Canada's Maritimes are a very special part of the world. They foster such affection in the people who live there that they refer to the rest of the world as "Away." From Anne of Green Gables to Ashley MacIsaac, from the Annapolis Valley to Peggy's Cove, the Maritimes offer a rich variety of culture and history disproportionate to their small size and population. And Maritimers, wherever they may roam, still think fondly of the Maritimes as home.Filled with fascinating facts and unforgettable anecdotes, Calling the Maritimes Home is a tribute to this unique land and its exceptional, extraordinary, and at times eccentric people. With a perceptive eye and generous wit, Julie V. Watson revels in the region's diversity of customs and traditions, its creative arts and its cuisine, its many languages and lifestyles, in a manner that will delight both Maritimers and outsiders.