New Releases

Atlantis: An Elegy

By George Peabody

Atlantis: An Elegy gives us a flagship poem for the memory of life along the Wolastoq before the building of the dam at Mactaquac.

When the Wolastoq—also known as the St. John River—was dammed at Mactaquac, western New Brunswick lost the heart of its great natural abundance—the annual migration of Atlantic salmon and a large swath of prime agricultural land.

George Peabody has created a classic elegy for this circumstance of great loss. However, with the passage of time and the end of the dam’s working life in view, Atlantis also evokes the awareness that Wolastoq will outlast this unwise human interdiction.

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The Faery Chronicles: Book Two: Rescuing Gnome

By Ann Brennan

Illustrated by
Leland Wong-Daugherty

The long-awaited sequel to The Faery Chronicles Book One is almost here! Find out what happened to Gnome and meet new characters on another grand adventure!

Now Available.

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Discovering the Movies in New Brunswick

A History of Cinema

By David Folster

Edited by Marion Beyea

When journalist and author David Folster discovered that some of the earliest documentary motion pictures were made in New Brunswick—wildlife and wilderness adventure movies—he began the research that led to this book.

Now over a decade past his untimely death, Chapel Street Editions has published Folster's history of movie-making and cinema in New Brunswick.

Now Available.

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Letters from the Future

How New Brunswickers Confronted Climate Change
and Redefined Progress

Edited by Daniel Tubb, Abram Lutes, Susan O’Donnell

Illustrated by Ian Smith

The future is not what it used to be... Change the story, redefine progress, become a good ancestor! New Brunswickers are hungry for hopeful stories of the future to counter the stereotype of “hard times in the Maritimes.”

Letters from the Future presents a sample of these hopeful stories, written by people who care deeply about New Brunswick.

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Recent Releases

Bright With Invisible History

A William Bauer Reader

Edited by
Brian Bartlett

Bright with Invisible History gathers a selection of poetry, short stories, journal entries, book reviews, and other prose by a remarkable man. William Bauer’s writings are full of affection for the puzzling and often humorous behaviour of human beings..

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A Chronicle of the Scovil Family

By Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund

Meadowlands is a non-fiction novel set between 1903 and 1934. Decendants of loyalist settlers, the Scovils farmed the rich interval land on the St. John River across from Gagetown, New Brunswick. This historical narrative recounts the story of daily life on their prosperous farm through times of great change. Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund, born in 1930, grew up hearing this history first-hand. She has re-created and brought her family's story to life in this engaging chronicle.

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The Woodcarver
and the Bears

By Gordon Gilhuly

Illustrated by John Cooper

In this beautifully illustrated new book for children, author Gordon Gilhuly creates a New Brunswick folktale of The Old Storyteller, two boys named Peter, a woods full of bears, and the magic that brings them all together.

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When Pigs Fly & Other Poems

By Michelle McLean

Illustrated by Sophie Arseneau

From flying pigs to frumps to fire-breathing dragonflies, When Pigs Fly is a fanciful romp around the neighbourhood where the words are at play and things can get a little punny! This collection is now fully illustrated and in print for the first time.

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The George Frederick Clarke Project–Complete Selection

Recent Publication from the
George Frederick Clarke Project

Chris in Canada

By George Frederick Clarke

Chris in Canada was George Frederick Clarke's first published book. Released as a book for adventure-loving  young readers in 1925, The story follows a fourteen-year-old boy over eight months of his life when he has just immigrated, with his family, to a New Brunswick farm on the edge of a vast wilderness of woods, lakes and streams near Howland Ridge.

Chapel Street Editions is proud to make this book available again in a new edition with added material by editor Mary Bernard.

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Special Publication

The Translations of Valery Larbaud

A Model of Literary Exploration

By Allison Connell

The Translations of Valery Larbaud is a concise yet detailed study of Larbaud’s entire career as a translator. It will be of special interest to scholars of comparative literature and translation studies.

Allison Connell uses close analysis and comparative readings to show how Larbaud achieved the quality of translations for which he was famous.

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What Once Was

By Edward Lemond

This book collects the poems Ed Lemond composed
as a deliberate discipline while caring for his wife, Elaine Amyot, during her final year. What Once Was is a chronicle of care and coping that weaves description and reflection into a testament of devotion

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Walks With A Three-Legged Cat

& Other Observations

By Ken Homer

Ken Homer of Upper Woodstock, broadcast a series of weekly essays which were heard throughout the Maritimes on the CBC’s daily audio potpourri known as Radio Noon.

A selection of these essays have been collected and printed for the first time in this new volume.

With illustrations by Woodstock artist Michael McEwing, especially commissioned for this publication.

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Knowing by Heart

A Tribute To A Kennebecasis Valley
Homestead Farm

By Lee Whitney

 Shortly after Lee Whitney and his family settled on their homestead farm in the Kennebecasis Valley of New Brunswick, he began writing for the Kings County Record under the pen name, Jacob Erdman. His weekly column was titled “A Letter from Home.” His essays continued to be published in the paper for over thirty years, much to the delight of his devoted readers. Knowing By Heart presents a selection of these essays, along with additional observations and reflections by the author.

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