Books tagged: Historical

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Chasing Freedom

By Gloria Ann Wesley

 

Young Adult Historical Fiction

A story of the struggle of Black Loyalists and their arrival in Nova Scotia.

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Shortlisted for The Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature.

The American Revolutionary War is being waged, and the ... Read more

Cold Pastoral

By Margaret Duley

Mary Immaculate is just twelve years old the day she goes missing. Berry-picking in the woods near her village in outport Newfoundland, Mary has an encounter with something from another world. When she is finally found, Mary is taken to hospital in St. John’s, where her attending ... Read more

Cold Snap

By Maureen Jennings

November’s rain in Toronto 1936 has turned into December’s cold snap. Charlotte Frayne escapes being hit by a mud-splattered car racing round the corner at Queen and Spadina. The stranger who saves her turns out to be the man her boss, Mr. Gilmore, has helped to escape Germany ... Read more

Constant Nobody

By Michelle Butler Hallett

Winner, Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award
Longlisted, Newfoundland and Labrador Fiction Award and Miramichi Reader's "The Very Best!" Book Awards (Novel)
One of 49th Shelf's Books of the Year

The time is 1937. The place: the Basque Country, embroiled in the Spanish Civil ... Read more

Cora's Kitchen

By Kimberly Garrett Brown

It is 1928 and Cora James, a 35-year-old Black librarian who works at the 135th Street library in Harlem, writes Langston Hughes a letter after identifying with one of his poems. She even reveals her secret desire to write. Langston responds, encouraging Cora to enter a writing ... Read more

Cora's Kitchen

By Kimberly Garrett Brown

Cora James, a 35-year-old Black librarian in Harlem, dreams of being a writer. Torn between her secret passion and the duties of a working wife and mother in 1928, Cora strikes up correspondence with renowned poet Langston Hughes, who encourages her to pursue her dream. Duty ... Read more

Dancing In a Jar

By Adele Poynter

Based on a true story, Dancing in a Jar elaborates on the real-life love affair of a young couple who leave New York City to live in the outport community of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, during the Great Depression when the husband, Don Poynter, accepts a management position ... Read more