The year is 1684. Twelve-year-old Eustache Bréman leaves behind a life of misery begging on the streets of France for a second chance in the New World with with his mom, his sweetheart Marie-Élisabeth, and Marie-Élisabeth’s family. But life is tough, with plenty more tragedy and disappointment to come on Cavelier De La Salle’s ill-fated expedition to the Mississippi.READ MORE
When Mom’s at the movies, Dad is in charge for the night. And from lumpy potatoes to bathwater that’s a little too cold, nothing is quite right.
“That’s not how Mom does it,” Clara tells Dad. But she soon learns that Dad’s ways of doing things aren’t so bad—in fact, she even gets two bedtime stories! Being with Dad has its benefits; as her dad explains, “With me, it’s like that!”READ MORE
Simon is not pleased when his mother says, “SHHHH! You’ll have to play more quietly, we have a tiny new baby in the house.” So when Simon peeks into his baby brother’s room, he says: “Go home, New Baby!” But as they days pass, Simon soon realizes that New Baby is not going anywhere. And that maybe, just maybe, it’s okay.
Stephanie Blake’s hilarious and irreverent little bunny will tickle kids’ funny bones.READ MORE
The debut novel of mathematician, author, and Oulipo member Michèle Audin, One Hundred Twenty-One Days retraces the lives of French mathematicians over several generations during World Wars I and II.
The narrative oscillates stylistically from chapter to chapter, sometimes resembling a novel, at others a fable, historical research, or a diary, locking and unlocking codes, culminating in a captivating, original reading experience.
"B+: multifarious and calculated, to good effect." --The Complete ReviewREAD MORE
Once again, Volodine has demonstrated his range and ambition, crafting a moving, hysterical work about transformations and the power of the book.
In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make his way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo, where souls wander for forty-nine days before being reborn with the help of the Book of the Dead.READ MORE
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