Books tagged: Southern Alberta: Edmonton Capital Region

Showing 8 of 8 results

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

By Katie Bickell

Winner of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ George Bugnet Award for Fiction
Winner of the 2021 Indie Author Project Award for Alberta
Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award for Fiction
A Casual Optimist Book Cover of Note

An exciting debut novel told in connected short stories ... Read more

Deuce

By Vivian Zenari

Gilda Peterborough has always worried about her twin, but when Pete deletes his Facebook page, she goes to red alert. Meanwhile, Pete and Gilda?s mother Beth frets about both of her twins, neither of whom seem to be thriving. When Pete abruptly decides to move away from Edmonton ... Read more

Emperor's Orphans, The

By Sally Ito

During the Second World War, approximately 4,000 Japanese-Canadians were "repatriated" to Japan. Among those Canadians sent back to were members of author and poet, Sally Ito's family. As a Japanese Canadian child growing up in the suburbs of Edmonton, Alberta, Ito's early life ... Read more

Mud Lilies

By Indra Ramayan

“Harrowing, hopeful, and informed by Ramayan's own experiences as a runaway to Edmonton, Mud Lilies is a hymn to the power of one young woman's defiant spark of life, a story of grit and wisdom set against a backdrop of cruelty and indifference. ” Grace O’Connell, ... Read more

Of Human Bondage

By Vern Thiessen
Afterword by Heidi Janz
Introduction by Tracy Bealer

When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn’t all that interested in Philip, but rather in flattery, possessions, and security. Yet Philip, ... Read more

The Complex Arms

By Dolly Dennis

Life at the Complex Arms is just one disaster after another.

Adeen is the resident manager of the Complex Arms, an apartment building in the Mill Woods neighbourhood of Edmonton. With no help from her deadbeat husband, Frosty, who sees himself as the next big thing in Nashville, ... Read more

The Josephine Knot

By Meg Braem
Foreword by Amiel Gladstone

After Samantha’s baba dies, her fractured family is summoned to pick through the house full of belongings and trash, leaving taped notes on whatever they want to take. Between old napkins, a closet full of ketchup packets, and a freezer full of rotting meat are gems like a ... Read more

The Story of My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb

By Candas Jane Dorsey

It's not easy "choosing not to choose," especially for a nonbinary teen in 2007.

Corey was born intersex, but their father and stepmother didn't make a big deal about it. Then Corey's dad dies suddenly. Now Corey's disapproving mother wants Corey to "pick a side". Corey's old ... Read more