Tag Archives: French

Rio Grande

SUSPENSE When her former colleague Diego Martinez goes missing, journalist Tara Linders doesn’t hesitate for a second. She has to go to Mexico, where he was last seen. Diego ended his relationship and left home to travel through his father’s homeland. The goal: to find out what he really wants – freedom and adventure, or […]

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Divining Desire: Focus Groups and the Culture of Consultation

SOCIOLOGY | MARKETING “When did the vox populi become just another way to fatten the elite? In this vividly written history of the focus group, Liza Featherstone tells us how consumer capitalism found its pseudo-liberating groove. By pretending to listen, big business pretends to empower.” ―Tom Frank, author, What’s the Matter With Kansas? “With sharp analysis and on-the-ground […]

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Strongmen: Trump / Modi / Erdoğan / Duterte / Putin

POLITICS And a politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment began to appear, and that kind of politics is now on the move . . . Strongman politics are ascendant suddenly, whereby elections and some pretense of democracy are maintained, but those in power seek to undermine every institution or norm that gives democracy meaning. […]

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The Time Has Come: How Men Can Fight for Gender Equality (and Why Millions of Men Are Doing Exactly That)

SOCIAL SCIENCE Through personal stories, insights gleaned from decades of working to end gender-based violence, and practical advice for those men ready to step up to the plate, Kaufman has produced a special book. It will be an important guide to the many men now seeking ways to stop violence against women, to create a […]

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War Diary (Oorlogs-dagboek)

WWII | Diary  Rarely has the oppression of the war years seemed so close —  de Volkskrant When the personal items of one of the most important post-war, Dutch poets, Hanny Michaelis, were found to include her diary from the German occupation of the Netherlands, it caused a literary stir. Like Anne Frank, Michaelis was Jewish and […]

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My First Murder and Other Stories (Mijn eerste moord en andere verhalen)

SHORT STORIES The collected stories in My first murder contains the wonderful novella A True Hero and a series of short stories, as well as a beautiful translation of Theodor Storm’s Aquis Submersus – a painfully romantic tale with a tragic outcome. Driessen’s shorter stories show in a concise form what the reader expects from […]

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Narcissus

LITERARY FICTION Rough, unpolished and realistic. — De Telegraaf In prison, Joshua – a Moroccan posing as an Israeli – meets Klaas, the King of the Red Light District. Klaas makes Joshua an offer he can’t refuse, thus commencing the beginning of the end. Over the course of the following year, Joshua sinks into a reality with limited confidants, […]

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Eclipse (Eclips)

LITERARY FICTION How can the decision of one person impact the futures of so many, to such a harrowing extent? The struggle of two people to keep their heads above water, as a world of infinite possibilities closes in on them: Martijn struggles with his father’s dementia, and a gaping family secret. Sofie wants answers from a grandmother she’s […]

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The Answer Is Yes! What’s The Question?: How Faith In People and a Culture Of Integrity Built A Modern American Restaurant Business

BUSINESS & MARKETING Cameron Mitchell’s “dish room to board room story” began when he was 16-years-old and started working as a dishwasher at a local Columbus, Ohio steakhouse. Two years later, when Mitchell was working as a line cook during a chaotic shift change, he had an epiphany. He realized he loved the restaurant business and set […]

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The Disruptor’s Agenda: How To Create A Strategy For Breakthrough Growth

BUSINESS | MARKETING To be competitive, it’s no longer enough to be innovative – you must have a strategy for disruption, a plan to identify and seize an opportunity no one else has the audacity or confidence to reach for. Disruptors don’t just blow things up – they also create and build things that results […]

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