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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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Emerald Women (Mulheres Esmeraldas)

LITERARY THRILLER  Emerald Women is an extraordinary narrative that combines action, love, mystery, and politics, being also a road-novel all over Brazil. Told in superb language, it is also a great “romantic literary thriller” (in the words of Domingos Pellegrini himself), from an accomplished and much-awarded author. As a reporter for Playboy, Pellegrini covered the “Gold Fever” in the Amazon Forest during the 1980’s […]

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As You See Me. The Story of a Girl Who Was Meant to Be a Boy (Telle que tu me vois. L’Histoire d’une fille qui aurait dû être un garçon)

PERSONAL ACCOUNT A true lesson of life, courage, and love. — Janette Magazine The fresh and touching account, full of humour, of a young girl who discovered at the age of fifteen that she should have been born a boy. How to construct a life as a woman after this discovery? Could you forgive your […]

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Heaven’s Door. When Life Resists Death (Aux portes de l’inconnu. Quand la vie résiste à la mort)

PERSONAL ACCOUNT | SPIRITUALITY | HUMOR An incredible testimony! Olivier Emphoux is an embalmer by calling. Conscientious, attentive, he respectfully prepares the dead for their last journey. His uncommon job leads him to take care of more than 10,000 deceased all around the world. Today, he talks about all the incredible things he saw, felt, […]

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A Philosophy of Dancing (Danser, une philosophie)

PHILOSOPHY  Why do we dance? Because we feel happy, sad and alive. Or because of the sense of well-being that the dance offers. Happiness creates dancing, and dancing creates happiness. Feelings are strengthened an expressed while dancing. — Julia Beauquel Brilliant and erudite, A Philosophy of Dancing is an entertaining and insightful manifesto for finding the […]

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Praying, A Philosophy (Prier, une philosophie)

PHILOSOPHY | RELIGION After the success of Marcher, une philosophie by Frédéric Gros (60,000 copies sold in France and rights sold to 15 countries), Carnets Nord is publishing another work of philosophy aimed at the general public. ‘Is praying a philosophy? Ask a philosopher and they’ll tell you that philosophers don’t pray, they philosophise. Talk […]

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Montaigne Antistress. In 99 philosophical pills (Montaigne Antistress. En 99 pilules philosophiques)

 PHILOSOPHY | HEALTH Philosophy: The beginning of happiness! “There is nothing merrier, livelier, or more cheerful than philosophy.”  — Montaigne The “philosophical anti-stress” collection welcomes Montaigne. In this book, discover 99 explained quotes you can read as efficient philosophical pills to calm yourself. The way philosophy can improve our everyday life. Other books in the collection: […]

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The Little Freud Illustrated (Le petit Freud illustré)

PHILOSOPHY | HUMOR In the head of… The man of the couch Ego, superconscious, sex drive, Oedipus complex, repression, unconscious… what does Freud mean? Jean-Jacques Ritz and Damien Aupetit give you the answer and lead you further away! These psych authors know history’s most famous psychoanalyst like the back of their hands and use it […]

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My Sincere Condolences (Mes sincères condoléances)

HUMOR “Stories that’ll make you cry or laugh, told with kindness.” — Le Parisien “A little gem.” — France Inter “Hilarious!” — RTL When reality goes beyond fiction! Memorable times during funerals “When you’re an undertaker, it’s 24/7! Simply mention what you do for a living, and your evening with friends immediately turns into an […]

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