All My Treasures

Written by Jo Witek | Illustrated by Christine Roussey | Abrams Appleseed | August 23, 2016
When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. READ MORE

Bonesville

Written by Jean-Luc Fromental | Translated by Joëlle Jolivet | Abrams Books for Young Readers | August 16, 2016
A mysterious beast is terrorizing the resident skeletons of Bonesville. Under cover of darkness, it steals a different bone from each townsperson, from cranium to phalanges. It takes the washerwoman’s humerus, the butcher’s fibula, and Dr. Strongbones’s coccyx. READ MORE

The Little Communist Who Never Smiled

Written by Lola Lafon | Translated by Nick Caistor | Seven Stories Press | August 9, 2016
The Little Communist Who Never Smiled won ten prizes when it was released in France. This fictionalized account of the life of Nadia Comaneci, a child of communist Romania and an Olympic gymnast who inspired young girls around the globe, shows how a single athletic event mesmerizes the world and reverberates across nations. READ MORE

Marie Antoinette: Phantom Queen

Written by Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe | NBM Graphic Novels| August 2016
During the 1930s, Maud, an artist, discovers she has a psychic gift. The first signs manifest themselves in the royal gardens of the Trianon where gradually she understands that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette appearing to her to share a terrible secret that has tormented her for centuries. READ MORE

Contemporary African Cinema

Written by Olivier Barlet | Michigan State University Press | August 1, 2016
African and notably sub-Saharan African film’s relative eclipse on the international scene in the early twenty-first century does not transcend the growth within the African genre. This time period has seen African cinema forging a new relationship with the real and implementing new aesthetic strategies, as well as the emergence of a post-colonial popular cinema. READ MORE

The Song of the Dead

Written by Pierre Reverdy | Translated by Dan Bellm | Black Square Editions | July 2016
Written in the aftermath of World War II in northern France, where Reverdy was a partisan in the Resistance movement, "The Song of the Dead" is a remarkable document of dissociation and shattering, refraining from documentary or narrative in favor of revealing troubled states of soul. READ MORE

Leon the Raccoon Discovers the World

Written by Lucie Papineau | Translated by Susan Allen Maurin | Illustrated by Tommy Doyle | Auzou/Consortium | July 19, 2016
Will leaving the city change Leon's life forever? Get ready for an adventure! READ MORE

The Soul-Drinker and Other Decadent Fantasies

Written by Jean Lorrain | Translated by Brian Stableford | Snuggly Books | July 18, 2016
In this, the second collection of short stories by Jean Lorrain to be made available in English, exquisitely translated by Brian Stableford, psychological studies of amorous perversity are presented together with mock-folktales, giving further evidence of the amazing inventiveness and imagination of one of the key figures of the Decadent Movement. READ MORE

The Heart of the Leopard Children

Written by Wilfried N'Sondé | Translated by Karen Lindo | Indiana University Press | July 5, 2016
In The Heart of the Leopard Children, N’Sondé explores the themes of love and pain, belonging and uprooting, desire and fear—all with an implacable and irresistible accuracy. Wilfried N’Sondé’s first novel awakens the reader with an urban symphony of desire and lost love, attuned to the violence that accompanies the struggle for social ascension and a sense of belonging, and the paralyzing sentiment of betrayal that inhabits a young man caught between traditions and cultures. READ MORE

A Meal in Winter: A Novel of World War II

Written by Hubert Mingarelli | Translated by Sam Taylor | New Press | July 5, 2016
Shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and called a “best winter read” by The Independent, a haunting, suspenseful, and “impossible to put down” (Libération) novel about three German soldiers in World War II. READ MORE

Journey to the Sun

Written by Pierre Boitard | Translated by Brian Stableford | Black Coat Press | July 1, 2016

In 1839, 25 years before Jules Verne, French botanist and geologist Pierre Boitard (1789-1859) published Journey to the Sun, the first story of adventure and scientific popularization for young people, depicting a voyage through the solar system, with the beings of each of the planets representing a different stage of Man's evolution.

Two years earlier, Boitard had published Paris Before Humankind, well before the emergence of palaeontology; it was the first Darwinian narrative, including pre-historical ape-men.

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Life in the Court of Matane

Written by Eric Dupont | Translated by Peter McCambridge | Baraka Books/QC Fiction | July 1, 2016
Now available for the first time in English translation as Life in the Court of Matane, Bestiaire was one of the three finalists for the 2009 Prix Littéraire France-Québec, a literary prize awarded to French readers’ favourite Quebec novels, and was one of La Presse’s top five Quebec novels of 2008. READ MORE

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