Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Pine Box Parole: Terry Fitzsimmons and the Quest to End Solitary Confinement, and Other True Cases

by John L. Hill

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2022

Pine Box Parole is Book 9 in the Durvile True Cases Series. The main story begins with convicted murderer Terry Fitzsimmons hanging himself in Ontario’s Kingston Penitentiary with subsequent chapters delving into the killer’s background and the senseless killings upon which he embarked after spending years in isolation. John Hill, attempts to defend the indefensible…

Rights and the City: Problems, Progress, and Practice

by edited by Sandeep Agrawal

University of Alberta Press

2022

Rights and the City takes stock of rights struggles and progress in cities by exploring the tensions that exist between different concepts of rights. Sandeep Agrawal and the volume’s contributors expose the paradoxes that planners and municipal governments face when attempting not only to combat discriminatory practices, but also advance a human rights agenda. The…

Mauled

by Crosbie Cotton and Jeremy Evans

Rocky Mountain Books - RMB

2022

An inspiring true-life survival story set in the remote backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. In August 2017, 32-year-old Jeremy Evans endured multiple ferocious attacks by a protective female grizzly bear while hunting in the Alberta wilderness. Jeremy’s injuries were massive, his scalp and face destroyed, an eye and his jaw dangling down. The tendons on…

Modern Fables

by Mikka Jacobsen

Freehand Books

2022

Modern Fables is a darkly funny, feminist collection of essays about love and place.…

Nine Dash Line

by Emily Saso

Freehand Books

2022

A thrilling novel about two people stranded under mysterious circumstances in the South China Sea, battling the memories of the crimes that haunt them.…

Of Sunken Islands and Pestilence: Restoring the Voice of Edward Taylor Fletcher to Nineteenth-Century Canadian Literature

by Edward Taylor Fletcher, edited by James Gifford

Athabasca University Press

2022

Edward Taylor Fletcher was born in England in 1817 and arrived in Canada as a young boy. An important figure in Canadian literature, Fletcher’s writing was almost entirely forgotten by history. In this volume, James Gifford has gathered and annotated Fletcher’s essays and poems, writings that describe a nineteenth-century Canadian cultural life far more cosmopolitan…

Canadian Performance Documents and Debates: A Sourcebook

by edited by Anthony J. Vickery, Glen F. Nichols, and Allana C. Lindgren

University of Alberta Press

2022

Canadian Performance Documents and Debates provides insight into performance activities from the seventeenth century to the early 1970s, and probes important yet vexing questions about Canada as a country and a concept. The volume collects playscripts and archival material to explore what these documents tell us about the values, debates, and priorities of artists and…

Until Further Notice: A Year in Pandemic Time

by Amy Kaler

University of Alberta Press

2022

In Until Further Notice, Amy Kaler records a personal account of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in real time. She documents a series of jolts to her thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and habits—an internal seismograph of living through a global emergency. Kaler’s introspection underlines the universal experience of dissonance brought on by COVID-19 and…

What Is Cognitive Psychology?

by Michael R. W. Dawson

Athabasca University Press

2022

What Is Cognitive Psychology? identifies the theoretical foundations of cognitive psychology—foundations which have received very little attention in modern textbooks. Beginning with the basics of information processing, Michael R. W. Dawson explores what experimental psychologists infer about these processes and considers what scientific explanations are required when we assume cognition is rule-governed symbol manipulation. From…

Ordinary Deaths: Stories from Memory

by Samuel LeBaron

University of Alberta Press

2022

In Ordinary Deaths, Dr. Samuel LeBaron reminds us of our need for human connection when experiencing death and loss. Based on more than thirty years of working with children and adults dying from cancer, LeBaron’s memoir contains stories of longing, confusion, love, and humility—often woven together. Sharing recollections from his childhood in rural Alberta and…

Education Law for Teachers and School Administrators

by Jerome G. Delaney

Brush Education

2022

In the second edition of Education Law for Teachers and School Administrators, Jerome G. Delaney provides educators with a comprehensive overview of their legal rights and of the legal issues they may face in their day-to-day jobs. Delaney tackles thorny questions and offers practical answers that help practicing teachers identify classroom situations with potential legal ramifications…

A Snake in the Raspberry Patch

by Joanne Jackson

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

It is the summer of 1971 and Liz takes care of her four sisters while waiting to meet the sixth Murphy child: a boy. And yet, something is not right. Adults tensely whisper in small groups, heads shaking. Her younger sister, Rose seems more annoying, always flashing her camera and jotting notes in her notepad.…

Going to Beautiful

by Anthony Bidulka

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

International chef Jake Hardy has it all. Celebrity, thriving career, plenty of friends, a happy family and faithful dog. Until one day when a tragic accident tears it all apart. Struggling to recover, Hardy finds himself in a strange new world—a snow-swept prairie town that time forgot—a place where nothing makes sense. Cold is beautiful.…

From the Corner of Bad and Ass

by Carrie Schiffler

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2022

From the Corner of Bad and Ass is a collection of Carrie Schiffler’s memories about growing up in welfare housing to absentee and alcoholic parents. Throughout these heart-wrenching and often-hilarious stories we cheer her on as she fights to survive domestic violence, sexual abuse, and cycles of poverty and addiction — all before her 18th…

Cashmere Comes From Goats

by S. Portico Bowman

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

Was it the death of her dog, Bloom, or was she just tired of her routine as a dentist? Or perhaps her depression was the result of her (mostly) unrequited love for her former piano teacher, Bruno? As Robin contemplates a sabbatical to see puffins in Newfoundland, a fateful google search puts everything on hold.…

Letters to Singapore

by Kelly Kaur

Stonehouse Publishing

2022

Growing up in Singapore, Simran always knew what was expected of her: to learn how to be a good mother and wife. The only problem? Simran has no interest in any of this. After a close escape (almost at the altar!), Simran earns a reprieve to attend the University of Calgary in Canada. Letters exchanged back…

You Still Look the Same

by Farzana Doctor

Freehand Books

2022

A moving collection of poetry about navigating mid-life, full of humour and wit, from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor This debut poetry collection from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor is both an intimate deep dive and a humorous glance at the tumultuous decade of her forties. Through crisp and vivid language, Doctor explores mid-life breakups and dating,…

Troubling Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Education: Critical Perspectives

by edited by Sandra D. Styres and Arlo Kempf

University of Alberta Press

2022

Troubling Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Education offers a series of critical perspectives concerning reconciliation and reconciliatory efforts between Canadian and Indigenous peoples. Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars address both theoretical and practical aspects of troubling reconciliation in education across various contexts with significant diversity of thought, approach, and socio-political location. Throughout, the work challenges mainstream…

Wan

by Dawn Promislow

Freehand Books

2022

Narrated in a completely distinctive and mesmerizing voice, Wan is the story of Jacqueline, a privileged artist in 1970s South Africa. After an anti-apartheid activist comes to hide in her garden house, Jacqueline’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel. Written in gorgeous and spare prose, this exquisite debut novel grapples with questions of complicity and guilt, of…