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

Louis I, King of the Sheep

Written by Olivier Tallec
Louis’s increasingly elaborate fantasy of what comes with being a supreme ruler: the pleasures, the responsibilities, the capriciousness. “What’s good for me is good for my people,” thinks King Louis in this clever fable about the randomness and absurdity of power, but also its abuses, and the hidden dangers in a society built on conformity. READ MORE

The Man in a Hurry

Written by Paul Morand; Euan Cameron (translator)
Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity. READ MORE

Savage Seasons

Written by Kettly Mars; Jeanine Herman (translator)
Kettly Mars’s "Savage Seasons" describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier’s dictatorial regime and its abuses. READ MORE

Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York

Written by Yann Kebbi | Illustrated by Yann Kebbi
A French dog recounts his trip to New York City to his pals back home. READ MORE

Mad Like Artaud

Written by Sylvère Lotringer; Joanna Spinks (translator)
Exploring madness, in and around the work of Antonin Artaud. READ MORE

The Exchange of Princesses

Written by Chantal Thomas; John Cullen (translator)
Set in the French and Spanish courts of the eighteenth century, this novel is based on a true story about the fate of two young princesses caught in the intrigues and secrets of the moment. READ MORE

Cruel Tales from the 13th Floor

Written by Luc Lang; Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator)
In sixteen ferocious short stories, French author Luc Lang encapsulates the brutality of everyday life. Each tale is an admixture of tragedy, comedy, ridicule, and pain. Compassion lurks somewhere, perhaps, but pity is conspicuous by its absence. READ MORE

The Festival of Insignificance

Written by Milan Kundera; Linda Asher (translator)
From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel—the culmination of his life's work. READ MORE

The Meursault Investigation

Written by Kamel Daoud; John Cullen (translator)
He was the brother of “the Arab” killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling’s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa’s casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach. READ MORE

Tregian's Ground

Written by Anne Cuneo; Roland Glasser and Louise Rogers Lalaurie (translators)
In this Prix des Libraires (Booksellers Prize) winning novel, Anne Cuneo deftly recreates the musician's journey across Renaissance Europe, which sees him befriending Shakespeare, swapping partitions with William Byrd and Monteverdi, and playing in the court of Henri IV of France. An epic, transcontinental choreography in which Europe's monarchs tussle with pretenders to their thrones, and ordinary people steer between allegiances to God, nation, and family. READ MORE

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