Holiday Books Selection

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Holiday Book Selection

Albertine Director, Nathalie Lacroix, has made a selection of books to enjoy some dreamy holidays with your family and friends.

Continuer, Laurent Mauvignier

 

Continuer by Laurent Mauvignier (Éditions de Minuit). $22.96  For the sake of her teenage son, a mother decides to leave their life in Paris to ride horses and explore the mountains of Kirghizista, in Central Asia, for several months. The story tells a tale of love between a mother and her son.

 

L'autre qu'on adorait, Catherine Cusset

L’autre qu’on adorait by Catherine Cusset (Gallimard).  $30 The author depicts the life of friend and former lover Thomas Bulot, who killed himself at in 2008 at the age of 39. He is portrayed as a sensitive, funny and unique man. The book is a moving oration which restores dignity to the beloved and dearly missed friend.

 

Le Grand Jeu, Céline Minard

Le grand jeu by Céline Minard (Rivage). $24.31 Living in a high-tech hut suspended on the cliff of a mountain, a woman intends to survive, challenging herself physically and spiritually. However, an unexpected encounter with a hermit upsets her plans. The novel is a radical and bold quest concerning both solitude and living with others.

 

Histoire du lion Personne, Stéphane Audeguy

Histoire du lion Personne by Stéphane Audeguy (Éditions du Seuil). $22.96 During a long trip between his hometown and Saint-Louis, Senegal, a young African boy encounters and adopts a lion cub that he names Kena, which means “person” in his native language. The novel tells a brilliant tale for adults. Winner of the Wepler Prize, 2016.

 

Ecoutez nos défaites, Laurent Gaudé

Écoutez nos défaites by Laurent Gaudé (Actes Sud). $27.02 While on a mission in Beirut, a French operator from an intelligence agency encounters an Iraqi archeologist who tries to save many treasures from museums in bombed cities. The book is a magisterial novel on the absurdity of war.

 

 

Laetitia, Ivan Jablonka

Laëtitia by Ivan Jablonka (Éditions du Seuil). $28.37. The author recounts the 2011 news story of a young woman named Laëtitia Perrais, who was kidnapped, stabbed, and strangled near her home in France. The event became a government matter. The book offers a detailed analysis of the redemptive story.

 

 

Moi, c'est Blop !, Hervé Tullet

Moi, c’est Blop ! by Hervé Tullet  (Phaidon) $20.56. This is an excellent book for young children to learn about colors and shapes … while having fun! An original and beautiful book.

 

Les Cinq Malfoutus, Beatrice Alemagna

Les cinq malfoutus by Béatrice Alemagna (Helium) $20.12. Five ‘imperfect’ characters discover their weaknesses might become qualities if handled differently. A wonderful book that highlights the remarkable talents  of illustrator Béatrice Alemagna.

 

 

Les théories de Suzie, Eric Chevillard

Les Théories de Suzie by Eric Chevillard (Helium) $18.77. A prefect book for children ages 7 to 10, it will be quickly devoured. Suzie seas the world in a very unique way and intends to share this vision with the world.

 

Le Lion et l'Oiseau, Marianne Dubuc

Le Lion et l’oiseau by Marianne Dubuc (La Pastèque) $22.16. A beautiful count of the nature of friendship, the sadness of lost and the joy of a finding a dear one.

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Beatrice Alemagna

Ces cinq Malfoutus là pourraient bien être les cousins de Charlie Chaplin ou de Buster Keaton. Ils n'ont pas grand-chose à attendre de la vie, semble-t-il, parce qu'ils sont différents, maladroits, loins de toute perfection. Ça ne les empêche pas d'être emplis d'une douce joie de vivre,...   Learn More

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Ces cinq Malfoutus là pourraient bien être les cousins de Charlie Chaplin ou de Buster Keaton. Ils n'ont pas grand-chose à attendre de la vie, semble-t-il, parce qu'ils sont différents, maladroits, loins de toute perfection. Ça ne les empêche pas d'être emplis d'une douce joie de vivre,...   Learn More

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