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The War of the Earth and the Men (La Guerre de la terre et des hommes)

LITERARY FICTION turba (latin) : crowd or vegetable matter 1945: the war is over, though the final outcome is being played out elsewhere. Ian Bute and Tolkien travel East with Churchill, and as they do so the secrets of an ancient, millenial Europe come to light. They encounter seventy archetypal men from through the ages, […]

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Devil’s Claw In Etosha (KO, vol. 3) (Griffe du diable à Etosha (KO, Tome 3))

CRIME | SUSPENSE | THRILLER Namibia The body of an explorer, horribly mutilated, is delivered to jackals on the Coast of the Skeletons. Who wanted to prevent him from sending his report? The Chinese and American multinational companies who are fighting to exploit the region? Or those crazy environmental survivalists, ready to do anything to keep […]

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Operation Mosul (KO, vol. 2) (Opération Mossoul (KO, Tome 2))

CRIME | SUSPENSE | THRILLER Iraq A tragic New Year’s Day in Cologne. Hundreds of Germans are assaulted. By whom? And why do the media seem to want to remain silent? A wealthy Iranian woman, whose daughter is among the victims, charges Kali Grant and her twin brother, Odys, with discovering the truth. The investigation crosses […]

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Summits of my Life. Dreams and challenges in the mountains

NON-FICTION | PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | SPORT For many, skyrunning sounds hellish; but for Jornet and others like him, there is beauty in motion. – The New York Times The ‘extraterrestrial’ Kilian Jornet climbed Everest in twenty-six hours, without oxygen. – Le Monde Kilian Jornet, 29, is widely considered the world’s best ultra-distance and mountain runner. – The Guardian […]

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Never Put Off to Tomorrow What You Can Do the Day After (Pourquoi remettre au lendemain ce qui peut être fait le surlendemain?)

ESSAY | HUMOR ‘Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week,’ so says a Spanish proverb. To which Jonathan Swift replies: ‘Never put off to tomorrow what you can do the day after.’ As the title suggests, this book takes sides with the satirist to poke fun at our inclination toward procrastination, giving us all the advice […]

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Prisoners in Paradise (Presos no Paraiso)

MYSTERY NOVEL In the remote island of Fernando de Noronha, a secluded paradise in the coast of Brazil, the bodies of a colonel and a local doctor are found by police commissioner Nelson Silva, also known as Nelsão. Understaffed, he must rely on the help of Tobias Martins, a photographer working for a tourist agency […]

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Beasts’ Habit (L’habitude des bêtes)

LITERARY FICTION The wolves have returned. Half-devoured moose carcasses have been found in the immense wildlife reserve. They say there are two packs roaming the mountain. They have even been seen near the chalets on the shores of the great lake. Some people see this as a reassuring sign, including Patrice, the young game warden. […]

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The Red Tricycle (Le tricycle rouge)

THRILLER A truly talented writing that creates deep intrigue and is full of unexpected developments.  — Michel Bussi Noah Wallace is spent, a mere shadow of the brilliant profiler he was up until an accident takes away his wife and career. However, a postcard found at the scene of a horrific crime in Canada implicates […]

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It’s Always Midnight Somewhere (Il est toujours minuit quelque part)

SUSPENSE | PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER A psychological thriller impossible to put down. — Lire Bill Herrington is a happy man. In his fifties, an ideal husband, and a happy father, he holds a position as a professor of literature at a prestigious university. Everything works for the best in the best of all worlds… until the […]

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The Wrong Girl (La ragazza sbagliata)

FICTION | CRIME | SUSPENSE The story of a killer girl and of her greatest accuser. The story of a doubt, of a deceit, of the chance of a new life. Marina di Pietrasanta, Versilia, Tuscany. Nora Beckford just got out of jail after fourteen years of imprisonment for Irene Moroni’s murder. When Irene died, […]

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