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Charlotte

The gorgeous, haunting, and ultimately redemptive bestselling French novel, recounting the tragic life of artistic visionary Charlotte Salomon, who died in Nazi gas chambers at the age of 26.
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The Cathedral of Mist

First published in French in 1983, The Cathedral of Mist is a collection of short stories from the last of the great Francophone Belgian fantasists, distilled tales of distant journeys, buried memories, and impossible architecture.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.
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What Is a People?

Outspoken intellectuals seek to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. By engaging this topic linguistically, ethnically, culturally, and ontologically, these scholars help separate "people" from its fraught associations to pursue more vital formulations.
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A History of the Grandparents I Never Had

A History of the Grandparents I Never Had cannot bring Matès and Idesa--overcome by the tragedies of the twentieth century: Stalinism, the mounting dangers in Europe during the 1930s, the Second World War, and the destruction of European Jews--back to life, but Ivan Jablonka succeeds in bringing his grandparents, as he soberly puts it, to light. The result is a gripping story, a profound reflection, and an absolutely extraordinary history.
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Bird in a Cage

30-year-old Albert returns to Paris after six years away, during which time his mother has passed away, to find himself entangled in a complicated case centred around a woman he met at a restaurant whose husband’s body appears in her lounge, but then disappears almost inexplicably.
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Translated Titles 2015

Thanks to the invaluable help of 1100 of our contacts in publishing, we have built a near-complete list of 2015’s titles in translation from the French, of which, as far as we're aware, there is no equivalent. The fact that this list is not exhaustive serves to show the sheer volume of titles published.
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Leon the Raccoon Discovers the World

Will leaving the city change Leon's life forever? Get ready for an adventure!
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Anna and Froga: Out and About

In the fifth volume of Anouk Ricard's hilarious modern kids’ classic, Anna, Froga, Ron, Christopher, and Bubu continue their non-adventures with bickering, needling, cajoling, and honest friendship. No white lie goes unexposed, no small embarrassment goes unrevealed, no secret is kept.
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By Fire

Tahar Ben Jelloun’s By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt.
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Éric Rohmer: A Biography

This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer's public achievements and lesser known interests and relations.
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Abahn Sabana David

Available for the first time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one of France’s top writers.