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Born: Established: Paris,
Western Europe, Europe,
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31 9 y separately published work icon The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris , ( trans. Jocelyne Barsse with title Le tatoueur d'Auschwitz ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2020 12178324 2018 single work novel historical fiction

'The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he had been caught, he would have been killed; many owed him their survival.

'There have been many books about the Holocaust - and there will be many more. What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov's incredible zest for life. He understood exactly what was in store for him and his fellow prisoners, and he was determined to survive - not just to survive but to leave the camp with his dignity and integrity intact, to live his life to the full. Terrible though this story is, it is also a story of hope and of courage. It is also - almost unbelievably - a love story. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight, and he determined not only to survive himself but to ensure that Gita did, too. His story - their story - will make you weep, but you will also find it uplifting. It shows the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

'Like many survivors, Lale and Gita told few people their story after the war. They eventually made their way to Australia, where they raised a son and had a successful life. But when Gita died, Lale felt he could no longer carry the burden of their past alone. He chose to tell his story. ' (Publication summary)

3 8 y separately published work icon Relativity Antonia Hayes , ( trans. Cyrielle Ayakatsikas with title La Vie Étoilée D'Ethan Forsythe : Roman ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2018 8607416 2015 single work novel

'Ethan is a bright young boy obsessed with physics and astronomy who lives with his mother, Claire. Claire has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he's becoming increasingly curious about his father's absence in his life, wanting to fill in the gaps.

'Claire's life is centred on Ethan; she is fiercely protective of her talented, vulnerable son, and of her own feelings. When Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event from when he was a baby, Claire's tightly held world is split open.

'On the other side of the country, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart. Then a sudden and unexpected call home forces him to confront his past, and the hole in his life that was once filled with his wife Claire and his son Ethan.

'When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that – like gravity – pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness.

'Heart-wrenching, absorbing and magical, Relativity is an irresistible novel about science, love, unbreakable bonds and irreversible acts.' (Publication summary)

4 15 y separately published work icon The Low Road Chris Womersley , ( trans. Valérie Malfoy with title La Mauvaise Pente : Roman ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2016 Z1424551 2007 single work novel thriller

'A young petty criminal, Lee, wakes in a seedy motel to find a bullet in his side and a suitcase of stolen money next to him, with only the haziest memory of exactly how he got there. Soon he meets Wild, a morphine-addicted doctor who is escaping his own disastrous life. The two men form an unwilling, unlikely alliance and set out for the safety of a country estate owned by a former colleague of Wild's named Sherman.

'As they flee the city, they develop an uneasy intimacy, inevitably revisiting their pasts even as they desperately seek to evade them. Lee is haunted by a brief stint in jail, while Wild is on the run from the legacy of medical malpractice. But Lee and Wild are not alone: they are pursued through an increasingly alien and gothic landscape by the ageing gangster Josef, who must retrieve the stolen money and deal with Lee to ensure his own survival. By the time Josef finally catches up to them, all three men have been forced to confront the parts of themselves they sought to outrun.' (Publisher's blurb)

2 y separately published work icon Forged by Desire Bec McMaster , ( trans. Tiphaine Scheuer with title La proie et le chasseur ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2016 8325170 2014 single work novel romance fantasy

'Captain Garrett Reed of the Nighthawk guard has a deadly mission: capture a steel-jawed monster preying on women. He hates to put his partner, Perry, in jeopardy, but she’s the best bait he has. Little does he realize, he’s about to be caught in his own trap.

'Perry has been half in love with Garrett for years, but this is not exactly the best time to start a relationship—especially when their investigation leads them directly into the clutches of the madman she thought she’d escaped…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon My Lady Quicksilver Bec McMaster , ( trans. Tiphaine Scheuer with title Le Maître de la Guilde ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2016 6872148 2013 single work novel romance fantasy

'In the mist-shrouded streets of a steam-fuelled London, a clockwork army is on the rise, vampire blue bloods rule the streets, and war is brewing…


'He will find her no matter what. As a blue-blooded captain of the Nighthawk Guard, his senses are keener than most. Some think he’s indestructible. But once he finds the elusive Mercury, what will he do with her?

