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Art+Medicine Collaborative Practice

Transforming the Experience of Head and Neck Cancer

Pamela Brett-MacLean & Lianne McTavish, Editors

A unique fusion of medicine and art exploring the experience of head and neck cancer.

Available July 2019
ISBN: 9781772124156

Tiny Lights for Travellers

Naomi K. Lewis

Vulnerable and funny, this memoir explores Jewish identity, family, the Holocaust, and belonging.

Available June 2019
ISBN: 9781772124484

The Man Who Lived with a Giant

Stories from Johnny Neyelle, Dene Elder

Alana Fletcher & Morris Neyelle, Editors

A vital book of cultural storytelling for Dene readers and anyone invested in Indigenous knowledge-keeping.

Available May 2019
ISBN: 9781772124088

There Are Not Enough Sad Songs

Marita Dachsel

Delicate, authentic poems that oscillate between grief and joy as they explore parenthood and loss.

Available April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124521

What You Take with You

Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

Therese Greenwood

Personal account of fleeing a Canadian wildfire that devastated a community and garnered international attention.

Available April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124491

Apostrophes VIII

Nothing Is But You and I

E. D. Blodgett

Majestic poems look up and out at a larger world; inviting, contemplating, deliberating, reflecting.

Available March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124514

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.

Published: 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.

Published: December 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.

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123326

Magnetic North

Sea Voyage to Svalbard

Jenna Butler

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

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123821


An Anthology of Essays

Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy, Editors

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

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123838

Experiment: Printing the Canadian Imagination

Highlights from the David McKnight Canadian Little Magazine and Small Press Collection

David McKnight

Highlights of extraordinary collection of Canadian little magazines, small press and micro-press imprints.

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781551953663

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