Who Shall Live, Who Shall Die: A Novel by Daniel Stern

By Daniel Stern

Winner of the foreign Prix du keepsake Award: A theater director and Holocaust survivor is faced by way of a determine from his past

Behind the lighting and glamour of Broadway, males reckon with a shared past—one that hides a bad mystery. Jud Kramer is mounting his so much painful and private play whereas attempting to take pleasure in lifestyles together with his appealing actress spouse and child daughter. Into his lifestyles comes Carl Walkowitz, a brooding, charismatic drifter who bears the scars of his focus camp past.

One guy lives long ago, and the opposite is preserving tight to the current. Carl methodically pursues Jud till they locate themselves on an empty degree, head to head in a fight that just one of them can survive.

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Chime by Firouzeh Razavi

By Firouzeh Razavi

Ex-comedian Yusuf Morris has simply swapped suicidal motive for mirrored image. Raised in a loved ones of contrasting religions and feeling oppressed by means of his father’s unrelenting insistence upon musical excellence, Yusuf rebels. looking comedic acclaim, he turns into an addict. His humiliation, reproach, and discovery display the mind’s powers for destruction and creation.

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The Communist (NYRB Classics) by Guido Morselli,Elizabeth McKenzie,Frederika Randall

By Guido Morselli,Elizabeth McKenzie,Frederika Randall

A specific political coming of age tale, now in English for the 1st time.

An NYRB Classics Original

Walter Ferranini has been born and bred a guy of the left. His father used to be a employee and an anarchist; Walter himself is a Communist. within the Nineteen Thirties, he left Mussolini’s Italy to struggle Franco in Spain. After Franco’s victory, he left Spain for exile within the usa. With the finish of the struggle, he back to Italy to paintings as a hard work organizer and to construct a brand new innovative order. Now, within the overdue Fifties, Walter is a deputy within the Italian parliament.

He isn't really satisfied approximately it. Parliamentary court cases are too dull for phrases: the Communist social gathering seems filling up with ward heelers, timeservers, and profiteers. For Walter, the political has continually taken priority over the private, yet now there looks no shelter for him anyplace. The puritanical celebration disapproves of his courting with Nuccia, a young, quizzical, deeply clever editor who's separated yet no longer divorced, whereas Walter is anxious approximately his health and wellbeing, haunted by way of his prior, and more and more bothered by means of knotty questions of either concept and perform. Walter is, constantly has been, and constantly should be a Communist, he has no doubt approximately that, and but whatever has replaced. Communism not explains the lifestyles he's dwelling, the longer term he was hoping for, or, maybe such a lot troubling of all, the lifestyles he has led.

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Crime and Punishment: A New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky,Michael R. Katz

By Fyodor Dostoevsky,Michael R. Katz

An occasion to be celebrated, a “rare Dostoesvsky translation” (William turbines Todd III, Harvard collage) that totally captures the literary achievements of the original.

Published to nice acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on international literature and our smooth international, and remains to be identified around the globe as the imperative Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its old, cultural, and non secular dimensions, probing the ethical and moral dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly levels all through his narrative. but, at its middle, this masterpiece of literary realism is finally an immersive story of ardour and redemption—indeed, "the better of all homicide tales" (Harold Bloom), "most ideal in pacing and constitution. there isn't any extra gripping novel on this planet" (Michael Dirda).

Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes clean existence into this ageless vintage in a glowing new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, refined tones, and crafty humor of Dostoevsky’s magnum opus. Embracing the complicated linguistic mix inherent in glossy literary Russian that has supplied a very fertile resource of pictures and diction for Russian writers because the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and sign in of the novel’s so much poignant and demanding passages. delicate to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the unique Russian for the English reader, permitting the textual content to rouse an identical stirring emotional responses because the writer intended.

With its searing and precise portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment could be the translation of selection for years to come.

