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The Dust Child (L’Enfant de Poussière)

FICTION This magnificent saga is tinged with Robin Hobb- and Dickens-like signatures. Stricken by fate, Syffe is an orphan in a pre-medieval world. The Primates of Brune are plunged into chaos after the death of their king and the political outbreak that ensued. Syffe is a street urchin of unknown origins, he finds himself involved […]

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Happycracy. How the Science of Happiness Controls our Lives

SOCIOLOGY An urgent, accessible and provocative book on what has become a universal quest: happiness and the ways to get there. We live in a world that is awash in with happiness. To a point where being happy seems to have become not only a life goal for many of us but a right and […]

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The Blaze (Le brasier)

View our presentation of The Red Tricycle here. THRILLER | SUSPENSE After the success of The Red Tricycle (60,000 copies sold in France), Vincent Hauuy confirms his talent with a cleverly constructed page-turner. When General Lavallée hires Noah Wallace to track down whoever assassinated his daughter Sophie, the profiler refuses to believe she’s dead. Convinced […]

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A Woman’s Anatomy, My Body’s Hormonal Diary (Anatomie d’une vie de femme épanouie, le journal hormonal de mon corps)

NON-FICTION | HEALTH In a humorous and tactful way—without inhibitions—France Carp gets down and dirty with an almost taboo subject – the hormonal journey of a woman. With the help of Catherine George-Hoyau, the author tells us about her hormonal turmoil – how the body changes at puberty, the first period, the desire to have […]

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The Office Mythologies, Or the Sweet Tyranny of the Corporate Life (Le syndrome de la chouquette, ou la tyrannie sucrée de la vie de bureau)

NON-FICTION | HUMOR | SOCIETY With much humor and a dash of critical thinking, this book examines office life as we know it. Nicolas Santolaria keenly observes the work market as it is and predicts the direction it might take, for better or for worse. The coffee machine, the open space, the disappearing boundaries between […]

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Tragic Illusion (Illusion tragique)

THRILLER Revenge is a dish best served cold. But it can also be served burning hot. In her last thriller, the French Italian author, Gilda Piersanti, offers the two temperatures and seasons the dish with a diabolical sauce. The reader will only realize its stunning effects when it’s too late. Technically masterful, Tragic Illusion reveals […]

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Cruel is the End (Così crudele è la fine)

THRILLER | SUSPENSE Rome, a lazy city swept by the summer heat is the setting of a series of silent and claustrophobic crimes. Murders cast a black light on the city, even law enforcement is filled with concern. Called to investigate, Commissioner Enrico Mancini feels strongly motivated for the first time in far too many […]

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The Legend of the Boy who Believed in the Sea (La leggenda del ragazzo che credeva nel mare)

FICTION When he dives into the water, Marco feels free. It’s only then that he manages to forget the years he’s spent between one foster family and another, thinking of his parents, about whom he knows nothing, apart from the birthmark shaped like a starfish that he’s probably inherited from them. But now Marco is […]

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The Sky After Us (Il cielo dopo di noi)

FICTION Milan, 1944. It’s dawn. At last the sky is silent and unencumbered but the bombing has reduced the city to a heap of rubble. Gemma must go. She has to protect her son, Alberto. Uncle Giacinto lives in the country. There, she and Alberto will be safe, far from the Germans, far from the […]

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Suffering is an Option (O sofrimento é opcional)

PSYCHOLOGY | SPIRITUALITY Can Zen Buddhism help you prevent and/or overcome depression, an illness that afflicts 320 million people worldwide? This book by Claudia Dias Baptista de Souza, Monk Coen, says yes and shows you how. With over 300,000 subscribers on Youtube, renowned Brazilian Buddhist monk Coen reveals how Buddhism views depression. She teaches its […]

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