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With a View Below the Sea (Avec vue sous la mer)

TRUE STORY – preface by French philosopher Yves Michaud The exact opposite of [the 1970s TV series] THE LOVE BOAT, this passionate and well-documented book about the travel industry’s shadow side is accompanied by a preface by philosopher Yves Michaud, who has thought a lot about luxury and tourism. — GQ This title is not […]

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50 Preconceived Ideas on Agriculture and Food

ESSAY What is really happening on our plates and in the countryside? We hear so many contradictory claims about agriculture and food. This book takes stock of the state of scientific knowledge, and distinguishes truth from falsehood regarding all our preconceived ideas. “Enlightening. Essential.” ~ Nicolas Hulot 50 Preconceived Ideas on Agriculture and Food gives […]

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Momo of Les Halles (Momo des Halles)

UPMARKET FICTION “The result is splendid. We tremble with Maurice. We hope with him. Oh! He is strong, this Momo of Les Halles!” – Le Parisien “The story is very strong. Momo has moved me a lot” – Eliette Abecassis “Momo of Les Halles deserves to be counted among the best novels of the year.” […]

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Fidelities (Les fidélités)

LITERARY FICTION Consumed by guilt, a husband and father forces himself to make an impossible choice between his wife and his mistress. “A portrait like a mirror exploded into fragments, in which we’ll all recognize ourselves a bit, whether we’re the one who cheated or who got cheated on, or neither one or the other, […]

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Anti-Therapies (Antiterapias)

Winner of Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura, one of the most prestigious literary awards in Brazil. To the jury of the São Paulo Prize, Fux is a “major revelation” with his “dilacerating prose”. He received the prize awarded to a first novel by an author under 40 years old for “his dramatic intensity, for his […]

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Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal

NON-FICTION | ECONOMICS Andrew Ross is the very model for a scholar-activist, and Creditocracy, his latest book, is as compelling as it is important. Let’s hope this makes a difference in the world. It really should. —David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years In this lucid and accessible book, Andrew Ross argues that […]

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The Historical Dictionary of Paris (Dictionnaire historique de Paris)

HISTORICAL | NON-FICTION  Written by more than 40 specialists in 400 entries  with 200 color and black & white illustrations, this book explores the characters, places, events and evolutions that have made Paris unique throughout the ages. From A to Z, this dictionary reveals the history of the Ville Lumière: events, institutions, cultural life, art, intellectual […]

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Turkish Delight (Turks fruit)

LITERARY FICTION – CLASSICS Like Henry Miller, Wolkers writes with a tremendous appetite for life and a painterly approach to the sensuous. He is a refreshing stylist. – New York Times Book Review Turkish Delight may hit the jackpot here. It is racy, graphic, funny  – and, once readers get used to the author’s sexplicitly sexual […]

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Six Months Later

YA FICTION An intriguing new book loaded with suspense. The shocking reasons behind Chloe’s transformation will keep you guessing until the very end, culminating in a stunning truth. So what really happened in those six months? You’ll just have to pick up this incredible book to find out for yourself. – Girls’ Life An intense […]

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The Orange Grove (L’orangeraie)

LITERARY FICTION Larry Tremblay’s The Orange Grove is one of those books that change you. It fundamentally changes how you think and feel about a major contemporary issue. But it is also a book that makes you feel conflicted about that change, largely because that issue here is suicide bombings. […]But, nonetheless, I think that […]

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