Category : Fiction
Editor : Gallic Books
ISBN : 9781908313874
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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‘A clever, funny novel . . . a masterpiece of Parisian perfection’ Duchess of Cornwall 'The very quintessence of French romance' The Times Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

Category : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 1908313862
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"Laurain presents the story as if it were reportage, but with the confidence of an age-old storyteller."—San Francisco Book Review "Laurain's gentle, satirical humor remind this reviewer of Jacques Tati's classic films, and, no, you don't have to know French politics to enjoy this charming novel. Fans of Muriel Barbery'sThe Elegance of the Hedgehog will want this."—Library Journal "A hymn to la vie Parisienne . . . enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy."—The Guardian Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions? The Red Notebook has already been sold in twelve different languages. French TV is making a film ofThe President's Hat and the movie rights of The Red Notebook have been sold to UGC. Antoine Laurain was born in Paris. He is the author of five novels, includingThe President's Hat.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN : 9780812206685
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The novels of Paul Auster—finely wrought, self-reflexive, filled with doublings, coincidences, and mysteries—have captured the imagination of readers and the admiration of many critics of contemporary literature. In Beyond the Red Notebook, the first book devoted to the works of Auster, Dennis Barone has assembled an international group of scholars who present twelve essays that provide a rich and insightful examination of Auster's writings. The authors explore connections between Auster's poetry and fiction, the philosophical underpinnings of his writing, its relation to detective fiction, and its unique embodiment of the postmodern sublime. Their essays provide the fullest analysis available of Auster's themes of solitude, chance, and paternity found in works such as The Invention of Solitude, City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, In the Country of Last Things, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, and Leviathan. This volume includes contributions from Pascal Bruckner, Marc Chenetier, Norman Finkelstein, Derek Rubin, Madeleine Sorapure, Stephen Bernstein, Tim Woods, Steven Weisenburger, Arthur Saltzman, Eric Wirth, and Motoyuki Shibata. The extensive bibliography, prepared by William Drenttel, will greatly benefit both scholars and general readers.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101988602
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Romance trades the open road for the high seas in the latest from the author of Focus on Me and Trust the Focus... Perpetually shy, Quinn Mathers is content to remain in the shadow of his brash best friend Jess Hartman. But before their college graduation, he and Jess have planned one last hurrah: a spring break Caribbean cruise. And it won’t be just any cruise. On board are members of the reality show Trip League, which follows young twenty-somethings on adventures around the world. Since the show’s beginning, Quinn has been fascinated by J. R. Butler, with his amazing body, warm eyes, and killer grin. Unfortunately, he’s straight—or so the world thinks. At nineteen, J. R. signed a contract to play straight for the show, and there’s no way to get out of it now. Yet with each passing day, Quinn and J. R. find it harder to keep their hands off each other and to keep out of the camera’s frame. But when the lens finally focuses on them, J. R. must decide if he’s willing to risk his career by admitting his bisexuality, and Quinn must determine if he's bold enough to stand in the spotlight with the man of his dreams... Praise for the In Focus Series “Erickson displays fantastic writing. She brings the road trip to life and delivers banter and sizzle with ease.”—RT Book Reviews “Credible characterizations and a sensitive ear for the ways men talk about love and sex make this a delectable summer read.”—Publishers Weekly “This author writes the best sexual tension and sex scenes.”—Smexy Books

Category : Fiction
Editor : Gallic Books
ISBN : 9781910477380
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 300
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The arrival of a letter delayed by 33 years sparks off a quest that leads both on a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s and right to the heart of France today. Middle-aged doctor Alain Massoulier has received a life-changing letter – thirty-three years too late. Lost in the Paris postal system for decades, the letter from Polydor, dated 1983, offers a recording contract to The Holograms, in which Alain played lead guitar. Overcome by nostalgia, Alain is tempted to track down the members of the group. But in a world where everything and everyone has changed...where could his quest possibly take him?

Category : Fiction
Editor : Alma Books
ISBN : 9780714546322
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A spirited look at life and Romantic sensibilities on the eve of the nineteenth century, this narrative is a priceless document and a fine example of early autobiographical writing.

Category : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780375896682
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 272
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Now a Netflix original series starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis! A whirlwind holiday season romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. “I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.” 16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges. What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Gallic Books
ISBN : 9781910477984
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 176
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‘The plot blends mystery with comedy to great effect’– Daily Mail ‘A profound love of books and authors underpins this sprightly mystery’ – Publishers Weekly ‘A stylish whodunnit blended with an affectionate send-up of the world of books’ Sunday Mirror ‘Another winner for Laurain’ – European Literature Network When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. And the committee for France’s highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees. But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the author’s identity. As the police begin to investigate a series of murders strangely reminiscent of those recounted in the book, Violaine is not the only one looking for answers. And, suffering memory blanks following an aeroplane accident, she’s beginning to wonder what role she might play in the story ... Antoine Laurain, bestselling author of The Red Notebook, combines intrigue and charm in this dazzling novel of mystery, love and the power of books.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Gallic Books
ISBN : 9781908313577
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 208
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From the author of The Red Notebook, described as 'Parisian perfection' by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, The President's Hat is a delightful fable about an unsuspecting accountant who happens upon President Mitterand's hat. 'Enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy' Guardian Paperback of the Week Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. Daniel's thrill at being in such close proximity to the most powerful man in the land persists even after the presidential party has gone, which is when he discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments' soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It's a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow ... different. Winner of the Prix Landerneau Découvertes and Prix Relay des Voyageurs Waterstones Spring Book Club 2013 Kindle Top 5 Title ABA Indies Introduce choice

Category : Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins UK
ISBN : 9780007369133
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 576
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The landmark novel of the Sixties – a powerful account of a woman searching for her personal, political and professional identity while facing rejection and betrayal.