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Mare Nostrum

FICTION Adelphe, a man of mature years, lives on his own in Paris. For many years he has been an editor at a Parisian publishing house. Adelphe has always sought energy and light in beauty. A young woman called Maïsha appears in his life and upsets his fragile equilibrium. She is black and from a […]

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Western Education (L’éducation occidentale)

FICTION Ona arrives in Abuja with a clearly defined mission: to help develop the forensic capacities of the police throughout west Africa. But when an attack requires her presence at the scene of a violent explosion to perform the initial examinations and she has the impression that she recognises the face of her chauffeur, who […]

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What Comes Back to Us (Ce qui nous revient)

FICTION Louisa Gorki was ten when her mother kissed her and said ‘See you in three days’ time!’ – and she never came back. Only two months later did the girl learn from her father why Elena had left: she hadn’t gone off to work but rather to abort a Down syndrome child. After the procedure, […]

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Before the After. Trips to Cuba with George Orwell (Avant l’après. Voyages à Cuba avec George Orwell)

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM | NON-FICTION Deeply personal writing, original ideas, issues in civilization. Frédérick Lavoie’s work of non-fiction readily handles the tension between these three aspects to delve into the mechanisms of Cuban totalitarianism. Using the new Cuban edition of George Orwell’s 1984 as a pretext and connecting theme, Lavoie deftly shows how the work is […]

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Illustrious Forgers (Faussaires Illustres)

ESSAY Harry Bellet’s joyous portraits are a treat. —  Jérôme Dupuy, L’Express Devilish stories of illustrious forgers. — Sabine Gignoux, La Croix This book is well written, pleasant to read and full of interesting and revealing anecdotes. Enjoyable and educational for any art amateurs! — Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Verso Hebdo A short but concise book, especially written with the bright and […]

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I Know Who You Are (Io So Chi Sei)

THRILLER Two years have gone by and nothing remains of what there once was. Lena was brilliant, determined, everyone said how great she was – she looked after herself, she was kind-hearted. Then Saverio came into her life and everything was turned upside down. The younger man, who opposed all rules, prejudice and conformity, changed […]

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The Collectors of Wonders (La Collezionista di Meraviglie)

FICTION A shop that collects abandoned objects. Two antique watches with a story to tell. Only one girl can reveal the truth. Daphne is only a child when she finds a silver brush in an old trunk at home. It’s so bright that she can’t take her eyes off it. When she picks it up, […]

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The Weaver’s Room (La Stanza della Tessitrice)

FICTION Success after success, Cristina Caboni has become one of the most beloved Italian women writers by the press and by readers. Following The Secret Ways of Perfume, The Secret Language of Honey, The Garden of Secret Flowers and The Binder of Lost Stories, bestsellers that continue to remain in the lists, here is a […]

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Seven Kisses Before Bedtime (Sette Baci Prime Di Dormire)

FICTION Love can always find a way back into our hearts; all we have to do is know where to look. It’s Tuesday evening and the cobblestones are glowing red in the sunset along the banks of the Arno in Florence. Florinda, known as Flò, is walking along beside the parapets but neither the city’s […]

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The Exceptional Apprentice (L’apprendista geniale)

FICTION An independent and highly determined heroine, whose dream is to become a journalist. She immediately wins the heart of the reader, just like Alice Allevi, the coroner brought to life by Alessia Gazzola’s refreshing pen. A cross-section of readership: this is a story that appeals in particular to younger readers but will also find […]

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