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My Motherland (Ma mère patrie)

A book of public utility. — France 2 The book is a tribute to this devoted mother taken away from her husband and her seven children; a plea for living together, destined to defend against certain prejudices. — Nice Matin Her testimony is an appeal to tolerance, against the ignorance that disunites us. — 20 […]

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Short Stories on Love (Des nouvelles de l’amour)

It would be a mistake to reduce Rey’s literature to contemporary banter; books that are fashionable, perishable. He writes love without lying (to himself). He dwells relentlessly on the sad workings of men and women who love each other, get bored and break up. (…) He says: “We are children who get old.” His books stay […]

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Trump Unveiled: Exposing The Bigoted Billionaire

CURRENT AFFAIRS | POLITICS “A guy calls me a genius and they want me to renounce him? I’m not going to renounce him.” —Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin (Dallas, TX, June 16, 2016) “I know words, I have the best words. I have the best, but there is no better word than stupid.” —Donald Trump (Hilton Head […]

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Education That Works. The Neuroscience of Building a More Effective Higher Education

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | EDUCATION | TEACHING  “James Stellar draws on his deep knowledge of neuroscience and his years of experience as an academic officer at major universities to make the case for adding experiential education to traditional, class-based undergraduate programs. The book’s title―Education That Works―tells it all. Quite simply, experiential education is a pedagogy that […]

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Why It Hurts. A Physician’s Insights on The Purpose of Pain

HEALTH When pain is treated without discovering the underlying cause, we’re making a huge mistake. It’s like shutting off the power to a burning building because the sound of the fire alarm is bothering you. You have to put the fire out. — Live Strong Anyone who wants to better understand the nature of pain, […]

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Expensive Sentences. Debunking the Common Myths that Derail Decisions and Sabotage Success

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT “A thoroughly engaging read that will improve your decision making both professionally and personally.” — Scott McKeon – Professor of Economics, Stanford University “A few words. Phrases we use every day. They seem so innocent. And yet left un-examined, they cost us dearly, both personally and professionally. In Expensive Sentences Jack Quarles […]

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The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story

Posner ably delineates how Capesius and others enriched themselves by stealing inmates’ jewelry and gold from their teeth. A gruesome story eloquently told. – Kirkus Reviews Shocking. Revelatory. Compelling. A truly authentic and riveting read. A milestone in WWII and Holocaust history. – Damien Lewis, author: The Nazi Hunters A harrowing, beautifully written and extremely well-researched account of […]

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Thousand Suns (Mille soleils)

COMMERCIAL FICTION What a surprising and novel read! It’s like we were transported right to La Pampa!!! — ​Betty Nizan, Super U Savenay Four erudite characters passionate about the stars and astrophysics are on board a 4×4, traveling the rugged roads of Argentina to reach an exact point from which to observe the heavens and […]

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Good Girls Go to Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere (Les gentilles filles vont au paradis, les autres là où elles veulent)

WOMEN’S FICTION A sexy New York comedy! “Take an ambitious thirty-year-old with explosive culinary talents, add some crazy friends and a group of women with well-tempered character, give them conspiratorial confidences, and bring a man as seductive as he is haughty and full of himself… Mix well, salt, pepper, and you’ll get a romantic comedy […]

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Create or Hate: Successful People Make Things

BUSINESS  A modern day Zen master’s guide to one’s creativity and value! – Joel Castillo Thank you so much Dan, this is honestly up there with the most inspiring, kick-arse books I have ever read. – Krystal Abbott One of the most motivating, inspiring, and easily digestible texts I have ever read. – Kirsty Petersen I defy anyone […]

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