Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Going to Beautiful

by Anthony Bidulka

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

International chef Jake Hardy has it all. Celebrity, thriving career, plenty of friends, a happy family and faithful dog. Until one day when a tragic accident tears it all apart. Struggling to recover, Hardy finds himself in a strange new world—a snow-swept prairie town that time forgot—a place where nothing makes sense. Cold is beautiful.…

From the Corner of Bad and Ass

by Carrie Schiffler

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2022

From the Corner of Bad and Ass is a collection of Carrie Schiffler’s memories about growing up in welfare housing to absentee and alcoholic parents. Throughout these heart-wrenching and often-hilarious stories we cheer her on as she fights to survive domestic violence, sexual abuse, and cycles of poverty and addiction — all before her 18th…

Cashmere Comes From Goats

by S. Portico Bowman

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

Was it the death of her dog, Bloom, or was she just tired of her routine as a dentist? Or perhaps her depression was the result of her (mostly) unrequited love for her former piano teacher, Bruno? As Robin contemplates a sabbatical to see puffins in Newfoundland, a fateful google search puts everything on hold.…

Letters to Singapore

by Kelly Kaur

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

Growing up in Singapore, Simran always knew what was expected of her: to learn how to be a good mother and wife. The only problem? Simran has no interest in any of this. After a close escape (almost at the altar!), Simran earns a reprieve to attend the University of Calgary in Canada. Letters exchanged back…

You Still Look the Same

by Farzana Doctor

Freehand Books

2022

A moving collection of poetry about navigating mid-life, full of humour and wit, from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor This debut poetry collection from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor is both an intimate deep dive and a humorous glance at the tumultuous decade of her forties. Through crisp and vivid language, Doctor explores mid-life breakups and dating,…

Wan

by Dawn Promislow

Freehand Books

2022

Narrated in a completely distinctive and mesmerizing voice, Wan is the story of Jacqueline, a privileged artist in 1970s South Africa. After an anti-apartheid activist comes to hide in her garden house, Jacqueline’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel. Written in gorgeous and spare prose, this exquisite debut novel grapples with questions of complicity and guilt, of…

Night in the World

by Sharon English

Freehand Books

2022

Brothers Justin and Oliver have never been close. Justin owns an iconic Toronto restaurant and lives with his wife and daughter in Baby Point. Oliver, a former environmental reporter, does admin for a local gym and rents an attic apartment. Yet both men know their worlds stand on the brink. With their mother’s abrupt death,…

Why I’m Here

by Jill Frayne

NeWest Press

2022

Fifteen-year-old Gale is desperate to get out of Whitehorse, a fact that is immediately clear to counsellor Helen Cotillard when Gale walks into her office with her reluctant stepmother. It’s 1995, and one counselling agency for kids and families serves all of the Yukon. Gale has been having anxiety attacks, the last one so severe…

Up the Coast: One Family's Wild Life in the Forests of British Columbia

by Kathryn Willcock

NeWest Pres

2022

Kathryn Willcock and her sisters grew up in logging camps on the coast of B.C. in the 1960s when children were set loose to play in the wilderness, women kept rifles next to the wood stove, and loggers risked their lives every single day. The author’s tales of grizzly bears, American tourists, and a couple…

A Kid Called Chatter

by Chris Kelly

Frontenac House

2022

Confidence men, juvenile gang leaders, slaughterhouse impresarios, upright citizens, moonshiners, and a mysterious plague of dying jackrabbits roil in the wake of a kid called Chatter.…

Principles and Techniques for the Aspiring Surgeon: What Great Surgeons Do Without Thinking

by Dr. Keegan Guidolin

Brush Education

2022

All great surgeons master their craft over many years in the operating room, and much of what they know is learned implicitly—by doing—over countless hours of experience performing surgery. In this must-have guide for medical students and surgical residents, Dr. Keegan Guidolin makes the implicit learning of experienced surgeons explicit so that you can learn…

The Broken Places

by Frances Peck

NeWest Press

2022

Vancouver. A day like any other. Kyle, a successful cosmetic surgeon, is punishing himself with a sprint up a mountain. Charlotte, wife of a tech tycoon, is combing the farm belt for local cheese and a sense of purpose. Back in the city their families go about their business: landscaping, negotiating deals, skipping school. It’s…

Bogart Creek 3

by Derek Evernden

Renegade Art Entertainment

2022

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.…

To Those Who Killed Me

by J.T. Siemens

NeWest Press

2022

Disgraced ex-cop Sloane Donovan has relied on her job as a fitness instructor to keep her mental illness and PTSD in check—until she finds a close friend dead, apparently by her own hand. Obsessive demons triggered and doubtful of the official narrative, she teams up with Wayne Capson, a PI willing to bend the law,…

Screening Nature and Nation: The Environmental Documentaries of the National Film Board, 1939–1974

by Michael Clemens

Athabasca University Press

2022

The stunning portrayals of the Canadian landscape in the documentaries produced by the National Film Board of Canada not only influenced cinematic language, but shaped our perception of the environment. In the early days of the organization, nature films produced by the NFB supported the Canadian government’s nation-building project and show the state as an…

Transcribing Moonlight

by Skylar Kay

Frontenac House

2022

Transcribing Moonlight is a collection of autobiographical haibun which outlines the life of a trans woman from December 2018 to December 2019. The form of the journal itself is traditional for haibun; while experimental at times, the haibun pay attention to the physical world and are therefore able to capture the changing seasons, moons, and phases…

Finger to Finger

by Keith Garebian

Frontenac House

2022

In his tenth poetry collection, Keith Garebian writes with savage honesty about love and its discontents, art, travel, disease, and aging. The poems have revealing gestures and situations, all drawn from personal experience. Though pared down, they have edge, and their lyrical fluency, with striking turns of feeling and imagery, never obscure the poet’s beating…

Being Here: the chemistry of startle

by Barry Dempster

Frontenac House

2022

Being Here is a kind of travelogue, focusing on two trips I took to places that were not on my bucket list: Chile and Berlin. I soon started to dive deeper into history and imagination. what the locals’ lives might be like, what waited beyond their closed doors, still searching for our commonalities, but wondering about…