L’enfant de Donovan McCoy, SusanCrosby Certaine que ce séducteur à la terrible réputation ne pourra que la faire souffrir, Laura s’est toujours tenue à distance de Donovan McCoy. Pourtant, quand celui-ci lui demande conseil pour élever le fils dont il vient seulement de découvrir l’existence, elle est incapable de lui fermer sa porte... Les amants du lac, Michele Dunaway Lorsque Chase McDaniel apprend que son grand-père a confié les rênes de l’entreprise familiale à une certaine Miranda Craig, il est incapable de cacher sa colère. N’était-ce pas à lui que devait revenir cette responsabilité ? Il est donc bien décidé à se mettre en travers du chemin de cette intrigante...

Author ,
Isbn 2280290855
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 448
Language English
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A missing child June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

Author Kate Morton
Isbn 1925267938
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-11-01
Pages 608
Language English
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Les enfants de Lumière apportent avec eux un souffle nouveau, reliés directement au Plan christique tels des phares dans le monde, ils vivifieront la Lumière et la rayonneront. La conscience de ces enfants est différente de la nôtre, leur mémoire cellulaire fonctionne, ils ne sont pas venus sur terre pour apprendre, mais pour éclairer le monde. On comprendra vite qu’un jour ces enfants rayonnants deviendront des hommes capables de donner au monde une impulsion d’Amour. Ils n’accepteront plus jamais la compromission, la tromperie, la fausseté et la malhonnêteté. Ils ne rechercheront que l’équilibre, l’harmonie, la justice, l’honnêteté et l’intégrité. Le Gouvernement Mondial se méfie de ces enfants et veut les asservir maintenant ! Les enfants sont en danger ! Maintenant ! Ils ont besoin de nous, aujourd’hui même.

Author Andrée Fauchère
Isbn 2897280298
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year
Pages 134
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“For fans of Kate Morton and Daphne du Maurier, Black Rabbit Hall is an obvious must-read.”—Bookpage A secret history. A long-ago summer. A house with an untold story. Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family’s Cornish country house, where no two clocks read the same. Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, one terrible day, it does. More than three decades later, Lorna is determined to be married within the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, known as Black Rabbit Hall among the locals. But as she’s drawn deeper into the overgrown grounds, she soon finds herself ensnared within the house’s labyrinthine history, overcome with a need for answers about her own past and that of the once-golden family whose memory still haunts the estate. Eve Chase's debut novel is a thrilling spiral into the hearts of two women separated by decades but inescapably linked by the dark and tangled secrets of Black Rabbit Hall.

Author Eve Chase
Isbn 0698191455
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 384
Language English
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Édition enrichie (Préface, notes, dossier sur l'œuvre, chronologie et bibliographie) Après le désastre de Waterloo, l’ennui s’installe avec la paix : « Alors s’assit sur un monde en ruines une jeunesse soucieuse. » Mais l’enfant du siècle ne s’attarde pas longtemps à son époque et, de manière assez désinvolte, raccorde à la grande sa petite histoire : celle d’un homme qui se console de la trahison de sa maîtresse par une vie de fête et de débauche à laquelle l’arrache brutalement la mort de son père. Après quoi l’amour, traversé par la tentation du suicide et du meurtre, ne le conduira qu’à la solitude. La Confession que Musset fait paraître en 1836 est ainsi un roman qu’il faut lire bien au-delà de la liaison avec George Sand qui vient de dramatiquement se dénouer à Venise. A vingt-cinq ans, Musset n’offre pas ici une simple esquisse prometteuse, comme le croyait Sainte-Beuve, mais un testament littéraire qu’il ne dépassera pas, un livre où il devient le héraut d’une génération dont la leçon amère est que, face à l’absurdité de vivre, l’irrésolution est la seule attitude lucide. Edition de Frank Lestringant.

Author Alfred de Musset
Isbn 2253093661
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-08-03
Pages 441
Language English
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They were seventeen with perfect tans and perfect bodies. They planned on a joyride in a convertible on a hot summer day. They planned on skinny-dipping in a beautiful, secluded lake. They planned on making it back to camp before anyone noticed they were gone. What they didn't plan on was being followed by two guys in a beat-up station wagon Their day soon takes a drastic turn—all because Kristy Sweetland smiled at the wrong time, in the wrong place, at the wrong boys. Now the girls feel prying eyes on them all the time—during pep practice, on the path through the woods, outside the window of their cabin. The boys are stalking them, leaving threatening notes on their beds, and watching their every move. Boy Heaven is a provocative, page-turning mystery, and a must-read for anyone who loves an urban legend.

