PRIX GONCOURT-WINNING AUTHOR Any man—or woman—who wants to hear nothing—or no more—about love should put this book down. Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don’t know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna’s analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. For our four characters, their lives are unexpectedly turned upside down by the deliciously inconvenient arrival of love. For Anna, meeting Yves has brought a flurry of excitement to her life and made her question her values, her reliable husband, and her responsibilities to her children. For Louise, a successful career woman in a stable and comfortable marriage, her routine is uprooted by the youthful passion she feels for Thomas. Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and, above all, amusing, Enough About Love captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers.

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Isbn 1590514009
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 224
Language English
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Le récit d'une rébellion, sur une planète totalitaire et étouffante. PARUTION EN 3 VOLUMES - SÉRIE TERMINÉE Sur la planète Megalex, la nature a été balayée. Il n'y a plus d'arbres, de forêts ou d'océan. La surface est recouverte d'une immense cité faite de béton et de métal. Les habitants ont une durée de vie limitée, et sont créés artificiellement selon un modèle établi, chaque « anomalie » étant soigneusement éliminée. Jusqu'au jour ou l'une d'entre elle s'échappe…

Author Alexandro Jodorowsky,Fred Beltran
Isbn 2731699582
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2014-03-19
Pages 47
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L'anomalie, un aveu se veut une réflexion sur la vie. Le périple de son protagoniste est profondément lumineux. La conscience de la vie à portée des doigts que l’on peut perdre à tout moment est une chose que l’on se doit de se rappeler. Sinon, la routine s’installe.

Author Jean Dychto
Isbn 2924530121
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Pages N.A
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Rease se demande si Nova a remarqué son anomalie. Sachant qu’elle doit déterminer s’il représente ou non un danger pour la société, le collégien n’est pas rassuré. Mais la jeune fille, préoccupée par le manque de sa famille, permet à Rease d’entrevoir l’humanité de Nova.

Author Caly
Isbn 2377774180
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-09-16
Pages 30
Language English
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An original Sci-Fi adventure of rebellion against a totalitarian and oppressive world, as only imagined by master storyteller Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Author Alejandro Jodorowsky,Fred Beltran
Isbn 1594654433
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2014-03-19
Pages 49
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Histoire ge?ne?rale et particulie?re des anomalies de l'organisation chez l'homme et les animaux: ouvrage comprenant des recherches sur les caracte?res, la classification, l'influence physiologique et pathologique, les rapports ge?ne?raux, les lois et les causes des monstruosite?s, des varie?te?s et vices de conformation, ou traite? de te?ratologie.

Author I.G. Saint-Hilaire
Isbn 5877890360
Genre History
Year 1838
Pages N.A
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"An affecting meditation on loss and exile" ANGEL GURRIA-QUINTANA, Financial Times Windsor Laferrière left Haiti in fear of his life. He has lived in Montreal for thirty-three years, and when his father dies in New York, himself an exile for half a century, Windsor travels there to attend the funeral, and then back to Haiti to inform his mother of the death. In Haiti, Windsor is faced with the grim truth of life in his homeland - the endemic poverty, the thwarted ambitions and broken dreams. But only here can he become a writer again . . . The Enigma of the Return lives where fiction, poetry and autobiography meet. These creative tensions sustain a narrative of astonishing beauty, clarity and insight. "Looks set to become one of the great poetic statements of homesickness and return . . . It should be read by all exiles everywhere" Ian Thomson, Independent "A poetic, melancholic tour de force . . . a compelling, intense, stark and poignant exploration of living life as an outsider . . . The great Haitian novel" Jo Lateu, New Internationalist

