Books tagged: Historical

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A Dark and Promised Land

By Nathaniel Poole

A story of adventure and romance set in the wilds of Rupert’s Land in the early 19th century.
When Orkneywoman Rose is shipwrecked on the shores of Rupert’s Land, she quickly falls in love with Alexander, a Half-caste man who is guiding her people into the dark heart of ... Read more

A Forgotten Hero

By Shelley Emling

 

The true story of Folke Bernadotte’s heroic rescue of 30,000 prisoners during WWII

In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte ... Read more

A Knife in the Sky

By Marie-Célie Agnant
Translated by Katia Grubisic

A Knife in the Sky is Haitian-Québécoise writer Marie-Célie Agnant's most recent novel. Like most of the author's oeuvre, the book is preoccupied with colonial imposition and its weight specifically on women. In A Knife in the Sky, Agnant locates the power of resistance in ... Read more

A Place Called Sorry

By Donna Milner

Growing up in the 1930s, Adeline Beale knows little of the outside world or the looming shadows of a second world war. Addie—as her grandfather Chauncey Beynon Beale affectionately calls her—believes that everything she could ever want or need is to be found on Chauncey’s ... Read more

A Roll of the Bones

By Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

**CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER*****SILVER, THE MIRAMICHI READER'S THE VERY BEST! COVER ART/DESIGN AWARD***

In 1610, John Guy established a small colony in Cupids, Newfoundland, on the very edge of a world unknown to Europeans. Two years later, he brought a shipment of supplies to ... Read more

A Sudden Sun

By Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

When a devastating fire sweeps through St. John's, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1892, nineteen-year-old Lily Hunt hopes it's the beginning of a new life that will transform her from a dutiful daughter to a crusader, a suffragist, and a woman in love. Twenty years later, Lily's ... Read more

A Thoroughly Wicked Woman

By Betty Keller

On a foggy evening in November 1905, 48-year-old Thomas Jackson returned to his home on Melville Street in Vancouver after nine months of prospecting north of the Skeena. Jackson was happy because he had made an important gold strike. Four days later he was dead from strychnine ... Read more

Acadian Driftwood

By Tyler LeBlanc

Winner, Evelyn Richardson Award for Non-Fiction and Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Shortlisted, Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction, and the Margaret and John Savage Award for Best First Book (Non-fiction)
A Hill Times' 100 Best Books in 2020 Selection ... Read more