Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

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,…

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…

Unforgetting Private Charles Smith

by Jonathan Locke Hart

Athabasca University Press

2019

Private Charles Smith had been dead for close to a century when Jonathan Hart discovered the soldier’s small diary in the Baldwin Collection at the Toronto Public Library. The diary’s first entry was marked 5 June 1915. After some research, Hart discovered that Charles Smith was an Anglo-Canadian, born in Kent, and that this diary…

From Turtle Island to Gaza

by David Groulx

Athabasca University Press

2019

“David Groulx is an important poetic voice. Intellectually and emotionally generous, his poetry both gives and demands presence, and a willingness to acknowledge reality and engage at a deeper level.” —Joanne Arnott, author of A Night for the Lady “Powerful . . . triumphant and heartfelt.” —Lee Maracle With a sure voice, Groulx, an Anishinaabe writer, artistically weaves…

Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship

by Amanda Wakaruk & Sam-Chin Li (editors)

University of Alberta Press

2019

Public access to government information forms the foundation of a healthy liberal democracy. Because this information can be precarious, it needs stewardship. Government Information in Canada provides analysis about the state of Canadian government information publishing. Experts from across the country draw on decades of experience to offer a broad, well-founded survey of history, procedures,…

What You Take with You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

by Therese Greenwood

University of Alberta Press

2019

Four years after Therese Greenwood and her husband moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, their new community was shattered by one of the worst wildfires in Canadian history. As the flames approached, they had only minutes to pack, narrowly escaping a fire that would rage for weeks, burn more than 85,000 hectares and force 80,000 people…

Pressure Cooker Love Bomb

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Frontenac House

2019

Poems masquerading as recipes, poems masquerading as survival guides, poems simmered in love, Pressure Cooker Love Bomb is a humorous collection of poems. Ruprai’s second collection is infused with intense sexuality, racial tensions, and questions of gender conformity. With various textures of poems, the collection reads as woman of colour’s manifesto with instructions.…

Alice at Naptime

by Shea Proulx

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

‘A beautiful, visual-poem about motherhood and art.’  A poetic exploration of being both a new mother and an artist, told using her own unique graphic novel and fine art approach. When Alice was born her mother only found time to draw her while she napped. Gradually Alice is multiplied in a tapestry of selves, both…

1st Legion of Utopia: An Epic Tale of Killers, Queers & the Birth of Canadian Socialism

by James Davidge, Bob Prodor, Nick Johnson and Ryan Ferrier

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

The turmoil of the Great Depression galvanized Canadians to rise up and fight for improved labour conditions, social equality and universal healthcare. In the frontier city of Calgary, Holly Burnside and Brian Mah get involved with the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the first national party dedicated to the needs of workers and farmers.…

Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I

by E.D. Blodgett

University of Alberta Press

2019

The late sun falls slowly into the afternoon of your eyes, and there it pauses as one might pause to take a breath —from “Lost” Nothing Is But You and I, the breathtaking final volume in the Apostrophes series, reveals poet E.D. Blodgett at his most accomplished. Lyrical grace meets exquisite technique as Blodgett fathoms…

Only Pretty Damned

by Niall Howell

NeWest Press

2019

Niall Howell‘s Only Pretty Damned is a taut noir that takes you behind the big top, revealing rough and tumble characters, murderous plots, and crooked schemes designed to keep Rowland’s World Class Circus afloat for another season. When Toby, former trapeze artist turned disgruntled clown, begins seeing Gloria, a young and beautiful dancer longing for a bigger…