Melville, a novel

Written by Jean Giono | Translated by Paul Eprile

In the fall of 1849, Herman Melville traveled to London to deliver his novel White-Jacket to his publisher. On his return to America, Melville would write Moby-Dick. Melville: A Novel imagines what happened in between: the adventurous writer fleeing London for the country, wrestling with an angel, falling in love with an Irish nationalist, and, finally, meeting the angel’s challenge—to express man’s fate by writing the novel that would become his masterpiece.


The Safe House

Written by Christophe Boltanski | Translated by Laura Marris
The Safe House was a literary sensation when published in France in 2015 and won the Prix de Prix, France’s most prestigious book prize. With hints of Oulipian playfulness and an atmosphere of dark humor, The Safe House is an unforgettable portrait of a self-imprisoned family. READ MORE

Promise at Dawn

Written by Romain Gary | Translated by John Markham Beach
A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son! READ MORE

Google Me: One-Click Democracy

Written by Barbara Cassin | Translated by Michael Syrotinski
Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy. READ MORE

Special Envoy

Written by Jean Echenoz | Translated by Sam Taylor
A dazzling satirical spy novel, part La Femme Nikita, part Pink Panther, and part Le Carré—from one of the world’s preeminent authors READ MORE

365 Penguins

Written by Jean-Luc Fromental and illustrated by Joelle Jolivet
The penguins are back, in a new format and with a fresh new cover! READ MORE

In the Beginning

Written by Frédéric Boyer | Translated by Cole Swensen | Illustrated by Serge Bloch
Featuring a neon and metallic cover, this spectacular volume is a work of literary art. READ MORE

A Story of Men

Written by ZEP
The creator of Titeuf publishes his last book in the US: A Story of Men! READ MORE

The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education Is in Two Languages

Written by Fabrice Jaumont
Conceived as a practical, accessible "how to" guide, The Bilingual Revolution is the story of a movement to bring dual language education to public schools told through the eyes of founding parents and educators. READ MORE

Sundays in August

Written by Patrick Modiano | Translated by Damion Searls
From beloved storyteller and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, a masterful and gripping crime novel set in picturesque Nice on the French Riviera READ MORE

Such Fine Boys

Written by Patrick Modiano | Translated by Mark Polizzotti
Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano’s spellbinding tale of adolescent schoolmates and the vicissitudes of fate READ MORE

The Table

Written by Francis Ponge | Translated by Colombina Zamponi
Written from 1967 to 1973 over a series of early mornings in seclusion in his country home, The Table offers a final chapter in Francis Ponge's interrogation of the unassuming objects in his life: in this case, the table upon which he wrote. READ MORE


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