All you need for gift-giving are books by MORE Alberta Authors!

On December 12th, I compiled a list of Alberta authors, creating a blog post in which I suggested that books by these authors would make great gifts or be enjoyed if borrowed from the library.

Now I’d like to add more books, as well as Publishers, to that list and encourage you to check out these titles as well. There’s something here for everyone! So buy, give, borrow – but, most important… READ!

Books by Alberta Authors of interest to Adults

5000 Dead Ducks by CD Evans and LM Shyba
An Accidental Advocate: a mother’s journey with her exceptional son by Kathryn Burke
Beyond the Rear View Mirror: Navigating the unexpected Detours on the Road of Life by Shelley Streit
Eco-yards: How to Build Them DVD with Laureen Rama
Eco-yards: Simple Steps to Earth-Friendly Landscapes by Laureen Rama
Embedded on the Home Front: Where Military and Civilian Lives Converge ed. by Joan Dixon & Barb Howard
Hearts, Minds, & Vision: Roots of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
Hope in the Colour of Orange: Dutch Civilian Memories of War and Liberation by Susan Raby-Dunne et al
Horses, ink: A Collection of Horse Cartoons by Dave Elston
Inspiring Life Stories: 100 Years of Calgary Public Library by Brian Brennan
Lifeworth: Finding Fulfillment Beyond Network by Dana and Hal Coulliard
Living in the Wonderful by Marilyn Halvorson
No Guff Vegetable Gardening by Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs
On Toby’s Terms by Charmaine Hammond
A Portrait in Pluralism: AgaKhan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims by Mansoor Ladha
Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life by Dennis Greunding
Searching for Heaven on the Road Through Hell: The Memories of a Brain Tumour Survivor by Claudette Brown
Rest Your Head on the Wind: Tales of Trials, Transformation and the Open Road by Susan Raby-Dunne
A Sky Full of Dreams by Victor Carl Friesen
Wakeful Nights, Stephan G. Stephansson:Icelandic-Canadian Poet By Vidar Hreinsson

Books by Alberta Authors of interest to Children, Tweens and Teens

Birds, Bugs, and Beasts … in verses Apt to Zany by Victor Carl Friesen
Ice Rose by Alison Neuman
Just Because: A Collection of Light Verse and Nonsense by Gwen Molnar
Laurel’s Miracle by Nancy Marie Bell
Leaf by Maxine Spence
Shifters by Halli Lilburn
Sir Princess Petra by Diane Mae Robinson
Toby and His Hospital Friends by Charmaine Hammond

Publishers and some Alberta books they publish for Adult Readers

Athabasca University Press

Dustship Glory by Andreas Schroeder
Kindness Colder Than the Elements by Charles Noble
The Metabolism of Desire: the poetry of Guido Cavalcanti trans. By David R. Slavitt
Working People in Alberta: A History by Alvin Finkel et al
Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection in a Networked World by Lorna Stefanick
kiyam by Naomi McIlwraith
Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays by Katherine Koller
How Canadians Communicate IV edited by David Taras and Christopher Waddell

CPRC Press (Canadian Plains Research Centre)

Human Ecology of the Canadian Prairie Ecozone ed. by B.A. Nicholson
The Patriation Minutes by Howard Leeson
Agricultural History – History of the Prairie West Series ed. by Gregory P. Marchildon
New Directions in Saskatchewan Public Policy ed. by David P. McGrane
Awakening the Spirit: Moving Forward in Child Welfare ed. by Don Fuchs et al
The Salt Lake Loonie and Other Stories Every Sports Fan Should Know by Brett Matlock & Jesse Matlock
west-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre and Playwriting ed. by Moira J. Day
The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith: Portrait of a Metis Woman 1861-1960 Doris Jeanne MacKinnon
Business & Industry – History of the Prairie West Series Ed. by Gregory Marchildon
Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United States by Yossi Katz & John Lehr
Nenapohs Legends: Memoir 2 – First Nation Language Readers
First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days by Jonathan Anuik
The Science, Impacts and Monitoring of Drought in Western Canada: Proceedings of the 2004 Prairie Drought Workshop by David Sauchyn et al
Managing Changing Prairie Landscapes by Glenn Sutter & Todd Radenbaugh
Changing Prairie Landscapes by Todd Radenbaugh & Patrick Douaud
A Dry Oasis: Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change on the Canadian Plains by Gregory P. Marchildon
620 Wild Plants of North America (Fully Illustrated) by Tom Reaume
Water and Wetland Plants of the Prairie Provinces by Heinjo Lahring
The New Normal: The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate by David Sauchyn et al
Defying Palliser: Stories of Resilience from the Driest Region of the Canadian Prairies by Harry P. Diaz & Jim Warren

Chizine Publications

Napiers Bones by Derryl Murphy

Coteau Books

Blood and Salt by Barbara Sapergia

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.

