The Love of One’s Country
Brian Brennan. An Irish immigrant to Canada looks into the mysterious disappearance of an ancestor. Local author.
Laisha Rosnau. This novel is based on a true story of the Caetanis, Italian nobility driven out of their home by the rise of fascism and who chose exile in Vernon, B.C.
Cary Fagan (author) & Dena Seiferling (illustrator). King Mouse finds his authority in question when his subjects find crowns of their own. Canadian author/local illustrator.
Jaclyn Dawn. A university student returns to her family’s ranch in small-town Alberta, while anonymously writing a tabloid for the town.
Pamela McDowell. Cricket McKay and friends work together to save a cougar in Waterton. Local author.
Randy Nikkel Schroeder. Aging punk Lor Kowalski is unsure of his sanity. Forced to join his old band from a life he’d rather forget, he is dragged north under the spell of a mysterious ad for an Arctic festival tour.
Little White Lies
Jennifer Lynn Barnes. An 18-year-old auto mechanic agrees to participate in “debutante season” to solve the mystery of her father’s identity.
Western Alienation Merit Badge
Nancy Jo Cullen. Set in Calgary in
1982 during the recession, this book explores the complex dynamics of a family falling apart. Canadian author.
Margaret Atwood. More than 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, this iconic story comes to a dramatic conclusion. Canadian author.
Proof I Was Here
Becky Blake. A Canadian expat living in Barcelona leaves her relationship and dwelling to live with thieves and misfits.
Kerry Gladue. A story of hope and addiction recovery. Local author
The Spy and the Traitor
Ben MacIntyre. The thrilling true story of Oleg Gordievsky and his role in the fall of the Soviet Union.
Falling Backwards Into Mirrors
Anne Sorbie. A book of poetry. Calgary author.
Homes: A Refugee Story
Abu Bakr al Rabeeah. The remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. Canadian author.
Ranching Women in Southern Alberta
Rachel Herbert. This book recognizes the women that played a crucial role in establishing the family ranch in the foothills of southern Alberta. Alberta author.
Songs of an Irish Poet: The Mary O’Leary Story
Brian Brennan. The biography of Mary O’Leary, one of the most celebrated Irish-language folk poets of the 19th century. Local author.
Ranching under the Arch: Stories from the Southern Alberta Rangelands
D. Larraine Andrews. A tale of survival, perseverance and prosperity in the face of struggle, loss and loneliness.
The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami
Linden MacIntyre. An incredible true story of destruction and survival in Newfoundland. Canadian author.
Stampede and the Westness of West
Aritha van Herk. A book of poetry on the Stampede. Local author.
Birds, Art, Life
Kyo Maclear. Maclear’s yearlong adventure of discovering inspiration in the intricacies of birds, bird-searching and birdwatching in a big city. Canadian author.
Compiled from information from Owl’s Nest Books and
Shelf Life Books