5 real-life reads

Biography, memoir, and history all tell the stories of us.

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Biography, memoir, and non-fiction all tell the stories of us. It’s a look through a window into lives lived and events past. While there is much that can connect books in these genres, the titles in this list show that they are as diverse as the people they bring to the fore.

Angel Lady of the MaritimesDiscover the secrets of working as a professional medium and the realities of communicating with heavenly beings.

Angel Lady of the Maritimes
by Karen Forrest
$19.95, paperback, 175 pp.
Pottersfield Press, 2015

Old Enough to Fight

Read the letters from and learn the story of the more than 15,000 underage soldiers fighting for Canada in WWI.

Old Enough to Fight: Canada’s Boy Soldiers in the First World War
by Dan Black and John Boileau
$24.95, paperback, 448 pp.
James Lorimer & Company, 2015

South End BoyBe whisked away to the Halifax of the 1930s and ’40s, from the seashore to the Citadel.

South End Boy
by Jim Bennet
$29.95, hardcover, 144 pp.
Formac Publishing, 2015

Agnes WarnerEnter the world of women on the front lines of WWI nursing the wounded and dodging danger themselves.

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War
by Shawna M. Quinn
$16.95, paperback, 165 pp.
Goose Lane Editions & The Gregg Centre for the Study of War & Society (UNB), 2010
Gower StreetFrom boyhood adventurer to pre-eminent journalist, Nix Wadden’s life is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of Newfoundland in the years surrounding Confederation.

Gower Street: A Memoir 
by Nix Wadden
$19.95, paperback,  232 pp.
Flanker Press, 2015

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Lauren d’Entremont is the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today. Originally from Amherst, NS, she currently lives, writes, and edits in Halifax.

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