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Das Feld

LIVRE EN ALLEMAND Wenn die Toten auf ihr Leben zurückblicken könnten, wovon würden sie erzählen? Wäre es eine Geschichte oder die Erinnerung an einen Moment, an ein bestimmtes Gefühl, eine Regung? "Das Feld" handelt von den letzten Dingen. Es ist ein Buch der Menschenleben, jedes ganz read more >

La patience des traces

Psychanalyste, Simon a fait profession d'écouter les autres, au risque de faire taire sa propre histoire. À la faveur d'une brèche dans le quotidien - un bol cassé - vient le temps du rendez-vous avec lui-même. Cette fois encore le nouveau roman de Jeanne Benameur accompagne un envol, observe read more >

Quatre amours

Marta et Andrea. Laura et Piero. Deux couples. Quatre amis inséparables qui ont partagé chaque moment clef de leur vie : rencontre, mariage, enfants. Quand, à l’approche de la soixantaine, leurs mariages respectifs volent en éclats au même moment, c’est la sidération. Il y a d’abord read more >

L'idée ridicule de ne plus jamais te revoir

Chargée d'écrire une préface pour l'extraordinaire journal que Marie Curie a tenu après la mort de Pierre Curie, Rosa Montero s'est vue prise dans un tourbillon de mots. Au fil de son récit du parcours extraordinaire et largement méconnu de cette femme hors normes, elle construit un livre à read more >

La ridicula idea de no volver a verte

LIVRE EN ESPAGNOL Cuando Rosa Montero leyoel maravilloso diario que Marie Curie comenzo tras la muerte du su esposo, incluido al final de este libro, sintio que la historia de esa mujer fascinante le llenaba la cabeza de ideas y emociones. La ridicula idea de no volver a verte nacio de es read more >

Le grand monde

La famille Pelletier. Trois histoires d’amour, un lanceur d’alerte, une adolescente égarée, deux processions, Bouddha et Confucius, un journaliste ambitieux, une mort tragique, le chat Joseph, une épouse impossible, un sale trafic, une actrice incognito, une descente aux enfers, cet read more >

Connemara

Hélène a bientôt 40 ans. Elle a fait de belles études, une carrière. Elle a réalisé le programme des magazines et le rêve de son adolescence : se tirer, changer de milieu, réussir. Et pourtant, le sentiment de gâchis est là, les années ont passé, tout a déçu. Christophe, lui, n’a read more >

Was gewesen wäre

LIVRE EN ALLEMAND Ein heruntergekommenes Luxushotel in Budapest. Paul hat Astrid diesen Kurzurlaub geschenkt, er will mit dieser Reise zugleich einen Blick in ihre Vergangenheit riskieren - und bekommt mehr zu sehen, als ihm lieb ist. Denn ihre Geschichte beginnt in der DDR auf einer wilder read more >

Conversations entre amis

En 2017, le premier roman d’une parfaite inconnue a constitué l’événement de l’année dans le monde des lettres anglo-saxonnes. Son titre ? Conversations entre amis. L’auteur ? Sally Rooney, alors âgée de 26 ans. Peu de jeunes écrivains parviennent à raconter à la fois une histoire read more >

L'échelle de Jacob (en russe)

VERSION ORIGINALE RUSSE Dans la malle laissée par sa grand-mère Maroussia avant sa mort, Nora découvre des lettres que celle-ci avait échangées avec son grand-père, Jacob. Féministe avant la révolution, danseuse artistique et communiste ardente, la belle Maroussia a ses propres read more >

Paris-Briançon

Rien ne relie les passagers montés à bord du train de nuit n° 5789. À la faveur d’un huis clos imposé, tandis qu’ils sillonnent des territoires endormis, ils sont une dizaine à nouer des liens, laissant l’intimité et la confiance naître, les mots s’échanger, et les secrets read more >

l'échelle de Jacob

Dans la malle laissée par sa grand-mère Maroussia avant sa mort, Nora découvre des lettres que celle-ci avait échangées avec son grand-père, Jacob. Féministe avant la révolution, danseuse artistique et communiste ardente, la belle Maroussia a ses propres convictions intellectuelles. Mais le read more >

Anéantir

La publication du roman de Michel Houellebecq aura lieu officiellement le 7 janvier. Dès le 30 décembre, pourtant, commencent à paraitre sur des sites européens, espagnols, suisses ou encore italiens, des comptes rendus du livre déjà annoncé comme l'événement littéraire de l'année read more >

