This bibliography resource guide will help you find more information at UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on rural Newfoundland that would complement your reading of Michael Crummey’s Galore. The guide draws mainly on the collection in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Koerner Library.


Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us. This is Michael Crummey’s most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

An intricate family saga and love story spanning two centuries, Galore is a portrait of the improbable medieval world that was rural Newfoundland, a place almost too harrowing and extravagant to be real. Remote and isolated, exposed to savage extremes of climate and fate, the people of Paradise Deep persist in a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to distinguish.

Propelled by the disputes and alliances, grievances and trade-offs that bind the Sellers and Devine families through generations, Galore is alive with singular characters, and an uncommon insight into the complexities of human nature.

Facilitator Bio

Francine Cunningham, BFA’11

Francine Cunningham is an Aboriginal writer, artist and educator originally from Calgary, Alberta but who currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Francine is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from UBC.

Francine was a participant in the 2014 Indigenous Writing Studio at the Banff Arts Centre and placed second in the 2014 Our Story: Aboriginal Arts and Stories contest. Francine’s work will appear as part of the 2015 Vancouver Active Fiction Project. You can also find her work in Hamilton Arts and Letters, Echolocation Literary Magazine, The Puritan, Kimiwan’zine, and The Ubyssey.

For more information you can find her at

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Meet and Greet
October 29, Thursday 2015 | 7:00-8:00pm

November 19, Thursday 2015 | 7:00-9:00pm

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
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Books by the Author at UBC Library


Galore by Michael Crummey. (2009). Toronto: Doubleday Canada. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 G34 2009]

River Thieves by Michael Crummey. (2002). Toronto: Anchor Canada. [Available at Okanagan Library – PS8555.R84 R58 2002]

Sweetland by Michael Crummey. (2014). Toronto: Doubleday Canada. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 S94 2014]

The Wreckage by Michael Crummey. (2005). Toronto: Doubleday Canada. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 W74 2005]

Short Stories

Flesh & Blood by Michael Crummey. (1998). Vancouver: Beach Holme Publishing. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 F53 1998]


Arguments With Gravity by Michael Crummey. (1996). Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 A98 1996]

Hard Light by Michael Crummey. (1998). London, Ontario: Brick Books. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 H37 1998]

Emergency Roadside Assistance by Michael Crummey. (2001). Stratford: Trout Lily Press. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 E53 2001]

Salvage by Michael Crummey. (2002). Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 S24 2002]

Under the Keel by Michael Crummey. (2013). Toronto: House of Anansi Press. [Available at Koerner Library – PS8555.R84 U63 2013]

Scholarly Resources at UBC Library

Cadigan, Sean T. (2009). Newfoundland and Labrador: a history. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [Available at Koerner Library – FC2161 .C33 2009]

Pope, Peter. (2008). Post-medieval Breton earthenwares in Newfoundland. Post-medieval archaeology. [Available online]

Research Guides


Canadian Studies


Open Access Learning Resources

Historic Cod Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador–Medieval Histories

The Norse in the North Atlantic–Heritage: Newfoundland and Labrador

Three medieval archaeological discoveries: Newfoundland, Egypt and Cambodia

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