The George Frederick Clarke Project–Complete Selection

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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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New Releases

Tonight We Sleep with the Window Open

Poems and Drawings from Belleisle Bay

By Melanie Craig-Hansford

Tonight We Sleep with the Window Open will take its place with my beloved, spine-worn volumes of poetry created by writers who have rendered landscapes with emotional precision —poets of place."

–From the Foreword by Beth Powning

In her new book Melanie Craig-Hansford combines verse and visuals in an exploration of place; bringing physical and emotional landscapes together in a powerful reflection of her journey home to heed the call of a creative life.


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Emily Dickinson
Goes Camping

and Other Wildly
Domestic Poems

By Karen Davidson

Karen Davidson’s new book begins with twenty poems exploring her affinity with Emily Dickinson. She gently interrogates “the Myth of Amherst” and lifts up the subtle, wry, and serious humour often hidden in Dickinson’s poems. This sympathetic touch gives Emily Dickinson Goes Camping an aura of unique interest and poetic surprise.

Forty-two additional poems complete the book. In poem after poem, a distillation of language fulfils the promise of the subtitle. “Wildly domestic” is an unusual voice to hold in tension and harmony. But, like Emily Dickinson, Karen Davidson has made it the signature of her art.


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A Harbour for the King

The Loyalist Dream on the Island of Grand Manan

By Wendy Dathan

Two and a half centuries ago a group of Empire Loyalists made their way to Grand Manan off the coast of New Brunswick and built communities sustained by the harvest of abundant fish and lobster.

In A Harbour for the King, Wendy Dathan tells the story of these settlers and the path of their decendants as they created livelihoods and a rich legacy across the generations.


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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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Recent Releases

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.


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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!


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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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