Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Nuptse and Lhotse in the Land of the Midnight Sun

by Jocey Asnong

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

With imaginative text and colourful artwork, Nuptse and Lhotse’s latest adventure showcases the history, culture, and environment of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun! While waiting for the first snowfall of winter to arrive, Nuptse and Lhotse are excited when they find an unusual snow globe in…

Polepole: A Training Guide for Kilimanjaro and Other Long-Distance Mountain Treks

by Erinne Sevigny Adachi, Angela DeJong

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

“Polepole” (po-lay-po-lay) — a Swahili term meaning “slowly, slowly” — is what porters on Kilimanjaro say as you climb the mountain. It’s also how you train for other long-distance mountain treks.Of the estimated 35,000 people that attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania every year, about half do not make it to the top. There…

Detention Reviews in Canada: A Practical Handbook on Law, Procedure, and Practice for Lawyers, Immigration Consultants, and Law Students

by Raj Napal

Brush Education

2019

Advocate effectively for detained immigrants at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Every year in Canada, thousands of immigrants are detained in holding centres and jails, and the numbers continue to grow year over year. Immigrants can be arrested without warrant and held indefinitely without charge, but all detainees are entitled to regular detention…

South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

by Meaghan Marie Hackinen

NeWest Press

2019

South Away follows Meaghan Marie Hackinen and her sister in the adventure of a lifetime: bicycling from Terrace, BC down the West Coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Along the way Hackinen battles with the elements in Vancouver Island’s dense northern forests and frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and…

Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers

by Erin Emily Ann Vance

Stonehouse Publishing

2019

The sudden death of Margot Morris and her two young daughters in a house fire sends shock-waves through a small rural community. The Morrises are a close-knit family, long associated with the mysterious arts of taxidermy and bee-keeping. Margot’s three surviving siblings, Teddy, Agatha and Sylvia are left to wonder if Margot’s death was an…

Killer Heat

by Brenda Chapman

Grass Roots Press

2019

Ottawa is in the middle of a summer heat wave—and PI Anna Sweet takes on her hottest case yet. Brent Rose secretly dated three women at the same time. One of them wants to make him pay for his cheating ways. Will Anna stop Brent’s tormenter in time? Or will he meet his end in…

Too Close to Home

by Brenda Chapman

Grass Roots Press

2019

Sometimes home is not a safe place to be. PI Anna Sweet is hired to look out for Max, a troubled teenage runaway. For Max, the woods provide safety and shelter. Until he is discovered. Max’s parents declare him mentally unfit and try to lock him up. But Anna holds the secret to his freedom.Anna…

The Anthropocene Disruption

by Robert William Sandford

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

An important and timely book that addresses the new reality of the Anthropocene and what we should be doing about it. In what is now being heralded as the Second Copernican Revolution, Earth scientists have discovered that our self-regulating planetary life support system is a single, dynamic integrated system, and not a collection of ecosystems…

Bad Law: Rethinking Justice for a Postcolonial Canada

by John Reilly

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

From the bestselling author of Bad Medicine and its sequel Bad Judgment comes a wide-ranging, magisterial summation of the years-long intellectual and personal journey of an Alberta jurist who went against the grain and actually learned about Canada’s indigenous people in order to become a public servant. ”Probably my greatest claim to fame is that I changed my mind,”…

Dendrite Balconies

by Sean Braune

University of Calgary Press

2019

Text surrounds us. Text is everywhere, all the time, and the contemporary world is a codex to be deciphered and disassembled. In Dendrite Balconies, Sean Braune harvests the language that surrounds us—pieces and shards from other writers, conversations, and popular media—reassembling textual fragments into poetic sculptures. Blending together conceptual writing and lyric poetry, Braune locates beauty…

Mobilizing Global Knowledge: Refugee Research in an Age of Displacement

by Susan McGrath and Julie E.E. Young (Editors)

University of Calgary Press

2019

In 2018, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees documented a record high 71.4 million displaced people around the world. As states struggle with the costs of providing protection to so many people and popular conceptions of refugees have become increasingly politicized and sensationalized, researchers have come together to form regional and global networks dedicated…

let us not think of them as barbarians

by Peter Midgley

NeWest Press

2019

Peter Midgley’s let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold into each other to renew and undermine multiple poetic traditions. These poems call out as an act of linguistic and cultural translation that…

Broke City

by Wendy McGrath

NeWest Press

2019

Broke City, the final book in Wendy McGrath’s Santa Rosa trilogy, follows young Christine as she edges into self-awareness in the now-vanished Edmonton neighbourhood of Santa Rosa. Budding with creativity that her working-class parents do not understand, Christine questions her parents’ fraught relationship, with alcoholism and implicit violence bubbling just under the surface of their marriage.…

Arctic Smoke

by Randy Nikkel Schroeder

NeWest Press

2019

On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, ageing punk Lor Kowalski is unsure of his sanity. He is haunted by hallucinogens and harbingers, strung out on broken stories that he cannot piece together into a lucid whole. Forced to join his old band from a life he’d rather forget, he is dragged north under the…

The Towers of Babylon

by Michelle Kaeser

Freehand Books

2019

Embracing the anxieties of contemporary urban life, The Towers of Babylon tracks a group of hapless Millennials trying to find meaning in a world that consistently rejects them. What do you do when you have a graduate degree and are stuck working at a bagel shop? Or you’ve snagged a steady, middle-income job only to find it’s…

Against Forgetting

by Keith Garebian

Frontenac House

2019

A delve into the personal history of a man affected by the Armenian genocide and the ways he makes Canada home. The poetic lines and strong emotional tug of the book outline the long lasting effects of trauma and what it means to remake a home.…

Waterline Immersion

by Conrad Scott

Frontenac House

2019

Diversely interwoven with threads from the Norse creation myth, to colonial Contact with North America, to personal stories about his grandparents, Conrad Scott’s Waterline Immersion asks the fundamental question of what it means to understand a place. The writer’s genealogical lines join in the river valleys of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada — the cartographic point where the…

Common Brown House Moths

by Laura Zacharin

Frontenac House

2019

In Common Brown House Moths, poems step back from the hurry, blur and ordinariness to take a closer look at the the hazards of daily life. From her work as a doctor and everyday family life, first time author, Laura Zacharin considers themes of memory, change, Illness, recovery and loss. A variety of poetic forms, uses…

Baddie One Shoe

by Natalie Meisner

Frontenac House

2019

You know that voice in your head that cuts through it? Does the ill-advised thing in the name of hard won fun? The friend who finishes the bottle with you that needs finishing, stays till closing, holds your hair out of the way if needed? The Tough bitch who rescues you in a broken down…