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Three Star Murder (Meurtre trois étoiles)

CRIME FICTION When a food critic assists the director of a forensic-science department on an investigation. Does someone have a grudge against Eugénie Brazier, the famous woman chef from Lyon who, in this year of 1933, has just won three stars for her restaurants twice? Bad luck, practical jokes in bad taste… what’s going on? […]

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Being Vegan (Vivre végane)

FOOD & DRINK | LIFESTYLE Vegans live a healthier and more ethical and ecological life, without exploiting animals. What about you? Being vegan means choosing to consume and to live in a way that respects animals. In this practical guide, the journalist Gwendoline Yzèbe – who is vegan, of course – looks at every aspect […]

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Flotsam and Jetsam (Anguille sous roche)

FICTION The invention of a language – Le Monde des Livres The authentic rage makes one forget about the exercise in masterliness and makes Flotsam and Jetsam particularly likeable for the characters, the musicality of the language and the force of the imagery – L’Express For Ali Zamir the word ‘free’ designates his desire to let himself […]

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Three Friends, a House (and a Handyman) (Drie vrienden, een huis (en een klusjesman).

Going beyond chicklit. Life is more than just love. – De Telegraaf If you like funny stories, with a bit of suspense thrown in, that won’t let stop reading, then I completely recommend “Three Friends, a House (and a Handyman)”.  —Boekhopper.nl Humour is my weapon. – Astrid Harrewijn in an interview for Het Parool WOMEN’S […]

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Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution

BIOGRAPHY D.C. lawyer and author Ackerman (Young J. Edgar) takes the obscure story of Leon Trotsky’s 10-week stay in New York City in early 1917 and succeeds in painting a picture of a man on the cusp of greatness…. His brief stay in N.Y.C. may remain a historical footnote, but Ackerman clearly demonstrates the forcefulness […]

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French Girl with Mother

THRILLER | SUSPENSE French Girl with Mother is a provocative, propulsive thriller that marries the spirit of James Salter with a hint of Patricia Highsmith and the velocity of The Art Forger. Nathan is a young artist traveling across Europe in search of the emotional fire that has been missing from his work. He’s been […]

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Coffee with Voltaire: Conversations with the Greatest Minds of His Time (Un café avec Voltaire)

ESSAY | BIOGRAPHY A great, original mini-biography in short chapters. Very easy to read, let’s sunbathe smart this summer and enjoy a Mojito with Bériot. – Baz’Art   Louis Bériot revives with passion and talent the conversations of this giant of the Age of Enlightenment. – France Info What is exciting about Bériot’s book is that Voltaire’s personality shines through all […]

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The Foolproof Method For Successful Studies (La méthode infaillible pour réussir vos études)

PRACTICAL GUIDE | SELF-HELP A revolutionary method for passing tests. Students are expected to learn, to work and to succeed. But they are rarely given a method to achieve that. How do you learn to work? Here is Antoinette Champclos’s revolutionary method. Although she didn’t even speak French when she started school in France, she now […]

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Island of the Mad

[P]oet and poetic novelist Sheck draws on classic works […] to create an exquisitely intricate and moving literary pastiche…  In concise, haunting, inquisitive, and incantatory passages, Sheck imaginatively and compassionately explores the mysteries of the body and mind, of brokenness and aloneness, while celebrating language as a lifeline across pain, time, and space. — Booklist The entire […]

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Is This How Men Fly? Memoirs of an Airborne Robin Hood (Est-ce ainsi que les hommes volent? Mémoires d’un Robin des airs))

MEMOIR Traveling the world while encouraging local development: that has been Maurice Freund’s hallmark for over 40 years. This airborne Robin Hood would surely win the Nobel Prize for Tourism if there were one. On Pierre Rabhi’s farm, the poet-farmer is chatting with his lifelong friend, Maurice Freund. They’re talking about re-opening gateways to Mali, […]

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