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Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland (2001) [Anthology]
by Joan Baxter Carol Bruneau Lesley Choyce Joan Clark Lynn Coady Sheldon Currie Herb Curtis Wayne Curtis David Helwig Maureen Hull Wayne Johnston Alistair MacLeod Bernice Morgan Donna Morrissey Helen Porter David Adams Richards Anne Simpson John Steffler J. J. Steinfeld Budge Wilson Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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"Atlantica is a region of the imagination," writes Lesley Choyce in his foreword to the short story collection, "a literary nation onto itself... We cultivate our eccentricities and cherish the way we weave our lives into anecdote, narrative, legend and myth..."

Atlantica features stories by twenty Atlantic Canadian authors, some long-credited masters of their craft, others promising new voices on the Canadian scene. Characters created by Alistair MacLeod, Sheldon Currie, Donna Morrissey, Budge Wilson, and many others appear on the pages of this book and share their unique tales. Their stories celebrate both bizarre and everyday life experiences with humour, grief and compassion, while paying deep respect to the fleeting moments that sometimes change the course of our lives.


  • Clearences by Alistair MacLeod
  • Dance the Rocks Ashore by Lesley Choyce
  • The Train Family by Joan Clark
  • Mr. Manuel Jenkins by Budge Wilson
  • The Boot by Wayne Johnston
  • Excerpt from The Bay of Love and Sorrows by David Adams Richards
  • Poems in a Cold Climate by Bernice Morgan
  • Act of God by Joan Baxter
  • The Afterlife of George Cartwright by John Steffler
  • The Coinciding of Sosnowiec, Upper Silesia, Poland, 1942, and Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1990 by - J. J. Steinfeld
  • One Saturday by Helen Porter
  • Heavy Ice by Wayne Curtis
  • The Tarot Reader by Carol Bruneau
  • Homarus Americanus by Maureen Hull
  • Missing Notes by David Helwig
  • The Party by Herb Curtis
  • Dreaming Snow by Anne Simpson
  • Batter My Heart by Lynn Coady
  • Grieving Nan by Donna Morrissey
  • The Glace Bay Miner's Museum by Sheldon Currie

Original title: Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland

Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Lesley Choyce
Introduction by: Lesley Choyce
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Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Publisher: Goose Lane
ISBN: 9780864923097
Dimensions: 6 x 9.1 x 0.6
Pages: 232

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