Non-fiction

The New World Disorder

Tzvetan Todorov

“Few of the texts dedicated to recent world events have seemed to me as profound or as powerful as this foray into the domain of international relations by one of the most important intellectuals of o…


Escape Over the Himalayas

Maria Blumencron

“It was so hard to walk all the time. I was more afraid of the Chinese than I was of the snow and the wild animals. Together we fought our way over the tall mountains, the steep trails and the deep wa…


Beyond Fear

Guy Corneau

“Invariably, there comes a time in your life when everything goes wrong, when absolutely everything goes wrong.” Guy Corneau’s fascinating exploration into the nature of our relationship with the ‘sel…


The Sleeping Mountain

Alvaro Escobar Molina

In a mountain village of Colombia, a little child is learning about the world by watching his grandmother’s dry and wrinkled hands. He listens to the silences, to the tales of Madre Monte, and throws…


Healthy Living in 20 Rules and 100 Recipes

David Servan-Schreiber

Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s ground-breaking international bestseller, Anticancer: A New Way of Life, showed how our lifestyle and especially the foods we eat are instrumental in fighting cancer. In H…


The Diary of Ma Yan

Ma Yan Pierre Haski

In a drought-stricken corner of rural China, an education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and the chance for a better future. But for Ma Yan, money is scarce, and the low wage…


The Gate

François Bizot

In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Fran?ois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge, who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later, Bizot…


My Forbidden Face

Latifa

From 1997 to 2001, sixteen-year-old Latifa was a prisoner in her own home as the Taliban wreaked havoc on the lives of Afghan girls and women. This is her testimony – a young woman’s reaction to the i…


Picasso: My Grandfather

Marina Picasso

Marina Picasso, granddaughter of the twentieth century’s greatest painter, watched as those she loved most were destroyed by the man the world revered as a genius creator. Her grandmother, who sacrifi…