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A powerful memoir of moving past family lies and betrayal
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Yes
Type: 
Non-fiction

Adrian Smith was raised in what seemed to be a very traditional, Roman Catholic upbringing. His father, Adrian Smith Sr, was very religious. He had studied to be a priest and left the seminary only 6 months before his ordination. After he left the seminary, Adrian Sr then worked for 30 years as a child psychologist for PEI’s Department of Education. He died at the age of 58 from a brain tumor. A week later after his death, Adrian Jr discovered that his father had been living a lie and that he was homosexual; he had kept it hidden his whole life.

Number of Pages: 
240
Book Size: 
5.5 X 8
ISBN: 
9781927502815
Price: 
21.95
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A shocking memoir of a doctor unwittingly hocked on opioids
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Type: 
Non-fiction

Before opioids destroyed Grant Matheson’s career, he was a pillar of his community. Respected physician, loving husband, devoted father, and trusted friend. Grant was a straight-laced kid who grew up to be a clean-living adult. No drinking, no smoking, and certainly no drugs. It took everyone by surprise, most of all himself, when he became addicted to narcotics in his 30s.

Number of Pages: 
180
Book Size: 
5.5 X 8
ISBN: 
9781927502952
Price: 
21.95
Type: 
Non-fiction

Michael Conway grew up in Charlottetown’s historic north and east ends neighbourhoods full of colourful characters, hard-working families with few luxuries, and close-knit friendships. His stories vividly bring to life the joys and hardships, loyalties and eccentricities, cherished traditions and cultural transformations he experienced intimately there.

After grade ten, Conway left PEI for a career in the Canadian Forces.

Number of Pages: 
300
Book Size: 
6 X 9
ISBN: 
9781927502679
Price: 
24.95
Type: 
Non-fiction

Heart-warming, funny collection of essays from days gone-by

Dale McIsaac grew up in a large, often rambunctious, farm family near Charlottetown. The Porridge is Up! Stories from My Childhood is a collection of stories from those years—from a time when a secondhand bike or a brand new pair of pants were a big deal. But this is not the story of angels—as McIsaac hilariously recounts, he and his siblings courted their share of trouble. The Porridge is Up is charming and laugh-out-loud funny; the tale of McIsaac’s strong desire for a box of Wagon Wheel cakes will make you laugh until you cry.

Number of Pages: 
180
Book Size: 
5.5 X 8
ISBN: 
978-1-927502-65-5
Price: 
$19.95
Type: 
Non-fiction

When Dianne Morrow and her husband, Andy, first saw the ramshackle old farmhouse, they fell in love. What they didn’t see was the years of work it would take to make the old house a home. Morrow describes, through essays, journal entries and poetry, the triumphs and the challenges of rebuilding a cozy farmhouse - and nurturing a growing brood of kids and animals. Often humourous, sometimes sad, this is the story of building a home, and a life.

Number of Pages: 
200
Book Size: 
5.5 X 8
ISBN: 
9781927502433
Price: 
19.95
Type: 
Non-fiction

This lavishly-illustrated book tells a story through words and images that has never before been told, not in any single book. The focus is entirely on the Mi'kmaq of the Island, an island which for thousands of years has been known to the Mi'kmaq and their ancestors as Epekwitk. That name means "cradle on the sea" and no more poetic description of PEI has ever been penned. The story of the PEI Mi'kmaq is one of adaptation and perseverance across countless generations in the face of pervasive change. Today's environment is far from what it was millennia ago.

Number of Pages: 
96
Book Size: 
9 X 7.5
ISBN: 
9781894838931
Price: 
$19.95
Type: 
Non-fiction

Most English-speaking people just associate the 2nd of February, or Groundhog Day, with superstitions related to the weather. In Acadian communities, however, it was known as Candlemas Day and at one time was an important religious and social festivity.

Pancakes were the symbolic food of choice. In many villages, young Acadians went from door-to-door collecting food for a communal feast or to give to the poor. This book by Georges Arsenault enables us to discover a festivity rich in traditions and a significant part of the cultural heritage of Acadians everywhere.

Number of Pages: 
150
Book Size: 
6 X 9
ISBN: 
9781894838870
Price: 
19.95
Author: 
Translator: 

Dr. Read entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and worked for three years as a flight surgeon. When the war was winding down, he realized that his career as a flight surgeon was also over and he found himself in Charlottetown, when he relieved the medical officer at HMCS Queen Charlotte. He knew that as the only medical officer there would be independence, significant responsibility and virtual freedom from naval protocol and politics. One couldn’t ask for more.

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
5 X 8
ISBN: 
978-1894838-75-7
Price: 
17.95
Author: 
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CBC's Compass host shares his experiences!

“The right time to read this book is right now. Bruce Rainnie is one of Canada’s great broadcasters and storytellers. In my loudest ‘Boomer’ Gallant voice, I encourage everyone to read this collection of stories and get to know the Bruce you don’t see on TV. This is tremendous fun – a great book for a great cause.”
- Rick Mercer, host of “The Rick Mercer Report”

Number of Pages: 
168
Book Size: 
6X9
ISBN: 
9781894838702
Price: 
$27.95
Author: 
Type: 
Art

Elaine Harrison was born in Petite-Rivere in Nova Scotia, but moved to Prince Edward Island to teach in 1938. There, she and her companion spent their summers at ‘Windswept’, the 200 year-old frame-house on the red cliffs near Seacow Head, where they lived a simple life, and for over fifty years were involved in the intellectual life of the Island and beyond, playing host to numerous summer visitors and corresponding with some of Canada’s top writers.

Number of Pages: 
60
Book Size: 
8X10
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-63-4
Price: 
$24.95
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