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A Plea for the Animals. For a Kindness Towards All (Plaidoyer pour les animaux. Vers une bienveillance pour tous)

ESSAY Are animals mere things, here for us to exploit? Or are they rather sentient, often intelligent beings, entitled to live their own lives? Matthieu Ricard examines theological, philosophical and scientific thinking on both sides of the issue and concludes that without doubt we must recognize each animal is an individual deserving of our compassion […]

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The Choose Yourself Stories

MOTIVATIONAL | NON FICTION  James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college […]

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Gypsy Blues

LITERARY FICTION Jean Vautrin makes words dance. He is a ballet master by profession — Jean Teulé The great return of Jean Vautrin, winner of the 1989 Goncourt Prize: with his inimitable wit, he slips into the skin of a young gypsy boy. Raised by his violinist grandfather who survived the concentration camps and his stepmother […]

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AN OBAMA’S JOURNEY: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery Across Three Cultures

MEMOIR The book is captivating. It gave me new insights into Mark’s life with his half-brother, “A deft memoir […] oddly engaging”—Kirkus Reviews “President Barack Obama, as well as the limited time that he had with his father, Barack Obama, Sr. This book is a compelling read for those who are very interested in learning […]

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Nina’s Journey (Le Voyage de Nina)

FICTION Her name is Nina, like Nina Simone the jazz singer. She is the little blue girl of her artist parents. Life is a feast until they die in a plane crash. Being forced to live with her grandparents whom she didn’t know, Nina decides to do the impossible: she escapes and waits for her […]

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Odessa’s Promise (La Promesse d’Odessa)

WOMEN’S FICTION New edition – Preface by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key A sentimental education set in tsarist Russia, with a foreword by the author’s grand-daughter, international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay. An epic tale set in the Russia of the last tsars, and a promise of escape. Like all sixteen-year-old girls, Zinaida […]

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Trouble[s]

FICTION | THRILLER These two authors certainly know the art of bluffing and nerves-playing! —METRO (review of their previous title UNE PARTIE EN ENFER) Five hostages, five Facebook accounts, millions of likes: Dead or alive, we all choose together. An impossible choice, in seven episodes… “Help me!” When Charles reads this message on his friend Erasmus’ Facebook, […]

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Mind and Life: Caring Economics

An intriguing report on unusual objectives pursued through outreach and debate.—Kirkus Reviews CARING ECONOMICS. Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama Preface by His Holiness The Dalai Lama — Includes 31 images (world rights cleared) — Table of Contents below Edited by Tania Singer, director of the Department of Social […]

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With a View Below the Sea (Avec vue sous la mer)

TRUE STORY – preface by French philosopher Yves Michaud The exact opposite of [the 1970s TV series] THE LOVE BOAT, this passionate and well-documented book about the travel industry’s shadow side is accompanied by a preface by philosopher Yves Michaud, who has thought a lot about luxury and tourism. — GQ This title is not […]

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50 Preconceived Ideas on Agriculture and Food

ESSAY What is really happening on our plates and in the countryside? We hear so many contradictory claims about agriculture and food. This book takes stock of the state of scientific knowledge, and distinguishes truth from falsehood regarding all our preconceived ideas. “Enlightening. Essential.” ~ Nicolas Hulot 50 Preconceived Ideas on Agriculture and Food gives […]

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