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.
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.
Keep your mind alert and socially engaged with this non-fiction selection for Labor Day.
The heat has been cranked up this week in our Summer Reads blog series, featuring several steamy titles with some very thirsty protagonists…
The lastest French literary news include the IFLA convention in Lyon, the ground gaining of American titles on the rentrée littéraire, book market battles between Hachette and Amazon and a paper on Saint-Exupéry.
This Friday’s Summer Reads list pushes all sorts of boundaries. Everything from the passions of a butcher, a laconic account of unfinished or missing pieces, and asking your boss for a raise are all explored as topics in these unprecedented works.
Summertime FOMO (fear of missing out) spreads as the travel bug continues to take bites out of the weary and the over-worked. These summer reads will have you trotting the globe with wild tales of adventure through time and space—all from the comfort of your couch.
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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Collège International de Philosophie present Minds in Migration: a series of lively debates on contemporary issue which will start with "Words and Conflicts".
From Colette's work to fixed pricing and book therapy, enjoy our selection of articles of the week.
Family feuds are as old as time. Bloodbaths, in the figurative sense, are explored by French authors as families hash out their angst and troubles for this summer reads selection.
René Manzor's stories begin like an itch or a craving, then become viral and feverish, hooking you into a juggernaut of action, emotion and suspense that does not relent until its cathartic yet shattering conclusion.