L’une vient de donner naissance à une petite fille arrivée trop tôt. Elle est minuscule, pourtant elle prend déjà tellement de place. L’autre vient de voir ses grands enfants quitter le nid. Son fils laisse un vide immense, mais aussi son chien farfelu. L’une doit apprendre à être mère à temps plein, l’autre doit apprendre à être mère à la retraite. C’est l’histoire universelle de ces moments qui font basculer la vie, de ces vagues d’émotions qui balaient tout sur leur passage, et de ces rencontres indélébiles qui changent un destin. Avec une infinie justesse et beaucoup d’humour, Virginie Grimaldi déroule le fil de leur existence et nous invite à partager leurs joies et leurs angoisses, mais aussi les souvenirs, les rêves et les espoirs. « La romancière capte mieux que personne les sentiments, les peurs, les espoirs et l’expérience de chacun, qu’elle retranscrit avec élégance et tendresse dans ses livres. » Adèle Bréau, Elle.fr Grâce au succès de ses romans, merveilles d’humanité, Virginie Grimaldi est la romancière française la plus lue de France en 2019 (Palmarès Le Figaro : GFK).

Author ,
Isbn 2213718849
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-17
Pages 360
Language English
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In this utterly charming debut—perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life—one woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects. 1. Go to Paris 2. Have a baby, maybe two 3. Fall in love Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen. Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places. Praise for The Life List “A wonderful, touching story that reminds us to live life to its fullest.”—Cecelia Ahern, New York Times bestselling author of P.S., I Love You “Spielman’s debut charms.”—Kirkus Reviews “You won’t want to miss Lori Nelson Spielman’s remarkable debut, an intensely emotional novel of transformation and trust. It’s about how we let go, and how we never let go. The Life List has great heart, and even greater soul.”─Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper “Irresistible! Everything I love and look for in women’s fiction. A clever, funny, moving page-turner.”─Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Escape Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Author Lori Nelson Spielman
Isbn 0345540883
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-07-02
Pages 368
Language English
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It's the most wonderful time of the year… and the perfect moment to escape to a charming English village! From the beloved author whose novels are "sheer indulgence from start to finish" (SOPHIE KINSELLA) comes a delightful holiday story — funny, heartfelt, romantic and packed with recipes — perfect for the winter months. In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It’s a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting, as decorations sparkle along the town’s winding streets and shop windows glow with festive displays. And in Polly’s Little Beach Street Bakery, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempts people in from the cold. Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She’s especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him, and can’t wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve. But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday. Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan’s latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.

Author Jenny Colgan
Isbn 0062663003
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-10-10
Pages 320
Language English
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Steven Laureys' book opens up exciting perspectives.' – Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk & translator of the Dalai Lama 'Clear, lively, rigorous and authentic... [The] book we have been waiting for.' - Dr Ilios Kotsou, mindfulness and wellbeing expert 'Not reading this book is self-defeating' - Paul Witteman Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, world-leading neurologist Dr Steven Laureys works with celebrated meditators to scientifically prove the positive impact meditation has on our brains. Dr Steven Laureys has conducted ground-breaking research into human consciousness for more than 20 years. For this bestselling book, Steven to explores the effect of meditation on the brain. He uses hard science to explain the benefits of a practice that was once thought of as purely spiritual. The result is a highly accessible, scientifically questioning guide to meditation, designed to open the practice to a broader audience. A mix of fascinating science, inspiring anecdote and practical exercises, this accessible book offers scientific evidence that meditation can have a positive impact on all our lives.

Author Steven Laureys
Isbn 1472980506
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2021-04-15
Pages 224
Language English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Author Delia Owens
Isbn 0735219117
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-08-14
Pages 384
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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"A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind" by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Genre Law
Year 2019-11-20
Pages 149
Language English
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Another twisty bestselling thriller from Lisa Gardner featuring Pierce Quincy and Rainie Conner as they take on a case that hits far too close to home. Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters. Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah's older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun. As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah's big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.

