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  • Author: Cormier, Robert

Date: 1988

Language: English

Find in a Library: 17478423

From Delacorte Press: "Paul Moreaux, the thirteen-year-old son of French Canadian immigrants, inherits the ability to become invisible, but this power soon leads to death and destruction."

  • Author: Chopin, Kate

Date: 1899 (2003)

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10404436

Chopin's classic American novel "The Awakening" (1899) and some of her short stories published previously. From the publisher: "'The Awakening' shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide. In a departure…

  • Author: Brennan, William

Date: 2004

Language: English

Find in a Library: 623978169

From PublishAmerica:"The Great Depression has dealt the cotton textile industry repeated blows. Mills are failing and unemployment is rampant. Irish and Franco-American workers in the fictional Southeastern New England town of Millbank,…

  • Author: Blanchette, Michel A.

Date: 2005

Language: English

Find in a Library: 67294624

Self-published memoir about life in Québec, and life after Québec. From iUniverse: "Michel learns that his father is dying. This news precipitates a nostalgic journey into the past-a childhood spent on a dairy farm in French Québec. As a sensitive…

  • Author: Belair, Richard L.

Date: 1991

Language: English

Find in a Library: 21195458

Novel about conflict between Irish and French Canadian communities in the Catholic parish of a New England town where the "Fathers" play a particularly important role. From the text, a review by Robert Courmier: "In a New England city teeming with…

  • Author: Beaupré, Norman

Date: 1999

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 43280504

Un roman quasi-autobiographique, sur la vie d'un jeune dans "un petit Canada" de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.

  • Author: Beaupré, Norman

Date: 2006

Language: Français (English translation available)

Find in a Library: 122931605

A monologue on life and love, written in the French vernacular of Biddeford, Maine. Based on a Southern Maine character from an earlier of Beaupré's novels, "Le Petit Mangeur de Fleurs" (1999). De Llumina Press: "[La Souillonne] se 'debourre…

  • Author: Beaupré, Norman

Date: 2008

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 251338043

From the author's website: "The dramatic monologue, La Souillonne, was such a tremendous success for its author, Norman Beaupré, that it prompted a friend of his to say, 'There must be a follow-up to this.' The author replied that he had not…

  • Author: Archambault, Alberic A.

Date: 1943

Language: English

Find in a Library: 2414523

Early twentieth-centuy novel about a French-Canadian family's immigration to a New England mill town. The author - Archambault - says, "this story is the story of any mill village in New England between 1870 and the present time [1943]. The author…

  • Author: Beaupré, Normand R.

Date: 2009

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 463283976

Une anthologie des contes et histoires franco-américaines, écrits par et pour le franco-américanie. A self-proclaimed fictional companion to the recently published Franco-American reader, "Voyages," "proclamer notre appartenance au monde…

  • Author: Jarvis, Charles E.

Date: 1973

Language: English

Find in a Library: 2737349

Biography of Jack Kerouac published in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

  • Author: Hèmon, Louis

Date: 1921

Language: English (traduction du français)

Find in a Library: 959660

Classic romance novel from 1914 about rural Québec, love of family, and the rejection of America in the name of "la survivance."

  • Author: Hebert, Ernest

Date: 1984

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10915093

Third novel of the "Darby Series," and the only installment currently out of print. From Google Books: "Plans to build a large shopping mall in rural Darby, New Hampshire, provoke new alliances and rivalries among the town's aristocrats, newcomers,…

  • Author: Tremblay, Bill

Date: 1986

Language: English

Find in a Library: 31206498

A book of poems in reflection of the author's hometown, Southbridge, Massachusetts. From Gale Literature: "Tremblay returned to his mill-town roots with the historical poems in 'Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada.' Through his evocation of…

  • Author: Tomasi, Mari

Date: 1949

Language: English

Find in a Library: 414117

1940s novel on immigrant stone-cutters of Green Mountain State granite. Explores in specific the Italian American worker experience. "Like Lesser Gods" was republished in 1988 by the New England Press. Written by former Vermont Writers' Project…

  • Author: Savageau, Cheryl

Date: 1992

Language: English

Find in a Library: 25048200

A book of poetry by an Abenaki/Franco-American writer from New England. From the forward to the text: "'Home Country,' Cheryl Savageau's first book, is a chronicle of returning, returning to a land which never abandoned her, even though as is the…

  • Author: Robichaud, Gerard

Date: 1965

Language: English and français

Find in a Library: 13791938

Robichaud returns to the Groveton Falls, Maine, town of his most famous novel, "Papa Martel," in the story of an orphaned Michel Dumont - a boy concerned with absolution for a benign theft as he overhears of the coming end of the world. "Apple" is…

  • Author: Robbins, Rhea Côté

Date: 1997

Language: English

Find in a Library: 42401388

Memoir of a Franco-American woman who grew up "down the Plains" in Waterville, Maine. Winner of the 1997 Maine Chapbook Award.

