Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

This Has Nothing to Do With You

by Lauren Carter

Freehand Books

2019

When Melony Barnett’s mother commits a violent murder, Mel is left struggling with the loss of her parents and her future. For more than two years, she drifts around the continent, trying to carve out a life that has nothing to do with her past, before returning to her Northern Ontario home and adopting a…

Agnes, Murderess

by Sarah Leavitt

Freehand Books

2019

Agnes, Murderess is a graphic novel inspired by the bloody legend of Agnes McVee, a roadhouse owner, madam and serial killer in the Cariboo region of British Columbia in the late nineteenth century. Fascinated by this legend—which originated in a 1970s guide to buried treasure in BC, and has never been verified—Sarah Leavitt has imagined an…

With You By Bike: One Couple’s Life-Changing Journey Around the World

by Katrina Rosen

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

After many years together Katrina and Mike’s marriage has unravelled. In a quest to mend their relationship they embark on a year long, 13,000 kilometre cycling tour with the hope of strengthening their commitment to one another. Katrina is an adventure athlete who craves the wild; her husband, Mike, watches sports with his buddies. Like…

Writing Beyond the End Times? / Écrire au-delà de la fin des temps ?: The Literatures of Canada and Quebec / Les littératures au Canada et au Québec

by Ursula Mathis-Moser and Marie Carrière (Editors)

University of Alberta Press

2019

This collection of essays examines how the sense of crisis that occasionally seems to overwhelm us directs and transforms Canadian and Quebec writings in English and French, and conversely, how literature and criticism set out to counterbalance the social, economic, and ideological insecurities we live in. Ce recueil de textes étudie les manières dont le…

A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

by Greg Donaghy and David Webster (Editors)

University of Calgary Press

2019

Canada’s foreign aid programs are an area of ongoing interest, yet there is little knowledge of Canada’s 70-year aid history, the historic forces that have shaped Canadian aid policy, and the many complex factors that affect Canada’s future foreign aid policy.  A Samaritan State Revisited brings together a refreshing group of emerging and leading scholars to…

Art + Medicine Collaborative Practice: Transforming the Experience of Head and Neck Cancer

by Edited by Pamela Brett-MacLean and Lianne McTavish

University of Alberta Press

2019

Through a fusion of personal experience and art, the contributors help us understand the lived realities of individuals with head and neck cancer. Featuring original art from Ingrid Bachmann, Sean Caulfield, Jude Griebel, Jill Ho-You, Heather Huston, and Bradley Necyk, this collaborative, interdisciplinary exploration draws together the voices of patients, health care practitioners, researchers, and…

Bad Medicine – Revised & Updated: A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community – Revised & Updated

by John Reilly

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

This revised and updated edition details the latest legal developments surrounding tribal leadership and the state of governance on Canadian reserves. When Bad Medicine first appeared in 2010 it was an immediate sensation, a Canadian bestseller that sparked controversy and elicited praise nationwide for its unflinchingly honest portrayal of tribal corruption in a First Nation in Alberta.…

Helix: Sedition

by Pat Flewwelling

Tyche Books

2019

What do you do when you wake up and realize you have been the villain all along? After years of working for CIRCE, Dr. Holly Eva Foster is beginning to realize why her patients have been dying off: she’s killing them, but she doesn’t know why. Meanwhile, following a devastating ambush and life-or-death surgery, the…

Bad Judgement – Revised & Updated: The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada

by John Reilly

Rocky Mountain Books

2019

This revised and updated edition looks at the future of the Canadian legal and political systems as they relate to this country’s indigenous communities. During John Reilly’s more than 30-year career with the Provincial Court of Alberta he became interested in how the Canadian judicial system dealt with Indigenous societies. He saw the failure of…

Bursts of Fire: Addicted to Heaven

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups Ltd.

2019

To survive. To fight. To restore balance. Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic Wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these things and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor’s influence on the prince raised to inherit his father’s war: a prince struggling to unravel…

Earth: Giants, Golems, & Gargoyles

by Rhonda Parrish (Editor)

Tyche Books

2019

We come from dust, and to dust we return… Earth is steady. Solid. Reliable. It is the source of life and the thing which sustains it. But it’s not always serene and peaceful. It takes a lot to stir the earth but when it does, things get dramatic. Quakes swallow cities. Oceans rise. Mountains crumble.…

La Confédération, 1864-1999: nouvelles perspectives

by Daniel Heidt (Editor), Colin M. Coates (Contributor)

University Of Calgary Press

2019

On associe souvent le 1er juillet 1867 à la date de la Confédération canadienne, le jour de naissance du nouveau pays. Mais le processus ne faisait que s’amorcer en 1867. Du petit dominion aux frontières restreintes, le pays est devenu une fédération beaucoup plus vaste, composée de dix provinces, trois territoires et de centaines de…

The Politics of Violence in Latin America

by Pablo Policzer (Editor)

University Of Calgary Press

2019

Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. It has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and ballooning rates of criminal violence. But is violence hard-wired into Latin America? This is a critical reassessment of the ways in which violence in Latin America…

Toronto Guide to Clinical Ophthalmology for Physicians and Medical Trainees

by Dr. Daniel J. Weisbrod, Dr. Tina Felfeli, Dr. Sherif R. El-Defrawy

Brush Education

2019

High-yield topics physicians and medical trainees need to know to treat the most commonly encountered ophthalmic diseases This resource provides a clinical approach to the examination, diagnosis, and management of common ocular diseases and ocular emergencies based on the collective knowledge of one of the nation’s foremost academic departments, the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision…