The Bologna Cookbook
By Kevin Phillips
There is nothing like waking up on the weekend and frying up some bologna and eggs. Well Kevin Phillips has taken this traditional Newfoundland breakfast and turned it into a variety of meals. At first glance one would ask is there anything else to do with bologna except the classic frying with a ketchup to dip?
In fact, Phillips brings bologna to a whole other level of sophistication. Featuring two hundred recipes, Phillips realized bologna is not just a Newfoundland staple, but it is recognized across the country.
This is not a book as such but a different perspective on a sausage we have all taken advantage of for a long time. Spicy scrambled Eggs with Bologna includes tomatoes and green chili pepper. Afternoon Delight has beans and potatoes for a comforting meal with a twist. There are pastas, salads, perogies and the pictures are the icing on the cake-there is a cake too, if you can believe it. The photos make every recipe even more appealing. So turn those frying pans off, and heat up the stove for some new and adventurous recipes with bologna.
The Good Doctor
By Paul Butler
Critically acclaimed author Paul Butler introduces a mysterious and historical account of Sir Wilfred Grenfell. An interesting tale that involves a Grenfell doppelganger of sorts, who had substituted as the doctor during a lecture in Portland, Maine in 1910. This novel truly is suspenseful, nail biting and enjoyable all at the same time. Butler provides a thrilling situation of a usual mundane historical event in an extremely well written piece.
Courage at Sea: Newfoundland Sailors in the Great War
By Robert C. Parsons
Parsons is a well-known author of the Atlantic Canada’s history of ships. In this collection of more than forty stories, he focuses on Newfoundland’s Royal Navy Reserve and other merchant ships during World War I. There are many stories that have not been told of that time of merchant seaman delivering goods to Europe and the outcome of their travels.
These stories give an interesting and detailed account of the province’s many roles at sea during the First World War including the many Newfoundlanders apprehended during travel with a variety of outcomes. This is a unique look at the stories that were once lost at sea and need to be told as an integral part of our island’s history.
The Monster of Twenty Mile Pond
By Bill Rowe
Rowe is well known for his many roles in Newfoundland and Labrador, including his call-in show on VOCM and his weekly newspaper columns. He has been active in politics and graduated from Memorial University and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, obtaining a MA in law.
This is a whole other side of Rowe. A fictional story of lawyer Bill McGill who believes he once saw the monster at Twenty Mile Pond. He now faces the ordeal of his niece Esme being faced with a murder charge, which was committed near that very pond.
Although Esme has a lot of evidence against her, McGill refuses to watch her be sent to jail. He must return to Twenty Mile Pond and get to the truth.
A fantastical novel with a mysterious creature and added thrill of a murder, Rowe creates a connection with the reader through sympathy, mystery and an overall amazing story.
A Newfoundland Adventure
By Dawn Baker
You have probably all heard of Dawn Baker. Her paintings clad the walls of many Newfoundland homes and buildings and her children’s books are in every kid’s library.
A Newfoundland Adventure is the story of three cousins who find a whole new world on the other side of a tunnel near Little Heart’s Ease. Their discovery leads them to an Irish princess named Sheila and a sea captain who helped save her from Dutch pirates. The two of them fall in love on their voyage to Newfoundland. A classic tale, with a hint of Newfoundland brought to life through the eyes of children. The past intercepting with the future, A Newfoundland Adventure is a fun story with complementing pieces of art for every page.
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