Non-fiction

It Takes a School

Jonathan Starr

It Takes a School is the unlikely story of an American hedge fund manager who set out to build a school in war-torn Somaliland, an unrecognized breakaway region in Somalia, the world’s #1 failed state…


In the Kingdom of Hope

Elise Boghossian

“In the operating room, I shudder when I hear the sound of a saw. Amin is ten years old, he lost his legs when he was hit by a tank in Syria. I can’t breathe, I can’t swallow my bitter saliva, it tast…


The Anticancer Handbook

Pascaline Servan-Schreiber

Cancer is a scary word, fraught with misunderstandings, fear and feelings of powerlessness. When people think about cancer, they think of doctors, radiation, chemotherapy and a hyper-medicalized envir…


The Isis Hostage

Puk Damsgård

The ISIS Hostage is the dramatic story of Danish freelance photographer Daniel Rye and his thirteen months being held captive in Syria by ISIS, as told by award-winning journalist Puk Damsgård.This ri…


Resisters

Tzvetan Todorov

Tzvetan Todorov’s new work presents a range of the most important resistance figures of our era. Although born into different regions and social classes, these historical figures all renounced a stabl…


How the French Won Waterloo

Stephen Clarke

Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that’s a big ‘if”), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the canno…


Dirty Bertie

Stephen Clarke

The future King Edward VII, Prince of Wales—‘Bertie’ to his friends and lovers—made France his playground in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Bertie was an habitué of Paris at its most louc…


Nature’s Larder

Daniel de la Falaise

Daniel de la Falaise approaches cooking as a sensual task and a celebration of quality products involving as little interference as possible. His compass point: the taste of the raw ingredient just pl…


Heretic

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I found it shatteringly convincing, every page. . .  It’s the most important book I’ve read for years.” – Richard DawkinsWith bracing candor, the brilliant, charismatic, and uncompromising author of…


Sex after Sixty

Marie de Hennezel

“I set out to understand how my perspective on sex for the older generation as a French woman could interest foreign readers. While digging into various publications, I was struck by an obsession with…