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PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017

SHORT STORIES “A welcome addition to the run of established short story annuals, promising good work to come.” —Kirkus Reviews THE INAUGURAL ANTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE’S MOST PROMISING NEW VOICES Today’s most acclaimed writers all got their start when an editor encountered their work for the first time and took a chance. This anthology celebrates twelve […]

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Rebel Mothers Fear Nothing (Le mamme ribelli non hanno paura)

FICTION Giada Sundas is a natural storyteller, she has the rare ability to take you from laughter to tears in the space of a few lines. A book about how becoming responsible for another life means becoming responsible for our own, as well. — Matteo Bussola, author of Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast, Einaudi A […]

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Shoba. The Journey of a Refugee (Shoba Itinéraire d’un réfugié)

SOCIAL SCIENCES Life before Dheepan In Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese and Tamil populations are trying to live together side by side. In 1972, a new government comes into power and gives all the rights to the Sinhalese. Civil war ravages the country. Like thousands of young Tamils, Anthonythasan, nicknamed ‘Shoba’, leaves his family to take […]

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The Colored Pencil Factory (Les Crayons De Couleur)

FICTION | ROMANTIC COMEDY  Arthur, 30 years old, unemployed, and divorced, built like a rugby player, is healing from a deep depression, heavily abusing alcohol. His only pleasure is to observe secretively his beautiful, blind neighbor Charlotte, living with her 7 year old daughter Louise, across the street from his empty apartment. In spite of […]

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East by West

HEALTH | PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT  For anyone with a passion for eating well, feeling great and having dessert at lunchtime! East by West is a cookbook that champions the ancient Ayurverdic philosophy of eating to nourish, sustain and repair. Bestselling author, cook and TV presenter Jasmine Hemsley continues her passion to balance body, mind and spirit–amidst […]

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Another Look. A Bunch of Stuff to See Things Differently (Un autre regard. Trucs en vrac pour voir les choses autrement)

COMICS – SERIES THE 1st COMIC BOOK FROM THE BLOGGER EMMACLIT ‘On her blog, Emma posts drawings that tell stories about feminism, health and sexuality.’ — Nouvel Obs ‘Funny and relevant, this is a book to slip on all your colleagues’ desks…’ — Elle ‘Emma talks about the clitoris like nobody else.’ — Huffington Post […]

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The Yan Family. A family at the center of one hundred years in Chinese history (Chez les Yan)

MEMOIR | HISTORY | NARRATIVE NON-FICTION ‘Majestic. Banker at Lazard, Yan Lan pulls the strings of business with the Chinese’. — Le Point ‘Yan Lan is highly respected within the Chinese business community’. — The New York Times ‘In continental China, the land of her Mandarin ancestors, imperial then ‘red’ – always close to power, shaken […]

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I Won’t Hurt You (Non ti faccio niente)

THRILLER He’d got into the monster’s car because he’d told him that sooner or later the bogeyman would come and take him away. And it didn’t matter much if this monster wasn’t big and strong with a beard like Mangiafuoco’s but a thin boy almost the same size as him, with a rather shapeless red […]

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Their Separation (Leur séparation)

LITERARY FICTION A crack in one’s childhood, rendered with total modesty, accuracy and sensitivity. — Philippe Delerm In the run-up to her tenth birthday, her life is turned upside down by her parents’ divorce. Thirty years on, she is not trying to understand or explain, but to speak this wound that is so hard to […]

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Climbing Mont Blanc (L’ascension du Mont Blanc)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION | TRAVEL WRITING The book, although visibly small, hides a touching, captivating and sometimes very amusing story. The subject, moreover, is very serious: to put oneself to the test, to seek deep within oneself to overcome his demons, to overcome his fears, and to trust one’s friends (even when the friends do not […]

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