Media Release – July-August Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Humane, published by Stonehouse Publishing. The video announcement can be viewed here.

Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be her. Then again, she didn’t plan on becoming an unlicensed PI, helping the ‘throwaway people.’ However much has changed in Amiskwaciy, the problem of poor Indigenous women and girls being expendable hasn’t. Nobody else is going to help the Augusts find out who killed their daughter Nell; so Hazel takes the case. And then she takes the dog. What follows will force Hazel and her family to confront the question of what it means to be Human, and what it matters to be Humane.

Over the course of July and August, readers will have the chance to participate in online book club discussions over Facebook, Twitter, or through the Alberta Reads webpage. Further book club events, questions, and programming will be announced in the following weeks. 

We encourage Albertans to purchase a copy of Humane from their local independent bookstore. Additionally, Alberta public library patrons can borrow book club titles as eBooks for free using

Find book club questions, author and publisher information, and details on future Alberta Reads Book Club titles by visiting the Alberta Reads Book Club webpage. Join the ongoing conversation by following #ABreads and #ABbooks on social media.


For more information contact:

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director 


Netta Johnson, Publisher


Download the PDF Media Release

Watch the video announcement on YouTube

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