Author Lisa Gardner
Isbn 0698411439
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-01-31
Pages 400
Language English
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts concludes her Irish Hearts Trilogy with the story of a couple bound by business but fated to fall in love in Irish Rebel. The Royal Meadows farm in Maryland has been in Keeley Grant’s family for generations. Their thoroughbred horses are the pride of the Grant legacy, but to Keeley they’re majestic animals that she cares for and loves. Nothing brings her more joy than sharing her affection and teaching children to ride. But Brian Donnelly, the new horse trainer fresh from Ireland, thinks Keeley is nothing more than a pampered princess more accustomed to side saddle strutting than farm work. Until he witnesses firsthand her wild heart that resembles his own rebellious nature and brings them together in unexpected passion.

Author Nora Roberts
Isbn 1250775426
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-09-15
Pages 288
Language English
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One of the Best Books of the Year: The Guardian, Glamour, Goop An Entertainment Weekly Must-Read A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians about a young girl and the family truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life. “A girl comes of age against the knife.” So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a white mother and a Cherokee father, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit in the rural town of Breathed, Ohio, is one of poverty and violence—both from outside the family and, devastatingly, from within. But despite the hardships she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father’s brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all to which she bears witness, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write. Inspired by generations of her family, Tiffany McDaniel sets out to free the past by delivering this heartbreaking yet magical story—a remarkable novel that establishes her as one of the most important voices in American fiction.

Author Tiffany McDaniel
Isbn 0525657088
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-08-18
Pages 480
Language English
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Defying Hitler was written in 1939 and focuses on the year 1933, when, as Hitler assumed power, its author was a 25-year-old German law student, in training to join the German courts as a junior administrator. His book tries to answer two questions people have been asking since the end of World War II: “How were the Nazis possible?” and “Why did no one stop them?” Sebastian Haffner’s vivid first-person account, written in real time and only much later discovered by his son, makes the rise of the Nazis psychologically comprehensible. “An astonishing memoir... [a] masterpiece.” — Gabriel Schoenfeld, The New York Times Book Review “A short, stabbing, brilliant book... It is important, first, as evidence of what one intelligent German knew in the 1930s about the unspeakable nature of Nazism, at a time when the overwhelming majority of his countrymen claim to have know nothing at all. And, second, for its rare capacity to reawaken anger about those who made the Nazis possible.” — Max Hastings, The Sunday Telegraph “Defying Hitler communicates one of the most profound and absolute feelings of exile that any writer has gotten between covers.” — Charles Taylor, Salon “Sebastian Haffner was Germany’s political conscience, but it is only now that we can read how he experienced the Nazi terror himself — that is a memoir of frightening relevance today.” — Heinrich Jaenicke, Stern “The prophetic insights of a fairly young man... help us understand the plight, as Haffner refers to it, of the non-Nazi German.” — The Denver Post “Sebastian Haffner’s Defying Hitler is a most brilliant and imaginative book — one of the most important books we have ever published.” — Lord Weidenfeld

Author Sebastian Haffner
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Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-07-29
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Si les années 80 étaient narcissiques, les 90’s désenchantées, durant la période 2000-2015 certains artistes semblent se dévaloriser, manquer de confiance en eux. La première partie de l’ouvrage est consacrée aux rockers, aux marginaux, aux textes de Daniel Darc, Damien Saez, Didier Wampas, des Fatals Picards. Puis c’est au tour des bobos, Carla Bruni, Raphaël, du Pop-Rock, « M », Dionysos, Axelle Red, Emilie Simon, Calogero. Ce qui caractérise surtout les années 2000-2015, ce sont les artistes polyvalents, à la fois acteurs et chanteurs, Benjamin Biolay, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julien Doré, les individualistes, Stromae, Cali, Christophe Willem, Emily Loizeau, les chanteurs fantaisistes ou ironiques, Brigitte Fontaine, Sanseverino, Philippe Katerine, Vincent Delerm. Enfin, les chanteurs populaires, parfois populistes, Zaz, Bénabar et son regard désabusé.

