Category Archives: Alberta Books

David Orr’s ‘Encountering Riel’ remains atop Edmonton fiction bestseller list

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Feb. 24, 2017, compiled on Feb. 29, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Encountering Riel – David D. Orr*
  2. The Break – Katherena Vermette
  3. Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson
  4. A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
  5. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
  6. Lion – Saroo Brierley
  7. The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan
  8. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
  9. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne*
  10. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien

EDMONTON NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Passage Across the Mersey – Robert Bhatia*
  2. This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence – Terry O’Reilly
  3. The Outside Circle – Patti LaBoucane Benson,  Kelly Mellings*
  4. Songs Upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Metis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific – Michel Bouchard, Robert Foxcurran, Sebastien Malette
  5. The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet – Sheila Watt-Cloutier
  6. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky: A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts – Karlynn Johnston*
  7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Harari
  8. Triple Crown: Winning Canada’s Energy Future – Jim Prentice*, Jean-Sebastien Rioux*
  9. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery
  10. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly

* Alberta Author

Encountering Riel by David Orr tops Audreys Books’ Edmonton Best-Selling Books List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ending Feb. 19, 2017, compiled on Feb. 21, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers

  1. Encountering Riel – David D. Orr * †
  2. Something Unremembered – Della Dennis * †
  3. Paper Teeth – Lauralyn Chow * †
  4. Evelina – Frances Burney †
  5. Birdie – Tracey Lindberg *
  6. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne *
  7. Company Town – Madeline Ashby
  8. Punk – Lex J. Grootelaar *
  9. Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson
  10. Break – Katherena Vermette

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

  1. Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care – Gary Geddes
  2. Passage Across the Mersey – Robert Bhatia
  3. A Story of Edmonton’s Roots – Bruce Jeffery *
  4. Lion – Saroo Brierley
  5. Talking Music 2: More Blues Radio and Roots – Holger Petersen *
  6. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  7. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right – Jane Mayer
  8. Happiness Equation – Neil Pasricha
  9. Triple Crown: Winning Canada’s Energy Future – Jim Prentice * Jean-Sebastien Rioux *
  10. Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak – Glenn Dixon *

*    ALBERTA AUTHOR

†   ALBERTA PUBLISHER

Clara Hughes’ “Open Heart, Open Mind” tops Audreys Books’ Edmonton Best-Selling Books List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ending Feb. 3, 2017, compiled on Feb. 7, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers

  1. The German Girl – Armando Correa
  2. The Break – Katherena Vermette
  3. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
  4. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
  5. The Lonely Hearts Hotel – Heather O’Neill
  6. Art Lessons – Katherine Koller *
  7. Nostalgia – M.G. Vassanji
  8. Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen – Daisy Goodwin
  9. Barkskins – Annie Proulx
  10. Lion – Saroo Brierley

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

  1. Open Heart, Open Mind – Clara Hughes
  2. Talking Music 2: More Blues Radio and Roots – Holger Petersen *
  3. Dysfunction: Canada After Keystone XL – Dennis McConaghy
  4. Change the Story, Change the Future – David Korten
  5. Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle With PTSD – Romeo Dallaire
  6. A Dog’s Purpose – Bruce W. Cameron
  7. Behind the Kitchen Stove – Ella Drobot *
  8. Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  9. Birds Art Life – Kyo Maclear
  10. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company ed. Ted Binnema and Gerhard J. Ens*

* denotes Alberta Author

“Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett tops Audreys Books’ Edmonton Best-Selling Books List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ending Jan. 27, 2017, compiled on Jan. 31, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers

  1. Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
  2. The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
  3. The Traitors of Camp 133 – Wayne Arthurson *
  4. My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
  5. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
  6. What She Knew – Gilly Macmillan
  7. Neverwhere: Author’s Preferred Text – Neil Gaiman
  8. The Slow Waltz of Turtles – Katherine Pancol
  9. The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel
  10. Nutshell – Ian McEwan

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

  1. The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything –
    Neil Pasricha
  2. Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and
    Science Clash – Timothy Caulfield *
  3. Paintings of Edmonton – Judy Popham *
  4. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery
  5. A Family Outing – Ruby Remenda Swanson *
  6. Talking Music 2: More Blues Radio and Roots – Holger Petersen *
  7. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  8. The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet – Sheila Watt-Cloutier
  9. Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies – Ross King *
  10. The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher

