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Based upon childhood memory and his naturalist's journals, A Place between the Tides is the story of Harry Thurston's return to the beloved environment of his boyhood when he moves to the Old Marsh on the banks of the Tidnish River in Nova Scotia. The book…

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In Keeping Watch at the End of the World , Harry Thurston explores the ways in which poetry stands sentinel at the edge-places where known and unknown meet. Whether that frontier lies between land and sea, present and past, health and illness, or youth and aging,…

A Ship Portrait

by Harry Thurston

|September 20, 2005

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A Ship Portrait is a tribute to the life and art of John O'Brien, nineteenth-century painter of ships, written as what Harry Thurston calls "a novella in verse." Built upon two voices, O'Brien's and the poet's, the poem traces the painter's life in Halifax…

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Broken Vessel is a lyrical & deceptively stark meditation on the Sahara desert. The desert Harry Thurston encounters is a place where fossils, footprints and myths are sometimes one and the same, and where seeing and imagining are flexible acts, equal parts…

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Winner of the Lane Anderson Award for Best Science Writing, the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Award for Non-Fiction, and the Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction. An authoritative and fascinating exploration of the natural history of the east coast of North America.…

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A rich & textured story of fishermen, farmers, housewives, island dwellers, lighthouse keepers, miners and more who live in our Atlantic region.

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The Deer Yard

by Allan Cooper

|March 1, 2013

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In the winter of 2009, Harry Thurston travelled to Campbell River on Vancouver Island to serve a term as writer-in- residence in the former home of the renowned fisherman and environmentalist Roderick Haig-Brown. While there, he and his longtime friend Allan…