  • Author: Plourde, Lynn

Date: 2008

Language: English

Find in a Library: 185095384

Another children's book from this Winthrop, Maine, author. A story about the treasure of reading and the value of community. From the inside cover: "One town's trash becomes the dump man's treasure in this inspiring tale by award-winning author Lynn…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 2005

Language: English

Find in a Library: 55131479

A memoir from prose writer David Plante. An exploration of identity with respect to language, the power of Catholic traditions, and the pull of sex, moving with the author from his Providence, Rhode Island, hometown through Europe and back again.…

  • Author: Parsons, Vivian (LaJeunesse)

Date: 1941

Language: en

Find in a Library: 4207548

Open Library: OL6420912M

Novel set in an American ore-mining town at the end of the 19th century. Begins with Père La Tendresse sending his son, Joseph, from their farm near Trois-Rivières, Québec to work for a time in the United States, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula,…

  • Author: Olivier, Julien
  • Author: Parent, Michael

Date: 1996

Language: English

Find in a Library: 34776071

French folklore in North America with an explanation of popular images and themes, as well as a glossary of vernacular terms in translation. From August House Publishers: "In 'Of Kings and Fools' Julien Olivier and Michael Parent recount the stories…

  • Author: Paradis King, Annette

Date: 2002

Language: English

Find in a Library: None (can be viewed at the Franco-American Centre, University of Maine, Orono, Maine)

Biography of a father from his daughter's point of view, set in the context of Old Town, Maine, in the first half of the 20th century. From the author: "'Growing Up On Academy Hill' honors [King's] father who encouraged all six of his children to…

  • Author: Paradis King, Annette

Date: 2010

Language: English

Find in a Library: None (can be read at the Franco-American Centre, University of Maine, Orono, Maine)

A book of short, autobiographical stories from a native of Old Town, Maine, and a resident of Gouldsboro. The subjects of her stories take a lot of their value from the author's longtime and current home, "Spruce Knoll." Paradis King is also the…

  • Author: Dubé, Normand
  • Author: Olivier, Julien

Date: 1980

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 8501870

De l'introduction: "On trouvera dans ce livre huit pièces qui, malgré leurs différences, ont tout de même une source commune, la vie et la culture franco-américaines. Ces pièces ont été groupées ici d'après quatre thèmes: contes…

  • Author: Olivier, Julien

Date: 1979

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 8528478

Une introduction aux études de folklore, centrée à celles caracteristiques typique de l'histoire franco-américain de la Nouvelle-Angleterre. Contient des histoires orales, musique locale, anciens remèdes naturels, et la poèsie.

  • Author: Metalious, Grace

Date: 1960

Language: English

Find in a Library: 951874

A novel from the author of "Peyton Place" and "No Adam in Eden." From the back of the text: "Beneath the seemingly calm surface of this smug New England community, [Metalious's characters'] turbulent passions and fears begin to boil, exploding the…

  • Author: Metalious, Grace

Date: 1956

Language: English

Find in a Library: 289487

From Messner Books: "The story of a repressive New England town known for its high standards of public morality, and the steamy sexual activities that take place behind its bedroom doors. While the town's rigid mores lead to hypocrisy and repression,…

  • Author: Metalious, Grace

Date: 1963

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1289572

Novel about the French-Canadian Bergeron family, its transition and adaption into American society through work and community in upstate New York. Written by the author of the story, "Peyton Place," that became the basis for a long-running television…

  • Author: Pelletier, Cathie

Date: 1989

Language: English

Find in a Library: 19517465

From Publishers Weekly: "Boisterous, tacky and opportunistic residents of Mattagash, Maine, prepare for the unlikely wedding of Amy Jo Lawler - descendant of their small town's Protestant founder - to a Catholic with unacceptable French Canadian…