Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

The Law Is (Not) for Kids, Second Edition

by Ned Lecic and Marvin A. Zuker

Athabasca University Press

2023

Since its publication in 2019, this important and practical guide to the law has empowered and educated Canadian children and youth and those who serve them. The authors address questions about how rights and laws affect the lives of young people at home, at school, at work, and in their relationships as they draw attention…

This Is How You Start to Disappear

by Astrid Blodgett

University of Alberta Press

2023

These twelve new short stories from Astrid Blodgett explore the consequences of grief and denial and single moments that change perceptions, lives, and attachments forever. Crisp prose and unexpected plot twists move relatable characters through vivid outdoor settings and interior depths. A child negotiates adult behaviour when an injured dog is put down. An older…

Borderblur Poetics: Intermedia and Avant-Gardism in Canada, 1963-1988

by Eric Schmaltz

University of Calgary Press

2023

Beginning in 1963 and continuing through the late 1980s, a loose coterie of like-minded Canadian poets challenged the conventions of writing and poetic meaning by fusing their practice with strategies from visual art, sound art, sculpture, installation, and performance. They called it “borderblur.” Borderblur Poetics traces the emergence and proliferation of this node of poetic…

Drink in the Summer: A Memoir of Croatia

by Tony Fabijančić

Athabasca University Press

2023

Since childhood, Tony Fabijančić has travelled frequently to Yugoslavia and Croatia, his father’s homeland. He spent time with his family in the northern village of Srebrnjak and escaped to the Adriatic islands in the south where he could break free from the constraints of everyday life. Over time, he observed Srebrnjak become a white-collar weekend…

Pathology Review and Practice Guide, 3rd Ed.

by ed. Dr. Zu-hua Gao

Brush Education

2023

Prepare for licensing exams offered by the American Board of Pathology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The most comprehensive review guide on the market will ensure you’re confident and ready when you sit down to write your certification exam. With protocols from the College of American Pathologists for examining and…

The Passion of Ivan Rodriguez

by Hayden Trenholm

Tyche Books

2023

“Speculative fiction with soul” — Publishers Weekly After decades of stability, climate stresses are bringing droughts, crop failures, and massive storms. The world’s end, avoided once, seems likely to succeed the second time. Scientist Sarah Nahanni has a possible solution, but the number of mathematicians willing or even able to solve the equations is very…

The Machines That Make Us

by ed. Chris Patrick Carolan

Tyche Books

2023

The word “robot” was coined a little over a century ago, but humankind has always told stories of constructed lifeforms. From the earliest myths to the latest blockbuster, stories of artificial life have always held our attention. But what do the stories we tell about the machines we make reveal about how we see ourselves?…

Saltwater Sorrows

by ed. Rhonda Parrish

Tyche Books

2023

Deep, mysterious, beautiful . . . dangerous . . . Women and the sea have been tied together in myth and story from the beginning of time. Tales of women being drawn to the sea or being left on the shore, waiting for their men’s return, have been passed down through the ages. But what…

How to Read Like You Mean It

by Kyle Conway

Athabasca University Press

2023

Kyle Conway argues that because we resist ideas we don’t understand, we must embrace confusion as a fundamental ingredient for meaning and exchange, whether between a reader and a text or between two people. Through evaluating the paradox of miscommunication, Conway posits that it’s uncertainty that results in deeper understanding and proposes strategies for reading…

Climate Justice and Participatory Research: Building Climate-Resilient Commons

by ed. Patricia E. Perkins

University of Calgary Press

2023

Climate catastrophe throws into stark relief the extreme, life-threatening inequalities that affect millions of lives worldwide. This collection offers ideas and inspiration for climate justice through the creation of research, knowledge, and livelihood commons and community-based climate resilience. It brings together articulations of the what, why, and how of climate justice through the voices of…

Many Mothers, Seven Skies: Scenes for Tomorrow

by Joan Crate, Cheryl Foggo, Linda Gaboriau, Tchitala Nyota Kamba, Sherry Letendre, Karen W. Olson, and Susan Ouriou

