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    Lea Ariela Freedman Canada
    9781773901022 Paperback FICTION / Buddhist Publication Date:February 12, 2022
    $24.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.9 in | 340 gr | 296 pages Carton Quantity:27 Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      How do you change the world?
      Meet Léa, polyglot, labour activist, farbrente feminist. Born to a large Jewish family and raised in a French Catholic town, Léa moves fluidly between languages and cultures. Her search for meaning and her instinct for justice place her at the centre of the great changes of the 20th century. From street fights in Berlin to protests in Montreal, she defies the expectations and limitations of women?s lives, wins historic victories for the union movement, and grapples with her own convictions. Based on the life of famed activist Léa Roback, this novel brings to life a heroine emboldened by political strugglea that resonate to this day.

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      Ariela Freedman was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York, Calgary, London, and Montreal. She has a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia?s Liberal Arts College in Montreal, where she lives with her family. Her debut, Arabic for Beginners (LLP, 2017), was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize and won the 2018 J. I. Segal Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, A Joy to be Hidden (LLP, 2019), was shortlisted for the Segal Prize in 2020, and was a finalist for the The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

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      "Both a portrait of an exceptional life and a gimlet-eyed view of the upheavals of the first half of the 20th century, Ariela Freedman?s novel reads like a real-life Bildungsroman. Léa, indomitable and idealistic, journeys from adolescent inklings of social inequities through a believably, tenderly, and, often necessarily brutally evoked series of political awakenings and disillusionments which carry the reader seamlessly from Montreal to France, New York, Berlin, Rome, and Moscow. Utterly engaging, Léa is a welcome addition to the literature of social justice." ??Zsuzsi Gartner, author of The Beguiling (2020) Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (2011, shortlisted for the Giller) and All the Anxious Girls on Earth (1999).

      "In sensual, cinematic prose, Ariela Freedman tells the story of a true Montreal heroine. This sweeping novel brings a forgotten chapter of twentieth-century history vividly to life." ??Claire Holden Rothman, author The Heart Specialist

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    Can't Help Falling A Long Road to Motherhood Tarah Schwartz Canada
    9781773901084 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Philosophers Publication Date:March 12, 2022
    $21.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.6 in | 220 gr | 170 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      When Tarah Schwartz miscarried for the first time at almost 5 months, it was devastating. Determined to try again, more miscarriages would follow, threatening her stability and her relationships, and changing her profoundly. In this memoir, Tarah puts words to excruciating loss as she recounts her unexpected and deeply inspiring journey to motherhood. As a long time news reporter, she spent years working in front of a television camera, telling stories that reflected the power of the human spirit to survive. This time she tells her own.

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      Tarah Schwartz spent more than 20 years as a reporter and news anchor for CTV Television. She has won four Canadian journalism awards and been named a woman of influence by Na?amat Canada. She is currently the Director of Communications at Montreal?s MUHC Foundation where she works to raise awareness about the value of philanthropy. Tarah was born and raised in Montreal where she lives with her husband Enrico, their son Sam and cat Milo.

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      "With a gift for brave storytelling, Tarah Schwartz reminds us of the strength of the human spirit, the bonds of parenthood, and that love and hope are the most powerful motivators we have." Erin Davis, author Mourning Has Broken "A deeply moving story of grief, incredible obstacles, the power of hope, and hard-won wisdom and joy. I couldn't stop reading." ??Avery Swartz, author See You On the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing "Tarah's journey to motherhood is incredibly compelling, heartbreaking and hopeful all at the same time. As someone who struggled with infertility for years, it was a comfort. This book is a fantastic resource for anyone going through infertility or adoption." ??Robyn Flynn, Host, She?s Got Game, TSN 690 "For anyone who's ever struggled to become a parent or grappled with grief, Tarah Schwartz reassures you that you're not alone. Rarely do stories like this get told and even more rarely with such candour. Can't Help Falling will stay with you for a long time." ??Natasha Hall, host CJAD
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    Firebrands Marc Ménard Canada
    9781773901053 Paperback FICTION / Crime Publication Date:March 12, 2022
    $24.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 220 gr | 186 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Philippe is a creature of habit now, a man of routine. Trapped in an uninspiring job, with a wife, two children, and an uneventful life in the suburbs of Montreal, his wild student days spent chasing neo-Nazis across Europe was a lifetime ago. Until a ghost from the past turns up on his doorstep. Old friend Robert Moranowitz convinces Philippe to return to his activist ways, leaving everything behind to hunt down a dangerous band of white supremacists.

      But why are Philippe and Mora really after Hans Wolf? And how far are they prepared to go?

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      Marc Ménard was born in Montreal, where he still lives today. Firebrands is his second novel, and his first to be published in English.


      Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge holds a BA in modern languages from Cambridge University, England, and has lived in Quebec City since 2003. He runs Québec Reads and QC Fiction. His translations have been World Literature Today Notable Translations, longlisted for Canada Reads, and finalists for the Giller Prize and the Governor General?s Award for Translation.

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    9781773901244 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music Publication Date:September 17, 2022
    $29.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.7 in | 380 gr | 218 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      When young Louis Quilico meets upcoming concert pianist Lina Pizzolongo, a personal and musical collaboration begins that sees Louis become one of the most accomlished baritones in the world. Their son, Gino, follows in his father's footsteps to emerge as a globetrotting opera singer. Theirs is a story of love, fame, estrangement, breakdown, and finally triumph.