*  ALBERTA AUTHORS

‘Happy City’ by Charles Montgomery tops Audreys Books’ Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Jan. 16, 2017, compiled on Jan. 24, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers

  1. The Break – Katherena Vermette
  2. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
  3. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
  4. The Chosen Maiden – Eva Strachniak
  5. The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
  6. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
  7. Even Cows Cry – Ella Drobot *
  8. The German Girl – Armando Correa
  9. Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen – Daisy Goodwin
  10. The Association of Small Bombs – Karan Mahajan

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

  1. Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design – Charles Montgomery
  2. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohllleben, Tim Flannery
  3. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs – Leanne Brown *, Tina Faiz *
  4. Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Nation  – Sydney Sharpe*, Don Braid *
  5. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company – ed. Ted Binnema and Gerhard J. Ens
  6. I am Woman – Lee Maracle
  7. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  8. The Marriott Cell: The Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom – Mohamed Fahmy, Carol Shaben *, Amal Clooney
  9. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds – Michael Lewis
  10. The Telomere Effect – A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer – Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel

*  ALBERTA AUTHOR

‘A Wake for the Dreamland’ by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne tops Audreys Books’ Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers

1. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne *
2. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
3. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
4. Postcards from the Edge – Carrie Fisher
5. The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
6. The Couturier of Milan: The Triad Years – Ian Hamilton
7. The Fate of the Tearling – Erika Johansen
8. The Association of Small Bombs – Karan Mahajan
9. The Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien
10. The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

1. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs – Leanne Brown *, Tina Faiz *
2. Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher
3. Born a Crime –  Trevor Noah
4. Fur Trade in the West (Children’s) – Phyllis Arnold *
5. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company, ed. David Leonard *
6. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery
7. Behind the Kitchen Stove – Ella Drobot *
8. Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Nation  – Sydney Sharpe*, Don Braid *
9. A Family Outing – Ruby Remenda Swanson *
10. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds – Michael Lewis

*Alberta Author

Kate Boorman’s Heartfire tops Audreys Books’ Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Jan. 6, 2017, compiled on Jan. 10, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS

1. Heartfire: A Winterkill Novel – Kate A. Boorman*
2. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne*
3. Russian Dolls: Stories from the Breathing Castle – W.P. Kinsella*
4. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
5. The Sellout – Paul Beatty
6. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
7. The Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien
8. Blood Red Summer: A Leo Desroches Mystery – Wayne Arthurson*
9. The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
10. Lady Cop Makes Trouble: Kopp Sisters Novel #2 – Amy Stewart

EDMONTON NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS

1. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs – Leanne Brown,* Tina Faiz*
2. Even Cows Cry – Ella Drobot*
3. Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Nation – Sydney Sharpe,* Don Braid*
4. Behind the Kitchen Stove – Ella Drobot*
5. Sixty: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning? Ian Brown
6. Testimony: A Memoir – Robbie Robertson
7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Harari
8. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company – ed. David Leonard*
9. Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In – Bernie Sanders
10. The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust – Edith H. Beer, Susan Dworkin

* Alberta Authors

Chris Hadfield’s ‘The Darkest Dark’ tops this week’s Audreys Books Best Sellers List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended December 31, 2016, compiled on January 3, 2017 by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers

  1. The Darkest Dark (Children’s) – Chris Hadfield, Eric Fan, Terry Fan
  2. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
  3. Secret Path – Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire
  4. Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
  5. Bit Rot – Douglas Coupland
  6. Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigma – Eric Van Lustbader
  7. Jerusalem – Alan Moore
  8. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl – Mona Awad
  9. The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel
  10. Conclave – Robert Harris

Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers

  1. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company, ed. David Leonard
  2. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs – Leanne Brown *, Tina Faiz *
  3. The McDavid Effect: Connor McDavid and the New Hope for Hockey – Marty Klinkenberg*
  4. The Fur Trade in the West (children’s) – Phyllis Arnold *
  5. The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
  6. First Star I See Tonight: Ukrainian Christmas Traditions – Orysia Tracz
  7. Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design – Charles Montgomery
  8. 99: Stories of the Game – Wayne Gretzky, Kirstie McLellan Day
  9. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
  10. Testimony: A Memoir  – Robbie Robertson