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Short Candles by Rita Donovan

By Rita Donovan

brief Candles is a singular approximately risk, selection and attractiveness and is notable for its insights into human nature. beginning within the Nineteen Sixties, it spans a few 40 years within the lifetime of Suzanne Cardinal, who has the giftor bears the burdenof foresight. whereas she turns into a visionary to a couple humans in her domestic city, to her family members she is the tricky baby who used to be not able to warn them of an coming near near loss of life. yet Suzanne has little keep watch over over the manifestation of her present. She speaks in basic terms while she has a imaginative and prescient and ends through hurting either these she warns and people she doesn't warn. Suzanne grows up careworn, together with her psychological overall healthiness in query, as she careens via her early life enthusiastic about Marc Bolan and the British band T.Rex. Early within the new century, she faces a call that's the fruits of her inner fight with freedom and accountability. in any case it's her figuring out of neither, yet of affection, that courses her.

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Monsieur l'Ours: Un roman enchanteur (French Edition) by Luc Baba

By Luc Baba

Réinventer l. a. vie...

Fin d’été, dans une deadlock de los angeles ville. Barbot le conteur rêve devant sa porte. Pour ses voisins – l. a. vieille Russe, l’adolescente gothique, le sculpteur, l’étudiant étranger et surtout Anne-Rose et son petit garçon – Monsieur l’Ours voudrait changer l’impasse en un décor féérique où chacun jouerait un rôle. Et bientôt, los angeles brume se lèvera sur un étrange théâtre…

Découvrez sans attendre ce roman plein de rêves et de magie !


Dès les premières heures du soir, les enfants allument des bougies sur l. a. montagne d’escaliers, huge et droite comme une course. Ils connaissent précisément le nombre de marches pour les avoir comptées souvent, mais chaque fois l’un d’eux se trompe, alors ils débattent là-haut : quatre cent deux, quatre cent trois ? Quand luisent tous les verres de cire, il faut travailler à sauver les flammes. Pour cela, les gosses aux poches gonflées d’allumettes veillent en guerriers, parce que le vent de septembre court docket entre les murs et souffle parfois sur les bougies comme si c’était son anniversaire. Ils vont, viennent, gravissent, alertent les distraits, vous filent entre les jambes, on croirait des oiseaux qui nourrissent leurs petits.
Barbot descend très lentement, une marche à los angeles fois, appuyé aux rampes centrales. Son gown d’ours chatouille les chevilles et gratte l. a. nuque, le museau tombe sur les yeux, et puis, cet ours-là chaussait au moins du quarantehuit, alors que lui, il a des pieds petits pour sa taille.


Luc Baba, né en 1970, est professeur d’anglais, animateur d’ateliers d’écriture, comédien et chanteur novice, écrivain et dramaturge. Remarqué dès son prime roman La cage aux cris (Prix Pages d’Or 2001), il n’a cessé depuis lors de confirmer son expertise en publiant, avec une régularité de métronome, un roman nouveau à chaque rentrée littéraire : de l. a. terre et du vent en 2002, L’eau claire de l. a. lune en 2003, et Le marchand de parapluies en 2004.

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We Could Be Beautiful: A Novel by Swan Huntley

By Swan Huntley

A spellbinding mental debut novel, Swan Huntley's We will be Beautiful is the tale of a filthy rich girl who has everything—and but can belief no one.

Catherine West has spent her whole existence surrounded via attractive issues. She owns an immaculate new york residence, she collects high quality paintings, she buys beautiful purses and garments, and she or he regularly redecorates her domestic. And but, regardless of all this, she nonetheless feels empty. She sees her own coach, she will get weekly massages, and infrequently she visits her mom and sister at the higher East part, yet after damaged engagements and boyfriends who sought after simply her cash, she is haunted by way of the phobia that she'll by no means have a relations of her personal. One evening, at an artwork starting, Catherine meets William Stockton, a good-looking guy who stocks her impeccable flavor and love of attractiveness. he's informed, dependent, or even has a private connection—his mom and dad and Catherine's mom and dad have been buddies years in the past. yet as he and Catherine develop nearer, she starts to come across unusual symptoms, and her mom, Elizabeth (now struggling with Alzheimer's), turns out to have in simple terms undesirable stories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth's previous diary she unearths an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: "We can't belief someone . . . " Is William mendacity approximately his previous? And if this is the case, is Catherine prepared to sacrifice their appealing existence so as to locate the reality? that includes a desirable heroine who longs for solutions yet is blinded via her personal privilege, shall we Be Beautiful is a glittering, seductive, totally outstanding tale of affection, funds, greed, and family.

