Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science

by Alice Major

University of Alberta Press

2012

Poet Alice Major surveys the sciences of the past half-century — from physical to cognitive to evolutionary — to shed light on why and how human beings create poems. Part memoir, part wonder-journey, Intersecting Sets is a wide-ranging and insightful amalgam.…

Man in Blue Pyjamas (The): A Prison Memoir

by Jalal Barzanji

University of Alberta Press

2012

From 1986 to 1988 poet and journalist Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime because his writing openly explored themes of peace, democracy, and freedom. This literary memoir is the first translation of his work from Kurdish into English.…

Measure of Paris (The)

by Stephen Scobie

University of Alberta Press

2012

Paris provides a measure of excellence in many areas of culture, and it is itself constantly being measured. This wide-ranging discussion of the city’s history in 20th century literature and thought will appeal to all those who love Paris…

Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait

by Robert Kroetsch

University of Alberta Press

2012

A candid walk through the corridors of the poet’s remembering. “This book is not an autobiography. It is a gesture toward a self-portrait, which I take to be quite a different kettle of fish.” — Robert Kroetsch, from the Introduction…

33 Million Solitudes

by Ali Riley

Frontenac House

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.…

Yukon Wings

by R.B. Cameron

Frontenac House

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Thorough, authoritative, and filled with over 700 superb previously unpublished photographs, Yukon Wings is an illustrated history of the birth and development of the aviation industry in the Yukon.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.…

Dance, Gladys, Dance

by Cassie Stocks

NeWest

2012

The uplifting story of a woman, 27-year old Frieda Zweig, whose uncanny connection with a kindred spirit named Gladys causes her to see her life in a new way – as anything but ordinary.…

Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe

by Sheri-D Wilson

Frontenac House

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.…

Western Taxidermy

by Barb Howard

NeWest

2012

Tender, satirical and occasionally absurd, Barb Howard’s Western Taxidermy is a perfect introduction to one of Western Canada’s most high-spirited literary voices. These sixteen stories effortlessly balance wry social commentary and prairie gothic.…

Restless White Fields

by Barbara Langhorst

NeWest

2012

How do you rebuild a life? In this unsentimental collection of poems, Barbara Langhorst revisits a violent personal tragedy through startling imagery that rends even as it heals. Restless White Fields is unique, unexpected, and impossible to ignore.…

Geographies of a Lover

by Sarah de Leeuw

NeWest

2012

Drawing inspiration from such diverse works as Pauline Réage’s The Story of O and Marian Engel’s Bear, poet Sarah de Leeuw uses the varied landscape of Canada—from the forests of North Vancouver through the Rocky Mountains, the prairies, and all the way to the Maritimes—to map the highs and lows of an explicit and raw sexual journey, from…

Those Who Know: 20th Anniversary Edition

by Dianne Meili

NeWest

2012

First published in 1991, Dianne Meili’s Those Who Know remains an essential portrait of Alberta’s native elders. In this 20th anniversary edition, Meili supplements her original text with new profiles and interviews that further the collective story of these men and women.…

Follow the Money: Where is Alberta's Wealth Going?

by Kevin Taft, Mel McMillan, and Junaid Jahangir

Brush Education

2012

Alberta’s most insightful political commentator is back with another essential book. Kevin Taft follows the money to uncover why Alberta—one of the richest places on earth—still talks poor when it comes to public services.…

KURMA XI: A Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia

by Andrzej Weber, Olga Goriunova, Hugh McKenzie, and Angela Lieverse (Editors)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press

2012

The third site monograph of the Baikal Archaeology Project series presents archaeological and human osteological data from fieldwork conducted at the mortuary site Kurma XI in the extensively researched Little Sea area of Lake Baikal, Siberia. Twenty-six graves were excavated by Russian and Canadian teams. Many very rare inclusions were found, with a bronze medallion…