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Hector and the Search for Happiness: A Novel

by Francois Lelord

Now a major motion picture starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer


The international bestseller with more than two million copies sold


“Once upon a time there was a young...

The Ravishing of Lol Stein

by Marguerite Duras

The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with her husband...

The Stone Boy

by Sophie Loubiere

The bestselling French phenomenon, winner of the Prix Lion Noir, now available in English for the first time...

When Madame Préau returns to her own house outside Paris after several years spent in a convalescent...

Hunting and Gathering

by Anna Gavalda

Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling. Here, in her epic new novel of intimate lives-and filled with the "humanity and wit" (Marie Claire)...

Scissors: A Novel

by Stéphane Michaka

Based on the life of the great short-story writer Raymond Carver, particularly his last ten years, Scissors is a funny, compassionate, and convincing portrayal of the creative life: its compulsions, rewards,...

Summer of the Elder Tree

by Marie Chaix & Harry Matthews

A memoir and meditation investigating the reasons behind the author’s fourteen-year withdrawal from writing.  

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...


by Edouard Levé & Lorin Stein

A brilliant and sobering self-portrait made up entirely of facts, and a companion to the harrowing book Suicide.


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....

Electrico W

by Herve Le Tellier

By the celebrated Oulipo writer, this brilliant and witty novel set in Lisbon explores love, relationships, and the strange balance between literature and life.


Journalist, writer, and translator Vincent Balmer...

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...

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 Intervention of a Good Man

by Herve Tellier Le

A middle-aged man (our hero) is traveling to the heart of the Scottish Highlands to be with his young mistress (our heroine), who is twenty years his junior. Some people would call this madness, a mistake, as...

Enough About Love

by Herve Le Tellier

Any man—or woman—who wants to hear nothing—or no more—about love should put this book down.

Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don’t know each other. They are both married with children, and...

Bitter Almonds

by Laurence Cossé

Edith can hardly believe it when she learns that Fadila, her sixty-year-old housemaid, is completely illiterate. How can a person living in Paris in the third millennium possibly survive without knowing how...


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 Douglas Notebooks: A Fable

by Christine Eddie

Roman was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At 18, he leaves his family for a home in the forest, learning to live off the land rather than his family's wealth. Éléna flees a house of blood and mayhem,...