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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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The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Personal and Natural Places

PRACTICAL GUIDE | CREATIVE WRITING Making the Story World Rich, Layered, and Unforgettable Within the pages of a book exists a world drawn from a writer’s deepest imaginings, one that has the ability to pull readers in on a visceral level. But the audience’s fascination will only last if the writer can describe this vibrant […]

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In the Mountains of Madness. The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft

BIOGRAPHY A deep plunge into the Lovecraft-ian dark side. Poole enthusiastically explores how H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) influenced modern pop culture… thoroughly enjoyable and highly readable. — Kirkus Reviews Must reading for both loyal Lovecraft fans and biography lovers. —Booklist This book entertains and surprises, as with Poole’s decision to write in the first person—he’s a […]

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Take Two Chapters and Call Me in the Morning (Aux petits mots, les grands remèdes)

FICTION With a light and lively style, Uras gives us an invigorating and inspiring story, full of humor and character, that pays tribute to words. – Le Dauphiné Libéré Michaël Uras has the capacity to combine profoundness with humor. – Elle A vivid, cheerful and very refreshing novel, which reminds us that yes, definitely, books help us to live […]

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An Infallible Memory. How to Shine in Company without Resorting to a Smartphone (Une mémoire infaillible. Comment briller en société sans sortir son smartphone)

PRACTICAL GUIDE A 3-in-1 book: a practical guide, a book on general cultural knowledge, a book of lists. How would you like to be able to recite Pi to the first hundred decimal places from memory? To nonchalantly cite the names of every French president without looking it up on Wikipedia? To reel off a […]

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The Rest of Their Lives (Le reste de leur vie)

COMMERCIAL FICTION Ambroise is a young embalmer who loves his job. Single and estranged from his father (a great professor of medicine who never accepted his vocation), he lives with his grandmother Beth, a diabetic and Breton woman, who is desperate to see her grandson getting married. Although she is very severe with the women […]

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