Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

dear Hermes…

by Michelle Smith

University of Alberta Press

Poetry

2012

Joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Smith’s poems showcase a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Framed by imaginative travelogues addressed to Greek gods, dear Hermes… offers readers an escape and an entrance—out of time and into the poet’s luminous experience.…

Canada’s Constitutional Revolution

by Barry L. Strayer

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2012

From 1960 to 1982, Barry L. Strayer was instrumental in the design of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the patriation of Canada’s Constitution. Here, this key legal advisor gives an insightful contribution to Canadian history and political memoir.…

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.…