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2013 Alberta Book Awards Finalists

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Including those nominated for fiction, non-fiction, children's, and poetry.
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From internationally bestselling travel writer Will Ferguson, author of Happiness™ and Spanish Fly, comes a novel both epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal of human endurance. A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine.A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa.And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims.Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: “Dear Sir, I am …

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I Know Who You Remind Me Of

I Know Who You Remind Me Of

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Original and effortlessly clever, the stories in I Know Who You Remind Me of capture the sensibility of a generation with no cultural inhibitions to overcome. Naomi K. Lewis's characters bear the battlescars of adolescence and early adulthood - scars left when one classmate impersonates another in Internet pornography; a lover donates his eyeball in the heat of passion; sibling rivalry escalates into a low orbit. For these characters, everything is straight-on, never coy, and often deliciously f …

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Godless but Loyal to Heaven

Godless but Loyal to Heaven

Stories
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In Richard Van Camp's fictionalized north anything can happen and yet each story is rooted in a vivid contemporary reality. The stories offer a potent mix of tropes from science fiction, horror, Western and Aboriginal traditions. The title story pits Torchy against Smith Squad, fighting for love and family in a bloody, cathartic, and ultimately hopeful narrative. Van Camp's characters repeatedly confront the bleakness of sexual assault, substance addiction and violence with the joy andhumour of …

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Walls

Walls

Travels Along the Barricades
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Winner, Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, and City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

Shortlisted, Dolman Travel Book Award

Longlisted, Alberta Readers' Choice Award, BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, and Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

In this ambitious blend of travel and reportage, Marcello Di Cintio travels to the world's most disputed edges to meet the people who live alongside the razor wire and answer the question: …

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Pursuing China

Pursuing China

Memoir of a Beaver Liaison Officer
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tagged : china, political

Brian Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past three decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War; the Cultural Revolution; the post-Mao transformation of China; Canada's relations with China; the cultural impact of the overseas Chinese community on the Canadian Prairies; development of China studies in Canada and elsewher …

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I see my love more clearly from a distance

I see my love more clearly from a distance

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Unromantic poems examining life, love, illness, and death on a ranch on the hard grass prairie. In Nora Gould's one-of-a-kind debut, the Prairie itself is a central character: muse, mythic persona, the place of deepest solace and of deepest questioning. The poems focus with great firmness and technical command on the facts of daily life on the farm: impregnating cows, the neighbour kid picking off a coyote, cutting hay, getting water to the herd in a drought, dehorning. But Prairie anecdotalism …

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Undark

Undark

An Oratorio
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"Later we will laugh; shake moonlight
off our clothes like ash.

For now we stare at the clock. The
day wears, tired as mechanism."
--from Undark

Undark: An Oratorio is the highly anticipated second collection from Sandy Pool, whose debut book of poetry Exploding into Night (Guernica, 2009) was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for poetry in 2010.

In the early 1900s, thousands of women between the ages of 11 and 45 were employed painting glow-in-the-dark watch faces in factories across No …

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Tadeo's Search for Circles

Tadeo's Search for Circles

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A young boy's search for the perfect circle takes him on a fantastical journey around the world-only to discover perfection in his own home.

Tadeo's dream-like journey around the world in search of the perfect circle" takes him from his home in South America to the Turkish bazaar in Istanbul, the African savannah, the bright lights of London, and the snowy Arctic.

Richly textured illustrations combined with imaginative, poetic text create a gentle bedtime story about the wide world around us and t …

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