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Savage Seasons

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.
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French Story Hour with Pénélope Bagieu

May 30, 2015 | 11 am
Albertine Books
A morning of reading and drawing with illustrator Pénélope Bagieu, who will tell the story of Edmond: la fête sous la lune.
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Les rendez-vous d'Albertine: May 2014

May 2-30, 2015
Albertine Books
Check-out Albertine's numerous and exciting weekly events!
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Gilles Leroy

Fall 2015
Gilles Leroy was born in Bagneux, France in 1958. After studying experimental science in high school, Leroy went on to study literature, eventually obtaining a master’s degree. He then took to learning through travel and immersing himself in American and Japanese literature. The American novel became a major influence for Leroy and influenced his decision to begin writing. He took on a range of odd jobs in the day, writing at night, and eventually became a journalist. Leroy published his first novel Habibi in 1987, and eventually left journalism in 1991 in order to focus fully on writing fiction. Among his most notable works are L’Amant russe (2002), Grandir (2004), and Champsecret (2005).
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French Books USA: Week in Review

A meetup in NYC brings together French and American editors and publishers of comics; French Minister of Culture affirms French government's commitment to investing in the country's cultural resources; and Valéri Zenatti awarded Prix Libraries en Seine.
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Kris Di Giacomo about her new book "Enormous Smallness"

May 23-31, 2015
Greenlight Bookstore
Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo will be having several events in celebration of her most recent childern's book written with Matthew Burgess, "Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings".
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Livestream Events at Albertine Books June 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

French best-seller to be adapted for film by "Persepolis" author Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed French graphic memoir series "Arab of the Future" to be published in the US, and the works of Jean Echenoz.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.
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The Arachnean and Other Texts

What is a space perceived outside of language? What is the form of a movement without perspective or goal? How do we engage with a world that is not our own, a world turned upside down yet truly common, where acting cohabitates with our actions and the unknown with our forms of knowledge?
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Valérie Zenatti

Fall 2015
Valerie Zenatti was born in Nice in 1970. At the age of thirteen, she and her family moved to Israel. In 1988 she completed her required service in the Isreali military, an experience which inspired her to write When I Was a Soldier. In addition to her young adult novels, Zenatti has collaborated with illustrators to write picture books which have been published by L'école des loisirs. Ms. Zenatti will be visiting the US as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the publishign house L'école des loisirs.
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Masks

Originally published in France under the title Un drame bien parisien (1890), this darkly humorous tale is quintessential Allais—a pataphysical text admired by the Surrealists.