Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

All the Night Gone

by Sabrina Uswak

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

A tragic accident, and two brothers are left to cope. Ben reads, obsesses. Charlie struggles between silence and anger. Unable to talk about what happened, a tension begins to build, pushing them apart. Then Dill arrives. Carrying only a baseball bat and small duffel bag with a broken zipper, she glides into their lives imperceptibly,…

Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals

by Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry

Athabasca University Press

2020

Many of today’s learning environments are dominated by technology or procedure-driven approaches that leave learners feeling alone and disconnected. The authors of Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals argue that educational processes in the health disciplines should model, integrate, and celebrate human connections because it is these connections that will foster the development of…

Goth Girls of Banff

by John O’Neill

NeWest Press

2020

John O’Neill’s gothic short stories, set in the Canadian Rockies, are haunted by the violence inherent in nature and humans. The mountains are majestic and impassive. The characters are surprising, bent, but also empathetic. Their survival is tenuous. A two-sister team of goth tour guides offers guided excursions up switchback mountain trails; a paroled convict…

Horseplay: My Time Undercover on the Granville Strip

by Norm Boucher

NeWest Press

2020

In his first true crime memoir, undercover operator Norm Boucher recounts eight months spent infiltrating Vancouver’s heroin scene, a world of paranoia, ripoffs, and violence. It is 1983 and the War on Drugs is intensifying. From his barroom observer’s seat, Boucher candidly reveals the lives of heroin addicts who spend each day looking for their next hit.…

Image Decay

by Mark Lisac

NeWest Press

2020

Mark Lisac’s Image Decay returns to the pugnacious world of backroom politics laid out in his award-nominated Where the Bodies Lie. Set again in that “unnamed capital city east of the Rockies,” where the Brutalist architecture of the downtown core reflects the body politic laid bare. When a cantankerous ex-government photographer seeks ownership of his prints, the powers…

Humane

by Anna Marie Sewell

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be her. Then again, she didn’t plan on becoming an unlicensed PI, helping the ‘throwaway people.’ However much has changed in Amiskwaciy, the problem of poor Indigenous women and girls being expendable hasn’t. Nobody…

The Weight of Blood

by D.B. Carew

NeWest Press

2020

After barely surviving the events of The Killer Trail, Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder once again finds himself at the centre of a high-profile murder case: Marvin Goodwin, a young man who falls on the extreme end of the autism spectrum, is found covered with blood at the murder scene of a local ice cream…

Indigenous Identity Formation in Postsecondary Institutions: I Found Myself in the Most Unlikely Place

by Barbara G. Barnes and Cora J. Voyageur

Brush Education

2020

A new model of Indigenous identity formation in Canadian postsecondary institutions What role does postsecondary education play in the formation of Indigenous identity? Some argue that this impact must be negative, not only because postsecondary education draws students away from their communities, but also because of the Eurocentric worldviews that dominate most institutions. However, according…

DR SAD

by David Bateman

University of Calgary Press

2020

Discover the difference between living a life and simply enduring on in this cross-campus, cross-country comedy of manners, queerness, poetry and HIV. Stephen is middle-aged. He’s gay. He’s content, except when he isn’t. Stephen is a teacher. He’s a poet. He has a new teaching job in Kamloops, BC. Stephen has HIV. DR SAD is the…

Rough

by Robin Van Eck

Stonehouse Publishing

2020

It is 2013 and Calgary’s Bow river is beginning to rise. Two homeless men stand by the bank and contemplate the death of another friend–an accident? Taking cover downtown that night, Shermeto intervenes in the attack on a bar patron, and finds himself laid up in the hospital. Outside, as the city reels from an…

ABC Monstrosity

by Shea Proulx

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

ABC Monstrosity is a freaky-fun book designed to thrill adults and kids alike with pages that teach and delight all at once. As each new letter is introduced with a drawing of a familiar object or animal, the previous ones are continuously combined to create bizarre and creative monstrosities. Featuring beautifully hand coloured drawings, ABC Monstrosity includes a…

Laws of the Constitution: Consolidated

by Donald F. Bur

University of Alberta Press

2020

A comprehensive, thematically-organized compilation of constitutional documents relating to Canada, its provinces, and territories. “A comprehensive, up-to-date, and invaluable compilation of these vital sources.” Ryan Alford, Lakehead University…

Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures

by S.M. Beiko (editor)

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2020

With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 17 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives.…

The Finest Blend: Graduate Education in Canada

by Gale Parchoma, Michael Power, and Jennifer Lock (editors)

Athabasca University Press

2020

As Canadian universities work to increase access to graduate education, many are adopting blended modes of delivery for courses and programs. Within this changing landscape of higher education, The Finest Blend answers the call for rigorous research into these methods to ensure quality learning and teaching experience and presents case studies of French and English universities across…

A White Lie: Women’s Voices from Gaza Series

by Madeeha Hafez Albatta

University of Alberta Press

2020

Palestinian refugees in Gaza have lived in camps for five generations, experiencing hardship and uncertainty. In the absence of official histories, oral narratives handed down from generation to generation bear witness to life in Palestine before and after the 1948 Nakba—the catastrophe of dispossession. These narratives maintain traditions, keep alive names of destroyed villages, and…

Others of My Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories

by Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor, and Annette F. Timm

University of Calgary Press

2020

An illuminating look at the transatlantic, transgender community that helped to shape the history and study of gender identity. From the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s, a group of transgender people on both sides of the Atlantic created communities that profoundly shaped the history and study of gender identity. By exchanging letters…

Taken by the Muse: On the Path to Becoming a Filmmaker

by Anne Wheeler

NeWest Press

2020

Laced with humour and revelation, Anne Wheeler’s creative non-fiction stories tell of her serendipitous journey in the seventies, when she broke with tradition and found her own way to becoming a filmmaker and raconteur. Join this celebrated screenwriter and director as she travels south of Mombasa after calling off her wedding; attempts to gain acceptance in…