The Plague

A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times In Oran


How do you live in Algeria when you grow up speaking French, with a French mother How do you live in France when you ve spent your childhood in Algeria with an Algerian father Tomboy is the story of a girl whose father calls her Brio, whose alter ego is Amine, and whose mother is a blue eyed blond


From the acclaimed author of Empires of Sand comes a mesmerizing new adventure that Jean Auel cites as crowded with events that both forecast and mirror the conflicts of today Sweeping from the drawing rooms of Paris to the palace of Suleiman the Magnificent to the dark hold of a slave ship racin

The Last Life

Remembrance of Things Past n I find myself wanting to translate the world inside n nSagesse LaBasse, the teenage protagonist of Claire Messud s The Last Life, lives in a fragile world held together by the secrets of its past Her family owns the Hotel Bellevue, a summer retreat for the well to do,

The Snow Kimono

On the same day that retired police inspector Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter, he returns to his Paris apartment to find a stranger waiting for him n nThat stranger is a Japanese professor called Tadashi Omura What s brought him to Jovert s doorstep is not c

The Rabbi's Cat

The preeminent work by one of France s most celebrated young comic artists, The Rabbi s Cat tells the wholly unique story of a rabbi, his daughter, and their talking cat a philosopher brimming with scathing humor and surprising tenderness.In Algeria in the 1930s, a cat belonging to a widowed rabbi