Who Done It?

Written by Olivier Tallec | Chronicle Books | October
In this charming book, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread. Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary. There's only one right answer, and it's not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup. It's a book for all audiences: the seek-and-find call to action on every page makes Who Done It? a wonderful lap or parent read, while the whimsical art, distinctive horizontal format, and hip exposed board ensures this book will be equally appealing as engaging coffee table décor. READ MORE

Tomorrow, Berlin

Written by Oscar Coop-Phane | Arcadia Books | September
Berlin. A city where nightclubs stay open from Friday night til Monday morning. A city with an underbelly as dark and addictive as the 24-hour drugs, drinking, dancing and sex in filthy toilets that it serves up. Three young men, from different backgrounds, meet here by chance, struggling to find a future and to escape from the past. READ MORE

The Iran-Iraq War

Written by Pierre Razoux | Harvard University Press | Translated by Nicholas Elliott | November
Razoux’s account is based on unpublished military archives, oral histories, and interviews, as well as audio recordings seized by the U.S. Army detailing Saddam Hussein’s debates with his generals. Tracing the war’s shifting strategies and political dynamics—military operations, the jockeying of opposition forces within each regime, the impact on oil production so essential to both countries—Razoux also looks at the international picture. From the United States and Soviet Union to Israel, Europe, China, and the Arab powers, many nations meddled in this conflict, supporting one side or the other and sometimes switching allegiances. READ MORE

Thus Zarathustra Fell Silent

Written by Nicolas Wild | Restless Books | Translated by Edward Gauvin | December
A brilliantly original graphic novel that takes on the history of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest monotheistic religions of the world. READ MORE

The 6:41 to Paris

Written by Jean-Philippe Blondel | New Vessel Press | translated by Alison Anderson
“Clever and gripping, The 6:41 to Paris offers an intimate look at what happens when, during a fateful meeting, two old flames are unexpectedly forced to face their lives and the choices they’ve made in the past. Through his masterful use of a dual narrative, Blondel takes the reader on an intense emotional journey, and, as the train rumbles down the tracks, the suspense builds. Unputdownable.” —Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir READ MORE

Non-Sovereign Futures : French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment

Written by Yarimar Bonilla | University of Chicago Press | November
As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is one of a handful of non-independent societies in the Caribbean that seem like political exceptions—or even paradoxes—in our current postcolonial era. In Non-Sovereign Futures, Yarimar Bonilla wrestles with the conceptual arsenal of political modernity—challenging contemporary notions of freedom, sovereignty, nationalism, and revolution—in order to recast Guadeloupe not as a problematically non-sovereign site but as a place that can unsettle how we think of sovereignty itself. READ MORE

Walking Wounded Uncut Stories from Iraq

Written by Mael & Olivier Morel | NBM Publishing | Oct 1
For hundreds of thousands of young Americans, after the shock of 9/11, there was Ar Ramadi, Baghdad, Abu Ghraib… The war in Iraq. Then came the trauma. Olivier Morel gave them a voice in his compelling documentary On the Bridge. READ MORE

Green Capital A New Perspective on Growth

Written by Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet | Columbia University Press | Translated by Michael Westlake
Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity). READ MORE

The Dictator's Last Night

Written by Yasmina Khadra | Gallic Books | Translated by Julian Evans
In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history. READ MORE

The Arab of the Future

Written by Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor (translator)
The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators--Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father. READ MORE

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

Written by Hubert Haddad; Jennifer Grotz (translator)
The Fox Sisters grew up outside of Rochester, NY, in a house with a reputation for being haunted, due to a series of strange “knockings” that plagued its inhabitants. Fed up with the sounds, the youngest of the sisters (aged twelve) challenged their ghost and ended up communicating with a spirit who had been murdered in the house and buried in the cellar. READ MORE

Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage (Growing Hearts)

Written by Jo Witek; Christine Roussey (illustrator)
The life of a toddler can be full of frightening things: the dark, the neighbor’s dog, and thunderstorms, just to name a few. As children get older, they begin to feel braver around these everyday events, but how do they build this newfound confidence? READ MORE


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