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1 McGRATH, Robin Covenant of Salt. pbk.
Killick Press, St. John's, 2005, ISBN:189429484X 
McGRATH, Robin. Covenant of Salt. St. John's: Killick Press, (2005). Pp. 75. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with french flaps. A book of poetry from a multiple award winning Newfoundland author. Vg. 9.00

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2 McGRATH, Robin Donovan's Station
Killick Press, St. John's, NF, 2002, ISBN:1894294424 
McGRATH, Robin. Donovan's Station. St. John's, NF: Killick Press, 2002. Pp.193. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with french flaps. A novel by the Newfoundland author. Vg. 10.00

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3 McGRATH, Robin Escaped Domestics
Killick, 1998, 
McGRATH, Robin. Escaped Domestics. St.John's : Killick Press, 1998. Pp [i]-viii,(2),1-[60],(2). 8vo, card covers. A book of poetry by this resident of Beach Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Vg-fine. 7.50

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4 McGRATH, Robin Gone to the Ice
Jesperson Publishing, 2002, ISBN:1894377028 
McGRATH, Robin. Gone to the Ice. (St. John's, NL: Jesperson Publishing, 2002). Pp. 119. 8vo, blue ill. card covers. A novel by the Newfoundland author. Vg. 10.00

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5 ATWOOD, Margaret Undertow, 1) WELDON, Megan (edited by) McGRATH, Robin Half-Hanged Mary. signed by editor.
Undertow Publications, Halifax, 1996, 
ATWOOD, Margaret. "Half-Hanged Mary" . A poem in Undertow, no. 1, Fall 1996(edited by Alix Smyth and Megan Walden), pp. 22-29. Halifax, NS: Undertow Publications, 1996. Pp. 58. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red card covers. Also includes works Fiona Colligan, Carolyn Hoople Creed, Elizabeth Venart,Chris Wills, Chad Norman, Dave McKenzie, Sherri Marks, Barry Hammond, Chri stine Lowther, Robin McGrath, maryanne fisher, Steve Vernon, Deborah McLean, Hadley Dyer, Tom Schmidt, Mandra, Chris Lambie, Maeve Omstead, Fiona Smyth, David Bateman, Michael Ruhland, and I. B. Iskov. Vg. Signed and inscribed by Megan Walden (editor) on the title page. 10.00

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6 de la CHAUME, Henri. McGRATH, James McGRATH, Robin Hammered by the Waves : A Young Frenchman's Sojourn in Newfoundland in 1882-83.
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 2010, ISBN:9781897174548 
DE LA CHAUME, Henri. Hammered by the Waves : A Young Frenchman's Sojourn inNewfoundland in 1882-83. Translated by Dr. James McGrath. Edited with an I ntroduction by Robin McGrath. (St. John's) : Creative Publishers, (2010). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),[1]-186. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, illustrated brown card covers. "Published first in 1884, Henri de la Chaume’s charming account of his sojourn in Newfoundland appears here for the first time in English. A mere twenty years of age when he came to the colony, de la Chaume gives a unique and unusual perspective on the politics, geography and social life of the bustling port of St. John's. The translation is "a fresh and vibrant piece of writing in its own right," and the introduction brings newinsight into the life of the young trade attache." - from the back cover. Corner crease, else very good. 12.00

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7 McGRATH, Robin. Hoist Your Sails and Run. 1st pr.
Tuckamore Books, St. John's, NL, 1999, ISBN:1894204114 
McGRATH, Robin. Hoist Your Sails and Run. St. John's, NL : Tuckamore Books,1999. First Printing. Pp (6),1-194,(2). 8vo, blue illustrated card covers. A novel for young adults set in the Newfoundland community of Portugal Co ve. "With the encouragement of his friend Emma Trimm, Aquin White begins a high school project on the mysterious giant squid. Aquin knows his ancestor, Tommy Picco, encountered a giant squid in the waters off Portugal Cove, Newfoundland in 1873, but now he also comes to understand the importance of this legendary creature in the life of his ailing grandfather, Mogue White." - from the author biography page at the end of the book. Very good. 10.00

