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The Books page, with details of all books published by LLP, is here. 

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The complete LLP Spring 2015 Catalogue is here

The Sicilian Wife, a novel
by Caterina Edwards

ISBN: 978-1-927535-60-8.
April 18, 2015.
368 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $19.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.

"A Mafia princess. A charred body. Destiny. The literary noir of the year."—Septimus Black 

Bitter Rose, a novel
by Martine Delvaux
translated by David Homel

ISBN: 978-1-927535-56-1.
April 18, 2015.
112 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $14.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $7.95.

"Delvaux's voice is mysterious and disturbing and raw."—Heather O'Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals. 

True Believers, a mystery
by Michael Blair

ISBN: 978-1-927535-64-6.
April 18, 2015.
416 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.

"Gullibility kills."—Carl Sagan 


Sea Winter Salmon
Chronicles of the St. John River

by Mari Hill Harpur 
with Eileen Regan McCormack

ISBN: 978-1-927535-68-4.
March 28, 2015.
170 pages. 9 1/2 x 9 1/2.
Trade paper $29.95. 

Family, salmon fishing, a remote region on Quebec's Lower North Short, the environment, and a fishing camp with an extraordinary history. 

A Migrant Heart
by Denis Sampson

246 pages. 5 x 8; $8.95 ePub, Mobi, PDF.

Print, Canada and US: ISBN: 978-1-927535-47-9. Sept. 15, 2014. 
Trade paper $16.95 CDN, US. 

Print, International: ISBN: 978-1-927535-69-1. February 23, 2015. 
Trade paper £10, €13.

An LLP first! LLP published A Migrant Heart, by Denis Sampson, in Canada and the United States in September 2014. 
In February 2015, LLP publishes the book internationally.

Denis Sampson left Ireland as a student, leaving behind the farming countryside of his childhood, the city of Dublin where he was educated, and the history and culture of his native country. He arrived in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal and discovered he was not the only one in search of a new life, and then that search became his life. 

“It is not only good but necessary for the ecology of literature to have books as intelligent and thoughtful as this. Books like this give readers a sense of what constitutes real value and the real worth of literature. Highly recommended.”—Carlo Gébler, Dublin Review of Books

Biography & Memoir, Migration & Immigration, Ireland & Canada.


The Wrecking Ball, cartoons
by Terry Mosher (AISLIN)

ISBN: 978-1-927535-55-4
3 Oct 2014
Trade paper $19.95. 7 x 7. 168 pages.
Full colour illustrations.

Introduction by Chantal Hébert.

Sons and Fathers, a novel
by Daniel Goodwin

ISBN: 978-1-927535-51-6.
Sept 19, 2014.
240 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $18.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.

A novel about men. 

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Review and examination copies of selected literary titles are available to reviewers and academics on request.

The complete online catalogue of current and upcoming Linda Leith Publishing print and ebooks is on CataList, and LLP Books are also displayed on The 49th Shelf.

Downloadable author images are here.

Thank you! 

Linda Leith Publishing gratefully acknowledges the support of the Emerging Publishers Program of the Canada Council for the Arts and that of SODEC.


About Salon .ll.

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Linda Leith herself

Author Linda Leith is the president of Linda Leith Publishing and the founder of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival. Her most recent book is Écrire au temps du nationalisme  (2014). Her bio is here, and details of the books she has authored are here.

19 March 2015: Quill & Quire's 80th anniversary issue (April 2015) includes a Q&A with Linda Leith:

March 9, 2015: Linda Leith writes in Quill and Quire on the demise of the Toronto International Book Fair.

Feb 14, 2015: Ian McGillis's Gazette piece about Linda Leith, post Blue Met, with this video

Écrire au temps du nationalisme  (Leméac Éditions, April 2014), is Alain Roy's translation of Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes to Blue Metropolis (Signature Editions, 2010). Available from Renaud-Brayamazon.ca, and other booksellers. 


Écrire au temps du nationalisme has been reviewed in La Presse+ by Daniel Lemay, April 27 2014.

Marie-Andrée Lamontagne's Radio Ville-Marie Parking Nomade interview with me on the subject of the book is here (in French).

The Le Devoir review ofÉcrire au temps du nationalisme is here.




This website

We invite you to explore this website, where you can check out news and reviews of all LLP titles, purchase a print copy or download an electronic copy of one of our books, read short essays by Linda Leith and other writers on our online magazine Salon .ll., and find out about Leith and her own books.

Recent posts on Salon .ll.

Salon .ll. is an online magazine published in English and in French by LLP, with some material translated and much of the content published in the original language only. You will find posts in English here and French posts here

News & Events

Congratulations Jennifer Quist!

