Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

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…

Urbane

by Anna Marie Sewell

Stonehouse Publishing

2023

Having survived a stint as a shapeshifter’s accomplice on a mission of vengeance and redemption, unlicensed detective Hazel LeSage returns. The aftermath of violence has left Hazel with questions, wounds and unexpected friends, whose thirst for wrongs to right leads Hazel into the wilder parts of Alberta on a deadly mission of rescue. Meanwhile in…

Echo Lane

by Sandra Kelly

Stonehouse Publishing

2023

Patsy Keane survived her childhood, and some days that’s all that matters. As the child of an alcoholic mother, Patsy is not prone to nostalgia. She lives in a world of her own creation, where Beverly Keane’s maternal shortcomings are just a bad memory. It would be a perfect world if Patsy wasn’t eternally haunted…

Truth and Reconciliation Through Education: Stories of Decolonizing Practices

by ed. Yvonne Poitras Pratt and Sulyn Bodnaresko

Brush Education

2023

Educators have a special role in furthering truth and reconciliation in education, but many struggle to understand exactly what that means and how to accomplish it. Springing from an Indigenous education master’s certificate program at the University of Calgary and written from an adult education perspective on transformative learning, this book invites educators, broadly defined,…

Secrets of Jarrow

by Bill Slavin

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2023

In a climate-ravaged future where the secrets of the past have been lost and knowledge is forbidden, Mordecai Crow must solve a mysterious murder. Mordecai Crow is a drifter, stuck between two worlds and belonging to neither. While searching for his long-lost family, he becomes embroiled in a murderous conspiracy when he seeks refuge in…

Seeking a Research-Ethics Covenant in the Social Sciences

by Will C. van den Hoonaard

University of Alberta Press

2023

Based on decades of research, advocacy, and engagement with research ethics policy at all levels, Will C. van den Hoonaard chronicles the negative influence of medical research-ethics frameworks on social science research-ethics policies. He argues that the root causes of the current ethics disorder in the social sciences are the aggressive audit culture in universities…

Oldman’s River: New and Collected Poems

by Sid Marty

NeWest Press

2023

Sid Marty is a voice to be reckoned with. Beloved for his intimate, lyrical poetry, Marty’s depiction of selfhood, connection to place and to landscape have proven him a unique and dissenting voice in Canadian literature as well as a consistent presence in the Canadian environmental movement. These are poems, often strongly resonant of western…

Flip Flop Flapjack: Wildhorse Jack and the First Stampede Breakfast

by Brenda Joyce Leahy

Red Barn Books

2023

The true story behind the 100-year-old tradition of the Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast — as told by the granddaughter of the legendary founder Wildhorse Jack. Ideal for ages 3-7, this charming picture book has themes of sportsmanship, community spirit, and living life to the fullest. Yahoo!…

East Grand Lake

by Tim Ryan

University of Calgary Press

2023

A novel in fourteen stories, East Grand Lake is a thoughtful, warm-hearted tale of life at the lake with a big family. Following the Murphy Clan from one evening to the next, Tim Ryan captures the many tiny, important dramas that occur simultaneously, sometimes invisibly, when everyone gets together. A pair of brothers hunt frogs.…

How to Clean a Fish: And Other Adventures in Portugal

by Esmeralda Cabral

University of Alberta Press

2023

How to Clean a Fish describes an extended family stay in Portugal, full of food, adventure, and the search for home. Offered the opportunity to live in Costa da Caparica for an extended period, Esmeralda Cabral jumped at the chance to return to the country of her birth. Together with her Canadian-born husband, children, and…

Leaving Other People Alone: Diaspora, Zionism, and Palestine in Contemporary Jewish Fiction

by Aaron Kreuter

University of Alberta Press

2023

Leaving Other People Alone reads contemporary North American Jewish fiction about Israel/Palestine through an anti-Zionist lens. Aaron Kreuter argues that since Jewish diasporic fiction played a major role in establishing the centroperipheral relationship between Israel and the diaspora, it therefore also has the potential to challenge, trouble, and ultimately rework this relationship. Kreuter suggests that…