This month, we have a very special event to celebrate – la Fête nationale de l’Acadie!
We’ve curated a wonderful collection of Acadian Lit, so you can enjoy the celebrations, and a good book while you’re at it. We’ve also decided that since la Fête nationale falls on August 15th, we should offer 15% off this month’s collection! Just use promocode ACADIE15 after picking out your must read, like Tyler LeBlanc’s debut book Acadian Driftwood perhaps?
Though many of the books in this collection are explorations into the Acadian experience, Acadian Driftwood is unique in its perspective. Having been raised unaware of his Acadian heritage, Tyler dives into the archives and brings forward his family’s past, relaying their stories and experiences during the Great Expulsion.
Afterwards, check out a different form of storytelling in Tom Smart’s Matérialité et perception dans l’art contemporain des provinces atlantiques (also available in English as Materiality and Perception. . . . Art prevails where words fall short. In this collection, art takes on the challenging topics of relationships between Indigenous peoples and settlers, the fragility of bodies and the land, and more.
When you’re done, why not cook up some Acadian classic comfort food from Marielle Cormier-Boudreau and Melvin Gallant’s A Taste of Acadie. With more than 150 recipes, you’ll surely find many to like!
Of course, we always have something for the poetry lovers out there. Take a peek at Herménégilde Chiasson’s Beatitudes or To Live and Die in Scoudouc and scroll through the rest of our collection. Pick out a few favourites because we’re still offering free shipping in Canada on orders of $35 or more. Let the celebrations begin!
By Meaghan Laaper, with excerpts from Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River by Philip Lee.
This week, we’re looking in on this hilarious sequence from Like Rum-Drunk Angels by Tyler Enfield. Bob Temple, the unlikely father figure of the gang, struggles to keep the boys in line when they start tripping.
Remember, we’re offering 20% off our Father’s Day collection with code DAD20, and free shipping on orders over $25!