Edmonton author Jennifer Quist's debut novel Love Letters of the Angels of Death is nominated for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award! The shortlist will be announced in April 2015 and the winner--who receives 100,000 Euros ($139,000)--in June.

This is a truly international prize of exceptional quality, with books nominated by librarians all over the world. The long list includes titles published in 39 countries and written in 16 different languages. Love Letters was nominated by the Edmonton Library.

Jennifer Quist was the winner of a $10,000 Emerging Artist Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta in June 2014 for her debut novel, which was also shortlisted for the US Whitney Award.

LLP will publish Jenn's second novel, Sistering, in Fall 2015.


In Other News

  • April 24, 2015: 4th annual launch of LLP and Salon .ll. authors at Blue Met, "Petit salon," Hôtel 10, Montréal. Free admission. This event features Martine Delvaux, David Homel, Caterina Edwards, Denis Sampson, Michael Blair, Mari Hill Harpur, Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, Katerine Caron, Zoran Minderovic, Annie Heminway & Linda Leith.

  • March 27, 2015: Bitter Rose author Martine Delvaux and the disappearing girls who haunted her childhood are featured in this Gazette piece by Ian McGillis.

  • March 27, 2015: Ceri Morgan interviews Martine Delvaux on Salon .ll. about her novel Bitter Rose (translated by David Homel), LLP 2015. 

  • April 30, 2015, 5.30 p.m.: Martine Delvaux and David Homel talk about Rose amer and Bitter Rose and the translation from one to the other. Librairie Gallimard, Montreal. Event organized by Héliotrope and LLP. In French and English. Host: Katia Grubisic.

  • April 18, 2015: Jim Napier's long review of Michael Blair's True Believers appears on Deadly Diversions

  • March 25, 2015: From Fishing News New Zealand

  • March 17, 2015: Bitter Rose author Martine Delvaux will be appearing at the inaugural Prose in the Park in Ottawa, June 6, 2015.

  • March 24, 2015: Jim Napier on Michael Blair's True Believers, on Deadly Diversions

  • March 17, 2015, St. Patrick's Day on 49thShelf: Denis Sampson on Irish-Canadian writing--and the paucity of Irish-Canadian memoir. His own book, A Migrant Heart, being the exception that proves the rule. 

  • March 16, 2015: A Migrant Heart author Denis Sampson is on RTÉ Radio 1 -- Arts Tonight -- broadcast across Ireland.

  • March 16, 2015: All Lit Up feature on Canada Reads showcases The Bells of Memory, Issa J. Boullata's memoir of Jerusalem in the 1930s and 1940s. 

  • March 11, 2015: Yet more international exposure for LLP authors. Bitter Rose author Martine Delvaux publishes "Women Disappear Every Day" on Commonwealth Writers in honour of International Women's Day.

  • March 10, 2015: Launch date for the international edition of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart, Books Upstairs, Dublin. Photo courtesy Books Upstairs and Twitter.

  • March 9, 2015:Linda Leith publishes an opinion piece on the Toronto International Book Fair in Quill and Quire.

  • March 6-8, 2015: Denis Sampson is appearing at the Ennis Book Club Festival in Co. Clare, Ireland.

  • March 6, 2015: An excellent first review for Michael Blair's True Believers, in Montreal Review of Books. Reviewed by Jim Napier.

  • March 6, 2015: Mari Hill Harpur launches Sea Winter Salmon: Chronicles of the St. John River at the Geraldine Museum in Geraldine, New Zealand.

  • March 3, 2015: Congratulations, Terry Mosher! Terry and La Presse cartoonist Serge Chapleau are the winners of the Hyman Solomon Journalism Award. Gazette article here.

  • March 2, 2015: All Lit Up's surprise feature on Linda Leith Publishing. Thanks, you dynamos!

  • February 13, 2015: Ian McGill's feature on Linda Leith Publishing--and Linda Leith--in The Gazette (Montreal): Beyond Blue Met.

  • 2015 is off to an exciting start at LLP. Our first international print publication, Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart, is launched at Books Upstairs in Dublin on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The book is already available internationally in electronic form, and it has been available in Canada and the US since September 2014.


  • Great news from the Canada Council for the Arts: Linda Leith Publishing / Linda Leith Éditions has received a grant under the Leadership for Change program to study the practicality of publishing books in French as well as in English. 
  • January 12, 2015: Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers is featured on All Lit Up along with twenty-five things you can learn from reading the novel. 

  • January 8, 2015: Novelist and reviewer Michael Hingston on books by Edmonton writers to look forward to in 2015 -- and they include Jenn Quist's second novel Sistering (Fall) and Caterina Edwards's sizzling noir The Sicilian Wife (April), both published by LLP. 