Author Dany Laferrière
Isbn 1848662386
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-02-28
Pages 240
Language English
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The powerful English debut of a rising young French star, Our Riches is a marvelous, surprising, hybrid novel about a beloved Algerian bookshop Our Riches celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing house/lending library. He more than fulfilled its motto “by the young, for the young,” discovering the twenty-four-year-old Albert Camus in 1937. His entire archive was twice destroyed by the French colonial forces, but despite financial difficulties (he was hopelessly generous) and the vicissitudes of wars and revolutions, Charlot (often compared to the legendary bookseller Sylvia Beach) carried forward Les Vraies Richesses as a cultural hub of Algiers. Our Riches interweaves Charlot’s story with that of another twenty-year-old, Ryad (dispatched in 2017 to empty the old shop and repaint it). Ryad’s no booklover, but old Abdallah, the bookshop’s self-appointed, nearly illiterate guardian, opens the young man’s mind. Cutting brilliantly from Charlot to Ryad, from the 1930s to current times, from WWII to the bloody 1961 Free Algeria demonstrations in Paris, Adimi delicately packs a monumental history of intense political drama into her swift and poignant novel. But most of all, it’s a hymn to the book and to the love of books.

Author Kaouther Adimi
Isbn 0811228169
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-04-28
Pages 160
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Already an international literary sensation, an intimate and powerful memoir of a young French teenage girl’s relationship with a famous, much older male writer—a universal #MeToo story of power, manipulation, trauma, recovery, and resiliency that exposes the hypocrisy of a culture that has allowed the sexual abuse of minors to occur unchecked. Sometimes, all it takes is a single voice to shatter the silence of complicity. Thirty years ago, Vanessa Springora was the teenage muse of one of the country’s most celebrated writers, a footnote in the narrative of a very influential man in the French literary world. At the end of 2019, as women around the world began to speak out, Vanessa, now in her forties and the director of one of France’s leading publishing houses, decided to reclaim her own story, offering her perspective of those events sharply known. Consent is the story of one precocious young girl’s stolen adolescence. Devastating in its honesty, Vanessa’s painstakingly memoir lays bare the cultural attitudes and circumstances that made it possible for a thirteen-year-old girl to become involved with a fifty-year-old man who happened to be a notable writer. As she recalls the events of her childhood and her seduction by one of her country’s most notable writers, Vanessa reflects on the ways in which this disturbing relationship changed and affected her as she grew older. Drawing parallels between children’s fairy tales and French history and her personal life, Vanessa offers an intimate and absorbing look at the meaning of love and consent and the toll of trauma and the power of healing in women’s lives. Ultimately, she offers a forceful indictment of a chauvinistic literary world that has for too long accepted and helped perpetuate gender inequality and the exploitation and sexual abuse of children. Translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer

Author Vanessa Springora
Isbn 0063047918
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2021-02-16
Pages 208
Language English
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Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (UK) and the Los Angeles Public Library Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress. August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to explore the famous nude beach across the water. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a summer that will determine everything that happens afterward. Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the 1998 World Cup, encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, torn between decency and rage.

Author Nicolas Mathieu
Isbn 1892746530
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-04-07
Pages 416
Language English
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This widely acclaimed reference work gives a comprehensive survey of all significant human malformations and related anomalies from the perspective of the clinician. The anomalies are organized by anatomical system and presented in a consistent manner, including details of the clinical presentation, epidemiology, embryology, treatment and prevention for each anomaly. When known, the molecular or other pathogenetic basis for the malformation is given. Most anomalies are illustrated by photographs or drawings. Specific malformations are linked to syndromes through the extensive use of differential diagnosis tables. Over a decade has passed since the first edition of this book was published, and the revised edition fully incorporates the advances made in the field during the intervening years.. It reflects new understanding of human developmental biology that has emerged from molecular, cytogenetic, and biochemical studies; new observations by clinicians as well as enhanced diagnostic and prevention capacities; and more accurate and comprehensive epidemiology. By condensing much of the information presented in the first volume of the previous edition, and exercising rigorous editorial control, Drs. Stevenson and Hall and their contributors have managed to update the book while reducing its size to that of a single volume. All clinicians and scientists interested in birth defects, including pediatricians, geneticists, genetic counselors, obstetricians, and pediatric pathologists, will find this book to be an invaluable source of information.

