Title: River Views, A History of the 1000 Islands in 3D
Author: Tom French
River Views, A History of the 1000 Islands in 3D by Tom French Silver Medal Winner in the 2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards for Best Regional Non-fiction in the Northeast.
A collection of over 100 historic 3-D stereoviews of the 1000 Islands taken during the Victorian era of the 1870s and 1880s by Brockville photographer, A.C. McIntyre. Includes a collapsable stereo viewer so that readers can experience the images in 3-D. In addition to explaining the scenes in each view, the narration includes the early history of this resort destination.
|Subject/Category: Canadian & Irish history, romance
Title: Long Way Home
Author: Mary Mueller
Description: 255 pages plus cover, black and white, size 5" x 8", perfect bound, soft cover
Long Way Home is the sequel to the author's first book, The Stone House. In this book we read of Catherine Manning, a young woman growing up in Brockville who is determined to be a career woman, long before that was quite acceptable to polite society. She attends the Athens Normal School, but instead of having a class of her own, she accompanies her grandfather to Ireland, the land of his birth. There she meets two young gentlemen, both of whom are very interested in her romantically, but for different reasons. One of them follows her home to Canada, ready for marriage and for setting up a home. Catherine still wishes to pursue her career and this takes her into the wilds of northern Ontario to an Indian Residential School where she is appalled at the conditions and returns home to Perth. Although a work of fiction, the many historical references imbue it with a realistic flavour.
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Title: Brockville Voices II
Writer/Managing Editor: Hannah Cody
Description: 134 pages plus cover, black and white, size: 9 3/4 x 8-1/4,Perfect bound, soft cover
Tales from the Twentieth Century tell the story of the City of the 1000 Islands as seen through the eyes of fifteen residents. Each has a unique perspective on Brockville in the past century. Together, these fifteen voices speak of a community that, over the past century, has grown substantially in territory and population, and matured culturally, all the while preserving much of its remarkable past and retaining its undeniable small town charm.
Title: Camelot of Sights Gone Dim
Author: Leigh Bursey
Description: 73 pages plus cover, black and white, size 6-1/4 x 9 saddle stitched
Camelot of Sights Gone Dim is a73 page novella-style book of songs and poetry, by local songwriter Leigh Bursey. Leigh is the voice of area art-rock group, Project Mantra, and has been playing shows with his band for over 5 years now. This book is a compilation of the many thoughts and words that helped shape his adolescence, delivering a variety of moods, concepts, andideals. The book is modestly priced, and available locally through Coles Bookstore and The Roaring Frog in Brockville. You can also email Leigh for further information through firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check out his music at www.myspace.com/themantra1.
|Subject/Category: History, Food
Title: Family Wheels - A collection of short stories, essays, poems and featured recipes.
Author: Mary Muller, Micki Harper and Mary Anne Bowman
Description: 154 pages plus cover, Black and white, size 5 x 8, Wiro bound
Family Wheels is a collection of family-related short stories, poems and super easy recipes. The stories are about CONNECTION, as Liam discovers his Grandpa was once a party animal in the1950's , UNDERSTANDING, as Casey uncovers her mother's secret and about ACCEPTANCE, as Samantha faces her problem with strength and tenacity. Samantha's story is about breast cancer and supplements the authors dedication to the Canadian Cancer Society. The two poems will make you feel nostalgic and all the recipes coordinate with the stories and are listed together in the Table of Contents. All in all, it's yum, yum with a good and short read.
Title: Letters from Paris, 1954/55 -- A Halifax Lass Tackles the Sorbonne...
Author: Nancy Wickwire Fraser
Description: 176 pages plus cover, Black and white, size 6-3/4 x 9, perfect bound soft cover
"Loved it! I couldn't put it down!" say readers about Letters from Paris, 1954/55. Illustrated with original sketches and photos of Paris and the countryside, the letters, saved by the author's mother for half-a-century, will keep you smiling. Join 20-year-old Nancy as she negotiates the labyrinth of French bureaucracy, predatory Parisian males andchancy cafe cuisine. Despite all the distractions, the Sorbonne student, by year's end, was fluent in French and permanently in love with France.
Leaving no stone unturned, this book is a record of all the stone houses standing in the Township. The book includes a picture of each of the houses along with the history and the various transactions which were recorded. Also included are the "Other Stones" found in the Township, along with some of the houses that have since disappeared.The Stones of Edwardsburgh tells of the historic stone houses and other stone structures in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township, Grenville County. Much information is given on the houses, when available, including the builder, date of construction, special features, ownership of the property, and historical anecdotes about the families who lived there. The book is well laid out, and one can follow the roads throughout the township to observe these historic buildings. Map included.
Title: The Story of Brockville - Men and Women Making a Canadian Community on The United States Frontier. 1749-2007
Author: Dr. Glenn J Lockwood
Description: 665 pages plus cover, Colour and black and white, size: 8-3/4 x 11-1/4, Hard cover
This long awaited Brockville history book has beenskilfully written by Dr. Glenn Lockwood. Glenn is a professional historian known for his in-depth research, his ability to capture the essence of a place and its people, and for his talent at writing a superb local history. Social, political, industrial, and military subjects make this a well researched and informative history book filled with maps, photos and drawings.
Subject/Category: Tourism, photography
"Water, Wind and Sky is the book I wanted to do for the Thousand Islanders with the focus entirely on the raw beauty of the place and not simply the tourism icons. Lyne Henderson, Jay Thompson and their team delivered incredible photo quality. Faithfully replicating the millions of colours a camera delivers with the four colours of a printing press is very challenging, but the quality of the result speaks volumes for their talents". Ian Coristine
Subject/Category: Instructional boating techniques
Title: Boat Docking (Close Quarters Maneuvering for Small Craft)
Author: Charles T. Low
Printed: First printing 1997, 4th printing 2002
Description: 78 pages plus cover, colour and black and white, 7 x 9, Soft cover perfect bound
In 78 pages and with scores of clear illustrations, Boat Docking describes and explains factors involved in docking a boat which many of us didn't even know were factors!Close quarters maneuvering is probably the single most limiting factor in the enjoyment we get from our boats - check out Boat Docking and break through a barrier or two! Well over 15,000 copies sold since 1997 - written and printed right here in Brockville.
Title: Before The Feeling Comes (Encouragement to be obedient before you feel like it)
Author: Patricia Watson
With a touch of humour, this candid narrative is about the crucial matter of obedience in the Kingdom of God. It will encourage the reader to look at their life through the Scriptures and challenge them to step out in faith and obedience before they feel like it.