Our Great Big Contest has winners!

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Photocredit: Brian Ricks

And the winners are… Kim Harnish Lake, Susan Hoover and Niaomi of Consumed By Ink!

Thank you to all who entered! —

Entering is easy. Simply like Atlantic Books Today and comment on our Facebook contest post by 11:59 p.m. AST on Oct 26.

We’ll announce 3 winners on October 27th!

“When I was a boy, I had no idea. About many things. I knew a few facts, here and there, but I was absolutely sure about very little. I had more questions than answers. I was more curious than certain.” So begins Alan Doyle’s heartfelt coming-of-age memoir, Where I Belong: From Small Town to Great Big Sea, published this week by Doubleday Canada.

As a founding member of Great Big Sea, Doyle is widely recognized as one of contemporary music’s most gifted singer/songwriters. For over 20 years, Great Big Sea has taken its unique blend of rock, folk and Celtic music from the shores of Newfoundland to the far corners of the world. During that time, the band has amassed a string of gold and platinum albums, while its high-energy live shows have earned legions of devoted fans across Canada and around the globe.

“I am from Newfoundland,” says Doyle. “Therefore, I am a bit of a storyteller. The stories of Newfoundlanders are often confused with fairy tales and the stuff of fiction; the people, places and events in them seem exaggerated or outright weird….[but] truth really is stranger than fiction.” This memoir takes readers behind the music for a nostalgic and revealing look back at the great adventure that was his childhood.

Meet Alan Doyle at one of his Atlantic Canadian stops! He’ll be in St. John’s, NL, on Oct. 18 and Dartmouth, NS, on Oct. 21.


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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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