Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Bursts of Fire: Addicted to Heaven

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups Ltd.

Speculative Fiction

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…

Environmental Activism on the Ground: Small Green and Indigenous Organizing

by ed. Jonathan Clapperton and Liza Piper

University of Calgary Press

Academic

2019

Environmental Activism on the Ground draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship to examine small scale, local environmental activism, paying particular attention to Indigenous experiences. It illuminates the questions that are central to the ongoing evolution of the environmental movement while reappraising the history and character of late twentieth and early twenty-first environmentalism in Canada,…

Environment in the Courtroom

by ed. Allan E. Ingelson

University of Calgary Press

Academic

2019

Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who…

The Path to Wild Food: Edible Plants & Recipes for Canada

by Sandra Walker

Lone Pine Publishing

Non-Fiction

2019

Taking a refreshing and practical approach, The Path to Wild Food is an ethical field guide and recipe book that promotes respect for the natural world and for the cultures that effectively use it. Written by an accomplished ethnobotanist and educator, this book will rekindle an interest in natural foods, including taking best advantage of “nature’s…

Polish War Veterans in Alberta: The Last Four Stories

by Aldona Jaworska

The University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2019

In the aftermath of World War II, more than 4,500 Polish veterans, displaced by war and the Soviet-oriented Polish government, were resettled in Canada as farm workers; 750 of these men were accepted by the province of Alberta. Polish War Veterans in Alberta examines how these former soldiers came to experience their new country and…

Sam Steele: A Biography

by Rod Macleod

The University of Alberta Press

Academic

2018

Sam Steele, “the man who tamed the Gold Rush,” had a high-profile public career, yet his private life has been closely protected. Sam Steele: A Biography follows Steele’s rise from farm boy in backwoods Ontario to the much-lauded Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele. Drawing on the vast Steele archive at the University of Alberta,…

John Rae, Arctic Explorer: The Unfinished Autobiography

by John Rae, edited by William Barr

The University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2019

John Rae is best known today as the first European to reveal the fate of the Franklin Expedition, yet the range of Rae’s accomplishments is much greater. Over five expeditions, Rae mapped some 1,550 miles (2,494 kilometres) of Arctic coastline; he is undoubtedly one of the Arctic’s greatest explorers, yet today his significance is all…

The Stories Were Not Told: Canada's First World War Internment Camps

by Sandra Semchuk

The University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2018

From 1914 to 1920, thousands of men who had immigrated to Canada from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire were unjustly imprisoned as “enemy aliens,” some with their families. Most were Ukrainians; almost all were civilians. The Stories Were Not Told presents this largely unrecognized event through photography, cultural theory, and personal testimony,…

My Heroes Have Always Been Indians: A Century of Great Indigenous Albertans

by Cora J. Voyageur

Brush Education

Non-Fiction

2018

In a series of inspirational profiles, Cora Voyageur celebrates 100 remarkable Indigenous Albertans whose achievements have enriched their communities, the province, and the world. As a child, Cora rarely saw Indigenous individuals represented in her history textbooks or in pop culture. Willie Nelson sang “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” but Cora wondered, where were…

Meaning Matters: Vocabulary: Finding Meaning Beyond Words

by Linda Kita-Bradley

Grass Roots Press

Learning

2019

The Meaning Matters series (Set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. The Vocabulary workbook provides instruction and activities in six areas: context clues, metaphors and similes, idioms, homophones, roots and affixes, and using the dictionary. Each unit begins by providing instruction on how to strengthen the…

Meaning Matters: Inferences and Conclusions: Reading Between the Lines

by Gail Sjuberg

Grass Roots Press

Learning

2019

The Meaning Matters series (set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. Students will enjoy building their knowledge through reading the contemporary non-fiction passages in the workbook. The Inferences and Conclusions workbook, which contains 20 passages, requires students to read closely and provide textual evidence to support…

Meaning Matters: Main Idea: Finding Supporting Details

by Brenda Chapman

Grass Roots Press

Learning

2019

The Meaning Matters series (set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. Students will enjoy building their knowledge through reading the contemporary non-fiction passages in the workbook. The Main Idea workbook contains 35 passages, each followed by a set of questions requiring students to identify main ideas…

Meaning Matters: Fact and Opinion: Finding Textual Evidence

by Terry Barber

Grass Roots Press

Learning

2019

The Meaning Matters series (set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. Students will enjoy building their knowledge through reading the contemporary non-fiction passages in the workbook. The Fact and Opinion workbook contains 19 passages, each followed by a set of questions that provides practice in discerning…

Jesus on the Dashboard

by Lisa Murphy-Lamb

Stonehouse Publishing

Fiction, Young Adult

2017

Teenage years can be complicated, even when you haven’t been abandoned by your mother at age ten. It is the 1980s and teenage Gemma lives with her well-meaning father, Nathaniel, goes to ‘art therapy’ once a week and tries to come to terms with growing up motherless. She collects facts about her long lost mother,…

Lady Franklin of Russell Square

by Erika Behrisch Elce

Stonehouse Publishing

Fiction

2018

My dearest love, Where are you now? Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Northwest Passage. As weeks turn to months, she develops an unconventional friendship with Russell Square’s gardener even as she reluctantly grows into…

My Brother Chuck

by Andrew Evans

Stonehouse Publishing

Fiction

2018

My Brother Chuck is a touching and insightful look at growing up male in the 50s and 60s. Growing up in a peaceful suburban family, two dissimilar brothers attempt to apply the life-lessons from their parents with varying degrees of success. Little brother Chuck is a born salesman, while his older brother is a reticent…

The Dark Divide

by D.K. Stone

Stonehouse Publishing

Fiction

2018

Waterton is a town with dark secrets, and after a summer of murder and mayhem, American ex-pat, Rich Evans, knows exactly how far people will go to hide them. Jobless after the fiery destruction of the hotel he once managed, Rich is charged with arson. Only one person, local mechanic Louise “Lou” Newman, believes in…

The Poor Clare

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Stonehouse Publishing

Fiction

2018

Set in Victorian England, Gaskell’s gothic masterpiece weaves the tale of a lonely old woman whose curse upon the murderer of her cherished dog unleashes unintended consequences. The impulse of revenge is turned to contrition after the discovery of an unexpected connection between her and the accursed. Through Ireland to Yorkshire and finally London, a…

Reconsidering Confederation: Canada's Founding Debates 1864-1999

by Daniel Heidt (editor)

University of Calgary Press

Academic

2018

July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada’s Confederation – the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, three territories, and hundreds of First Nations, its leaders repeatedly debated Canada’s purpose, and the benefits and drawbacks…

Canada’s Labour Market Training System

by Bob Barnetson

Athabasca University Press

Learning

2018

How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations…