Fini les nuits torrides sous la couette... bonjour les réunions enflammées au bureau ! Qui a dit qu’on ne pouvait pas trouver la perle rare sur une appli de rencontres ? Hope y a bien rencontré Mathieu, alias « Monsieur Tinder », et c’est l’homme parfait. 1 m 90 de muscles, des yeux verts rieurs, des mains douces et chaudes... de quoi devenir accro ! Bien sûr, malgré leur deal « que du plaisir, pas d’attache », Hope n’a pas pu s’empêcher de fantasmer sur leur future maison en bord de mer, leur chihuahua – qui s’appellera Bruce – et leurs deux enfants. Enfin ça, c’était avant. Avant de revenir dans la vraie vie où son plan cul s’est révélé être un boss redoutable de la finance... Celui-là même qui vient de lui piquer sa super promotion pour devenir son nouveau patron. Alors tant pis pour la version happy end avec le chihuahua. Pour Hope c’est la guerre, et elle ne se laissera pas marcher sur les escarpins ! A propos de l'auteur Révélée par sa série à succès « Lola », Louisa Méonis a commencé à écrire des textes quasiment en même temps qu’elle a appris à lire. Dévoreuse compulsive d’histoires en tout genre, elle aime tout autant inventer des intrigues palpitantes, pour le plus grand plaisir de ses lecteurs.

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Isbn 2280463830
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-06-09
Pages 133
Language English
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Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.

Author Claire Martin
Isbn 0776616137
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2006-05-01
Pages 398
Language English
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Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize Finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015 A twenty-five-thousand-copy bestseller in Quebec, Arvida, with its stories of innocent young girls and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and road trips heading nowhere, is unforgettable. Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown, a model town design by American industrialist Arthur Vining Davis, does for Quebec's North what William Faulkner did for the South, and heralds an important new voice in world literature. Samuel Archibald teaches contemporary popular culture at the University of Quebec in Montreal, where he lectures on genre fiction, horror movies, and video games, among other subjects.

Author Samuel Archibald
Isbn 1771960434
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 300
Language English
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Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

Author Neal Shusterman
Isbn 1442472448
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 448
Language English
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It’s the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two. Detective Alex Morrow, just returned to work after the birth of her twins, arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery, but none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. The grandfather—a life-long campaigner for social justice—is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.

Author Denise Mina
Isbn 1443416878
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-02-26
Pages 320
Language English
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“A sprawling analysis of religion in major psychological and philosophical literature, fiction and in private life . . . compelling and remarkable.”—Publishers Weekly “Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of ‘frightening’ either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity prepared the world for humanism.” So writes Julia Kristeva in this provocative work, which skillfully upends our entrenched ideas about religion, belief, and the thought and work of a renowned psychoanalyst and critic. With dialogue and essay, Kristeva analyzes our “incredible need to believe”—the inexorable push toward faith that, for Kristeva, lies at the heart of the psyche and the history of society. Examining the lives, theories, and convictions of Saint Teresa of Avila, Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, Hannah Arendt, and other individuals, she investigates the intersection between the desire for God and the shadowy zone in which belief resides. Kristeva suggests that human beings are formed by their need to believe, beginning with our first attempts at speech and following through to our adolescent search for identity and meaning. Kristeva then applies her insight to contemporary religious clashes and the plight of immigrant populations. Even if we no longer have faith in God, Kristeva argues, we must believe in human destiny and creative possibility. Reclaiming Christianity’s openness to self-questioning and the search for knowledge, Kristeva urges a “new kind of politics,” one that restores the integrity of the human community. “A helpful commentary and introduction to Kristeva’s major work over the last two decades.”—Choice

Author Julia Kristeva
Isbn 0231519958
Genre Religion
Year 2009-10-19
Pages 138
Language English
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Return to this fan-favorite romance by New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful company, she's surrounded by her lovable, quirky family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking…like Liam Murphy, the bad boy who once broke her heart and is now back in town. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas…. First published in 2011

Author Kristan Higgins
Isbn 1460301471
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 384
Language English
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For fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor, a perfect storm lies ahead in this riveting fantasy duology opener from award-winning author Elle Cosimano. One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter. Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.

Author Elle Cosimano
Isbn 0062854267
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2020-06-23
Pages 480
Language English
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A chilling young adult sci fi that will twist your mind. By the author of the best selling series, The Dark Carousel. The hidden, tropical valley of Lake Ephemeral seemed like a paradise. When orphan Seraphin is told her mother is alive and living in this idyllic valley, she's overjoyed. At last, she can have a family. But something is wrong in Lake Ephemeral. Seven mansions surround the lake, and it is forbidden to enter the seventh. Seraphin accidentally discovers the terrifying secret inside the seventh manor. A group of scientists is experimenting on the children. But there's no escape. No resident of the valley ever sets foot outside the high, iron fences that surround it - not even when a young girl falls ill and dies. In her seventeenth year, Seraphin will make a bold but desperate plan. The clock is ticking. The experiments carried out on her when she was just a child are about to change her in ways she does not yet understand. "...this novel was unique and interesting and exciting from beginning to end. A refreshing change of pace from your typical YA novel. One part mystery, one part thriller, one part science fiction with a particular emphasis on the science. It was truly a gem to find." Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ (Goodreads reviewer) Lake Ephemeral is also published in France by publisher, Editions du Chat Noir.

Author Anya Allyn
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Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2019-08-22
Pages N.A
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How far would you go to get over a guy? When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart. Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?

Author Kristan Higgins
Isbn 1460300335
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 384
Language English
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Sometimes the best man is the one you least expect… Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there…. Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief—and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.

Author Kristan Higgins
Isbn 1460306457
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-02-26
Pages 384
Language English
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Soon to be a Lifetime original movie “Sex and the City meets Moonstruck…this first in a new trilogy from Trigiani is sly, sensual and dripping in style.” — People Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” (Boston Globe), “romance-soaked novel” (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, All the Stars in the Heavens and The Supreme Macaroni Company. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of Italy. Here is yet another novel from the incomparable Trigiani that will steal your heart.

Author Adriana Trigiani
Isbn 0061964530
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 416
Language English
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Vilfredo Pareto's Manual of Political Economy is a 'classic' study in the history of economic thought for many reasons, the most noteworthy of which include the setting of general equilibrium economics within a choice theoretic framework based on the opposition between tastes and obstacles; the definitive formulation of economic efficiency, including the surplus approach to collective welfare; the technically flawed but nonetheless insightful treatment of path dependence in consumer theory; and the introduction of non-competitive market analysis to the general equilibrium economics. In so doing, Pareto's general study of economic equilibrium not only substantially extended the contributions to economic theory made by Léon Walras, his predecessor in the Chair of Political Economy at the University of Lausanne, it did so in a manner that was often contrary to Walras's own thinking on the formalisation of economic theory. . This English language 'critical edition' of Pareto's Manual of Political Economy - a revised and extended translation of the 'Edizione critica' published in Italian in 2006 - is a very significant book for two main reasons. First, it is the only variorum translation of the Italian language Manuale di Economia Politica, originally published in 1906, and the subsequent French language Manuel d'Économie Politique, originally published in 1909. Second, it includes extensive contributions from the editors including annotations, to clarify particular points in Pareto's text; editors' notes, to critically reflect on major themes in Pareto's text and to draw attention to the historical influences that led to their development and their anticipation of, or influence on, subsequent ideas that emerged in economics; and notes to the 1909 mathematical appendix, to highlight the mix of insight and imperfection in Pareto's mathematical economics.

Author Vilfredo Pareto
Isbn 0191650633
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 720
Language English
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