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Hiro Hattori mysteries

HISTORICAL FICTION | MYSTERY SERIES “East meets West, spies dine with monks, and mind grapples with heart in a sixteenth-century locked-room mystery on a snowy mountain. Susan Spann hits perfection yet again.” —Laurie R. King, author of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and Island of the Mad “A page-turning and atmospheric historical mystery that beautifully melds fascinating […]

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Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda

BIOGRAPHY Mr. Williams, a music producer-turned-filmmaker, and Richard Webb Jr., who taught high school history for 25 years, have a different and somewhat contrarian view of the Fitzgerald landscape. – James Baron, The New York Times  If filmmaker Robert Steven Williams and author Richard Webb, Jr., who is writing a book due out June 26 […]

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Live and Let Live (Leven en laten leven)

LITERARY FICTION ‘Once again, [Hendrik’s] observations of human behavior are as sharp as they are witty.’ — Algemeen Dagblad ‘Sounds like a light version of Herman Koch.’ — Trouw ‘How brilliant [Hendrik] is, again! Of course the story is very different, but you immediately recognize his trademark, villainous humor and enjoyable style.’ — Amber Martensen, […]

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Inside Iran

NON-FICTION | HISTORY U.S. relations with Iran have been fraught for decades, but under the Trump Administration tensions are rising to startling levels. Medea Benjamin, one of the best-known 21st century activists, offers the incredible history of how a probable alliance became a bitter antagonism in this accessible and fascinating story. In 1979, the Iranian […]

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Vigil (Vigile)

LITERARY FICTION  How can the urgency, the terror and the pain of a life disrupted by the nightmare of a brutal loss be narrated? This novel is a hymn of love. An unusual noise, a grunt, wakes up the woman in the middle of the night. She thinks that her boyfriend is teasing her. She […]

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Cats in History (Chats : Les 100 qui ont fait l’histoire)

ANIMALS | HISTORY 100 cats who made history! Cats escort historical great men and women ever since Antiquity! Dorica Lucaci intend to offer us a book gathering 100 cats’ portraits who had a role in history. On the menu: Egyptian cats, Napoleon, second world war or Stalingrad’s battle cats, Cathar cats, the Templar’s ones… Obviously, the […]

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A Short Instruction Guide to Daily Resistance (Petit manuel de résistance contemporaine)

Dion’s latest essay presents the idea that to save the planet, we must go further and engage in a ‘cultural battle’ based on ‘a desirable ecological vision of the future’. In other words, this powerful essay is very convincing in it’s argument that eating organic and vegetarian, opting for zero waste and 100% renewable energy […]

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The Children Who Came After Them (Leurs enfants après eux)

LITERARY FICTION August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a lost valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake.  14-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to find out what it’s like on the other side at the famous naturist beach. The trip ultimately takes Anthony […]

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To the Wild North-West (​Le Grand Nord-Ouest​)​

LITERARY FICTION Late 1930s, Yukon, Alaska. An adventuress flees California with her daughter and, braving myriad dangers, strikes out in pursuit of her ghosts on the Amerindian trails of the wild north-west with a mysterious and crazy map as her only guide.  Bud Cooper, who crosses paths with her, recounts the story of this adventure […]

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The Nightlife of Ava​ (​Les nuits d’Ava​)

LITERARY FICTION Rome, August 1958. In between shooting her latest film in Spain, Ava Gardner invented the dolce vita which Federico Fellini went on to turn into the subject of one of the first great films of the modern era. One very drunken night, she drags her director of photography Peppino Rotunno off for a photo shoot […]

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