Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Flights of Marigold: Addicted to Heaven

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups Inc.

2020

Flights of Marigold tells an epic tale of addictions, survival, revenge, and redemption of three magiel sisters hiding in an insignificant hinterland. Can they hold on to happiness, dreams, and sisterhood when desire becomes addiction? ONE RISK, ONE CHANCE. Peace in the seven realms of Shangril: shattered. Nobility of the magiel race: broken. Lands of…

The Response of Weeds

by Bertrand Bickersteth

NeWest Press

2020

Bertrand Bickersteth’s debut poetry collection explores what it means to be Black and Albertan through a variety of prisms: historical, biographical, and essentially, geographical. The Response of Weeds offers a much-needed window on often overlooked contributions to the province’s character and provides personal perspectives on the question of Black identity on the prairies. Through these…

Hunger Moon

by Traci Skuce

NeWest Press

2020

Traci Skuce’s Hunger Moon is a collection of stories that echo with the yearning to be replenished, to be made full. Here are characters at cusp-points in their lives, attempting to shift their trajectories: to cease wrapping up heart’s desire in a pink bubble by launching it into the universe. Some turn to ESP, some to a…

Gross Morphology of Common Diseases

by Dr. Zu-hua Gao

Brush Education

2020

The most comprehensive resource of macroscopic images of human diseases With more than 1000 macroscopic images of common human diseases, Gross Morphology of Common Diseases is an indispensable resource for undergraduate medical students, pathology trainees and practicing physicians. Each image is accompanied by a concise legend that outlines the most important clinical and pathological information, helping clinicians…

The First Century of the International Joint Commission

by Daniel Macfarlane and Murray Clamen (Editors)

University Of Calgary Press

2020

The International Joint Commission oversees and protects the shared waters of Canada and the United States. Created by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, it is one of the world’s oldest international environmental bodies. A pioneering piece of transborder water governance, the IJC has been integral to the modern Canada-United States relationship. This is the…

First Nations Self-Government: 17 Roadblocks to Self-Determination, and One Chief’s Thoughts on Solutions

by Leroy Wolf Collar

Brush Education

2020

Indigenous Peoples in Canada are continuing to assert their right to self-determination in this era of reconciliation. While dozens of Indigenous communities have signed varying forms of self-government agreements with the federal government, Indigenous Nations still face many obstacles along the path to true self-determination. As a former Chief of Siksika Nation in southern Alberta,…

Discovering Numbers: English * French * Cree — Updated Edition

by Neepin Auger

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

This updated edition is expanded to include more numbers and new illustrations, making it an even finer resource for teaching the basics of counting in English, French, and Cree. Neepin Auger’s books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate…

Discovering Words: English * French * Cree: — Updated Edition

by Neepin Auger

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

This updated edition includes a few replacement words and new artwork, gently refreshing the content to help teach the basics of early language in English, French, and Cree. Neepin Auger’s books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and…

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story

by Natalie Meisner

University of Calgary Press

2019

Aspiring historian Maxine is researching Canadian social policy when she discovers the story of Everett Klippert—the last Canadian man jailed simply for being gay. Maxine becomes fascinated with Everett’s case and with discovering the man beyond the headlines, a beloved Calgary bus driver on the downtown route who took care to brighten the day of…

Air Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall

by Ian Kinney

University of Calgary Press

2019

Ian Kinney fell seven stories, and he survived. In Air Salt, Kinney (un)writes his hospitalization and recovery, using poetry as neuro-rehabilitation. A memoir written by an amnesiac, this collection stitches splintered narratives with projective verse, cutting up and reassembling found text from Get Well Soon Cards, emails between friends, excerpts from personal journals, written records of…

Pass Me By: Gone Fishin'

by Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

A touching and tender graphic novel following Ed, a reserved man dealing with dementia in a small, northern-Canadian town. As Ed’s memory declines he loses touch with the present and revisits a past he chose to forget. A queer, romantic-tragedy.…

The Wheaton

by Joanne Jackson

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

A year after the early death of his wife, John Davies comes hesitantly out of retirement to take a job at The Wheaton, a senior’s residence. Having resisted ‘getting involved’ for his entire life, John is immediately out of his comfort zone. The Wheaton is a boundary-free environment, and he is immersed in the kinds…

The Work

by Maria Meindl

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

When aspiring stage-manager Rebecca Weir falls for the married director of SenseInSound theatre company, she initiates a love triangle and working collaboration which go on for two decades. Set in Toronto at the start of the 1980s, the novel explores the genesis of what its disciples call ‘The Work’. The director, Marlin, has the status…

The Intellectual Property Guide: IP Literacy and Strategy Basics for Supporting Innovation

by Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa

Brush Education

2019

Intellectual property strategies to power your bottom line In the innovation economy, intellectual property is among the most valuable assets a business can have. IP strategy isn’t just incidental to success, it’s a key driver—research shows that IP-intensive small- and medium-sized enterprises are 60% more likely to achieve high growth. Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa,…

Collision Course

by Douglas Morrison

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

Book two of the Collision Course series. Back in Canada after a harrowing vacation gone wrong, Michael Barrett tries to put all thought of Ukraine and his mysterious captor turned friend, Dmitri, from his mind. This would be a little easier to do if a million dollars had not just popped into his bank account.…

The Red Chesterfield

by Wayne Arthurson

University of Calgary Press

2019

M is a bylaw officer, living with two brothers, in their parents’ old house. While investigating a suspicious yard sale, M discovers a red chesterfield sitting in a ditch. Looking closer, M finds a running shoe—and a severed foot. Now M is involved in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, older brother K’s work for a new…

Flying Zoo: Birds, Parasites, and the World They Share

by Michael Stock

University of Alberta Press

2019

“My work as a scientist who studies bird parasites causes me to wonder about the hidden part of the drama unfolding before my eyes: the flying zoo that makes each bird what it is. As I gaze out at my favourite birds, I wonder what role their parasites have played in shaping their fascinating behaviours…

The Inquirer

by Jaclyn Dawn

NeWest Press

2019

When an accident jeopardizing the family farm draws Amiah Williams back to Kingsley, Alberta, population 1431, she doesn’t expect her homecoming to make front-page news. But there she is in The Inquirer, the mysterious tabloid that is airing her hometown’s dirty laundry. Alongside stories of high school rivalries and truck-bed love affairs, disturbing revelations about…

Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them

by Mark A. McCutcheon

Athabasca University Press

2019

In this inventive collection of poems, McCutcheon engages in sophisticated literary play and deploys the Surrealist practices of juxtaposition, cut-up, and defamiliarization. Moving from eroticism to the macabre and from transformative quotation to the individual idiom, Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them explores intertextuality in poetry by challenging the cultural tradition of seeing quotation as derivative.…