Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Tango Noir: Three Plays

by Rose Scollard

Frontenac

2012

Rose Scollard, co-founder of Maenad Theatre, has 31 produced dramas. Tango Noir, Bete Blanche and Preservation Blues are three favourites.…

Sefer

by Ewa Lipska, translated by Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard

AU Press

2012

Poetic, witty, and ever so faintly surreal, Sefer delicately explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the postwar generation, a generation for whom a devastating history has grown distant, both temporally and emotionally. One of Poland’s best-known poets, Ewa Lipska is today a major figure in European literature. In this translation of Sefer, Lipska’s first…

Blackbirds

by Garry Ryan

NeWest Press

2012

Garry Ryan, award-winning author of the Detective Lane series of mystery novels, debuts the first book in a new trilogy about young Sharon Lacey, a Canadian girl who becomes an RAF pilot during the Blitz.…

The Shore Girl

by Fran Kimmel

NeWest Press

2012

Young Rebee Shore’s life is fragmented. Forever on the move, dragged around rural Alberta by her dysfunctional mother, she touches everyone she meets—family, friends, teachers, strangers—leaving indelible marks in her wake.…

Office Tower Tales (The)

by Alice Major

University of Alberta Press

2012

In this ambitious long poem, Alice Major exemplifies the redemptive force of story. Through the light-hearted interplay of such literary touchstones as Chaucer, The Thousand and One Nights, and Greek myth, readers meet three women who share tales during coffee breaks.…

Pursuing China: Memoir of a Beaver Liaison Officer

by Brian L. Evans

University of Alberta Press

2012

Crucial events in late 20th-century Canada-China cultural relations are revealed in this historian-diplomat’s engrossing memoir. “A richly detailed and intimate account… [This] is the story of a man who, as a boy, got inspired and chose to live that inspiration.” Cha Magazine…

Swallow

by Theanna Bischoff

NeWest Press

2012

Upon the death of her troubled younger sister, teacher Darcy Nolan grapples with their frequently fraught relationship. A lyrical examination of those left behind after traumatic events, told with care and affection by the author of Cleavage.…

Martini With a Twist: 5 Plays by Clem Martini

by Clem Martini

NeWest Press

2012

Absurdity reigns in multiple award-winning author and playwright Clem Martini’s newest collection of work, five utterly original one-act populated elephants, ghosts, whales, severed heads, and more.…

Administrative Discretion in Education

by Michael Manley-Casimir and Alesha D. Moffat

Brush Education

2012

What is involved in the exercise of discretion by educational administrators? This collection of papers furthers research into this important question. It presents seminal work from scholars and graduate students, as well as path-breaking analyses from other disciplines.…