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Translating Hannah (Traduzindo Hannah)

LITERARY FICTION In 1936, Max Kutner is a Polish Jew who works as a shoe repair man in Rio de Janeiro. Fluent in Yiddish, Max is called upon by the Political Police to act as a postal censor, translating the correspon- dence of other Jews into Portuguese, as the dictatorial Brazilian government suspects a communist […]

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Marcus

LITERARY FICTION The moving story of a group of simple yet loveable people struggling with life, illustrating that even in the worst situation, there is hope. Life has got off to a tough start for eight year old Marcus. Having never known his father he is orphaned when his mother dies. Before passing away Hélène […]

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Roma

ESSAY – NARRATIVE NON-FICTION The Sinti and Roma minorities are among the oldest in Europe, with a long history of exclusion and persecution. How come that this group, which is often referred to as gypsies, still causes so much controversy in our society? In Roma Kemal Rijken gives us a unique glimpse into the history […]

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The Love Lives of the Artists. Five Stories of Creative Intimacy

NON-FICTION – ESSAY As the oldest of institutions, marriage seems outdated in modern times, when each individual is encouraged to break with tradition in order to fulfill him- or herself. And so artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo seem to be paving the way toward a brave, new kind of marriage, where spouses would be […]

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The Battle of Moscow, 1941(La Bataille de Moscou, 1941)

HISTORY Presented by Alexander Werth – Translated by Evelyn Werth The Battle of Moscow 1941 is a unique account of a key moment in the war on the Eastern front, when the Nazis seemed invincible. The first of three War Notes by Alexander Werth from his time in the USSR, Moscow 41 describes the atmosphere […]

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We Are Fine Here (Ici, ça va)

LITERARY FICTION It is with small, subtle touches that this second airy novel addresses serious subjects, such as grief caused by absence, the fragility of existence and its most reliable remedy: Ema’s love. A young couple moves into what seems to be an abandoned house with the aim to rebuild themselves while reconstructing the place. […]

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Cursed Education (Maudite education)

LITERARY FICTION A coming of age story set against the backdrop of a country that was all over the news not too long ago, yet which remains relatively unknown to us. 1970s Haiti. While the country is ruled by dictator Duvalier, teenager Carl Vausier is torn between his fear for his rigid father and the […]

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Napoleon, War Chief (Napoleon, chef de guerre)

HISTORY – BIOGRAPHY In this unprecedented work, the incomparably sourced storyteller, Jean Tulard explores with panache and for the first time Napoleon’s genius, his charismatic relationship with his officers and the rank and file alike, the working of the Grande Armée, and all questions in between. This biographical portrait of Napoleon as a man of […]

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Secret Mission. Addis-Abeba – Jerusalem (Mission secrete. Addis-Abeba – Jerusalem)

TRUE STORY 1984: Operation Moses Israel, with the help of the CIA, organizes the massive rescue of Ethiopia’s Jews, the Falashas, who for 2000 years had been dreaming of a return to Zion. For two months and in top secret an air bridge ferried Jews from Khartoum to Tel Aviv, via Brussels, Rome or Basel. […]

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Friendship To The Letter (Ceci est pour vous)

ESSAY Starting from the idea that “books are letters that one writes to one’s friends” (Roger Nimier), this accessible and perfectly documented book gives us access to an oddly neglected aspect of some of the most famous writers of French literature and their works. To whom does one address a novel? To the reader, of […]

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