New Under the Sun

By (author): Kevin Major

Needing a change, Shannon Carew takes a job in the National Parks system in Newfoundland and Labrador. The journey brings her life full circle, returning her to the birthplace she abandoned years before. As she makes new connections, and unearths old ones, Shannon learns the land holds many memories, stories of Maritime Archaic, the Vikings, the Basques, the Beothuk, and the Europeans who came after.

New Under the Sun is the work of a master storyteller.


Kevin Major

Governor General Award winner KEVIN MAJOR is the author of nineteen books—fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and plays. As Near To Heaven By Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador was a Canadian bestseller. He lives in St. John’s.


“All the elements of the perfect summer read.”
“A good fast read and a lazy way to get to know the history of this exotic province.”
“Each narrative strand is compelling in its own way … A skilful work of fiction.”
“A gripping, even poetic, narrative of survival … Major’s verbal play is delightful, especially to a reader like me, who appreciates fine rhetoric and a good pun.”


  • Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Book Award 2012, Short-listed
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Fiction 2012, Short-listed
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    408 Pages
    9.00in * 6.00in * 1.00in


    September 03, 2011


    Cormorant Books



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