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All Lit Up Press Picks for the Holidays: Linda Leith Publishing
Montreal’s Linda Leith Publishing looks locally and globally in the stories it publishes. Today, LLP’s Shakiya Williams shares three gift-able nonfiction books for the holiday season: a moving treatise on societal inclusion, an introspective look inside the writing life, and a heartwarming up-and-down journey towards motherhood.
We, the Others by Toula Drimonis
“In a world where immigration and xenophobia are dominating the headlines, this book couldn’t be more timely. Toula Drimonis dives deep into these critical issues and shines a light on what it’s like for “the others” who often feel like they don’t belong.
The holidays, as we know, are all about spending time with loved ones and finding that sense of belonging. We, the Others offers just that—a space for those who’ve felt unwelcome at times.
If you’re up for some reading that’s both timely and thought-provoking, make sure to grab a copy of this book. It’s a perfect way to spend your holiday reading and expand your understanding of the world.”
Find We, the Others here on All Lit Up or use the Shop Local button to purchase from your local indie bookstore.
How Did I Get Here? by David Homel
“As the holiday season rolls in, I can’t help but think about the year ahead. It’s a time for setting goals, planning my path, and reflecting on how life’s moments have shaped me. I also tend to become fascinated by how other people’s journeys and experiences are shaping them.
How Did I Get Here? A Writer’s Education explores how David Homel’s experience has molded him into who he is. It’s a beautifully written journey of self-discovery.
But here’s the fun part: David has also curated a playlist of songs mentioned in the book. Soulful melodies and timeless classics that create the perfect soundtrack as you delve into his world.
So, if you’re looking for a meaningful read during the holidays, one that resonates with self-reflection and comes with a great playlist, How Did I Get Here? is your go-to choice.”
Find How Did I Get Here? here on All Lit Up or use the Shop Local button to purchase from your local indie bookstore.
Can’t Help Falling by Tarah Schwartz
“For the most part, the holidays are about coming together with loved ones, sharing warmth, and making memories. But it’s also a time when some of us carry pain and sadness, perhaps from losses or challenges we’ve had to face.
Can’t Help Falling: A Long Road to Motherhood focuses on Tarah Schwartz’s own journey through the heartbreak of multiple miscarriages, and it’s both heart-wrenching and profoundly inspiring. Her story is a reminder that the holiday season can bring a mix of emotions, and it’s okay to acknowledge both the joy and the pain.
Tarah Schwartz is honest and vulnerable. As a veteran news reporter, she was used to sharing other people’s stories, but this time, she’s baring her own soul. It’s a powerful memoir that reminds us of the strength of the human spirit.
So, if you’re looking for a heartfelt read that beautifully captures the complex emotions of the holiday season, Can’t Help Falling is the book to pick up. Trust me, it’s an emotional journey you won’t want to miss.”
Find Can’t Help Falling here on All Lit Up or use the Shop Local button to purchase from your local indie bookstore.
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