Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots

by Basma Kavanagh

Frontenac House

2018

Poetry | 64

CDN: 19.95

This book length poem comprises three major interwoven threads: Ahli, an auto/biographical thread about my Lebanese heritage; Astura, a grim tale linking climate change and the oppression of women, and Ana, a reflection on identity, language, and writing. To tell a story of my mother, her sisters, and their mother; a story of traditions, gesture, ritual, transformation, and self,…

Rooster, Dog, Crow

by Jim Nason

Frontenac House

2018

Poetry | 80

CDN: 19.95

In a world where upside-down politics dovetails with the carnivalesque, a love triangle unfolds between a belligerent Rooster, a happy-go-lucky meth-addicted Dog, and a gender-fluid Crow.  Nason’s sixth poetry collection goes to the extremes of the creative mind to depict a world that is real and surreal, a place where women, men, and animals shape-shift…

Night Flying

by Laurie Anne Fuhr

Frontenac House

2018

Poetry | 112

CDN: 19.95

These poems capture the ways of the great Canadian military brat, vanishing points, flights, and gothic perceptions. Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry, these poems contain the rhythm of a musician and the eye of a owl. Talent infuses Laurie Fuhr’s first publication.…

A Tincture of Sunlight

by Vivian Hansen

Frontenac House

2017

Poetry | 116

CDN: 19.95

This collection of poetry honours the small stories about Old Man, who has lived a real life as an uncommon character. His life and its diverse tales are sensate, enticing the reader into Old Man’s individual and mythical being. Old Man as Cree/white soldier, biologist, father, son and lover releases these stories into the realm of legend. As…

The Riparian

by Lisa Pasold

Frontenac House

2017

Poetry | 106

CDN: 19.95

In a dive bar by the river, a stranger begins a new life. Lisa Pasold creates a rich novelistic world of finely-crafted encounters in her new collection of poetry, The Riparian. This is a book of tall tales, dreams, and ghost stories, recounted by a wise drunk teetering on the edge of a muddy dock. Pasold blurs…

The Melting Queen

by Bruce Cinnamon

NeWest Press

2019

Fiction | 248

CDN: 20.95

Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen—a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the city’s spirits up over the following winter. But this year, something has changed: a genderfluid ex-frat brother called River Runson is…

The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning

by Audrey J. Whitson

NeWest Press

2019

Fiction | 200

CDN: 19.95

Three years into the second millennium, Majestic, Alberta is a farm town dealing with depressed crop prices, international borders closing to Canadian beef, and a severe drought. Older farmers worry about their way of life changing while young people concoct ways to escape: drugs, partying, moving away. Even the church is on the brink of…

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

by Heidi L.M. Jacobs

NeWest Press

2019

Fiction | 314

CDN: 19.95

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…

Echolocation: Stories

by Karen Hoffman

NeWest Press

2019

Fiction | 200

CDN: 19.95

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…

Only Pretty Damned

by Niall Howell

NeWest Press

2019

Fiction | 256

CDN: 19.95

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…

Walking Through Turquoise

by Laurie MacFayden

Frontenac House

2017

Poetry | 88

CDN: 19.95

Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the flirtations and secrets mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. The clumsy intricacies of relationships; the things you want to shout from the rooftops but cannot tell; the tickle in your gut the first time she calls you honey. MacFayden ponders a one-way trip…

Gush: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times

by Rosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, Tanis MacDonald (editors)

Frontenac House

2018

Anthology | 368

CDN: 24.95

In GUSH, more than 100 women and nonbinary writers from Canada and around the world take apart the bloody instruction of menstruation: its cultures, its lessons, its equipment, and its lexicon. Co-edited byRosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, and Tanis MacDonald, GUSH offers menstrual manifestos for our time that question the cultural value and social language of monthly blood loss, with…

Pressure Cooker Love Bomb

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Frontenac House

2019

Poetry | 72

CDN: 19.95

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.…

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

Graphic Novel |

CDN: 17.99

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.…

Jacqueline the Singing Crow

by Mandi Kujawa, Claude St-Aubin

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2015

Childrens |

CDN: 14.99

The uplifting tale of a crow called Jacqueline who lives to sing. After a bruising encounter with opinionated people that crushes her confidence and self-belief, Jacqueline flies south to escape the pain and rediscover her true self.…

The Loxleys and the War of 1812

by Alan Grant, Claude St. Aubin, Lovern Kindzierski, Todd Klein, Mark Zuehlke

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2012

Graphic Novel | 175

CDN: 19.99

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they’re torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.…

Duty, Honour & Izzat

by Steven Purewal, Christopher Rawlins (illustrations)

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

Graphic Novel | 152

CDN: 29.99

Presented as a historical scrapbook with beautifully realised, photo-realistic artwork. Framing the history is a graphic novel story about a teenage boy, in Surrey BC, caught up in drug gangs. He rethinks his choices after his 95 year old great grandfather comes to visit the family in Canada. His stories of their past, and seeing…

Bogart Creek: Volume 1

by Derek Evernden

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

Graphic Novel | 132

CDN: 19.99

Collecting the best of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. Similar in style to The Far Side, Bogart Creek is the laugh out loud book you’ve been waiting for.…

Taking the Extra Step: Soft Skills at Work

by Linda Kita-Bradley, Susan Rogers (photographs)

Grass Roots Press

2018

Non-Fiction | 48

CDN: 12.95

This book is one in the six-book series Soft Skills at Work. Taking the Extra Step explores having initiative through two contrasting photostories featuring Dan, who works at a garden centre.…