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

The Mausoleum of Lovers Journals 1976–1991

Written by by Hervé Guibert | Translated by Nathanaël
The long-awaited English-language translation of Hervé Guibert’s arresting journals kept from 1976–1991 forecasts the writing of a novel. "The Mausoleum of Lovers" sensual exigencies and forms of address often compared to Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse. READ MORE

The Economics of Creativity: Art and Achievement under Uncertainty

Written by Pierre-Michel Menger
Pierre-Michel Menger approaches the subject of creative work with new rigor, drawing on sociology, economics, and philosophy to build on the central insight that, unlike the work most of us do most of the time, creative work is governed by uncertainty. READ MORE

Mood Indigo

Written by Boris Vian translated by Stanley Chapman
The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive. READ MORE

Children are naughty

Written by Vincent Cuvellier & Aurélie Guillerey
A humorous story about mischievous kids and nice parents for kids to discover right from wrong. READ MORE

Viviane

Written by Julia Deck | May 22, 2014
Viviane, 42, has a child, and a husband who left her. Yesterday, she killed her analyst. In this engrossing murder mystery and gripping exploration of madness, the narrative tests the shifting boundaries of language and the self. Deck's first novel was nominated for the Prix Femina, the Prix France Inter, and the Prix du Premier Roman. READ MORE

French by Birth, American by the Grace of God

Written by J-Louis Belard
After retiring as a colonel from the French Military Health Service and working in America in the field of biomedical research for more than 20 years, Dr. Belard, a French-trained physician, shares his views on all facets of American life and etiquette. READ MORE

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