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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. 

The Wrecking Ball is a collection of Aislin’s recent favourite cartoons. All of the choice political material is here: Pauline Marois as Miley Cyrus, the Parti Québécois’s Charter of Quebec Values, student demonstrators wandering through Montreal’s deteriorating streets, corruption inquires and Montreal’s succession of mayors, the Harper Tories and the Canadian Senate debacle, the coronation of Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, the Habs and the Sochi Olympics. Whew! 

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.
No man gets to choose his father. But a son’s relationship with his father reveals a lot about the man he will become.

"In Sons and Fathers, Daniel Goodwin takes us on a wild, page-turning ride through a harrowing collision of family, friendship, politics, and love.”– Terry Fallis


A Migrant Heart,
by Denis Sampson

ISBN: 978-1-927535-47-9. Sept. 15, 2014.
238 pages. 5 x 8. $16.95 trade paper.
$8.95 ePub, Mobi, PDF.

Migration and Immigration, Ireland and Canada

Denis Sampson left Ireland as a student, leaving behind the farming countryside of his childhood, the city of Dubline where he was educated, adn the history and culture ofhis 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.

A Second Chance, a novel
by Felicia Mihali

ISBN: 978-1-927535-41-7; April 25, 2014
128 pages; 5 x 8"; $14.95; trade paper.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.

Immigrant Fiction/Women

Adam is happily married when he has a stroke at the age of fifty, and his behaviour changes to that of a ten-year-old. What are his secrets? His wife would like to know. A novel about devotion and betrayal, A Second Chance is also about forgiveness. Felicia Mihali is the author of The Darling of Kandahar, which was nominated for Canada Reads 2013.

The Bells of Memory
A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem
by Issa J. Boullata

ISBN: 978-1-927535-39-4. April 5, 2014.
96 pages; 5 x 8"; $12.95; trade paper.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $7.95.

Middle East History; Palestine.

The distinguished Arabic scholar, author, and translator Issa J. Boullata grew up in a Palestinian family in the Jerusalem of the 1930s and 1940s, when Palestine was under the British Mandate. This is a love letter to a Jerusalem that was changed immeasurably by Al-Nakba, the Palestinian Catastrophe of 1948 that dispossessed the Palestinians of their homeland and dislocated many as refugees when Israel was established.


The Prostate:
Everything You Need to Know About the Man Gland (rev. edition)
by Dr. Yosh Taguchi

ISBN: 978-1-927535-35-6. March 21, 2014.
229 pages; 5 x 8", $18.95, trade paper.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $9.95.

Health & Wellness.

Senior McGill urologist Dr. Yosh Taguchi tackles the most common prostate problems, treatments, and questions in down-to-earth language. If there is anyone who can dispel the fear associated with the prostate, it is Dr. Taguchi.

Recent Highlights from LLP

For full details on recent LLP titles and authors, please go to the Books page.


Peter Kirby's latest Luc Vanier novel is Vigilante Season. And don't forget that the first, The Dead of Winter -- shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel -- has been reissued in a second edition. The third Luc Vanier title will be coming out in Spring 2015. Watch this space for title and details.

See our Fall 2014 Catalogue for details for current and upcoming titles.

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


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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.


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 is here.




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  • The Literary Press Group of Canada celebrates the Stephen Leacock Festival -- and humour in Canada with a nice nod to Caricature Cartoon Canada, edited by Terry Mosher (LLP 2012), one of the most delightfully funny books of this or any other year.

  • Publishers Weekly review of The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem, by Issa J. Boullata: 

    Orthodox Christian, Palestinian Arab, and former Arab literature professor at McGill University, Boullata’s memoir is of his youth in Jerusalem’s Old City in the decades preceding Israel’s formation in 1948. Boullata’s autobiographical sections afford local color, as when he portrays how “men frequented coffeehouses, among which some had a storyteller to entertain their clients until a late hour with customary narratives, chivalrous romances, and folk epics.” The account flourishes when describing Boullata’s courtyard home in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter and his mother’s cooking, or when highlighting various Arab writers and teachers of the period who influenced Boullata’s own career. Personal memoir strays into political history, and while his views are clearly sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, the book will appeal to those interested in the milieu of Jerusalem before the advent of sectarian violence. (Apr.)

