherwise, and tells it like it is.