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A Woman’s Anatomy, My Body’s Hormonal Diary (Anatomie d’une vie de femme épanouie, le journal hormonal de mon corps)

NON-FICTION | HEALTH In a humorous and tactful way—without inhibitions—France Carp gets down and dirty with an almost taboo subject – the hormonal journey of a woman. With the help of Catherine George-Hoyau, the author tells us about her hormonal turmoil – how the body changes at puberty, the first period, the desire to have […]

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The Office Mythologies, Or the Sweet Tyranny of the Corporate Life (Le syndrome de la chouquette, ou la tyrannie sucrée de la vie de bureau)

NON-FICTION | HUMOR | SOCIETY With much humor and a dash of critical thinking, this book examines office life as we know it. Nicolas Santolaria keenly observes the work market as it is and predicts the direction it might take, for better or for worse. The coffee machine, the open space, the disappearing boundaries between […]

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Tragic Illusion (Illusion tragique)

THRILLER Revenge is a dish best served cold. But it can also be served burning hot. In her last thriller, the French Italian author, Gilda Piersanti, offers the two temperatures and seasons the dish with a diabolical sauce. The reader will only realize its stunning effects when it’s too late. Technically masterful, Tragic Illusion reveals […]

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Cruel is the End (Così crudele è la fine)

THRILLER | SUSPENSE Rome, a lazy city swept by the summer heat is the setting of a series of silent and claustrophobic crimes. Murders cast a black light on the city, even law enforcement is filled with concern. Called to investigate, Commissioner Enrico Mancini feels strongly motivated for the first time in far too many […]

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The Legend of the Boy who Believed in the Sea (La leggenda del ragazzo che credeva nel mare)

FICTION When he dives into the water, Marco feels free. It’s only then that he manages to forget the years he’s spent between one foster family and another, thinking of his parents, about whom he knows nothing, apart from the birthmark shaped like a starfish that he’s probably inherited from them. But now Marco is […]

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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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Age Isn’t the Same for Everyone (L’età non è uguale per tutti)

HEALTH | DIET Everything depends on others. Only time is our own. — Seneca Can youth be extended? The answer is yes. An illustrated book which teaches us to protect our body and our health, with practical suggestions on diet and physical exercise. Is it possible to extend youth, inverting the ageing process? The answer […]

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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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