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In the Gold of Time

by Claudie Gallay MacLehose Press (December 09, 2014)

Set between Normandy and Arizona, In the Gold of Time is a seductive tale of silences and dark, half-revealed secrets, and a haunting elegy for innocence lost in a lost world.

A young father holidays by the sea...


Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

by Pierre Lemaitre & Frank Wynne MacLehose Press (December 09, 2014)

Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce intensity, has reached an unusually content (for him) place in life. he is respected by his colleagues and he and his lovely wife, Irene, are expecting...


Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 20, 2014)

A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures

This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes...


The Frozen Dead

Commandant Martin Servaz #1

by Bernard Minier & Alison Anderson Minotaur Books (August 11, 2014)

Now available as a Netflix Original Series!

Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the French Pyrenees. The kind of place where winters are harsh and unforgiving and where nothing ever happens....


Zone

by Mathias Enard, Charlotte Mandell & Brian Evenson Open Letter (September 01, 2013)

A 517-page single sentence novel about the violence of the twentieth century and an intelligence agent quitting the business.


One Evening in Paris

by Nicolas Barreau St. Martin's Griffin (June 30, 2014)

Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinéma Paradis there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL coca-colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Not a good business...


Mood Indigo

by Boris Vian & Stanley Chapman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 23, 2014)

The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of our time" by Raymond Queneau

The story is simple: Boy...


The Other Story

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (April 14, 2014)

A New York Times best seller!

From the New York Times and international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay comes The Other Story, "[a] brilliant pager-turner"(BookPage), layered and beautifully written, that...


The Interrogation: A Novel

by J. M. G. Le Clezio Simon & Schuster (March 09, 2010)

From the original Atheneum edition jacket, 1964.

"J.M.G. Le Clézio, revelation of the literary year" ran the headline of the Paris Express after last year's prizes had been awarded. The Goncourt jury was locked...


The Cairo Diary

by Maxim Chattam Minotaur Books (December 30, 2013)

British-occupied Cairo, 1928: Several young children have disappeared and were then found, horribly mutilated, in the tombs just outside the city. Panic is spreading among the locals after a cloaked giant is...


Breathe

by Anne-Sophie Brasme St. Martin's Griffin (December 02, 2013)

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Breathe is the haunting confession of nineteen-year-old Charlene Boher. From her prison cell, Charlene recounts her lonely adolescence. Growing up shy and unpopular, Charlene never...


The Stone Boy

by Sophie Loubiere Grand Central Publishing (October 01, 2013)

The bestselling French phenomenon, winner of the Prix Lion Noir, now available in English for the first time...

When Madame Préau returns to her own house outside Paris after several years spent in a convalescent...


Autoportrait

by Edouard Levé & Lorin Stein Dalkey Archive Press (March 15, 2012)

A brilliant and sobering self-portrait made up entirely of facts, and a companion to the harrowing book Suicide.


The Man Who Lost Himself: A Symbolist Novel

by André Beaunier & Brian Stableford Wildside Press (February 28, 2013)

THE MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF tells the story of Michel Bedée, a brilliant scientist whose work on the new element that he's discovered--sirium--has alienated him from his mother, his sister, and his wife. He cannot...


Blue White Red: A Novel

by Alain Mabanckou & Alison Dundy Indiana University Press (February 21, 2013)

This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala,...


Twilight: A Novel

by Elie Wiesel Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2013)

Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He is spending the summer at the Mountain Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York--not as a patient, but as a visiting professional...


The Ingredients of Love

by Nicolas Barreau St. Martin's Griffin (December 23, 2012)

A charming restaurant

A book and its mysterious author

A little secret

A romantic meeting

Paris and all its magic . . .

Cyrano de Bergerac meets Chocolat and Amélie in this intelligent, charming, and entertaining...


