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It Seemed Quieter Than It Used To Be

LITERARY FICTION “With It seemed quieter than it was, Eva Kelder put herself on the map as a literary talent. She offers tremendous insight into human behavior and thought processes.” — Opzij “An accurate and poignant image of a woman who gets tangled up in herself because of her past. Beautiful.” — Margriet “A beautiful […]

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The National 7 Assassin (L’assassin de la Nationale 7)

THRILLER A historical-gastronomical intrigue, yet more contemporary than ever! A new novel that plunges us into the excitement of the end of the Roaring Twenties, the era of wealth, the joy of life, and international jet-setting. September 1929. Adrien Savoisy, son of Quentin, born in 1900, is a culinary researcher for Michelin. He is also […]

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Towards a Happy Consumption (Vers une consommation heureuse)

A very well documented book, full of energy and optimism that makes you want to act and helps us to become more savvy consumers, motivated citizens, and happier people!—Psychiatrist and author Christophe André ESSAY Today, the entire world has a religion: consumption. Persuaded that it is the key to our individual happiness, we search to […]

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The Black Book of the Condition of Christians in the World. A Global Assault on Humanity

  NON-FICTION | GEOPOLITICS Bernard Fixot, the mastermind behind the highly controversial Black Book of Communism (Editions Robert Laffont, 1997), which sold more than one million copies throughout the world, now aims to shed light on another taboo subject: the persecution of Christian minorities. Christianity is currently the most-persecuted religion in the world: 150 to […]

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Work the System. The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

BUSINESS | ECONOMY | MANAGEMENT “I say this without hyperbole: Work the System is one of the most useful business books you’ll ever read.” —Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours“Instead of ‘follow your bliss and the money will appear’ Sam advocates, ‘fix the mechanics… and the bliss and money will appear’.”—Rodney […]

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Tales of Two Cities – The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York

    SHORT STORIES | LITERARY FICTION   “A bristling portrayal of New York in the tradition of Jacob Riis.” —Guernica “Above all else, the anthology, full of pieces varied in tone and deeply personal perspectives, helps convey the reality of today’s economic inequality in ways that an academic tome simply can’t. ” —Sheila Bapat, Feministing […]

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Networking Is Not Working

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Networking always sounds like a simple concept — but as we’ve all discovered, it can be a maddeningly mysterious and elusive reality. Three cheers, then, for Derek Coburn. In this terrific book, he explains why your efforts to connect may be falling short and provides an arsenal of effective strategies for building […]

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A Plea for the Animals. For a Kindness Towards All (Plaidoyer pour les animaux. Vers une bienveillance pour tous)

ESSAY Are animals mere things, here for us to exploit? Or are they rather sentient, often intelligent beings, entitled to live their own lives? Matthieu Ricard examines theological, philosophical and scientific thinking on both sides of the issue and concludes that without doubt we must recognize each animal is an individual deserving of our compassion […]

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The Jihadis Return

NON FICTION | CURRENT AFFAIRS      One of the most accurate and intrepid journalists in Iraq. — Sidney Blumenthal Quite simply, the best Western journalist at work in Iraq today. — Seymour Hersh Though capable of staging spectacular attacks like 9/11, jihadist organizations were not a significant force on the ground when they first […]

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Fridays at Enrico’s

LITERARY FICTION Do we need another work about the struggles of writers? Sure, we do — if it has the warmth and the charm and the sexy vibe of Carpenter’s novel. Take Jaime Froward, a 19-year-old native of San Francisco. In 1959, she’s studying at the state university, where she meets Charlie Monel, 10 years […]

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