Calgary Summer Reading List

The Elegant Cockroach   Written by Deidre Anne Martin; Illustrated by Stefanie Augustine The story of a lonely cockroach looking for love in the big city, this adult picture book has a ghoulish feel with its black, grey and brown collage-style illustrations.   The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and…

The story of a lonely cockroach looking for love in the big city, this adult picture book has a ghoulish feel with its black, grey and brown collage-style illustrations.
Written by Deidre Anne Martin; Illustrated by Stefanie Augustine

The Elegant Cockroach

 

Written by Deidre Anne Martin; Illustrated by Stefanie Augustine

The story of a lonely cockroach looking for love in the big city, this adult picture book has a ghoulish feel with its black, grey and brown collage-style illustrations.

 

The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and Visual

 

Edited by Dymphny Dronyk and Kris Demeanor

This compilation of poetry and visual art showcases the work of local artists who have striven to capture the essence of our great city. Check out Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s poem on page one.

 

Who by Fire

 

written by fred stenson

Calgarian Fred Stenson’s latest novel is a dual father/son narrative about the impact of our complex relationship to oil. Set in both Southern Alberta and Fort McMurray, the story is close to home. 

 

A Countess in Limbo: Diaries in War & Revolution; Russia 1914-1920, France 1939-1947

 

written by olga hendrikoff

The Russian Countess Hendrikoff spent her last 20 years in Calgary, leaving behind her journals that recount eye witness details and daily struggles of First World War Russia and Second World War Paris.

 

Calgary’s Best Walks

 

written by lori beattie

Planning a staycation this summer? Lori Beattie’s walking guide will take you through some of the city’s best neighbourhoods, parks and natural areas with lots of stops for ice cream and other treats. 

 

I Know Who You Remind Me Of

 

written by naomi k. Lewis

This Calgarian’s collection of short stories is sure to entertain, with tales of adolescence and early adulthood, from time travel to organ transplants.

 

A Year in a B&B in Banff

written by jamie macVicar

The American author of this memoir spent a year at a bed and breakfast in Banff discovering the charms and beauty of the small mountain town we Calgarians are lucky to spend many a summer day in. 

 

 

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