PreviewsIssue 78, Spring/Summer 2021

  • A Brief View from the Coastal Suite

    Karen Hofmann

    This sequel to What Is Going to Happen Next sees the Lund siblings reunited in the economically turbulent Vancouver of 2008. Cleo, an architectural designer and mother; Mandalay, an artist and single mother of twins; and Cliff and Ben, who run a landscape company together, differ widely in their values with respect to money, relationships, and the environment.

  • A Deadly Thaw

    The York Factory Connection

    Frederick Ross

    Inspired by his interest in infectious disease, local history, and his work as a physician, Ross creates a chilling story about the unexpected return of smallpox, which was presumed eradicated in 1977. Rachel Thompson and her research team discover a Hudson’s Bay blanket when they disinter a grave in York Factory and fall ill – could the melting permafrost be releasing the deadly contagion?

  • A Short History of the Blockade

    Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

    Originally presented as the 2020 CLC Kreisel Lecture at the University of Alberta, this text reframes and re-envisions the concept and meaning of the blockade to deepen understanding of Indigenous resistance, looking at blockades through the brilliance of beavers, or amikwag, who embody the practice of wisdom, and who build shared worlds with their dams.

  • Academic Well-Being of Racialized Students

    Benita Bunjun (Editor)

    Through the genres of essay, art, poetry, and photography, this book examines the experiences of and effects on racialized students in the Canadian academy, while exposing academy’s lack of capacity to promote students’ academic well-being and emphasizing the crucial connections that these students forge.

  • Alberta

    A Health System Profile

    John Church, Neale Smith

    This book provides the first detailed description of Alberta’s health care system and the underpinning political and social forces that have shaped it. Despite having the financial resources to develop an extensive infrastructure and to attract highly paid health professionals, Alberta’s health care outcomes are mediocre compared with other jurisdictions due to a unique interplay of economic and political forces.

  • And Then Is Heard No More

    Raye Anderson

    This second Roxanne Calloway Mystery sees Roxanne called in to investigate the murder of the Prairie Theatre Centre’s artistic director, whose body was found in the trunk of his car just outside of Winnipeg’s city limits. When a second body is found in a city park, Roxanne has to work with the cynical Detective Sergeant Cooper Jenkins of the Winnipeg police. Sorting out fact from fiction is not easy in the world of theatre and convincing actors.

  • Asigibii’ganan

    Susan Johnston

    This book introduces children from ages three to five to numbers 1 to 10 in Ojibwa and English. Vivid photographs depict real objects for easy identification.

  • Being German Canadian

    History, Memory, Generations

    Alexander Freund (Editor)

    Senior and junior scholars from history and related disciplines explore how multi-generational families and groups have interacted and shaped each other’s integration and adaptation in Canadian society, focusing on the experiences, histories, and memories of German immigrants and their descendants.

  • Ben Woolfitt

    Rhythms & Series

    The more than 65 reproductions of drawings in this book – made with graphite, silver and metal leaf, and selected objects for frottage – are charged with rich psychological meaning, plumbing the depths of Woolfitt’s subconscious. Also included is an interview with the artist by AGO curators Kenneth Brummel and Alexa Greist.

  • Beyond the Sixties Scoop

    Deborah Ironstand

    During the ’60s Scoop, Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and communities and relocated into non-Indigenous families and communities. In her life story Beyond the Sixties Scoop, Deborah Ironstand from Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve shares the long-term effects of the ’60s Scoop and her journey to healing.