We Recommend: Books

Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole

Tue 23 Jan - Fri 23 Mar

Princeton University Press

To show how economics can help us realise the common good, Nobel Winner Jean Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, financial crisis...


Woman at Sea by Catherine Poulain

Tue 13 Feb - Fri 13 Apr

Jonathan Cape

Lili is a runaway. Her search takes her to Kodiak, Alaska, home to a ragtag community of fishermen, army vets and drifters who man the island’s fishing fleet. Despite her tiny frame, faltering English and lack of experience, Lili lands a job on board!


American Journal by Christine Montalbetti

Tue 20 Feb - Fri 20 Apr

Dalkey Archive Press

Beginning as a road novel reuniting Donovan and Tom Lee, old friends from their college days, Christine Montalbetti’s novel quickly becomes a playfully unpredictable exploration of American culture.


A Walk Through Paris by Eric Hazan

Tue 27 Feb - Fri 27 Apr

Verso Books

A walker’s guide to Paris, taking us through its past, present and possible futures. Filled with historical anecdotes, geographical observations and literary references, Hazan’s walk guides us through an unknown Paris.


How I Lose You by Kate McNaughton

Tue 6 Mar - Sun 6 May


What happens to a story when it ends too soon? When Eva and Adam fall into bed one Friday night, tired and happy after drinks with friends, they have their whole lives ahead of them. But then their story ends.


No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel

Wed 7 Mar - Mon 7 May

Pushkin Press

During WWII, Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish bookseller from Poland, comes to Paris. Horrified by what she sees, she goes into hiding. Discover the tale of a woman whose lust for life refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hour. Prefaced by Patrick Modiano.


Your Father’s Room by Michel Déon

Sun 11 Mar - Mon 14 May

Gallic Books

Édouard (Michel Déon’s real name) looks back on his 1920s childhood spent in Paris and Monte Carlo. Within a bourgeois yet unconventional upbringing, ‘Teddy’, must deal with not just the universal trials of growing up, but also a sudden tragedy in his family.