Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Dissonant Methods: Undoing Discipline in the Humanities Classroom

by Ada S. Jaarsma and Kit Dobson (Editors)

University of Alberta Press

2020

Dissonant Methods is an innovative collection that probes how, by approaching teaching creatively, postsecondary instructors can resist the constrictions of neoliberalism. Based on the foundations of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, whereby educators are asked to explore teaching as scholarship, these essays offer concrete and practical meditations on resistant and sustainable teaching. The contributors seek…

Necromantic

by Lovern Kindzierski (Author), Geof Isherwood (Illustrator), David Ross (Illustrator) and Chris Chuckry (Illustrator)

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Necromantic is a love story disguised as a supernatural action thriller, proving that not even death is enough to stop true love. Jesse is a spook. Her latest foreign mission has landed her in a death trap. She saw something she wasn’t supposed to and now her “assignment”, a Warlord, wants her dead. Jesse learns from her boyfriend, Blake, that…

The Manhattan Project

by Ken Hunt

University of Calgary Press

2020

Necropastoral poetry that traces the path of nuclear discovery from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene. The hands of humans split the atom and reshaped the world. Gradually revealing a sublime nightmare that begins with spontaneous nuclear fission in the protozoic and ends with the omnicide of the human race, The Manhattan Project traces the military, cultural, and…

Family Walks and Hikes on Greater Vancouver’s North Shore

by Harrison Crerar

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps, and colour photographs. The Lower Mainland’s first entry in the series introduces readers to a wide range of trails that North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and…

Swashbuckling Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas

by Rhonda Parrish (Editor)

Tyche Books

2020

If you think cats and water don’t mix, think again. Plunge into worlds of piratical cats: some selfish, some mischievous, all fond of hitting the catnip stash. From ships on the deep blue sea, to ships flying through the depths of space, and even visiting from beyond the veil, these cats are determined and on…

Old Man’s Garden: The History and Lore of Southern Alberta Wildflowers

by Annora Brown

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

Through pen and ink illustrations and stories, Old Man’s Garden conveys the legends and folklore connected with Southern Alberta’s wildflowers, native plants, and Indigenous culture. Originally published in 1954, Annora Brown’s Old Man’s Garden is a Canadian classic that tells the story of Southern Alberta’s native plants and wildflowers through art and in consideration of Indigenous traditional knowledge from…

Taking a Break from Saving the World: A Conservation Activist’s Journey from Burnout to Balance

by Stephen Legault

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

“The climate crisis is an overwhelming phenomenon and eco-activist Stephen Legault knows all about that. He’s been a burnout casualty a number of times and seeks solutions for the malaise, knowing people can’t be effective politically unless they take care of themselves. He has recommendations on everything from diet to organizational restricting – leaves of…

Speechless

by Anne Simpson

Freehand Books

2020

A’isha Nasir is a Nigerian teenager who has been charged with adultery and sentenced to death. Sophie MacNeil is an ambitious young Canadian journalist who meets A’isha and writes an impassioned article about her plight. But when the article sets off waves of outrage and violence, Sophie is forced to come to terms with the…

Canada’s Legal Pasts: Looking Forward, Looking Back

by Lyndsay Campbell, Ted McCoy, and Mélanie Méthot (editors)

University of Calgary Press

2020

An introduction to Canadian legal history featuring new approaches to legal scholarship. Essential reading for all those interested in Canadian legal methodologies, especially new and beginning scholars. Canada’s Legal Pasts presents new essays on a range of topics and episodes in Canadian legal history, provides an introduction to legal methodologies, shows researchers new to the field…

Watershed

by Doreen Vanderstoop

Freehand Books

2020

It is 2058, and the glaciers are gone. A catastrophic drought has hit the prairies. Willa Van Bruggen is desperately trying to keep her family goat farm afloat, hoping against hope that the new water pipeline arrives before the bill collectors do. Willa’s son, Daniel, goes to work for the pipeline corporation instead of returning…

Secession and Separatist Conflicts in Postcolonial Africa

by Charles G. Thomas and Toyin Falola

University of Calgary Press

2020

The first book to examine the full historical arc of secession and secessionist conflict across sub-Saharan Africa. Wars fought for political separation have become omnipresent in post-colonial Africa. From the division of Sudan, to the continued fragmentation of Somalia, and the protracted struggles of Cabinda and Azawad, conflict over secession and separation continues to the…

The End of Me

by John Gould

Freehand Books

2020

56 very short stories about death from Giller Prize finalist John Gould The End of Me is an astonishing set of sudden stories about the experience of mortality. With an ear attuned to the uncanny and the ironic, John Gould catches his characters at moments of illumination as they encounter the mystery of their finite being.…

In Veritas

by C.J. Lavigne

NeWest Press

2020

“Things that are and are not, she thinks, and the dog is a snake.” In this fantastic and fantastical debut, C.J. Lavigne concocts a wondrous realm overlaying a city that brims with civic workers and pigeons. Led by her synesthesia, Verity Richards discovers a hidden world inside an old Ottawa theatre. Within the timeworn walls live people who…

Rolling Thunder

by A.J. Devlin

NeWest Press

2020

Former pro wrestler “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead, now a fully-fledged private investigator, is riding high after his first successful case. In this second episode, Jed leaves the wrestling realm to enter a new arena: women’s flat-track roller derby. When old acquaintance Stormy Daze seeks his help finding her team’s missing coach, Jed discovers that the turnbuckle-and-metal-chair…

Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies – Volume 2: Bragg Creek – Kananaskis – Moraine Lake – Yoho – Icefields Parkway – Jasper

by Andrew Nugara

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps, and colour photographs. Andrew Nugara’s second book for families looking to experience the splendour of the Canadian Rockies describes additional trips in Bragg Creek, Banff, and…

Popular Wildflowers of South-Central British Columbia

by Neil L. Jennings

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors of South-Central British Columbia during the usual blooming season. Neil Jennings’s new series of colourful and easy-to-use wildflower guides introduces amateur naturalists to some of the more…

Popular Wildflowers of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies

by Neil L. Jennings

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify the flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors on the Canadian Rockies during the usual blooming season. Neil Jennings’s new series of colourful and easy-to-use wildflower guides introduces amateur naturalists to some of the…

We Remember the Coming of the White Man

by Elizabeth Yakeleya, Sarah Simon and other Sahtú and Gwich'in Elders

UpRoute Books

2020

Edited by Sarah Stewart; Foreword, Raymond Yakeleya; Afterword, Colette Poitras A work in progress since the 1970s, We Remember the Coming of the White Man chronicles the history of the Dene People in the extraordinary time of the early 20th century. Chapters are transcripts of oral histories by ten Elders about their recollections of the…

Popular Wildflowers of the Canadian Prairies

by Neil L. Jennings

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify the flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors on the Canadian Prairies during the usual blooming season. Neil Jennings’s new series of colourful and easy-to-use wildflower guides introduces amateur naturalists to some of the…

Popular Wildflowers of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island

by Neil L. Jennings

Rocky Mountain Books

2020

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island during the usual blooming season. Neil Jennings’s new series of colourful and easy-to-use wildflower guides introduces amateur naturalists to some…