French books

FRENCH BOOK RECOMMENDATION: LA PLACE

Publié le 20 November 2017

Author Annie Ernaux’s 1983 work La Place explores her father’s life trajectory, from impoverished child to owner of a small épicerie, charting the social and … Read More

French book recommendation

Publié le 23 October 2017

The novel ‘La Naissance du Jour’ (Break of Day) by French writer Colette is a favourite in the Babylangues office as an example of feminist … Read More

French Book Recommendation

Publié le 16 October 2017

The novel 'Bonjour tristesse' follows its teenage protagonist, Cécile, through the fateful weeks which mark the end of her childhood and the beginning of her … Read More

French Book Recommendation

Publié le 29 September 2017

In Chronique de la dérive douce, Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière recounts the events and experiences of his first year in Montreal after escaping the dictatorial … Read More