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None of Your Business: A Winning Approach to Turn Service Providers into Entrepreneurs

BUSINESS | PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT When you provide a service you believe in–one with the power to change lives for the better–you’ll approach your work with a sense of joy. The business side of things, however, might be a different story. Most of us weren’t taught how to run a business when we learned our craft, […]

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The Integral Life. How to live 100 years, healthy and happy (La Vie Intégrale)

HEALTH This book on better living offers a simple and holistic vision of health that goes far beyond physical health and the absence of diseases. We are living longer than ever, but the last phase of our life is often compromised by poor health and a loss of autonomy. Yet, there is a preventive and […]

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The Albatross (L’albatro)

LITERARY FICTION  “A poetic Sicily and a magical childhood, crossed by a continuous anxiety, sumptuous palaces and an imminent decadence, the feeling that “when something ends it is only about to begin.” The story of one of the most important figures of twentieth-century Italian literature, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, a writer with a complex personality […]

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The Girl Who Sniffed Books (L’annusatrice di Libri)

FICTION | LITERARY HISTORICAL FICTION  If one could read with the sense of smell, what would the smell of books be? What perfume would I Promessi Sposi have? And The Thousand and One Nights? The novel by Desy Icardi, with compelling style and lively irony, tells us about books and love for literature through the […]

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The Little Conformist (La petite conformiste)

FICTION | DEBUT NOVEL Esther is a right-wing child, born by accident in a left-wing family in the mid-seventies. In her family, everybody walks around naked. And everybody – except for her – is eccentric. Her mother is an anti-capitalist secretary who swears only by May 1968. Her father, a Jewish Frenchman born in Algeria, […]

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The Travels of Cosme K (Les voyages de Cosme K)

FICTION | COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL (Gaia) A young man flees his past and takes refuge in an errant lifestyle. Though various fortuitous encounters, he finds himself on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Norway, on the wild shores of Lake Baikal and in the intoxicating modernity of Singapore. Discreet but with a radiant personality, he […]

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The Season of the Trees (Le temps des arbres)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION | NATURE (Le Rouergue) From what desires, joys and defeats is a garden born? Inseparable from what we put into it of ourselves, in the course of a life a garden can become a space of self-discovery. Philippe Fiévet’s garden was born from the fluttering of a red leaf which set him on […]

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The Furious Forest (Forêt-furieuse)

(La Brune au Rouergue) POST-APOCALYPTIC NOVEL In an unspecified era on an isolated land, child survivors of a war are being housed in an institution on the edge of the forest. In this ‘colony’ we find Little-Miss-I-Can-Do-Everything-On-My-Own, Dearest-Destiny, Mohamed-Ali, Boat Race, He-Laughs-At-Anything and many others besides. They are split into two factions, with the Strongs […]

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Critical Masses (Masses critiques)

(Rouergue Noir) CRIME FICTION That night the Bannecks – the father and his two sons – took a boat out for a spot of illegal fishing, as was their wont. The father was at the helm and his sons were diving for shellfish. But old Banneck had drunk too much and the boat never made […]

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Imprudence (L’imprudence)

DEBUT NOVEL A young female photographer who lives on instinct, entirely wrapped up in her projects and her desires, learns of the death of her grandmother in Laos, her native country that she left at the age of one. She travels with her mother and older brother to be with the widowed grandfather. Though she […]

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