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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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The Madman of the Mountain (Le Bouffon de la Montagne)

HISTORICAL FICTION Depicting him by turns suicidal and elated, unable to satisfy a heart that swung “between the Jacobins and the Cordeliers, the Convention and the Commune, the benches of the national representation and the streets of the faubourgs”, Bigot brilliantly and humorously recounts the trials and tribulations of a madman during the Revolution. – […]

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Narco Football Club

THRILLER | CRIME Latin American soccer is rotting away from narco–business disease. The coach of the “Jackals” team was found dead just before a decisive match. A crew of top cops comes from the capital to investigate. They have a hard time understanding what’s going on: the local police force has been infiltrated by the […]

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Ben Laden of the Sahara: On the trail of the jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar (Le Ben Laden du sahara: Sur le traces du jihadiste Mokhtar Belmokhtar)

The author brings a considerable amount of information about the internal dynamics of these organizations, especially illuminating the current Malian situation. – Le Monde diplomatique An exciting dive in the heart of the jihadist hydra. – Jeune Afrique A long-term project full of information. – Association TAMOUDRE A book to be devoured, with pages towards […]

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Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait

PHOTO | MEMOIR Black & White and Color Images | 11.5 x 11 inches Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait [is] a revealing and immersive experience into Williams’ persona . . . a wonderful book both in its photography, which is beautifully printed, and more importantly its content, which gives a meaningful and lasting portrayal of Robin […]

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Our Economic Myths (Nos mythologies économiques)

ECONOMICS | POLITICS A small book that will make a big noise. – La Croix It is very rare to read by an economist that his own discipline is “polluting the public debate with false certitudes and poisons the democratic spirit”. Precious for arguments! – Politis In a short and incisive essay, Eloi Laurent puts […]

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89 Months (89 Mois)

WOMEN’S FICTION | HUMOR With humor and ridicule, this fresh and tender little novel takes a delicate subject to reveal a disillusioned generation still subject to conformist life choices. – Femme Actuelle  A funny and moving debut novel. – Page des Libraires With a natural tone, Caroline Michel succeeds in making this story a striking testimony, […]

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The Psychiatrist and the Girl (De psychiater en het meisje)

FICTION Debutant Erik Rozing is following in the footsteps of Myrthe van der Meer with this semi-autobiographical novel that for once shows life in a psychiatric clinic not from the point of view of the patient, but from that of the psychiatrist. (…) The Psychiatrist and the Girl offers a realistic and agreeably sober inside […]

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Dead Star (Etoile Morte)

FICTION | DETECTIVE NOVEL As far as I’m concerned, it’s undoubtedly one of the two best books I’ve read this year, both on account of the richness of the story and the plotting. He leads us to ask a lot of questions and shakes up conventional attitudes. – Zone Livre With this, his second novel, […]

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