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Canadian Studies



Government Information in Canada

Access and Stewardship

Amanda Wakaruk & Sam-chin Li, Editors

A critical analysis of Canadian government information publishing—essential reading for librarians, archivists, and researchers.

Available February 2019
ISBN: 9781772124064

Polish War Veterans in Alberta

The Last Four Stories

Aldona Jaworska

An intimate look at displaced Polish soldiers who built new lives in postwar Alberta.

Available December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123739

Sam Steele

A Biography

Rod Macleod

A major book on Canada’s most-storied pre–World War I figure and early Confederation history.

Available November 2018
ISBN: 9781772123791

John Rae, Arctic Explorer

The Unfinished Autobiography

John Rae
Edited and with an Introduction by William Barr

An annotated edition of John Rae’s unfinished autobiography that completes his unparalleled life story.

Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123326


An Anthology of Essays

Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy, Editors

This diverse anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction explores the universal agony and hope of waiting.

Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123838

Magnetic North

Sea Voyage to Svalbard

Jenna Butler

A sea voyage connecting continents traces the impacts of climate change on northern lands.

Available September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123821

Al Rashid Mosque

Building Canadian Muslim Communities

Earle H. Waugh
Baha Abu-Laban, Foreword

Community history of first Canadian mosque (1938), celebrating Muslim-Canadian identity and Canada’s homegrown Islamic communities.

Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123333
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123395

Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters

Edited and with an Introduction by Laura K. Davis & Linda M. Morra

An edited, annotated collection of funny, affectionate, and insightful letters between two Canadian literary icons.

Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9781772123357

Songs for Dead Children

E. D. Blodgett

Timeless and powerful poems contemplating eternity, grief, and love in a reflective and quiet way.

Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123692

Metis Pioneers

Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed

Doris Jeanne MacKinnon

Two remarkable Metis women’s lives during the prairie west’s transition from the fur trade.

Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9781772122718

The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body

Pirkko Markula & Marianne I. Clark, Editors

Seven essays discuss both the local perspective and the broader cultural narratives of contemporary ballet.

Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9781772123340

The Larger Conversation

Contemplation and Place

Tim Lilburn

Philosophical commentaries on the difficult task of forming a deep, respectful relationship with the land.

Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9781772122992

Inhabiting Memory in Canadian Literature / Habiter la mémoire dans la littérature canadienne

Benjamin Authers, Maïté Snauwaert & Daniel Laforest, Editors

Scholarly essays probe the functions of space, memory, and identity in Canadian literature.

Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9781772122701

Roads to Prosperity

Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities

Gary Sands and Laura A. Reese

Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.

Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343593
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344415
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343609

Searching for Mary Schäffer

Women Wilderness Photography

Colleen Skidmore

New questions, new stories, new collaborators of early twentieth-century photographer, writer, explorer, mapmaker, and illustrator.

Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781772122985

The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

Myrl Coulter

Contemporary Canadian short fiction about perplexing family secrets and the haunting consequences of loss.

Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781772123289

Salt, Sword, and Crozier

Books and Coins from the Prince-Bishopric of Salzburg (c. 1500 — c. 1800)

Felice Lifshitz & Joseph Patrouch

Salt, Sword, and Crozier highlights the dual authority of the princely sword and the bishop’s staff or crozier.

Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781551953779

The Dragon Run

Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog

Tony Robinson-Smith

From the remote Kingdom of Bhutan, a memoir about running, teaching, and what really matters.

Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9781772123005

Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

Norma Dunning

Sixteen Inuit stories portray the unvarnished realities of northern life via strong and gritty characters.

Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9781772122978

Mounties on the Cover

By Al Lund

Retired Staff Sergeant Al Lund’s collection of Mountie books, magazines, and comics over forty-five years.

Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9781551953694