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What to Read Next: Highly Anticipated Alberta Books

You may have seen these titles on our new releases lists recently, but we want to brag about them a bit more! Discover poetry collections, memoirs, short story collections and more to include in your next shopping binge!

KINK BANDS
By David Martin

With lyrically experimental poems expanding and retracting, this collection finds sonic and conceptual energy from the perspective of deep time and the geological forces that have shaped and continue to shape the Earth. Enacting seismic shifts, catastrophes, and erosions throughout the natural and cultural worlds, Martin’s poetic practice pushes forward to contend with the contemporary environmental changes and the structure of the Anthropocene that affect how we live in the twenty-first century.

Kink Bands

David Martin (CA)

Published: Sep 01, 2023 by NeWest Press
ISBN: 9781774390771

STREAMS OF CONSEQUENCE
By Lorne Fitch

Streams of Consequence: Dispatches from the Conservation World weaves together a bit of “ecology for dummies,” a cross-section of stories and essays on Alberta’s biodiversity riches and treasured landscapes, and a backdrop of selections on conservation issues. These are stories of the land and of Alberta’s plants, fish, and wildlife told through the voice of a biologist with decades of experience on the front lines of conservation efforts. Through stories, metaphor, and allegory, basic ecological principles are made clear, ecosystems are described, and our human role in stewarding these natural treasures is revealed.

Streams of Consequence: Dispatches from the Conservation World

Lorne Fitch (CA)

Published: Oct 17, 2023 by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
ISBN: 9781771606691

 

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MANY MOTHERS, SEVEN SKIES
By the Many Mother Collective

The Many Mothers Collective came together during the pandemic, hoping to make sense of the world they found themselves in. What evolved was their need to not only focus on the present moment, but on the world they will leave behind for their children and grandchildren—and for seven generations to come. In seven scenes for the stage, the members of the collective explore the past, where they come from, and the future, where they are going, with a deep sense of hopefulness rooted in resistance.

Many Mothers, Seven Skies: Scenes for Tomorrow

Joan Crate (CA), Cheryl Foggo (CA), Linda Gaboriau (CA)

Published: Jul 01, 2023 by Freehand Books
ISBN: 9781990601521


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THIS IS HOW YOU START TO DISAPPEAR
By Astrid Blodgett

These twelve new short stories from Astrid Blodgett explore the consequences of grief and denial and single moments that change perceptions, lives, and attachments forever. Crisp prose and unexpected plot twists move relatable characters through vivid outdoor settings and interior depths. This Is How You Start to Disappear shows all the heartbreaking ways we evolve when coping with change or trauma.

This Is How You Start to Disappear

Astrid Blodgett (CA)

Published: Aug 11, 2023 by University of Alberta Press
ISBN: 9781772127133

ALICE OF SPADES
By Chase Kantor, Tiffany Tate, & Christopher Peterson

Alice of Spades continues the story of a kingdom on the brink of revolution. Alice, now the sole heir to the Spade throne, is the target of a group of religious zealots bent on twisting her to their cause. With only her lazy cat and the clothes on her back, Alice must flee her privileged life and embark on a journey where any turn could be her last.

Alice of Spades

Chase Kantor (CA)

Published: by Renegade Arts Entertainment
ISBN: 9781989754283

DRINK IN THE SUMMER
By Tony Fabijančić

Since childhood, Tony Fabijančić has traveled frequently to Yugoslavia and Croatia, his father’s homeland. He spent time with his family in the northern village of Srebrnjak and occasionally escaped to the Adriatic islands in the south. From the continental inland of green valleys and plum orchards to the austere, skeletal coast, Drink in the Summer: A Memoir of Croatia is a unique record of a place and people now lost to time, a description of a country’s varied landscapes, and a journey of discovery, freedom, beauty, and love.

Drink in the Summer: A Memoir of Croatia

Tony Fabijančić (CA)

Published: Aug 15, 2023 by Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781771993807


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FLICKER
By Lori Hahnel

Cass Reisender doesn’t enjoy her psychic abilities. They appeared after her parents were killed in a tragic accident and led her to Madame Freyja, a travelling fortune teller and all-round terrible person. Swearing to leave both her psychic sensitivity and Madame Freyja behind, Cass starts again in Calgary, Alberta, a city with nothing supernatural about it at all. Then Cass touches a strange antique device and her new life is blown apart as she’s transported to West Orange, New Jersey, in the year 1900. Flicker is a playful, fast-paced romp through the golden age of invention, mythology, and the supernatural.

Flicker

Lori Hahnel (CA)

Published: Sep 15, 2023 by University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 9781773854687


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EMBRACE YOUR DIVINE FLOW
Edited by Julian Hobson

Created by a collective of spiritual practitioners, Embrace Your Divine Flow: Evolvements for Healing combines “evolvements,” in the form of allegorical stories, with art and activities that encourage you to undertake your own personal journey of healing, peace, and wisdom.

Embrace Your Divine Flow: Evolvements for Healing

James R. Parker (CA), Marlene Yellow Horn (CA), Raymond Yakeleya (CA)

Published: Sep 01, 2023 by Durvile Publications
ISBN: 9781990735097