University of Alberta Press

Short Stories


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    The Mountie always gets his man. He asserts the law not by using violence but by denying it. He is a uniquely Canadian figure in the great stories of the West. Dick Harrison has collected 22 classic adventure stories by Wallace Stegner, Rudy Wiebe, Ken Mitchell, Ralph Connor, and 18 others.
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    Boundaries, and Other Fictions is a collection of smart, sophisticated stories that test the limits of genre and form. Wilson spans the fictional distance from the fantastic to the utterly personal, exploring the individuality of human response and the universality of feeling and need.
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    Great Canadian War Stories shows how the experience of Canada at war captured the imagination of fiction writers across the country. With selections from Timothy Findley, Joy Kogawa, Louis Caron, Thomas H. Raddall, Earle Birney, Roch Carrier and others, this audiobook chronicles the scope of Canadian war efforts in the first half of the twentieth century. From the trenches of the Western Front to the plains of the Spanish Civil War, from the skies of North Africa to the jungl... [READ MORE]
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    Wars of the twentieth century have fired the imagination of Canadian writers. From the trenches of the Western Front to the plains of the Spanish civil War, from the deserts of North Africa to internment camps in the interior of British Columbia, the drama of tumultuous conflict has been captured in these stories by great Canadian writers. With selections from Timothy Findley, Joy Kogawa, Earle Birney, Roch Carrier, Greg Clark, Max Braithwaite, Hugh Garner and 11 others.
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    Told with arresting candor, Leslie Greentree's short fiction creates the satisfying sense of discovering someone's long-kept secret, or the guilty pleasure of overhearing a scathing conversation. A housewife indulges in monthly purchases of specialty vinegar and savours her romantic fantasies about the local grocery store manager; a daughter catches glimpses of herself in the face of her mother's suffocating attentions; a minor astronomer accumulates star charts and wasted ni... [READ MORE]
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    For more than fifty years, Canadian literary legend Rudy Wiebe has been defining and refining prairie literature through his oeuvre of world-renowned novels, histories, essays, and short stories. He has introduced generations of readers far and wide to western Canadian Mennonite, aboriginal, and settler culture. Some say he wrote the book on historical prairie fiction. In fact, he's written quite a few. The University of Alberta Press is proud to publish the fifty short stori... [READ MORE]
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    Through mesmerizing forays into characterization, voicing, and narrative technique, and with a clean economy of style rare even in short fiction, Astrid Blodgett conjures the moral and existential freight of her fully fledged characters in the throes of realistic moments. From the fascinatingly unhinged hero of "Getting the Cat," to the dreamy survey of prairie landscape and childhood experience of "New Summer Dresses," to the fatal irony of "Ice Brea... [READ MORE]