Seven days, 7 books

Just seven days remain in the lead-up to Christmas! If you're looking for gift ideas or something to read while snuggled next to the tree, here are seven books to help you count down to the big day.

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Just seven days remain in the lead-up to Christmas! If you’re looking for gift ideas or something to read while snuggled next to the tree, here are seven books to help you count down to the big day.

God’s Country: 17 Cape Breton Stories, Classic and Rare
Edited by Ronald Caplan
From the heart of a storytelling island, an essential collection of stories from some of Cape Breton’s finest writers.

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To mark the publisher’s 60th anniversary, the editors at Goose Lane Editions selected six tiny perfect stories for this anthology. Authored by some of the Canada’s finest writers, they come from the sweep of Goose Lane’s publishing history.

Born! A Foal, Five Kittens & Confederation
by Deirdre Kessler
Travel back in time to the streets of Charlottetownwith this children’s picture book for an insider’s peek at the meetings that led to Confederation and other exciting events, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Brenda Jones.

Quartet for the End of Time
by Johanna Skribsrud
Inspired by and structured around the chamber piece of the same title by the French composer Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time is a mesmerizing story of four lives irrevocably linked in a single act of betrayal.

Thrice Burned
by Angela Misri
In the second book in the Portia Adams Adventures series, Portia is still reeling from finding out that her guardian, Mrs. Jones, is actually the infamous Irene Adler and her grandmother and Sherlock Holmes is her grandfather. As a diversion, Portia throws herself into work and continues to consult with Scotland Yard on their hard-to-crack cases.

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by Barry Parsons
Rock Recipes 2: More Great Food From My Newfoundland Kitchen ignores the trends and fads to serve up real food perfected in a real home kitchen.

Someone Somewhere
by Dana Mills
In his debut story collection, Dana Mills writes with unsentimental clarity of contemporary rural life, of the roughneck world of back shifts and manual work, of dissolving prospects and of the overwhelming circumstances which one sometimes seems simply born to.

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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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