Cape Breton Regional Library

One Hour, Two Books with A.J.B. (John) Johnston

Join award-winning author and historian, A.J.B. Johnston for the launch of his latest books      ‘Something True’ and ‘The Hat’.

‘Something True’ is a coming-of-age novel, inspired by the true-life story of Katharine McLennan (1892-1975), a prominent figure in Cape Breton history. As the daughter of J.S. McLennan, one of the early managers of Cape Breton’s coal and steel industries, Katharine’s lifestyle allowed for travel, study and private tutors that helped her develop a range of passions and interests.

The Hat‘ is a young adult novel giving a fresh, 21st-century take on the Acadian Deportation.

Everyone welcome. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

A.J.B. (John) Johnston is well known as a historian with Parks Canada for more than thirty years and as an author or co-author of thirteen books and over 100 articles on different aspects of Atlantic Canadian history. The Canadian Historical Association awarded a Clio prize to his Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade. John was made a chevalier of France’s Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the history of the French in Atlantic Canada.

Find out more on Katharine McLennan at


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