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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 July 2018
ISBN: 9781772123326

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.

Available 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.

Available March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123692

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.

Available February 2018
ISBN: 9781772123340

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.

Available December 2017
ISBN: 9781772122718

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.

Available December 2017
ISBN: 9781772123333
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9781772123395

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.

Available November 2017
ISBN: 9781772122701

The Larger Conversation

Contemplation and Place

Tim Lilburn

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

Available November 2017
ISBN: 9781772122992

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

Trudeau’s Tango

Alberta Meets Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968–1972

Darryl Raymaker

An insightful history of the fractious early relationship between Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Alberta.

Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9781772122657

Listen. If

Douglas Barbour

Love to landscapes, politics to jazz; poems to read aloud for the joy of sound.

Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122541

Believing is not the same as Being Saved

Lisa Martin

Lyric poems that tenderly meditate on life and death, joy and sorrow, faith and doubt.

Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772121872

The Burgess Shale

The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s

Margaret Atwood
Marie Carrière, Introduction

How the writing landscape of the 1960s shaped the present literary topography of Canada.

Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772123012

Tar Wars

Oil, Environment and Alberta’s Image

Geo Takach

Documentary filmmakers and PR professionals exemplify Alberta’s internationally escalating clash between environment and economy.

Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9781772121407