Author Jérôme Pintoux
Isbn 2357798394
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Chère mamie, J’espère que tu vas bien et que papy aussi. Pendant 55 jours, pour se protéger du Covid-19, nous avons dû rester confinés chez nous. J’avais besoin de conjurer l’angoisse, alors chaque jour je t’ai écrit. La vie se chargeait de me fournir l’inspiration, et je ne manquais pas de grossir le trait, pour te distraire, pour me distraire. Aujourd’hui, je vais partager ces lettres avec tout le monde. C’est très émouvant de penser que l’on a tous vécu la même chose au même moment. Il faut que je te prévienne : tous les bénéfices seront reversés à la Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France, qui soutient ceux qui ont porté le pays à bout de bras pendant deux mois. C’est un moyen de se sentir un peu utile, après s’être trouvé bien impuissant. Gros bisous à toi et à papy, Ginie Depuis 1989, la Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France œuvre pour améliorer le quotidien des personnes à l’hôpital. www.fondationhopitaux.fr

Author Virginie Grimaldi
Isbn 2253102644
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-28
Pages 240
Language English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this spellbinding tale from Danielle Steel, a princess is sent away to safety during World War II, where she falls in love, and is lost forever. As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and widespread fear, the King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the country. Despite her fiery, headstrong nature, the princess’s fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London. Third in line for the throne, seventeen year-old Charlotte reluctantly uses an alias upon her arrival in Yorkshire, her two guardians the only keepers of her true identity. In time, she settles comfortably into a life out of the spotlight, befriending a young evacuee and training with her cherished horse. But no one predicts that in the coming months she will fall deeply in love with her protectors’ son. She longs for a normal life. Far from her parents, a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned. Alone in the world, that child will be raised in the most humble circumstances by a modest stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. But when a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges. A fascinating story of family and royalty, and an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young woman and the man who brings her home, Royal is an exhilarating work from America’s most beloved storyteller.

Author Danielle Steel
Isbn 0399179666
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-08-18
Pages 288
Language English
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The perfect recipe for hygge: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness! It's autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It's cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives. Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love? Rosie Blake is Brilliantly fun - Heat Just brilliant - Fabulous magazine Hilarious - Hello **** Reviewers love The Hygge Holiday 'Feel-good fiction at its absolute finest' - Isabelle Broom, Heat 'The most gorgeous read' - Sun 'What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read.' - bestselling author Kirsty Greenwood Light the scented candles and hunker down on the sofa with a hot choc... this funny, warm hug of a book is the ideal companion. - Fabulous magazine 'The Hygge Holiday is hilarious, cosy, heart-warming, fulfilling; pretty much everything you would want from a book... An absolutely phenomenal tale from the incredibly talented Rosie Blake... Be prepared to devour The Hygge Holiday in one sitting. Be prepared to love this book, because yes, it truly is THAT fabulous. Five stars for sure.' - The Writing Garnet 'I loved it' - Heidi Swain, author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market

Author Rosie Blake
Isbn 0751569739
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-09-21
Pages 336
Language English
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Juliane n’aime pas les surprises. Quand son père fantasque vient s’installer chez elle, à la suite de l’incendie de sa maison, son quotidien parfaitement huilé connaît quelques turbulences. Jean dépense sa retraite au téléachat, écoute du hard rock à fond, tapisse les murs de posters d'Indiens, égare ses affaires, cherche son chemin. Juliane veut croire que l’originalité de son père s’est épanouie avec l’âge, mais elle doit se rendre à l’évidence : il déraille. Face aux lendemains qui s'évaporent, elle va apprendre à découvrir l'homme sous le costume de père, ses valeurs, ses failles, et surtout ses rêves. Tant que la partie n'est pas finie, il est encore l'heure de tous les possibles. Avec un humour jubilatoire et une infinie tendresse, Virginie Grimaldi nous conte une magnifique histoire de transmission et de résilience.

Author Virginie Grimaldi
Isbn 2213718660
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-05-12
Pages 378
Language English
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THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

Author Raphaelle Giordano
Isbn 0525535616
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-24
Pages 240
Language English
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The first book in a series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of The Midnight Rose—hailed as “an extraordinary story [and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating characters” (Library Journal). Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story. Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding series—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.

Author Lucinda Riley
Isbn 147675991X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 480
Language English
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Alain Delambre is a 57-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment. All he is offered are small, demoralizing jobs. He has reached his very lowest ebb, and can see no way out. So when a major company finally invites him to an interview, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything, borrow money, shame his wife and his daughters and even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves hostage-taking. Alain Delambre commits body and soul in this struggle to regain his dignity. But if he suddenly realised that the dice had been loaded against him from the start, his fury would be limitless. And what began as a role-play game could quickly become a bloodbath.

Author Pierre Lemaitre
Isbn 1848668899
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-09-06
Pages 208
Language English
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