Fiction

A Woman Like Her

Marc Levy

During a business trip to New York, Sanji is talked into helping out his elderly uncle. He agrees to become an elevator operator in one of the city’s last mechanical elevators. The goal: to help his u…


The Geisha and the Banjo Player

Jérôme Hallier

The year is 1900. In Kyoto, a young geisha named O-miya longs to discover what lies beyond the confines of her strict world. She stands out not only for her beauty and poise, but for the delicate way…


Happiness

Aminatta Forna

London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide – Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist. From…


The Optickal Illusion

Rachel Halliburton

The Optickal Illusion is set in the dissolute, seditious world of late eighteenth-century London. New ideas are everywhere. America is newly independent. An invasion of England by revolutionary France…


Relight My Fire

Joanna Bolouri

Phoebe and Oliver are stuck in a rut. With a five year old daughter and demanding jobs, it’s not hard to see why the spark has gone. Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where…


Ferocious

Danielle Thiéry

In the outskirts of Paris, human remains have just been uncovered at the Vincennes Zoo, where the lions are kept. All of the bones belong to children, but there are no skulls to be found. The grisly d…


The Melody

Jim Crace

The Melody tells the story of Alfred Busi, a musician who, towards the end of his life, is a widower living in the old family house on the edge of the town by the sea. The Melody is a story about grie…


Constantinople

Baptiste Touverey

7th century A.D.: as the Roman Empire falls into ruin, Constantinople remains the impregnable and thriving hub of power and ambition. Amidst the decadence and instability, two rebel soldiers, Nicetas…


Walk of the Flamingo

Diane Ducret

“With great ease and elegance, Diane Ducret alternates from gripping writing to pure comedy.”— LIRE Enaid is standing on a street in Gdansk when her telephone rings and her boyfriend dumps her. She ca…


The Savages

Sabri Louatah

It’s the day of the presidential elections and all of France is in a state of shock: the first Arab candidate, who was projected to win, has just been shot. The sprawling Nerrouche family is devastate…