AUGUST 25, 2014

Exploring Culture through Fiction

By Book Department

Even though we are all back to school and work, September is still an opportune time to mull on dreams of travel and keeping our minds open to exploring cultures and society through fiction.

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AUGUST 25, 2014

Stylistic Challenges

By Book Department

Both puzzling and exciting, these reads will have you scratching your head and itching for more: a one-sentence story, a fiction with missing letters and characters, and a plot told almost a hundred times.

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AUGUST 25, 2014

Back to School Reads

By Book Department

To gently get you back on the path to school and work, this week we recommend three titles on life in front of the blackboard.

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AUGUST 25, 2014

Books for Busy Minds

By Book Department

Keep your mind alert and socially engaged with this non-fiction selection for Labor Day.

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AUGUST 25, 2014

Steamy Titles

By Book Department

The heat has been cranked up this week in our Summer Reads blog series, featuring several steamy titles with some very thirsty protagonists…

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AUGUST 19, 2014

Books, like You’ve Never Seen before

By Book Department

This Friday’s Summer Reads list pushes all sorts of boundaries. Everything from the passions of a butcher, a laconic account of unfinished or missing pieces, and asking your boss for a raise are all explored as topics in these unprecedented works.

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AUGUST 18, 2014

Great Journeys from Your Couch

By Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 1, 2014

Mothers: A Love-Hate Relationship

By Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 10, 2014

14th of July: Revolution Day

By Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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 Book Department

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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