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Generation Hangover (Génération gueule de bois)

“Fascinating from start to finish.” —Canal+ “A great reading enjoyment, an excellent book, both regarding France, politics and Europe.” –Nicolas Demorand, France Inter “As beneficial as an Alka-Seltzer on a hangover.“ –Julie Malaure, Le Point “An implacable demonstration, to read without delay.” –Bernard-Henri Lévy, Le Point “A book of combat, exciting from beginning to end.” […]

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Madame de Staël. The Woman Napoleon Feared (Madame de Staël. La femme qui faisait trembler Napoléon)

‘We have found our Woman of the Year for 2015!’ — Elle ‘Around de Staël in 24 days: enlightening!’ — Le Point BIOGRAPHY Her fame has no equal in present day. She was known throughout Europe. Her books were bestsellers. Her closest friends were writing History and Napoleon said of her: “I have four enemies: […]

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The Way We Weren’t

FICTION | ESSAYS “To say that Jill Talbot steps into the controversial borderlands between fiction and non-fiction with The Way We Weren’t is a vast understatement. It is more like she plunges into them off the fifty-meter springboard, doing three somersaults and a half gainer on the way down. This gut wrenching tale of abandonment […]

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Like a Woman

LITERARY FICITON “First-time novelist Busman begins this gut-wrenching tale of childhood sexual and physical abuse in Los Angeles toward the end of the Vietnam War. At age seven, Taylor is already keeping secrets about her uncle’s late-night visits to her bed and tiptoeing around her violent, alcoholic mother. Three years later she’s smoking pot, running […]

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The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Unsentimental Education

MEMOIR “Peter Coyote’s new memoir is just plain wonderful—richly textured, beautifully written, sad, sweet, sometimes funny, always wise. It is about childhood losses and joy, growing up, mentors, loyalty, the search for Truth, survival, the sixties, the seventies, transcendence, healing, disasters. It is told by a writer of deep wisdom, self-knowledge and charm, yet I […]

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The Ravioli Fractal (La fractale des raviolis)

FICTION | NOVEL “At each key moment, an unexpected event shakes up the narrative and we jump with joy to a new scene.” –Lire (Bookseller’s Choice) “A group of tales stacked like Russian dolls and masterfully executed with imagination and strength.” –TGV Magazine “A gratifying debut novel.” –Ouest France Enough is enough. Her husband Marc has cheated […]

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Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies

MEMOIR | ESSAYS | CINEMA “Essential and completely identifiable reading for any film lover. Tara Ison writes about movies and life the way Stephen King can write about horror —with an encyclopedic knowledge of both.” —David Koepp, screenwriter, Jurassic Park and Spider-Man “[B]reathless and impassioned, Ison shows how and when her favorite on-screen characters and stories […]

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The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off)

NON-FICTION | MEMOIR “Writer and visual artist Jordan takes a page from Benjamin Franklin and embarks on a yearlong quest to master the 13 virtues Franklin explored in his ‘project of arriving at moral perfection.’ While perfection is not in the cards, the process of trying is both fun and eye-opening.” –O, The Oprah Magazine […]

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The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

MOTIVATIONAL | NON-FICTION | SELF-HELP US Today called Altucher’s Choose Yourself “One of the best books of all time” James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help […]

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Suzanne and Edouard Manet (Suzanne en Edouard Manet)

BIOGRAPHY  ‘Thera Coppens has clearly done her research. Due to her amazing storytelling skills, the reader is sucked into one of the most fascinating periods in recent European art history: 366 pages of pure joy. Claude Monet’s paintings shimmer through the lines and and you will want to visit the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to see Manets work. […]

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