Goncourt Prize: Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre
Having just escaped the chaos of the Great War, Albert and Edouard soon realise that they are no longer welcome in their own country…
Médicis Prize: Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes by Marie Darrieussecq
Girl meets boy. It’s love at first sight. But there’s just one thing… the boy happens to be black.
Renaudot Prize: Naissance by Yann Moix
To be born is to shake off one’s parents. Not to kill the father, but to kill the son in us.
Interallié Prize: Moment d’un couple by Nelly Alard
When Olivier tells his wife Juliette about his affair, her whole world crumbles. How can she survive such a betrayal?
Grand prix du roman de l’Académie française : Plonger by Christophe Ono-dit-Biot
That’s how they found her – naked and dead. A man leads the investigation into the murder of a woman he loved passionately.
OUR HEARTS SKIP A BEAT FOR THIS SELECTION OF DOCUMENTS
Our non-fiction Librarian recommends:
Cent tableaux a clef de l’Histoire de France de Guillaume Picon
Discover France’s history through 100 paintings.
Our Cinema specialist’s choices:
Starbuck, Ken Scott, DVD, 2013
A comedy about a forty-something slacker who discovers he has fathered 533 children as a result of artificial insemination.
Our Music specialist recommends:
Love Songs, Vanessa Paradis. Barclay. 05/2013.
Our Children’s Librarian likes:
First 100 words in French by Heather Amery (Author) and Stephen Cartwright (Author, Illustrator).
Give your children a head start in French with French learning resources just for them!
Our Comics specialist says:
Chroniques de la Lune Noire Vol 0 by Fabrice Angleraud (Illustrator) and François Froideval (Author).
Discover how it all started…
Our E-books expert recommends:
La poupée timide, Sylvie Sarzaud, 2013
Lola seeks helps from a fairy because her little rag doll, Pivoine, wants to make friends, play and contribute in class but is too shy.
FIND THE BEST OF LA RENTREE LITTERAIRE AT LA MEDIATHEQUE
September is already here and it is our pleasure to present ‘La rentrée littéraire’ again!
Borrow the best of latest French contemporary literature books.
La grâce des brigands, Véronique Ovaldé, 2013, book
A toxic family, an american comedy, a few treasons, and an earthquake are some of the elements composing this story.
Kinderzimmer, Valentine Goby, 2013, book
1944, the concentration camp of Ravensbrück counts over 40 000 women. In this place of death and destruction, the Kinderzimmer: a room dedicated to infants, which looks like an anomaly, something impossible but also as a light place in the shadows. In this dreadful present, a young woman survives. She gives life, and make it carry on, despite of everything.
La confrérie des chasseurs de livres, Raphaël Jerusalmy, 2013, book
The secret mission entrusted to poet François Villon to convince a bookseller and printer of Mayence to set up in Paris to fight censorship and help the progressive ideas reprobated by Roma.
Immortelles, Laure Adler, 2013, book
A novel about youth, hopes, illusions, vagaries, love at first sight. It’s also a beautiful tribute to feminine friendship.
Un jour je m’en irai sans avoir tout dit, Jean d’ Ormesson, 2013, book
Ormuz, Jean Rolin, 2013, book
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