Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Viewing Tom Thomson: A Minority Report

by Kevin Irie

Frontenac

Poetry

2012

What is the place of an early 20th century landscape Canadian painter in the increasingly urban, multicultural world of 21st century Canada? To Japanese-Canadian poet Irie, Tom Thomson emerges as a source of inspiration, intrigue admiration, and ire.…

‘Tis Pity

by David Bateman

Frontenac

Poetry

2012

Part off-Broadway show without a cast, part bungalow for gender-dysphoric bachelorettes, ‘Tis Pity is furnished with poems that dart lyrically in and out of each other, bumping like herds of chameleons racing through a self-elegiac labyrinth toward an unspecified finish line.…

Tango Noir: Three Plays

by Rose Scollard

Frontenac

Poetry

2012

Rose Scollard, co-founder of Maenad Theatre, has 31 produced dramas. Tango Noir, Bete Blanche and Preservation Blues are three favourites.…

Any Bright Horse

by Lisa Pasold

Frontenac

Poetry

2012

Finalist for a 2012 Governor-General’s Award. Inspired by The Book of Wonders, poet Lisa Pasold uses Marco Polo’s stories about Afghanistan, Russia, and China to speculate on the transformative effect of journeys.…

Administrative Discretion in Education

by Michael Manley-Casimir and Alesha D. Moffat

Brush Education

Academic

2012

What is involved in the exercise of discretion by educational administrators? This collection of papers furthers research into this important question. It presents seminal work from scholars and graduate students, as well as path-breaking analyses from other disciplines.…

Diversity, Culture and Counselling (2nd Ed.): A Canadian Perspective

by M. Honoré France, María del Carmen Rodríguez and Geoffrey G. Hett

Brush Education

Learning

2012

Counsellors from a wide variety of backgrounds share their practical perspectives on subjects such as treating Muslim clients, the role of traditional healing methods in Aboriginal culture, and helping immigrant children cope with acculturation in the school system.…

Follow the Money: Where is Alberta's Wealth Going?

by Kevin Taft, Mel McMillan, and Junaid Jahangir

Brush Education

Non-Fiction

2012

Alberta’s most insightful political commentator is back with another essential book. Kevin Taft follows the money to uncover why Alberta—one of the richest places on earth—still talks poor when it comes to public services.…

Science She Loves Me

by Edited by Mary AnneMoser

Banff Centre Press

Non-Fiction

2011

An engaging collection of texts and images that explores science as expressed by individuals, artists, scientists and teachers, from cafes and classrooms all the way to theatre and Hollywood.…

Martini With a Twist: 5 Plays by Clem Martini

by Clem Martini

NeWest Press

Drama

2012

Absurdity reigns in multiple award-winning author and playwright Clem Martini’s newest collection of work, five utterly original one-act populated elephants, ghosts, whales, severed heads, and more.…

The Shore Girl

by Fran Kimmel

NeWest Press

Fiction

2012

Young Rebee Shore’s life is fragmented. Forever on the move, dragged around rural Alberta by her dysfunctional mother, she touches everyone she meets—family, friends, teachers, strangers—leaving indelible marks in her wake.…

Swallow

by Theanna Bischoff

NeWest Press

Fiction

2012

Upon the death of her troubled younger sister, teacher Darcy Nolan grapples with their frequently fraught relationship. A lyrical examination of those left behind after traumatic events, told with care and affection by the author of Cleavage.…

Blackbirds

by Garry Ryan

NeWest Press

Fiction

2012

Garry Ryan, award-winning author of the Detective Lane series of mystery novels, debuts the first book in a new trilogy about young Sharon Lacey, a Canadian girl who becomes an RAF pilot during the Blitz.…

kiyâm

by Naomi McIlwraith

AU Press

Poetry

2012

“[McIlwraith] detours around historical attitudes, attempting to write in both [English and Cree], in a pilgrimage of transcribing and transliteration, circumventing the many obstacles of self and society in order to do so.” — The Prairie Journal…