Out of Time in Wan Chai

by Fan Tong Boucher and Luo Infodoc Ltd (November 12, 2012)

From a not too distant past in Wan Chai district, Hong Kong, take: 1° An idealistic revolutionary: a dreamer but nevertheless a bright young lady; 2° A heavy set French man: a quiet, aging arms dealer; 3°...


The Electric Baths

by Jean-Michel Fortier & Katherine Hastings Baraka Books (August 28, 2020)

A surprise return home triggers a chain of events, their strands weaving together a sinister web of dreams and reality, truth and lies, secrets and spells. Following in the tradition of Fortier's absurdist first...


The Life of an Unknown Man

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press (June 04, 2012)

A deeply moving meditation on memory, history, love, and art by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers

In The Life of an Unknown Man, Andreï Makine explores what truly matters in life through the prism of...


In the Shadows of Paris

by Claude Izner Minotaur Books (September 03, 2012)

In In the Shadows of Paris, the fifth installment in this c'est magnifique Victor Legris series by Claude Izner, a murderer is at large in belle-epoque Paris.

In the turbulent Parisian summer of 1893,Victor Legris...


The Mystery of Orcival

by Emile Gaboriau & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2020)

Émile Gaboriau's methodical detective Monsieur Lecoq ("Mr. Rooster") of the Sûreté was inspired by the real-life thief turned police officer Eugène François Vidocq.

Set primarily in a series of small towns...


HHhH

by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 23, 2012)

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich", or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich". The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed...


The Last Brother

by Nathacha Appanah & Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press (October 24, 2011)

In The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah, 1944 is coming to a close and nine-year-old Raj is unaware of the war devastating the rest of the world. He lives in Mauritius, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, where...


The House I Loved

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (February 13, 2012)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core.

Paris, France: 1860's....


Vernon Subutex 2

by Virginie Despentes & Frank Wynne Fsg Originals (July 06, 2020)

Part social epic, part punk-rock thriller, writer/filmmaker Virginie Despentes's Vernon Subutex trilogy continues the Man Booker International Prize shortlisted sprawling tale of an ex-record shop clerk's celebrity...


Lives Other Than My Own

by Emmanuel Carrere & Linda Coverdale Metropolitan Books (September 12, 2011)

From the acclaimed award-winning author Emmanuel Carrère, Lives Other Than My Own: A Memoir is an act of generous imagination that unflinchingly records devastating loss and, equally vividly, the wealth of...


The Assassin in the Marais

by Claude Izner Minotaur Books (September 26, 2011)

The fourth title in Claude Izner's bestselling Victor Legris mystery series, set in belle-epoque Paris

The clock of the Église Trinité had just struck eight o'clock in the morning when, without warning, an...


Murder on the Eiffel Tower

by Claude Izner Minotaur Books (September 14, 2009)

The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris...


Hate: A Romance

by Tristan Garcia, Marion Duvert & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2010)

In a controversial first novel that took the French literary world by storm and won the Prix de Flore, Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships, and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals--Marxism,...


My Life as a Russian Novel

by Emmanuel Carrere & Linda Coverdale Metropolitan Books (August 02, 2010)

An unsparingly truthful account of love, betrayal, and the traps we set for ourselves, by France's master of psychological suspense

In work after work, the critically acclaimed author Emmanuel Carrère has trained...


The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise

by Claude Izner Minotaur Books (September 13, 2010)

Fin de siècle Paris: the world of Verlaine and Zola, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec; a time of anarchists, scientists, and occultists, when can-can skirts were raised at the Moulin Rouge and fortunes were lost...


The Montmartre Investigation

by Claude Izner Minotaur Books (September 13, 2010)

The fast-paced and gripping third title in the bestselling Victor Legris mystery series

Paris, November 1891: The body of a barefoot young woman dressed in red is discovered on Boulevard Montmartre. She has been...


03

by Jean-Christophe Valtat Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2010)

"From the bus stop across the street, it was hard to tell, but suddenly I understood, seeing the passengers in the van that picked her up every morning, that she was slightly retarded."

A precocious teenager...


