Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Tiny Creatures

by Wendy Einstein

Blue Bike Books

2023

Some are tiny, some not so much, but all of the creatures in this book are the smallest of their kind.…

Principles of Blended Learning: Shared Metacognition and Communities of Inquiry

by Norman D. Vaughan, Deborah Dell, Martha Cleveland-Innes, and D. Randy Garrison

Athabasca University Press

2023

The rapid migration to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic expedited the need for more research and practical guidelines for online and blended learning. A theoretical grounding is imperative to support blended learning and sustain change. The Community of Inquiry is a valuable framework that regards higher education as both a collaborative and individually constructivist…

The Elephant Has Two Sets of Teeth: Bhutanese Refugees and Humanitarian Governance

by Alice Neikirk

University of Alberta Press

2023

This ethnography of Bhutanese refugees reveals how the language of compassion in humanitarianism is used to oppress vulnerable communities and erode their rights. Alice Neikirk conducted fieldwork with Bhutanese who fled Bhutan, resided in camps in Nepal, and finally settled in Australia. She observes that in accepting the role of humanitarian subjects, refugees must abandon…

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine

by ed. Jeremy Wildeman & M. Muhannad Ayyash

University of Alberta Press

2023

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine explores Canada-Palestine relations through a settler colonial lens. The authors argue that there are direct parallels between Canada’s settler colonial project and its support for the Israeli settler colonial dispossession of Palestinians. Chapters reflect on community politics and activism, migration, orientalism, and critical race theory.…

Adventures in Small Tourism: Studies and Stories

by ed. Kathleen Scherf

University of Calgary Press

2023

Adventures in Small Tourism presents academic studies and personal stories about small tourism. While small tourism is not new, it has become increasingly important as the widespread negative effects of overtourism have become increasingly apparent, with cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona experiencing barriocide, the death of neighbourhoods, as they host overwhelming numbers of visitors. With…

Flight Risk

by Meg Braem

University of Calgary Press

2023

Second World War veteran Hank Dunfield is about to turn one hundred years old. The staff at Ponderosa Pine Lodge have recruited Sarah, a young nursing student, to keep Hank safe, comfortable, and in the building while they plan a grand centenarian celebration. There’s one problem: Hank doesn’t want to live that long. Based on…

Whistle at Night and They Will Come: Indigenous Horror Stories Volume II

by Alex Soop

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2023

Following the immense success of his debut collection of horror stories, Midnight Storm, Moonless Sky, Blackfoot storyteller Alex Soop once again scares the wits out of readers while uncovering overlooked social anxieties and racism affecting Indigenous Peoples across North America. Whistle at Night and They Will Come: Indigenous Horror Stories Volume II delivers stories ranging…

Pacific Salmon Field Guide: Waterproof Edition

by Sean Godwin and Martin Krkosek

Lone Pine Publishing

2023

This guide presents information and identifying characteristics for the seven pacific sockeye species—sockeye, coho, chinook, pink, chum, steelhead and coastal cutthroat—across five life stages, with strong emphasis on detailed and intuitive illustrations. Now in a waterproof edition.…

Matara: The Elephant Play

by Conni Massing

NeWest Press

2023

Weaving between the perspectives of public relations, zoos as unique spaces of human animal interaction, and the question of whether or not zoos should exist at all, Conni Massing’s latest play takes inspiration from real life debates that surround Lucy, the lone elephant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, asking poignant questions about our relationships with…

Gathering of Ghosts: Book 3 (Addicted to Heaven series)

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Group

2023

Rennika Falkyn, a highborn magiel, is forced to use her magic once again—this time to track down a mysterious child—leading her to a tangle of mystifying puzzles in the high court and endangering her own family. And can she overcome the stigma of her past crimes and lies, and find redeeming love with her husband?…

