Author: Isabelle Carré
« On devrait trouver des moyens pour empêcher qu’un parfum s’épuise, demander un engagement au vendeur – certifiez-moi qu’il sera sur les rayons pour cinquante ou soixante ans, sinon retirez-le tout de suite. Faites-le pour moi et pour tous ceux qui, grâce à un flacon acheté dans un grand magasin, retrouvent l’odeur de leur mère, d’une maison, d’une époque bénie de leur vie, d’un premier amour ou, plus précieuse encore, quasi inaccessible, l’odeur de leur enfance... » I. C. Quand l’enfance a pour décor les années 70, tout semble possible. Mais pour cette famille de rêveurs un peu déglinguée, formidablement touchante, le chemin de la liberté est périlleux. Isabelle Carré dit les couleurs acidulées de l’époque, la découverte du monde compliqué des adultes, leurs douloureuses métamorphoses, la force et la fragilité d’une jeune fille que le théâtre va révéler à elle-même. Une rare grâce d’écriture.
The Rain Watcher
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and resolutions. "Hypnotic, passionate, ominous and tender—unforgettable.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the United States. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now the Malegarde family is gathering for Paul, Linden’s father’s 70th birthday. Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding their breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony. Paul, the quiet patriarch, an internationally-renowned arborist obsessed with his trees and little else, has always had an uneasy relationship with his son. Lauren, his American wife, is determined that the weekend celebration will be a success. Tilia, Linden’s blunt older sister, projects an air of false fulfillment. And Linden himself, the youngest, uncomfortable in his own skin, never quite at home no matter where he lives—an American in France and a Frenchman in the U.S.—still fears that, despite his hard-won success as a celebrated photographer, he will always be a disappointment to his parents. Their hidden fears and secrets slowly unravel as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster, and the Seine bursts its banks and floods the city. All members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances. In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, de Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.
Author: Delphine De Vigan
The Elder Gods
Author: David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
In this major publishing event, two of the most important names in epic fantasy offer the first of a four-book series.
Author: Manu Larcenet
Publisher: Les Rêveurs
An autobiographical story in which Manu Larcenet, with raw sincerity, describes a day in the army. But not just any day... Page after page, Larcenet's spare storytelling combines deep introspection with graphical and narrative audacity.
Behold the Dreamers
Author: Imbolo Mbue
Publisher: Fourth Estate
WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A formidable storyteller' Jonathan Franzen 'Savage and compassionate in all the right places' New York Times Book Review 'Eerily timely ... bittersweet and buoyant' Jessie Burton New York, 2007. After two long years apart, Jende Jonga has brought his wife Neni from Cameroon to join him in the land of opportunity. Drawn by the promise of America they are seeking the chance of a better life for them and their son. When Jende lands a dream job as chauffeur to a Lehman Brothers executive, Neni finds herself taken into the confidence of his glamorous wife Cindy. The Edwards are powerful and privileged: dazzling examples of what America can offer to those who are prepared to strive for it. But when the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, all four lives are dramatically upended. As faultlines appear in both marriages and secrets bubble to the surface they must all decide how far they will go in pursuit of their dreams. And what will they sacrifice along the way? 'A marvellous debut... as deeply insightful as it is delightfully entertaining' Taiye Selasi
Author: Fritz Leiber
Publisher: Open Road Media
Science Fiction Grand Master and Hugo and Nebula–Award winning author Fritz Leiber concocts a powerful allegorical novel that pierces to the heart of the human condition. The Wanderer inspires feelings of pure terror in the hearts of the five billion human beings inhabiting Planet Earth. The presence of an alien planet causes increasingly severe tragedies and chaos. However, one man stands apart from the mass of frightened humanity. For him, the legendary Wanderer is a mere tale of bizarre alien domination and human submission. His conception of the Wanderer bleeds into unrequited love for the mysterious “she” who owns him.
