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The Search for Anne Perry
The Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer
Joanne Drayton
In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The movie launched Jackson’s international career. It...

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France on the Brink
A Great Civilization in the New Century
Jonathan Fenby
This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called "superb" presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won't go away.

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A Masterpiece of Revenge
A Mystery
J. J. Fiechter
A wickedly ingenious thriller involving a lost masterpiece and a plot to use it for revenge.Charles Vermeille is the world’s expert on seventeenth-century French master Claude Lorrain, one of the most copied painters in history. Handsome...

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Of Illustrious Men
A Novel
Jean Rouaud
Hailed as a masterpiece, Jean Rouaud’s first novel, Fields of Glory, was awarded France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, and sold over a million copies worldwide. Of Illustrious Men establishes as fact what the first...

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Marrying Off Mother
And Other Stories
Gerald Durrell
“All of these stories are true,” states Gerald Durrell in the preface to this newest collection of his fiction, but he quickly amends, “To be strictly accurate, some are true, some have a kernel of truth and a shell of...

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Paris Without End
On French Art Since World War I
Jed Perl
This brilliant blend of history, biography, and criticism explores the seminal figures of twentieth-century French art—Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Léger, Dufy, Braque, Giacometti, Balthus, and Hélion—and the vital art world in which...

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The Roaring Silence
John Cage: A Life
David Revill
John Cage is considered one of the most important composers of the twentieth century. His work and ideas have influenced not only the world of music but also dance, painting, video art, printmaking and poetry, and he is a defining force in the whole...

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Operation Valuable Fiend
The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain
Albert Lulushi
In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary operation in the history of the...

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Saint Peter's Snow
A Novel
Leo Perutz
It could have been a common street accident that put Dr. Georg Amberg in the hospital, but for the five weeks his doctors say he has been in a coma, recovering from a brain hemorrhage after being run down by a car, he has memories of a more disturbing...

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They Shall Not Have Me
The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II
Jean Hélion
A daring story of imprisonment and escape under the Nazi regime and a moving and engrossing symbol of resilience and integrity.The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner of war...

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