Alberta Authors: Staff Picks

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  • The Dilettantes

    The Dilettantes

    Alex Belmont is in his fourth and final year at Simon Fraser University. But instead of looking forward to a bright future, he's wondering what the hell he's going to do with a humanities degree. A...

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  • Blood Red Summer

    Blood Red Summer

    Métis journalist Leo Desroches has just been released from jail. Fortunately for him, he is re-hired at the paper to write a popular column about crime. It’s summer, the city is hot and buzzing wit...

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  • Tesseracts Fifteen

    Tesseracts Fifteen

    Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor, is the only volume in the long running Tesseracts series that is themed specifically for young adult...

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  • Shy

    Shy

    "We're not exactly scene-stealers, so you don't hear much from us shy folk-and that's usually how we like it." -Elizabeth Zotova, "My Dear X" The pages of this anthology are filled with personal es...

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  • Boundary Problems

    Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible — secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries b...

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  • Blackbirds

    Blackbirds

    "When young Sharon Lacey travels from Canada to England in the spring of 1940 in search of the father she never knew, she finds herself called upon to participate in a much larger and more dangerou...

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  • Blind Spot

    Blind Spot

    “Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to worry about.” When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton ho...

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  • Cleavage

    Cleavage

    Tracks the patchwork musings of Leah, who, at twenty-four years old and two years into a relationship, discovers she has breast cancer. Told in fragments, Cleavage details Leah's struggles with her...

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  • Dance, Gladys, Dance

    Dance, Gladys, Dance

    WINNER OF THE 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing! 27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being...

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  • The Frog Lake Reader

    The Frog Lake Reader

    Nonfiction author Myrna Kostash merges the past and the present in The Frog Lake Reader, which offers a multi-layered perspective on the tragic events surrounding the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885. By...

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  • Touch

    Touch

    Anna Gareau has a secret. Unwanted visions of strangers' lives haunt her when she touches certain objects. What she wants most is a normal life but Anna is far from normal. Travelling through Victo...

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  • Grayling Cross

    Grayling Cross

    Psychic Anna Gareau and public relations expert Collie Kostyna keep things quiet for local magicians and for their biggest client, an underground supernatural society known as the Embassy. In Gra...

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  • Icefields

    Icefields

    On an expedition in the Canadian Rockies at the end of the nineteenth century, Dr Edward Byrne slips and falls almost 60 feet into a crevasse on the Arcturus Glacier. While trapped, hanging upside ...

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  • Love at Last Sight

    Love at Last Sight

    “So I have always walked alleys alone, with my monster face, listening through a wall for the words that might cultivate me, that are contained within the homes of ex-lovers, the ones who caught a ...

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  • Moon Honey

    Moon Honey

    Carmen and Griffin, young and white, are goofy, head-over-heels in love. When Carmen turns into a black woman, Griffin thrills at a love turned exotic. But Carmen's transformation means trouble for...

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  • The Shore Girl

    The Shore Girl

    Rebee Shore’s life is fragmented. She’s forever on the move, ricocheting around Alberta, guided less than capably by her dysfunctional mother Elizabeth. The Shore Girl follows Rebee from her todd...

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  • Tarstopping

    Tarstopping

    In a flash, everything changes. After a group of radical environmentalists breaks into the house of a prominent oil company executive and holds him and his family hostage, the stage is set for a po...

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  • Things You've Inherited From Your Mother

    Things You've Inherited From Your Mother

    "Everyone deals with grief in their own personal way. Take Carrie, for example. Getting over her mother’s death from ovarian cancer takes the form of ramping up passive-aggressive office warfare, c...

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  • Western Taxidermy

    Western Taxidermy

    "Roadkill stuffed and presented as art, an OB/GYN appointment gone horribly wrong, and government spies with a weakness for salmon bagels and Timmy Ho’s.Tender, satirical, and occasionally absurd, ...

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  • Wonderfull

    Wonderfull

    When Emma Brodie, local prophet and mother of three, steals a boat and exiles herself to the middle of the bay for seven days and seven nights, she sets about a chain of strange events in the sleep...

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  • Roost

    Roost

    Claudia, single mom of two, pines for her past independent life. Her ex, after all, has moved on to a new wardrobe, new hobbies and—worst of all—new adult friends. But in Claudia's house she's stil...

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