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Shell-Shocked. On the Ground Under Israel’s Gaza Assault

NON-FICTION | POLITICS Mohammed Omer could easily have escaped the horror of Israel’s impending assault on the trapped and helpless people of Gaza. Instead, he chose to stay, to record, in searing and vivid detail, the savagery of Israel’s latest escapade of ‘mowing the lawn’ and the steadfastness of the victims of a hideous tragedy. […]

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Clint. The Life and Legend

BIOGRAPHY | NON FICTION Pitiless.—Le Monde A damning indictment of the man and the culture that lionizes him.—The Washington Post The most thoroughly demythologizing book yet written on modern Hollywood.—The Los Angeles Times A weighty, hugely informative effort, one befitting a subject of Eastwood’s continued importance. –The Film Stage With just one syllable, the man […]

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The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Unsentimental Education

MEMOIR “Peter Coyote’s new memoir is just plain wonderful—richly textured, beautifully written, sad, sweet, sometimes funny, always wise. It is about childhood losses and joy, growing up, mentors, loyalty, the search for Truth, survival, the sixties, the seventies, transcendence, healing, disasters. It is told by a writer of deep wisdom, self-knowledge and charm, yet I […]

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Attempts to Make Something of Life. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old

FICTION Difficult moments are interspersed with Groen’s biting wit and comic take on aging […] Groen’s diary is a page-turning delight for adult readers of any age and locale. — Booklist Even as we rejoice with Hendrik, he doesn’t let us forget that he and his friends are constantly threatened with and sidelined by ailments […]

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Gangsterland

CRIME FICTION “As sharp as a straight razor. But a lot more fun. Count me a huge fan.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel. “Gangsterland is rich with complex and meaty characters, but its greatest strength is that it never pulls a punch, never holds back, and never […]

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The Astonishing Power of Colors (L’Etonnant pouvoir des couleurs)

NON-FICTION | PSYCHOLOGY Aimed at a large audience, this best-selling title shows the extraordinary power of colors in our everyday life, supported by astonishing anecdotes and scientific references. An intriguing look at the way color influences our lives. Causse has become the expert on a topic that is both serious and surprising.— Kate Betts, US fashion […]

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Play Boys

FICTION  What can we do when we’re 13 or 14 years old, and forced to stay at home after school? When our father is glued to the television set watching news of the war, even though it’s taking place just downstairs, out on the street, or when he’s gone away and no one knows where […]

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Technocreep

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy. –Thomas P. Keenan Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading […]

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Drone Warfare

NON-FICTION Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, […]

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The Reader on the 6:27 (Le liseur du 6h27)

FICTION When the passion of reading seizes the machine of solitude… An original and feel-good debut novel, which renders a generous reflection on human relationships and an ode to simple life, love and literature. Discrete employee Guylain Vignolles works in the book pulping business and is in charge of a formidable machine that shreds unsold […]

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