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A history of my brief body

Belcourt, Billy-Ray, author
2020

Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation. From there, it expands to encompass the big and broken world around him, in all its complexity and contradictions. With startling honesty, and in a voice distinctly and assuredly his own, Belcourt situates his life experiences within a constellation of seminal queer texts, among which this book is sure to earn its place.

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Alone together : a pandemic photo essay

Alone together : a pandemic photo essay

Hennel, Leah, author, photographer
2022

Leah Hennel has been documenting Alberta's frontline workers and the COVID-19 patients they care for as an Alberta Health Services staff photographer since the early days of the pandemic. Hennel's photographs beautifully illustrate how citizens, doctors, nurses, and patients in Alberta have adapted and found safe new ways to celebrate, socialize, and work during a time of global chaos. At the same time, these sensitive and haunting images dramatically illustrate how Albertans have dealt with the death, tragedy, and uncertainty that the pandemic has wrought upon the province.

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The apocalypse of Morgan Turner

The apocalypse of Morgan Turner

Quist, Jennifer, author.
2018


Come barbarians

Come barbarians

Babiak, Todd, 1972-, author
2013


Dance, Gladys, dance

Dance, Gladys, dance

Stocks, Cassie, 1966- author
2012


The dilettantes

The dilettantes

Hingston, Michael, 1985-, author
2013


Finding refuge in Canada : narratives of dislocation

Finding refuge in Canada : narratives of dislocation

2021

Millions of people are displaced each year by war, persecution, and famine and the global refugee population continues to grow. Canada has often been regarded as a benevolent country, welcoming refugees from around the globe. However, refugees have encountered varying kinds of reception in Canada. Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation is a collection of personal narratives about the refugee experience in Canada. It includes critical perspectives from authors from diverse backgrounds, including refugees, advocates, front-line workers, private sponsors, and civil servants. The narratives collected here confront dominant public discourse about refugee identities and histories and provide deep insight into the social, political, and cultural challenges and opportunities that refugees experience in Canada. Contributors consider Canada's response to various groups of refugees and how Canadian perspectives on war, conflict, and peace are constructed through the refugee support experience. These individual stories humanize the global refugee crisis and challenge readers to reflect on the transformative potential of more equitable policies and processes.

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Homes : a refugee story

Homes : a refugee story

al Rabeeah, Abu Bakr, 2001- author
2018


In veritas

In veritas

Lavigne, Carlen, 1976- author.
2020


Jonny Appleseed

Jonny Appleseed

Whitehead, Joshua (Writer), author
2018


The lesser blessed

The lesser blessed

Van Camp, Richard, author
2016


Maybe this time

Maybe this time

Snow, Jennifer, author.
2016



My decade at Old Sun, my lifetime of hell

My decade at Old Sun, my lifetime of hell

Bear Chief, Arthur, 1942- author
2016


Nautilus and bone : an auto/biography in poems

Nautilus and bone : an auto/biography in poems

Richter, Lisa, 1977- author.
2020

""Nautilus and Bone" chronicles the life and work of the radical, passionate Russian-Jewish American poet Anna Margolin on her path toward self-determination. Blending myth, surrealism, historical fact and fiction, this collection of persona poems brings to life one of the most celebrated Yiddish poets of her generation."-- Provided by publisher.

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The pemmican eaters

The pemmican eaters

Dumont, Marilyn, 1955- author
2015


The red chesterfield

The red chesterfield

Arthurson, Wayne, 1962- author
2019

M is a bylaw officer, living with two brothers, in their parent's old house. While investigating a suspicious yard sale, M discovers a red chesterfield sitting in a ditch. Looking closer, M finds a running shoe-- and a severed foot. Now M is involved in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, older brother K's work for a new political party begins to seem suspicious, while younger brother J navigates the complicated world of young-adulthood, and boss Rhonda demands more and more attention, M must navigate a world of Russian gangsters and neglected wives, biker gangs and suspicious coincidences. On top of everything else, M is determined to track down the owner of that red chesterfield and make sure they get a ticket. "The Red Chesterfield" is a delightful, unusual novel that upends the tropes and traditions of crime fiction while asking how far one person is willing to go to solve a crime, be it murder or the abandonment of a piece of furniture.

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Roost : a novel

Roost : a novel

Bryan, Ali, 1978-, author
2013


Things you've inherited from your mother

Things you've inherited from your mother

Adams, Hollie, 1986-, author
2015


The tiger flu

The tiger flu

Lai, Larissa, author
2019



Watershed : a novel

Watershed : a novel

Vanderstoop, Doreen, 1962- author
2020

Set in near-future, after the glaciers have gone, water is now the most precious resource in Alberta. Tensions are high as "water terrorists" threaten to violently cut off the water supply. Against this precarious backdrop, Willa desperately tries to keep her family's failing goat farm afloat. But when her son, Daniel, goes to work for the water corporation whose high-priced commodity is putting the farm out of business, Willa is stunned. A string of betrayals fractures the family, potentially beyond repair.

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We remember the coming of the white man

We remember the coming of the white man

Blondin, Walter, author
2021

Chapters are transcripts of oral histories from the early twentieth century by ten elders of the Dene people, about the early days of fur trading, guns, and missionaries; their dismay about the way oil and uranium discoveries and pipelines were handled on their land; and the emotional fallout of the signing of Treaty 11.

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Welcome to the anthropocene

Welcome to the anthropocene

Major, Alice, 1949- author
2018


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