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Bite-Sized History of France

Bite-Sized History of France

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A delicious (Dorie Greenspan), genial (Kirkus Reviews), very cool book about the intersections of food and history (Michael Pollan)--as featured in the New York Times

The complex political, historical, religious and social factors that shaped some of [France's] . . . most iconic dishes and culinary products are explored in a way that will make you rethink every sprinkling of fleur de sel.
--The New York Times Book Review

Acclaimed upon its hardcover publication as a culinary treat for Francophiles (Publishers Weekly), A Bite-Sized History of France is a thoroughly original book that explores the facts and legends of the most popular French foods and wines. Traversing the cuisines of France's most famous cities as well as its underexplored regions, the book is enriched by the authors' friendly accessibility that makes these stories so memorable (The New York Times Book Review). This innovative social history also explores the impact of war and imperialism, the age-old tension between tradition and innovation, and the enduring use of food to prop up social and political identities.

The origins of the most legendary French foods and wines--from Roquefort and cognac to croissants and Calvados, from absinthe and oysters to Camembert and champagne--also reveal the social and political trends that propelled France's rise upon the world stage. As told by a Franco-American couple (Stéphane is a cheesemonger, Jeni is an academic) this is an impressive book that intertwines stories of gastronomy, culture, war, and revolution. . . . It's a roller coaster ride, and when you're done you'll wish you could come back for more (The Christian Science Monitor).

Black Bazaar

Black Bazaar

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Buttocks Man is down on his uppers. His girlfriend, Original Colour, has cleared out of their Paris studio and run off to the Congo with a vertically challenged drummer known as The Mongrel. She's taken their daughter with her. Meanwhile, a racist neighbour spies on him something wicked, accusing him of 'digging a hole in the Dole'. And his drinking buddies at Jips, the Afro-Cuban bar in Les Halles, pour scorn on Black Bazaar, the journal he keeps to log his sorrows. There are days when only the Arab in the corner shop has a kind word; while at night his dreams are stalked by the cannibal pygmies of Gabon. Then again, Buttocks Man wears no ordinary uppers. He has style, bags of it (suitcases of crocodile and anaconda Westons, to be precise). He's a dandy from the Bacongo district of Brazzaville - AKA a sapeur or member of the Society of Ambience-makers and People of Elegance. But is flaunting sartorial chic against tough times enough for Buttocks Man to cut it in the City of Light?

Blaue Wunder

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Blue Room

Blue Room

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"The matchless French crime novelist" -- Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian

Master novelist Georges Simenon's critically acclaimed tale of the destructive power of lust and guilt

"He felt no resentment towards Andree for biting his lip. In the context of their lovemaking, it had its place."

For Tony and Andree, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hotel des Voyageurs. Their adulterous affair is intoxicating, passionate--and dangerous. It soon turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape. Heart-pounding and high-stakes, The Blue Room is a stylish and sensual psychological thriller that weaves a story of cruelty, reckless lust, and relentless guilt.

Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

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Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

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A sensational 1954 French novel that has become a contemporary classic

Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, Bonjour Tristesse is a bittersweet tale narrated by Cecile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father's love life leads to tragic consequences.

Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father--a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye--for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a tall and almost beautiful law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cécile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences.

The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.

This special Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Diane Johnson and a P.S. section with additional insights about the book and author.

Bonsoir Lune

Bonsoir Lune

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Boussole

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Boxes

Boxes

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Boxes is a dark tale of a young couple and their enigmatic new neighbours, from the 'slyly funny' [Sunday Times] Pascal Garnier.


'This is quality writing' Crime Review


Brice and Emma had bought their new home in the countryside together. And then Emma disappeared. Now, as he awaits her return, Brice busies himself with DIY and walks around the village. He gradually comes to know his new neighbours including Blanche, an enigmatic woman in white, who has lived on her own in the big house by the graveyard since the death of her father, to whom Brice bears a curious resemblance...

Brauner Bar, wen siehst denn du?

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Brief Loves That Live Forever

Brief Loves That Live Forever

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A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet era

In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him-a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom.

"Makine has been compared to Stendhal, Tolstoy and Proust; our best historians of the Soviet era queue up to pronounce him one of the finest living writers on the period; and he is regularly tipped to be among the contenders for the next Nobel in literature." -The Daily Telegraph

Bright Baby Slide and Find Words/Palabras

Bright Baby Slide and Find Words/Palabras

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An ideal introduction to English and Spanish, Roger Priddy's Bright Baby: Words/Palabras is a first learning book for children to develop bilingual skills.

With exciting touch and feel textures of colorful objects for your baby to discover through sliding windows, this interactive book offers children the opportunity to learn vocabulary in two languages from an early age.

Brodeck

Brodeck

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A powerful and moving novel about the ravages war and the need to tell the truth, even in the face of adversity.

After the close of a great war, a mysterious stranger arrives in a small European village. He is an artist and he begins sketching the villagers, showing the painful reality of the crimes and betrayals the war left in its wake. Consumed by distrust, the villagers conspire and murder him. The authorities commission Brodeck, a timid, low-level bureaucrat, to write a report that essentially whitewashes the incident. Brodeck agrees to write the official account, but he simultaneously sets down his version of the incident in a parallel narrative, which interweaves his own horrific experiences as a prisoner of war, the truth about the stranger's disappearance, and the dark secrets the villagers have fought fiercely to keep hidden.

Buddenbrooks

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Buenas noches construcción Buenas noches diversión (Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site - Spanish language edition)

Buenas noches construcción Buenas noches diversión (Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site - Spanish language edition)

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Share the magic of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site with your little Spanish speaker! One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and say buenas noches--so that tomorrow they'll be ready for another day of construction play! Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this Spanish-edition book a bedtime favorite for truck-crazy kids everywhere.
Busca de la Entrada Secreta: Una emocionante aventura de misterio con un final sorprendente (Libro 1)

Busca de la Entrada Secreta: Una emocionante aventura de misterio con un final sorprendente (Libro 1)

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Un misterioso mensaje sobre una entrada secreta es el comienzo de una extraordinaria aventura con un final inesperado.

Podrán Alicia y Tom descifrar el código y descubrir que hay tras la entrada secreta?


La aventura continúa en "EN BUSCA DE LA ENTRADA SECRETA 2"


"En busca de la entrada secreta" es un libro divertido, perfecto para fomentar la lectura.

También puedes encontrar la versión adaptada al inglés con el título "In search of the secret gate".

Este libro promueve el amor por la naturaleza y la ciencia, la curiosidad y el valor.


Si te gusta la naturaleza, el misterio y la ciencia ficción te gustará este libro.


★El libro contiene ilustraciones en blanco y negro.

★Edad recomendada de 7 a 12 años.

★Libro para niños en español.


For Spanish learners:

This is an easy-to-read book, perfect to learn Spanish.

Un libro perfecto y fácil de leer para aprender español en cualquier nivel.


Géneros:


- Acción y aventura


- Ciencia ficción


- Misterios y detectives


- Vida en el campo y en la granja


- Lugares y culturas


- Historias multiculturales


- Explora el mundo


- Misterios y maravillas


- Libros en espanol


- Action and adventure


- Libros en castellano


- Books in spanish


- Mystery


Para fans de:


-Enola Homes


-Los Buscapistas


-Rebekah


-Amanda Black


-El secreto de los Favre


-El enigma de la estrella fugaz

C'est Moi Le Plus Beau

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Caballero del Alba = Knight at Dawn

Caballero del Alba = Knight at Dawn

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Jack and Annie travel back in time to medieval England for an adventure inside a storybook castleQfrom the feasting hall to the dreadful dungeon.