Add to New Listings: 
Yes

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
Add to New Listings: 
Yes
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
Add to New Listings: 
Yes
Type: 
Non-fiction 2013

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: 
Add to New Listings: 
Yes

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: 
Pull Line: 
CBC's Compass host shares his experiences!
Add to New Listings: 
Yes

“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: 
Pull Line: 
Follow up to Mud, Sweat and Tears
Type: 
Non-fiction 2010
Extra: 
More Tales from a Country Vet

The bestselling first volume of Mud, Sweat and Tears tells the story of Bud Ings’ adventures as a rural veterinarian in the 1950s. Volume II takes us into the 1960s. Whether he was helping to deliver a calf, giving shots of penicillin to a pig, or putting down a beloved horse, Ings treated each animal—and farmer—with dignity and respect. Ings’ memoirs are rich, often humorous accounts of the life of a rural veterinarian.

Number of Pages: 
120
Book Size: 
6X9
ISBN: 
978-1894838-52-8
Price: 
$19.95
Author: 
Pull Line: 
Who kindles the fire in your soul?
Type: 
Non-fiction 2005

Who is your kindred spirit? Who kindles the fire in your soul?

Driven by curiosity about her own intense friendships and soul-to-soul connections, Dianne Hicks Morrow devoted the last 10 years to asking Atlantic Canadians these questions.

Number of Pages: 
200
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-17-7
Price: 
$24.95
Type: 
Non-fiction 1999

In The Home Place: Life in Rural Prince Edward Island in the 1920s and 30s, Jean Halliday MacKay paints a vivid picture of life in the early part of the twentieth century. She begins with a brief look at the Halliday family's arrival to Belfast as "Selkirk Settlers" in the early 1800s. There they settled and farmed, becoming part and parcel of the Island's historical landscape. Written especially for her family, this book is primarily about the time of Jean's growing up.

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-0-9698606-5-5
Price: 
$5.95
Pull Line: 
Co-published with the Old Protestant Burying Ground Inc.
Type: 
Non-fiction 2005

Spanning several blocks and nearly four centuries, the cemetery known as the Old Protestant Burying Ground is prominently located in downtown Charlottetown. It is the final resting ground for up to 4,000 people who were interred between the late 1700s and 1873. The book chronicles the burying ground from its creation through to its closure and subsequent restoration efforts, and includes 60 short biographies of many of the Islandís most notable families.

Includes CD-ROM listing over 3,200 interments

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-18-4
Price: 
$19.95
Author: