Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation

by edited by George Melnyk and Christina Parker

Athabasca University Press

2021

These narratives by refugees, private sponsors, and civil servants confront dominant public discourse about refugee identities and offer insights into the social, political, and cultural challenges and opportunities that refugees encounter in Canada.…

Chasia’s Enchantment

by Hilda Chasia Smith

Durvile Publications

2021

Drawing upon wisdom and teachings of the Torah, yoga, and her own virtuosity for living a peaceful life, Hilda Chasia Smith’s guided meditations and inspirational words take us on journeys of calmness and joy. From yoga come essences of breath, mindfulness, and inner peace. From teachings of the Torah and Kabbala come kindness, compassion, humility,…

A Brush With Depth: The Art of Rick Sealock

by Rick Sealock, Christina Vester

Frontenac House Ltd.

2021

Rick Sealock has been creating wild and wacky illustrations for major publications and clients for several decades. This book is a retrospective of his life in illustration, and also an engaging how-to guide for budding illustrators.…

Kurdish Women’s Stories

by Edited by Houzan Mahmoud

University of Alberta Press

2021

From all four parts of Kurdistan and across the diaspora, Kurdish women from different geographical, political, and educational backgrounds pick up a pen, reflect, and remember. Going beyond exoticising stereotypes and patriarchal representations, Kurdish Women’s Stories gives 25 women authorial freedom to write about their own lived experiences. With contributors ranging from 20 to 70…

Tell the Birds Your Body is Not a Gun

by Rayanne Haines

Frontenac House Ltd.

2021

This is a book of minimalist poetry, prose poems and poetic essays exploring family grief, healing, and trauma through the female lens. This narrative challenges how we reflect on our own memories of trauma.…

All the Feels / Tous les sens: Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada

by Edited by Marie Carrière, Ursula Mathis-Moser and Kit Dobson

University of Alberta Press

2021

All the Feels / Tous les sens presents research into emotion and cognition in Canadian, Indigenous, and Québécois writings in English or French. Affect is both internal and external, private and public; with its fluid boundaries, it represents a productive dimension for literary analysis. The emerging field of affect studies makes vital claims about ethical…

Mother Earth Plants for Health & Beauty

by Carrie Armstrong

Eschia Books

2020

The recipes and traditions found in this book reflect the culture and the knowledge of the Medicine Wheel, featuring 26 edible and medicinal plants that you can gather in nature as Carrie and her grandmother did. Create a luxurious and natural beauty regime by crafting your own lotions, soaps and teas from all-natural ingredients. From…

Bogart Creek 2

by Derek Evernden

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Collecting the latest and funniest of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. If life scares the hell out of you one minute and cracks you up the next, you’ll feel right at home in Bogart Creek.…

A Slug Story

by Mandi and Hana Kujawa

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

Marcus is an enthusiastic boy, but when ridiculed at school, he begins to feel that his best efforts are second rate. His confidence already low, Marcus suffers a serious, virus-induced, brain injury. While in the hospital, and with the help of fellow patient Emily, Marcus learns to embrace the reality of who he is.…

Meena’s Story: Flight to Freedom

by Swapna Gupta

Bayeux Arts

2020

Based on true events around the India-Pakistan partition in 1947, the book traces the life of a young English woman and her Muslim husband. From the husband’s death in Pakistan, the story becomes her daughter Meena’s recollection of the traumatic death and her own personal struggles and challenges in India and finally in Canada.…

Old Stories, New Ways: Conversations About an Architecture Inspired by Indigenous Ways of Knowing

by Vivian Manasc

Brush Education

2020

Vivian Manasc, one of the founders of Manasc Isaac Architects, has pioneered sustainable architecture in Canada. Her work in partnership with Indigenous communities has been her greatest inspiration, and it has transformed the very nature of her practice. Through the profound lessons of the seven Grandfather Teachings, Vivian came to understand that the process of…

VMT

by William Simpson

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

The man who knows that vampires kill their own lunch, sure don’t sparkle, and are rarely troubled by teenage angst, has created a new vampire comic series that spills the blood on vampires in our world today. The bloody brainchild of William Simpson, VMT represents his unfiltered vision for a real vampire story. A new…

Leadersh*t: How to Cut the Crap and Lead in the Modern Workplace

by Derrick Clough

Red Barn Books

2020

Derrick Clough grew up on a horse ranch near Vancouver, and never gave up his cowboy boots, even as an executive with one of North America’s biggest banks, where he earned a reputation as a maverick and a straight-shooter. He rose quickly through the ranks, recognized as a gifted people leader who could tackle challenges…

Censorettes

by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

For a young woman of exceptional intelligence and courage, being sequestered from the dangers of WW2 on the idyllic island of Bermuda is maddening. She is determined to get into the fight—then the fight is brought to her. Lucy Barrett is a Censorette, part of a branch of British Intelligence stationed on the island to inspect mail…

Fall of Night

by D.K. Stone

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

Rich Evans is desperate to say goodbye to his past in New York and embrace a future in Waterton with Lou Newman, the small-town car mechanic who is also the love of his life. Just when he is closing the door on the chaos of the big city, tragedy ensues on a large scale. He…