Drôle et poignante, l'histoire d'une famille camerounaise émigrée à New York. Porté par une écriture à la fraîcheur et à l'énergie exceptionnelles, un roman plein de générosité, d'empathie et de chaleur sur le choc des cultures, les désenchantements de l'exil et les mirages de l'intégration. Un pur joyau, par une des nouvelles voix afropolitaines les plus excitantes du moment. Aux États-Unis et au Cameroun, en 2007. Nous sommes à l'automne 2007 à New York et Jende Jonga, un immigrant illégal d'origine camerounaise, est en passe de réaliser son rêve : après avoir été plongeur et chauffeur de taxis, il vient de décrocher un emploi de chauffeur pour Clark Edwards, riche banquier à la Lehman Brothers. Pour Jende, tout est désormais possible : il va enfin pouvoir offrir à Neni, son amoureuse, les études de pharmacienne dont elle rêve. Et surtout, pour les Jonga, le Graal est en vue : obtenir leur carte verte et devenir enfin des Américains. Mais rien n'est simple au pays de l'American Dream. Entre Jende, loyal, discret, compétent, et son patron Clark, noyé dans le travail et les difficultés de la banque se noue une vraie complicité. Les deux familles se rapprochent, mais si les Jonga sont soudés malgré l'épée de Damoclès de l'expulsion, les Edwards sont en proie à de nombreux problèmes. Pour tous, l'interminable demande d'asile des Jonga et la menace d'éclatement de la bulle des subprimes vont remettre en question leurs certitudes... Lauréate du PEN/Faulkner Award 2017
Four Three Two One
Author: Paul Auster
On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson's story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid twentieth-century America. A boy grows up-again and again and again.
Author: Vincent Zabus
Publisher: Art Masters
Intoxicated by the promise of a promotion, Charles Singular for once allows himself a small extravagance: he buys a bowler hat. But there's a problem: this is no ordinary hat. This one once belonged to the surrealist painter Ren� Magritte, and by donning it Charles has unwittingly stepped into the artist's off-kilter world. What's more, he can't escape--at least, not until he has illuminated the secrets behind Magritte's work. What follows is a hallucinatory journey through Magritte's imaginative landscape, a place where facial features mutate, the crescent moon appears in unexpected places, and answers prove frustratingly elusive. In Magritte: This is not a Biography, Vincent Zabus and Thomas Campi have created a panoramic and revealing portrait of the great surrealist, employing a playfulness and wit reminiscent of Magritte himself.
Author: Steven Millhauser
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store. In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.
Author: Paulo Coelho
This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike.
Dinner with Edward
Author: Isabel Vincent
Publisher: Algonquin Books
“I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves their own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book.” —Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of Brain on Fire When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter--who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.” “A rare, beautifully crafted memoir that leaves you exhilarated and wanting to live this way. Edward is a marvel of resilience and dignity, and Vincent shows us that the ceremony of food is really a metaphor for love. The key is to live your life generously.” —Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter “Isabel Vincent delves deeply into matters of the kitchen and the heart with equal and unabashed passion . . . Rich with description of meals savored, losses grieved, and moments cherished, it’s at once tender, revealing, and utterly enchanting!” —*Gail Simmons, judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and author of Talking with My Mouth Full “One of the most stylish and emotional works of nonfiction I have ever read. I savored every page.” —Bob Colacello, author Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up “Although the food (I am partial to the roast chicken, lovingly described) is excellent, it is the charming and effortlessly wise company that makes this sweet read a charming way to pass a day.” —George Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author of Bettyville “Delightfully combining the warm-heartedness of Tuesdays with Morrie with the sensual splendor of Julie and Julia. This is a memoir to treasure.” —Booklist, starred review
Author: Manu Larcenet
Publisher: Les Rêveurs
They're spots... spots that speak, think, judge, talk about everything and nothing... Depressive spots, euphoric spots, racist spots, swinger spots, spots that change their hue while remaining resolutely off-color. Manu Larcenet brings to life a large family of spots in a series of biting, caustic, hilarious strips.
Author: Manu Larcenet
Publisher: Les Rêveurs
Dallas Cowboy brings the reader into the author's face-off with insomnia, that weird limbo between wakefulness and slumber when we're conscious of being unconscious. The author looks back--or rather, flashes back to childhood, fears, complexes, mistakes.. everything that makes up a life. In his first book published by Les Rêveurs, Manu Larcenet experiments with autobiography, a new genre, a graphic narrative experience which ultimately gives birth to a story that's neither harsh nor tender, just sincere.