Sarah's Key

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (June 11, 2007)

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's...


A Secret Kept

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (September 13, 2010)

This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything...


The Mystery Guest

by Grégoire Bouillier & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2006)

When the phone rang on a gloomy fall afternoon in 1990, Grégoire Bouillier had no way of knowing that it was the woman who'd left him, without warning, ten years before. And he couldn't have guessed why she...


Tropic of Violence

by Nathacha Appanah Graywolf Press (May 18, 2020)

A potent novel about lost youth and migration by the author of The Last Brother and Waiting for Tomorrow

Marie, a nurse in Mayotte, a far-flung, tropical department of France in the Indian Ocean, adopts a baby...


Kairos

by Ulysse Malassagne First Second (May 04, 2020)

In Kairos, French graphic novelist Ulysse Malassagne turns the typical damsel-in-distress narrative on its head. With stunning art, epic battle scenes, and unexpected plot twists, Kairos forces you to question...


The Idea of Perfection

by Paul Valéry & Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 13, 2020)

A fresh look into the monumental work of Paul Valéry, one of the major French literary figures of the twentieth century.

Heir to Mallarmé and the symbolists, godfather to the modernists, Paul Valéry was a...


Vernon Subutex 1

by Virginie Despentes & Frank Wynne Fsg Originals (November 04, 2019)

"Virginie Despentes's Vernon Subutex trilogy is the zeitgeistiest thing I ever read. Everything about it is contemporary, right down to the fearless woman author who doesn't think of herself as a feminist and...


Serotonin

by Michel Houellebecq & Shaun Whiteside Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2019)

Michel Houellebecq's Serotonin is a caustic, frightening, hilarious, raunchy, offensive, and politically incorrect novel about the decline of Europe, Western civilization, and humanity in general.

Deeply depressed...


The Shadow of Memory

by Bernard Comment & Betsy Wing Dalkey Archive Press (November 12, 2012)

The debut novel of Bernard Comment, acclaimed author and editor, now available in English for the first time, The Shadow of Memory brings a fairy-tale premise into the modern world, where information—and its...


Therese Desqueyroux

by François Mauriac & Raymond N. MacKenzie Sheed & Ward (March 11, 2005)

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder.


The Dragon's Eye

by Joël Champetier Tor Books (May 03, 2000)

A couple of hundred years in the future, there is a struggling Chinese colony on the planet of a double star not too far from Earth. One of their suns is the blinding and carcinogenic Dragon's Eye, which requires...


The Most Precious of Cargoes

by Jean-Claude Grumberg HarperVia (September 29, 2020)

Set during the height of World War II, a powerful and unsettling tale about a woodcutter and his wife, who finds a mysterious parcel thrown from a passing train.

Once upon a time in an enormous forest lived a...


The American Fiancee

by Eric Dupont HarperVia (February 11, 2020)

In this extraordinary breakout novel—a rich, devastatingly humorous epic of one unforgettable family—award-winning author Eric Dupont illuminates the magic of stories, the bonds of family, and the twists...


Vestiges

by Laurence Suhner & Sheryl Curtis L'Atalante (November 21, 2019)

Time: 2310

Place: Gemma, a "snowball" planet, i.e. a terrestrial extrasolar planet with overall glaciation, orbiting around the binary star, Altamira (an Alpha Centauri type), discovered in 2012 by Michel Mayor's...


The Isaac Directive

by Pierre Bordage & Dan Golembeski L'Atalante (November 21, 2019)

A novel with a real mix of genres, covering science fiction and thriller.

Pierre Bordage is currently one of France's best storytellers and his work has been the source of inspiration both for graphic books...


Wang

by Pierre Bordage & Sheryl Curtis L'Atalante (November 21, 2019)

It is the 23rd century. An impassable screen protects Occident from its neighbouring empires. Wang, a young seventeen-year-old Chinese boy, lives with his grandmother in a poor district of Grand-Wroclaw in Silesia,...