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8 NANOGAK, Agnes McGRATH, Robin Gedalof More Tales from the Igloo. First Edition in dustjacklet
Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1986, ISBN:0888303017 
NANOGAK, Agnes. More Tales from the Igloo. As Told by Agnes Nanogak. Introduction by RobinGedalof McGrath. Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, (1986). FirstEdition. Pp (4),v-xii,(2),3-116. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo, blue cloth, gilt letttering to spine. "Agnes Nanogak is one of the foremost representatives of the rich and varied storytelling tradition of the Inuit. Her gifted ill ustrations and tales from across tne western arctic are combined to create this collection. Like the preceding bestselling volume, Tales from the Igloo, this collection includes stories to suit every taste and age. There are fables about animals that quarrel and trick each other in the best tradition of Aesop. There are adventures, with young hunters going out on missions of rescue and exploration. There are tales about neighbours and strangers, In encounters that range from working and living together from day to day, to fantastic competitions and celebrations, to mortal injuries and revenge.All of the stories, whether humorous, dramatic, or instructive, along with the bewitching illustrations, tell us much about the Inuit view of the wor ld, their experience of life, and their fascinating cultural traditions. Anintroduction by the well-known Inuit literature specialist Robin Gedallof McGrath brings the stories into focus with details on Agnes Nanogak's life and a look at the common themes and traditions of the tales." (from the dj). Very good in price-ciped dustjacket. 15.00

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9 McGRATH, Robin, compiled and edited by. Nursery Rhymes of Newfoundland & Labrador. First Edition in dustjacket.
Boulder Publications, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 2004, ISBN:0973027177 
McGRATH, Robin. Nursery Rhymes of Newfoundland & Labrador. Compiled and edited by Robin McGrath. (Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, NF): Boulder Publications, (2004). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xi,(1),13-102,(2). Small 8vo, red cloth with gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "This collection of traditional rhymes, charms, riddles and ditties brings together almost three hundred verses known throughout Newfoundland and Labrador by generations of children and adults. Most of the verses contain a place name, personal name, or linguistic structure that identifies them as being of Newfoundland or Labrador origin. The remaining verses have retained the rhythms and wording they had upon their arrival centuries ago from England, Ireland, France and Scotland. A few original verses from the north of the province have beena dded to round out the selection." - from thedustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 30.00

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10 McGRATH, Robin Winterhouse : A Novel. First Edition
Killick Press, St.John's, 2009, ISBN:9781897174517 2009 1897174519 / 9781897174517 
McGRATH, Robin. The Winterhouse : A Novel. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador : Killick Press, 2009. First Edition. Pp (6),1-219,(7). 8vo, photo-illustrated black card covers with French flaps.

"'My father has married me to a mad old man.' These words, written on a slip of paper inside a disintegrating brocade collar, are a clue to the unlikely marriage of a Jewish remittance man and a 14-year-old orphan in a remote Newfoundland fishing station. More curious still are the connections that entangle a retired schoolteacher and an Israeli scholar almost two centuries later. When the bereaved Rosehannah Quint and her mysterious 'mister' retreat into winter quarters at the back of Ireland's Eye, the two begin to develop an understanding based on curiosity as well as upon need - an understanding that works its way down the years. The Winterhouse is a compelling novel about finding oneself and creating one's community." - from front flap.

"Robin McGrath was born in Newfoundland in 1949, one of “the castor oil babies” of the anti-confederate movement. She obtained a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario and was an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, specializing in Inuit literature. McGrath is the author of over a dozen books, including Trouble and Desire (1995), Escaped Domestics (1998), Hoist Your Sails and Run (1999), Covenant of Salt (2005) and Livyers World (2007). She is the recipient of the Geldert Medal, the Henry Fuerstenberg Poetry Prize and the inaugural Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award. Her novel, Donovan’s Station (2002), was on the Canada/Caribbean shortlist for the Commonwealth Award. McGrath now lives in Goose Bay, Labrador, where her husband is a Provincial Court judge." - from the back flap.

Very good. 12.00

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