Book review: Villa Triste – I love France 190

Villa Triste

 

Villa Triste

Author: Patrick Modiano
Translator: John Cullen
Publisher: Other Press
US Release date: May 31, 2016
Villa Triste
was first released in French in 1975!
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1590517673
also available as ebook
Genre: literary fiction

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In 2014, Patrick Modiano was the sixteenth French author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Since then, English readers have finally more and more opportunities to read his books. Better late than never. Other Press publishes this month Villa Triste, published in French back in 1975!  Click to continue reading

Sunday After BEA16: discoveries

BEA16

Sunday After BEA16

After sharing about my book haul and several book bloggers I was so thrilled to finally meet (alas, I missed many more!), time for a broader picture and for telling you all about the ideas I brought back. Click to continue reading

Book review: Mon amie américaine – I love France 186

Mon amie américaine

 

Mon amie américaine

Author: Michèle Halberstadt
Translator: Bruce Benderson
Publisher: Other Press
US Release date: April 12, 2016
Mon amie américaine
was first released in French in 2014
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1590517604
also available as ebook
Genre: literary fiction

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 It is quite unusual for a novel to receive the exact same title in its original French version and its English translation. It makes perfect sense for Mon amie américaine, as it explores the evolution of a friendship between two women, a French and an American one. Click to continue reading