Le nouveau

Muté depuis peu au commissariat de Nihonbashi, au cœur de Tokyo, Kaga Kyichiri enquête sur le meurtre d’une femme retrouvée étranglée dans son appartement. Fidèle à ses habitudes, il s’interroge sur des détails anecdotiques. Comme cette gaufre fourrée au wasabi retrouvée chez la read more >

Le champ

Comment caractériser une vie entière ? Les voix qui s’élèvent ici sont celles des habitants du cimetière, qu’on nomme « le champ » dans la petite ville de Paulstadt. À la concision des épitaphes, l’écrivain substitue les mots des défunts. Par un souvenir, une sensation fugace, une read more >

Leur domaine

Carl et Roy ont seize et dix-sept ans lorsque la voiture de leurs parents tombe au fond d'un ravin. Roy s'installe comme mécanicien dans une station-service du bourg voisin pour subvenir à leurs besoins. Carl, aussitôt sa scolarité finie, file au Canada poursuivre ses études et tenter sa read more >

Da soli

LIVRE EN ITALIEN Ci si incontra sotto la luna, sul ponte di una nave, e ci si inamora. Venticinque anni dopo ci si lascia chissà dove e perché, senza bisogno della luna. è successo cosi anche ad Andrea e Marta e a Lauro e Piero che ora, increduli, fanno i conti con la solitudine. Cristina read more >

Le mur des silences

Dans une vieille maison, dans laquelle toutes les femmes qui y ont vécu se sont senties oppressées sans raison, un mur de la cave s’effondre et on trouve un corps. Konrad, très intrigué par ce cadavre inconnu, enquête et fait resurgir des affaires traitées dans ses trois romans read more >

Retour à Budapest

Pour ses 44 ans, Astrid se voit offrir un séjour à Budapest par son nouvel amoureux, Paul : quelques jours de vacances sans ses enfants, loin de son travail. Avec ce voyage, Paul cherche à en savoir un peu plus sur le passé d'Astrid, mais les réponses à ses questions dépassent ce qu'il read more >

Lettre d'amour sans le dire

Alice a 48 ans, c'est une femme empêchée, prisonnière d'elle-même, de ses peurs, de ses souvenir douloureux (origines modestes, native de Cambrais, séduite et abandonnée, fille-mère, chassée de chez elle, cabossée par des hommes qui l'ont toujours forcée ou ne l'ont jamais aimée). read more >

Regardez-nous danser - Le pays des autres 2

Année après année, Mathilde revint à la charge. Chaque été, quand soufflait le chergui et que la chaleur, écrasante, lui portait sur les nerfs, elle lançait cette idée de piscine qui révulsait son époux. Ils ne faisaient aucun mal, ils avaient bien le droit de profiter de la vie, eux qui read more >

L'île aux arbres disparus

Ce roman commence par un cri et s'achève par un rêve. Le cri, interminable, est celui que lance aujourd'hui une adolescente de seize ans, prénommée Ada, en plein cours d'histoire dans un lycée londonien. Le rêve est celui d'une renaissance. Entre les deux a lieu la rencontre du Grec Kostas read more >

Paris-Briançon

Philippe Besson

Le mur des silences

Arnaldur Indridason

Conversations entre amis

Sally Rooney

Le champ

Robert Seethaler

Connemara

Nicolas Mathieu

La patience des traces

Jeanne Benameur

Quatre amours

Cristina Comencini

L'idée ridicule de ne plus jamais te revoir

Rosa Montero

Das Feld

Robert Seethaler

Was gewesen wäre

Gregor Sander

Retour à Budapest

Gregor Sander

Da soli

Cristina Comencini

Le grand monde

Pierre Lemaitre

L'île aux arbres disparus

Elif Shafak

La ridicula idea de no volver a verte

Rosa Montero

Leur domaine

Jo Nesbo

Lettre d'amour sans le dire

Amanda Sthers

Le nouveau

Keigo Higashino

Anéantir

Michel Houellebecq

L'échelle de Jacob (en russe)

Ludmila Oulitskaïa

l'échelle de Jacob

Ludmila Oulitskaïa

Regardez-nous danser - Le pays des autres 2

Leila Slimani

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Love After Love

Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together. Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy read more >

Violets

A young woman, Violet, lies in a hospital bed in the closing days of World War Two. Her pregnancy is over and she is no longer able to conceive. With her husband deployed in Burma and her friends caught up in transitory love affairs, she must find a way to put herself back together. In a small, read more >

