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The Patience of Buffalos In the Rain (La patience des buffles sous la pluie)

LITERARY FICTION – Short Stories LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR: “This book is simply fantastic, moving, intelligent and extremely funny. It will do you a world of good.”  MADAME FIGARO: “…short texts that have the effect of little lucidity pills. […] From hope to disillusion, the writer perfectly seizes the ambivalence of the human being. Ouch, this […]

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The Practice of Meditation (Pratique de la médidation)

SELF-DEVELOPMENT | PRACTICAL GUIDE ELLE Magazine: Everybody is talking about it, but nobody really knows what it’s about. It all becomes clear thanks to the new book by Fabrice Midal. […] False ideas are swept away, old hippie cliches are swiped away: the author, which has been meditating for 25 years, is a philosopher, publisher […]

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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 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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