The below books are available for purchase online and in select retail locations in Nova Scotia.

My Seventh Book

In November of 2019, Len MacDonald travelled to Kangiqsujuaq in Nunavik, Northern Quebec to teach. This Inuit community, also called Wakeham Bay, is home to 900 people.

Len’s move to the North occurred after two significant events opened a new chapter in his life. The return to the classroom after a forty-year hiatus proved to be extremely difficult. Adjusting to a completely different culture and way of life was not easy, however, the rewards were immense. Len learned about resilience, strength, persistence and hope. He fished, went hunting and shared country food with his hosts.

Set against the backdrop of a global pandemic, this is one person’s story about the North, its amazing people, and the power of the human spirit. Most of all, this was a journey of personal healing and discovery.

Important Note: My latest book will begin shipping on December 23rd, 2022. I apologize for not being able to ship in time for Christmas. Thank you for your understanding.

Northern Lights: Hope and Healing in Kangiqsujuaq

My Sixth Book

Having recently returned from walking the Camino in Spain, Len MacDonald did not put away his walking boots: there were more mountains to climb. After a summer of long walks in his native province, he decided to walk the historic Cabot Trail in Cape Breton: three hundred kilometres of rugged mountains and verdant valleys along the coastline of Nova Scotia.

Also available autographed – email me for more information!

The Long and Winding Road: Walking the Cabot Trail Paperback

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$14.99 Cdn – Paperback


My Fifth Book

When Len MacDonald is told to take a hike, he takes it seriously! After a family member completed the Camino in Spain in 2018, he decided to do the walk himself. In May of 2019, Len flew to Spain, took a train to Pamplona and set off on foot for Santiago de Compostela, the destination of thousands of pilgrims who do this historic walk every year.His mission was threefold: to complete the 713 kilometre walk, to experience a new country and its culture and to meet new friends along the way. The Camino is not for the faint of heart: it’s a feat of endurance (an endurance of feet); in many places the walking is very challenging over uneven, rock-strewn paths. There are mountains to climb and seemingly endless stretches of plains.The scenery is breathtaking and the food and drink are truly wonderful, but what makes the Camino special is the people who walk it. These pilgrims hail from every corner of the world and each person comes with different goals and expectations. Everybody’s Camino is unique, and each day is like a snapshot of the United Nations. Lace up your walking shoes and join Len as he walks across Spain.

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Week 45: Eat, Sleep and Walk: Stories From The Camino

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$14.63 Cdn – Paperback


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$3.99 Cdn – eBook


My Fourth Book

My fourth book is a departure from my first three offerings. No longer commenting on the vagaries of life in small town Canada, I chronicle my six months in India. India is no laughing matter. During my travels in 2016-17, I witnessed the “chaos and wonder” of this country of 1.3 billion inhabitants on a daily basis. Follow me from the slums of New Delhi to tribal villages and the awe inspiring spectacle of Varanasi. Share in the day-to-day struggles of charitable groups and NGOs who strive to improve the lives of those living in poverty. Read as I recounts my own personal drama being detained in New Delhi for three weeks dealing with visa issues.

Chaos and Wonder: Six Months in India by Len P.D. MacDonald

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$14.54 Cdn – Paperback


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$5.31 Cdn – eBook


My Third Book

‘Week45: Tales, Trails and Tunes” combines three of my passions. I love to travel and see new things. I love to write stories about the everyday stuff of life. And I was born into a musical family, so songs are with me wherever I go.

Week 45: Tales, Trails and Tunes

“Life is a highway, I want to drive it all night long … ” Tom Cochrane

Inside this cover there are stories about interesting people and places. In the past year, my son and I have driven through just about every state in the USA. Like Canada, “my home and native land,” our southern neighbor is vast and diverse. We had adventures … and a few misadventures. There are also profiles of courage from people who have overcome adversity and some who are quiet pillars of local communities.

My Second Book

Following on the heels of his first book, Living and Laughing @MyWeek45, Len MacDonald continues to explore the idiosyncrasies of sharing this planet with people he knows and some that he doesn’t. The result is his new offering: Week45: Family, Friends and Foibles


He looks to the past for wisdom, comments on the vagaries of today’s fast paced world, and peers ahead for insights into navigating our future. MacDonald dares to go where no sane man has gone before, discussing delicate subject matter like menopause, or finding your spouse locked in a hotel bathroom. He recounts a memorable visit to the home of a former premier of British Columbia.

And much more.
Come along for the ride.

My First Book

Living and Laughing @MyWeek45: Humourous Stories about Everyday Life

Living and Laughing @myweek45: Humorous Stories about Everyday Life will strike a chord with anyone who knows how important it is to laugh at life’s highs and lows. Len MacDonald’s stories began with his musings while traveling with his wife during their annual trip to Florida every November, beginning on week 45 of the timeshare calendar. However, whether it’s the daily trials of wedded bliss, the challenges of a large and interesting family or making way for the inconsistencies of high-tech living, MacDonald will make you laugh at his life experiences and your own. Readers will identify with his nostalgic glance at past memories and his witty renditions of the quirky encounters with everything from picking out a Christmas tree with his children to dealing with a skunk at a burial.

143 Pages, 2013

Week 45: Three Book Bundle!

This bundle includes my first three books!!

  • My first book! Living and Laughing @myweek45: Humorous Stories about Everyday Life
  • My sophomore effort! Week45: Family, Friends and Foibles
  • My third book! Week45: Tales, Trails and Tunes

Separately these books would cost $55, save money and buy the bundle!

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