      Connie Guzzo-McParland writes her own aria with this real-life family dynasty that takes us through the world of opera??all its high notes, tragedies and artistry intact.

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      Connie Guzzo McParland is the author of The Girls of Piazza d?Amore (LLP, 2013), shortlisted for the Concordia First Novel Award by the Quebec Writers Federation, and published by Linda Leith Publishing in 2013, was shortlisted for the Concordia First Novel Award by the Quebec Writers? Federation, and The Women of Saturn, published in 2017 by Inanna Publications. Co-director of Guernica Editions, she lives in Montreal.

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      "Open the curtain to a vivid retelling of the almost mythical yet very real story of the Quilicos. Guzzo-McParland finds the balance between runaway fame, love, personal identity, and family obligation in this outstanding read." --Susan Doherty, award-winning author, A Secret Music, and The Ghost Garden "Gino is a great talent, a great voice, a real personality, and a beauitful actor. He has everything, and audiences are wild about him." --Luciano Pavarotti, 1990 "I was fortunate enough in my musical endeavours to work with the Quilicos, both father and son, and I can only underline that I had the greatest pleasure to make music with these great artists." --Zubin Mehta, 2021
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    Mukbang Fanie Demeule Canada
    9781773901183 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age Publication Date:August 13, 2022
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.6 in | 220 gr Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Kim Delorme is uninterested in the world beyond her computer screen, instead living on a diet of video games, early 2000s Internet videos, and fads. It?s not long before she discovers mukbangs, a voyeuristic world where people overeat in front of the camera. Intrigued, she throws herself into the ring to challenge the reigning queen, Misha Faïtas. But a horrifying incident halts her ascension, creating a shock wave that affects everyone in her life.

      Mukbang is a grimy, shocking, and darkly funny dive into our relationships with food, self-image, and intimacy. True to its subject matter, Mukbang is sprinkled with QR codes throughout, each leading to an image, reference or video that enhances and adds context to the narrative.

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      Fanie Demeule's five books and short stories have won accolades and awards, and two of her titles are currently being adapted for film. After Lightness (Linda Leith Publishing, 2021, translated by Anita Anand), Mukbang is her second novel translated into English. She lives on the south shore of Montreal.


      Anita Anand is the author of Swing in the House and other Stories, and A Convergence of Solitudes. She has translated Nirliit by Juliana-Leveillé-Trudel as well as Fanie Demeule's first novel, known in English as Lightness, also published by Linda Leith Publishing.

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      "Mukbang is as intriguing as it is disturbing." ??Léa Harvey, Le Soleil "In this disturbing dystopian food thriller, Demeule dives into the rabbit hole that is the Internet." ??Dominic Tardif, Le Devoir "Demeule is building a body of work that explores themes of obsession from all angles. You start her novels full of doubt but are soon caught in the suspense of the ordinary world made very strange." ??Chantal Guy, La Presse
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    We, the Others Allophones, Immigrants, and Belonging in Canada Toula Drimonis Canada
    9781773901213 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination Publication Date:August 13, 2022
    $22.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.9 in | 360 gr Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Ungrateful, opportunistic, moochers, dangerous, incompatible with our values and our way of life?
      Every immigrant demographic has heard these descriptors at some point in their migration history. We, the Others takes a contemporary look at the xenophobia, ethno-nationalism, and fear of the other that leads to discrimination and the belief that immigration is a polluting force.
      Rooted in the author?s personal family history as the second-generation daughter of Greek immigrants, and from her research as a journalist and columnist covering identity politics and social issues in Quebec and Canada for the past 20 years, Drimonis courageously tackles this country?s history and practices, divisive legislation like Bill 21, and various nationalist movements that have influenced policy. We, the Others is a poignant look at inter-generational struggles, conflicting loyalties and heartfelt questions of belonging.

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      Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based opinion columnist, writer and news producer. A former news director for TC Media, she has reported and written on politics, social justice, and women's issues for national and international publications. She has worked in television, radio, and print in all three of her languages, and has appeared on TV as both panelist and contributor to English and French-language current-affairs and cultural news shows.

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      "From the Aegean Sea to the shores of the St. Lawrence, Toula Drimonis guides the reader through rich layers of history and demographics, and we discover a society much more pluralistic than we even realized. We, the Others traces a world of colours, accents and love. Love for country and for province. Be prepared to journey, and to be transformed." ??Elisabeth Vallet, Director Observatoire de géopolitique, UQAM "We, the Others is a beautiful love paean to Toula Drimonis's Greek immigrant parents, and to all immigrant parents like hers. Drimonis evokes a respect for ordinary people who work hard every day, build a life for their families, and who are like every Canadian or Quebecer??save for the upheaval, fear, and precariousness of escaping conflict or poverty and starting anew. We, the Others makes a strong case in favour of immigration, and tells us how newcomers make us richer in every way. Thanks to immigrants, we discover new ideas, languages, foods, and cultures without going much further than the local dépanneur. As Drimonis notes, every new wave changes us imperceptibly until, over time, the others are now simply us, and we are all the better for it." ??Michael Fukushima, NFB

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