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Watchlist. 32 Short Stories by Persons of Interest

FICTION | CULTURE | SOCIETY A brave and necessary set of early flares of the literary imagination into the Panopticon we all find ourselves living inside these days. —Jonathan Lethem We are being watched. The U.S. government monitors our emails, listens in on our phone calls, tracks our movements, and collects data on a scale […]

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The Smell of Cut Grass (Un parfum d’herbe coupée)

LITERARY FICTION This bittersweet debut novel, composed of a clear and musical writing, examines with great tenderness but without nostalgia what remains in each us of the child we were. — Le Monde des Livres Surely you will recognize some Philippe Delerm in this debut novel filled with happy nostalgia. […] No tears can be […]

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Become an Idea Machine: Because Ideas Are the Currency of the 21st Century

HOW TO GUIDE | MOTIVATIONAL I love a book that inspires action and this one does the trick! Clever, creative, and filled with great exercises, Become an Idea Machine will make your brain come alive in an exciting new way. Get ready to mentally sweat your way to success! – Cheryl Richardson, NY Times Bestselling […]

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The First Story of the World (A primeira história do mundo)

LITERARY HISTORICAL FICTION | LITERARY CRIME FICTION Rio de Janeiro, 1567. Rio was only two years old when Francisco da Costa, a locksmith, was found dead by eight arrows, near the core of the village. Not long before the crime, the last indigenous villages had been destroyed. That body full of arrows would naturally suggest an attack […]

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SHADOW WORK: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day

SOCIAL SCIENCES Shadow Work is all the things we do—from assembling our own furniture to booking our own travel—that has become the new normal. And like everything that becomes the new normal, it is invisible. Lambert’s ambition is substantial: to make that invisible visible. His hope is that once we see where we are, we […]

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Fouché, Man of Many Powers

HISTORY | BIOGRAPHY A monumental biography. This book is a fascinating picture of the revolutionary period. – Libération A beautiful book about an ugly soul. – Le Figaro Histoire Best biography published in 2014 according to the  French literary supplements Lire (L’Express)! More than 15 000 copies sold! After the exceptional success of Talleyrand, le […]

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Strange but True

POPULAR HISTORY | CULTURAL STUDIES A historical background to popular beliefs and traditions. Why do we: • Christen ships and sailing vessels or refer to them as ‘she’? • Avoid the number thirteen, breaking mirrors or walking under ladders? • Use the phrase having a ‘skeleton in the cupboard’? • Dress baby boys in blue, […]

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The Buttered-Cat Paradox (La Theorie de la tartine)

FICTION | NOVEL Humour, Internet, lifestyle… After Les morues (The Ladettes, of which 100,000 copies were sold in France and movie rights were sold) and their relationship at modern times, Titiou Lecoq returns with the big novel of the Internet era. Three characters: a student blogger girl who is questioning the showbiz society, a young journalist who tried to […]

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The Secret Wife

WOMEN’S FICTION “The Secret Wife” lulls the reader into a false sense of security with a seemingly innocent chicklit-style opening storyline but soon descends into a much darker and ominous tale of horror. […] It seems the author’s particular brand of revenge is definitely best served very cold. As the past is gradually revealed, the […]

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Becoming the Perfect Gentleman

HOW TO GUIDE A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. – George Bernard Shaw We have almost forgotten what it is to be a Gentleman. It is time to right this wrong and bring the Gentleman back. Becoming the Perfect Gentleman is an essential book for any man […]

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