Julien Gracq – In Argol Castle (Chateau d’Argol)

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Ross MacDonald – The Chill

  Those Little Bourgeois A guncotton thriller, with a gallery of cleverly staged characters and a rhythm that manages to captivate from beginning to end despite...

Howard Roughan – The Up and Comer

  Topical Entertainment Cynical and rampant Philip Randall, a young New York lawyer, is trapped in the mesh of his own and others' opportunism. Beyond the final...

Ambrose Bierce – The Monk And The Hangman’s Daughter

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Alessandro Perissinotto – Sowing the Wind (Semina il vento)

  Even in Vercelli Wolves Kill A love-and-death story between an Italian teacher from the Piedmont region and a young Iranian-born French woman. After their move...

Carlo Cassola – Local Railroad

Watercolor railroad Marked by the rattle of trains, Cassola outlines fragments of choral daily life of families and landscapes crossed by the local railroad tracks....

Elif Shafak – 10 Minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

This book was a contender for the Booker Prize 2019, and IMO it should have won. The story is genius, it begins with the...

Gill Hornby – Miss Austen

In 1840, Cassandra Austen decides to show up unannounced at the vicarage of the Fowle family, that has to be vacated after the vicar's...

Kathryn Stockett – The Help

The Help is a choral historical novel with three main characters, two black women and one white girl living in the segregated Mississippi during...

Rachel Kadish – The Weight of Ink

Two timelines. In modern-day London, Helen Watt and Aaron Levy find an important collection of letters dating back to 17th Century. This discovery’s not...

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Piergiorgio Odifreddi – The Gospel According to Science. Religions to the...

  The pontificating atheist The author, who usually feels a great sense of self-satisfaction when is fond of appearing in on TV talk shows, loves to...