Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Seldom Seen Road

by Jenna Butler

NeWest Press

2013

Poetry | 80

CDN: 14.95

Seldom Seen Road is a collection of sharply observed and understated poems about the land and its people, specifically those who have made it grow. Bare bones, full of wit, insight, and fine imagery, they make up a book carefully constructed around a striking vision of the Prairies and its slowly disappearing history.…

Belinda’s Rings

by Corinna Chong

NeWest Press

2013

Fiction | 264

CDN: 19.95

With Belinda’s Rings, Corinna Chong introduces us to two lovable and thoroughly original female characters: persnickety, precocious Grace, and her impractical, impulsive mother Belinda—very different women who nevertheless persistently circle back into each other’s hearts.…

Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe

by Sheri-D Wilson

Frontenac House

2012

Poetry | 96

CDN: 19.95

At once organic, spiritual and technical, the work uses QR codes to send readers outside the book to new vantage points. Goddess… is an upsurge, an uprising of feminine divine energy that Sheri-D says will quell the madness of our times.…

Yukon Wings

by R.B. Cameron

Frontenac House

2012

Non-Fiction | 368

CDN: 60

Thorough, authoritative, and filled with over 700 superb previously unpublished photographs, Yukon Wings is an illustrated history of the birth and development of the aviation industry in the Yukon. An astonishing book of ingenuity, courage and determination, by engineer, researcher and pilot: Robert Cameron.…

33 Million Solitudes

by Ali Riley

Frontenac House

2012

Poetry | 80

CDN: 15.95

Ali Riley applies her unique and inventive poetics to our National identity. Breaking down and remixing our familiar icons – for example, The Hudson‘s Bay Company, Susannah Moodie’s Roughing it in the Bush – the poet finds that wanderlust, geography, solitude and a thirst for exploration still underlie the Canadian Spirit.…

iii

by j. fisher

Frontenac House

2019

Poetry | 96

CDN: 15.95

iii is a summation of the dread, the absence and the anguish a man in his mid-thirties experiences as he contemplates his past and future. It has a lot to say about alcohol, drugs and sexual politics. iii is a lesson in what not to do, who to avoid, what choices to rethink. Then again,…

Whirr & Click

by Micheline Maylor

Frontenac House

2019

Poetry | 80

CDN: 15.95

Micheline Maylor’s many-textured poems explore the liminal space where finite life and infinite time expand and contract into one another. In a duet of contrasts, memory, coming of age, danger, the erotic, and love twine into elegy and wonder. Time plays a featuring role and acts to freeze moments exactly as they arrive and simultaneously…

The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry

by Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron (Editors)

Frontenac House

2013

Poetry | 256

CDN: 21.95

This first national collection of African Canadian poetry features 90 poets who document a range in style from page and stage. Includes internationally honoured Africadian George Elliott Clarke, Ian Keteku (crowned 2010 World Poetry Slam champion), Lillian Allen (founder of the dub poetry tradition in Canada), and Afua Cooper (brought to light the hanging of…

Understanding Earth’s Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008

by The ICSU/WMO IPY Joint Committee (Editors)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press

2011

Non-Fiction | xx + 720

CDN: 250

The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 became the largest coordinated research program in the Earth’s polar regions. This volume covers its development for almost a decade (from 2001 to the summer of 2010), and provides a preliminary summary of IPY activities in which the ICSU/WMO Joint Committee were directly involved.…

The Healing Landscapes of Central and Southeastern Siberia: Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing, Volume 1

by David G. Anderson (Editor)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press

2011

Non-Fiction | xii + 188

CDN: 40

Documents healing traditions in Eastern Siberia in an area extending from Lake Baikal northward through the Enisei River Valley to the Arctic Ocean, a region showing an interesting unity in traditions across a wide range of landscape types and cultural areas: from the taiga-steppe borderlands influenced by Tibetan and Russian practices in the South, to…

KURMA XI: A Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia

by Andrzej Weber, Olga Goriunova, Hugh McKenzie, and Angela Lieverse (Editors)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press

2012

Non-Fiction | xx + 276

CDN: 65

The third site monograph of the Baikal Archaeology Project series presents archaeological and human osteological data from fieldwork conducted at the mortuary site Kurma XI in the extensively researched Little Sea area of Lake Baikal, Siberia. Twenty-six graves were excavated by Russian and Canadian teams. Many very rare inclusions were found, with a bronze medallion…

Talking Tools: Faces of Aboriginal Oral Tradition in Contemporary Society

by Patrick Scott

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press

2012

Non-Fiction | xii + 308

CDN: 60

The Berger Inquiry into the impacts of a proposed pipeline through the Yukon and the Mackenzie Valley was a landmark in Canadian aboriginal and northern history. This volume chronicles some of the stories heard during the enquiry to illustrate the Dene worldview, and explores how storytelling contributed to a revival of grassroots democracy in Canada.…

The Wages of Relief: Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

by Eric Strikwerda

Athabasca University Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 220

CDN: 29.95

Touching on the experiences of those who relied on government programs to survive the Depression, Wages of Relief highlights the development of municipal relief administration. Focusing on Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, Strikwerda explores how gender dynamics informed city administrators’ responses to social and economic upheaval.…

Man Proposes, God Disposes: Recollections of a French Pioneer

by Pierre Maturié, translated by Vivien Bosley

Athabasca University Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 260

CDN: 29.95

In 1910, Pierre Maturié left France and travelled to northern Alberta in search of adventure, which he found in constructing railroad in the Rockies and transporting goods along the Athabasca River. Vivien Bosley’s translation preserves Maturié’s nostalgia for the area and gracefully depicts the French pioneer experience in Western Canada.…

Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64

by Max Foran

Athabasca University Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 244

CDN: 27.95

Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. Foran shows how an extensive 1962 proposal to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary ultimately fell prey to a conflict between corporate rigidity and an unorganized civic administration.…

A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan (Editors)

Athabasca University Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 340

CDN: 34.95

A respected Elder, traditional healer, and educational psychologist, Dr. Joseph Couture (1930-2007) transformed long-held views of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. These essays range from Aboriginal spirituality to ancestral ways of knowing, from the process of Native healing to education’s role in self-determination and social change.…

Game-Day Gangsters: Crime and Deviance in Canadian Football

by Curtis Fogel

Athabasca University Press

2013

Non-Fiction | 150

CDN: 24.95

In the complicated history between sport and law, much is revealed about the perception and understanding of consent and tolerable deviance. Game-Day Gangsters explores the discrepancies between the institutional handling of disciplinary matters and the actual experiences of Canadian football players.…