Memory-Keeper of the Forest

Seanchaidh na Coille / The Memory-Keeper of the Forest

Anthology of Scottish-Gaelic Literature of Canada

With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander

Available in many bookstores and on-line. Also available for your e-reader from Kobo, Kindle store and Apple iTunes. International customers can find the book on Amazon (ANZO:

From Cape Breton to Vancouver, Gaelic-speaking communities could be found all over Canada from the late-18th to the mid-20th century. This is the first anthology of prose and poetry – mostly literary, some historical in tone – to give voice to the experience of Gaelic Canadians. A unique resource, it covers a wide range of territory and time, allowing Gaels to express their own opinions about a broad set of themes: migration, politics, religion, family life, identity, social organizations and more.

Michael Newton has expertly contextualized a large amount of material, showing the rich variety and national extent of the Gaelic experience in Canada, opening it up to an English-speaking readership.

Read a brief excerpt from the book, including the table of contents, acknowledgements and a foreword by Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander: