This book by New Brunswick author and photographer Nicholas Guitard is subtitled "Rediscovering W.F. Ganong's New Brunswick" and it is an attractive book. From the moment I took it out of the shipping wrapper and saw the cover picture of Ganong standing on a rock in the middle of a body of water doing surveys, … Continue reading The Lost Wilderness by Nicholas Guitard
Back in High School English class, we had to read Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God, which I did enjoy reading, although looking back it might have been too mature a book for teenagers to study in depth. At any rate, any book with a strong and overburdened female living back in the late 1800s/early … Continue reading Grist by Linda Little
year thousands of visitors head to southern New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy area to visit the Hopewell Rocks, and I doubt any one comes away unimpressed by this natural rock formation enhanced by the extreme variation of the tides. When the tide is out, you can descend the stairs to the 'ocean floor' and explore … Continue reading Bay of Fundy’s Hopewell Rocks by Kevin Snair
I recently had the pleasure of reading two titles from Nimbus Publishing: Failures and Fiascos by Dan Soucoup New Brunswick's Early Roads by Ronald Rees Each of these books will appeal to the Atlantic Canada armchair historian and are handy as a reference work in themselves. The first book, Failures and Fiascos, is subtitled "Atlantic … Continue reading Two History Titles of Note from Nimbus
I have only been to Saint John a few times (only once as a tourist and even then we were just passing through), but I found this book to be a pleasurable read, and with the way it is laid out, you can jump in anywhere and start reading.
I thought it would be easy to review a book made up of photographs, but I soon found it is not so easy! Well, it is not all photographs since we have a two-page preface written by the author/photographer Brian Atkinson whose other works include New Brunswick’s Covered Bridges, Fantastic New Brunswick, and Fredericton. The … Continue reading The Little Book of New Brunswick by Brian Atkinson
After reading this book (it only took a few hours; it is that fascinating and breezily written), I couldn't help think of a quote from the Joseph Conrad novel The Rescue in which Edith Travers says to herself after Captain Tom Lingard has related all the imminent dangers of the island near where her yacht … Continue reading From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick by Charles Foster
Being fairly new to New Brunswick (I moved here in 2008), I really didn't know much about its history despite growing up only one province away in Ontario. I had visited here once before in the 80's on a camping trip to the east coast, but other than that, NB was virtually unknown to me. … Continue reading New Brunswick: An Illustrated History by Ronald Rees