More than 160 authors presented their works at the 11th Principality Book Fair on 16 and 17 April.
There was a crowd at the Grimaldi Forum, during the Easter weekend. Many readers went to the Salon du Livre to renew their library stock. Monaco Tribune was also present for the event and reveals five favorites to discover absolutely!
1. Quantum – Dean of the Servienti
Max Biasiol, alias Dean de Servienti, presents us Quantumfirst volume of a trilogy and which is ” a pure thriller », with a dimension coming from science fiction. It all starts with the discovery of a cylinder in the middle of the desert by a refugee in a camp in Darfur. Six scientists, from different fields, begin to study and discover that this object has been on earth for 250 million years. These scientists clear up, telling their relatives not to look for them. But the reported and American secret services are on their heels, as well as an agent hired by the husband of one of the scientists. A breathtaking thriller, which will make you want to discover the second volume, but you will have to wait: it will not be published until 2023.
Quantum, Dean de Servienti, 5€ in ebook; 12€ in audiobook.
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2. The world before is gone! –Daniel Boeri
Digital change, climate change, new actors from India and China, ideas of Thomas Malthus and his population restrictions… In his essay, Daniel Boeri takes a very fair and analytical look at the world around us and the consequences of transformations it undergoes. ” The world is at a crossroads: one foot in the old economic and philosophical world; the other foot to invent tomorrow ! A book to discover, to better understand the challenges of these four profound changes.
The world before is no more! Or four mutations and a funeralDaniel Boeri, Amalthée Editions, €19.
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3. The Riviera Palace – Jean-Claude Volpi and Jean-Paul Bascoul
Surely you know the magnificent old photographs of Monaco and the Côte d’Azur by collector Jean-Paul Bascoul? These magnificent period photographs, combined with the knowledge of the historian Jean-Claude Volpi, have given rise to a fabulous collection of illustrated albums, which allow us to discover the Monaco of yesteryear. Here, you will discover the Riviera Palace, from the end of the 19th century until the 1930s.
The Riviera Palace, Jean-Claude Volpi and Jean-Paul Bascoul, Self-publishing, €26.
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4. Wonder Woman’s burnout – Pascale Caron and Valérie Peltier
Many people think they recognize themselves here. The author, Pascale Caron, gives us her testimony, accompanied in writing by her childhood friend, Valérie Peltier, psychologist and coach by profession. Without judgment or advice – each situation is unique – both bring a benevolent look at this still too little recognized evil, with a positive and constructive message. The profits are also reversed at the Stop Burn Out Association, in Nice.
Wonder Woman’s BurnoutPascale Caron and Valérie Peltier, Self-publishing, €18.
5. With an open heart – Patrick Delacoux
Another moving testimony, that of Patrick Delacoux, who received a heart transplant. This former athlete speaks with emotion about this gift of life, this second chance to which he was entitled thanks to the transplant. A book that not only pays tribute to the work of caregivers, but also raises awareness of the importance of organ donation.
Open heartPatrick Delacoux, Number 7 Editions, €16.