- Andy Jones
Molière’s comedy classic is ingeniously re-imagined in Andy Jones’ hilarious adaptation, set in 1930s Newfoundland. The original Tartuffe, by France’s most celebrated comic playwright, is set in seventeenth-century Parisian high society during the reign of King Louis XIV. Jones’ Tartuffe, set in the home of a wealthy fish merchant on the South Coast of Newfoundland, is a blazingly funny exploration of religious hypocrisy, with a unique Newfoundland twist.Tartuffe: A Newfoundland Adaptation19.95 CADPaperback
- Mary Smyth & Fred Hollingshurst
From the 265-km award-winning East Coast Trail on the Avalon Peninsula to the Spurwink Trail along the cliffs near Trinity, or the Squid Jigger Trail on Change Islands, Hikes of Eastern Newfoundland is a must-have guide to the must-do walks and hikes of eastern Newfoundland.
Suitable for hikers of all levels, this book offers an overview over 60 trails, including each trail’s length and difficulty rating, and tips on what to watch for along the way. Maps and GPS references will get you to the trailhead; full-colour photographs will get you excited about the path ahead.Hikes of Eastern Newfoundland24.95 CADPaperback
- Thomas Rendell Curran
Samuel Rossiter is dead, his body found in a St. John’s laneway on a summer’s night in 1947. Rossiter’s death appears to have been the result of an accident, but Inspector Eric Stride of the Newfoundland Constabulary isn’t convinced. Was Rossiter simply a lonely old man living in a boarding house in St. John’s? Or is it more complicated? To find out, Stride follows a trail of evidence that goes back more than three decades. Along the way, he becomes ensnarled in an intrigue of privilege, wealth, and tragedy.
The Rossiter File is part two of the three-part Inspector Stride Mystery series.The Rossiter File19.95 CADPaperback
- Doug Letto
In 1932, after 80 years of elected government, Newfoundland was in trouble: staggering debt, rampant poverty and government corruption, which had incited an angry populace. It was in this near-impossible situation that Frederick Alderdice, Newfoundland’s last prime minister, was elected.
Alderdice was the leader at a pivotal moment for Newfoundland, agreeing to the commission that would eventually suspend democratic government and set the stage for Confederation with Canada in 1949. This book traces the political changes that brought Alderdice to power, his attempts at bringing order to public finances, and his eventual capitulation to the wishes of Britain. It also asks whether Alderdice could have set Newfoundland on a different course.Newfoundland's Last Prime Minister: Frederick Alderdice and the Death of a Nation19.95 CADPaperback
- Sheilah Roberts
Newfoundlanders love to talk about the weather. And why wouldn’t they? The province is known for its great gales, fierce blizzards, destructive glitter storms, blizzards, and hurricanes. It’s also known for its fast-changing conditions: If you don’t like the weather, they say, wait five minutes and it’ll change.
Sheilah Roberts delves into archives, history books, and newspaper stacks to find stories of Newfoundland weather—the joys of a beautiful summer, the sorrows of a treacherous winter and unpredictable spring, and all the mauzy days in between. Reports from 400 years of Newfoundland and Labrador weather are interspersed with traditional weather lore, snippets of science, and dozens of fascinating photos. With a foreword by CBC’s Newfoundland and Labrador weather expert, Ryan Snodden.Rain, Drizzle and Fog: Newfoundland Weather Stories19.95 CADPaperback