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Alistair MacLeod


Alistair MacLeod was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, in 1936 and raised among an extended family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He still spends his summers in Inverness County, writing in a clifftop cabin looking west towards Prince Edward Island. In his early years, to finance his education he worked as a logger, a miner, and a fisherman, and writes vividly and sympathetically about such work.

His early studies were at the Nova Scotia Teachers College, St. Francis Xavier, the University of New Brunswick and Notre Dame, where he took his Ph.D. He has also taught creative writing at the University of...

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Remembrance
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Hardcover | 56 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - War; Fiction - Family Life; Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
978-0-7710-5451-8 (0-7710-5451-3)

October 28, 2014 | $19.95

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Remembrance
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771054518
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Remembrance
Written by Alistair MacLeod

eBook | 35 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - War; Fiction - Family Life
978-0-7710-5578-2 (0-7710-5578-1)

November 5, 2013 | $2.99

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Remembrance
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771055782
Our Price: $2.99


From the internationally celebrated author of No Great Mischief comes a moving short story of three generations of men from a single family whose lives are forever altered by the long shadow of war.
     In the early morning hours of November 11, David MacDonald, a veteran of the Second World War...

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To Every Thing There Is a Season
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Illustrated by Peter Rankin

eBook | 48 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - Literary; Religion - Holidays - Christmas; Travel - Canada
978-1-55199-603-5 (1-55199-603-0)

October 9, 2012 | $8.99

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To Every Thing There Is a Season
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Illustrated by Peter Rankin

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996035
Our Price: $8.99


The story is simple, seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy. As an adult he remembers the way things were back home on the farm on the west coast of Cape Breton. The time was the 1940s, but the hens and the cows and the pigs and the sheep and...


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No Great Mischief
Written by Alistair MacLeod

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-1-55199-547-2 (1-55199-547-6)

January 11, 2012 | $13.99

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No Great Mischief
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995472
Our Price: $13.99


Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where...

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Lives of Short Duration
Written by David Adams Richards
Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Trade Paperback | 448 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9429-3 (0-7710-9429-9)

September 20, 2011 | $19.95

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Lives of Short Duration
Written by David Adams Richards, Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771094293
Our Price: $19.95
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The Terris are engaging people, but they are a family in collapse. Alcoholism, drugs, and loveless sex have reduced them to a petty and wasted bunch. Worse, they typify aspects of the larger community besieged by financial woes and by creeping economic and cultural Americanization.

What David Adams Richards accomplishes is no...

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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates

eBook | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-1-55199-548-9 (1-55199-548-4)

December 17, 2010 | $9.99

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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995489
Our Price: $9.99


The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple – a family is drawn together by shared and separate losses, a child’s reality conflicts with his parents’ memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father.

Yet each piece of writing in this...

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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction
978-1-55199-545-8 (1-55199-545-X)

December 10, 2010 | $9.99

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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995458
Our Price: $9.99


The superbly crafted stories collected in Alistair MacLeod’s As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories depict men and women acting out their “own peculiar mortality” against the haunting landscape of Cape Breton Island. In a voice at once elegiac and life-affirming, MacLeod describes a vital present inhabited by the...

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Island
Written by Alistair MacLeod

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-1-55199-546-5 (1-55199-546-8)

December 3, 2010 | $13.99

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Island
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995465
Our Price: $13.99


Alistair MacLeod has been hailed internationally as a master of the short story. Now MacLeod’s collected stories, including two never before published, are gathered together for the first time in Island. These sixteen superbly crafted stories, most of them firmly based in Cape Breton even if its people stray elsewhere, depict...

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Barometer Rising
Written by Hugh Maclennan
Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Trade Paperback | 336 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Classics
978-0-7710-3489-3 (0-7710-3489-X)

December 4, 2007 | $19.95

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Barometer Rising
Written by Hugh Maclennan, Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771034893
Our Price: $19.95
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Penelope Wain believes that her lover, Neil Macrae, has been killed while serving overseas under her father. That he died apparently in disgrace does not alter her love for him, even though her father is insistent on his guilt. What neither Penelope or her father knows is that Neil is not...

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Island
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Trade Paperback | 448 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-5571-3 (0-7710-5571-4)

April 17, 2001 | $22.99

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Island
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771055713
Our Price: $22.99
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Alistair MacLeod has been hailed internationally as a master of the short story. Now MacLeod’s collected stories, including two never before published, are gathered together for the first time in Island. These sixteen superbly crafted stories, most of them firmly based in Cape Breton even if its people stray elsewhere, depict...

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No Great Mischief
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Trade Paperback | 296 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-0-7710-5570-6 (0-7710-5570-6)

January 25, 2001 | $21.00

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No Great Mischief
Written by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771055706
Our Price: $21.00
   Quantity: 1 


Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where...

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Lives of Short Duration
Written by David Adams Richards
Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Paperback | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9886-4 (0-7710-9886-3)

April 1, 1993 | $7.95

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Lives of Short Duration
Written by David Adams Richards, Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771098864
Our Price: $7.95
   Quantity: 1 


The Terris are engaging people, but they are a family in collapse. Alcoholism, drugs, and loveless sex have reduced them to a petty and wasted bunch. Worse, they typify aspects of the larger community besieged by financial woes and by creeping economic and cultural Americanization.

What David Adams Richards accomplishes is no...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Paperback | 176 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction
978-0-7710-9882-6 (0-7710-9882-0)

June 1, 1992 | $11.95

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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771098826
Our Price: $11.95
   Quantity: 1 


The superbly crafted stories collected in Alistair MacLeod’s As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories depict men and women acting out their “own peculiar mortality” against the haunting landscape of Cape Breton Island. In a voice at once elegiac and life-affirming, MacLeod describes a vital present inhabited by the...

Also available as an eBook.

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Barometer Rising
Written by Hugh Maclennan
Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Paperback | 248 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9991-5 (0-7710-9991-6)

November 1, 1989 | $12.95

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Barometer Rising
Written by Hugh Maclennan, Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771099915
Our Price: $12.95
   Quantity: 1 


Penelope Wain believes that her lover, Neil Macrae, has been killed while serving overseas under her father. That he died apparently in disgrace does not alter her love for him, even though her father is insistent on his guilt. What neither Penelope or her father knows is that Neil is not...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates

Paperback | 168 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9969-4 (0-7710-9969-X)

July 1, 1989 | $12.95

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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771099694
Our Price: $12.95
   Quantity: 1 


The stories of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood are remarkably simple – a family is drawn together by shared and separate losses, a child’s reality conflicts with his parents’ memories, a young man struggles to come to terms with the loss of his father.

Yet each piece of writing in this...

Also available as an eBook.