Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story

by Natalie Meisner

University of Calgary Press

2019

Aspiring historian Maxine is researching Canadian social policy when she discovers the story of Everett Klippert—the last Canadian man jailed simply for being gay. Maxine becomes fascinated with Everett’s case and with discovering the man beyond the headlines, a beloved Calgary bus driver on the downtown route who took care to brighten the day of…

Air Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall

by Ian Kinney

University of Calgary Press

2019

Ian Kinney fell seven stories, and he survived. In Air Salt, Kinney (un)writes his hospitalization and recovery, using poetry as neuro-rehabilitation. A memoir written by an amnesiac, this collection stitches splintered narratives with projective verse, cutting up and reassembling found text from Get Well Soon Cards, emails between friends, excerpts from personal journals, written records of…

Pass Me By: Gone Fishin'

by Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

A touching and tender graphic novel following Ed, a reserved man dealing with dementia in a small, northern-Canadian town. As Ed’s memory declines he loses touch with the present and revisits a past he chose to forget. A queer, romantic-tragedy.…

Collision Course

by Douglas Morrison

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

Book two of the Collision Course series. Back in Canada after a harrowing vacation gone wrong, Michael Barrett tries to put all thought of Ukraine and his mysterious captor turned friend, Dmitri, from his mind. This would be a little easier to do if a million dollars had not just popped into his bank account.…

The Wheaton

by Joanne Jackson

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

A year after the early death of his wife, John Davies comes hesitantly out of retirement to take a job at The Wheaton, a senior’s residence. Having resisted ‘getting involved’ for his entire life, John is immediately out of his comfort zone. The Wheaton is a boundary-free environment, and he is immersed in the kinds…

The Intellectual Property Guide: IP Literacy and Strategy Basics for Supporting Innovation

by Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa

Brush Education

2019

Intellectual property strategies to power your bottom line In the innovation economy, intellectual property is among the most valuable assets a business can have. IP strategy isn’t just incidental to success, it’s a key driver—research shows that IP-intensive small- and medium-sized enterprises are 60% more likely to achieve high growth. Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa,…

The Work

by Maria Meindl

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

When aspiring stage-manager Rebecca Weir falls for the married director of SenseInSound theatre company, she initiates a love triangle and working collaboration which go on for two decades. Set in Toronto at the start of the 1980s, the novel explores the genesis of what its disciples call ‘The Work’. The director, Marlin, has the status…

The Red Chesterfield

by Wayne Arthurson

University of Calgary Press

2019

M is a bylaw officer, living with two brothers, in their parents’ old house. While investigating a suspicious yard sale, M discovers a red chesterfield sitting in a ditch. Looking closer, M finds a running shoe—and a severed foot. Now M is involved in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, older brother K’s work for a new…

The Inquirer

by Jaclyn Dawn

NeWest Press

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…

Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them

by Mark A. McCutcheon

Athabasca University Press

2019

In this inventive collection of poems, McCutcheon engages in sophisticated literary play and deploys the Surrealist practices of juxtaposition, cut-up, and defamiliarization. Moving from eroticism to the macabre and from transformative quotation to the individual idiom, Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them explores intertextuality in poetry by challenging the cultural tradition of seeing quotation as derivative.…

Flying Zoo: Birds, Parasites, and the World They Share

by Michael Stock

University of Alberta Press

2019

“My work as a scientist who studies bird parasites causes me to wonder about the hidden part of the drama unfolding before my eyes: the flying zoo that makes each bird what it is. As I gaze out at my favourite birds, I wonder what role their parasites have played in shaping their fascinating behaviours…

Power Play: Professional Hockey and the Politics of Urban Development

by Jay Scherer, David Mills and Linda Sloan McCulloch

University of Alberta Press

2019

When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton in September 2016, no amount of buzz could drown out the rumours of manipulation, secret deals, and corporate greed undergirding the project. Working with documentary evidence and original interviews, the authors present an absorbing account of the machinations that got the arena and the adjacent Ice…

Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth

by Mary I. Ingraham and Robert C. Rival (editors)

University of Alberta Press

2019

Malcolm Forsyth (1936–2011) was a musical legend: a much-loved composer, performer, teacher, and mentor. Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth presents a captivating and approachable portrait of one of Canada’s finest modern composers. Readers will discover both public and private sides to the man and gain fresh insights from critical assessments of a broad range of Forsyth’s…

Rain Comin’ Down: Water, Memory and Identity in a Changed World

by Robert William Sandford

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

From one of the world’s foremost authorities on the connections between water, landscape, and our changing climate comes an intimate and literary look at what drives one man’s obsession with the world’s most precious resource. Robert Sandford has spent a lot time watching and thinking about water. This was not because he was predisposed to…

The Saga of the Jack of Spades: Volume 1

by Chase Kantor and Daniel Schneider

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

Prince Jack’s days are numbered. Surrounded by criminals, assassins, knaves, and usurpers, everyone is out to get him, and that’s just members of his own court.  For centuries, The Four Kingdoms, the Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades, waged war upon each other. To stem the bloodshed, the Four of a Kind, an order of wise…

Discovering People: English * French * Cree

by Neepin Auger

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

The fourth book in this colourful and unique series introduces twenty-two basic words in English, French, and Cree relating to familiar people at home and in the community. Neepin Auger’s books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and…

The Wild Coasts of Canada

by Scott Forsyth (Photographer)

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

An astounding collection of photographs and essays celebrating the grandeur of Canada’s most remote regions located along the three ocean coastlines. Divided into three main sections — the Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador), the Arctic (Nunavut and The Northwest Passage), and the Pacific (Haida Gwaii and The Great Bear Rainforest) — the book will highlight features…

Feel the Wild

by Daniel Fox

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

Feel the Wild is an intimate and powerful story about Nature and our relationship with it, told through stunning photography and thought-provoking writing. To “Feel the Wild” is to connect with the wilderness – the untamed Nature, the untamed Us, the essence of Life, through all of our senses and experience everything it has to offer…

In Search of Al Howie

by Jared Beasley

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

The story of Al Howie is a remarkable and at times unbelievable adventure into the heart of the longest races in the world with one of modern history’s most eccentric ultra-marathon runners. If you ran 2225 kilometres from Winnipeg to Ottawa, you’d be crazy. If the day after you arrived in Ottawa you showed up…