10 EYE BOOKS

Enjoy our literary journey through an eclectic selection of 10 great books whose titles include the word "eye", inspiration and key pattern of our Fall/Winter 2013 collection, in singular or plural.

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"The Eye of the Moon"
Anonymous
The hero of this fast-paced page-turner is a serial killer known as the Bourbon Kid. The Eye of the Moon is the follow-up to The Book with No Name, published online in 2007 before eventually coming to bookstores. Some suspect it to be the work of Quentin Tarantino but the author remains unknown to this day.


"The Eye of the Leopard"
Henning Mankell
Swedish writer Henning Mankell sets this novel in 1950s Zambia. The main character Hans is a Swedish expat in Africa who gets caught up in an impossible standoff between whites and blacks. An intense, unrelenting read.  


"The Bluest Eye"
Toni Morrison
First published in 1970, The Bluest Eye was the debut novel from Toni Morrison, who would go on to become the first black woman to win the Nobel prize for literature. It tells the story of two African-American girls in the 1940s: one is proud of her identity, while the other dreams of white skin and a pair of blue eyes.


"The Life Before Her Eyes"
Laura Kasischke
Forty-something Diana, played by Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood in the 1998 film adaptation, is living the American dream with her pretty young daughter, hunky husband and pet cat in picket-fenced suburbia. Diana should be happy, but she is tormented by flashbacks of a dramatic incident from her past that her memory refuses to let go.


"Les Yeux d'Elsa" ("Elsa's Eyes")
Aragon
Each of the 21 poems in this collection stands as a declaration of love to Aragon’s wife Elsa Triollet, to whom much of the French surrealist poet’s work is dedicated. Published in 1942, this powerful ode to love and life appeared in stark contrast to the war that rampaged at the time.


"The Blindfold"
Siri Hustvedt
The Blindfold is the internationally acclaimed debut novel by American author Siri Hustdvedt, wife of novelist Paul Auster. After its release the book shot to bestseller lists worldwide. Four short stories follow the exploits of Arts student Iris Vegan in her search to discover her identity.  


"The Eyes of the Dragon"
Stephen King
Stephen King penned this 1984 novel for his 13-year-old daughter who at the time was too young for her father's usual hair-raising reads. This heroic fantasy for young adults tells the story of two brothers with radically different characters.


"Silken Eyes"
Françoise Sagan
Silken Eyes is a collection of 19 short stories about new beginnings. Appearances can be deceiving in the world of Françoise Sagan, who leaves the reader reeling with one plot twist after another.  


"Paris à vue d’œil" ("Paris Right Before Your Eyes")
Henri Cartier Bresson
Paris à vue d’œil is a paperback book of photography initially published as an exhibition catalog by Musée Carnavalet in 1984. It features images captured by Henri Cartier Bresson with his Leica between 1950 and 1970.  


"The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles"
Katherine Pancol
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is the bestselling first installment in a trilogy started in 2006 which has sold millions of copies and been translated into 31 languages. The saga portrays several generations of women in their struggle to find happiness.