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

FICTION Delightful and moving […]. Between hilarious quips about life, Hendrik regales readers […]. Engaging and hilarious, Hendrik’s diary gives a dignity and respect to the elderly often overlooked in popular culture, providing readers a look into the importance of friendship and the realities of the senior care system in modern society. — Publishers Weekly Difficult […]

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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)

ESSAY | POPULAR SCIENCE | PSYCHOLOGY | MARKETING 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 […]

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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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The Orange Grove (L’orangeraie)

LITERARY FICTION Larry Tremblay’s The Orange Grove is one of those books that change you. It fundamentally changes how you think and feel about a major contemporary issue. But it is also a book that makes you feel conflicted about that change, largely because that issue here is suicide bombings. […]But, nonetheless, I think that […]

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The Secret of the Shrine (O Segredo do Oratorio)

HISTORICAL FICTION This amazingly gripping novel talks about the underground Jews that have lived in Brazil for at least 400 years. A totally unknown piece of history even to most Brazilians! Thousands of Jews came to Brazil during the Dutch invasion in the XVII century, because here they could practice their religion freely, under Mauricio de […]

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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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