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We Remember the Names of the Assassins (On se souvient du nom des Assassins)

CRIME | THRILLER  Dominique Maisons excels in the art of conjuring up a cruel Belle Epoque, the golden age of occultism […] A lively tribute to the ‘genre’ novel, classic in structure and language, modern in daring and invention. – Sang Froid This story is a wonderful tribute to the serialized novels of days gone by, […]

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Savoring Aging (Le Goût de vieillir)

STORIES She gives us a story that is at once hilarious, tender and sensitive to the difficulties and joys that come with age – Amina Ghislaine de Sury teaches us that we have to “come up with a new path to better savor aging” – Le Progrès “We can discover that old age is an opportunity” […]

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The Virtues of Failure (Les vertus de l’échec)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT [Pépin] makes you want to dare, change and transform our French culture! – France 2  A wise treatise that puts us on the path for authentic success – Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes  Everyone is looking for success… To the point of running away from the failures that would help us question ourselves and find our way. […]

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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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