Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

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…

Amazing Cats

by Omar Mouallem

Folklore Publishing

2008

Loving or aloof, mischievous or cuddly–for many people, their cats are an integral part of the family. Here are extraordinary stories of some of the world’s most charismatic and captivating cats: Princess Kitty, dubbed ”The Smartest Cat in the World,” was trained to play the piano and do 100 other incredible tricks ASPCA 2007 cat…

Lost Tracks: Buffalo National Park, 1909–1939

by Jennifer Brower

Athabasca University Press

2008

While contemporaries and historians alike hailed the establishment of Buffalo National Park in Wainwright, Alberta as a wildlife saving effort, the political climate of the early twentieth century worked against its efforts to stem the decline of the plains buffalo in North America. However, the branch charged with operating the park, the Canadian Parks Branch,…

West End Murders

by Ron Innes

NeWest Press

2008

When a series of murders threatens the lives of an entire community in Vancouver, RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore and Inspector Coswell team up once again to solve the case. What begins as an array of hate crimes suddenly culminates into a conspiracy against an American politician, and the lines between Canada and the United States…

Farmers “Making Good”: The Development of Abernethy District, Saskatchewan, 1880-1920

by Lyle Dick

University of Calgary Press

2008

In this newly revised edition of the widely praised original, published in 1989, Lyle Dick revisits the Abernethy district of Saskatchewan and his microhistorical analysis of the development of this prairie community. Between 1882 and 1920, settlers from Ontario established social and economic structures at Abernethy, Saskatchewan. By virtue of hard work, perseverance, and the…

Weasel Tail

by Michael Ross

NeWest Press

2008

Peigan Elders Joe and Josephine Crowshoe belonged to a generation still bright with the Traditional Knowledge and deep memories of their grandparents. They lived under a paternalistic government system that denied them their language, culture, and religion. They reclaimed their heritage and shared it with the larger community receiving honours for their work and lifetime…

Amazing Dogs

by Lisa Wojna

Folklore Publishing

2008

Our best friends. They can be pets or working dogs; they race for sticks and balls or find survivors of disasters, and they are the subjects of some of the most amazing and touching stories: Employees of the Albany post office adopted a stray puppy named Owney, and in his life he traveled hundreds of…

Bronze Inside and Out: A Biographical Memoir of Bob Scriver

by Mary Strachan Scriver

University of Calgary Press

2007

A frank, uncensored, and highly entertaining biography of artist Bob Scriver, examining his pivotal role in the rise of “cowboy art,” his time on the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, and the of the practice of bronze casting itself. More than any other book that I can think of, Bronze Inside and Out puts a human face…

Wonderfull

by William Neil Scott

NeWest Press

2007

When Emma Brodie, local prophet and mother of three, steals a boat and exiles herself to the middle of the bay for seven days and seven nights, she sets about a chain of strange and wonderful events in the sleepy village of Garfax—a village no longer listed on any official government document. Radios begin to…

Dark Storm Moving West

by Barbara Belyea

University of Calgary Press

2007

Drawing on original research and previously published primary sources, this is a valuable and challenging view of three phases of western exploration. The fur trade was the impetus for much of the exploration and discovery of North America. Like rolling storm clouds, the expanding enterprise of the fur trade moved relentlessly west to explore the…

Missionaries Among Miners, Migrants, and Blackfoot: The Vantighem Brothers Diaries, Alberta 1875-1917

by Edited by Mary Eggermont-Molenaar, Paul Callens

University of Calgary Press

2007

Using valuable primary source material, most of which is previously unpublished, and some of which has been translated from the Flemish-Dutch and French, editors Mary Eggermont-Molenaar and Paul Callens introduce the Van Tighem brothers to today’s reader. Missionaries Among Miners, Migrants, and Blackfoot contains the transcribed diaries of brothers Leonard and Victor Van Tighem, Belgian Catholic…

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. McGill, Medical Officer, 31st Battalion C.E.F.

by Harold McGill

University of Calgary Press

2007

Medicine and Duty is the World War I memoir of Harold McGill, a medical officer in the 31st (Alberta) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, edited and presented by writer and historian Marjorie Barron Norris McGill attempted to have his memoir published by Macmillan of Canada in 1935, but, unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the company was not…

Relocating Identities in Latin American Cultures

by Edited by Elizabeth Montes Garces

University of Calgary Press

2007

Literature and other forms of cultural expression provide unprecedented insight into perpetually changing notions of Latin American identity in this fascinating collection that explores a wide breadth of genres and topics. Relocating Identities in Latin American Cultures explores the perpetually changing notion of Latin American identity, particularly as illustrated in literature and other forms of cultural…

Fakin’ eh!

by Dan de Figueiredo

Blue Bike Books

2007

A madcap guide to hiding out in Canada and passing oneself off as a local; the how-to book on quirky Canadian ways.…