Antecedent

by Juleta Severson-Baker

Frontenac House

2023

Antecedent is a ferocious and candid outcry from the West. This is a book willing to reveal, to tell the frank truth, about “the weave of what is human.” Among the love and cruelty of existence, the poet uncovers fish guts, little yellow violets, a red fox in an apple orchard, and the lipstick section…

Cluster Flux

by D.S. Stymeist

Frontenac House

2023

Cluster Flux, D.S. Stymeist’s tender and visionary second collection, is an explosion of transmissions. Transmission of bodies through geographical space, across boundaries, across time, across material states. Transmission of ideas and modes of awareness. Transmission of emotions, expressions, sensations. At the center of the transmissions, anchoring the book, is an incantatory long poem: “Mass Transfer.”…

Three-Way Renegade: $amuel $teward Without Apology

by Keith Garebian

Frontenac House

2023

Raw, tender, raunchy, melancholy, witty, and richly allusive, Three-Way Renegade is a satiric portrait in verse of Samuel Steward, a flamboyant, anarchic gay icon who passed from a life as a discontented academic to a sensational career as tattoo artist and notorious writer of erotic and pornographic literature. Composed entirely of octets (shifting in diction,…

I Have Forsaken Heaven & Earth, but Never Forsaken You

by Leilei Chen, illus. Mozhi Chen

Frontenac House

2023

The book includes poems translated from MA Hui’s rewriting of Tsangyang Gyatso’s poetry. Gyatso was Tibet’s sixth Dalai Lama and is well known for his love poems. MA captures the imagery and subjects of Gyatso’s poetry, and speaks meaningfully about love, religion, life, death, power, and worldly success. This translation recognizes the universal nature of…

My Life in Propaganda: Language and Totalitarian Regimes

by Magda Stroińska

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2023

My Life in Propaganda is Magda Stroińska’s personal account of growing up with communist propaganda in Eastern Europe. She looks at the influence of her family history that contradicted what she was taught at school; the cognitive and emotional effects of compulsory school readings; socialist realist art and film; and Radio Free Europe and Voice…

Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race

by Meaghan Marie Hackinen

NeWest Press

2023

Meaghan Marie Hackinen’s follow-up to her award-nominated debut South Away charts her unforgettable, twenty-five-day journey on the Trans Am Bike Race: a coast-to-coast ride across the entire North American continent from Oregon to Virginia. Without the aid of a support crew, Hackinen must rely entirely on her wits, ingenuity and sheer determination to finish this…

Lásko

by Catherine Cooper

Freehand Books

2023

When Mája was seven, her mother disappeared. Now Mája has an overwhelming urge to do the same. She leaves her fiancé in Canada and follows signs that she believes are leading her to the Czech Republic, her mother’s home country. In Prague, she falls in love with Kuba, a charismatic musician who is a rising…

Wisdom River: Meditations on Fly Fishing and Life Midstream

by ed. Larry Kapustka and Chad Okrusch

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2023

Wisdom River: Meditations on Fly Fishing and Life Midstream is a collection of stories, poetry, photos, art, recipes, and jokes that celebrate the wonders of fly fishing and the wisdom that can be gained from spending time on the river. Contributors from Montana, Alberta, and Nova Scotia each bring a unique perspective and voice as they…

Flicker

by Lori Hahnel

University of Calgary Press

2023

Cass Reisender, reluctant psychic is starting again in Calgary, Alberta, a city with nothing supernatural about it at all. Then Cass touches a strange antique device and her new life is blown apart. Transported to West Orange, New Jersey, in the year 1900, Cass meets the dashing Erik Thorvaldsen in Thomas Edison’s—that Thomas Edison’s—laboratory. As…

The Sum of One Man’s Pleasure

by Danial Neil

NeWest Press

2023

1963 – Finn Kenny has fled life in Ottawa after being implicated in an RCMP purge of suspected Communist sympathisers and homosexuals. He ends up on Vancouver Island working as a groundskeeper. Theodore Spencer, owner of Spencerwood Industries, is Finn’s saviour, having offered him a job and a home at Finn’s lowest moment. When Spencer…