Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais

Written by Alphonse Allais & translated by Doug Skinner
This long awaited collection of rare theatrical texts includes original translations—never before published in English—of ten monologues, three one-act plays, and twelve shorter dialogues. READ MORE

On the Abolition of All Political Parties

Written by Simone Weil a new translation from the French and with an introduction by Simon Leys, with a biographical essay by Czeslaw Milosz
Dissecting the dynamic of power and propaganda caused by party spirit, the increasing disregard for truth in favor of opinion, and the consequent corruption of education, journalism, and art, Simone Weil forcefully makes the case that a true politics can only begin where party spirit ends. READ MORE

Jewish Mothers Never Die

Written by Natalie David-Weill
The mothers of some of the most illustrious Jewish men in recent history—Albert Einstein, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers—are chatting in heaven. The subject: their respective sons—and their undying love for their mothers.Written with a delicate touch, Jewish Mothers Never Die reveals in tender, funny, and searing portraits how some women continue to live through their children—even after death. READ MORE

I Know a Bear

Written by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
In this touching, hopeful story that reads like a modern classic, a young girl befriends a bear in the zoo. Using a gentle tone, spare language, and gorgeous illustrations, Mariana Ruiz Johnson reminds young readers that being a good listener is what makes for a good friend. READ MORE

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

Written by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas
From four stunning and accomplished French women, discover a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. READ MORE

Saving Mona Lisa

Written by Gerri Chanel
In late August 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the biggest evacuation of art and antiques in history. READ MORE

France and Its Empire Since 1870

Written by Alice L. Conklin, Sarah Fishman and Robert Zaretsky
Providing an up-to-date synthesis of the history of an extraordinary nation, one that has been shrouded in myths, many of its own making, France and Its Empire Since 1870 seeks both to understand these myths and to uncover the complicated and often contradictory realities that underpin them. It situates modern French history in transnational and global contexts and also integrates the themes of imperialism and immigration into the traditional narrative. READ MORE

The Mad and the Bad

Written by Jean-Patrick Manchette | translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate in "The Mad and the Bad" by the genre-redefining French crime novelist, Jean-Patrick Manchette. READ MORE

Host with Confidence: French Secrets for Successful Dinner Parties

Written by Anne & Bahia de Montarlot
This book is the ultimate and easy French secret checklist on how to create an atmosphere using décor, flowers, food and drink suggestions - all the while - being organized, sexy and psychologically confident. Welcome to our special world of connecting with others "à la maison". READ MORE

I Remember

Written by Georges Perec | Translated by Philip Terry, introduction and notes by David Bellos
At once an affectionate portrait of mid-century Paris and a daring pointillist autobiography, I Remember is the last of Georges Perec's major works to be translated into English. Consisting of 480 numbered statements, all beginning identically with "I remember," and all limited to pieces of public knowledge, the book represents a secret key to the world of Perec's fiction. READ MORE

Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!

Written by Dominique Roques & Alexis Dormal
Anna Banana can't settle down tonight, even though her stuffed animal friends are tired and just want to sleep. They suffer through delay after delay and excuse after excuse, until Anna Banana is finally sleepy. And then . . . it's time for their revenge! Anna Banana is about to get a taste of her own medicine. READ MORE

Kamal Jann

Written by Dominique Eddé | Translated by Ros Schwartz
In a world rife with deceit, the fortunes of the divided Jann family echo the conflicts tearing apart the Middle East, Syria in particular. Set in Damascus, New York, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Paris, Dominique Eddé’s gripping novel contains elements of a Greek tragedy—fratricide, strong women, alliances and misalliances of all hues, damaged lives and impossible loves. READ MORE

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