Rebecca et moi avons compilé pour vous une sélection d'ouvrages traduits en anglais et qui ont attiré l'attention du New York Times. Nous partageons des extraits des critiques, ainsi que les liens vers le catalogue.

LADIVINE, par MARIE NDIAYE

Pour ses livres précédents, Ndiaye a reçu prix Goncourt et le Prix Femina. Quant à le New York Times, son plus recent est “A wild ghost story, rooted in immigration and exile.”

LA VIE DES ELFES, par MURIEL BARBERY

[Her] previous novels, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” and “Gourmet Rhapsody,” took place in the same Paris apartment building. Her latest departs from both that locale and the quotidian world. Set in Burgundy, Italy and a magical place called the Pavilion of the Mists, “The Life of Elves” follows two girls of otherworldly provenance…” –NYT

CE PAYS QUI TE RESSEMBLE, par Tobie Nathan

“A sometimes comic novel set in the Jewish community of Cairo between the 1920s and the rise to power of Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1950s. It was written by Tobie Nathan, 67, a writer and ethno-psychiatrist who left Egypt for France in 1957...”- NYT

RÉPARER LES VIVANTS, par MAYLIS DE KERANGAL

“It is an unusual and often-ravishing novel, taking place over the span of just 23 hours and 59 minutes. The book begins with Simon Limbres, a 19-year-old surfer boy at the peak of his vitality, soaring headlong into a windshield after a day at the beach…” -NYT
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UN AVION SANS ELLE, par MICHEL BUSSI

“Before the miracle of DNA testing, a suspense story could hinge on the mystery of a child’s parentage. The French author Michel Bussi takes advantage of that opportunity by opening AFTER THE CRASH in 1980 and making a 3-month-old girl the sole survivor of a plane crash at the French-Swiss border in the Alps.” -NYT

 

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