Cape Breton Books

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1Bcteagirl
jun 2, 2010, 10:49 am

Interested in finding some books for my challenge specifically from Cape Breton. I understand No Great Mischief is set in Cape Breton? Any other recommendations?

2RidgewayGirl
jun 2, 2010, 2:06 pm

Fall on Your Knees is also set on Cape Breton. It's an emotionally exhausting read, but very, very good.

3bretonboy
jun 10, 2010, 10:33 pm

Tessie Gillis is considered by many the godmother of Cape Breton fiction. Two novels and some stories-- in recent collected works, The Woman From Away. Dark, daring, great good humour.

4pmarshall
jun 11, 2010, 7:00 am

Check out Breton Books www.atlanticpublishers.ca/publishers/entry/Breton-Books/ and Cape Breton University Press www.cbu.ca/Press/about.asp
They are two of the oldest publishing companies on the island.

5MsMoto
jun 11, 2010, 7:10 am

I've also used Atlantic Canada's 100 greatest books as a starting point. It has a little bit of everything in it!

6Bcteagirl
jun 11, 2010, 10:48 am

Thank you everyone! :) :)

7Bcteagirl
Redigeret: jul 27, 2010, 4:31 pm

Island: The Complete Stories is a series of short stories, apparently largely set in Cape Breton.

The wise and foolish virgins is set in Cape Breton as well.

To Every Thing There Is a Season: a Cape Breton Christmas Story

Both of these are now on my wishlist :P

8LibraryCin
feb 3, 2014, 9:53 pm

Oooh, I never thought to add in Cape Breton separately, but I like the idea! (You know - 'cause I need more to read! ;-) )

9nittygritty
feb 8, 2014, 3:04 pm

Books by the author Andy Mac Donald who grew up in Cape Breton and is a great story teller will have you laughing and smiling..they are wonderful books such as "Bread and Molasses also 'Don't Slip on the Soap!!