January 6, 2015: "A Life in Books," Carlo Gebler's review of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart, in Dublin Review of Books, Jan 2015: 
"The edition of A Migrant Heart that I read was published in Canada (and well done to that Canadian publisher); it is a shame that no one on this side of the pond has published this fine, illuminating, and affecting work."
Thank you, Carlo--and now you can check out the international edition of A Migrant Heart, coming to an Irish bookstore near you soon!

Dec. 17, 2014: "For the Political Junkie: Daniel Goodwin's first novel, Sons and Fathers, is set in Ottawa against the backdrop of national politics, journalism, and spin, and has been called "a wild, page-turning ride" by author Terry Fallis. In a Q&A with All Lit Up, Goodwin explains, "I wanted to describe what it was like to be a certain kind of man in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These guys are all very articulate and thoughtful and self-aware up to a point but they’re also clumsy, occasionally self-deluded, and they sometimes do dumb things." They sound...nearly human!" -- Kelly Clare, 49th Shelf

  • Monday, Dec. 15, 7.50 a.m. Author Daniel Goodwin interviewed on his novel Sons and Fathers on CBC Radio St. John

  • Canada Writes: Jennifer Quist on how she wrote Love Letters of the Angels of Death! Includes the Korean boy band Super Junior that provided the soundtrack to writing the novel, surrounded by her five sons and a lot of Lego!

  • Saturday, Dec 13, 1.30-3 p.m. Clio Bookstore, Pointe-Claire Plaza, 245 boul. Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire, Quebec. 

  • Sunday, December 7: Daniel Goodwin at the Calgary Jewish Book Festival, "Meet the Author," 4 - 5.30 p.m., Jewish Community Centre, 1607 - 90 Avenue SW, Calgary.

  • Saturday, December 6: Sons and Fathers author Daniel Goodwin featured in the Calgary Herald, G18, in connection with his Jewish Book Festival event.

  • Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers mention in Toronto Star.

  • Sometimes Amazon is just what we want it to be. This 5-star review of Denis Sampson's memoir of moving between Ireland and Canada--and beyond--A Migrant Heart has been posted by "BrIan" from Albany NY: "Beautifully written with total honesty.  A literary critic who has previously written about the work of Irish novelists finally finds his own wonderful voice in a captivating memoir."
  • Comments of the jury for the 2014 QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction on The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem, by Issa J. Boullata: "A unique blend of the personal, historical and political. Restrained but lyrical prose, a fascinating look into a vanished way of life, a powerful because understated political pamphlet: Bells of Memory is a book that makes a difference. Arising out of this very individual memoir is a political protest against the injustice of his country being taken away from him--a protest that is all the more powerful because stated in restrained fashion."

    LLP at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair, Nov. 13-16, 2014! Programmed events and book signings with authors Terry Mosher (Aislin)Felicia Mihali, and Denis Sampson.

  • October 15: Congratulations, Issa J. Boullata! The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem is a finalist for the QWF Mavis Gallant Non-fiction Prize. The Gazette story here.
  • Terry Mosher's media storm continues with this piece on Global News, October 14, 2014.

  • Daniel Goodwin, author of Sons and Fathers, blogs about the reasons men don't read fiction (but should). 

    [Photo: Ashley Nixon]

  • More buzz about Terry Mosher's new book The Wrecking Ball: on CHOM, on CJAD, on Global TV, and a big spread in The Gazette, on Saturday October 3rd, including this great piece by Bill Brownstein, all in advance of the book launch, coming up Tuesday October 7th at Paragraphe Books!

  • September 23, 2014: Launch of Daniel Goodwin's first novel Sons and Fathers at Owl's Nest Books in the Britannia Plaza, 815 49th Ave., S.W., Calgary, 7 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
    September 18, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m: Launch of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart at the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia.

  • September 17, 2014: "Watching a Literary Chicken Come Home to Roost in Novel Form," by Barbara Kay. Lovely piece on Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers in the National Post:  "This novel’s timing is fortuitous. The going is certainly getting tough, and the looming federal election is stacking up as a test of that observation." -- Barbara Kay.

    September 15, 2014: Pub date of Denis Sampson's for A Migrant HeartAnd the launch is Thursday, September 18th, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m. School of Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University Hall Building. You can get your copy here.

  • The first review of Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers is out -- and it's a good one: "Goodwin has pulled off a sharp, clever début. His prose is strong and his characters memorable. Sons and Fathers is an enjoyable read." Mark Sampson, in Quill & Quire.


    August 22, 2014

    Linda Leith Publishing is delighted to announce the sale of French language rights to The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem, by Issa J. Boullata, to Mémoire d'encrier.