Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Coyote Tales of the Northwest

by Thomas George

Eschia Books

2010

A creature of myth and magic emerging from the mist-shrouded forests of the Northwest, Coyote appears as a creator, messenger, hero, trickster, fool or shapeshifter. Always on the lookout for fun, mischief or the opportunity to help humans, Coyote’s encounters with gods, demons and the supernatural bring to life the rich cultural traditions of the…

All Roads Lead to Manyberries

by Ron Wood

Frotnenac House

2010

With sharp wit, bold characterization and a keen eye for observing what is important – and funny – to Canadians, Ron Wood once again caricatures the political leadership and the small town foibles of this country.…

Alberta Fireside Ghost Stories

by Barbara Smith

Lone Pine Books

2010

Known for her series of true ghost stories, Barbara Smith is back, this time with a collection of fictional ghostly tales set in real Alberta locations. So light the fire and prepare to be spooked by these delightfully eerie stories, including: * A young man trying to get home to Edmonton from Fort McMurray has…

Smoked: A Detective Lane Mystery

by Garry Ryan

NeWest Press

2010

When Jennifer Towers, a young professional with a promising career in dentistry, is found dead in a graffiti-tagged dumpster, Detectives Lane and Harper must decipher the tag to find its artist—and the victim’s killer. In the fourth and darkest novel to date from mystery author Garry Ryan, a perplexing murder investigation leads to the distressing…

The Darkening Archipelago

by Stephen Legault

NeWest Press

2010

After evading death while trying to save Alberta’s breathtaking Cardinal Divide from the threat of coal mining, Cole Blackwater learns that his good friend and former client Archie Ravenwing is presumed dead in the shadowy depths of British Columbia’s Broughton Archipelago. Days before his disappearance, Ravenwing was on the brink of unravelling a corporate conspiracy…

Roundtrip: The Inuit Crew of the Jean Revillon

by Michelle Daveluy

CCI Press

2010

In 1925, an Inuit crew from the central Arctic manned the Jean Revillon from Baker Lake to Shelburne, NS for much needed repair. Roundtrip relates their journey and documents the early relationships between Inuit and Nova Scotians.…

Cultural Memories and Imagined Futures: The Art of Jane Ash Poitras

by Pamela McCallum

University of Calgary Press

2009

The first book-length study of Indigenous Canadian artist Jane Ash Poitras, featuring full-colour illustrations and the most extensive bibliography of writings on Poitras to date. In the past decade, Jane Ash Poitras, a First Nations woman from northern Alberta, has emerged as one of the most important Canadian artists of her generation. Raised by a…

Raven and the First People

by Thomas George

Eschia Books

2009

Below the mist-shrouded mountains of the West Coast lie the stories of how we came to be. It is through the myths of the people who have lived with this spirit of place for thousands of years that we uncover the mystery of our homeland. The mythical creatures Raven, Thunderbird, Bear and the Great Spirit…

The Frog Lake Reader

by Myrna Kostash

NeWest Press

2009

Non-fiction author Myrna Kostash merges the past and the present in The Frog Lake Reader, which offers a panoramic perspective on the tragic events surrounding the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885. By bringing together eyewitness accounts and journal excerpts, memoirs and contemporary fiction, and excerpts from interviews with historians, Kostash sheds new light on a tragedy…

A New Era for Wolves and People: Wolf Recovery, Human Attitudes, and Policy

by Edited by Marco Musiani, Luigi Boitani, Paul Paquet

University of Calgary Press

2009

Wolf experts and scientists bring their expertise to this fascinating analysis of the human ethics, attitudes, and policy and their effects on the management of the wolf population in Europe and North America. Wolves hold an almost mythical status in the cultural history of Europe and North America. For hundreds of years, they have been…

Biocultural Diversity and Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Human Ecology in the Arctic

by Karim-Aly S. Kassam

University of Calgary Press

2009

Illustrates the synthesis between the cultural and the biological in the Circumpolar Arctic, using human ecology as a conceptual lens and drawing on research carried out in partnership with Northern Indigenous communities. Dramatic challenges face human civilization everywhere. Relations between human beings and their environment are in peril, with mounting threats to both biological diversity…

Watishka Warriors

by Daniel Auger

Eschia Books

2009

After living away for years, Sandy Lafonde returns to her childhood home at the Watishka First Nation reserve. Little has changed since she left — a local gang menaces the area, the community is splintered and the Cree youth are left restless and frustrated. Sandy realizes that she needs to do something to help, so…

Neighbours and Networks: The Blood Tribe in the Southern Alberta Economy, 1884-1939

by W. Keith Regular

University of Calgary Press

2009

Neighbours and Networks explores the economic relationship that existed between the Blood Tribe and settler-colonial inhabitants of Southern Alberta between 1884 and 1939. The Blood Tribe, though living on a reserve, refused to be economically isolated. Instead, they became significant within the Southern Alberta economy. Their land was important to the ranching industry. Their products, especially…

Amazing Animals

by Janice Ryan

Folklore Publishing

2009

Animals have extraordinary minds capable of exceptional acts of perception, generosity, bravery and kindness. Their connection with humankind gives us a glimpse into their world and their desire to share it with us. Here is a collection of fascinating, heartwarming and humorous tales about some of the animal kingdom’s amazing inhabitants and their often mysterious…

The Free People – Li Gens Libres: A History of the Métis Community of Batoche, Saskatchewan

by Diane P. Payment

University of Calgary Press

2009

A comprehensive history of the Métis community and history of Batoche, Saskatchewan, rooted in thirty years of documentary and field research and calling for understanding of Métis history and culture on its own terms. Revised and expanded to include fresh research, a discussion of recent interpretive trends, and a review of new literature since the…

The Cardinal Divide

by Stephen Legault

NeWest Press

2008

Cole Blackwater’s life isn’t what it used to be. Once a political superstar within Ottawa’s environmental movement, he now runs a nearly defunct conservation strategy consulting firm that distinctly lacks a paying client. His ex-wife loathes him for a scandalous affair that ended their marriage, he feels he’s failing his eight-year-old daughter as a father,…

A Hummingbird Dance

by Garry Ryan

NeWest Press

2008

Detective Lane and Harper are back for the third Detective Lane Mystery in this gripping twister of a novel that baffles with its ever-increasing body count and suspect list. When Ryan Dudley ventures out on horseback and his horse returns without him, Lane and Harper are summoned to unravel the mystery. Dudley’s disappearance marks the…

Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists and the Argentine State, 1880-1983

by Jonathan Ablard

University of Calgary Press

2008

Drawing on previously untapped sources, Jonathan D. Abelard offers a well written, carefully researched exploration of Argentine public psychiatry and the relationship of the Argentine state to modernity and social change. Madness in Buenos Aires examines the interactions between psychiatrists, patients, and their families, and the national state in modern Argentina. This book offers a fresh…