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2014 Books

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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.

For more information:

LLP's Fall 2014 Catalogue, with details of all 18 LLP titles, 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, Overdrive and other national and international 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.


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.


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). The French title is available from Renaud-Brayamazon.ca, and other booksellers. 

Écrire au temps du nationalisme has been reviewed in La Presse + by Daniel Lemay in a feature article published on April 27 2014.

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

The Le Devoir review is here.


L'Actualité published their review on May 1st, 2014, < Le Genèse du succès. >


News & Events

For invitations to all our events, announcements, and other news about Salon .ll. and Linda Leith Publishing books and authors, we suggest you join our MAILING LIST by sending us an email to LINDA@LINDALEITH.COM

  • August 26, 2014: Yet another great review of The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem, by Issa J. Boullata. "What Remains," by Ayal Victoria McKhail, Literary Review of Canada, Sept. 2014, p. 13: "This is a hauntingly beautiful account of the bells of memory that still toll for so many Palestinians wherever they may find themselves on this earth."


    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.

    [Photo: David Boullata]


    August 21, 2014.

    Linda Leith Publishing is delighted to announce the appointment of Katia Grubisic as Associate Editor. 

    Katia Grubisic is a writer and freelance editor and translator. She has been involved with literary magazines including The FiddleheadThe New Quarterly and Arc Poetry Magazine. She was coordinator of the Atwater Poetry Project reading series, and presently sits on the editorial board for the Icehouse Poetry imprint at Goose Lane Editions. Her own work has appeared in various Canadian and international publications, and her collection of poems What if red ran out won the Gerald Lampert award for best first book.

    Katia Grubisic
    Associate Editor Katia Grubisic
    [Photo: P. Seib]

  • August 21, 2014: "Denis Sampson’s A Migrant Heart maps space between emigrant and immigrant.” LLP author Denis Sampson, whose new book A Migrant Heart will be published mid-September, is profiled today by books columnist Ian McGillis in The Gazette (Montreal). The book is available here, in print and ebook formats.

  • Mark your calendar. The first-ever Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair takes place Nov 13-16, 2014 with Linda Leith Publishing and no fewer than three of our 2014 authors: novelist Felicia Mihali (A Second Chance), cartoonist Terry Mosher (The Wrecking Ball), and essayist Denis Sampson (A Migrant Heart). 

  • Mark your calendar. 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, on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 2014, 7 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. 

  • Mark your calendar. Sunday September 21, 12 noon - 13:20 p.m. Literary Legacies: A Montreal Story, POP quarters, 3450 Saint-Urbain, Montreal.

    Linda Leith is founder of the internationally renowned Blue Metropolis Literary Festival.
    Marianne Ackerman founded Rover Arts, an independent online review of arts and culture, and the bilingual theatre company 1774/Infinithéâtre.
    These two writers, producers and trailblazers played important roles transforming the moribund Anglo arts scene of the 80s into today’s thriving scene. They will share stories about trials, errors, victories, and the relentless DIY spirit needed to succeed in Montreal.
    Host: Katia Grubisic.

    Marianne Ackerman      Katia Grubisic            Linda Leith 

  • 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.


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. 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

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.

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

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

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