Canadian Historical Short Fiction

Readings in this collection consist of short works of Canadian historical fiction. In settings ranging from Newfoundland fishing outports to small towns in Northern Ontario, the authors of these stories explore themes such as coming of age, the changing role of women in society, and the role of religion in small rural communities. More readings will be added to this collection in the future.  You can include readings from this collection in your custom coursepack along with any other readings on the site.

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From: New And Collected Poems

19 trek – tommy – to mary oliver – visitation – florence hardy – aquarius – at l’anse aux meadows – witness – bonfire – charlie brown … 62 $6.20 Add

Too Unspeakable For Words

From: Too Unspeakable For Words

A short story by Rosalind Gill, telling the story of a girl coming of age in a British colonial school in the 1950s 10 $1.00 Add


From: This Ramshackle Tabernacle

This reading consists of a short story set in rural Ontario about a man mourning the death of his friend in a fishing accident. 16 $1.60 Add