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Novels and beautiful books to discover

Autumn makes us want to cozy up and prepare delicious and aromatic dishes that waft throughout the house…


Let the Mask Come off

“This book is the story of my lies. It is undoubtedly the riskiest work I’ll ever produce.” For a few years now, Alexandre Jardin has gone on a journey of becoming authentic. This novel is the culmination of his process. The author of Fanfanreveals thirty years of imposture, both in his personal life as in his novels. A confession of honesty, this book is a powerful reflection on the power of literature, its ability to falsify reality, but also profess the truth of he who embraces that reality full body and soul.


Le roman vrai d’Alexandre, d’Alexandre Jardin – Éd. de l’Observatoire


A Spark of Light

Who is this father who decides one day to take hostage the staff and patients of a clinic specialized in abortions? Through the fate of a host of characters, Jodi Picoult takes advantage of this nightmarish day to intelligently address the issue of abortion, while also exploring ethnic and cultural diversity, homosexuality and freedom. With finesse, the author of Small Great Things continues her exploration of taboos in America.


A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult   ̶ Ballantine books


A Romantic Fable

On the island where Samuel lives, men obey their wives. Beware of the one who tries to be emancipated, because armed vigils monitor the streets. Married, he must satisfy the wishes of his Madame and be quiet. What becomes of an easily dispensable man in a world where women dominate all spheres of society? With all the finesse and fearlessness that characterize his work, the author of L’orangeraie gives us a fictional fable that undermines our prejudices and asks the burning question about power relations between the sexes.


Le deuxième mari de Larry Tremblay   ̶Éd. Alto


Beautiful Books

Eat Well and Get Moving

Alexandra Diaz, journalist, host and co-author of the bestselling Famille futée cookbooks comes back to us this time with over 100 delicious and festive recipes. With a break from your routine brunch and lunch options, Diaz offers punchy tacos, colourful salads and spectacular sandwiches. All dishes have the sports nutritionist Melanie Olivier’s seal of approval. Passionate about walking and running, Alexandra also informs us on the benefits of running in both our physical and mental health. She also includes her coach’s advice, Pierre Léveillé, Olympic athlete and owner of the store Endurance. In short, if you want to get fit while you feast, this is your book!


Fiesta Santé, Mes recettes et mes trucs pour commencer à bouger et être débordante d’énergie by Alexandra Diaz   ̶  Éd. de l’Homme


© Annie-France Charbonneau

Simply Delicious

Yotam Ottolenghi is a columnist, host, and owner of famous delis and Mediterranean restaurants in London. Author of seven bestselling cookbooks including Plenty and Sweet, Ottolenghi offers us dishes that will delight those who love easy and tasty cooking. Brunch, vegetable, grains, pasta, meat, fish and dessert! There are 140 delicious recipes for everyday meals… and feasts for special occasions.


Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi – Appetite by Random House


Forest Treasures

This masterful book is more than just a cookbook. A true bible of Quebec’s edible plants, it puts forth ancestral knowledge and gives us the key to rediscover the forgotten treasures of our wild land. Practical and poetic, it contains more than 100 recipes to prepare forest delights.


FORÊT, Identifier, cueillir, cuisiner by Ariane Paré-Le Gal et Gérald Le Gal ̶  Éd. Cardinal


Gourmet and Meetless Kitchen

Jean-Philippe Cyr from La cuisine de Jean-Philippe is back with 100 new recipes inspired by our grandmothers’ classics. Both funny and seductive, this book delivers the greatest hits from yesterday to today in 100% vegan style: cipaille (a traditional French Canadian dish, literally translated as “six doughs”), carrot cake, meatball stew, onion soup, homemade donuts… Inescapable comfort food interpreted by the vegan star’s magic touch.


Mes grands classiques véganes by Jean-Philippe Cyr   ̶ Éd.Cardinal


Fun and Practical

It’s about time: the most popular vegan in Quebec, Caroline Huard aka Loounie, finally launches her first cookbook. She reveals more than 100 vegan recipes without any processed products (or almost!). Loounie offers up great tips and tricks to have more fun and less stress in the kitchen.


Loounie cuisine : astuces et recettes 100 % végétales by Caroline Huard   ̶ KO Éditions


© Dominique Lafond


Text: Diane Stehle

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