The Plague

A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times In Oran

Tomboy

How do you live in Algeria when you grow up speaking French, with a French mother How do you live in France when you ve spent your childhood in Algeria with an Algerian father Tomboy is the story of a girl whose father calls her Brio, whose alter ego is Amine, and whose mother is a blue eyed blond

Ironfire

From the acclaimed author of Empires of Sand comes a mesmerizing new adventure that Jean Auel cites as crowded with events that both forecast and mirror the conflicts of today Sweeping from the drawing rooms of Paris to the palace of Suleiman the Magnificent to the dark hold of a slave ship racin

My Battle of Algiers: A Memoir

In My Battle of Algiers, an eminent historian and biographer recounts his own experiences in the savage Algerian War, an event all too reminiscent of America s present difficulties in Iraq Ted Morgan recalls a war that we would do well not to forget A Yale graduate who had grown up in both France

The Majors (Brotherhood of War, #3)

Dien Bien Phu Saigon Hanoi In 1954, they were only exotic names from a French campaign halfway around the world But now American fighting men proven on the bloody beaches of Normandy and in the minefields of Korea are summoned to help beat back the guerilla forces of Ho Chi Minh To some, the

The Last Life

Remembrance of Things Past I find myself wanting to translate the world inside Sagesse LaBasse, the teenage protagonist of Claire Messud s The Last Life, lives in a fragile world held together by the secrets of its past Her family owns the Hotel Bellevue, a summer retreat for the well to do, s

The Snow Kimono

On the same day that retired police inspector Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter, he returns to his Paris apartment to find a stranger waiting for him That stranger is a Japanese professor called Tadashi Omura What s brought him to Jovert s doorstep is not cl

Flood Tide (Dirk Pitt, #14)

Following the runaway success of his first nonfiction book, The Sea Hunters, Clive Cussler returns with his legendary fictional hero Dirk Pitt in a masterfully crafted tale of villainy on the high seas and the Mississippi River that can only enhance his status as the grand master of adventure fic

The Mysteries of Algiers

In 1959 in Algiers, city of intrigue and disguises, the French settlers are making a last stand against the FLN liberation army For Philippe, a desert intelligence officer, survival means knowing the mind of the enemy But who is the enemy How to find him Entertaining and very nasty, this calcula

The Rabbi's Cat

The preeminent work by one of France s most celebrated young comic artists, The Rabbi s Cat tells the wholly unique story of a rabbi, his daughter, and their talking cat a philosopher brimming with scathing humor and surprising tenderness.In Algeria in the 1930s, a cat belonging to a widowed rabbi

Dead Man's Share: An Inspector Llob Mystery

Superintendent Brahim Llob is bored Nothing seems to need his attention in an unusually peaceful Algiers Then suddenly, peace is shattered in ways Llob could never have imagined His subordinate, Lieutenant Lino, falls for an entirely unsuitable woman, and is devastated when she returns to a previ

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

One of the most influential works of this century, this is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought Influenced by works such as Don Juan, and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide the question of living or not living in an absurd universe devoid of order or mea