#74 Holiday 2013

Beware the gales of August

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Three books explore Atlantic Canada’s epic battles with the elements Literature, like all art, is subject to that mysterious tide of interest we label Zeitgeist. This season has brought the publication of three non-fiction books that, in different ways, explore the devastating storms that rocked fishing communities in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New England in the late 1920s: The August Gales: The Tragic Loss of Fishing…

Running the Whale’s Back

Running the Whale’s Back

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Running the Whale’s Back:
Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada
edited by Andrew Atkinson and Mark Harris
$19.95, paperback, 304 pp.
Goose Lane Editions, October 2013