Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

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…

Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture

by edited by Manijeh Mannani and Veronica Thompson

AU Press

Non-Fiction

2012

By examining how writers and performers have conceptualized and negotiated issues of personal identity in their work, the essays collected in Selves and Subjectivities investigate emerging representations of self and other in contemporary Canadian arts and culture.…

Social Democracy After the Cold War

by edited by Bryan Evans and Ingo Schmidt

AU Press

Non-Fiction

2012

The case studies of this volume point to a social democracy that has confirmed its rupture with the postwar order and its role as the primary political representative of working class interests. Once marked by redistributive and egalitarian policy perspectives, social democracy has, the book argues, assumed a new role—that of a modernizing force advancing…

Sefer

by Ewa Lipska, translated by Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard

AU Press

Fiction

2012

Poetic, witty, and ever so faintly surreal, Sefer delicately explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the postwar generation, a generation for whom a devastating history has grown distant, both temporally and emotionally. One of Poland’s best-known poets, Ewa Lipska is today a major figure in European literature. In this translation of Sefer, Lipska’s first…

One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery

by Karyn L. Freedman

Freehand Books

Non-Fiction

2014

In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was 22 and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. A moving and essential look at how survivors cope and persevere.…

Marion Nicoll: Silence and Alchemy

by Ann Davis, Elizabeth Herbert, Jennifer Salahub

University of Calgary Press

Non-Fiction

2013

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.…

Massacre Street

by Paul Zits

University of Alberta Press

Poetry

2014

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

Poetry

2019

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.…