Read Alberta

Enjoy these books set in Alberta or written by Alberta authors that reflect the landscape and story of our home. 

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Alberta : a history in photographs

Alberta : a history in photographs

Reineberg Holt, Faye, author
2009


Alberta's north : a history, 1890-1950

Alberta's north : a history, 1890-1950

Wetherell, Donald G. (Donald Grant), 1949-
2000



Beyond the gathering storm

Beyond the gathering storm

Oke, Janette, 1935-
2000



Come back

Come back

Wiebe, Rudy, 1934- author
2014



Deep Alberta : fossil facts and dinosaur digs

Deep Alberta : fossil facts and dinosaur digs

Acorn, John (John Harrison), 1958-
2007


Frank

Frank

Rankel, Ben, author, illustrator, creator
2018


The Garneau block

The Garneau block

Babiak, Todd, 1972-
2006


Icefields

Icefields

Wharton, Thomas, 1963-
1995


The Inquirer : a novel

The Inquirer : a novel

Dawn, Jaclyn, 1984- author
2019

When an accident jeopardizing the family farm draws Amiah Williams back to Kingsley, Alberta, population 1431, she doesn't expect her homecoming to make front-page news. But there she is in The Inquirer, the mysterious tabloid that is airing her hometown's dirty laundry. Alongside stories of high school rivalries and truck-bed love affairs, disturbing revelations about Amiah's past and present are selling papers and fuelling small-town gossip. As the stakes get higher, Amiah must either expose the twisted truth behind The Inquirer or watch her life fall apart again.

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Jasper wild

Jasper wild

Mercer, George, 1957-, author.
2017


The last woman in the forest

The last woman in the forest

Les Becquets, Diane, author
2019

An endangered wildlife protector on assignment in northern Alberta falls in love with her brilliant mentor before a tragic accident and disturbing inconsistencies trigger her suspicions about his possible role in four murders.

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Lightfinder

Lightfinder

Paquette, Aaron, 1974- author
2014


The melting queen

The melting queen

Cinnamon, Bruce, 1991- author
2019

"Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen-a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the city's spirits up over the following winter. But this year, something goes wrong. A genderfluid university dropout called River Runson is Named as Melting Queen, and the city tears itself in two as River's reign starts to expose the dark underbelly of the city's century-old traditions. River is betrayed by their best friend, has their mind ripped apart by intrusive memories from past Melting Queens, and ultimately brings an end to the city's grand traditions-only to start something new."-- Provided by publisher.

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The milk chicken bomb

The milk chicken bomb

Wedderburn, Andrew, 1977-
2007



Obasan

Obasan

Kogawa, Joy
1983

Tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.

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The outlander

The outlander

Adamson, Gil.
2008


Rescue at Fort Edmonton

Rescue at Fort Edmonton

Feutl, Rita, 1959- author
2005



The trade

The trade

Stenson, Fred, 1951-
2000

This novel, "written between the lines of official history, tells an incredible story of those who were ruled by the often brutalizing fur trade. It is a story of love and economics, and of the nexus between the two. It is a story of how European culture, including religion, tried to root itself in this anarchic place and often failed. In the end, it is the story of how the mighty fur trade was rolled under by the greater forces of change and history."

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Wings to fly

Wings to fly

Lottridge, Celia B. (Celia Barker)
1998