Author Roger E. Stevenson,Judith G. Hall
Isbn 019974808X
Genre Medical
Year 2005-10-27
Pages 1520
Language English
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Opening in the Danish dungeon where James raves at the end of his days, the book tells the story of his life from childhood to the betrayal by a spurned lover that leads to his imprisonment. Born in a climate of religious schism the young James Hepburn, Lord of Bothwell, soon finds himself divided between his loyalties and his conscience. Maturing rapidly into a brilliant young man, he is called home from Paris to take his place as Lord Bothwell. Life had taught him to be a fierce warrior and a passionate lover, and James's fate is set in motion when he meets his Queen. A love springs up between them that will overcome religious divides, spill blood, and haunt Bothwell until his dying day. BACK COVER The passionate and tragic story of Lord Bothwell, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, set against a background of religious turmoil, political strife and dramatic warfare. Told from his final days in a Danish dungeon, James Bothwell's tragic story, centring on his intense relationship with Mary Queen of Scots, unfolds. Set against the backdrop of French and Scottish history, in a climate of revenge, ruthless killings and religious strife, James finds himself divided between his loyalties and his conscience. The life of this fierce warrior and passionate lover is followed from his troubled childhood to the events of his final betrayal. Yet it is his meeting with the beautiful Mary Stuart that would ultimately secure his fate. Whilst Scotland, England and France grapple for power, tragic consequences await the lovers, with repercussions that would alter their country forever.

Author Catherine Hermary-Vieille
Isbn 1909912867
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-02-15
Pages 416
Language English
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Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree days of laughter and adventure – sneaking Supermatch cigarettes and gorging on stolen mangoes – as he and his mischievous gang of friends transform their tiny cul-de-sac into their kingdom. But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful existence will shatter when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are brutally hit by civil war and genocide. A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa’s past, but also to the bright days that preceded it.

Author Gaël Faye
Isbn 1524759899
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-06-05
Pages 192
Language English
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The most frequently asked questions that confront the fetal medicine trainee/expert on a daily basis are “Is the finding real or merely an artifact?” and “Is the diagnosis correct?”. However, to be able to find the description of an abnormal ultrasound finding in a textbook, one generally has to search by the definite diagnosis, which has not been done as yet. This uneasy feeling was the first factor that directed the layout of Ultrasound of Congenital Fetal Anomalies: Differential Diagnosis and Prognostic Indicators, Second Edition. Copiously illustrated, the book displays fetal anomalies by scanning view and descriptions of all major ultrasound planes, detailing what can be considered a normal view and what cannot. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Early detection of fetal anomalies (1214 weeks) Ultrasound in fetal infections and in twins The nuchal translucency issue, the newest intracranial translucency as well as the range of congenital anomalies detectable at this gestational age Expanded coverage of heart anomalies, including arrhythmias and early fetal echocardiography The author’s mission continues to be to provide guidance on how to quickly recognize and diagnose congenital fetal anomalies, beginning at the beginning with ultrasound sigh all the way through to final diagnosis.

Author Dario Paladini,Paolo Volpe
Isbn 1466598972
Genre Medical
Year 2018-03-29
Pages 515
Language English
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PRIX GONCOURT-WINNING AUTHOR A middle-aged man (our hero) is traveling to the heart of the Scottish Highlands to be with his young mistress (our heroine), who is twenty years his junior. Some people would call this madness, a mistake, as his visit is not entirely welcome—her boyfriend will arrive in a few days’ time. But our hero will not be swayed from his mission to seduce and win over his love. This is after all a physical desire, one he could never fight. His current state presents all the expected symptoms of love: painful impatience, shortness of breath, constricted chest, complete loss of appetite. Their rendezvous has been arranged on a main road, where the A32 crosses the S70, beside a road sign. Despite suspecting an icy reception, our hero hopes for the best. In The Intervention of a Good Man, a comedy of mishaps and disappointments reveal, with great energy and a keen sense of derision, the oldest story in the world—one of amorous fantasy and its denial.

