Books set in France (60)


Şi dacă e adevărat ... by Marc Levy RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
"Ce-o să-ţi spun nu e uşor de înţeles, e imposibil de admis, dar dacă ai vrea să-mi asculţi povestea…" Ce să crezi despre o femeie care-ţi alege dulapul din baie ca să-şi petreacă zilele în el? Care se miră că o poţi vedea? Care apare şi dispare brusc şi pretinde că este în comă profundă la celălalt capăt al oraşului? Pe ea trebuie să o duci la psihiatru, sau pe tine? Sau, dimpotrivă, trebuie să te laşi în voia acestei aventuri extravagante? Şi dacă este adevărat?… Dacă e adevărat că Arthur este singura persoană care poate împărţi ... continue
Recommended: 29 Sep 2023


Te voi revedea by Marc Levy RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Romanul "Te voi revedea" continua, intr-un stil amuzant si tandru, scenariul din "Si daca e adevarat...", prilejuindu-ne o noua intalnire cu Lauren si Arthur, protagonistii acestei frumoase povesti de dragoste ce trece dincolo de moarte. „Pentru cititorii francezi, Marc Levy întruchipează un destin de basm: ajuns târziu la literatură, acest autor pe cât de discret, pe atât de melancolic s-a impus încă din momentul în care primul său manuscris a încăput pe mâna editorului, scenariul corespunzător fiind imediat cumpărat... continue
Recommended: 30 Sep 2023

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep by Honore de Balzac, Honore Balzac EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Philippe and Joseph Bridau are two extremely different brothers. The elder, Philippe, is a superficially heroic soldier and adored by their mother Agathe. He is nonetheless a bitter figure, secretly gambling away her savings after a brief but glorious career in Napoleon’s army. His younger brother Joseph, meanwhile, is fundamentally virtuous - but their mother is blinded to his kindness by her disapproval of his life as an artist. Foolish and prejudiced, Agathe lives on unaware that she is being cynically manipulated by her own favourite child, but will she ever discover which of her sons is t... continue
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

The Bronze Eagle

The Bronze Eagle by Emmuska Orczy EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
The perfect calm of an early spring dawn lies over headland and sea—hardly a ripple stirs the blue cheek of the bay. The softness of departing night lies upon the bosom of the Mediterranean like the dew upon the heart of a flower.A silent dawn.Veils of transparent greys and purples and mauves still conceal the distant horizon. Breathless calm rests upon the water and that awed hush which at times descends upon Nature herself when the finger of Destiny marks an eventful hour.But now the grey and the purple veils beyond the headland are lifted one by one; the midst of dawn rises upwards like the... continue
Recommended: 17 Feb 2023


The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation by Paulo Coelho EN

Rating: 3     33 Votes
A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose a path. Will they choose good or evil? In the remote village of Viscos -- a village too small to be on any map, a place where time seems to stand still -- a stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In ... continue
Recommended: 11 May 2023


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby EN

Rating: 4     90 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
A triumphant memoir by the former editor-in-chief of French Elle that reveals an indomitable spirit and celebrates the liberating power of consciousness. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young children, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to... continue
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

The Girl with the Leica

The Girl with the Leica by Helena Janeczek EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
WINNER The Strega Prize Gerda Taro was a German-Jewish war photographer, anti-fascist activist, artist and innovator who, together with her partner, the Hungarian Endre Friedmann, was one half of the alias Robert Capa, widely considered to be the twentieth century's greatest war and political photographer. She was killed while documenting the Spanish Civil War and tragically became the first female photojournalist to be killed on a battlefield. August 1, 1937, Paris. Taro's twenty-seventh birthday, and her funeral. Friedmann, who would henceforth assume the moniker Robert Capa alone, leads the... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 09 Jun 2023

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark ... continue


The Little Paris Bookshop : A Novel by Nina George EN

Rating: 3.5     3517 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anch... continue
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
The novel that inspired the Lon Chaney film and the hit musical. "The wildest and most fantastic of tales."--New York Times Book Review.
Genre Horror
Recommended: 16 Apr 2023

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