Freehand Books

2023

A diverse group of seven writers comes together to create seven tender scenes about their hopes for the future. The Many Mothers Collective came together during the pandemic, hoping to make sense of the world they found themselves in. What evolved was their need to not only focus on the present moment, but on the…

Pishtaco: Lord of the Lost Inca Gold

by Mark Patton

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

2023

A previously institutionalized mathematician, Penelope Augusta Gertrude Farquhar, who suffers from schizophrenia, sets on a quest to find the lost city of Paititi, Peru, to destroy the evil shaman, Pishtaco, who has amassed the lost Inca gold of Atahualpa, and rules there. Along the way she finds herself trapped in the Amazon rain forest with…

How Education Works: Teaching, Technology, and Technique

by Jon Dron

Athabasca University Press

2023

How can practitioners in education usefully understand technology, education, and their relationship to improve teaching practice? Jon Dron articulates a new theory of education, delineating how humans and technology can maximize learning for students. By focusing on the roles we play in technologies—from language and pedagogies to computers and regulations—Dron posits that individuals are not…

Reimagining Fire: The Future of Energy

by ed. Eveline Kolijn

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2023

The flashpoint topic of energy conservation and protection is shared around the world. In Reimagining Fire, environmentally conscientious writers, poets, and artists share their perspectives about our world’s impending energy transition. To envision this transition, editor Eveline Kolijn connected these artists and writers with a network of experts from the Canadian Energy Futures Lab, along…

Muster Points

by Lucas Crawford

University of Calgary Press

2023

Muster Points is a frank discussion of desire, nostalgia, mental illness, and health from a professor with one foot kicking the ivory tower. These poems bring us on a trans boy’s trips through the shard-sharp ruins of heterosexual marriages, into weird rural masculinities and their fraught survival, into regret and recovery, durability and desire. This…

Indigenous Territorial Autonomy and Self-Government in the Diverse Americas

by ed. Miguel González, Ritsuko Funaki, Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor, José Marimán, and Pablo Ortiz-T.

University of Calgary Press

2023

Across the Americas, Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples have demanded, and achieved, autonomy, self-determination, and self-governance. Yet these achievements come in conflict with the the policies of national governments. Available for the first time in English, Indigenous Territorial Autonomy and Self-Government in the Diverse Americas explores current and historical struggles for autonomy within ancestral territories, experiences…

Come My Children

by Hekmat Al-Taweel

University of Alberta Press

2023

Hekmat Al-Taweel (1922–2008) was a native Palestinian Christian from Gaza City whose narrative unearths a version of history long excluded from mainstream discourse and provides an unfamiliar perspective on Muslim–Christian relationships. Her stories about life in Gaza highlight shared history, vibrant culture, and cherished traditions. Al-Taweel continued her education after marriage, sought community volunteer work,…

The COVID Journals: Health Care Workers Write the Pandemic

by ed. Shane Neilson, Sarah Fraser, & Arundhati Dhara

University of Alberta Press

2023

This diverse collection is the first book in which a broad range of Canadian health care workers from across the country recount their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some pieces reflect on the strange pertinence of today’s headlines with those of the past; others use humour, art, and the power of narrative to offer a…

Livingsky

by Anthony Bidulka

Stonehouse Publishing

2023

Merry Bell needed to get out of Vancouver. Fast. Returning to her home town of Livingsky, Saskatchewan was a desperate step. Living with plenty of secrets, but no money, friends, or place to live during a prairie winter, all while trying to start her own PI business proves to be more of a challenge than…

Inescapable: A Ghost Story

by D.K. Stone

Stonehouse Publishing

2023

Trying to come to terms with the passing of her husband, an acclaimed and controversial Canadian artist, Aimee Westerberg is spiralling into depression instead. As Aimee tries to piece together the true character of her late husband, her fragmented memories come into contrast with what appears to be a phantom version of George. Is this…