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And the Winner is...
It's that time of year again, when the international literary community bestows honors upon its favored authors. This year’s Nobel Prize for Literature went to the French writer Patrick Modiano, "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Suspended Sentences, Three Novellas. Although originally published separately, Patrick Modiano's three novellas (Afterimage, Suspended Sentences and Flowers of Ruin) form a single, compelling whole.
Tour de France
The 101st Tour de France takes place this month, a 3,664-kilometer cycling challenge that begins in Leeds and runs through Cambridge and London before crossing the Channel to follow along France’s eastern and southern borders, with a grand finish in Paris’s Champs Elysees. Follow the routes of previous tours with the tenth edition of Marguerite Lazell’s Tour de France: The Complete History of the World’s Greatest Cycle Race. This beautifully written history of the world's most iconic bicycle race covers more than 100 years of memorable events, fierce rivalries and feats of endurance.