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La Femme de Gilles

by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Faith Evans & Elisa Albert

"A haunting, slim novel which has the mesmeric inevitability of a classical tragedy." --Independent on Sunday

La Femme de Gilles tells the story of a fatal love triangle—written on the eve of World War II.

Set...


The Slow Waltz of Turtles: A Novel

by Katherine Pancol & William Rodarmor

In this mega-bestseller from France and the follow-up to The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, a woman contends with divorce, family trouble, and even murder in her journey to discover who she really is.

Fortysomething...


Trysting

by Emmanuelle Pagano, Jennifer Higgins & Sophie Lewis

“It’s as though you had to know the password for our relationship . . .”

What is love? Why do some people make our hearts flutter, while others leave us cold? A seductive blend of Maggie Nelson and Marguerite...


Villa Triste

by Patrick Modiano & John Cullen

This novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Patrick Modiano is one of the most seductive and accessible in his oeuvre: the story of a man’s memories of fleeing responsibility, finding love, and searching for...


Constellation

by Adrien Bosc

This best-selling debut novel from one of France’s most exciting young writers is based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France’s Lockheed Constellation and its famous passengers

 

On...


The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History

by Jean D'ormesson, Barbara Bray & Daniel Mendelsohn

The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways...


Hill

by Jean Giono & Paul Eprile

An NYRB Classics Original

Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the...


Paris Is Always a Good Idea

by Nicolas Barreau

Rosalie Laurent is the proud owner of Luna Luna, a little post-card shop in St. Germain, and if it were up to her, far more people would write cards. Her specialty is producing "wishing cards," but where her...


Young Once

by Patrick Modiano & Damion Searls

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

 

Young Once is a crucial book in the career of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. It was his breakthrough novel, in which he stripped away the...


In the Café of Lost Youth

by Patrick Modiano & Chris Clarke

NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In the Café of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world...


The Heart

by Maylis de Kerangal & Sam Taylor

Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through...


The Life of Elves

by Muriel Barbery & Alison Anderson

An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Life of Elves sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith. 

Muriel...


The Blue Line: A Novel

by Ingrid Betancourt

From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate

Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism,...


The Leopard Boy

by Daniel Picouly & Jeanne Garane

October 15, 1793: the eve of Marie-Antoinette's execution. The Reign of Terror has descended upon revolutionary France, and thousands are beheaded daily under the guillotine. Edmond Coffin and Jonathan Gravedigger,...


The Age of Reinvention

by Karine Tuil

An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a "suspenseful...Gatsby-esque odyssey...laced with provocative observations...


So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

by Patrick Modiano & Euan Cameron

From the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, a haunting novel of suspense in which a single, unexpected phone call to a man living quietly in Paris launches a chain of menacing encounters and events,...


Paris Nocturne

by Patrick Modiano & Phoebe Weston-Evans

This uneasy, compelling novel begins with a nighttime accident on the streets of Paris. The unnamed narrator, a teenage boy, is hit by a car whose driver he vaguely recalls having met before. The mysterious...


Brief Loves That Live Forever

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan

A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet era

In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the...


Reader for Hire

by Raymond Jean & Adriana Hunter

A beautiful homage to the art of reading - light and funny. A celebration of the union of sensuality and language.

Marie-Constance loves reading and possesses an attractive voice. So, one day she decides to put...


Sphinx

by Anne Garreta, Emma Ramadan & Daniel Levin Becker

A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.