Max Perkins, un éditeur de génie
Neuilly-sur-Seine : Michel Lafon, 
573 pages, 1 page non numérotée, 16 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations ; 24 cm.
My Korean deli : risking it all for a convenience store
Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2011.
304 p. ; 22 cm.
It starts with a gift. When Ben Ryder Howe's wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents' self-sacrifice by buying them a store, Howe, an editor at the rarefied Paris Review, agrees to go along. Things soon become a lot more complicated. After the business struggles, Howe finds himself living in the basement of his in-laws' Staten Island home, commuting to the Paris Review offices in George Plimpton's Upper East Side townhouse by day and heading to Brooklyn to slice cold cuts and peddle lottery tickets by night. My Korean Deli follows the store's tumultuous life span, and along the way paints the portrait of an extremely unlikely partnership between characters with shoots across society, from the Brooklyn streets to Seoul to Puritan New England. Owning the deli becomes a transformative experience for everyone involved as they struggle to salvage the original gift -- and the family -- while sorting out issues of values, work, and identity.
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Paris : Belfond, .
413 pages, 1 page non numérotée ; 23 cm.
Le témoignage profondément touchant d'un homme confronté au cancer de sa mère, doublé d'un essai passionnant sur les livres, leur capacité à guider des choix de vie, à créer une réelle intimité entre les gens et à insuffler poésie et beauté dans le quotidien le plus dur...
Reading Jackie : her autobiography in books
New York : Doubleday, 2010.
350 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print during the last two decades of her life as an editor at Viking and Doubleday. Based on archives and interviews with Jackie's authors, colleagues, and friends, this book mines this significant period of her life to reveal both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image. Many Americans regarded Jackie as the paragon of grace, but few knew her as the woman sitting on her office floor laying out illustrations, or flying to California to persuade Michael Jackson to write his autobiography. This book provides a behind the scenes look at Jackie at work: how she commissioned books and nurtured authors, as well as how she helped to shape stories that spoke to her strongly.