2016 Alberta Book Awards

Browse winners and nominees from the 2016 Alberta Book Awards, recognizing excellence in Alberta publishing.

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  • The Swallows Uncaged

    The Swallows Uncaged

    In The Swallows Uncaged, Elizabeth McLean paints a sweeping yet intimate panorama of Vietnam in the style of a Vietnamese eight-panel screen: eight narratives that each capture a moment in time and...

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  • Entropic

    Entropic

    In his second collection of stories, author and filmmaker R.W. Gray (Crisp) once again finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet—sometimes meshing harmoniously, som...

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  • Meadowlark

    Meadowlark

    When her family’s car goes through the ice on Rainy Lake one cold March day in 1962, six-year-old Rebecca Archer is the only person her father is able to pull from the sinking vehicle. But as Rebec...

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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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  • Flashback

    Flashback

    Max investigates the unsolved murder of a teenaged boy, with the help of the boy’s ghost.

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  • Jacqueline the Singing Crow

    Jacqueline the Singing Crow

    The uplifting tale of a crow called Jacqueline who lives to sing. After a bruising encounter with opinionated people that crushes her confidence and self-belief, Jacqueline flies south to escape th...

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  • The Afterlife of Birds

    The Afterlife of Birds

    Henry Jett’s life is slowly going nowhere. His girlfriend recently left, and his job in a local garage is uninspiring, considering that he doesn’t particularly like cars. Henry finds solace in his ...

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  • The Mystics of Mile End

    The Mystics of Mile End

    Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End—a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that around the corner Mr. Katz is trying...

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  • Welcome to the Circus

    Welcome to the Circus

    Rhonda Douglas's debut collection dazzles with its daring and dangerous prose. Welcome to the Circus, where every moment is a tight-rope act, precariously balancing on the edge of destruction. In t...

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  • Memory Serves

    Memory Serves

    Memory Serves gathers together the oratories award-winning author Lee Maracle has delivered and performed over a twenty-year period. Revised for publication, the lectures hold the features and styl...

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  • Why Grow Here

    Why Grow Here

    “A visitor from down south stared at my apple tree and said: ‘Those don’t grow here you know. It’s too cold.’ If the apricot tree in Highlands knew it couldn’t live here, it might stop scattering w...

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  • Standard candles

    Standard candles

    Like the ever-widening universe, Standard candles expands on Alice Major’s earlier themes of family, mythology, and cosmology, teasing out subtle wonders in form and subject. Her voice resonates th...

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  • Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities

    Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities

    “Our voices scrubbed out and forgotten. There are those who research and write about sex workers who often forget we are human.” —Amy Lebovitch Shawna Ferris gives a voice to sex workers who are ...

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  • Toward. Some. Air.

    Toward. Some. Air.

    Toward. Some. Air. is a landmark collection of profiles of contemporary poets, statements, essays, and conversations about contemporary poetry and poetic practice, and a few exemplary poems selecte...

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  • We Are Coming Home

    We Are Coming Home

    In 1990, Gerald Conaty was hired as senior curator of ethnology at the Glenbow Museum, with the particular mandate of improving the museum’s relationship with Aboriginal communities. That same year...

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  • nEvermore!

    nEvermore!

    Neo-Gothic fiction inspired by the imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Compiled by multi-award winning editors, Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre pre...

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  • Tesseracts Eighteen

    Tesseracts Eighteen

    A mechanical Jesus for your shrine, the myths of cuttlefish, a vampire in residential schools, a Muslim woman who wants to get closer, surgically, to her god, the demons of outer space, the downsid...

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  • Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

    Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

    Prior to May 2015, the oil-rich jurisdiction of Alberta had, for over four decades, been a one-party state. During that time, the rule of the Progressive Conservatives essentially went unchallenged...

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