The Island of Missing Trees

A rich, magical new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - now a top ten Sunday Times bestseller It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The read more >

The Maid

Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?   But Molly is thrown into read more >

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young read more >

The Fell

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two-week quarantine period, but she just can’t take it any more – the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at read more >

Mr Wilder and Me

In the heady summer of 1977, a naïve young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows almost nothing. But the time read more >

The Burning Girls

00 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death 30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide Welcome to Chapel Croft. For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it's supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, as Jack knows, the read more >

A Little Life

When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art read more >

Free Love

1967. While London comes alive with the new youth revolution, the suburban Fischer family seems to belong to an older world of conventional stability: pretty, dutiful homemaker Phyllis is married to Roger, a devoted father with a career in the Foreign Office. Their children are Colette, a bookish read more >

Lily

Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the read more >

Grey Bees

49-year-old safety inspector-turned-beekeeper Sergey Sergeich, wants little more than to help his bees collect their pollen in peace. But Sergey lives in Ukraine, where a lukewarm war of sporadic violence and constant propaganda has been dragging on for years. His simple mission on behalf of read more >

Breathe

Amid a starkly beautiful but uncanny landscape in New Mexico, a married couple from Cambridge, MA takes residency at a distinguished academic institute. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, misdiagnosed at first, their lives are uprooted and husband and wife each embarks upon a read more >

Oh William!

Lucy Barton is a successful writer living in New York, navigating the second half of her life as a recent widow and parent to two adult daughters. A surprise encounter leads her to reconnect with William, her first husband - and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante. Recalling their read more >

French Braid

The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever leave home, but in some ways they have never been farther apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which means less time keeping house for her husband, Robin. read more >

Mrs. England

West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it read more >

The Echo Chamber

What a thing of wonder a mobile phone is. Six ounces of metal, glass and plastic, fashioned into a sleek, shiny, precious object. At once, a gateway to other worlds - and a treacherous weapon in the hands of the unwary, the unwitting, the inept. The Cleverley family live a gilded life, little read more >

A Line to Kill

There has never been a murder on Alderney. It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with read more >

Memory Wall

From the author of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, a collection of stories about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others. In the luminous title story, a young boy in South Africa comes to possess an old woman’s read more >

The Magician

The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the second, anticipating the horrors of read more >

No One is Talking About This

This is a story about a life lived in two halves. It's about what happens when real life collides with the increasing absurdity of a world accessed through a screen. It's about living in world that contains both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the read more >

The Plot

When a young writer dies before completing his first novel, his teacher, Jake, (himself a failed novelist) helps himself to its plot. The resulting book is a phenomenal success. But what if somebody out there knows? Somebody does. And if Jake can't figure out who he's dealing with, he risks read more >

Still Life

1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening. Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the read more >

There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century

A celebrated foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia?and draws on her personal journey out of poverty, as well as her unique perspectives as an historian and policy maker, to show how we can return hope to read more >

Light Perpetual

November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant. November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on - to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century. Because maybe there are read more >

All the Light We Cannot See

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.’ For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of read more >

Burncoat

In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final preparations. The symptoms are well known: her life will draw to an end in the coming days. Downstairs, the studio is a crucible glowing with memories and desire. It was here, when the read more >

Piranesi

Piranesi has always lived in the House; or, for as long as he can remember. Day after day, Piranesi records in his notebooks with precision and carefulness the House's endless halls, their great and strange statues, the ebb and flow of the tides within its walls. He speaks to the birds; and read more >

Unsettled Ground

Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty. Inside the walls of their old cottage they make music, and in the garden they grow (and sometimes kill) everything they need for read more >

April in Spain

The sumptuous, propulsive, sun-kissed follow up to the bestselling Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author 'He wanted to know who she was, and why he was convinced he had some unremembered connection with her. It was as simple as that. But he knew it wasn't. It wasn't simple at all.' When read more >

Love and Fury

August, 1797. When Mary Wollstonecraft's labour begins everything appears normal, and she anticipates being back at her usual occupations before too long. However, after her baby girl, her second daughter, is delivered, both mother and child will fight for survival. In that time, Mary weaves the read more >

The Wild Silence

After walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. And despite Moth's terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature - outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The read more >

Christmas Days

Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story? Read these stories by the fire, in the snow, travelling home for the holidays. Give them to friends, wrap them up read more >

Sorrow and Bliss

Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husband Patrick. A gift, her mother once said, not everybody gets. So why is everything broken? Why is Martha - on the edge of 40 - friendless, practically read more >