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Married or Single? (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American by Catharine Maria Sedgwick,Deborah Gussman

By Catharine Maria Sedgwick,Deborah Gussman

Married or Single?, released in 1857, used to be Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s ultimate novel and a becoming climax to the profession of 1 of antebellum America’s first and so much profitable girl writers. Insisting on women’s correct to settle on even if to marry, Married or Single? rejects the stigma of spinsterhood and gives readers a much wider diversity of techniques for ladies in society, spotting their want and talent to figure out the process their lives.


Sedgwick’s touching, witty, and shrewdly observant novel facilities on Grace Herbert, a brand new York urban socialite who needs to negotiate the wedding marketplace and in addition discover ways to improve her personal personality and take regulate of her personal future. the tale merges quite a lot of renowned American literary forms—including the seduction novel, the conversion narrative, the unconventional of schooling, and social reform fiction—and offers a window on a number of the cultural and political anxieties of the 1850s past marriage, together with immigration, slavery, and concrete poverty. Sedgwick’s lifelong obstacle with women’s tasks to the country as electorate is confirmed via her depiction of exemplary girls of varied backgrounds and conditions who illustrate the concept that changing into a valuable person is extra vital than turning into a spouse, particularly in a democratic society.

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Ça ressemble à de l'amour: Recueil de nouvelles (Euphémie) by Line Alexandre

By Line Alexandre

Seize nouvelles courtes autour de l’amour tel qu’il se dit, se cache ou se ment

Ça en a l. a. forme et l. a. couleur, ça en prend le nom parfois, et l’air et los angeles chanson. Mais est-ce de l’amour ou son ersatz ?
Tout ça ressemble à de l’amour… Et bien malin qui saura démêler le vrai du faux.
Un recueil où entre humour et émotion tente de se faufiler cet amour qui a du mal à se dire ou à se vivre entre des gens en rupture. Où l. a. solitude pousse parfois à l. a. folie et au crime.

Zoom sur des instants de vie qui mettent en scène "l'amour" !


Le pick-up stoppa devant Calixte qui attendait sur le trottoir.
– Dépêche-toi ! hurla le patron.
Il était 6h28, et c’était lui le buyer qui avait huit mins de retard. Il arborait une major bandée.
– Me suis brûlé l. a. major avec ce foutu café !
Le purchaser avait toujours une bonne raison d’être en retard et une meilleure encore de dévider sa mauvaise humeur sur le monde entier et sur Calixte en particulier.
– Vous les Noirs, vous n’avez aucune inspiration du temps !
Calixte grimpa sur le siège, et le buyer démarra avant même qu’il ait refermé l. a. portière.


Ni coups de théâtre, ni chutes surprenantes, ici, simplement des moments de vie mis en scène avec doigté. - Culture, le journal culturel en ligne de l'Université de Liège


Originaire de Waremme, Line Alexandre est diplômée de l'Université de Liège, où elle a suivi des études de philologie romane. Elle a enseigné le français pendant plusieurs années avant de se consacrer à l'écriture. Après les romans Petites pratiques de l. a. mort (2008) et Mère de l'année ! (2012), elle s'illustre dans le style de l. a. nouvelle avec Ça ressemble à de l'amour.

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Scarred Angels by Tina Karagulian,Cindy Polk Francis

By Tina Karagulian,Cindy Polk Francis

Scarred Angels is the tale of 1 man’s descent right into a hell of his personal making, his quest for redemption, and his disagreement on the crossroads of pain and therapeutic. alongside his trip, he stumbles upon secrets and techniques and corruption at institutional and private degrees, whereas supported by means of a group that rallies round him in even his darkest moments.

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