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Becoming Christian Dior (Devenir Christian Dior)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION What a life, embroidered entirely into the fabric of dreams! – Dominique Bona of the Académie française An astounding destiny, a life in patchwork. François-Olivier Rousseau brilliantly traces the life of the fashion designer right up to his dazzling success. – Le Figaro Littéraire In a flamboyant style, François-Olivier Rousseau takes us to the […]

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Finks. How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers

ESSAY “Another odd episode steps out from the Cold War’s shadows. Riveting.”  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Listen to this book, because it talks in a very clear way about what has been silenced.” — John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing and winner of the Man Booker Prize “It may be difficult today to believe that […]

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Beyond the Self. Dialogues between a Neuroscientist and a Buddhist Monk (Cerveau et Méditation. Dialogue entre le bouddhisme et les neurosciences)

PSYCHOLOGY | SCIENCE | SPIRITUALITY A book that will undoubtedly make even the most skeptical think. — Le journal de Montréal This collection of eight years of exchanges conceals treasures. — Sciences et Avenir Matthieu Ricard’s rare combination of a background in science and a lifetime of practicing Tibetan Buddhism makes him an ideal partner […]

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Drinking Mare’s Milk on the Roof of the World

“I loved [it].  Having just finished reading it, I’m bereft. It was a pleasure traveling with you. (Would that everyone was born to a man’s status and freedom!) … I loved watching you persist in your good ways. I loved rooting for you to get out of tight spots, find places to stay, choose guides by their faces, […]

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The Eternal Mother (A mãe eterna)

LITERARY FICTION It’s a very realistic novel, a frank discussion of the narrator with her centennial mother, who no longer walk and can barely communicate. – O Dia Sincerity is a beautiful mark on a work about how to face the end of life. A sincere novel. – Folha de S. Paulo In a courageous way, […]

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A Mother’s Secret

WOMEN’S FICTION A beautiful, heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hidden tragedy. What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie? When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to search for […]

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The Unfulfilled Romance of Sofia Stern (O romance inacabado de Sofia Stern)

LITERARY FICTION At 90, Sofia Stern lives in Rio de Janeiro and suffers from dementia. To help her memory, her grandson gathers all documents and notes that she wrote along her life recording her youth in Nazi Germany. Together, grandmother and grandson write her biography in the 1930’s. Sofia was Jewish, but not religious or Zionist. She loved […]

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Barricades (Les barricades)

WOMEN’S FICTION  The Barricades is a book that warms up our heart, feeds our soul and brings you towards the future, towards life. – La Presse Hélène Lapierre depicts touching characters whose lives are interwoven in this beautiful and moving debut novel. Adrien is a young man with a heart of stone. When he comes back to […]

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A Dancing Bear (Un ours qui danse)

LITERARY FICTION Arriving at literature by way of music, Vincent Jolit has written a choreographic story that makes you think about the body, both public and private. – Livres Hebdo “And above all my body as well as my soul, keep yourselves from crossing your arms, in the sterile stance of the spectator, because life […]

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The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To City Spaces

PRACTICAL GUIDE | CREATIVE WRITING Drawing Readers in Through Emotion-Driven Imagery and Realism Making readers care and feel like they’re part of the story should be the number one goal of all writers. Ironically, many storytellers fail to maximize one of fiction’s most powerful elements to achieve this: the setting. Rather than being a simple […]

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