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The Wages of Relief

Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

by Eric Strikwerda

Athabasca University Press

Business, Economics, History | 220

CDN: 29.95

Touching on the experiences of those who relied on government programs to survive the Depression, Wages of Relief highlights the development of municipal relief administration. Focusing on Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, Strikwerda explores how gender dynamics informed city administrators’ responses to social and economic upheaval.

From Realism to Abstraction

The Art of J. B. Taylor

by Adriana A. Davies

University of Calgary Press

Art & Culture | 150

CDN: 49.95

Highly respected as an Alberta artist and teacher, J. B. (Jack) Taylor (1917-1970) is best known for his representational, semi-abstract, and abstract paintings of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He captured the aura of the mountains in a unique style.

Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe

by Sheri-D Wilson

Frontenac House

Poetry | 96

CDN: 19.95

At once organic, spiritual and technical, the work uses QR codes to send readers outside the book to new vantage points. Goddess… is an upsurge, an uprising of feminine divine energy that Sheri-D says will quell the madness of our times.

Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West

by Miriam Green Ellis

University of Alberta Press

Business, Economics, History | 296

CDN: 34.95

Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who refused to be confined to the “women’s pages.”

Belinda’s Rings

by Corinna Chong

NeWest Press

Fiction | 264

CDN: 19.95

With Belinda’s Rings, Corinna Chong introduces us to two lovable and thoroughly original female characters: persnickety, precocious Grace, and her impractical, impulsive mother Belinda—very different women who nevertheless persistently circle back into each other’s hearts.

Recognition and Modes of Knowledge

Anagnorisis from Antiquity to Contemporary Theory

by Teresa G. Russo (Editor)

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction | 320

CDN: 39.95

Anagnorisis, or recognition, has played a central role in the arts and humanities throughout history. It’s a universal mode of knowledge in literature and the arts; in sacred texts and scholastic writing; in philosophy, psychology, politics and social theory.