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Running: The Alex Decoteau Story
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by FICTIVE PRESS. Category: Plays » Canadian
Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero and running warrior. Canada's first aboriginal policeman (in Edmonton, Alberta, 1911), a champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, in 1917, while running a message at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was only 29.
Temptation
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Price: Free! Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Etienne, Sieur de Berignac, and his young cousin and protégé Pierre, have tools, kettles and blankets to trade. It is the guns that are the most sought-after. A little brandy and some diplomacy will take them a long ways, but as Pierre discovers, the language barrier is a killer. A short story of Canada’s colourful and romantic past.
Godfrey: Trouble From Toronto
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Price: Free! Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Spring 1927. Godfrey and Antoinette are officially an item. That doesn't stop the suave and debonair Eddie Ryerson though. Back from Toronto for a visit, Eddie has his eye on the young women of Wainwright – and Antoinette is in his sights. Meanwhile, Antonia is having a real dilemma getting her choice of treasurer elected for the Wainwright Catholic Women's League and Isaac loses a dear friend.
Storyteller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
A haunted busker weaves his way through grief. Short story.
The Shiny House
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Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
After a school field trip to Cannington Manor Historic Park, Tom and Ella embark on their own field trip to discover the history of the Humphrys/Hewlett house. They uncover what appears to be a treasure hunt left by one of the house's former occupants and find themselves having to protect the house and their research from some mischievous classmates.
Sluicebox Series Volume 1 Issue 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sluicebox Series is a collection of interesting facts and entertaining fiction about the Fraser River Gold Rush and the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1800s in British Columbia. Read how Francis Jones Barnard’s express company grew from just a two-horse wagon to a fleet of stagecoaches. Issue one includes BX Holdup,a mystery about a stagecoach robbery during the summer of 1865.
Godfrey: Book Four
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Price: Free! Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
It's 1926 and everything is pretty much the same in small town Wainwright. Except Godfrey's met a girl. And not just any girl - Antoinette - the pretty brunette from Saint Dominique, Quebec. Only trouble is, she's Henri's baby sister.
The Gold Watch
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Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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While prospecting a creek in the Cariboo Mountains near Barkerville in 1866, Pete comes across the corpse of a murdered man clutching a gold watch in his hand. Pete decides to return the watch to Sylvia, the name engraved on the back, but the owner of the watch, even though he is dead, has vengeance in mind, and a job for Pete. This story first appeared in Crimson Online Magazine #13, 2000.
Godfrey: Book Three
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Price: Free! Words: 17,300. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
1925. It's the height of the twenties and Godfrey Leduc's small farm is prospering. Trouble brews though in the form of Joe Campbell, the town drunk, and a blizzard that catches Godfrey by surprise. Ripe with the humdrum of small town life - gossip, church, Sunday dinners, and talk at the barbershop - Godfrey: Book Three is an entertaining read from start to finish.
Mayhem at Rock Creek and more Gold Rush Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,540. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Hardship and conflict follow desperate gold seekers as they travel up the Fraser River into territory previously claimed by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Galvanized by their own greed and determination, they brave swollen rivers and precipitous trails to get to the gold diggings where gold commissioners and justices await, ready to take advantage of the gold fever.
Godfrey: Book Two
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Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
In this second book of the Godfrey series, twenty-one year old Godfrey Leduc must endure the many trials and tribulations of starting life in a new land. Learning English. Getting to know the members of the community. Surviving the harsh winters. A poignant and heartfelt, semi-biographical work, Godfrey: Book Two allows readers to experience early Canadian farm life first hand.
Canada Died?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I was one of the people who used those Canadian slugs as currency for years before I realized one day that they weren't American nickels. They look and feel like American nickels, but then I read the inscription on one of them: "Canada, 1867-2008". I was shocked and deeply saddened.
Godfrey: Book One
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Price: Free! Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
The year is 1920 and Godfrey Leduc has a difficult decision to make. Stay on the family farm in rural Quebec or make the move out West and start his own? Family, love, and a bit of humour set against the backdrop of post-WWI Canada make this semi-biographical work an entertaining read for all ages.
Road to Avonlea - The Ties That Bind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Davenport Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
SARA STANLEY'S EYES SPARKLE WITH DELIGHT AS SHE discovers her Aunt Olivia's secret plans to elope with Jasper Dale.
Road to Avonlea - It's Just a Stage
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Davenport Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
AVONLEA IS STAR-STRUCK WHEN PIGEON PLUMTREE, world-renowned actress and Sara’s cousin, sweeps into town. But the stars are crossed as pig farmer Par Frewen tries to win Pigeon’s heart instead of Theodora Dixon’s, making Sara a confused Cupid. How will the curtain come down on Avonlea’s longest running romance?
the BIG BUMP at Number 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
The most severe bump in North American mining history, where 74 died and 100 survived, is a heart wrenching tale of survival and endurance. Susan’s brother and her friend’s father are miners.Both miners were to work the afternoon shift, in which the Big Bump occurred. Susan’s account of events just after the Bump gives insight into what it was like to live in a small coal mining town.