PreviewsIssue 76, Spring/Summer 2020

  • 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada

    The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

    Debbie Olsen (Editor)

    This guide features a selection of destinations from the four existing Canadian nature hot spot guides with the addition of destinations in Quebec, Atlantic Canada, and the territories, profiling 85 general hot spots across the country and 65 hot spots chosen for their specialized appeal, such as backpacking, scenery, and birdwatching.

  • A History of My Brief Body

    Billy-Ray Belcourt

    This memoir by the youngest winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize opens with memories of his early life in Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation, and expands to encompass the legacy of colonial violence, first loves, sexual exploration, and the act of writing as a survival instinct and as a way to grieve.

  • A Spicy Touch

    Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen

    Noorbanu Nimji, Karen Anderson

    In this book, Noorbanu Nimji collaborates with food writer and tour operator Karen Anderson to present more than 200 time-tested family favourites and new recipes – for soups, snacks, main dishes, grilling, breads, rice dishes, chutneys, and sweets – celebrating Nimji’s North Indian Ismaili Muslim ancestry and the East African cuisine from her homeland in Kenya.

  • Adventures with Adoptable Dogs

    An Instagram Guide for Animal Advocates

    Rachael Rodgers

    Featuring fun photos and descriptions of several silly, sweet, and sometimes brilliant dogs encountered at various shelters, this book is a useful social media resource demonstrating how advocates for pet adoption can gain positive exposure for the animals in their care in the most efficient, positive, and cost-effective way.

  • All the Feels / Tous les sens

    Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada

    Marie Carrière (Editor), Ursula Mathis-Moser (Editor), Kit Dobson (Editor)

    Readable and timely, this book presents research into emotion and cognition in Canadian, Indigenous, and Québécois writings in English or French. The emerging field of affect studies makes vital claims about ethical impulses, social justice, and critical resistance – much is at stake when readers adopt affective reading practices.

  • Along the Western Front

    Through vibrant and at times intensely personal photographs, this evocative book presents a fresh perspective on the contemporary cowboy culture and the modern ranching lifestyle throughout central and southern Alberta, showing the hard work and glory of its grittiness.

  • An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

    Dionne Brand

    In this latest CLC Kreisel Lecture, Brand explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes, the ways that practices of reading and writing are shaped by those narrative structures, and the challenges of writing a narrative of Black life that attends to its own expression and its own consciousness.

  • Baby Food in an Instant Pot

    125 Quick, Simple and Nutritious Recipes for Babies and Toddlers

    Jennifer House, Marilyn Haugen

    Information about babies’ nutritional needs, how to prevent choking, and how to handle picky eating is included along with recipes for 50 purées, 25 finger foods, and 50 family-friendly dishes. Tips on storage times and serving fresh or freezing, and sample meal plans are also provided.

  • Bears

    Matthew MacKenzie

    In this award-winning multidisciplinary play about the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Floyd is the prime suspect in a workplace accident, so he heads west from Edmonton to the Rockies, where he hopes to escape the RCMP and get some kind of work involving bears. Along the way, a mystical transformation takes place.

  • Bedside and Community

    50 Years of Contributions to the Health of Albertans from the University of Calgary

    Diana J. Mansell (Editor), Frank W. Stahnisch (Editor), Paula Larsson (Editor)

    This inside story of 50 years of health care and health research at the University of Calgary draws on first-person accounts of researchers, administrators, faculty, and students, along with archival research and faculty histories to celebrate the many contributions the university has made to the health of Albertans.