'It’s his duty to turn her in—she’s a notorious spy and traitor. But after one stolen moment, he can’t forget the feel of her in his arms, the taste of her, or the sharp sting of betrayal as she slipped off into the night. Little does Mercury know, no one hunts better than the Nighthawk. And his greatest revenge will be to leave her begging for his touch…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon Heart of Iron Bec McMaster , ( trans. Tiphaine Scheuer with title La bête de l'ombre ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2015 6872056 2013 single work novel fantasy romance

'Lena Todd is the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a rebel against London’s vicious elite—not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger.

'Will Carver is more than man, he’s a verwolfen and he wants nothing to do with the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds Lena in possession of a coded letter, he realizes she’s in a world of trouble. To protect her, he’ll have to seduce the truth from her before it’s too late.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon Tarnished Knight Bec McMaster , ( trans. Tiphaine Scheuer with title De sang et de glace ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2015 6871211 2013 single work novel romance fantasy

'After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John ‘Rip’ Doolan, thinks he’s finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he’s ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realised precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined…

'For six months Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she’s devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his.

'But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship… or risk losing each other forever.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 y separately published work icon Kiss of Steel Bec McMaster , ( trans. Tiphaine Scheuer with title La fugitive de Whitechapel ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2015 6871012 2012 single work novel fantasy romance

'Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?

'Ever since Vickers infected him with the craving, Blade has been quicker, stronger, almost immortal—and terrified of losing control of the monster within. Honoria could be his perfect revenge against the duke…or the salvation he never dared to dream of.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

14 12 y separately published work icon Mice Gordon Reece , ( trans. Alain Defossé with title Piégées ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2013 Z1726667 2010 single work novel young adult thriller

'Shelley and her mom have been menaced long enough. Excused from high school where a trio of bullies nearly killed her, and still reeling from her parents’ humiliating divorce, Shelley has retreated with her mother to the quiet of Honeysuckle Cottage in the countryside. Thinking their troubles are over, they revel in their cozy, secure life of gardening and books, hot chocolate and Brahms by the fire. But on the eve of Shelley’s sixteenth birthday, an unwelcome guest disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps. What happens next will shatter all their certainties—about their safety, their moral convictions, the limits of what they are willing to accept, and what they’re capable of.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

5 5 y separately published work icon Let the Dead Lie Malla Nunn , ( trans. Anne Rabinovitch with title Le Sang Et La Poussière : Une Enquête de L'inspecteur Cooper ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2013 Z1667565 2010 single work novel crime

'In Let the Dead Lie, Cooper is a changed man. Forced to resign from his position of Detective Sergeant and re-classified as mixed race, he winds up powerless and alone in the tough coastal city of Durban, mixing labouring with a bit of surveillance work for his old boss, Major van Niekerk.

'Patrolling the freight yards one night, Cooper stumbles upon the body of a young white boy and, the detective in him can not, or will not, walk away. When two more bodies - this time black women - are discovered at his boarding house, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in a triple murder case.

'At van Niekerk's behest, Cooper's given 48 hours to clear his name and - unofficially - solve the three murders. And so, temporarily back to being a European Detective Sergeant, he launches headlong into Durban's seedy underworld, a viper's nest of prostitution, drug running and violence run by a colourful cast of characters including wannabe Indian gangsters; a mysterious figure who drives a white De Soto convertible; a Zion Gospel preacher, and the exquisite yet streetwise Lana, who also happens to be van Niekerk's mistress...'

6 1 y separately published work icon Tempt the Devil Anna Campbell , ( trans. Julie Guinard with title La Robe Écarlate ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2013 Z1553962 2009 single work novel romance historical fiction

'For Olivia Raines, London's most notorious courtesan, and the infamous Julian Southwood, Earl of Erith, falling in love will be the greatest risk of all in this wicked and wild romance from Anna Campbell.

'Any man in London would worship her. Yet Olivia is, quite frankly, bored of them all. Despite her many dalliances, she's never felt true passion, never longed for any lover's touch ... until Julian, London's most notoriously wanton rake, decided to make her his mistress.

'From the moment he first saw her, Julian knew he must possess her. And when he discovers her greatest secret, a scandal that could ruin her reputation and end her career, he knows just the way to use this damaging information to his most delightful advantage. He offers Olivia a deal with the devil: he'll keep her secret ... if she allows him the chance to show her true ecstasy.

