Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

The Red Baron of IBEW Local 213: Les McDonald, Union Politics, and the 1966 Wildcat Strike at Lenkurt Electric

by Ian McDonald

Athabasca University Press

2023

The “Red Baron” from Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was Les McDonald, once a firebrand Communist activist and the youthful leader of the left faction within the Vancouver electrical workers’ union. His fate would be intertwined with the Lenkurt Electric strike of 1966, a wildcat strike that led to the…

Tracking the Caribou Queen: Memoir of a Settler Girlhood

by Margaret Macpherson

NeWest Press

2022

In this challenging memoir about her formative years in Yellowknife in the ’60s and ’70s, author Margaret Macpherson lays bare her own white privilege, her multitude of unexamined microaggressions, and how her childhood was shaped by the colonialism and systemic racism that continues today. Macpherson’s father, first a principal and later a federal government administrator,…

Ghosts in a Photograph

by Myrna Kostash

NeWest Press

2022

In Ghosts in a Photograph, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering a packet of family mementos, Kostash begins questioning what she knows about her extended families’ pasts and whose narrative is…

Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies

by Jan Zwicky; Robert V. Moody

Freehand Books

2022

Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies is a double-stranded book of intense lyric reflections on the fundamental essences of things. The two modes of attention — Jan Zwicky’s words and Robert V. Moody’s photographs — are presented as fully co-equal. Neither one serves as an illustration of the other, yet there are many deep connections between the two.…

Little Wet-Paint Girl

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Athabasca University Press

2022

Among tall grass and wasps, I didn’t know the wind was an hourglass. My innocence amused the woman next door. Her delight planted watermelons, pink mouthfuls amidst famine. We rescued different species, different riddles: Why does September make you thirsty? Once born, who stays behind? The neighbor woman was a theater. We grew older, and…

King Warrior

by Jay Bulckaert, Erika Nyyssonen, and Lucas Green

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2022

A story spanning the globe both imaginary and real, King Warrior celebrates the turbulent glory of childhood while encouraging the reader to reconnect with that rich inner palace of youthful imagination that ultimately holds the key to our freedom. Living in different worlds and separated by an ocean, a father and son try to stay…

Five Moves of Doom

by A.J. Devlin

NeWest Press

2022

Hired by local mixed martial arts trainer Elijah Lennox to find a missing UFC Championship belt, pro-wrestler PI “Hammerhead” Jed must extract answers from the tight-knit MMA community. Still consuming his weight in banana milkshakes, Jed ventures into a world of jewel thieves, bodybuilders, eccentric yoga enthusiasts, and adorable baby goats. As he infiltrates an…

The Taste of Hunger

by Barbara Joan Scott

Freehand Books

2022

A family saga about Ukrainian immigrants in the early 20th century, the power of desire, Baba Yaga fairytales, and a moment that changes everything.…

Modern Fables

by Mikka Jacobsen

Freehand Books

2022

Modern Fables is a darkly funny, feminist collection of essays about love and place.…

Nine Dash Line

by Emily Saso

Freehand Books

2022

A thrilling novel about two people stranded under mysterious circumstances in the South China Sea, battling the memories of the crimes that haunt them.…

Five Moves Of Doom

by A.J. Devlin

NeWest Press

2022

Hired by local mixed martial arts trainer Elijah Lennox to find a missing UFC Championship belt, pro-wrestler PI “Hammerhead” Jed must extract answers from the tight-knit MMA community. Still consuming his weight in banana milkshakes, Jed ventures into a world of jewel thieves, bodybuilders, eccentric yoga enthusiasts, and adorable baby goats. As he infiltrates an…

Pine Box Parole: Terry Fitzsimmons and the Quest to End Solitary Confinement, and Other True Cases

by John L. Hill

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2022

Pine Box Parole is Book 9 in the Durvile True Cases Series. The main story begins with convicted murderer Terry Fitzsimmons hanging himself in Ontario’s Kingston Penitentiary with subsequent chapters delving into the killer’s background and the senseless killings upon which he embarked after spending years in isolation. John Hill, attempts to defend the indefensible…

Mauled

by Crosbie Cotton and Jeremy Evans

Rocky Mountain Books - RMB

2022

An inspiring true-life survival story set in the remote backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. In August 2017, 32-year-old Jeremy Evans endured multiple ferocious attacks by a protective female grizzly bear while hunting in the Alberta wilderness. Jeremy’s injuries were massive, his scalp and face destroyed, an eye and his jaw dangling down. The tendons on…

What Is Cognitive Psychology?

by Michael R. W. Dawson

Athabasca University Press

2022

What Is Cognitive Psychology? identifies the theoretical foundations of cognitive psychology—foundations which have received very little attention in modern textbooks. Beginning with the basics of information processing, Michael R. W. Dawson explores what experimental psychologists infer about these processes and considers what scientific explanations are required when we assume cognition is rule-governed symbol manipulation. From…

Of Sunken Islands and Pestilence: Restoring the Voice of Edward Taylor Fletcher to Nineteenth-Century Canadian Literature

by Edward Taylor Fletcher, edited by James Gifford

Athabasca University Press

2022

Edward Taylor Fletcher was born in England in 1817 and arrived in Canada as a young boy. An important figure in Canadian literature, Fletcher’s writing was almost entirely forgotten by history. In this volume, James Gifford has gathered and annotated Fletcher’s essays and poems, writings that describe a nineteenth-century Canadian cultural life far more cosmopolitan…

Education Law for Teachers and School Administrators

by Jerome G. Delaney

Brush Education

2022

In the second edition of Education Law for Teachers and School Administrators, Jerome G. Delaney provides educators with a comprehensive overview of their legal rights and of the legal issues they may face in their day-to-day jobs. Delaney tackles thorny questions and offers practical answers that help practicing teachers identify classroom situations with potential legal ramifications…

Ordinary Deaths: Stories from Memory

by Samuel LeBaron

University of Alberta Press

2022

In Ordinary Deaths, Dr. Samuel LeBaron reminds us of our need for human connection when experiencing death and loss. Based on more than thirty years of working with children and adults dying from cancer, LeBaron’s memoir contains stories of longing, confusion, love, and humility—often woven together. Sharing recollections from his childhood in rural Alberta and…

Ezra’s Ghosts

by Darcy Tamayose

NeWest Press

2022

Award-winning author Darcy Tamayose returns with Ezra’s Ghosts, a collection of fantastical stories linked by a complex mingling of language and culture, as well as a deep understanding of grief and what it makes of us. Within these pages a scholar writes home from the Ryukyu islands, not knowing that his hometown will soon face a deadly calamity…

A Snake in the Raspberry Patch

by Joanne Jackson

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

It is the summer of 1971 and Liz takes care of her four sisters while waiting to meet the sixth Murphy child: a boy. And yet, something is not right. Adults tensely whisper in small groups, heads shaking. Her younger sister, Rose seems more annoying, always flashing her camera and jotting notes in her notepad.…