• 150: Canada's History in Poetry

    150: Canada’s History in Poetry

    Created by: Judy Gaudet
    Editor: Judy Gaudet

    This new collection of poems tells the story of 150 years as a country, recreating historical events through the vivid, concrete, human element of our poets’ responses to them. Judy Gaudet has collected poems that tell our story in a unique way: through the personal passions and concerns of artists who offer a range of encounters and attitudes. The poets represent a wide variety of Canadian experience: Indigenous, immigrant, and people from every part of the country and period of our history providing a solid representation of Canadian diversity. Poems come from many significant Canadian poets, as well as some lesser known and emerging poets and folk writers.

    This journey through the works of our greatest poets and thier reflections on their experiences of the events that have shaped Canada, and continue to shape Canada, provide an exciting and lasting addition to our sense of who we are and where we’ve been, and gives us a basis on which to think about our attitudes and directions for the future.

    150: Canada’s History in Poems provides Canadians with an alternative history to the one they read about in textbooks. Looking at our history through the eyes of our artists is not only enlightening, but can give insight into the powerful truths of our past.

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  • From Humble Beginnings

    From Humble Beginnings

    Created by: D.Scott MacDonald

    D. Scott MacDonald’s new book From Humble Beginnings: A History of the Credit Union Movement on Prince Edward Island 1936-2016 traces the story of the credit unions on Prince Edward Island over the past eighty years. Telling the history through the seventy five different and unique credit unions that were incorporated up until the present day. Today there are seven credit unions still operating in the province, all owing their success to the humble beginnings and dedication of many pioneers of the movement. Filled with historical and present-day photos, this history chronicles the impact of credit unions on their community and the importance the movement had on the settlement of the Island.

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  • The Reluctant Detective

    The Reluctant Detective

    Created by: Finley Martin

    A young widow, orphan and mother, Wilhelmina Anne Brown is just beginning to find some stability in her new home in Prince Edward Island when she is forced to deal with the death of her beloved uncle, Bill Darby. Darby, a Charlottetown private investigator, leaves Anne and her fourteen-year-old daughter a small savings account and his business, where Anne has worked as office manager for six years. What follows is Anne’s struggle to protect her family, find justice for her clients, and forge a new life for herself in this page-turning thriller.

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