Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue

by Ayesha Clough

Red Barn Books

2022

Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue is a children’s book about Canada’s little-known rodeo queen Flores LaDue (1883-1951). The story, ideal for ages 6-10, brings the real-life legend to a new generation of kids.…

Separation Anxiety: Robert Kroetsch Series

by Gavin Bradley

University of Alberta Press

2022

This poignant debut by Gavin Bradley explores the emotional toll of different kinds of separation: from a partner, a previously held sense of self, or a home and the people left behind. The main narrative describes the deterioration of a long-term relationship, interweaving poems dealing with the loneliness of immigration and the anxiety of separation…

You Might Be Sorry You Read This: Robert Kroetsch Series

by Michelle Poirier Brown

University of Alberta Press

2022

You Might Be Sorry You Read This is a stunning debut, revealing how breaking silences and reconciling identity can refine anger into something both useful and beautiful. A poetic memoir that looks unflinchingly at childhood trauma (both incestuous rape and surviving exposure in extreme cold), it also tells the story of coming to terms with…

Arborophobia: Robert Kroetsch Series

by Nancy Holmes

University of Alberta Press

2022

Arborophobia, the latest collection by award-winning poet Nancy Holmes, is a poetic spiritual reckoning. Its elegies, litanies, and indictments concern wonder, guilt, and grief about the journey of human life and the state of the natural world. When a child attempts suicide and western North America burns and the creep of mortality closes in, is…

Immune Nations: The Art and Science of Global Vaccination

by Natalie Loveless

University of Alberta Press

2022

This catalogue documents a multi-year art-science project called Immune Nations, produced on the occasion of its exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Initiated in 2014 and co-led by Steven Hoffman (York University), Sean Caulfield (University of Alberta), and Natalie Loveless (University of Alberta), Immune Nations brought together scientists, policy experts,…

Horuda

by Kinga White

Bayeux Arts

2022

From the acclaimed European graphic artist and author of Animalphabetical Adventures, a moving book for children.…

Grieving for Pigeons: Twelve Stories of Lahore

by Zubair Ahmad

Athabasca University Press

2022

In this poignant and meditative collection of short stories, Zubair Ahmad captures the lives and experiences of the people of the Punjab, a region divided between India and Pakistan. In an intimate narrative style, Ahmad writes a world that hovers between memory and imagination, home and abroad. The narrator follows the pull of his subconscious,…

World Bolshevism

by Iulii Martov

Athabasca University Press

2022

Beginning in 1903, the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was divided into opposing sections, one led by Vladimir Lenin, the other by Iulii Martov. Until 1917, both Lenin and Martov were equally prominent figures in Russian politics. Martov, an anti-war socialist intellectual from a Jewish background, wrote prolifically for a number of important publications inside…

Signs of Water: Community Perspectives on Water, Responsibility, and Hope

by Edited by Robert Boschman and Sonya L. Jakubec, Foreword by Robert Sandford

University of Calgary Press

2022

A global exploration of water, bringing together academics and experts from five continents to illuminate the many issues facing the world’s most important resource. Water is more important than ever before. It is increasingly controversial in direct proportion to its scarcity, demand, neglect, and commodification. There is no place on the planet where water is…

Next Time There’s a Pandemic

by Vivek Shraya

University of Alberta Press

2022

In Next Time There’s a Pandemic, artist Vivek Shraya reflects on how she might have approached 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic differently, and how challenging and changing pervasive expressions, attitudes, and behaviours might transform our experiences of life in—and after—the pandemic. What might happen if, rather than urging one another to “stay safe,” we focused…

Siegfried: Dragon Slayer

by Mark Allard-Will and Jasmine Redford

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2022

Impulsive young Prince Siegfried craves glory and recognition from his aloof parents, the king and queen of Denmark. Starting a war with a neighbouring country and seeking out the most feared dragon in the realm seems like a good place to start. An epic tale full of action, adventure, mythological beasts, magical swords, powerful rings,…

Situating Design in Alberta

by Edited by Isabel Prochner and Tim Antoniuk

University of Alberta Press

2021

Situating Design in Alberta makes the case that design has the potential to drive economic growth, improve quality of life, and promote sustainability in the province and across the country. Contributors bring both scholarly and practice-based perspectives and come from diverse disciplines including architecture, interior design, industrial design, and visual communications.…