Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals

by Laurie Meijer Drees

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2013

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

Non-Fiction

2013

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

Fiction

2018

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

Non-Fiction

2013

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

Fiction

2013

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

Fiction

2013

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…

Seldom Seen Road

by Jenna Butler

NeWest Press

Poetry

2013

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

Fiction

2013

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

Poetry

2012

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

Non-Fiction

2012

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

Poetry

2012

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

Poetry

2019

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

Poetry

2019

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

Poetry

2013

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

Non-Fiction

2011

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.…