Author: Su Bristow
Publisher: Orenda Books
Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous, and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives—not only his own, but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence? Based on the legend of the selkies—seals who can transform into people—evokes the harsh beauty of the landscape, the resilience of its people, both human and animal, and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice. With exquisite grace, Su Bristow transports us to a different world, subtly and beautifully exploring what it means to be an outsider, and our innate capacity for forgiveness and acceptance. Rich with myth and magic, Sealskin is, nonetheless, a very human story, as relevant to our world as to the timeless place in which it is set.
Author: Tyler Keevil
A search and rescue volunteer looks for a missing snowboarder on Christmas Eve. Two brothers retreat to the woods to shoot a film in memory of their dead friend. A reclusive forestry worker picks up a hitchhiker on his way down Mount Seymour. A young man finds a temporary haven on the ice barge where he works. In this collection of award-winning stories, Tyler Keevil uses the rugged landscape of Vancouver's Burrard Inlet--where the city meets the mountains and civilization meets the wild--as a backdrop for characters struggling against the elements, each other and themselves. Written in a lean, muscular style, these are stories awash in blood and brine, and steeped in images of freedom and confinement.
Publisher: Wild Goose Publications
Author: Eric Linklater
Category: Short stories, Scottish
Author: Rolf Boldrewood
Category: Australian fiction
Author: Barbara Winslow
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In today's Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo communities, the villagers still gather in the kashim to sing, drum, and dance, carrying forward their forebears' traditions. DANCE ON A SEALSKIN is the heartwarming story of Annie's “first dance,” a coming-of-age ceremony that signifies a young person's official entry into the Eskimo community. As northern lights dance above Annie with the spirit of her recently departed grandmother, she prepares to honor the living and the dead in her first dance at potlatch. Inside the kashim, she listens to the drums and songs of the others. Soon, when Annie's father places a silvery sealskin at her feet, it is her turn to dance out a story for family and friends.
Author: Eliza Keary
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
THE Fisherman walked up the hill, His boat lay on the sand, His net was on his shoulder still, His home a mile inland. And as he walked amongst the whin He saw a little white seal-skin, Which he took up in his hand.
Author: Rowena Evans
Publisher: Ifwg Publishing
Category: Adventure stories
Wallace Emmet Keyes has so many problems he doesn't know which way to turn. The mysterious Zillah seems to know all about him and introduces him to an unknown side of his family and to a fabulous, hidden ability that matches all his dreams. Soon Wallace and his newly found cousin Eartha embark on a desperate adventure to find his parents.
Author: Irving Letto
The book is a biography of Canon J. T. Richards, an Anglican priest in the Mission of Flower's Cove in Northern Newfoundland and Labrador from 1904-45. It tells of his relationship with Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, a friend and co-worker, from his first inspirational encounter with Grenfell in 1892 to Grenfell's death in 1940; his work among the people as priest and pastor, educator and advocate of their social and economic improvement; and his many personal interests including writing poems, learning mathematics and collecting local folklore and history. It also includes a diary he wrote during the winter of 1897-98 when he lived with the Burdett family at Indian Tickle, Labrador.
Author: Jon Wynne-Tyson
This selection of short stories has a unifying theme: our role in the natural scheme of things and in particular, our attitude towards the other creatures with whom we share this planet.
Author: Thea Van Diepen
Meet Adren: outlaw, misanthrope, hellbent on obtaining a cure for an insane unicorn. Adren hates humans, and with good reason. Protecting the unicorn from them even as she searches for a cure means running headlong into the worst of human need - and greed. With years of this under her belt, it's bound to leave scars. Now, trying to steal a sealskin in exchange for a possible cure when money isn't enough, she runs into the awkward and at-least-mostly human Nadin, who insists on helping her. When the truth of the sealskin - and the cure - is revealed and Adren begins to fall apart, she might be able to rely on Nadin as an ally. Or she might lose all that's dear to her. Either way, she's going to have to go head-to-head with the mysteries shaking themselves loose in her own mind and the nightmarish event that unlocked the first of them from its cage. Here's to hoping no-one gets in the way.
Category: American wit and humor
Author: Philip Henry Welch
Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
Author: Laurie Brooks
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When sixteen-year-old Elin Jean finds a seal pelt hidden at home and realizes that her mother is actually a selkie, she returns the pelt to her mother, only to find her life taking many unexpected turns.
working women in American labor press fiction, 1870-1920
Author: Ann Schofield
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Category: Literary Criticism
As industrialization transformed American life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, increasing numbers of women sought employment outside the home and many were drawn into the labor movement. This collection of twenty-five stories published in union journals offers a portrait both of women's experiences as wage-earners and of the conflicts, values, and aspirations that touched their lives in this period of massive social upheaval. Written by reformers, union officials, and popular fiction writers, the stories present an uneasy synthesis of labor movement virtues with domestic ideals of femininity, females assertiveness with female subordination, and moralizing with romantic fantasy.