JUNE 25, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #18

By Book Department

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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JUNE 23, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #17

By Book Department

Fast-paced Bohemian style adventures are on the menu for this French Fiction Fridays’ special. Full of self-aware angst and quirky conundrums, these stories offer heart-felt illustrations of the all-too-human conflicting passions of life, nostalgia, and reconciliation.

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JUNE 12, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #16

By Book Department

In this week's selection, hearts flutter and desires surge. French Fiction Fridays heats up with a rare freedom unfolding the beautiful mysteries of the body and mind, while featuring an account of wild and scandalous rebellion. A lustrous rock'n'roll ride!

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JUNE 4, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #15

By Book Department

This week's French Fiction Fridays selection embarks on a journey into a darker territory of suspense. The weak-hearted be warned, these two thrilling novels are shrouded by mysterious, cold chambers and ambivalent airs. No character is to be trusted this week as plots thicken and turn, facing potential danger at every corner.

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MAY 29, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #14

By Book Department

Two first novels are brought to you this week to venture into the everyday lives of not so ordinary people. Discover underlying fears of the unsaid in these stories about writing and the difficulty of building and keeping relationships.

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MAY 21, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #13

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Our French Fiction Fridays ventures this week into affairs of the heart and explores the obstacles for peaceful coexistence admist political and personal turmoil. In Fariba Hachtroudi’s Le Colonel et l’appât 455, an interpreter comes face-to-face with her former captor and torturer, while the part-love story, part-epic novel by Gérard De Cortanze Next Year in Granada, goes back to a dreadful night of December 1066.

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MAY 14, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #12

By Book Department

For this second edition of the renewed French Fiction Fridays, let yourselves embark on historical and breathless journeys.You will discover two atmospheres between the oceans and ruins of war, but also two destinies braving great dangers.

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MAY 9, 2014

French Fiction Fridays #11

By Book Department

French Fiction Fridays is Back! In the next following weeks, explore 16 captivating works of French fiction published during the winter literary season known as La rentrée littéraire in France. This selection will take you to Granada, Exeter, Barcelona, Lisbon, and the many corners of France.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #10

By Book Department

In this final instalment of French Fiction Fridays 2013, we are presented with the stories of two kinds of families – the families we are born with and the families we create – and the silences with which they are tenuously held together.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #9

By Book Department

This week, take a moment with French Fiction Fridays to engage works of theatrical and visual art in exciting and surprising ways.

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AUGUST 30, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #8

By Book Department

In this eighth installment of French Fiction Fridays, we are introduced to two novels that question the institutions of marriage and a woman’s place in society. In her autobiographical novel, The Second Wife, Caroline Pochon tells the story of a French woman who meets and falls in love with a Senegalese poet at the Ouagadougou film festival.

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AUGUST 23, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #7

By Book Department

This week, allow our French Fiction Fridays excerpts to help you find love in sport and war. The novel Muscle and Flesh by Patrick-Olivier Meyer introduces us to a young Polish athlete and allows us to follow his initiation into the sports of the pole vault and the French kiss.

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AUGUST 9, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #6

By Book Department

Things take a turn for the dark and disastrous in this sixth edition of our ongoing French Fiction Fridays series. The protagonist of At the Frontiers of Thirst by Kettly Mars is a Hatian author who struggles to hide his less than respectable habits.

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AUGUST 2, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #5

By French Culture

This week’s French Fiction Fridays selections take readers to Haiti and Russia to fall in love with uncommon characters. Filled with breathtakingly sensual descriptions, we hope you enjoy these brief glimpses into two exciting novels, available in French bookstores now. Come back next week to discover more fresh French books.

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JULY 10, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #4

By French Culture

In the fourth edition of our ongoing French Fiction Fridays series, we go on the road with two exciting new novels. Élise, the heroine of Two Strangers by Émilie Frèche, receives an unexpected phone call from her estranged father, beckoning her on an urgent road trip to Morocco.

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JULY 3, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #3

By French Culture

This week, in our ongoing series French Fiction Fridays, we are excited to present a short story and a novel excerpt from two debut books by brilliant new authors. The title story from Franck Courtès’s collection Authorisation to Participate in Running Competitions gives the reader an intimate view into the life of a woman preparing to run a marathon.

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JUNE 28, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #2

By French Culture

This second installment of French Fiction Fridays introduces us to Paris as it is known by a number of exceptional characters. In the excerpt from Fanny Chiarello’s novel Une faiblesse de Carlotta Delmont, the eponymous opera star describes the city to her beloved in a letter written before she takes the stage at the Opéra Garnier.

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JUNE 21, 2013

French Fiction Fridays #1

By French Culture

We are excited to present French Fiction Fridays, a summer series highlighting works of contemporary French fiction not yet translated into English. Each Friday, we will highlight two titles with excerpts from the books presented in the original French alongside an English translation.

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