Must-Read New Releases | Winter 2020
Each new literary season comes with its share of hot titles––those that seem to get all the praise and all the attention––, of exciting discovery, of disappointment as well. But there are also those that we all cherish: the new book of a beloved writer.
We savor them like a promising date, a dinner with a childhood friend, a (happy) family reunion… you name it!
This winter, some of your favorite writers are back with a new novel. Here’s what to expect!
Our take on Pierre Assouline‘s latest novel? Enthralling!
Dans Tu seras un homme, mon fils, Pierre Assouline brings Rudyard Kipling back to life and imagines a meeting between the brilliant author and Louis Lambert–a literature professor who dreams of translating the poem If. Tu seras un homme, mon fils is the passionate tale of their fictive friendship, as well as a fascinating portrait of the multi-faceted literary genius who was riddled with contradictions–a rebel in love with order who had “a will of iron”, and was as admired as he was feared.
Tu seras un homme, mon fils, a novel by Pierre Assouline, Gallimard
Our take on Nelly Alard’s latest novel? Unexpected!
Nelly Alard revisits her childhood passion for Elizabeth, the Empress of Austria. Throughout her detailed account, Alard follows in the footsteps of Sissi’s illegitimate child, who is now remembered as the Hollywood actress Elissa Landi, creating a fascinating game of mirrors between her own career as a failed and the secret daughter of “Sissi”.
La Vie que tu t’étais imaginée, a novel by Nelly Alard, Gallimard