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Sistering, a novel
by Jennifer Quist
August 15, 2015
308 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $19.95
ePub, Mobi, PDF $9.95
"The deft hearts and hilarious minds of the swashbuckling sisters never fail them.
— Lee Kvern
Canada Lives Here
The Case for Public Broadcasting
by Wade Rowland
August 15, 2015
200 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95
Media & Communications
"An urgent, important and timely book about how public broadcasting in Canada is being eviscerated." --Jeffrey Dvorkin, University of Toronto
A Luc Vanier Novel
by Peter Kirby
September 12, 2015.
350 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.
"A perfectly plotted, nicely paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller that also has gravitas... All the earmarks of a winner." -- Jim Napier, Montreal Review of Books
The Book of Faith, a novel
by Elaine Kalman Naves
September 24, 2015.
400 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $19.95
ePub, Mobi, PDF $9.95
"If Jane Austen were around today—and Jewish, of course—I’m betting this is the kind of novel she’d be writing." --Joel Yanofsky, author of Bad Animals and Mordecai and Me.
Counterterrorism and Identities: Canadian Viewpoints
by Jack Jedwab
September 19, 2015.
200 pages. 7 x 7. Trade paper $18.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.
"A must-read volume for people interested in effective counterterrorism policies." -- Dr. Paul Bramadat, Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria
The Sicilian Wife, a novel
by Caterina Edwards
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
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.
LLP acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, an initiative of the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, for its translation activities.
True Believers, a mystery
by Michael Blair
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
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)
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
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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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-Bray, amazon.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.
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
- September 11, 2015, 7.30 p.m: Caterina Edwards is on the move! Her next stop will be McNally Robinson in Wininipeg.
- August 26, 2015: Richard King reviews Open Season, the new Luc Vanier novel by Peter Kirby, on Home Run. And tweets about it: "@richardking18
As I reported on @cbcHomerun Open Season by Peter Kirby is a well-plotted can't-put-down mystery with terrific characters @LL_Publishing"
- August 19, 2015: Wade Rowland's Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting is the No. 1 new release in Radio and Wireless on amazon.ca!
- August 19, 2015: Sistering author Jennifer Quist knows something about writing good novels--and something about families, too, what with all those sisters and her own five sons. Here's her piece on the Family Saga on The 49th Shelf.
- August 17, 2015: Wade Rowland's Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting in the York University yfile.
- August 16, 2015: Jennifer Quist's new novel Sistering got an enthusiastic review by Angie Abdou on Daybreak Alberta today. Here are just a couple of highlights from her chat with Chris dela Torre:
"Jennifer Quist is really cooking."
"This definitely doesn't sound like CanLit!"
"I would love to see this book in the mix for the Leacock Award for Humour."
Hear for yourselves.
- August 14-16, 2015: The Sicilian Wife author Caterina Edwards will be appearing at When Words Collide, at the Delta Calgary South.
- August 12, 2015: Pickle Me This reviews Jennifer Quist's Sistering: "Weird and original, a dark comedy indeed—not necessarily miles away from Sela Ward and Sisters either. This is one that will appeal in particular to readers who loved Trevor Cole’s Practical Jean, and to anyone who ever had a pack of sisters."
- August 11, 2015: Publishers Weekly reviews The Sicilian Wife: "Edwards builds a rich and complex story, moving smoothly between past and present and between Italy and Canada. She develops characters and story lines independently, and then connects them convincingly to build a credible and wonderful literary noir story of love, hate, deception, and revenge."
- August 11, 2015: "The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates" -- Wade Rowland, the author of Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting (pub date Aug 15).
- August 8, 2015: A great August read! Wade Rowland's magnificent new book Canada Lives Here, the tumultuous story of public broadcasting in Canada (Aug. 15). With a cover image by the inimitable Terry Mosher (Aislin).
- August 7, 2015: The 49th Shelf is featuring Jennifer Quists's Sistering PROMINENTLY! --and ...
