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Motherhood (Vie de mère)

PARENTING Madeleine de Place is a thirty-year-old mother, leading a happy yet rational life. With the help of Alexandre Varga’s drawings, this young woman returns to the most surprising experience of her life: motherhood! Sleepless nights, overflowing diapers, overcrowded waiting rooms, baby blues, folding and closing trendy strollers, the fight over bottle feeding… To be […]

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The Praise of Hemp (Eloge du chanvre)

HEALTH What if this taboo plant, banned in many countries, became the plant of the third millennium? Glorified by some and attacked by others, hemp certainly has the power of not leaving anyone indifferent. This plant has been an essential resource for both humans and animals since the Neolithic, and has been used for centuries […]

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What A Shame To Die Like This! (C’est vraiment trop con de finir comme ça !)

HUMOUR There are countless ways to die, but this book probably mentions the most stupid ones of all! Getting hit in the head by a tennis ball, doing a parachute jump… without a parachute, getting crushed by a construction machine during safety training, getting electrocuted while urinating on an electric pylon, diving into a pond […]

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How To Lose Weight With Self-Hypnosis (Maigrir grâce à l’autohypnose)

HEALTH | SELF-HELP When you come home after a long day and want to relax, you open the fridge. You mechanically eat something without even realizing that it is not about hunger and that it does not solve anything. Indeed, conditional behaviours lead us to use food to reward ourselves, to please, or to calm […]

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Diskø

CRIME FICTION | DETECTIVE NOVEL After the success of Qaanaaq, Mo Malø returns to the Inuit land, where Inspector Qaanaaq Adriensen, who has become police chief in Greenland, continues to be amazed by local quirks. This time, a corpse found frozen in an iceberg disrupts the serenity of the large white island. Following the likes […]

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Tell Me, When Will You Come back? (Dis, quand reviendras-tu?)

WOMEN’S FICTION Nine women. They all have one thing in common: they have all known Gabriel. His mother, his daughters, his mistress… One after another, they uncover the multifaceted identity of this elusive man. Sensitive and moving, this debut novel arrived by post. A young girl, Louise, is taken by force to a convent. She’s […]

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The Psychology of Stupidity (Psychologie de la connerie)

PSYCHOLOGY | PHILOSOPHY | SOCIOLOGY  “We need books like this one.” — Steven Pinker, psychology professor at Harvard “I was totally hooked. Everybody loves it” — François Busnel, La Grande Librairie, France 5 TV  “A very clever book”—  Yves Pagès, Le Canard enchaîné newspaper  “Can you study stupidity? The answer is a resounding YES” — Yann Barthes, […]

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The Woman of Valencia (La femme de Valence)

LITERARY FICTION Spain: summer of 2009. For Claire Halde and her family, it holds the promise of a relaxing vacation: three days in Valencia during a dry summer; a hotel with a swimming pool to escape the stifling heat. But every trip has its complications; the sky can’t always be blue. A distraught woman makes […]

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Fidelity (Fedeltà)

LITERARY FICTION Marco Missiroli won the Campiello Opera Prima, the Super Mondello and the Mondello Giovani. The previous novel Atti osceni in luogo privato sold more than 150.000 copies in Italy. Carlo, a professor of storytelling, teaches a weekly six-hour course during which he often indulges in his own sense of failure and finds some fulfilment in the young feminine […]

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Circus: A Novel; Or, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes

NOVEL| FICTION If Debussy and Robert Walser had collaborated on an opera, it would sound like this.―John Ashbery The mad genius of Pale Fire with the florid outlaw sexuality of Jean Genet―Kirkus Reviews For five years, concert pianist Theo Mangrove has been living at his family’s home in East Kill, New York, recovering from a […]

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