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Their Separation (Leur séparation)

LITERARY FICTION A crack in one’s childhood, rendered with total modesty, accuracy and sensitivity. — Philippe Delerm In the run-up to her tenth birthday, her life is turned upside down by her parents’ divorce. Thirty years on, she is not trying to understand or explain, but to speak this wound that is so hard to […]

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Climbing Mont Blanc (L’ascension du Mont Blanc)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION | TRAVEL WRITING When Jean-Christophe Rufin and Sylvain Tesson take an editor who suffers from vertigo up to an altitude of 4800 m, climbing Mont Blanc becomes an adventure marked by literature and friendship. ‘One winter’s evening, I was having supper with my writer friend Sylvain Tesson and confessed that I wasn’t doing […]

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The Road to Recognition: The A-to-Z Guide to Personal Branding for Accelerating Your Professional Success in The Age of Digital Media

BUSINESS | MARKETING “Current, useful, actionable, and true. Its gold!“  — JAY BAER, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Youtility and Hug Your Haters “Clever, fun and about as comprehensive a guide as you’ll find anywhere.“ — ANN HANDLEY, Best-Selling Author of Everybody Writes and Content Rules “Personal branding is a language that’s best learned […]

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The Participation Game: How the Top 100 Brands Build Loyalty In A Skeptical World

BUSINESS | MARKETING How The Top 100 Brands Build Loyalty In A Skeptical World: Today’s consumers are in charge of the ads they see – and the brands they choose to let into their world. Their friends are generating hundreds of interesting and compelling posts a day and commanding their attention. For marketers who assume […]

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How I Sub-Contracted My Life (Comment j’ai sous-traité ma vie)

ESSAY Modern man’s daily life is a series of boring tasks: choosing a shirt, going shopping, standing on lines, maintaining one’s aura on social networks, doing paperwork and more… Imagine what would happen if, instead of wearing ourselves out with tedious and time-consuming chores, we could delegate them to other people or to software conceived […]

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Rising (Opstaan)

WOMEN’S FICTION First book in the series: FALLING A broken heart is not the end of the world… Anne Miller’s heart is broken. After a breath-taking and very turbulent year with the love of her life, famous rock star Rory Maquary, their relationship is on the rocks. When Anne finally stops crying, she pulls herself […]

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Falling (Vallen)

WOMEN’S FICTION Women’s Fiction Van Laren’s spicy, original voice, and her wit and self-reflection make this novel a joy to read! — Meerdansandra.nl (*****) A wonderful novel packed with great characters and good humour! — Kwanteinwonderland.com (*****) Looking for a novel with humour, an exclusive insight into the world of music, and love? Make sure […]

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Sasà’s Tempest (La tempesta di Sasà)

LITERARY FICTION Sasà’s Tempest is a novel whose drama has been formed by the truth. It is a story about betrayal, forgiveness, and above all, about the transformative power of reading. In life we can lose our way, and often do. But redemption is never impossible. At the age of fourteen Salvatore Striano had war in […]

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Notes on a Shipwreck (Appunti per un naufragio)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY  A father and son watch history unfold in front of their eyes in the sea off Lampedusa. Appunti per un naufragio tells the story of what is happening in the Mediterranean – the crossings, rescues, landings and drownings – and describes the relationship between my father and me and the illness of my uncle, his brother. […]

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The Embalmer, or the Despicable Confession of Victor Renard (L’Embaumeur: ou l’odieuse confession de Victor Renard)

HISTORICAL FICTION After the revelation of The Confessions of Constanze Mozart (Plon, 2003) and seven years’ work, Isabelle Duquesnoy returns with a new literary and historical treasure. Rabelaisian grotesque mixed with the obsessive, morbid power of Sükskind’s Perfume and the freedom of Jean Teulé. There is something of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the unforgettable character of Süskind’s […]

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