Grandpa Pike’s
Outhouse Reader


Humorous, inspiring, and sometimes thought-provoking stories.

The subject of outhouses must be handled delicately. So we will tiptoe around it, moving from foot to foot, like you would—and you do—when you need to “go” and there is no suitable facility nearby. A novel is too long for one sitting. However, a book like this contains short reads, and you can simply fold down the corner of the page when you are done. Upon your next visit, you might choose a story at random, the length of which you’ll determine by estimating the time required to complete the job. You’ll figure it out, and we hope some of these pieces will take your mind off the more mundane tasks of the day.

Grandpa Pike’s Outhouse Reader is not about outhouses, though. It’s about history, rural living, family, religion, places that are gone, ordinary people who have done extraordinary things . . . and much more! Laugh, cry, or groan . . . these stories are guaranteed to move you!

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ISBN 9781771176170       $19.95 CAD

Grandpa Pike’s
Number Two


He’s baaaack! The bestselling author of Grandpa Pike’s Outhouse Reader is back with a whole slew of new tales, rants, annoyances, and opinions—delivered with his unique brand of humour.

Many readers have asked, “Will Grandpa do his Number Two?” He has. Here it is. You’ll want to read and reread this book. It’s funny, inspirational, and often thought-provoking. Grandpa Pike is a natural-born storyteller who can make the seemingly mundane magical and meaningful. Few writers can reach way down and pull so much up out of their own experiences and make you feel them. Take this book home. Take it to heart.

"Grandpa Pike’s Outhouse Reader is a good read—any time."
Moncton Times & Transcript

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ISBN 9781771177153       $19.95 CAD

A Man of My Word
a memoir


Readers are in for a rare treat with this memoir of Beaton Tulk, the seventh premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. From teacher to businessman to politician, the gentleman from Bonavista Bay has led a colourful and fascinating life. His story begins in pre-Confederation Ladle Cove, where his parents taught him the value of working hard and taking care of family first. From there we follow Beaton to his Memorial University days and the teaching job that waited for him back home.

After spending a number of years shaping the minds of young Newfoundlanders, he became a supervising principal for the Carmanville school system. In 1979, he was elected to the House of Assembly as the member for Fogo, and thus began his lifelong pursuit, through politics, to bring about change for the better for all in the province—in particular for those living in the outports.

A Man of My Word is a bare-all autobiography full of charm, humour, and personal tragedy. It is co-written by Laurie Blackwood Pike, the bestselling author of Grandpa Pike's Outhouse Reader.

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ISBN 9781771176705       $19.95 CAD

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