AUGUST 18, 2014

Great Journeys from Your Couch

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Summertime FOMO (fear of missing out) spreads as the travel bug continues to take bites out of the weary and the over-worked. These summer reads will have you trotting the globe with wild tales of adventure through time and space—all from the comfort of your couch.

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AUGUST 11, 2014

Family Feuds and Affairs

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Family feuds are as old as time. Bloodbaths, in the figurative sense, are explored by French authors as families hash out their angst and troubles for this summer reads selection.

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AUGUST 11, 2014

Bone-Chilling Books

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Delve into these bone-chilling summer reads as the line between fact and fictionn horror and wonder, becomes more and more blurred.

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AUGUST 7, 2014

René Manzor's "Les âmes rivales" and "Celui dont le nom n'est plus"

By Alexander C Totz

René Manzor's stories begin like an itch or a craving, then become viral and feverish, hooking you into a juggernaut of action, emotion and suspense that does not relent until its cathartic yet shattering conclusion.

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AUGUST 1, 2014

Mothers: A Love-Hate Relationship

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Mothers, we love them, but sometimes we cannot stand them. Today, we celebrate motherhood, not for the number of children, but for the complexity and richness behind our love-hate relationships with mothers and the influences of maternal bonds upon literature.

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AUGUST 1, 2014

Family Road Trips Are Better with Books

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The alphabet and license plate games only go so far in abating boredom on the road… This year indulge in a more exciting road trip of the mind with these imaginative stories for you and your children.

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JULY 30, 2014

Traveling by All Means

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Whether coming from a point of despair or simply out of a craving for an escape, take a journey then, by all means—foot, car, boat, plane, or hot air balloon—with these summer reads for a breakaway.

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JULY 28, 2014

Cooling down with Frosty Reads

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Some like it hot… but not this hot. The muggy air and heat wave are so passé. Canadian, Siberian and French winter settings cool our summer fevers.

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JULY 23, 2014

The Art of Laziness

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Lackadaisical, carefree, dallying, indolent and idle desires run (or rather trudge) wild in this week’s summer reads selection.

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JULY 16, 2014

Chilling Crime Fiction & Mystery Novels

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

If you thought detective stories were invented in the US, then think twice. The French also have talented writers who know all about schemes and mystery, and we did some plotting of our own…

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JULY 14, 2014

Audio Boom: Musical Titles & Audiobooks

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

From our ancestral oral storytelling roots to the now-all-written world, we return to our traditions to listen once again to the deep voices of international griots narrating great stories…on audiobooks.

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JULY 14, 2014

Pierre Guyotat's Formation: Childhood, Awakening and Self-Writing

By Patrick Lyons

Pierre Guyotat's Formation (2007) remains the missing link, according to Patrick Lyons, for the completion of the French author's multivolume (and largely already-translated) autobiographical installment.

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JULY 10, 2014

14th of July: Revolution Day

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Rather than eating “cake” on Bastille day (as Marie-Antoinette would say), enjoy these saucy titles by some of our most gripping writers, who either made history or played with it.

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JULY 8, 2014

Gentle Giants Cross the Atlantic: Summer Reads for Ele-fans

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Pomelo, Babar and Marcel cross the Atlantic for a stampede of elephantastic literature.

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JULY 1, 2014

Struck by Love: French Summer Love Stories

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Is it true that "the French invented love," as Marilyn Yalom puts it? Feast your eyes and hearts upon some of the most beautiful love stories of all time.

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JULY 1, 2014

4th of July: Emancipation Proclamations!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

A colorful Independence Day parade of books: delve into this patriotic selection covering U.S. history, identity, and societal shifts for the holiday. Take these with you to your BBQ or for the train ride home after a fireworks’ display.

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JUNE 27, 2014

Candy Crush Thrown Away for Reads on the Subway

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Do you find yourself spending more time than you would like to admit on Candy Crush? Well, instead of devouring those digital candies, get to reading these delicious books, perfect for your commute.

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JUNE 26, 2014

Just for Kicks

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

For this summer’s 2014 World Cup season, we found three titles for diehard football fans, those “tag-along” friends, and anyone else interested in taking a dip into the creative pool of the current soccer frenzy.

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JUNE 25, 2014

Best Summer Reads

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Too hot, too cold, too angry, too quiet, too busy, too lonely? We have the solutions here! Fun, fear and passion await. Each week, we will post thematic lists of great titles so you can let your bookworming desires run wild.

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JUNE 25, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #18

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The last French Fiction Fridays for the summer deals with growing pains. Faïza Guène draws portraits of characters afraid of the ticking clock and social constraints keeping them from growing up as who they aspire to become. Lola Lafon's fairy-like gymnast Nadia Comaneci is petrified at the idea of having to grow up and destroying the myth she has become. Time-flying phobics, be warned!

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