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A mother's love bridges the cultural divide
Type: 
Non-fiction 2008

Growing Up With Julie is the story of Gerry Steele’s childhood with a French-speaking mother in an English-speaking community. Set in Miscouche, near Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in the Depression and Second World War years of the 20th century, the story is a gritty snapshot of life in a Catholic family burdened by extreme poverty, alcohol, illness, and cultural tensions between Acadians and Scots. At the head of the family is  Steele’s grandmother, a woman unwavering in her beliefs—regardless of their merit, validity, or tendency to offend.

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-31-3
Price: 
$19.95
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Launched in April: From a pre-eminent Acadian historian
Type: 
Non-fiction 2009

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 other’s 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. But this strange individual scared many young Acadians because they feared he would take them away if they misbehaved.

Number of Pages: 
164
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-40-5
Price: 
$19.95
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Folksongs and Other Writings
Type: 
Non-fiction 1998

Often, folksongs are left to stand alone, with no record as to the events, visions, and principles that inspired them. Rarely do we get a glimpse of the poetís view of the community and people he or she writes about. However, Donnie Doyle, in wanting to give something back to his community, has done just that.

Number of Pages: 
120
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-0-96986067-9
Price: 
$14.95
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Exploring Islands and "the island way of life"
Type: 
Non-fiction 2007

An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. But: what happens when bridges, causeways, tunnels— "fixed links"—irrevocably connect islands to mainlands? Is insularity, and its “way of life,” threatened? Or is it saved by virtue of a stronger integration with the world at large?

Number of Pages: 
300
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-24-5
Price: 
$29.95
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English Translation by Sally Ross
Type: 
Non-fiction 2002

Acadian Legends, Folktales, and Songs is an English translation of songs and stories from Acadian Prince Edward Island compiled by Prince Edward Island historian and folklorist Georges Arsenault.

Originally published as Contes, legendes et chansons de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, this edition includes 8 stories, 13 legends, and 23 songs with lyrics and musical notation, mainly reproduced from taped interviews, as well as photos of Arsenault's informants.

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-02-3
Price: 
$18.95
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The Wit & Wisdom of Prince Edward Island
Type: 
Non-fiction 1998

A collection of 77 anecdotes, this book is humorous and sardonic, insightful and witty, with the warmth and charm for which Atlantic Canada has become famous. Subjects that come under the microscope include politics, religion, sex, human foibles, and insularity that can come from living on a small island, told by PEI's pre-eminent storyteller David Weale.

Number of Pages: 
116
Book Size: 
5 1/8 x 7 1/2
ISBN: 
978-0-9698606-3-1
Price: 
$13.95
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Type: 
Non-fiction 2007

"If you believe that Christmas hasn't evolved in Acadie over the past 125 years, think again! The book is full of tidbits, testimonials and even copies of newspaper ads." - Brian Cormier

Based on written sources and interviews with Acadians throughout the Maritimes, Acadian Christmas Traditions offers a fascinating look at the evolution of Christmas.

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-26-9
Price: 
$19.95
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