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Chantal Richard reviews Antonine Maillet’s La Sagouine

Antonine Maillet. La Sagouine. Trans. Wayne Grady (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2015) By Chantal Richard Literary translation is a risky endeavour. Translating an iconic work written in a dialect so specific that it requires a lexicon in its original language … Continue reading

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Linda Kealey reviews Joanne Findon’s Seeking Our Eden: The Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig

Joanne Findon. Seeking Our Eden: The Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015). By Linda Kealey Seeking Our Eden provides an engrossing account of a 19th-century woman born and raised in rural New … Continue reading

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Thomas Peace reviews Brian Cuthbertson’s Stubborn Resistance: New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands

Brian Cuthbertson. Stubborn Resistance: New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2015). By Thomas Peace Brian Cuthbertson’s Stubborn Resistance presents a nuanced and detailed window into the legal and bureaucratic processes through which Maliseet … Continue reading

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Koral LaVorgna reviews Dan Soucoup’s A Short History of Fredericton

Dan Soucoup. A Short History of Fredericton (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2015). by Koral LaVorgna Fredericton became a city in order to satisfy a particular tenet of English ecclesiastical law that required city status for the appointment of a bishop. In … Continue reading

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Alan MacEachern review’s Nicholas Guitard, The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick

Nicholas Guitard, The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2015). by Alan MacEachern “Everything which concerns New Brunswick interests me,” wrote W.F. Ganong in a paper for the Royal Society of Canada in 1895.[1] Although … Continue reading

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Martha Walls reviews The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney, Vols. 1 and 2

C. Ted Behne, ed., The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney, 1887-1890 (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2010) and The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney: Vol 2, 1891-1896 (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2014). by Martha Walls C. Ted Behne’s edited volumes, The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christopher Schultz on Michael Winter, Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead

Michael Winter, Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead (Toronto: Doubleday, 2014). by Christopher Schultz. It took until the penultimate page of Michael Winter’s Into the Blizzard to finally make sense of the previous three-hundred and some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keith Grant on David G. Bell, Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick

David G. Bell, Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick: A Defining Conflict for Canada’s Political Culture (Halifax: Formac, 2013). by Keith Grant In March 1786, the New Brunswick House of Assembly passed the Act against Tumults and Disorders, upon pretence of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mark J. McLaughlin on Ronald Rees, New Brunswick: An Illustrated History

While Acadiensis remains committed to publishing review essays in the pages of the journal, occasionally we receive books that do not easily lend themselves to our review essay format. When this occurs we will publish single book reviews here on … Continue reading

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