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Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Antoine Laurain
Publisher: Gallic Books
Release: 2015-03-02
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781908313874

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"Laurain presents the story as if it were reportage, but with the confidence of an age-old storyteller."—San Francisco Book Review "Laurain's gentle, satirical humor remind this reviewer of Jacques Tati's classic films, and, no, you don't have to know French politics to enjoy this charming novel. Fans of Muriel Barbery'sThe Elegance of the Hedgehog will want this."—Library Journal "A hymn to la vie Parisienne . . . enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy."—The Guardian Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions? The Red Notebook has already been sold in twelve different languages. French TV is making a film ofThe President's Hat and the movie rights of The Red Notebook have been sold to UGC. Antoine Laurain was born in Paris. He is the author of five novels, includingThe President's Hat.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Antoine Laurain
Publisher:
Release: 2015
File: 159 Pages
ISBN-13: 1908313862

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Contains: The red notebook -- Why write? -- Accident report -- It don't mean a thing.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release: 2002
File: 103 Pages
ISBN-13: 0811214982

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The novels of Paul Auster—finely wrought, self-reflexive, filled with doublings, coincidences, and mysteries—have captured the imagination of readers and the admiration of many critics of contemporary literature. In Beyond the Red Notebook, the first book devoted to the works of Auster, Dennis Barone has assembled an international group of scholars who present twelve essays that provide a rich and insightful examination of Auster's writings. The authors explore connections between Auster's poetry and fiction, the philosophical underpinnings of his writing, its relation to detective fiction, and its unique embodiment of the postmodern sublime. Their essays provide the fullest analysis available of Auster's themes of solitude, chance, and paternity found in works such as The Invention of Solitude, City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, In the Country of Last Things, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, and Leviathan. This volume includes contributions from Pascal Bruckner, Marc Chenetier, Norman Finkelstein, Derek Rubin, Madeleine Sorapure, Stephen Bernstein, Tim Woods, Steven Weisenburger, Arthur Saltzman, Eric Wirth, and Motoyuki Shibata. The extensive bibliography, prepared by William Drenttel, will greatly benefit both scholars and general readers.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Dennis Barone
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release: 2011-09-16
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812206685

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In 1979 when Matthew Engel started his journalist career he began to keep a commonplace book in which he has set down any quotes, jokes or facts that made him laugh, smile, sigh, cry or simply raise his eyebrows. Over the next 27 years he completed 35 small red notebooks with the intention that his son, Laurie, who was developing similar tastes, might one day read them. But in 2006 Laurie, aged thirteen, died of a rare and vicious cancer after a two year battle. Seeking solace wherever he could find it, Matthew started re-reading some of the notebooks and thought maybe other people might enjoy them. This selection is a highly engaging and eclectic mix of fascinating, thought provoking and frequently moving excerpts, many saved from oblivion by the author's intelligent eye. The cumulative effect of such stimulating material is to leave the reader with a genuine sense of awe at the stupidity, intelligence, imagination and humour of humanity. The proceeds from The Red Notebooks will go towards the Laurie Engel Fund that is raising money in conjunction with the Teenage Cancer Trust to support the appropriate care of teenage cancer patients.

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Genre: English wit and humor
Author: Matthew Engel
Publisher: MacMillan
Release: 2007
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 0330449540

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Two stories relate the first twenty years in the life of a vain and long-suffering Frenchman who engages in a tortured love affair with a possessive older woman

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Benjamin Constant
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
Release: 1999
File: 157 Pages
ISBN-13: 1560004916

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Genre: Deaf
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1986
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:17512207

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It’s 1967. Change is everywhere in the air. The Quebec independence movement has been endorsed by Charles de Gaulle's famous "Vive le Québec libre!" and things will never be the same. But unlike the Plateau novels, wherein Michel Tremblay's beloved characters are seen from the perspective of a child destined to discover the defining characteristic of his own otherness as gay, the Notebooks are narrated in the voice of a young woman, one whose difference is defined by her highly visible physical deformity--Céline Poulin is a midget. Having always maintained that he does not write politics, but fables, Tremblay here celebrates how it is possible for Céline to embrace her difference and to flourish in a community of others with transcendent eloquence and compassion.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Michel Tremblay
Publisher: Talonbooks Limited
Release: 2008-01
File: 287 Pages
ISBN-13: 0889225885

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Genre: Science
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 1980
File: 164 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822010802437

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A spirited look at life and Romantic sensibilities on the eve of the nineteenth century, this narrative is a priceless document and a fine example of early autobiographical writing.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Benjamin Constant
Publisher: Alma Books
Release: 2018-01-01
File: 89 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780714546322

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