Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Marion Nicoll: Silence and Alchemy

by Ann Davis, Elizabeth Herbert, Jennifer Salahub

University of Calgary Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 150

CDN: 49.95

Marion Nicoll (1909–1985) is a widely acknowledged and important founder of Alberta art and certainly one of a dedicated few that brought abstraction into practice in the province.…

We Gambled Everything: The Life and Times of an Oilman

by Arne Nielsen

University of Alberta Press

2012

Non-Fiction | 304

CDN: 29.95

Canadian petroleum industry leader Arne Nielsen’s memoir illuminates a canny world inhabited by premiers, prime ministers, corporate chairmen, and chief executive officers, affording a comprehensive insider’s account of landmark discoveries that created his industry.…

Massacre Street

by Paul Zits

University of Alberta Press

2014

Poetry | 128

CDN: 19.95

Merging poetry and historical records, Zits masterfully (re)creates a poetic view of the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885. His collage and cut-up techniques challenge the histories penned by the event’s recorders, reflecting upon the difficult complexities of past and present.…

The Last Temptation of Bond

by Kimmy Beach

University of Alberta Press

2019

Poetry | 120

CDN: 19.95

In a penetrating, violent, sexy, and often hilarious apocalypse, a world-famous superspy meets his demise at the hands of an audacious, painstaking poet. Kimmy Beach fuses popular culture and narrative poetry to astonishing effect in this, her fifth book.…

Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals

by Laurie Meijer Drees

University of Alberta Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 296

CDN: 29.95

The first detailed collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada’s indigenous communities and on the federal government’s Indian Health Services, featuring oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada’s Indian Hospital system.…

Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants

by Nellie Carlson & Kathleen Steinhauer, as told to Linda Goyette

University of Alberta Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 216

CDN: 24.95

Oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women, their life stories against a backdrop of government discrimination, decades of First Nations activism, and the resurgence of First Nations communities, that resulted in changing oppressive regulations, benefitting thousands of their descendants.…

Arriving: 1909-1919: Book one of the Understanding Ursula trilogy

by Corinne Jeffery

Roadie Books

2018

Fiction | 398

CDN: 24.95

On July 1, 1909, Gustav Werner applies for a homestead grant at the Dominion Lands Office, eager to become the most thriving German Lutheran homesteader in Saskatchewan. What he doesn’t realize is that life as he knows it is about to take a turn no one could have predicted.…

The Devil’s Breath: The Story of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster of 1914

by Steve Hanon

NeWest Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 290

CDN: 24.95

On a warm spring day in June of 1914, two hundred and thirty-five men went down into the depths of the Hillcrest mine, found in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass. Only forty-six would make it out alive. The largest mining disaster in Canadian history, the fateful tale of the Hillcrest Mine is finally captured in startling detail…

The Paradise Engine

by Rebecca Campbell

NeWest Press

2013

Fiction | 272

CDN: 19.95

Set in British Columbia across two eras separated by a century, the Paradise Engine unfolds against a colourful backdrop of labour organizers, immaculately-attired cultists, ambitious socialites, teenage lovers, dank basement offices and innumerable coffee shops.…

Open Pit

by Marguerite Pigeon

NeWest Press

2013

Fiction | 288

CDN: 19.95

On the eve of NorthOre’s opening of a new mining operation, a group of Canadian human-rights activists are taken hostage by a former revolutionary fighter who demands that the company stop production at the open-pit gold mine and allow his family’s remains to be exhumed. The mine’s Canadian owner, however, decides on a combined police…