Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Designation Youth

by David Bateman

Frontenac House Poetry

2014

designation youth considers six decades of living within highly sexualized sites.  Remembering the past becomes a mosaic of imagined desire and actual reconstructions of past experiences.…

My Name Is Lola

by Lola Rozsa, as told to and written by Susie Sparks

University of Calgary Press

2014

This book contains the collected memories of Lola Rozsa as she and her husband, Ted, made their way from the southern plains of the US to the burgeoning oil fields of 1949 Alberta, and, for the next sixty years, made Calgary their home and helped build many of its cultural institutions.…

Riel Street

by colette maitland

Frontenac House

2014

Told from various points of view, Riel Street is a realistic portrait of a military family: never sentimental, often comical and occasionally sad.…

Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933

by Edited by Zac Robinson

The University of Alberta Press

2014

Conrad Kain in a total amongst climbers in Canada.  This work orders Kain’s letters chronologically, with annotations and the definitive translation of the German sections of his letters.  Historians and mountain culture enthusiasts worldwide will appreciate Kane’s genius for description, his passion for nature, his opinions, and his musings about his life.…

Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64

by Max Foran

Athabasca University Press

2013

Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. Foran shows how an extensive 1962 proposal to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary ultimately fell prey to a conflict between corporate rigidity and an unorganized civic administration.…

Marion Nicoll: Silence and Alchemy

by Ann Davis, Elizabeth Herbert, Jennifer Salahub

University of Calgary Press

2013

Marion Nicoll (1909–1985) is a widely acknowledged and important founder of Alberta art and certainly one of a dedicated few that brought abstraction into practice in the province.…

A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan (Editors)

Athabasca University Press

2013

A respected Elder, traditional healer, and educational psychologist, Dr. Joseph Couture (1930-2007) transformed long-held views of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. These essays range from Aboriginal spirituality to ancestral ways of knowing, from the process of Native healing to education’s role in self-determination and social change.…

The Devil’s Breath: The Story of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster of 1914

by Steve Hanon

NeWest Press

2013

On a warm spring day in June of 1914, two hundred and thirty-five men went down into the depths of the Hillcrest mine, found in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass. Only forty-six would make it out alive. The largest mining disaster in Canadian history, the fateful tale of the Hillcrest Mine is finally captured in startling detail…

The Paradise Engine

by Rebecca Campbell

NeWest Press

2013

Set in British Columbia across two eras separated by a century, the Paradise Engine unfolds against a colourful backdrop of labour organizers, immaculately-attired cultists, ambitious socialites, teenage lovers, dank basement offices and innumerable coffee shops.…

Open Pit

by Marguerite Pigeon

NeWest Press

2013

On the eve of NorthOre’s opening of a new mining operation, a group of Canadian human-rights activists are taken hostage by a former revolutionary fighter who demands that the company stop production at the open-pit gold mine and allow his family’s remains to be exhumed. The mine’s Canadian owner, however, decides on a combined police…

Seldom Seen Road

by Jenna Butler

NeWest Press

2013

Seldom Seen Road is a collection of sharply observed and understated poems about the land and its people, specifically those who have made it grow. Bare bones, full of wit, insight, and fine imagery, they make up a book carefully constructed around a striking vision of the Prairies and its slowly disappearing history.…

Belinda’s Rings

by Corinna Chong

NeWest Press

2013

With Belinda’s Rings, Corinna Chong introduces us to two lovable and thoroughly original female characters: persnickety, precocious Grace, and her impractical, impulsive mother Belinda—very different women who nevertheless persistently circle back into each other’s hearts.…