Author Laura Kasischke
Isbn 054446494X
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 288
Language English
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A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War. Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Soviet Kazakhstan where atomic weapons are tested. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour's daughter and one evening, to impress her, he dives into a forbidden lake. The radioactive water changes Yerzhan. He will never grow into a man. While the girl he loves becomes a beautiful woman. Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'Like a Grimm's fairy tale, this story transforms an innermost fear into an outward reality. We witness a prepubescent boy's secret terror of not growing up into a man. We also wander in a beautiful, fierce landscape unlike any other we find in Western literature. And by the end of Yerzhan's tale we are awe-struck by our human resilience in the face of catastrophic, man-made, follies.' Meike Ziervogel 'A haunting and resonant fable.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'A tantalising mixture of magical and grim realism . . . a powerful study of alienation and environmental catastrophe.' David Mills, Sunday Times 'A poetic masterpiece, a novella of shocking legacies, alien beauty and blistering emotional intensity'. Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post 'A writer of immense poetic power.' Kapka Kassabova, Guardian Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail 'This superb novella . . . reads like a modern fairy-tale, full of a surreal yet mundane horror.' Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday 'Central Asian storytelling at its best.' Marion James, Today's Zaman LONGLISTED FOR THE INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE 2015 INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 GUARDIAN READERS' BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014

Author Hamid Ismailov
Isbn 1908670193
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-02-15
Pages 128
Language English
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Author Louis Sachar
Isbn 0307798364
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 272
Language English
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Wildflower Bay is a stunning, romantic summer read by Rachael Lucas. This little island has some big secrets... Isla's got her dream job as head stylist at the most exclusive salon in Edinburgh. The fact that she's been so single-minded in her career that she's forgotten to have a life has completely passed her by - until disaster strikes. Out of options, she heads to the remote island of Auchenmor to help out her aunt who is in desperate need of an extra pair of scissors at her salon. A native to the island, Finn is thirty-five and reality has just hit him hard. His best friends are about to have a baby and everything is changing. When into his life walks Isla . . .

Author Rachael Lucas
Isbn 1447265785
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-08-11
Pages N.A
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Ce roman retrace l'enfance d'un garçon dans la banlieue de Djibouti ville. Une enfance partagée entre la misère et le combat pour réussir. A cela s'ajoutent des récits véridiques sur la guerre entre les deux grands voisins, l'Ethiopie et la Somalie. L'auteur s'engage également pour l'égalité sociale grâce au tableau, sans concessions, de la vie des Madibanes, ce petit peuple qui vit en corne d'Afrique et jusque-là marginalisé.

Author Rachid Hachi
Isbn 2296167705
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-03-01
Pages 164
Language English
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Quand Lord et Lady Glenarvan trouvent un message dans une bouteille dans le ventre d’un requin qu’ils ont pêché, ils décident de partir à la recherche des enfants du messager, un capitaine naufragé, Mary et Robert Grant. Ceux-ci les persuadent alors de se lancer dans une expédition de sauvetage, bien que les éléments contenus dans la bouteille soient ambigus et lacunaires. Ils fixent leur cap sur l’Amérique du Sud, avec bien des détours pris en cours de route. Comme toujours chez Jules Verne, l’intrigue est pleine de suspense et de rebondissement, tout en nous en permettant d’explorer la faune et la flore de la Patagonie, de l’Amérique du Sud et de l’Australie. Ce classique de 1867 est un classique indispensable pour tous les aventuriers, tant les grands que les petits. Jules Verne (1828-1905) naquit dans la ville portuaire de Nantes et aurait dû devenir avocat, comme son père, mais il quitta très jeune le nid pour écrire des nouvelles et des articles pour des gazettes. Sa collaboration avec l'éditeur Pierre-Jules Hetzel conduisit à la publication de la série de livres « Voyages extraordinaires », basé sur d'amples recherches, et qui inclut entre autres « Voyage au centre de la Terre » (1864), « Vingt mille lieues sous les mer » (1870) et « Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours » (1873).rnJules Verne a traditionnellement été classifié, à tort, dans la catégorie des écrivains pour enfants, en raison des versions abrégées et déformées de ses romans, alors qu'il eut comme auteur une énorme influence sur l’avant-garde française. rnJules Verne est le deuxième auteur le plus traduit au monde, se plaçant ainsi entre Agatha Christie et William Shakespeare, et il est souvent considéré comme étant le père du genre littéraire de la science-fiction.

