Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Mother Earth Plants for Health & Beauty

by Carrie Armstrong

Eschia Books

2020

The recipes and traditions found in this book reflect the culture and the knowledge of the Medicine Wheel, featuring 26 edible and medicinal plants that you can gather in nature as Carrie and her grandmother did. Create a luxurious and natural beauty regime by crafting your own lotions, soaps and teas from all-natural ingredients. From…

Meena’s Story: Flight to Freedom

by Swapna Gupta

Bayeux Arts

2020

Based on true events around the India-Pakistan partition in 1947, the book traces the life of a young English woman and her Muslim husband. From the husband’s death in Pakistan, the story becomes her daughter Meena’s recollection of the traumatic death and her own personal struggles and challenges in India and finally in Canada.…

Bogart Creek 2

by Derek Evernden

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Collecting the latest and funniest of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. If life scares the hell out of you one minute and cracks you up the next, you’ll feel right at home in Bogart Creek.…

A Slug Story

by Mandi and Hana Kujawa

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Marcus is an enthusiastic boy, but when ridiculed at school, he begins to feel that his best efforts are second rate. His confidence already low, Marcus suffers a serious, virus-induced, brain injury. While in the hospital, and with the help of fellow patient Emily, Marcus learns to embrace the reality of who he is.…

Leadersh*t: How to Cut the Crap and Lead in the Modern Workplace

by Derrick Clough

Red Barn Books

2020

Derrick Clough grew up on a horse ranch near Vancouver, and never gave up his cowboy boots, even as an executive with one of North America’s biggest banks, where he earned a reputation as a maverick and a straight-shooter. He rose quickly through the ranks, recognized as a gifted people leader who could tackle challenges…

Censorettes

by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

For a young woman of exceptional intelligence and courage, being sequestered from the dangers of WW2 on the idyllic island of Bermuda is maddening. She is determined to get into the fight—then the fight is brought to her. Lucy Barrett is a Censorette, part of a branch of British Intelligence stationed on the island to inspect mail…

Fall of Night

by D.K. Stone

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

Rich Evans is desperate to say goodbye to his past in New York and embrace a future in Waterton with Lou Newman, the small-town car mechanic who is also the love of his life. Just when he is closing the door on the chaos of the big city, tragedy ensues on a large scale. He…

All the Night Gone

by Sabrina Uswak

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

A tragic accident, and two brothers are left to cope. Ben reads, obsesses. Charlie struggles between silence and anger. Unable to talk about what happened, a tension begins to build, pushing them apart. Then Dill arrives. Carrying only a baseball bat and small duffel bag with a broken zipper, she glides into their lives imperceptibly,…

DR SAD

by David Bateman

University of Calgary Press

2020

Discover the difference between living a life and simply enduring on in this cross-campus, cross-country comedy of manners, queerness, poetry and HIV. Stephen is middle-aged. He’s gay. He’s content, except when he isn’t. Stephen is a teacher. He’s a poet. He has a new teaching job in Kamloops, BC. Stephen has HIV. DR SAD is the…

Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals

by Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry

Athabasca University Press

2020

Many of today’s learning environments are dominated by technology or procedure-driven approaches that leave learners feeling alone and disconnected. The authors of Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals argue that educational processes in the health disciplines should model, integrate, and celebrate human connections because it is these connections that will foster the development of…

Goth Girls of Banff

by John O’Neill

NeWest Press

2020

John O’Neill’s gothic short stories, set in the Canadian Rockies, are haunted by the violence inherent in nature and humans. The mountains are majestic and impassive. The characters are surprising, bent, but also empathetic. Their survival is tenuous. A two-sister team of goth tour guides offers guided excursions up switchback mountain trails; a paroled convict…

Horseplay: My Time Undercover on the Granville Strip

by Norm Boucher

NeWest Press

2020

In his first true crime memoir, undercover operator Norm Boucher recounts eight months spent infiltrating Vancouver’s heroin scene, a world of paranoia, ripoffs, and violence. It is 1983 and the War on Drugs is intensifying. From his barroom observer’s seat, Boucher candidly reveals the lives of heroin addicts who spend each day looking for their next hit.…

Image Decay

by Mark Lisac

NeWest Press

2020

Mark Lisac’s Image Decay returns to the pugnacious world of backroom politics laid out in his award-nominated Where the Bodies Lie. Set again in that “unnamed capital city east of the Rockies,” where the Brutalist architecture of the downtown core reflects the body politic laid bare. When a cantankerous ex-government photographer seeks ownership of his prints, the powers…

Humane

by Anna Marie Sewell

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

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…

The Weight of Blood

by D.B. Carew

NeWest Press

2020

After barely surviving the events of The Killer Trail, Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder once again finds himself at the centre of a high-profile murder case: Marvin Goodwin, a young man who falls on the extreme end of the autism spectrum, is found covered with blood at the murder scene of a local ice cream…

Indigenous Identity Formation in Postsecondary Institutions: I Found Myself in the Most Unlikely Place

by Barbara G. Barnes and Cora J. Voyageur

Brush Education

2020

A new model of Indigenous identity formation in Canadian postsecondary institutions What role does postsecondary education play in the formation of Indigenous identity? Some argue that this impact must be negative, not only because postsecondary education draws students away from their communities, but also because of the Eurocentric worldviews that dominate most institutions. However, according…

Rough

by Robin Van Eck

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

It is 2013 and Calgary’s Bow river is beginning to rise. Two homeless men stand by the bank and contemplate the death of another friend–an accident? Taking cover downtown that night, Shermeto intervenes in the attack on a bar patron, and finds himself laid up in the hospital. Outside, as the city reels from an…

ABC Monstrosity

by Shea Proulx

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

ABC Monstrosity is a freaky-fun book designed to thrill adults and kids alike with pages that teach and delight all at once. As each new letter is introduced with a drawing of a familiar object or animal, the previous ones are continuously combined to create bizarre and creative monstrosities. Featuring beautifully hand coloured drawings, ABC Monstrosity includes a…