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Alberta Reads Book Club Shortlist for July/August

The Alberta Reads Provincial Book Club just announced the shortlist for their next book club pick! 

The Alberta Reads Book Club is an online, province-wide book club run by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) that profiles the rich culture of books that are published right here in Alberta. Their next book club will run from July to August 2021, and feature a fiction book published in Alberta. We can’t wait to see which of the outstanding fiction titles on their shortlist is chosen for the club. The winner will be announced on July 16, 2021.

To participate in the book club, follow the BPAA on Facebook and Twitter as they post discussion questions each week, and join the ongoing discussion by following #ABReads and #ABBooks.

In the meantime, check out the shortlist below. Click the “shop local” button under each book to purchase it from your local bookstore; click on the name of the publisher for more information about their book; or, Alberta public library patrons can borrow most book club titles as eBooks for free using ReadAlbertaeBooks.ca.

Burning the Night

Glen Huser (CA)

Published: May 15, 2021 by NeWest Press
ISBN: 9781774390115
Humane

Anna Marie Sewell (CA)

Published: Nov 02, 2020 by Stonehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9781988754246

Book cover image for Identity Shift The Identity Shift

by Arlene F. Marks

Published April 14, 2020 by Edge Science Fiction

ISBN: 9781770532052

If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

Leona Theis (CA)

Published: Sep 01, 2020 by Freehand Books
ISBN: 9781988298719
Meena’s Story: Flight to Freedom

Swapna Gupta (CA)

Published: Oct 15, 2020 by Bayeux Arts Inc.
ISBN: 9781988440507
Unlocking

Amy LeBlanc (CA)

Published: Jun 15, 2021 by University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 9781773851396

Book cover image for Witchs Diary The Witch’s Diary

by Rebecca Brae

Published by Tyche Books

ISBN: 9781989407219

Book cover images for Alberta Reads Book Club Short List