Author Jules Verne
Isbn 8726311119
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-01-17
Pages 900
Language English
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An ambitious, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters…Kate Morton at her very best.” —Kristin Hannah “An elaborate tapestry…Morton doesn’t disappoint.” —The Washington Post "Classic English country-house Goth at its finest." —New York Post In the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist’s muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames. Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed. Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past.

Author Kate Morton
Isbn 1451649436
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-09
Pages 496
Language English
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From the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The House at Riverton, a spellbinding novel of family secrets, murder, and enduring love. During a picnic at her family’s farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance to discover the truth about that long-ago day, Laurel searches for answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past. Clue by clue, she traces a secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds thrown together in war-torn London—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—whose lives are forever after entwined. A gripping story of deception and passion, The Secret Keeper will keep you enthralled to the last page.

Author Kate Morton
Isbn 143916309X
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-10-16
Pages 496
Language English
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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.” 1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

Author Hazel Gaynor
Isbn 006269863X
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-09
Pages 416
Language English
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES. One of the Best Books of the Year—Entertainment Weekly One of the Top Ten Books of the Year—People At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read… My darling Cecilia, If you’re reading this, then I’ve died… Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive… Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. But that letter is about to change everything—and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Author Liane Moriarty
Isbn 1101636238
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-07-30
Pages 416
Language English
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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Forgotten Garden comes a gorgeous novel set in England between World War I and World war II. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, it is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades. Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline. In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the house, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline and only they—and Grace—know the truth. In 1999, when Grace is ninety-eight years old and living out her last days in a nursing home, she is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant twenties and the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever. The novel is full of secrets—some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history. Kate Morton’s first novel, originally published to critical acclaim in Australia, and quickly becoming a #1 bestseller in England, The House at Riverton is a vivid, page-turning novel of suspense and passion, with characters—and an ending—readers won't soon forget.

Author Kate Morton
Isbn 1439152675
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-04-22
Pages 480
Language English
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Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these 14 imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audiences of all ages.

Author Rudyard Kipling
Isbn 0486129772
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-05-11
Pages 160
Language English
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The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Forgotten Garden mesmerizes readers with a haunting tale of long-buried secrets and the twists of fate that can alter lives forever. This enthralling romantic thriller pays homage to the classics of gothic fiction, spinning a rich and intricate web of mystery, suspense, and lost love. It starts with a letter, lost for half a century and unexpectedly delivered to Edie’s mother on a Sunday afternoon. The letter leads Edie to Milderhurst Castle, where the eccentric Blythe spinsters live and where, she discovers, her mother was billeted during World War II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives caring for their younger sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiancé jilted her in 1941. Inside the decaying castle, Edie searches for her mother’s past but soon learns there are other secrets hidden in its walls. The truth of what happened in “the distant hours” has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.

Author Kate Morton
Isbn 1439199345
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-11-09
Pages 576
Language English
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Now a Starz® Original Series "Utterly convincing and engrossing---totally thought-through and frequently hilarious....Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away." --Lev Grossman, Time Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead. Battling to save herself, Myfanwy will encounter a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and terrifyingly vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously imaginative thriller for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.

Author Daniel O'Malley
Isbn 0316193275
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-01-11
Pages 496
Language English
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On n'est pas libre en France de faire ce qu'on veut de son corps, quand il s'agit de mourir sans avoir recours au suicide. Leur existence devenu insupportable, deux hommes et une femme, en présence d'une improbable jeune employée attendent le moment de leur mort choisie, discutant paisiblement de cet événement.

Author Irène Krassilchik
Isbn 214004925X
Genre Drama
Year 2017-10-07
Pages 66
Language English
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