Tag Archives: English (Canada)

Dear Asshole (Cher trou de cul)

FICTION A love story that only lasts for 72 days, the time it takes to gestate a guinea pig! Told in disorder with caustic humor, but also a lot of tenderness, this love story allows us to discover Clara, a anti-heroine with a bite, in which we recognize our own faults and weaknesses, multiplied by […]

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The Wine Bottle: The History of a Revolution

NON-FICTION | HISTORY Highly documented, lavishly illustrated and nourished by many anecdotes, this book is as exciting as it is lively and makes us discover a completely unknown part of our cultural history. In ancient times and during the Middle Ages, people hardly knew how to transport, store, and preserve wine since they didn’t have […]

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The Runaways (Les fuyants)

LITERARY FICTION Four men of the Hintel family decide to battle their filiation. But is the grass really greener on the other side? A tender and terrible tragicomedy, perfectly hilarious, built like a Rubik’s cube. The family spirit isn’t really deeply rooted in Jacob, David, Simon and Joseph Hintel. They vanish, one after another. They say […]

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There Is Only One Way to Love (Il n’y a qu’une façon d’aimer)

NON-FICTION | MEMOIR In 1942, a beautiful, triumphant, determined, and even extravagant young woman from a good Geneva family joins the Dutch army alongside her husband, leaving her three children behind in Switzerland. Her violent passion for one of the most brilliant generals of unoccupied France soon makes her question her certainties. Her diary recounts the […]

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Leonardo da Vinci, Man of War

HISTORY | NON-FICTION Far from the image of the dreamer, the ecologist avant la lettre, which some have liked to portray, this groundbreaking book pictures Leonardo as a military engineer devoting most of his time to warfare. Following Leonardo closely we quake to the sound and fury of the battlefield, which the Italian Renaissance embodied […]

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The First Month With Your Baby (Votre premier mois avec bebe)

PARENTING – CHILDCARE When a child is born… the father and mother have lots of questions! Especially if it’s their first… How do you handle the crying, sleeping, burping, breastfeeding, bathing? How can you tell if your baby is hungry, cold, or has a stomach ache? Between the opinions of grandmothers and the latest fashionable […]

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Murder at the Ritz (Meurtre au Ritz)

HISTORY | GOURMET | CRIME Michèle Barrière is a French culinary historian and the bestselling author of a dozen historical & gourmet crime novels. Each of her very popular books are set between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and include ancient recipes of renowned chefs of the past. With Murder at the Ritz, Michèle Barrière […]

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Wealth, Value and the Inestimable: A Socio-Ecological Criticism of the Capitalist Economy (La richesse, la valeur et l’inestimable : Critique socio-écologique de l’économie capitaliste)

SOCIOLOGY | ECONOMY A major book that deconstructs the premise of liberal societies, according to which everything must be measured and valued in economic and financial terms. Can you give an economic value to nature? To well-being? To knowledge? To mankind? To community services? And yet this is what neo-liberal societies do, whereas on our planet […]

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Their Debt, Our Democracy (Leur dette, notre démocratie)

POLITICS | ECONOMICS How can elected representatives under the control of the people be replaced? What prospects are opened up by the “outraged” movements which challenge the world’s oligarchies? The European authorities and finance impose one austerity plan after  another. And they all fail. Right wing, left wing, or composed of  “technicians”, governments have but one obsession: […]

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Small Almanac of the Meaning of Life (Petit Almanach du Sens de la Vie)

PHILOSOPHY The stages of life, previously well-defined, have now become confused, opaque and disorderly. Can we hope to put back a little (well) meaning? This is the challenge of this book, developed from columns the author had written for Philosophy Magazine over a three-year period. It is a question of thinking out, step by step, […]

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