Give Unto Others

Once again, Commissario Guido Brunetti is willing to bend police rules for an acquaintance, even though Elisabetta Foscarini, the woman who asks the favour, is not really a friend. But her mother was good to Brunetti's, so he feels he has no choice but to repay the debt and agrees to look into the read more >

V2

The first rocket will take five minutes to hit London. You have six minutes to stop the second. Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, he has helped create the world's most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three read more >

Metamorphosis

The definitive selection of short stories from one of our greatest living writers, curated by Penelope Lively herself Wry, compassionate and glittering with wit, Penelope Lively's stories get beneath the everyday to the beating heart of human experience. In intimate tales of growing up and read more >

Young Mungo

Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. They should be read more >

Booth

Junius is the patriarch, a celebrated Shakespearean actor who fled bigamy charges in England, both a mesmerising talent and a man of terrifying instability. As his children grow up in a remote farmstead in 1830s rural Baltimore, the country draws ever closer to the boiling point of secession and read more >

The Man Who Died Twice

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim--the Thursday Murder Club--are still riding high off their recent real-life murder case and are looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet at Cooper's Chase, their posh retirement village. But they are out of luck. An unexpected visitor--an old pal of read more >

Cloud Cuckoo Land

When everything is lost, it’s our stories that survive How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds. Constantinople, 1453: An orphaned read more >

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

Anna's aged mother is dying - if her three children would just allow it. Forced by their pity to stay alive, she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of read more >

Animal

'So insanely good and true and twisted it'll make your teeth sweat' OLIVIA WILDE

People Like Them

Anna and Constant Guillot live with their two daughters in the peaceful, remote mountain village of Carmac, largely deaf to the upheavals of the outside world. Everyone in Carmac knows each other, and most of its residents look alike--until Bakary and Sylvia Langlois arrive with their three read more >

Girl A

‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’ I am Lex Gracie: but they call me Girl A. I grew up with my family on the moors. I escaped when I was fifteen years old. NOW SOMETHING IS PULLING ME BACK…

The Gardener

Artist, Hassie Days, and her sister, Margot, buy a run down Jacobean house in Hope Wenlock on the Welsh Marches. While Margot continues her London life in high finance, Hassie is left alone to work the large, long-neglected garden. She is befriended by eccentric, sharp-tongued, Miss Foot, who read more >

Crossroads

It’s December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless – unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, read more >

The Moonflowers

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London - read more >

Foregone

At the center of Foregone is famed Canadian American leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam. Fife, now in his late seventies, is dying of cancer in Montreal and has agreed to a final interview in read more >

Young Mungo

Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. They should be read more >

The Hummingbird

Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird,' a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change. As he navigates the challenges of life - confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother; taking care of his parents as they approach the read more >

Love After Love

Ingrid Persaud

Violets

Alex Hyde

The Island of Missing Trees

Elif Shafak

The Maid

Nita Prose

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Sally Rooney

The Fell

Sarah Moss

Mr Wilder and Me

Jonathan Coe

The Burning Girls

C.J. Tudor

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

Free Love

Tessa Hadley

Lily

Rose Tremain

Grey Bees

Andrey Kurkov

Breathe

Joyce Carol Oates

Oh William!

Elizabeth Strout

French Braid

Anne Tyler

Mrs. England

Stacey Halls

The Echo Chamber

John Boyne

A Line to Kill

Anthony Horowitz

Memory Wall

Anthony Doerr

The Magician

Colm Toibin

No One is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

The Plot

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Still Life

Sarah Winman

There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century

Fiona Hill

Light Perpetual

Francis Spufford

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

Burncoat

Sarah Hall

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke

Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller

April in Spain

John Banville

Love and Fury

Samantha Silva

The Wild Silence

WINN Raynor

Christmas Days

Jeanette Winterson

Sorrow and Bliss

Meg Mason

Give Unto Others

Donna Leon

V2

Robert Harris

Metamorphosis

Penelope Lively

Young Mungo

Booth

Karen Joy Fowler

The Man Who Died Twice

Richard Osman

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

Richard Flanagan

Animal

Lisa Taddeo

People Like Them

Samira Sedira

Girl A

Abigail Dean

The Gardener

Salley Vickers

Crossroads

Jonathan Franzen

The Moonflowers

Anthony Horowitz

Foregone

Russell Banks

Young Mungo

Douglas Stuart

The Hummingbird

Sandro Veronesi