Author Hervé Le Tellier
Isbn 1590514920
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 50
Language English
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An exploration of why we play video games despite the fact that we are almost certain to feel unhappy when we fail at them. We may think of video games as being "fun," but in The Art of Failure, Jesper Juul claims that this is almost entirely mistaken. When we play video games, our facial expressions are rarely those of happiness or bliss. Instead, we frown, grimace, and shout in frustration as we lose, or die, or fail to advance to the next level. Humans may have a fundamental desire to succeed and feel competent, but game players choose to engage in an activity in which they are nearly certain to fail and feel incompetent. So why do we play video games even though they make us unhappy? Juul examines this paradox. In video games, as in tragic works of art, literature, theater, and cinema, it seems that we want to experience unpleasantness even if we also dislike it. Reader or audience reaction to tragedy is often explained as catharsis, as a purging of negative emotions. But, Juul points out, this doesn't seem to be the case for video game players. Games do not purge us of unpleasant emotions; they produce them in the first place. What, then, does failure in video game playing do? Juul argues that failure in a game is unique in that when you fail in a game, you (not a character) are in some way inadequate. Yet games also motivate us to play more, in order to escape that inadequacy, and the feeling of escaping failure (often by improving skills) is a central enjoyment of games. Games, writes Juul, are the art of failure: the singular art form that sets us up for failure and allows us to experience it and experiment with it. The Art of Failure is essential reading for anyone interested in video games, whether as entertainment, art, or education.

Author Jesper Juul
Isbn 0262313138
Genre Games & Activities
Year 2013-02-22
Pages 176
Language English
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The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area’s quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons." The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn. But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and "pater familias" of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch’s vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch’s theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign. As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law’s lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened. Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch’s clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way.

Author Jeanne McCulloch
Isbn 0062234773
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2018-08-14
Pages 256
Language English
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Chaque période historique, même la plus tragique, peut engendrer sa repartie comique. Au cinéma, des films comme Charlot soldat, Le Mur de l'Atlantique ou La vie est belle témoignent de la licence dont dispose le genre comique pour détourner les grands événements du passé. Voici mise en perspective la tension entre le comique et l'Histoire, notamment dans les films burlesques de la Grande Guerre, les comédies françaises de la Résistance, les satires du Vietnam ou les comédies de la Shoah.

Author Sébastien Fevry
Isbn 2296516319
Genre Art
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 282
Language English
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Le praticien dispose d'un grand nombre de techniques d'imagerie et de tests de laboratoire qui lui permettent d'effectuer des examens poussés pour ses patients. Cependant, il faut resituer cet arsenal technique au sein d'une médecine globale, car tous ces moyens modernes et pointus n'ont pas diminué la proportion des erreurs médicales. Aujourd'hui encore, recueillir de façon exhaustive les antécédents et les symptômes du patient et procéder à un examen physique approfondi, sont les étapes préalables à une bonne prise en charge thérapeutique. « Partir du symptôme pour éviter l'erreur médicale », tel est le principe de cet ouvrage qui recense tous les symptômes que peut rencontrer le médecin dans sa pratique quotidienne. Ce guide pratique et complet permet de poser le bon diagnostic, prescrire le traitement adapté en réduisant le risque d'erreur, et/ou orienter le patient vers un spécialiste pour une prise en charge plus complète. Les auteurs, internistes et praticiens hospitaliers, se sont appuyés sur l'expérience d'un généraliste de terrain. Ils partent des symptômes classés par régions anatomiques du corps, détaillent les étapes de l'examen clinique et les examens complémentaires à demander, la conduite à tenir face à une anomalie de l'examen physique ou du bilan biologique de routine, et les dépistages actuellement recommandés. L'utilisation de cet ouvrage est facilitée par un index des symptômes, des maladies et des traitements. De même la thérapeutique est mise en avant pour être repérée du premier coup d'oeil. Fort du succès de la première édition et face aux évolutions permanentes de la médecine, une nouvelle édition de cet ouvrage de référence s'imposait. L'intégralité des chapitres a été revue pour prendre en compte la découverte de nouvelles pathologies (par exemple le syndrome des anti-synthétases, ou de nouvelles causes de surcharge ferrique) et les nombreux progrès thérapeutiques (essor des biothérapies, prise en charge des thrombopénies auto-immunes, nouveaux traitements anti-viraux pour le traitement des hépatites B ou C, etc.). De nombreux chapitres ont été ajoutés (neutropénie, gammapathies monoclonales, etc.).

Author Olivier Blétry,Ibrahim Marroun
Isbn 2294745841
Genre Medical
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 944
Language English
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