Publication date: Sunday, September 24

Diane Creber's new travel tale
A larger-than-life memoir by Maureen Farr-Eagan
Poems for the Sisters by Meg Freer and Chantel Lavoie

From the Frontenacs: new work by Anne Archer




In this insightful, moving, and often very funny collection, Laurie Lewis reflects on all that a long and at times difficult life has offered her, with an honesty that will knock you flat. From the mundane to the sublime, she allows nothing to escape notice … a further reveal – this time in poetic form – of her intelligence, her cheeky wit, and her incomparable vision.
–    Carolyn Smart, author of Hooked and Careen

$17 paper
Available at Novel Idea Books, 156 Princess Street | Kingston
613-546-9799 |  |


ASK AROUND: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Impresario Murray Farr

by Maureen Farr-Eagan

MURRAY FARR, the subject of this intimate biography by his sister, Maureen, was born in Regina in 1942 and died in LaHave, Nova Scotia, in 1992. He was a tour director, consultant, presenter, impresario, director of Halifax’s Dalhousie Arts Centre, managing director for the Chimera Foundation for Dance in New York, consultant for the Dance Section of the Canada Council, promoter and advisor for various dance and theatre companies ... This is a short list. There’s much more. He was a social activist and a member of several human-rights groups in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a leader. He was fun. Funny. Smart. Compassionate. He was formidable. He laughed with such volume and intensity you could feel the universe jiggling ...
–    Miriam Adams, co-founder, Dance Collection Danse


$25 paper
Available at Novel Idea Books, 156 Princess Street | Kingston
613-546-9799 |  |



  Meg Freer and Chantel Lavoie:
An evocative
  illustrated collection of poems dedicated to the Sisters
  of Providence.

  $10 paper    ISBN 978-1-9991829-9-1

  Available at Novel Idea Books, 156 Princess, Kingston

Lost Boy from a Line of Heroes: a powerful memoir by writer and artist Gordon Miller on the long journey back from a childhood tragedy that altered his life forever. Contact at 

A Distant Disturbance, an ebook mystery stretched between Canada and New Zealand, by fiction writer Maureen Garvie. Kindle edition available at 

From sculptor John Boxtel, For All He Gave Me: how one man brought his family of 13 alive and well through World War II in the Netherlands. Available at Novel Idea, Kingston.

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 Dr. Michael Hefferon's latest venture
into the world of medical myth

        Unintentional lessons in parenting                          Four friends and a daring sea rescue

Michael Hefferon / Of Plagues and Vampires 

Malcolm Gibson / Myopia: Growing Up White in Apartheid South Africa / sold out
Grier Owen/ The Horse Who Winked / sold out
John Boxtel / Beware of Black Spiders and Widows
Robert Garvie / Dances with Roofs


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Woodpecker Lane Press is a small publishing house on the St. Lawrence River, publishing both fiction and non-fiction titles by area writers or on topics of local interest. First established by Don McCallum, painter and musician, it continues under the direction of Maureen Garvie.