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…

Watershed

by Doreen Vanderstoop

Freehand Books

2020

It is 2058, and the glaciers are gone. A catastrophic drought has hit the prairies. Willa Van Bruggen is desperately trying to keep her family goat farm afloat, hoping against hope that the new water pipeline arrives before the bill collectors do. Willa’s son, Daniel, goes to work for the pipeline corporation instead of returning…

We Remember the Coming of the White Man

by Elizabeth Yakeleya, Sarah Simon and other Sahtú and Gwich'in Elders

UpRoute Books

2020

Edited by Sarah Stewart; Foreword, Raymond Yakeleya; Afterword, Colette Poitras A work in progress since the 1970s, We Remember the Coming of the White Man chronicles the history of the Dene People in the extraordinary time of the early 20th century. Chapters are transcripts of oral histories by ten Elders about their recollections of the…

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…

25 Years of Ed Tech

by Martin Weller

Athabasca University Press

2020

In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each…

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…

Ghosts Still Linger: Robert Kroetsch Series

by Kat Cameron

University of Alberta Press

2020

In the arena, she shot cigarettes and coins from her trusting husband’s hand. Some women wished she would miss. —from “Little Sure Shot” Kat Cameron’s poetry illuminates the unsung perspectives of the women of the West, creating a compelling narrative that reflects the poet’s own struggles with sorrow. She conjures ghosts and weaves together insights…

Collaborative Creativity: Educating for Creative Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

by Robert Kelly

Brush Education

2020

Collaborative creativity in education: from theory to practice As the world undergoes massive change, education systems need to prepare students to work collaboratively for innovative solutions that benefit everyone. This preparation means fostering a culture of collaborative creativity from early childhood to postsecondary education. Robert Kelly shows exactly what collaborative creativity in educational practice looks…

Treasuring the Tradition: The Story of the Military Museums

by David Bercuson and Jeff Keshen

University of Calgary Press

2020

The definitive story of Calgary’s Military Museums past, present and future. The Military Museums in Calgary, Alberta is Western Canada’s only tri-service museum and military education centre. Containing the regimental museums of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), The King’s Own Calgary Regiment, and the Calgary Highlanders along with…

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,…

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

by Dionne Brand

University of Alberta Press

2020

The geopolitics of empire had already prepared me for this…coloniality constructs outsides and insides—worlds to be chosen, disturbed, interpreted, and navigated—in order to live something like a real self. Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. She explores her encounters…

I Am Still Your Negro: An Homage to James Baldwin

by Valerie Mason-John

University of Alberta Press

2020

Robert Kroetsch Series Social Justice Poetry Spoken-word poet Valerie Mason-John unsettles readers with potent images of ongoing trauma from slavery and colonization. Her narratives range from the beginnings of the African Diaspora to the story of a stowaway on the Windrush, from racism and sexism in Trump’s America to the wide impact of the Me…

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…

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…

Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

by Natalie Loveless (Editor)

University of Alberta Press

2019

Knowings and Knots presents a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the methodology of research-creation and asks how those who make knowledge think about and value it. Not just a method but a site of ongoing experimentation around what counts as knowledge, research-creation is a meeting place of academia, artistic creation, and the wider public. The…

Masters and Servants: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Its North American Workforce, 1668–1786

by Scott P. Stephen

University of Alberta Press

2019

In Masters and Servants, Scott P. Stephen reveals startling truths about Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) workers. Rather than dedicating themselves body and soul to the Company’s interests, these men were hired like domestic servants, joining a “household” with its attendant norms of duty and loyalty. The household system produced a remarkably stable political-economic entity, connecting…