- August 7, 2015: ... more on The 49th Shelf -- a whole feature on Sisters in CanLit, very much including Jennifer Quist's Sistering.
- August 5, 2015: The September Quill & Quire has just arrived with Angie Abdou's terrific review of Sistering, by Jennifer Quist, which she compares to a Canadian version of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, focusing on straight people in Edmonton. "Quist has created a rollicking page-turner, a tall tale full of black humour and extreme human drama that will make for excellent escapist reading."
- July 27, 2015 Jim Napier's terrific review of Peter Kirby's new mystery, Open Season, has been posted on Deadly Diversions.
- July 26, 2015: The Times of Sicily reviews Caterina Edwards's literary noir The Sicilian Wife and finds "a refreshingly authentic portrait of contemporary Sicily."
- July 26, 2015: The 49th Shelf's list of most-anticipated fiction for Fall includes Jennifer Quist's Sistering (Aug. 15), as well as Peter Kirby's new Luc Vanier novel, Open Season (Sept. 12), and Elaine Kalman Naves's The Book of Faith (Sept. 24).
- July 24, 2015: Wade Rowland's Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting (Aug. 15) is highlighted in The 49th Shelf's list of most-anticipated Fall non-fiction.
- July 10, 2015: Jade Colbert's Globe and Mail review of Martine Delvaux's novel Bitter Rose, translated by David Homel, is just out.
- July 9, 2015: Caterina Edwards, who created police chief Marisa in her literary noir The Sicilian Wife, knows a thing or two about Lady Sleuths, which is her subject in this piece on the 49th Shelf.
- July 3, 2015: The first review of Peter Kirby's much-anticipated new Luc Vanier novel, Open Season, is out and it's excellent.
Reviewer Jim Napier writes: "Is it too early in the series to call Open Season a breakout novel? Kirby’s two previous Vanier stories were also deftly crafted, well-told tales, but his latest work steps up the intrigue several notches, resulting in a perfectly plotted, nicely paced, edge-of-your seat thriller that also has gravitas; and it has all the earmarks of a winner. Open Season may quite possibly be one of the best Canadian crime novels of 2015." Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2015.
The book will be published September 12th.
- July 3, 2015: Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2015, has a feature interview with Elaine Kalman Naves, whose first novel The Book of Faith will be published by LLP September 24, 2015.
- July 2, 2015: Announcement. Montreal writer and editor Elise Moser joins Linda Leith Publishing as Asssociate Editor. Press release here.
Elise Moser’s novel Because I Have Loved and Hidden It appeared from Cormorant Books in 2009, and her YA novel, Lily and Taylor, was published by Groundwood Books in 2013. She was the founding Literary Editor for Montreal online culture magazine The Rover and reviews books for the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Life Sentence and Kirkus Reviews. She has served on the boards of the Playwrights' Workshop Montreal and the Quebec Writers' Federation and, currently, PEN Canada.
LLP Associate Editor Elise Moser
[Photo: Fred Lauing]
- July 11, 2015: Caterina Edwards reads from The Sicilian Wife at the Cornelia St. Café in New York City.
- June 28, 2015: Mari Hill Harpur is appearing at Greenwood Centre in Hudson, 2.30 p.m.
- June 24, 2015: "Fans of the gritty realism in works by Quebec authors such as Heather O'Neill or Rawi Hage will find another favourite in Delvaux." -- Dory Cerny, review of Martine Delvaux's novel Bitter Rose, translated by David Homel, in The Humber Literary Review (Spring-Summer 2015, p. 54).
- June 22, 2015: True Believers makes it on to The Next Chapter's summer mystery reading list.
PHOTO: TERENCE BYRNES
- June 21, 2015: Father's Day! -- and what better book to feature on CBC Radio's Fresh Air than Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers. The segment will air around 8.30 a.m. Sunday. Here's the podcast.
