Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Rescue at Fort Edmonton

by Rita Feutl

NeWest Press

2021

Janey doesn’t want to spend the summer away from her friends in Toronto—and certainly not in Edmonton with the grandmother she hardly knows. But her parents will be away—her mother in Turkey designing housing for earthquake victims, her dad on business trips. Her first surprise is her feisty grandma, who meets her at the airport…

Rescue in the Rockies

by Rita Feutl

NeWest Press

2021

Rescue in the Rockies follows Janey as she is forced to spend the holidays with her grandma—and her grandma’s new beau, Charlie, who has invited along his German grandson, Max—in Banff, Alberta. Janey can’t believe her parents might potentially miss one of the most important holidays of the year and resigns herself to spending her…

Unlocking

by Amy LeBlanc

University of Calgary Press

2021

In Snowton, Alberta, secrets flourish like the crocuses in spring. When Louise Till lets herself into a neighbor’s home using a surreptitiously copied key, she discovers more than she ever wanted to know about her small town and herself. Louise Till, mother of two, has inherited her father’s hardware store after her parents’ unexpected deaths.…

Big Reader

by Susan Olding

Freehand Books

2021

Exquisite, searingly honest essays about what it means to be human, to be a woman – and to be a reader. Brenda Miller calls this “a perfect collection of essays, especially for those of us who rediscovered a love of reading during challenging times.”…

The Bridge: Writing Across the Binary

by Keith Maillard

Freehand Books

2021

As a young child, Keith Maillard asked his mother and grandmother, over and over again, “Am I a boy, or am I a girl?” He was never quite sure. The Bridge is a deeply moving memoir about growing up nonbinary in America in the 1940s and ’50s.…

Dissenting Traditions

by edited by Sean Carleton, Ted McCoy, and Julia Smith

Athabasca University Press

2021

The work of Bryan D. Palmer, one of North America’s leading historians, has influenced the fields of labour history, social history, discourse analysis, communist history, and Canadian history, as well as the theoretical frameworks surrounding them. Dissenting Traditions gathers Palmer’s contemporaries, students, and sometimes critics to examine and expand on the topics and themes that have…

The Lover, the Lake

by Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau, translated by Susan Ouriou

Freehand Books

2021

On the shores of the unpredictable Lake Abitibi, a young Anishinaabe woman meets a Métis trapper. Their intimate connection plays out in an affair as turbulent as the lake itself. A lyrical, spellbinding novel celebrating Indigenous sensuality.…

Grieving for Pigeons: Twelve Stories of Lahore

by Zubair Ahmad, translated by Anne Murphy

Athabasca University Press

2021

In this poignant and meditative collection of short stories, Zubair Ahmad captures the lives and experiences of the people of the Punjab, a region divided between India and Pakistan. In an intimate narrative style, Ahmad writes a world that hovers between memory and imagination, home and abroad. The narrator follows the pull of his subconscious,…

A Brief View from the Coastal Suite

by Karen Hofmann

NeWest Press

2021

Set in Vancouver during the turbulent year of 2008, Coastal Suite explores the Lund family’s differing values in respect to relationships, money, and environment – all markers for a materialistic society that is becoming increasingly inhospitable.…

Light on a Part of the Field

by Kevin Holowack

NeWest Press

2021

An artist and her obsessive husband are struck by lightning, an experience that changes their lives. Years later, Ruth lives on a farm her husband bought before his disappearance, and she creates idyllic paintings to cope with her confusion and loss.…

Burning the Night

by Glen Huser

NeWest Press

2021

When Curtis begins reading aloud to Harriet the diary her intended husband Phillip kept before his death during the Great War, an obsessed Curtis examines parallels to his own life: his desire to become a skillful artist and to find fulfilling love.…

Coconut

by Nisha Patel

NeWest Press

2021

In her debut book Nisha Patel commands her formidable insight and youthful, engaged voice to relay experiences of racism, sexuality, grief, and love. These are vital political, feminist poems with bold portrayals of confession, hurt, and healing.…

Dominion of Mercy

by Danial Neil

NeWest Press

2021

When Mary’s uncle, a solicitor in Scotland, thinks that her unsavoury reputation might impede his ambitions he offers her a one-way ticket to the frontier town of Anyox, BC, where nurses are needed to care for soldiers returning from the Great War.…