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Spring 2014 Books

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

229 pages; 5 x 8", $18.95, trade paper.
ePub, Mobi, PDF.

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.

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

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.

A Second Chance, a novel
by Felicia Mihali

128 pages; 5 x 8"; $14.95; trade paper.
ePub, Mobi, PDF

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.


Recent Highlights from LLP

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

Connie Guzzo McParland

The bonanza of  LLP authors appearing at the 2014 Blue Met Montreal International Literary Festival includes Montrealer Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Girls of Piazza d'Amore, which was shortlisted for the QWF Best First Book Prize.


Stephen Henighan                                   

In A Green Reef, Stephen Henighan looks at global warming from a social and cultural perspective. "Part biography, part cultural criticism, part jeremiad, Henighan's short volume ranges over the casues, prognoses and ethics of a warming world. Throughout the book, there is constant alarm at humanity's lack of alarmism." -- Times Literary Supplement review, November 8th, 2013, p. 27.

Watch Stephen Henighan on YouTube.

Peter Kirby 
[Photo: Linda Leith]

Peter Kirby's new Luc Vanier novel, Vigilante Season, is now out. 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.

Terry Mosher
[Photo: Brian Gable]  

And watch for Terry Mosher (Aislin) at Blue Met this year, too. (Details elsewhere on this page.) His latest book is Was It Good For You? (LLP 2012) and his next is The Wrecking Ball, due out in October from LLP. See our Fall 2014 Catalogue for details of this and other upcoming titles.

For more information:

Sneak Preview: LLP's Fall 2014 Catalogue is here!

You'll find information on all LLP books on this website; please follow the links on book titles and cover images for details.

LLP print and ebooks can be bought directly from LLP on this website and at good bookstores nationally and online from: Indigo, Amazonkobo, Apple, Sony, Overdrive and other etailers.

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.

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.


Linda Leith, Écrire au temps du nationalisme  (Leméac, 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.


Events with LLP and Salon .ll. authors


See below for details of all nine of the Blue Metropolis Festival events that will feature LLP and Salon .ll. writers between April 28 and May 3.

Unless otherwise noted, all these events take place at Hôtel 10, 10 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, all are in English, and and all are free of charge. Please consult the festival programme online for full details.




LLP authors Felicia Mihali, Dr. Yosh Taguchi, and Issa J. Boullata will be launching their new books at the LLP - Salon .ll. event on Friday, May 2nd, at 6 p.m. [Photos: Martine Doyon, Toru Kawasaki, David Boullata]

  • May 3, 1 p.m., Event #89: "Aislin and Hardy: Irony in Quebec Political Cartoons." Terry Mosher (Aislin) and Domenic Hardy. Host: Leigh Yetter. Salle "Jardin."

  • May 3, 12.30 p.m., Event #87: "NAFTA: A Cultural History." Stephen Henighan and Luis Alberto Urrea. Host: Ingrid Bejerman. Salle "Godin."

  • May 3, 11.30 p.m., Event #80: "Bells of Memory: A Jerusalem Childhood." Issa J. Boullata, in conversation with Ehab Lotayef. Salle "Jardin." Admission $10.

  • May 2, 7.30 p.m., Event #66: "Espresso Break" with Peter Kirby. Bookstore.

  • May 2, 3.30 p.m., Event #46: "Separation and Inclusion." Connie Guzzo-McParland, Antonino Mazza, Gianna Patriarca. Host: Isabella Colalillo Katz. Istituto Italiano di Cultura. 

  • May 1, 12.30 p.m, Event #19: "Love Letters and Immortality." Montreal author Adam Leith Gollner and Albertan Jennifer Quist discuss their latest books. Leith Gollner's The Book of Immortality (Doubleday) won the Quebec Writers' Federation's 2013 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction and has generated much buzz, and Quist's Love Letters of the Angels of Death (Linda Leith Publishing) has received rave reviews nationally and internationally. This event is being hosted jointly by the Atwater Library and the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary FestivalAtwater Library Lunchtime Series, Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Montreal.

  • April 28, 7 - 8 p.m, Event #4 : Reminiscing Mavis Gallant / En souvenir de Mavis Gallant. A very special informal evening gathering writers, fans and readers of Mavis Gallant to share memories, read excerpts and tell anecdotes. Joignez-vous à des auteurs, fans et lecteurs de Mavis Gallant lors d’une soirée, à l’improviste, en son honneur, où l’on lira des extraits de ses oeuvres et racontera des anecdotes. Host / animatrice: Linda Leith. French and English. Salle "Jardin." Admission $10. (Free to holders of tickets to the Opening Cocktail, Event # 1.)


  • April 23, 1.30 p.m: "Parking Nomade," Radio Ville-Marie: Marie-Andrée Lamontagne in conversation with Linda Leith on Écrire au temps du nationalisme (Leméac 2014), translated by Alain Roy. Salon .ll. contributor Marie-Andrée Lamontagne will also be appreating at our big event at Blue Met on May 2nd, 6 p.m. Watch for her broadcast interview with Linda Leith on Parking nomade, on this site May 1st.

    Marie-Andrée Lamontagne [Photo: Martine Doyon]  

  • April 15: "La Genèse du succès," article on Linda Leith's Écrire au temps du nationalisme (Leméac, trans. Alain Roy) published in l'ActualitéThis quote concludes the article: "Peu importe l'avenir politique que choisira le Québec, la renaissance littéraire anglophone propose une vision plus inclusive de la littérature québécoise que celle qui existait. Ce faisant, elle propose aussi une vision plus inclusive de la société québécoise."
  • March 31, 12.30 - 1.30 p.m: Linda Leith speaks on Writing in the Time of Nationalism on "Forms of Discourse," course taught by Douglas Brown, John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.

  • March 19, 6.30 p.m: Linda Leith on "A Community of Writers and Readers." University Women's Club, Atwater Club (private event).

  • March 6, 12.30 p.m: Linda Leith on Mavis Gallant: The Writer as Rapscallion, Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Montreal.

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.

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


About Salon .ll.

Salon .ll. is LLP's online magazine, including posts written in English and in French, publishing news, and events. 

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