Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Personal Modernisms: Anarchist Networks and the Later Avant-Gardes

by James Gifford

University of Alberta Press

2014

Gifford’s invigorating work of metacriticism and literary history recovers the significance of the “lost generation” of writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He examines how the Personalism of anarcho-anti-authoritarian contemporaries such as Alex Comfort, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Durrell, J.F. Hendry, Henry Miller, Elizabeth Smart, Dylan Thomas, and Henry Treece forges a missing link between Late…

Bad Judgement

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2014

Judge John Reilly, now retired, was the youngest judge ever appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta. For most of his 33 years on the bench he was the circuit judge for the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta. During his career he became interested in aboriginal justice and saw the failure of the “white”…

Between Clay and Dust

by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Freehand Books

2014

Powerful and haunting, Between Clay and Dust is a triumph of storytelling, a poignant exploration of love, honour, redemption, and the strength that heat should find to go on when all is lost. A finalist for the prestigious Man Asian Literary Prize.…

Detachment: An Adoption Memoir

by Maurice Mierau

Freehand Books

2014

A moving and searingly unsentimental memoir about learning to become a father and a son. Mierau tells his story about adopting two sons from Ukraine, dealing with attachment disorder, and untangling his own Mennonite fathers’ Ukrainian past.…

Blind Spot

by Laurence Miall

NeWest Press

2014

When Luke returns to Edmonton after the death of his parents, he sets in motion a chain of events that will bring to light long-buried family secrets. In Luke, Laurence Miall has crafted an unforgettable literary anti-hero, a man disconnected from the pain of those around him, yet blind to his own faults. With clean,…

Some Extremely Boring Drives: Stories

by Marguerite Pigeon

NeWest Press

2014

Marguerite Pigeon takes readers on a roundabout tour of locations around the world in this wonderfully not-boring collection of stories. From the multi-talented author of Inventory and Open Pit comes a new collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly.…

North East

by Wendy McGrath

NeWest Press

2014

In North East, Wendy McGrath paints a picture of a mid-century Canadian city on the verge of change, and a child on the verge of losing her innocence.…

Bittersweet Sands: 24 Days in Fort McMurray

by Rick Ranson

NeWest Press

2014

In Bittersweet Sands, Rick Ranson takes readers on a journey into one of the most talked-about locations on the planet: the Northern Alberta oilsands. With his characteristic good humour and wit, Ranson peels back the layers on what it’s really like for the workers in Ft. McMurray.…

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

by Jon Dron and Terry Anderson

AU Press

2014

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations.   …