'But Olivia must be careful, for Julian has a secret of his own: he will not rest until she is completely, shamelessly his.' (Publisher's blurb)

10 5 y separately published work icon A Guide to the Birds of East Africa : A Novel Nicholas Drayson , ( trans. Johan-Frédérik Hel Guedj with title Le Pari Des Guetteurs de Plumes Africaines : Roman ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2013 Z1519696 2008 single work novel 'For the past three years, Mr. Malik has been secretly in love with Rose Mbikwa, a woman who leads the weekly bird walks sponsored by the East African Ornithological Society. Just as Malik is getting up the nerve to invite Rose to the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball (the premier social occasion of the Kenyan calendar), Harry Khan, a nemesis from his school days, arrives in town.
Khan has also become enraptured with Rose and announces his intent to invite her to the Ball. Rather than force Rose to choose between the two men, a clever solution is proposed. Whoever can identify the most species of birds in one week’s time gets the privilege of asking Ms. Mbikwa to the ball.' (Publication summary)
4 y separately published work icon The Accidental Wedding Anne Gracie , ( trans. Ann Bushell with title Rien Que La Passion ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2012 Z1746650 2010 single work novel romance historical fiction

'When Nash Renfrew wakes in the bed of lovely Maddy Woodford, he thinks he's dreaming. Then he learns of his accident and the loss of his memory. But when it returns, Nash has no desire to leave Maddy's side and continues pretending he has amnesia. With each passing day, Nash's attraction to Maddy grows. But he's a diplomat and she's just a country girl. How can he even entertain thoughts of seducing her?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

6 y separately published work icon To Catch A Bride Anne Gracie , ( trans. Sophie Pertus with title Une Lady à Épouser ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2012 6886251 2009 single work novel romance historical fiction

'It was the perfect excuse to delay a dreaded marriage of convenience: head off on an exotic journey to track down a young lady missing in Egypt for six years. Rafe Ramsey, son of the Earl of Axebridge, is utterly besotted when he finally locates the beautiful and spirited Ayisha, who has taken a new name. But a mysterious past has made it impossible for her to return to England, and she is on the run from something far more serious than an unwanted betrothal.

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2 7 y separately published work icon The Wine of God's Anger Kenneth Cook , ( trans. Mireille Vignol with title Le vin de la colère divine : roman ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2011 Z212346 1968 single work novel war literature
3 23 y separately published work icon Surrender Sonya Hartnett , ( trans. Bertrand Ferrier with title Finnigan et moi ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2010 Z1173634 2005 single work novel young adult 'As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years, which have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small, unforgiving town and distant, punitive parents ensure that he is never allowed to forget the horrific mistake he made as a child. He has only two friends - his dog, Surrender, and the unruly wild boy, Finnigan, a shadowy doppelganger with whom the meek Gabriel once made a boyhood pact. But when a series of arson attacks grips the town, Gabriel realizes how unpredictable and dangerous Finnigan is. As events begin to spiral violently out of control, it becomes devastatingly clear that only the most extreme measures will rid Gabriel of Finnigan for good'. Source: publisher's website.
7 26 y separately published work icon Of a Boy Sonya Hartnett , ( trans. Bertrand Ferrier with title Une enfance australienne : roman ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2010 Z969271 2002 single work novel mystery (taught in 3 units) The year is 1977, and Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory; his best friend is Clinton Tull. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he's afraid of quicksand, shopping centres and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home.
3 4 y separately published work icon The Aware Glenda Larke , ( trans. Melanie Fazi with title Clairvoyante ) Paris : J'ai Lu , 2008 Z1109400 2003 single work novel fantasy 'Blaze Halfbreed doesn't like Gorthan Spit, but she's being paid to find an enslaved Cirkasian woman. A woman needed by the Keepers to further their political ambitions. When Blaze sees dunmagic running over the floor in the taproom of The Drunken Plaice, she knows trouble is not far away. Could it be in the form of the three tall, very handsome men at other tables? Just what is their business here? Her search for the Cirkasian takes Blaze deep into Gorthan Spit, and she is horrified to unravel a threat to all the Isles of Glor...and a more immediate threat to her own life. Could the key to it all lie with an ancient legend of vanished islands? A sensational and gripping new fantasy series, introducing a fabulous new heroine, and weaving together elements of fairytale and sword and sorcery.' (Source: Publisher website)
21 22 y separately published work icon Shantaram Gregory David Roberts , ( trans. Pierre Guglielmina )expression Paris : J'ai Lu , 2008 Z1054069 2003 single work novel

'Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.'

'As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.'

'Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerillas - this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart.'–BOOK JACKET.