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Sensational Seafood

Sensational Seafood
Julie V. Watson

Nimbus has released a new edition of Sensational Seafood: Creative and Classic Recipes from the East Coast by Julie V. Watson.

This collection of seafood recipes includes easy-to-follow instructions, suggested serving sizes and a little bit of seafood history. Beginning with a comprehensive section on how to buy, prepare, and store fish, molluscs, and crustaceans, Watson’s
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Shipwrecks & Seafaring Tales

Shipwrecks & Seafaring Tales
Julie V. Watson

Nimbus has announced the release of a new edition of Julie Watson’s Shipwrecks & Seafaring Tales of Prince Edward Island.

In this collection of tales Julie has gathered information that has survived and been handed down in legends, folklore, in archives and family histories. It includes the story of the disastrous voyage of 1,500 British prisoners sent to France after the
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Acadian Mi-Carême: Masks and Merrymaking

Acadian Mi-Carême: Masks and Merrymaking
Georges Arsenault
Translated by Sally Ross

The rich traditions associated with Mi-Carême or Mid-Lent are firmly anchored in the folkways of Acadian communities. To celebrate Mi-Carême, people visited each others homes dressed up in masks and costumes. In the midst of the merrymaking, a mysterious character called the Mi-Carême gave candies to little children—and sometimes even delivered babies.
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Fatted Calf Blues

Fatted Calf Blues
Steven Mayoff

Island resident, Steven Mayoff launches his debut fiction collection, Fatted Calf Blues, at the Confederation Centre Library.

The book, which is published by Turnstone Press, has received some impressive early praise.

“The memorable characters of Fatted Calf Blues resonate long after these stories are over: a man in a streetcar proclaiming his genius, a couple who question one
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Going Fast

Going Fast

Elaine McCluskey

Elaine McCluskey’s new fiction Going Fast (Goose Lane Editions) is a comic title that celebrates and castigates the Dartmouth, NS boxing scene, which was know as the “farm team” of the North American boxing world. For this debut novel, Elaine McCluskey has created a world in which each character is in search of something—success, legitimacy, a way to deal with demons from the
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Marty the Mailbox

Marty the Mailbox
Ian Stretch releases a book for children

The Natural
by Heather Denning

In the pool and snooker playing community there is a type of player known as a “natural.” This is someone who has the ability to play without the aid of all the tricks and techniques that other players use to learn how to succeed. If there was such a thing as a “natural” writer, Ian Stretch would be it, with a style and turn
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My Grammie Is A Star


My Grammie Is A Star

Darlene Holt
Illustrated by Dale McNevin

My Grammie is a Star was written by Darlene Holt, a PEI Hospice volunteer, and illustrated by Dale McNevin, a professional artist and illustrator.

The star story was handed down to Holt by her mother and grandmother as a way to help her to cope with the many losses she experienced as a child coming from a large extended family. The book is intended to be a
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The Sway of Otherwise

The Sway of Otherwise
David Helwig

Oberon Press has published a new book of poetry by David Helwig entitled The Sway of Otherwise. The poems evoke the vivid realities of the cycle of the seasons and of life. The title is taken from a poem about walking sandbars on a brilliant summer day.

In 2008, David Helwig won a Matt Cohen Award for a lifetime of achievement in poetry and prose. He had already won both the Atlantic
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