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Birth of a Bridge

Birth of a Bridge

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From one of the most exciting novelists writing in France today comes this literary saga of a dozen men and women - engineers, designers, machinery operators, cable riggers - all employees of the international consortium charged with building a bridge somewhere in a mythical and fantastic California.

Told on a sweeping scale reminiscent of classic American adventure films, this Médicis Prize-winning novel chronicles the lives of these workers, who represent a microcosm of not just mythic California, but of humanity as a whole. Their collective effort to complete the megaproject recounts one of the oldest of human dramas, to domesticate - and to radically transform - our world through built form, with all the dramatic tension it brings: a threatened strike, an environmental dispute, sabotage, accidents, career moves, and love affairs ... Here generations and social classes cease to exist, and everyone and everything converges toward the bridge as metaphor, a cross-cultural impression of America today.

Kerangal's writing has been widely praised for its scope, originality, and use of language. The style of her prose is rich and innovative, playing with different registers (from the most highly literary to the most colloquial slang), taking risks and inventing words, and playing with speed and tension through grammatical ellipsis and elision. She employs a huge vocabulary and, most strikingly, brings together words not often combined to evoke startling comparisons. Not since Vikram Seth's Golden Gate has such a great Californian novel been told.

Birthday Book/Las Mananitas (Canticos)

Birthday Book/Las Mananitas (Canticos)

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The Birthday Book/Las Mañanitas is the 4th book in the bilingual (English & Spanish) nursery rhyme collection from Canticos.

This children's book is based on the popular Mexican birthday song "Las Mañanitas".

Canticos animated videos are now streaming across Nickelodeon's digital platforms. Watch them now at nickjr.com/canticos

Concept: Birthday Celebrations.

Format:
  • Novelty book with an accordion fold so the book can be opened completely and laid flat or made to stand so children can surround themselves with the story.
  • Interactive lift-the-flap features.
  • Reversible with the original Spanish song on one side and an English adaptation on the other side.
  • Each brightly colored spread offers children an opportunity to identify basic shapes.
  • Comes in a slipcase.
  • Children can also download the FREE companion app at canticosworld.com/apps/ as well as watch the sing along video at canticosworld.com/videos

    Book summary: Fans of the series will recognize a cast of characters from the Canticos collection who wake up Sammy the bunny on his special day and then partake in a joyful, cake-filled celebration, complete with mariachi and a piñata.

    About the Series: Canticos is a collection of the most beloved nursery rhymes and children's songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Canticos creates bilingual books, apps, and sing-along videos.

    Bis Zum Morgengrauen Up to the Grey Tomorrow

    $19.95
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    Bis Zur Mittagsstunde Up to the Noontime

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    Biss zum Morgengrauen

    $24.95
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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.

    Bluey Hora de dormir

    Bluey Hora de dormir

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    Acompaña a Bluey y Bingo en una aventura de ensueño en este libro-álbum bilingüe y especial ¡que trae páginas desplegables! Basado en la galardonada serie animada Bluey, presentada en Disney+.

    Come on a dream-filled adventure with Bluey and Bingo in this special bilingual picture book with fold-out pages! Based on the award-winning animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+.

    ¡Es la hora de dormir en la casa de los Jíler! Bingo quiere comportarse como una niña grande. Una vez que se queda dormida y vive una aventura de ensueño con Floppy, será capaz de pasar toda la noche y despertar en su propia cama?

    It's sleepytime at the Heeler house! Bingo wants to do a Big Girl sleep. As she drifts away into a dreamy adventure with Flopsy, will Bingo make it through the night and wake up in her own bed?

    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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    Bookie y Cookie

    Bookie y Cookie

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    Incluso las amistades más profundas atraviesan momentos difíciles, pero un amigo de verdad siempre encuentra una solución (¡specialmente cuando hay galletas de por medio!). Un libro delicioso e inteligente, traducido al español por su autora.

    Bookie y Cookie son mejores amigos. Les encanta pasar tiempo juntos, leyendo y comiendo galletas. Pero siempre se juntan en casa de Cookie... hasta el día en que Bookie insiste en quedarse en su casa. Cookie se niega; no quiere probar nada nuevo. Así que ahora Bookie y Cookie están cada uno por su lado, y las cosas que solían hacer juntos ya no son tan divertidas. Podrán los dos amigos atreverse a probar cosas nuevas para salvar su amistad?

    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...

    Braiding Sweetgrass / Una trenza de hierba sagrada Spanish edition

    Braiding Sweetgrass / Una trenza de hierba sagrada Spanish edition

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    An international and New York Times best-seller with over 2 million copies sold, for the first time in Spanish language in the US.

    By the botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass has become a fundamental read during the last decade. Bringing together the author's scientific training with her indigenous wisdom, it presents the knowledge of plants and animals as invaluable life lessons from our oldest teachers. With captivating storytelling that draws on her life as a scientist, indigenous, woman, and mother, Wall Kimmerer circles toward a central argument--awakening ecological consciousness requires acknowledging and celebrating our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

    With over two million copies sold worldwide and translated into twenty languages, this marks the first time this international best-seller will be published in Spanish language in the US. For readers of The Four Agreements, Paulo Coelho, and anyone interested in nature, ecology, and new insightful perspectives on spirituality.

    A New York Times Bestseller

    A Washington Post Bestseller

    A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

    Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub

    A Washington Post "2020 Holiday Gift Guide" Recommendation

    A Minneapolis Star Tribune "2020 Holiday Book Recommendation"

    A Book Riot "Favorite Summer Read of 2020?"

    A Food Tank Reading Recommendation for Fall 2020

    Brauner Bar, wen siehst denn du?

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