Book List in Order: 9 titles


  • 'You will be a great hero, a general, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Ambassador of France!' For his whole life, Romain Gary's fierce, eccentric motherhad only one aim: to make her son a great man. And she did. This, his thrilling, wildly romantic autobiography...



  • Available again with a new introduction by David Bellos, the distinguished translator of Georges Perec and biographer of Romain Gary, ''The Roots of Heaven'' takes as its subject the deliberate and relentless hunting and killing of elephants for thei...



  • Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times)The Kites begins with a young boy, Ludo, coming of age on a small farm in Normandy under the care of his eccentric kite-ma...



  • One of the twentieth century’s most ingenious literary works, imaginatively translated from the French by Man Booker Prizewinner David Bellos By the early 1970s, Romain Gary had established himself as one of France’s most popular and prolific nov...



  • Both a personal memoir and a French novelist's encounter with American reality, White Dog is an unforgettable portrait of racism and hypocrisy. Set in the tumultuous Los Angeles of 1968, Romain Gary's story begins when a German shepherd strays into h...



  • The Life Before Us is the story of an orphaned Arab boy, Momo, and his devotion to Madame Rosa, a dying, 68-year-old, 220-lb. survivor of Auschwitz and retired "lady of the night." Momo has been one of the ever-changing ragbag of whores' children at ...