Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Agnes, Murderess

by Sarah Leavitt

Freehand Books

Graphic Novel

2019

Agnes, Murderess is a graphic novel inspired by the bloody legend of Agnes McVee, a roadhouse owner, madam and serial killer in the Cariboo region of British Columbia in the late nineteenth century. Fascinated by this legend—which originated in a 1970s guide to buried treasure in BC, and has never been verified—Sarah Leavitt has imagined an…

Broke City

by Wendy McGrath

NeWest Press

Fiction

2019

Broke City, the final book in Wendy McGrath’s Santa Rosa trilogy, follows young Christine as she edges into self-awareness in the now-vanished Edmonton neighbourhood of Santa Rosa. Budding with creativity that her working-class parents do not understand, Christine questions her parents’ fraught relationship, with alcoholism and implicit violence bubbling just under the surface of their marriage.…

let us not think of them as barbarians

by Peter Midgley

NeWest Press

Poetry

2019

Peter Midgley’s let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold into each other to renew and undermine multiple poetic traditions. These poems call out as an act of linguistic and cultural translation that…

The Inquirer

by Jaclyn Dawn

NeWest Press

Fiction

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…

The Politics of Violence in Latin America

by Pablo Policzer (Editor)

University Of Calgary Press

Non-Fiction

2019

Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. It has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and ballooning rates of criminal violence. But is violence hard-wired into Latin America? This is a critical reassessment of the ways in which violence in Latin America…

La Confédération, 1864-1999: nouvelles perspectives

by Daniel Heidt (Editor), Colin M. Coates (Contributor)

University Of Calgary Press

Academic

2019

On associe souvent le 1er juillet 1867 à la date de la Confédération canadienne, le jour de naissance du nouveau pays. Mais le processus ne faisait que s’amorcer en 1867. Du petit dominion aux frontières restreintes, le pays est devenu une fédération beaucoup plus vaste, composée de dix provinces, trois territoires et de centaines de…

Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts

by Jim Ellis (Editor)

University Of Calgary Press

Non-Fiction

2019

How do we understand the boundaries of individual creatures? What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living creatures together? Plants were among the first to colonize the planet. They created the soil and the atmosphere that made life possible for animals. They are some of the largest and oldest life forms on Earth.…

Protest and Democracy

by Moisés Arce and Roberta Rice (Editors)

University of Calgary Press

Non-Fiction

2019

In 2011, political protests sprang up across the world. In the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the United States unlikely people sparked or led massive protest campaigns from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. These protests were made up of educated and precariously employed young people who challenged the legitimacy of their political leaders,…

Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns

by Edited by Rhonda Parrish

Tyche Books

Anthology, Speculative Fiction

2018

The ability for people to control (to some extent at least) fire has long been held as one of the major events that contributed to human evolution, but when fire eludes or escapes our control it is also one of the most destructive forces on earth. Associated with passion, power, transformation and purification, fire is…

The Bathwater Conspiracy

by Janet Kellough

Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy

Speculative Fiction

2018

Nothing about this case makes sense. Detective Carson “Mac” MacHenry can’t figure out why the Darmes are so interested in this one dead girl or why the secretive federal police have rushed the autopsy or why, a few days later, the records of the dead girl’s murder have been erased from all official government channels.…

Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

by Dr. Rahim Valani

Brush Education

Learning

2018

Provide the best care for young patients with this essential reference. Sharpen your practice with a guided approach to pathophysiology, history taking, physical examinations, diagnostic imaging, differential diagnoses, and treatment options. Keep a comprehensive review of common pediatric emergencies at your fingertips. Find what you need quickly and easily in clear, bulleted points. Sharpen your…

Birthing in Good Hands: Holistic Massage for Pregnancy, Labor, and Babies

by Christine Sutherland

Brush Education

Learning

2018

Use the healing power of touch for a healthier, happier pregnancy. Pregnancy is an exciting time full of promise, but most women could do without symptoms such as back pain, headaches, nausea, and swollen feet—luckily, many of these conditions can be treated with massage. Touch has the power to heal, calm, and nurture relationships. Christine…

Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples

by Gregory Younging

Brush Education

Academic

2018

Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this important new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. This guide features: Twenty-two succinct style principles.…

That Light Feeling Under Your Feet

by Kayla Geitzler

NeWest Press

Poetry

2018

That Light Feeling Under Your Feet plunges headfirst into the surreal and slogging world of cruise ship workers. These masterfully crafted poems challenge perpetuating colonial and class relations, as well as the hedonistic lifestyle attributed to the employees of these floating resorts. Kayla Geitzler’s debut collection interprets isolation, alienation, racism, and assimilation into the margins as inevitable…

Shopping Cart Boy

by Joshua Jordan G.H.

Siretona Creative

Poetry

2018

Reflect with Joshua on a childhood spent helping his mom search for bottles and cans from the confines of a shopping cart prison. Grieve with Josh as he pours out his sorrow after finding his mother dead one morning, when he was twelve years old. Follow Josh on a heart-breaking journey through several years of…

Bygumbo

by Gwen Molnar and Barbara Hartmann

Dempster + Craig Books

Childrens

2018

When the king of the beasts catches the flu, Bygumbo, the panda, is asked to lead the Royal Parade. His only requests are lunch and a spectacular hat. But food is forgotten as the search for the hat takes longer and longer. After he gobbles up one of the samples, the hat maker creates the…

Tar Swan

by David Martin

NeWest Press

Poetry

2018

Tar Swan is a multi-voiced reckoning that surveys the mythos of the Alberta oil sands with an approach that is both lyrical and experimental. The poems feature four voices: an oil sands developer, his plant mechanic, an archaeologist excavating the remains of the operation in the present day, and a mythical swan. David Martin’s debut…

Tiny Lights for Travellers

by Naomi K. Lewis

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2019

Why couldn’t I occupy the world as those model-looking women did, with their flowing hair, pulling their tiny bright suitcases as if to say, I just arrived from elsewhere, and I already belong here, and this sidewalk belongs to me? When her marriage suddenly ends, and a diary documenting her beloved Opa’s escape from Nazi-occupied…

From Turtle Island to Gaza

by David Groulx

Athabasca University Press

Poetry

2019

“David Groulx is an important poetic voice. Intellectually and emotionally generous, his poetry both gives and demands presence, and a willingness to acknowledge reality and engage at a deeper level.” —Joanne Arnott, author of A Night for the Lady “Powerful . . . triumphant and heartfelt.” —Lee Maracle With a sure voice, Groulx, an Anishinaabe writer, artistically weaves…