Marrying Hungary is the moving story of a young woman who marries a Hungarian refugee. It is a glimpse into a life spent among foreigners, a tale of identity and eventual independence. And it reveals what few memoirs reveal: what brings a couple together, what marriage means to an ambitious and accomplished woman, and why sometimes even a good marriage eventually fails.
Hugh MacLennan’s classic “novel of Canada” was a publishing phenomenon when it was published in New York in 1945, though it is seldom read today. Linda Leith revisits the novel in the wake of the massive social changes that shook Quebec and Canada in the latter half of the twentieth century.
“I cannot imagine writing without references and allusions to other writers. My work, like my world, is full of writers.”
— Linda Leith, The Girl from Dream City