Tag Archives: English (Canada)

Bioko

  HISTORICAL FICTION – ADVENTURE Last call for passengers for the San Francisco Steamboat to Bioko. You can board straight away, in any bookstore. You’ll set sail to the unknown. Get ready for the adventure, and forget everything you believe in. Because in Bioko…everything is possible. Go along with young soldier Moisès Corvo in his […]

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The Eternals (Las Eternas)

HISTORICAL FICTION Venice, 1908. Gian Carlo Montalbano and her daughter Silvana open up a Toy Shop, “La grotta della Fenice”, right in front of the old and emblematic Corsini’s Toy Shop. Montalbano’s toys are the last generation of automaton that can be found. Their dolls are so perfect that they seems to be made of […]

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The Violet Hour (La Hora Violeta)

LITERARY MEMOIR La hora violeta is the hour that no one wants to live and, nevertheless, Sergio del Molino makes us live it with him until the end, magnetized by his extraordinary ability to put into the right and painfully beautiful words, the atrocius silence that provokes what we don’t even dare to mention. — MARCOS GIRALT […]

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The Secret of the Shrine (O Segredo do Oratorio)

HISTORICAL FICTION This amazingly gripping novel talks about the underground Jews that have lived in Brazil for at least 400 years. A totally unknown piece of history even to most Brazilians! Thousands of Jews came to Brazil during the Dutch invasion in the XVII century, because here they could practice their religion freely, under Mauricio de […]

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Translating Hannah (Traduzindo Hannah)

LITERARY FICTION In 1936, Max Kutner is a Polish Jew who works as a shoe repair man in Rio de Janeiro. Fluent in Yiddish, Max is called upon by the Political Police to act as a postal censor, translating the correspon- dence of other Jews into Portuguese, as the dictatorial Brazilian government suspects a communist […]

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Marcus

LITERARY FICTION The moving story of a group of simple yet loveable people struggling with life, illustrating that even in the worst situation, there is hope. Life has got off to a tough start for eight year old Marcus. Having never known his father he is orphaned when his mother dies. Before passing away Hélène […]

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Roma

ESSAY – NARRATIVE NON-FICTION The Sinti and Roma minorities are among the oldest in Europe, with a long history of exclusion and persecution. How come that this group, which is often referred to as gypsies, still causes so much controversy in our society? In Roma Kemal Rijken gives us a unique glimpse into the history […]

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The Battle of Moscow, 1941(La Bataille de Moscou, 1941)

HISTORY Presented by Alexander Werth – Translated by Evelyn Werth The Battle of Moscow 1941 is a unique account of a key moment in the war on the Eastern front, when the Nazis seemed invincible. The first of three War Notes by Alexander Werth from his time in the USSR, Moscow 41 describes the atmosphere […]

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We Are Fine Here (Ici, ça va)

LITERARY FICTION It is with small, subtle touches that this second airy novel addresses serious subjects, such as grief caused by absence, the fragility of existence and its most reliable remedy: Ema’s love. A young couple moves into what seems to be an abandoned house with the aim to rebuild themselves while reconstructing the place. […]

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Cursed Education (Maudite education)

LITERARY FICTION A coming of age story set against the backdrop of a country that was all over the news not too long ago, yet which remains relatively unknown to us. 1970s Haiti. While the country is ruled by dictator Duvalier, teenager Carl Vausier is torn between his fear for his rigid father and the […]

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