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FRANCO-AMERICAN BOOK CLUB - RECOMMENDED READING LIST
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TitleAuthorGenreCategoriesYearPublisherLinkLangueTranslationOther Notes
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Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains
Arsenault, KerriNon-Fiction
Memoir, History, Maine
2020
St. Martin's Press, NY
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250155931
EN
FA Bookclub Pick Jan 2021
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VariousBeaupré, NormanVarious
https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/1232898.Norman_Beaupre
EN/FR
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The French-Canadian Heritage in New England
Brault, GérardNon-FictionHistory1986
McGill Queen's University Press
https://www.mqup.ca/french-canadian-heritage-in-new-england--the-products-9780773505360.php
EN
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The Franco-Americans of New England: A History
Chartier, ArmandNon-FictionHistory1999
Collège De L'Assomption, Institut français,
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3651627-the-franco-americans-of-new-england?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=9uiDebcJEM&rank=1
EN
French original; Translated by Claire Quintal & Robert J. Lemieux
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Wednesday's Child
Coté Robbins, Rhea
Non-FictionMemoir, Maine
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Heliotrope: French Heritage Women Create
Coté Robbins, Rhea (Editor)
AnthologyAnthology2016
Self-Published
http://www.womencrossingborders.com/HeliotropeFrenchHeritageWomenCreate.html
EN/FR
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The Unredeemed Captive
Demos, JohnNon-Fiction
Colonial Captive Narrative, French/Indian War
1995
Random House
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/39448/the-unredeemed-captive-by-john-demos/
EN
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Champlain's Dream
Fischer, David Hackett
Non-Fiction
History, Colonialism
2009
Simon & Schuster/Vintage Canada
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Champlains-Dream/David-Hackett-Fischer/9781416593331
EN
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Distant RelationsFreeman, VictoriaNon-Fiction
History, New England, Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples
2000
McClelland Stewart, Canada
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/56196/distant-relations-by-victoria-freeman/
EN
Focuses mostly on English colonialism, but important info for New Englanders generally
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Great Library SeriesGraves, LaurieFictionYA, Fantasy
2016-2020
Hinterlands Press
https://hinterlandspress.com/
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Maya and the Book of Everything; Library Lost; Out of Time
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The Memory Eaters
Kadetsky, Elizabeth
Non-FictionMemoir2020
University of Massachusetts Press
https://www.umasspress.com/9781625345028/the-memory-eaters/
EN
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Visions of GerardKerouac, JackFiction
Novel, Memoir, Lowell
1958
Penguin Random House
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/322686/visions-of-gerard-by-jack-kerouac/
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Voyages: A Maine Franco-American Reader
Madore, Nelson and Rodrigue, Barry, Eds.
AnthologyAnthology2007
Tilbury House Publishers
https://www.mainehistorystore.com/vomafrre.html
EN/FR
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Pélagie-la-CharretteMaillet, AntonineFictionNovel, Acadian1979
Bibliotèque Québécoise
http://www.livres-bq.com/catalogue/163-pelagie-la-charrette.html
FR
Pelagie: The Return to Acadie, Trans by Philip Stratford; Goose Lane Editions, 1982
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The New England Mind: From Colony to Province
Miller, PerryNon-Fiction
History, New England, Puritanism
1983
Harvard University Press
https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674613010
EN
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Firsting and LastingO'Brien, Jean M.Non-Fiction
History, New England, Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples
2010
University of Minneota Press
https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/firsting-and-lasting
EN
Focuses on English colonialism, but important info for New Englanders generally
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Franco-American Life and Culture in Manchester, NH
Perrault, RobertNon-Fiction
History, New Hampshire
2010
Arcadia Publishing
https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781596298972
EN
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Finding Your Inner Moose (2nd Edition)
Poulin, Susan (Ida LeClair)
FictionHumor
2020 (Second Edition)
Islandport Press, Maine
https://www.islandportpress.com/product-page/copy-of-all-is-calm
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Steeples and Smokestacks: A Collection of Essays on the Franco-American Experience in New England
Quintal, Claire, Ed.Non-FictionEssays1996
Collège De L'Assomption, Institut français,
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/5613863-steeples-and-smokestacks
EN
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Loyal but French: The Negotiation of Identity by French-Canadian Descendants in the United States
Richard, Mark Paul
Non-Fiction
History, Maine, Lewiston
2008
Michigan State University Press
https://msupress.org/9780870138379/loyal-but-french/
EN
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Not a Catholic Nation: The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s
Richard, Mark Paul
Non-Fiction
History, New England, Race
2015
University of Massachusetts Press
https://www.umasspress.com/9781625341891/not-a-catholic-nation/
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Fellow Odd FellowRiel, StevenPoetryLGBTQ2013
Triohouse Press
https://triohousepress.org/fellowoddfellow.html
EN
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Résonance On-line Literary Journal
Riel, Steven, EditorVariousJournalannual
Hosted by the University of Maine
https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/resonance/
EN/FR/OT
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Papa MartelRobichaud, GérardFictionNovel
2003 (1961)
University of Maine Press
https://secure.touchnet.com/C22921_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=381&SINGLESTORE=true
EN
2003 reprint; originally 1961 Doubleday
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The Apple of His EyeRobichaud, GérardFictionNovel1965Doubleday
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/a/gerard-robichaud/the-apple-of-his-eye/
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The Franco-Americans of New England: Dreams and Realities
Roby, YvesNon-FictionHistory2005
McGill Queen's University Press
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/366717.The_Franco_Americans_of_New_England?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=OtCDPF2Hm3&rank=1
EN
French original; Translated by Mary Brennan-Ricard
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Street of Riches/The Road Past Altamonte
Roy, GabrielleFiction
Semi-autobiographical vignettes, Franco-Manitoban
1955/1966
Penguin Canada
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/authors/26362/gabrielle-roy
EN
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My Mémère's NotebookSylain, RobertMusic
Acadian, CD/Songbook/Download
2020
Self-Produced
http://robertsylvain.com/index.php/shop/
EN/FR
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A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans, Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife
Vermette, DavidNon-Fiction
History, New England, Immigration, Labour
2018
Baraka Books, Montreal
https://www.barakabooks.com/catalogue/a-distinct-alien-race/
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Cathedral of the NorthVoisine, ConniePoetry
New England, Maine
2001
University of Pittsburgh Press
https://upittpress.org/books/9780822957379/
EN
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Kings Daughter and Founding Mothers and Before the King's Daughters: The Filles a Marier, 1634-1662
Gagne, PeterNon-Fiction
History, Colonial Quebec
2001
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BarkskinsProulx, AnnieFictionNovel2016ScribnerEN
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Working Class Americanism: The Politics of Labo in a Textile City, 1914-1960
Gerstle, GaryNon-FictionHistory, Labor2002
Princeton University Press
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Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-ESprit Radisson
Bourrie, MarkNon-Fiction
History, Biography
2019BiblioasisEN
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Promised to the Crown (Daughter of New France #1)
Runyan, Aimie K.FictionNovel, historical2016KensingtonEN
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