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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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Another Place You’ve Never Been

FICTION “Another Place You’ve Never Been is a gorgeous, witty novel that reminded me of Olive Kitteridge… if Olive had been a down-on-her-luck waitress dreaming of love in upstate New York. I loved this kindhearted, beautiful book.” —Amanda Ward, author of The Same Sky and How to be Lost “In this mesmerizing novel, composed of short, […]

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Che Guevara’s Bible (A Bíblia do Che)

LITERARY FICTION | DETECTIVE NOVEL Former Literature professor and amateur detective, Carlos Eduardo Pessoa has been living for ten years in an office space at a legendary building, Edifício Asa, in the city of Curitiba, Southern Brazil. He never strays more than half a mile away from home, only moves around on foot and shuns […]

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The Green Room (La chambre verte)

LITERARY THRILLER | GOTHIC The autobiography of a house, a house that is able to tell but also to act, The Green Room swings between a burlesque a bit exaggerated and a disturbing Gothic.  – Christian Desmeules, Le Devoir Some authors should be better known. And we are happy to spread the good news of their new work. […]

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A Selfie with Lenin (Uma selfie com Lênin)

EPISTOLARY NOVEL During a flight between Amsterdam and a city in Asia, a man writes to his ex-girlfriend and former boss, who leads a Public Relations firm. In his long letter, he takes stock of the experiences they shared in their lives, which became intertwined with the recent political history of a country marked by […]

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