Winter 2017


Boomers at Work

Boomers at Work: Re/Working Retirement

by Sandra Konrad, ’67 BSc(HEc), ’87 MSc, self-published,

Boomers at Work shows how, by choice or necessity, life after 65 today can include work as diverse as boomers themselves.


Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place

by Daniel Coleman, ’95 PhD, James Street North Books, available on Amazon

Coleman explores concepts of belonging, the connection to land as a newcomer and being part of a society always in search of more.

This is All a Lie

This Is All a Lie

by Thomas Trofimuk, ’87 BA, Great Plains Publications,

Ray leaves his mistress for the final time. Moments later she threatens to jump from her apartment tower. Trofimuk’s latest novel explores three lives and the consequences of losing intimacy.

If I Lose Mine Honour I Lose Myself

If I Lose Mine Honour, I Lose Myself: Honour Among the Early Modern English Elite

by Courtney Erin Thomas, ’03 BA(Hons), ’05 MA, University of Toronto Press,

Thomas investigates the concept of honour among the 16th- and 17th-century English aristocracy in economic matters, marriage arrangements, household management and more.

Rocks, Ridges and Rivers

Rocks, Ridges and Rivers: Geological Wonders of Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks

by Dale Leckie, ’77 BSc(Hons), Broken Poplars,

Geologist Dale Leckie guides you through the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, including glaciers, hot springs and valleys.

Only Leave a Trace

Only Leave a Trace: Meditations

by Roger Epp, ’84 BA(Hons), University of Alberta Press,

Reflections on leading a small university campus through significant change are depicted in this poetry series, which features images by Epp’s partner, artist Rhonda Harder Epp, ’95 BA.

Preserving on Paper

Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen’s Receipt Books

Edited by Kristine Kowalchuk, ’97 BA, ’12 PhD, University of Toronto Press,

This compilation of three 17th-century handwritten receipt books — including culinary recipes, medical remedies and household tips — documents the work of women at home.

Wittgenstein on Sensation and Perception

Wittgenstein on Sensation and Perception

by Michael Hymers, ’93 PhD, Routledge,

This book offers two claims — one interpretive, one philosophical — about philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s views and methods on perception as explored in his book Philosophical Investigations.

Map Maker

Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert’s Land in the Age of Enlightenment

by Barbara Mitchell, ’67 BA(Hons), University of Regina Press,

This biography brings to life Philip Turnor, the surveyor who, accompanied by his Cree wife and Cree guides, travelled more than 24,000 kilometres mapping North America.

They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud

They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud

by Pauline Le Bel, ’75 BMus, Collins Foundation Press, available on Amazon

Opening with a hymn to creation, Earth and Gaia, Le Bel’s anthology dives into the particularities of a woman’s everyday life, from childhood through to late adulthood.

When We Were Young

When We Were Young: A Baby-Boomer Yearbook

by Rita Lang Kleinfelder, ’85 MEd, self-published, available on Amazon

Originally published in 1993, this mini-encyclopedia of pop culture from the late 1940s to mid-’70s has been re-released as a revised e-book.

These Are Not Love Poems

These Are Not Love Poems

by Marina Reid Hale, ’13 BA, Glass Buffalo,

Usually known as a spoken-word poet, Hale explores her complex relationships, even sharing what she considers to be her most embarrassing or painful memories.



by Sara K. Al Souqi, ’13 BEd, ’16 MEd; Lady Vanessa Cardona; Timiro Mohamed; and Nisha Patel, ’15 BCom, ’15 Cert(Leadership), Glass Buffalo,

Four women — a Palestinian-Canadian, a Colombian-Latinx, a Somali-Canadian and an Indo-Canadian — unite their experiences and explore commonalities through poetry.

Dr. Edith Vane

Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall

by Suzette Mayr, ’92 MA, Coach House Books,

A student faces the trials and tribulations of college life, including a drove of sinister hares, in this post-secondary satire by past Giller Prize nominee Mayr.

Narwhal Makes a Sandwich

Narwhal Makes a Sandwich

by Laura Addington, ’10 BPE, ’12 MSc, and Aryn Franklin, ’09 BSc, ’12 MSc; Illustrated by Tara Put, ’12 MSc, Three Horn Unicorn Press,

This sequencing and numbering tale follows a hungry Narwhal’s adventure through the depths of the Arctic Ocean as he searches for greatness — in the form of a sandwich.

Global Health

Global Health: An Introduction to Current and Future Trends (Second Edition)

by Kevin McCracken, ’73 PhD, and David R. Phillips, Routledge,

Global Health aims to provide readers with a comprehensive outline and understanding of the constantly evolving global health landscape.

Compassionate Competency

Compassionate Competency: Healing the Heart of Healthcare

by Emelia Sam, ’91 BSc(Spec), self-published, on Amazon

Sam explores a new pattern of health care using practices of emotional intelligence and mindfulness, and looks at possible outcomes for both patients and practitioners.

The Moral Work of Nursing

The Moral Work of Nursing: Asking and Living With the Questions (Second Edition)

by Hazel J. Magnussen, ’64 Dip(Nu), ’72 BSc(Nu), Promontory Press,

Magnussen reflects on her 35-year nursing career, studies in health-care ethics and industry developments, highlighting moral challenges facing nurses in current care settings.

Collecting Silence

Collecting Silence

by Ulrike Narwani, ’68 MA, Ronsdale Press,

Narwani explores themes of youth, love and loss experienced while aging, maturing and finding peace.

The Left-Handed Dinner Party

The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

by Myrl Coulter, ’00 BA(Hons), ’01 MA, ’07 PhD, University of Alberta Press,

The theme of missing someone or something is explored through a series of narratives riven with absences, secrets and family and relationship dynamics.

Margaret Laurence Writes Africa and Canada

Margaret Laurence Writes Africa and Canada

by Laura K. Davis, ’06 PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University Press,

This book examines how Laurence addresses decolonization and nation building in 1950s Somalia and Ghana and in 1960s and ’70s English Canada.

Women Wilderness Photography

Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography

by Colleen Skidmore, ’99 PhD, University of Alberta Press,

Skidmore sheds light on the life and persona of Mary Schäffer, a photographer, writer, painter and mapmaker known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies at the turn of the 20th century.

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