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Resilience (Résilience)

SCIENCE-FICTION | THRILLER Readers will be forced to think hard after reading this adventure. – Corinne Lepage, former French Minister of the Environment. Here is an environmental science-fiction thriller that won’t leave anyone unscathed. 100 days before the meltdown In France and in China, strange incidents have been cropping up around nuclear power plants. A computer […]

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Insolent Louvre (Le Louvre insolent)

HISTORY | ART Because we’re also entitled to have fun in a museum! Henry IV of France all buckled up in his Hercules tunic and sporting a mildly ridiculous smile, the XV-century monk with the tonsure who looks like he’s in flight, a Rubens painting overrun with putti. Welcome to the Louvre, a genuine Temple […]

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A Thousand Stolen Roses (Mil Rosas Roubadas)

LITERARY FICTION | FICTIONALIZED BIOGRAPHY In 1952, two boys casually meet in Belo Horizonte while waiting for the tram. They become close friends. Sixty years later, Zeca, by then a renowned music agent and producer, agonizes in a hospital bed. While sitting by and watching him, the retired Brazilian History professor understands that he is […]

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Clementine Churchill: The Wife of the Lion (Clementine Churchill: La femme du lion))

BIOGRAPHY “A book that reads like one of those big English novels that you do not let go of until you know how it ends.” – Le Journal du Dimanche “[Clementine Churchill] is an unusual and spirited romantic work: perhaps the indisputable proof that love, this fantastic creature, exists for real.” – Le Parisien When […]

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Esther’s Notebooks (Les Cahiers d’Esther)

COMICS – SERIES View our presentation of Vol. 2 here View our presentation of Vol. 3 here After his comic strip La Vie secrète des jeunes (The Secret Life of Youth, which ran in the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo for 10 years), a new chronicle of our times by Riad Sattouf that is being […]

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The Man Who Spoke Snakish (Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu)

FICTION “Epic, fantastical . . . Most astonishing is the inventive imagery, from lice crossbred large enough to be ridden by people to a legless flying savior who swoops across the cold sea to bludgeon knights and monks . . . Kivirähk’s well-plotted story of language, loss, and fanaticism speaks powerfully to our world’s ever […]

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Redemptoris: The Saga of the Missing Statue of Christ (Redemptoris: A Saga do Cristo Desaparecido)

DETECTIVE NOVEL The unthinkable happens in a rainy dawn in Rio de Janeiro: Christ, the Redeemer, disappears from the top of Corcovado Mountain. The mayor of the city, woken up in the middle of the night, does not know what to think. Was it an accident? A natural disaster? Terrorism? Divine punishment? The mayor’s major […]

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Atlas of Positive Economics (L’Atlas de la planète positive)

REFERENCE | ILLUSTRATED BOOK There is hope for the future. A richly illustrated atlas of 1000 positive initiatives to make the world a better place. Throughout the world, people are making positive economic initiatives. The last five years have shown an unprecedented effervescence in projects with a positive social and environmental impact, all destined to […]

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Who Are Daesh? Understanding the New Terrorism (Qui est Daech?)

CURRENT AFFAIRS ‘Is time too important to be left to the physicists and their measuring devices?’ That was the issue at stake in a 1922 debate between Albert Einstein and philosopher Henri Bergson, celebrated at the time and wonderfully recovered in Jimena Canales’s new book. “A fascinating look at a pivotal moment in how we […]

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The Tender Kiss of the Tyrannosaurus (Le tendre baiser du tyrannosaure)

UPMARKET FICTION Charming characters and a unique writing’s style made this reading a real crush. Agnès Abécassis’ style shows itself, again, addicting and brilliant. – All Time Readings For your pleasure, there is a little bit of picturesque, quirky and crazy that become true moments of grace.  – Oblikon A pretty mural of endearing characters, all […]

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