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Three Women in a Mirror

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Anna, Hanna, and Anny. Three young women, free spirits all, each one at odds with the age in which they live. Despite the centuries that divide them, their stories intersect—a surprising narrative technique...


Summertime All The Cats Are Bored

by Philippe Georget

It’s the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore. The town is full of tourists and the at the Perpignan police headquarters, Sebag and Molino, two tired cops who are being slowly devoured...


Mapuche

by Caryl Férey

Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, one of those “people of the earth” who roamed the most fertile tracts of the south American pampas for over two thousand years before being dispossessed in 1910 by...


The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

Commissaire Adamsberg #7

by Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds

A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award

More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide....


Malavita: A Novel

by Tonino Benacquista

Imagine The Sopranos transplanted to the French countryside….

 

This thrillingly comic, internationally bestselling Mafia farce is the inspiration for the major motion picture The Family starring Robert...


Nausea

by Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Howard & James Wood

Sartre's greatest novel — and existentialism's key text — now introduced by James Wood.

Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic,...


Astragal

by Albertine Sarrazin, Patsy Southgate & Patti Smith

As alive as a Godard movie, this lost classic of ’60s French literature is back

As if the reader were riding shotgun, this intensely vivid novel captures a life on the lam. “L’astragale” is the French...


The Lost Sailors

by Jean-Claude Izzo

From one of France’s best-known authors comes this evocative meditation on the human comedy. A freighter is impounded in the port of Marseilles when its owners declare bankruptcy. On board, the men are divided:...


A Sun for the Dying

by Jean-Claude Izzo & Howard Curtis

A year before his untimely death, Jean-Claude Izzo penned his masterpiece: this dramatic story of a man’s search for human intimacy.

 

Rico has been banished to society’s margins; he has neither a roof...


The Strangled Queen

The Accursed Kings #2

by Maurice Druon

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

The King is dead. Long live the King.

With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the...


The Iron King

The Accursed Kings #1

by Maurice Druon

‘This is the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.

France became a great nation...


And the Birds Rained Down

by Jocelyne Saucier & Rhonda Mullins

An award-winning and haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.


My Beautiful Bus

by Jacques Jouet & Eric Lamb

Poetic, comic, obsessed with minutiae, My Beautiful Bus is a welcome dose of serious frivolity at the expense of the contemporary novel. Based on an actual bus trip across France taken by Oulipo-member Jacques...


The First Person

by Pierre Turgeon

In The First Person, an embittered computer programmer working for the police has decided to erase his identity. We do not know why. Leaving his old life behind, the man becomes a private detective in Los Angeles...


A Beggar in Jerusalem: A novel

by Elie Wiesel

When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to the past. You see, the man who came to Jerusalem...


Twilight: A Novel

by Elie Wiesel

Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He is spending the summer at the Mountain Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York—not as a patient, but as a visiting professional...


Life Form

by Amelie Nothomb

One morning, Nothomb receives a letter from one of her readers, am American soldier called Melvin Mapple, who is fighting in Iraq. Horrified by the endless violence around him, he takes comfort in over-eating....


Blue White Red: A Novel

by Alain Mabanckou & Alison Dundy

This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala,...


Silences, or a  Woman's Life

by Marie Chaix & Harry Mathews

When a woman falls into a coma, her daughter accompanies her through six weeks of agony, bearing witness to the prolonged death imposed upon her by the monstrous machine of modern medicine. During this final...


The Ingredients of Love

by Nicolas Barreau

A charming restaurant

A book and its mysterious author

A little secret

A romantic meeting

Paris and all its magic . . .

Cyrano de Bergerac meets Chocolat and Amélie in this intelligent, charming, and entertaining...