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2014 Heritage and History Book Awards shortlists announced 

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Short lists for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards were released today in St. John’s. The Heritage and History Book Awards are given to works that exemplify excellence in the interpretation of the history and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. Alternating between works of fiction and children’s/young adult literature in even years, and non-fiction and poetry in alternate years, the shortlists are selected from among…

New kids on the children’s book publishing block

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Readers often forget that behind every book, there are hours of research, countless drafts, and plenty of marketing meetings. But the whole thing can be just as surprising for new authors and publishers. Recently, Atlantic Books Today spoke with two first-time authors and a new publisher to find what it’s like to be the new kid on the block. Here’s what they told us. Filling gaps…

Ida Linehan Young hosts over 500 people at a record-breaking book launch in NL

Ida Linehan Young hosts over 500 people at a record-breaking book launch in NL

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So many people came out to celebrate the launch of Ida Linehan Young’s new memoir, No Turning Back: Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy, that the road leading up to North Harbour Community Centre nearly transformed into a parking lot last Sunday night. This intimate community on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula is the setting of the book, which chronicles how a tragic house fire changed the Linehan family,…