Empress Sissi is best known for the idyllic life that has been transferred from the cinema and some romantic novels, but it is very far from reality because we have a document that is unpublished: the diary of Lucheri Louis, who murdered the empress. We are dealing with a biographical document, not ..
Named one of the best books of the year by Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Two thousand years ago a Jewish preacher gathered followers to establish the "Kingdom of God." His movement was so threatening that he was captured and executed. After his shameful death, his followers called him God. Zealot ..
There are too many Elvis, what makes it difficult to narrate the life of that timid and modest boy from the South who fulfilled his dream of getting out of poverty. This book makes an attempt to screen Elvis Presley’s life, who converted his songs into the representation of youthful feeling. / El..
In this biography, Manuel Serrano delves into the figure of Emilio Castelar, the most important Spanish republican of the 19th century. He was a convinced Europeanist who with his word and his writings contributed to forging European consciousness and the need to face the 20th century with a democra..
This is a book about a French family in the eighties, vacationing in a motorhome through Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Morocco... A personal story about the author in his youth. It’s about his childhood as a lost paradise; a tribute from Ivan Jablonka to his parents and the relationship between ge..
When feminist writer Susan Faludi learned that her seventy-six-year-old father?long estranged and living in Hungary?had undergone sex reassignment surgery, the revelation would launch her on an extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga...
The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter. In preparation for her arrival, he takes stock of the world, seeing it as if for the first time. In ..
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other PartiesIn the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological..
Yoann Barbereau was a promising official at the head of the Alliance Française in Irkutsk, in Siberia, when he was imprisoned on charges of a crime he had not committed. The FSB, heir to the KGB, created a set of false evidence to incriminate him. After months of abuse and deception by the authoriti..
From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with Oliver Sacks' restless energy. He recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he d..
From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons...
Spring is the recommencement of Knausgaard’s fantastic and spellbinding literary project of assembling a personal encyclopedia of the world addressed directly to his newly born daughter. But here Knausgaard must also tell his daughter the story of what happened during the time when her mother was pr..