  • June 11, 2014: Jennifer Quist wins a 2014 Emerging Artist Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta for her great first novel Love Letters of the Angels of Death (LLP 2013). Congratulations Jenn! Here she is with her medal. She also gets a great big cheque.

  • June 4, 7 - 9 p.m. "Books & Biscotti" at Libraires Pages & Co. features Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Girls of Piazza d'Amore, along with Rossana Bruzzone, Licia Canton, Agata De Santis, and Michael Mirolla:

  • June 3, 6 - 8 p.m., Leméac Éditeur présents an on-stage interview with Linda Leith, author of Écrire au temps du nationalisme, hosted by Marie-Andrée Lamontagne. Librairie le Port de Tête, 262, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P5. In French.

    Linda Leith            Marie-Andrée Lamontagne
    [Photos: Judith Lermer Crawley, Martine Doyon]

  • June 1, 2 p.m. Greenwood StoryFestLinda Leith interviews novelist Ann Charney, author most recently of Life Class (Cormorant 2013), on stage at a pre-StoryFest event in St Mary's Hall, followed by reception and signings at Greenwood, 354 Main Road.
    Tickets $10, availabe at Pure Art, 422, rue Principale, Hudson. 

    Ann Charney, Linda Leith
    [Photos: Joyce Ravid, Judith Lermer Crawley]

  • May 20, 6 - 8 p.m. Launch of Chantal Ringuet's collection of poetry inspired by the photographs of Don McCullin, Under the Skin of WarLibrairie le Port de Tête, 262, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P5. In French.

Recent posts on Salon .ll.

Salon .ll. is an online magazine published in English and in French, with some material translated and much of it in the original language only. The posts listed below have all appeared in English. You will find recent French Salon posts here.

Titans in the Lagoon, Part I, Part II, by Marco LoVerso

My Life Among the Ruins, Part I, Part II, Part III, by Kenneth Radu

Kidnapped Motherhood, by Cristina Montescu, translation by Jonathan Kaplansky.

Place and Belonging: André Alexis's Pastoral, by Pamela Davison.

The Real Venice: Songs of Protest and Five-Star Hotels, Part I and Part II

John Doyle's A Great Feast of Light, by Denis Sampson

[Photo of Ann Charney by Joyce Ravid]

Ann Charney's Latest, by Linda Leith.

Under the Skin of War, a collection of poetry by Salon contributor Chantal Ringuet inspired by the work of photographer Don McCullin.

It was when Jennifer Quist's first novel Love Letters of the Angels of Death (LLP 2013) was nominated for the Whitney Award that she discovered the Mormon book scene. Here is what she found.

Interview with Fatima Soulhia Manet, by Annie Heminway

Riding de Riddim: The Culcha Dancehall Clash II, by Maurie Alioff
Riding de Riddim: The Culcha Dancehall Clash I, by Maurie Alioff

Like a Beast, by Joy Sorman, Part I, translation by Lara Vergnaud.
Like a Beast, by Joy Sorman, Part II, translation by Lara Vergnaud.

Mavis Gallant

Mavis Gallant: The Writer as Rapscallion Part I, Part II, Part III, by Linda Leith

Linnet, as in Linnet Muir, by Linda Leith

Living with the Ghost of Duncan Campbell Scott, by Pamela Davison

Luc Vanier and the Vigilantes, by Pamela Davison

Daiwoo, by François Bon, Part One, translation by Alison Dundy and Emmanuelle Ertel
Daiwoo, by François Bon, Part Two, translation by Alison Dundy and Emmanuelle Ertel

The Immortal Dany. Salon .ll. congratulates the now Immortal Dany Laferrière on being the first Canadian ever admitted to the Académie française. Interview in French with Annie Heminway here.

Dany Laferrière