Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

The Towers of Babylon

by Michelle Kaeser

Freehand Books

2019

Embracing the anxieties of contemporary urban life, The Towers of Babylon tracks a group of hapless Millennials trying to find meaning in a world that consistently rejects them. What do you do when you have a graduate degree and are stuck working at a bagel shop? Or you’ve snagged a steady, middle-income job only to find it’s…

This Has Nothing to Do With You

by Lauren Carter

Freehand Books

2019

When Melony Barnett’s mother commits a violent murder, Mel is left struggling with the loss of her parents and her future. For more than two years, she drifts around the continent, trying to carve out a life that has nothing to do with her past, before returning to her Northern Ontario home and adopting a…

Agnes, Murderess

by Sarah Leavitt

Freehand Books

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…

A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

by Greg Donaghy and David Webster (Editors)

University of Calgary Press

2019

Canada’s foreign aid programs are an area of ongoing interest, yet there is little knowledge of Canada’s 70-year aid history, the historic forces that have shaped Canadian aid policy, and the many complex factors that affect Canada’s future foreign aid policy.  A Samaritan State Revisited brings together a refreshing group of emerging and leading scholars to…

Art + Medicine Collaborative Practice: Transforming the Experience of Head and Neck Cancer

by Edited by Pamela Brett-MacLean and Lianne McTavish

University of Alberta Press

2019

Through a fusion of personal experience and art, the contributors help us understand the lived realities of individuals with head and neck cancer. Featuring original art from Ingrid Bachmann, Sean Caulfield, Jude Griebel, Jill Ho-You, Heather Huston, and Bradley Necyk, this collaborative, interdisciplinary exploration draws together the voices of patients, health care practitioners, researchers, and…

Bursts of Fire: Addicted to Heaven

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups Ltd.

2019

To survive. To fight. To restore balance. Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic Wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these things and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor’s influence on the prince raised to inherit his father’s war: a prince struggling to unravel…

La Confédération, 1864-1999: nouvelles perspectives

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

University Of Calgary Press

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…

The Politics of Violence in Latin America

by Pablo Policzer (Editor)

University Of Calgary Press

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…

Indigenous Education: New Directions In Theory and Practice

by Edited by Huia Tomlins-Jahnke, Sandra Styres, Spencer Lilley and Dawn Zinga

University of Alberta Press

2019

For Indigenous students and teachers alike, formal teaching and learning occurs in contested places. In Indigenous Education, leading scholars in contemporary Indigenous education from North America, New Zealand, and Hawaii disentangle aspects of colonialism from education to advance alternative philosophies of instruction. From multiple disciplines, contributors explore Indigenous education from theoretical and applied perspectives and…

Protest and Democracy

by Moisés Arce and Roberta Rice (Editors)

University of Calgary Press

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,…

The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck

by Written by Mark Allard-Will, art by Ryan Howe and Elaine M. Will

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

Deep in rural Suffolk, England, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, terror strikes at the hearts of pious Christians on a hot August night, when they are attacked by a beast known only as Black Shuck. In this reimagining of one of England’s most famous folkloric tales, readers will be taken through the terrifying…

Tiny Lights for Travellers

by Naomi K. Lewis

University of Alberta Press

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…

Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts

by Jim Ellis (Editor)

University Of Calgary Press

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.…

The Student

by Cary Fagan

Freehand Books

2019

The Student is a portrait of a life in two snapshots. It’s 1957 and Miriam Moscowitz is starting her final year of university with unwavering ambition. She is a serious and passionate student of literature who studies hard, dates a young Jewish man with a good job, and is the apple of her father’s eye and…

Echolocation: Stories

by Karen Hoffman

NeWest Press

2019

In this provocative collection of short stories, Karen Hofmann creates characters who struggle to connect or disconnect from entanglements and relationships. With ironic accuracy and sensuous imagery, Hofmann considers a range of human foibles: a newlywed couple who transform into feral beasts during the hardships of a remote research expedition; backbiting faculty members who strip…

Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Fiction

by Heidi L.M. Jacobs

NeWest Press

2019

Aspiring novelist Molly MacGregor’s life is strikingly different from a literary heroine’s. Named for one of literature’s least romantic protagonists, Moll Flanders, Molly lives in Edmonton, a city she finds irredeemably unromantic, where she writes university term papers instead of novels, and sells shoes in the Largest Mall on Earth. There she seeks the other…

There Are Not Enough Sad Songs

by Marita Dachsel

University of Alberta Press

2019

Marita Dachsel’s third poetry collection explores parenthood, love, and the grief of losing those both close and distant. In the tradition of Karen Solie and Suzanne Buffam, and with a touch of Canadian Gothic, Dachsel’s poetic skills unfold in a variety of brief and expansive forms. Authentic and controlled, full of complexity and disorder, her…