- The Summer 2015 issue of Atlantic Salmon Journal includes a review of Mary Hill Harpur's "well-written book" Sea Winter Salmon, which, writes reviewer Alex T. Bielak, "provides insight into the origins and workings of a long-established private camp."
- June 19, 2015: Here's what Larry Haeg, author of Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War, has to say about Mary Hill Harpur's Sea Winter Salmon:
"Mari Hill Harpur's Sea Winter Salmon is beautifully evocative and transporting. It pulled me back in time to that remote Canadian outpost, making me feel is if I were right there with the great James J. Hill and his family and friends at the lodge, on the river, in the canoes. There's an equally important, forward-looking sense to the book that gives it great meaning for today: a reverence for the environment and respect for the area's residents and indigenous people. Mari integrates art and science in such a distinctive, compelling way. James J. Hill and his family would be very proud of her stewardship and delighted with this very engaging, beautifully presented book. Long live the Hill camp!"
- June 19, 2015: Parallel Publishing Worlds, panel discussion with Linda Leith (LLP), Jean-Marie Jot (Les Allusifs) and Julia Kater (AELAQ), hosted by Dimitri Nasrallah, appear on Between the Pages.
- June 17, 2015: Mary Hill Harpur's Sea Winter Salmon is "beautifully illustrated," says Publishers Weekly. "Conservationists and history enthusiasts will find much to appreciate in this wonderfully presented memoir."
- June 16, 2015: Linda Leith introduces Kevin Birmingham, author of The Most Dangerous Book, at the closing event of Bloomsday 2015 at the Jewish Public Library, 7 p.m.
- June 15, 2015: Terry Mosher aka Aislin is appearing at a StoryFest event in Hudson, 7.30 p.m.
- June 8, 2015: US journal New Hibernia (Summer 2015) reviews Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart: "This is a memoir of moving depth and honesty. It carries the glint of wisdom in the cadences of its recollections and reflections."
- June 6, 2015: This is why we need good reviewers in the popular press. Great to see Sue Carter's piece on crime fiction appear in Metronews across Canada--especially since it features Caterina Edwards's literary noir The Sicilian Wife.
- June 5, 2015: Margaret Cannon's Globe review of Michael Blair's "superb" novel True Believers.
- June 4, 2015: Caterina Edwards talks about her new novel The Sicilian Wife at the Art Spirit Festival, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton.
- May 13, 2015: Denis Sampson reads from A Migrant Heart at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, 5.30 - 7 p.m.
- May 11, 2015: The 49th Shelf, wherein Caterina Edwards's The Sicilian Wife. is mentioned in the same breath as Elana Ferrante.
- May 9, 2015: The Irish Times review of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart.
- May 4, 2015: Out of this world reads on All Lit Up: start with Michael Blair's True Believers.
- April 30, 2015: National Post Crimewave reviewer Nathan Ruthven is impressed by Caterina Edwards's The Sicilian Wife.
- April 30, 2015: The Edmonton Journal writes about Caterina Edwards and her terrific literary noir, The Sicilian Wife.
- April 30, 2015, 5.30 p.m: Martine Delvaux and David Homel talk about the novel Rose amer (Héliotrope) and Bitter Rose (LLP) and the translation from one to the other. Librairie Gallimard, Montréal. Free admission. In French and English. Host: Katia Grubisic.
Author Martine Delvaux Translator David Homel
Host Katia Grubisic
- April 28, 2015: A long and appreciative National Post review by Philip Marchand of Martine Delvaux's first book in English, Bitter Rose (translated by David Homel).
- April 27, 2015: US mag Reviewing the Evidence reviews Michael Blair's True Believers.
- April 19, 2015: Rover reviews Michael Blair's True Believers.
- April 24, 2015: Annual launch of LLP books 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. In French & English.
- 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 18, 2015: Jim Napier's long review of Michael Blair's True Believers appears on Deadly Diversions.
- 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
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