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Ground Verdigo (Vertigem do chão)

FICTION Two protagonists away from each other, whose stories are simultaneously narrated: Leonel, a Brazilian dancer disillusioned by the state of his art in Brazil, moves to Utrecht, in the Netherlands, one of the world’s most important centres of contemporary dance; and Stefan, a Dutch who, having seen his boyfriend murdered by a religious fanatic, […]

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Save The Night (Sauver la nuit)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION With deft, narrative prose, an expert guards us against the endemic disappearance of the night. Samuel Challéat guides us to reflect and wonder but also to fear what we may be about to lose, as the sociocultural, ecological and public health costs caused by artificial lighting are immeasurable. “Will we leave ourselves a […]

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The Appearance Of The Deer (L’apparition du chevreuil)

LITERARY FICTION After receiving threats on social media, a writer takes shelter in the woods. There, instead of the peace she was longing for, she finds herself haunted by her troubled family past and surrounded by a nature as hostile as the civilization she left. The cabin nearby is supposed to be abandoned, but what […]

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Seeds On Ice – Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault

ENVIRONMENT  The DOOMSDAY VAULT and how we save the world. An extraordinary book – in equal measure fascinating, beautiful, and haunting. – Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet For those of us struggling to keep the planet from cracking, it’s a great comfort to know all about this […]

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Darkness (Ténèbre)

HISTORICAL FICTION A complex and subtle exploration of how refined barbarism can really be. Brussels, 1889. The surveyor Pierre Claes is commissioned by Leopold II of Belgium to delimit a section of the northern border of the Congo Free State, assisted only by Xi Xiao, a timid Chinese emigrant that he hires upon his arrival […]

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The Elephant of Belfast

HISTORICAL FICTION “An elephant, a young zookeeper, the city of Belfast, bombings, an IRA member are the improbable characters in this captivating and intimately felt novel that tells the story of a young woman’s uncommon devotion and courage under fire.” —Lily Tuck, author of Sisters and The Double Life of Liliane The Elephant of Belfast […]

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DNA Nation: How the Internet of Genes is Changing your Life

POPULAR SCIENCE Millions of people have done it: with a few clicks and some spit, and at less than the cost of a fancy dinner, you can buy a reading of your DNA online. With this in hand, you can find out where you came from, trace relatives around the world and find new friends […]

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The Angel of Munich (L’Angelo di Monaco)

HISTORICAL FICTION | HISTORICAL THRILLER  The Angel of Munich is a historical thriller centered around the murder of Angelica Raubel, Hitler’s niece in Munich in 1931. The death of Angelica ‘Geli’ Raubal is a historical fact. However,  we do not know with certainty how things went on 18 September 1931 on the second floor of […]

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Kult

THRILLER One of those books that you pick up, start reading and then realize it’s 2a.m. and you finished the book. Dark, gripping and full of suspense… fast-paced and breath taking… I highly recommend picking up KULT. It’s chilling and on my list of favourites of 2019 — Jessica Belmont Brilliant… such a strong and […]

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The Inspector Crow Series

CRIME & THRILLER Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside — The Times Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story — The Financial Times Lots of cunning complications embracing […]

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