*  Alberta Author

‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ by Madeleine Thien remains atop Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is this week’s list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
  2. The Darkest Dark (Children’s) – Chris Hadfield, Eric Fan, Terry Fan
  3. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
  4. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne*
  5. The Sellout – Paul Beatty
  6. Paper Teeth – Lauralyn Chow*
  7. Swing Time – Zadie Smith
  8. The Whistler – John Grisham
  9. The Witches of New York – Ami McKay
  10. The Nest – Cynthia D’Apriz Sweeney

EDMONTON NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company, ed. David Leonard*
  2. The Marriott Cell: The Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom – Mohamed Fhamy, Carol Shaben *, Amal Clooney
  3. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs – Leanne Brown*, Tina Faiz*
  4. 99: Stories of the Game – Wayne Gretzky, Kirstie McLellan Day
  5. Colouring it Forward: Discover Blackfoot Nation Art and Wisdom – Diana Frost*
  6. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohileben, Tim Flattery
  7. Behind the Kitchen Stove – Ella Debrot*
  8. The Science of Why: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us – Jay Ingram*
  9. Testimony: A Memoir – Robbie Robertson
  10. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky: A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts – Karlynn Johnston*

*Alberta Author

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien tops this week’s Audreys Books Best Sellers List

Here is this week’s list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
  2. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne *
  3. The Whistler – John Grisham
  4. Son of France: A Christopher Kruse Novel – Todd Babiak *
  5. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
  6. Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
  7. The Darkest Dark (Children’s) – Chris Hadfield, Eric Fan, Terry Fan
  8. The Traitors of Camp 133 – Wayne Arthurson *
  9. The Break – Katherena Vermette
  10. A Taste of Murder – Jack Wear *

EDMONTON NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Edmonton House Journals 1821-1826 – Hudson Bay Company – Ed. Ted Binnema and Gerhard J. Ens *
  2. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky: A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts – Karlynn Johnston *
  3. Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Country – Don Braid,* Sydney Sharpe*
  4. Secret Path – Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire
  5. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs – Leanne Brown, * Tina Faiz *
  6. Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines – A Canadian Story – Patricia Sandberg
  7. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery
  8. Even Cows Cry – Ella Drobot *
  9. Colouring it Forward: Discover Blackfoot Nation Art and Wisdom – Diana Frost *
  10. This is That: Travel Guide to Canada – Chris Kelly, Pat Kelly, Peter Oldring *

*  Alberta Author

Audreys Books Edmonton Best-Seller list to appear here and on AlbertaPolitics.ca

Elimination of local arts news coverage in Edmonton means the Audreys Books weekly bestseller list has found itself without a home.

As a result, my colleague David Climenhaga at AlbertaPolitics.ca and I were delighted to offer Audreys Books and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta a home on our blogs for the weekly Edmonton Bestseller List, so that this important information will continue to be provided to Edmonton readers.

Here is the first instalment, compiled on December 14, showing the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton the previous week.

EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Almost a Full Moon (Children’s) – Hawksley Workman, Jensine Eckwall
  2. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
  3. The Darkest Dark (Children’s) – Chris Hadfield, Kate Fillion, Eric Fan, Terry Fan
  4. A Wake for the Dreamland – Laurel Deedrick-Mayne *
  5. Do Not Say We Have Nothing – Madeleine Thien
  6. A Still and Bitter Grave – Ann Marston *
  7. The Tattooed Queen: #3 of The Tattooed Witch Trilogy – Susan MacGregor *
  8. The Break – Katherena Vermette
  9. Art Lessons – Katherine Koller *
  10. The Spawning Grounds – Gail Anderson-Dargatz

EDMONTON NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS

  1. Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs –
    Leanne Brown, * Tina Faiz *
  2. Colouring It Forward: Discover Blackfoot Nation Art and Wisdom – Diana Frost *
  3. Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Country – Don Braid, * Sydney Sharpe *
  4. Secret Path – Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire
  5. The Valiant Nellie McClung: Selected Writings by Canada’s Most Famous Suffragist – Barbara Smith *
  6. The McDavid Effect: Connor McDavid and the New Hope for Hockey – Marty Klinkenberg *
  7. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben
  8. Behind the Kitchen Stove – Ella Drobot *
  9. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky: A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-
    Fashioned Desserts  – Karlynn Johnston *
  10. Testimony: A Memoir – Robbie Robertson

*  Alberta Author