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Planning your next adventure?

Dear readers,

Whether you’re looking for a thrill-seeking expedition or a relaxing daytrip, you won’t have to travel far once you know where to look. Get to know some of your local trails, canoe routes, waterfalls, and more in this month’s curated collection.

If you’re up for it, challenge yourself to visit every waterfall in Nicholas Guitard’s new edition of Waterfalls of New Brunswick: A Guide, or pick up a hiking guide for your area. Michael Haynes’s revised edition of Hiking Trails of Ottawa, the National Capital Region and Beyond has just been released and offers a variety of hiking from short urban trails to full-day wilderness excursions in eastern Ontario and the Gatineau region of Québec. And for those of you further afield, have a look at his two volumes on Canada’s Great Trail.

If the woodland trails aren’t for you, then drift along natural waterways from the Maritimes to New England, and everywhere else the water runs with Rick Sparkman’s Woodlands Canoeing. Or take your paddle to the sea with Paddling in Paradise, Alison Hughes’s guide to ocean kayaking in Atlantic Canada.

Looking to keep your feet dry? Experience nature within the pages of Restigouche as author Philip Lee travels the length of this fabled river. Following ancient portage routes, he unravels the long history of this wild river. Afterwards, become enchanted by the prose and sumptuous photographs of Beth Powning’s Home: Chronicle of A North Country Life. Powning's new novel will appear at your favourite bookstore later this month.

Wherever you’re headed — to the woods, around the bend, or just to the end of your deck — this month’s collection has the perfect companion for your travels.

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View the complete Explore collection


Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar with this month’s upcoming events!

Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. ADT: The Virtual Book Launch of Anything but a Still Life: The Art and Lives of Molly Lamb and Bruno Bobak by Nathan Greenfield

Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. ADT: The 6th Annual New Brunswick Book Awards Presentation Ceremony

Friday, May 7 at 3 p.m. EDT: Celebrating the Group of Seven with Jon Sasaki

Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m. ADT: The Virtual Book Launch of Poisonous If Eaten Raw by Alyda Faber

Sunday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. EDT: Virtual Tour of A Like Vision: The Group of Seven at 100

Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. CT: Kazim Ali (Northern Light) in conversation with Michael Hutchinson at McNally Robinson


Now Available

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Alexa!: Changing the Face of Canadian Politics

A no-holds-barred biography of Canada’s most consequential female political leader, whose common touch and lifelong advocacy of progressive causes made her a significant player in Canadian public life. 

In this book, author Stephen Kimber chronicles Alexa’s life and political career from her early battles as the lone female MLA in a hostile Nova Scotian legislature to her leadership of the federal NDP to her role as senior stateswoman in Jack Layton’s shadow cabinet.

“Read this book to better understand that when you add women, politics changes for the better." — Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Coming Soon 

Available May 18

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My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons

My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons offers an unsparing look at Rehtaeh’s story, the social forces that enable and perpetuate violence and misogyny among teenagers, and parental love in the midst of horrendous loss.


Recent Awards

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Acadian Driftwood

Shortlisted, 2021 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award
Shortlisted, 2021 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Shortlisted, 2021 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
Shortlisted, 2021 Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award


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Like Rum-Drunk Angels

Winner, Western Writers of America 2021 Spur Awards, “Best Traditional Novel”
Shortlisted, 2021 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize
Longlisted, 2021 Leacock Award for Humour


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Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River

Winner, New Brunswick Book Awards (non-fiction category)


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Peace by Chocolate

Shortlisted, 2021 Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award


The Fool

Shortlisted, 2021 Raymond Souster Award


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Shortlisted, Relit Award 2020 (novel category)


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Marry, Bang, Kill

Winner, Relit Award 2019 (novel category)


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Life On Mars

Shortlisted, Relit Awards 2019 (short story category)


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The High-Rise in Fort Fierce

Shortlisted, Relit Award 2019 (short story category)

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