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About L’Averti

Édouard LouisUntil his death in 1870, Auguste Roussel never ceased to believe in a glorious destiny for his newspaper. Three generations later, L’Averti still remains a family story, that of the Roussels, and is the eyewitness of their singular destiny in a changing world. L’Averti – La naissance d’une dynastie is the first volume of a rich family saga which will be told in a trilogy.

About Vanessa Léger

VanessaBorn in Tracadie, New-Brunswick (Eastern Canada), Vanessa has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information (journalism) from Moncton University. She divided her time between Montreal (Quebec) and Tracadie for many years, before settling down with her husband in Calgary (Alberta).

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, she has long been immersed in an atmosphere of creativity, vision, and achievement that inspired her to write her first novel, L'averti.


About the Boston Book Festival

Founded in 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.


About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.


About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien

The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Join art historian Marie-Pierre Rondeau this October to discover the life and work of Edgar Degas.

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Health & Fitness

Barre en français: October Sessions

Exercise your body and your vocabulary online!

Monday, October 3, 2022 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Improve your health and your vocabulary during our online barre classes in French!

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Wine Seminar

French Library Wine Seminars | Bourgogne: Mise en Place

in-person, educational tasting in English

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Discover the basics of grapes, classification levels, sub-regions, and geography of Burgundy in the first seminar of our French Library Wine Seminars series.

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