America, But Better: The Canada Party Manifesto by Chris Cannon & Brian Call
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude by Andrew Nikiforuk
Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests by Andrew Nikiforuk
The Ice Pilots: Flying With the Mavericks of the Great White North by Michael Vlessides
1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half by Stephen R. Bown
Canada At War: A Graphic History of World War Two by Paul Keery and Michael Wyatt

Frontenac House

33 Million Solitudes by Ali Riley
Any Bright Horse by Lisa Pasold
Goddess, Gone Fishing For a Map of the Universe by Sheri-D Wilson
The Rider With Good Hands & Sky Humour by Sid Marty
In This Place: Calgary 2004-2011 photographs by George Webber & text by Aritha van Herk
‘Tis Pity by David Bateman

Goose Lane Editions

GWG: Piece by Piece by Catherine C. Cole
Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello di Cintio

Playwrights Canada Press

The Forbidden Pheonix by Marty Chan
Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily by Joanna McClelland Glass
Penny Plain by Ronny Burkett
Inspiration Point by John Garfield Barlow
Almighty Voice and His Wife by Daniel David Moses

Thistledown Press

Nobody Cries At Bingo by Dawn Dumont
hearth wild/ post cardiac banff by Charles Nobel
The Sometimes Lake by Sandy Bonny
Gaits by Pauline Dube
more than Three Feet of Ice by Brenda Schmidt
Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden by Don Gayton
The Eye in the Thicket: Essays at a Natural History ed. by Sean Virgo
Memoir of a Good Death by Anne Sorbie

University of Alberta Press

The Grads Are Playing Tonight! by M. Ann Hall
Wells by Jenna Butler
Dear Hermes… by Michelle Smith
continuations 2 by Douglas Barbour & Sheila E. Murphy
Imagining Ancient Women by Annabel Lyon
Baba’s Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies of Ukrainian Settlers in Western Canada by Michael Mucz
Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean by Joseph B. Martin
The Man in the Blue Pyjamas, A Prison Memoir by Jalal Barzanji
Pursuing China: Memoir of a Beaver Liaison Officer by Brian L. Evans
Civilizing the Wilderness: Culture and Nature in Pre-Confederation Canada and Rupert’s Land by A.A. den Otter
J.B. Harkin: Father of Canada’s National Parks by E.J. (Ted) Hart
Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed by I.S. MacLaren et al
People of the Lakes: Stories of Our Van Tat Gwich’in Elders/Googwandak Nakhwach’ànjòo Van Tat Gwich’in by Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation & Shirleen Smith

University of Calgary Press

Hearts and Minds: Canadian Romance at the Dawn of the Modern Era 1900-1930 by Dan Azoulay
Always An Adventure, An Autobiography by Hugh Dempsey
A Century of Parks Canada 1911-2011 ed. by Claire Elizabeth Campbell
In the National Interest: Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,
ed. by Greg Donaghy and Michael K. Carroll
Promoters, Planters, and Pioneers: The Course and Context of Belgian Settlement in Western Canada
by Cornelius J. Jaenen
Cultural Memories and Imagined Futures: The Art of Jane Ash Poitras by Pamela McCallum
The Art of John Snow by Elizabeth Herbert
Happyland: A History of the “Dirty Thirties” in Saskatchewan, 1914-1937 by Curtis R. McManus

Wood Lake Publishing

Cause for Hope: Humanity at the Crossroads by Bill Phipps
Practicing Reverence: an ethic for sustainable earth communities by Ross L. Smillie

Publishers and some Alberta books they publish for Children, Tweens and Teens

Coteau Books

Veil Weavers, Crow Boy and Nexus Ring by Maureen Bush
Outcast of River Falls and Ghost Messages by Jacqueline Guest
Shade and Sorceress by Catherine Egan
The Piper of Shadonia by Linda Smith
Drummer Girl, Run Like Jager and Summer of Fire by Karen Bass

Leap Books

Second Skin, Skinned: Book 2 by Judith Graves
Under My Skin, Skinned: Book 1 by Judith Graves
Spirited, 13 haunting tales ed. by Kat O’Shea

Second Story Press

Dear Baobab by Cheryl Foggo

Thistledown Press

Barnabas Bigfoot – a Close Shave! By Marty Chan

Wood Lake Publishing

A World of Faith: Introducing Spiritual Traditions to Teens by Carolyn Pogue

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