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Hugh R. MacDonald

Photo: Michael G. MacDonald 2012

Hugh R. MacDonald is a graduate of Cape Breton University and works in the human service field. He has been a member of the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia for many years. After a number of years in Toronto, Hugh now resides in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, with his wife, Joanne. Over the years, Hugh has performed music in a number of venues, and still enjoys being a singer/songwriter in his free time. Trapper Boy  was his first published novel in 2012, which he followed up with the sequel, Us and Them in October 2016. He is currently working on his next project, A Fisherman’s Son, a mainstream novel set in Cape Breton.

In a recent review by Ruth Latta in CM Magazine (CM: Canadian Review of Materials), she wrote: "Trapper Boy is excellent literature....Highly Recommended."

In a recent review by Carmelita Cechetto-Shea in the December 2016 issue of Resource Links (Vol 22, no. 2) she wrote: "Us and Them is an excellent piece of storytelling that should be in the Canadian history curriculum for Grades 7-12 . . . a remarkable book that will have the reader hoping for the next installment."


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Trapper Boy. Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 2012
Us and Them. Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 2016
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