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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

by Karla Zimmerman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This handy, compact guide to Atlantic Canada covers Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island in detail, and includes a chapter on Newfoundland and Labrador. With maps, travel information and short essays on culture, attractions and nature. (CND291, $19.99)

 
Four Fish

Four Fish


by Paul Greenberg

  • FOOD
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

New York Times journalist Paul Greenberg interviewed producers, fisherman and conservationists from across the globe for this eyewitness report on the past and future of wild fish, offering sensible alternatives to our current unsustainable interest in eating mostly sea bass, cod, salmon and tuna. (OCE161, $16.00)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One


by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables


by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This Norton Critical Edition of the immensely popular 1908 novel includes excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters and juvenilia, as well as selections by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Louisa May Alcott. (CND39, $19.95)

Burden of Desire

Burden of Desire


by Robert MacNeil

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 482 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

An intricate, suspenseful novel of love and war set against the backdrop of the 1917 explosion that destroyed the north end of Halifax. (CND23, $25.95)

Evangeline


by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Longfellow's epic poem of Evangeline and Gabriel, two lovers separated as a result of the 1755 Acadian deportation from Nova Scotia. (CND46, $7.99)

Island, The Complete Stories

Island, The Complete Stories


by Alistair MacLeod

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

Raised in Cape Breton, Alistair MacLeod writes of family, the pull of old Gaelic traditions, love and the landscape and folkways of Nova Scotia in this collection of 16 stories. Winner of the Pen/Malamud Award. (CND73, $15.95)

No Great Mischief

No Great Mischief


by Alistair MacLeod

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A novel covering 200 years in the history of a family of Scottish immigrants living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. MacLeod creates a modern saga of the immigrant experience, familial bonds and life in coastal Canada. (CND48, $15.95)

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World


by Mark Kurlansky

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

A sparkling extended essay on the cod, looking at the importance of the fish to cuisine and history, as well as to Scandinavian, American and Canadian commerce. (OCE10, $16.00)

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife


by Noble S. Proctor | Patrick J. Lynch

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 221 PAGES

A comprehensive pocket guide to commonly encountered marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life of Northeastern North America, from North Carolina to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes. (NAM24, $19.95)

Northeastern Seashore Life

Northeastern Seashore Life


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-out guide to seashore animals from Labrador to Massachusetts. (USE235, $6.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks. (USE262, $19.95)

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