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A map of Halifax in the 1950s by George Elliott Clarke

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The Motorcyclist is a novel of Halifax in the Jim Crow era and shows the clearest of colour lines as itmaps the city and its late 1950s landmarks. Yet, the issues Carl and the women he loves and hurts remain as current as asphalt.

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Real Heroes Get PTSD

in #82 Winter 2016/Features/Fiction by

Lately, our literary detective-types have been showing some realistic signs of wear and tear. It can show up as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a lasting psychological disorder resulting from exposure to a harrowing experience, with symptoms that range from nightmares and flashbacks to memories that trigger muscle tension and increased heart rate.

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December 2016 Top 5 Reads from Atlantic Canada

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Check out the top 5 best-selling books at Chapters-Indigo in each Atlantic province.

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A Glimpse of Giller

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“I wanted to look at how body image can really affect your life. And it’s still prevalent, no matter how PC we are, because we just aren’t comfortable in our skin.” -Mona Awad

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Writing With Cancer

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…we need to heal from many things.

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Wine Lovers Book Launch! at the Maritme Museum of the Atlantic


It’s a wine lovers book launch! Celebrate with us at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Wednesday, August 24th at the official book launch of The Wine Lover’s Guide to Atlantic Canada! Whether it’s racking up international awards or attracting tourists to the east coast in droves, the world has taken notice of Atlantic Canada’s wine. The Wine Lover’s Guide to Atlantic Canada is the definitive guide to region, exploring the history, climate, and industry of winemaking distinct to each Atlantic province, showcasing the various grape varietals, styles, and…

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A surreal, poetic trip in The Book of Festus

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The Book of Festus

In his latest volume of poetry, John Wall Barger explores the city of Halifax, sometimes as experienced by a character called Festus, other times as the city itself.

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