Every season, local publisher Breakwater Books pulls off a weeknight to remember, launching new books alongside musical sets and free food.
Launching: Nicholas Ruddock’s highly anticipated How Loveta Got Her Baby
Nicholas Ruddock’s award-winning fiction has been widely published in Canada and abroad. His story “How Eunice Got Her Baby” appeared in the Journey Anthology 19, and was made into a movie
His novel, The Parabolist (Doubleday, 2010), was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award.
Ruddock is a doctor, who went to med school here.
Launching: Beatrice MacNeil’s Keeper of the Tides
Beatrice MacNeil has a string of bestselling novels behind her – Where White Horses Gallop (just re-released by Breakwater) is a Globe and Mail Best Book, and she’ won the Dartmouth Fiction Award THREE times — for Where White Horses Gallop, The Moonlight Skater, and Butterflies Dance in the Dark.
MacNeil has also written ten plays, four of which have won awards, and two of which have been adapted for Halifax CBC Radio. Her children’s book, There is a Mouse in the House of Miss Crouse, won the 1996 Marianna Dempster Canadian Author’s Award for Nova Scotia. She is the recipient of the 1999 Tic Butler Award for her outstanding contribution to Cape Breton writing and culture, and is the founder of Cape Breton’s Reading Ceilidhs.