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Hardcover Fiction

  1. A Memory of Light (Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson)
  2. Speaking From Among the Bones (Alan Bradley)
  3. Tenth of December: Stories (George Saunders)
  4. 419 (Will Ferguson)
  5. Flight Behaviour (Barbara Kingsolver)

Paperback Fiction:

  1. February (Lisa Moore)
  2. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
  3. The Child's Child (Barbara Vine)
  4. The One I Left Behind (Jennifer McMahon)
  5. In One Person (John Irving)

Author Event with Kim Thuy


Kim Thuy Reading

WHEN Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:30 – 5:30pm

WHERE Owens Art Gallery Foyer


NOTE Kim Thuy’s enormously successful début novel, ‘Ru’, a story of migration from war-torn Vietnam to settlement in Montreal, won the 2010 Governor General’s Award for French language fiction, and its English translation was shortlisted for the 2012 Giller Prize. Co-sponsored with the Canada Council for the Arts. Everyone Welcome.

Book Launch for David Mossman


Tuesday, November 18 | 4:30 – 6pm

Location: The University Club, Mount Allison University
A reception and reading of Professor Emeritus David Mossman’s new book ‘Going Over: A Nova Scotian Soldier in World War I’. Going Over is the biography of Titus Mossman, a veteran of the “Great War” who served with the 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) on the Western Front. This book blends social, political and historical issues of those turbulent times with the story of one young Canadian turned soldier, caught at the sharp edge of historymossman

Books will also be available for sale from Tidewater Books. Everyone welcome.


Midnight Madness! Friday, Nov. 14th


It’s Midnight Madness in Sackville on Friday, November 14th and Tidewater Books will be open until midnight with great sales! From 9am to midnight everything in the store is 20% off! Drop by for this fun and festive event!

Meet Author Richard Wagamese


Canadian Writer Reading;Richard Wagamese

WHEN Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 4:30 – 5:30pm

WHERE Owens Art Gallery Foyer


NOTE Reading by award-winning Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese. Co-sponsored by the Canada Council fir the Arts. Everyone welcome.

AJB Johnston Reading


WHEN Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4 – 5pm

WHERE Hart Hall Room 218, Mount Allison University


AJB Johnston will be talking about the background to his Thomas Pichon project and reading from his latest novel, The Maze. The project is a quartet of fiction about ambition, longing and betrayal. The four books follow a central character and an intriguing supporting cast on their adventures in 18th-century France, England, and Atlantic Canada. Johnston will give an illustrated presentation on his transition from historian to novelist and on some of the sources he uses. An historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg for 23 years, Johnston’s work focuses on French Colonial history in Atlantic Canada. His book Endgame 1758, won the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio Award.

Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation


Convocation Hall, Mount Allison University

October 16, 2014 at 7:00p.m.

Walrus Talks is a nation-wide series featuring 8 minute presentations by a panel of participants. This Walrus Talks, the first in Maritime Canada, will feature presentations addressing the many facets of conversation, from dialogue to conflict. 

Kicking off the Discourse & Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals conference, Walrus Talks will feature:

Sally Armstrong – Journalist, author, human rights activist
Measha Brueggergosman – Canadian soprano
Charlotte Gray – Biographer and historian
Marlene Snowman – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Lisa Moore – Canadian novelist
Shelagh Rogers – Journalist and Broadcaster
Natalie Panek – Canadian aerospace engineer
Aritha van Herk – Canadian writer

This event is FREE for all students (with a student ID). 
General admission is $10. 

For more details please visit: 
http://discoursedynamics.ca/ or http://thewalrus.ca/the-art-of-conversation-sackville/

Meet Author Lesley Crewe, Wed Oct 1st


Come out and meet the bestselling author of “Relative Happiness” and “Chloe Sparrow.”

Wednesday, October 1:

1:00 p.m. – Signing at Tidewater Books (Sackville)

Book Launch with Brian Lloyd French


10329059_411570995647396_7170549016719610195_nJoin us for the launch of TINTAMARRE! by former Sackvillean Brian Lloyd French on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10am-noon.  All are welcome!


In 1750 the road to Quebec leads through a small Acadian settlement called Tintamarre. Mathilde and Acquila Girouard are raising their family in a pastoral paradise. Then the English come. Mati and ‘Quila should be at the mercy of the English Empire. They’re being pushed around by pestilent priests and pursued by violent rangers that keep count of their victims with scalps. And when Mati and the children are captured by the English for expulsion far away from home, all appears to be lost. But Acquila and the Acadian resistance will not let the English do them any more harm. “TINTAMARRE!” is a story of how ordinary people in a merciless land endure and defy inhumane attempts to extinguish them.

Author Signing- Vernon Oickle's biography of Hank Snow


Meet author Vernon Oickle as he discusses his biography of the legendary Hank Snow, entitled “I’m Movin’ On:  The Life and Legacy of Hank Snow”, Saturday, July 19th from 10am-noon.  Everyone is welcome!

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Meet the Author! Saturday June 28th from 9-noon.


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