Non-fiction

Nomad

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In her new book, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the bestselling author of Infidel, addresses the situation of Muslim women in the world today and the effort to reconcile Islam with Western values. A unique blend of…


How Jesus Became God

Frédéric Lenoir

“Who do you think I am?” The question Jesus once asked his followers is still as relevant as ever. The Gospels clearly underline his ambiguous identity: is Jesus a prophet?  The Messiah so awaited by…


1,000 Years of Annoying the French

Stephen Clarke

With the A Year in Merde series having sold 2,000,000 copies worldwide, Stephen Clarke now peers into those murky waters, taking us through all the times when Britain and France have been at war – or…


The Watched Man

Vesko Branev

Vesko was born in Bulgaria and lived there until the iron curtain came down – with the exception of a brief stint in an East German prison. In 1988, having immigrated to Canada, he discovered the volu…


Freemasons: An Investigation

Frédéric Lenoir and Marie-France Etchegoin

The opaque and secretive world of Freemasonry continues to fascinate — a clandestine topic with much esoteric lore and historical intrigue. Frédéric Lenoir and Marie-France Etchegoin have joined forc…


Searching for Your Father

Marcel Rufo

What is there left to say about fatherhood? The traditional figure of the paterfamilias is considered too distant and strict, while today’s more hands-on, caring fathers are accused of lacking authori…


The Totalitarian Experience: Living Alone and Together

Tzvetan Todorov

A critic, philosopher and historian, Tzvetan Todorov has written on subjects ranging from literature to current events, morality and esthetic philosophy, and always with the same eye to the human elem…


The Venus Fixers

Ilaria Dagnini Brey

Italian-born journalist Ilaria Dagnini has uncovered a touching and adventure-filled story whose heroes are a charming and diverse group of intellectuals and soldiers who fought alongside Italians to…


Socrates, Jesus, Buddha

Frédéric Lenoir

A fascinating look at the communality and enduring relevance of three of history’s most influential figures.   Socrates, Jesus and Buddha have each, in their own way, shaped the modern mind; their mes…


A Disordered Life

Marcel Rufo

Adolescence, that brittle territory between the certainty of childhood and the maturity of adulthood has an inherent fragility and ambiguity. The onset of self-awareness and self-doubt can often trigg…