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Left Arm Missing, Left Leg Missing, Unfit for Service: the life and times of Daniel J. MacDonald

Left Arm Missing, Left Leg Missing, Unfit for Service: the life and times of Daniel J. MacDonald
John Brehaut

Left Arm Missing, Left Leg Missing, Unfit for Service: the life and times of Daniel J. MacDonald has been recently released. The book details the life and career of the man for whom the national headquarters building of Veterans Affairs Canada in Charlottetown is named.

Daniel J. MacDonald was born on a family farm in eastern Prince Edward Island and served in the Second World War
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Li’l Story: the true rise and fall of the Great Canadian Novel

Li’l Story: the true rise and fall of the Great Canadian Novel
Darrin M. McCloskey

Li’l Story, the true story of the rise and fall of the Great Canadian Novel (Black Ice Press) is the frustrated voice of one small misunderstood story, known as Li’l Story who, fed up with the unfulfilled promise of becoming a novel, decides to set out on his own and become the Great Canadian Novel.

Li’l Story, described by editors at the Dalhousie Review as both “smart and
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Lord Have Mercy: Islanders hold forth in the great Catholic/Protestant kerfuffle

Lord Have Mercy: Islanders hold forth in the great Catholic/Protestant kerfuffle
David Weale

In his latest collection of quips and one-liners, Lord Have Mercy, David Weale highlights the fierce, often funny, relations between Island Protestants and Roman Catholics.

In comments that are sometimes outrageous, sometimes insightful, and usually piquant and humorous, the Island’s foremost collector of Island sayings holds up a mirror to the religious prejudices that have been a
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Nicolaus Henckell the Hessian: A Genealogy of the Jenkins Families of Prince Edward Island

Douglas B. MacDonald

The PEI Genealogical Society launches Nicolaus Henckell the Hessian: A Genealogy of the Jenkins Families of Prince Edward Island by Douglas B. MacDonald. The Jenkins genealogy is his third book.

Nicolaus (Henckell) Jenkins, the ancestor of PEI Jenkins families, was born in 1775 in Treysa, Germany and was a Hessian soldier in the American Revolutionary War. Following the war,
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Pirates of the Atlantic

Pirates of the Atlantic
Dan Conlin

Most Atlantic Canadians are familiar with the stories of Oak Island and Captain Kidd, but no one has really separated fiction from fact,” says Maritime historian Dan Conlin. “Pirates of the Atlantic uncovers who the pirates really were and the true stories behind their legends.”

Pirates including Peter Easton, the King of Pirates, the notorious Bartholomew Roberts and the vicious Ned
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Whats Goin On

Whats Goin On
Leslie Stewart

The book is about Island life and the people living it. Stewart says some of the content “may be not so true, after all they are fibs.” He hopes that his poems, stories and pictures that take you through the book may make you laugh or cry. One of the stories is about a group of fishermen who decide to steal an island and tow it to the Caribbean for the winter, better to drink beer
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Stone Soul Picnic

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

But that’s where your soul lives!” she said.

I had just told her, this friend, a student from my early days as a university teacher, that, as I mentioned in an earlier column, I had sold the old house on Wolfe Island, opposite Kingston, Ontario — at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St Lawrence River. Wolfe Island is a large outcropping of land, with
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Best in the World: History of the Malpeque Oyster

Best in the World: History of the Malpeque Oyster
Dr. Barry King
Illustrated by P. John Burden

The Prince Edward Island oyster industry has a long and fascinating history. Large mounds of oyster shells found at aboriginal archeological sites are evidence that oysters have been used as food for thousands of years. At the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900, Malpeque oysters were proclaimed as “the Best in the World.” Today, PEI is the leading oyster
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Black Raspberries

Black Raspberries
Robert Acorn

What do you serve after White Strawberries? The answer, according to writer Robert Acorn is Black Raspberries, Acorn’s third book.

Acorn’s first collection of poetry White Strawberries was released in 2000. His first book of prose was entitled Little Acorns and Milton. Published in 2005, it offered stories of growing up in Charlottetown and of his brother—“the People’s Poet” and
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Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide

Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide
Steve Vernon
Illustrated by Jeff Solway

Nimbus Publishing has announced the release of Steve Vernon’s first children’s book, Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide. This picture book is a field guide to Maritime Monsters, taken from local folklore and legends. The monsters described include PEI’s Old Hook-Snout.

Steve Vernon is the author of over fifty published short stories and books including Halifax
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