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 ,
Isbn 147675991X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 480
Language English
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Two sisters. One heartbreaking secret. And a past that cannot stay buried. In the depths of a harsh winter, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother's belongings, she is flooded with memories of her childhood - and of her cousin, Henry, whose disappearance from the manor tore the family apart. Erica sets out to discover what happened to Henry, so that the past can be laid to rest, and her sister, Beth, might finally find some peace. Gradually, as Erica begins to sift through remnants of the past, a secret family history emerges; one that stretches all the way back to turn-of-the-century America, to a beautiful society heiress and a haunting, savage land. As past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two terrible acts of betrayal - and the heartbreaking legacy left behind. THE LEGACY is an unforgettable, deeply satisfying story that will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.

Author Katherine Webb
Isbn 1409112594
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-06-24
Pages 356
Language English
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Experience the grandeur of the remote Scottish Highlands and Madrid in this USA TODAY bestselling “beautifully written...magical adventure” (Woman’s World) following two women connected across time and distance as they search for the truth of their place in the world. Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days reveling in the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, where she works at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she decides to take a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast estate of the elusive and troubled Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past. At the estate, she meets Chilly, an elderly Romani man who fled from Spain seventy years earlier. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home. Back in 1912, in the poor Romani community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. At the tender age of ten, Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious father to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. And while Lucía perfects her skills—eventually becoming the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—tensions in Spain boil over into civil war, forcing Lucía and her troupe of dancers to flee for their lives. As they travel in search of a safe haven, Lucía’s long-held dream of going to New York may be in grasp. But to pursue it, she must choose between her love for her career and the man she adores. “A breathtaking adventure brimming with cruelty, tragedy, passion, [and] obsession” (Lancashire Evening Post, UK), The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true destinies—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.

Author Lucinda Riley
Isbn 1982110635
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-02-19
Pages 544
Language English
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A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village life. Before long, the beautiful black-haired Fidelma McBride falls under his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and convention, turns to him to cure her of her deepest pains. Then, one morning, the illusion is abruptly shattered. While en route to pay tribute at Yeats's grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and revealed to be a notorious war criminal and mass murderer. The Cloonoila community is devastated by this revelation, and no one more than Fidelma, who is made to pay for her deviance and desire. In disgrace and utterly alone, she embarks on a journey that will bring both profound hardship and, ultimately, the prospect of redemption. Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity's capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.

Author Edna O'Brien
Isbn 0316378259
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-03-29
Pages 320
Language English
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The New York Times Best Seller! Now with an excerpt of Michelle's new book, I'll See You in Paris! Bienvenue à Paris! When April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April's quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman. It's about discovering two women, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private diaries, April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into Marthe's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. Having left behind in the States a cheating husband, a family crisis about to erupt, and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment, April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales. Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure. Based on historical events, Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment will entertain and inspire, as readers embrace the struggles and successes of two very unforgettable women.

Author Michelle Gable
Isbn 1466849622
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 384
Language English
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Today is Julia Clockhouse's twenty-fifth birthday. Her long-suffering Hindu servants are frantically trying to organise a party for her, but it's hard to do so amid the havoc wreaked by her wild spirit. They think she is possessed. Daughters of colonial tea-planters shouldn't have souls that escape their bodies, move objects with their minds, hear tongueless yogis speak. Julia Clockhouse does. As the day passes and the chaos mounts in the kitchen, Julia listens desperately for the return of her husband. Ben may have married her on the orders of her domineering father, but he had come to love her; together they had found the happiness they missed in childhood. But by the time the party guests are tumbling in from the rising fury of the monsoon Ben has still not come. Sara Banerji narrates the events of an extraordinary birthday with deft humour and haunting eloquence, weaving into Julia's story a picture of an isolated tea-plantation and all those who live there. The Tea-Planter's Daughter is a captivating flight of the imagination firmly rooted in the reality of the South Indian hills.

Author Sara Banerji
Isbn 1448208424
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-03-30
Pages 218
Language English
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Gilliatt, a Guernseyman and social pariah, falls in love with Deruchette, the niece of a local shipowner called Mess Lethierry. After Lethierry's ship is destroyed on a dangerous reef, Deruchette commits to marry whoever can return with the ship's engine. Gilliatt nominates himself, and the story follows his physical travails and the approbation of his neighbours during his quest to retrieve the engine. Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet belonging to the Romantic movement. He is widely hailed as one of the most accomplished and well-known French writers, originally achieving renown for his poetical endeavours-the most notable of which are the volumes "Les Contemplations" and "La Légende des siècles". Outside of his native country, Hugo's best-known works are his novels: "Les Misérables" (1862) and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (1831), commonly known as "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Author Victor Hugo
Isbn 1473350328
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-02-16
Pages 532
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Praise for Julie Klassen "A remarkable tale with many unpredictable twists and turns."--CBA Retailers+Resources "A treat for [readers] who want their historical romances served up with a generous dash of mystery."--Booklist "[Klassen's] work appeals to all who seek a riveting Regency romance."--RT Book Reviews Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister. Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play... The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor's past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure. This catches Abigail's attention. Hoping to restore her family's finances--and her dowry--Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn't the only one secretly searching the house. Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past. As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?

Author Julie Klassen
Isbn 1441264825
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-11-25
Pages 464
Language English
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A classic of Canadian literature by the great Quebecoise writer, Kamouraska is based on a real nineteenth-century love-triangle in rural Quebec. It paints a poetic and terrifying tableau of the life of Elisabeth d'Aulnieres: her marriage to Antoine Tassy, squire of Kamouraska; his violent murder; and her passion for George Nelson, an American doctor. Passionate and evocative, Kamouraska is the timeless story of one woman's destructive commitment to an ideal love. Translated into seven languages, Kamouraska won the Paris book prize and was made into a landmark feature film by Claude Jutra. This edition features a brilliant new introduction by Noah Richler.

Author Anne Hébert
Isbn 1770892680
Genre Fiction
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 232
Language English
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In Lori Lansens’ astonishing second novel, readers come to know and love two of the most remarkable characters in Canadian fiction. Rose and Ruby are twenty-nine-year-old conjoined twins. Born during a tornado to a shocked teenaged mother in the hospital at Leaford, Ontario, they are raised by the nurse who helped usher them into the world. Aunt Lovey and her husband, Uncle Stash, are middle-aged and with no children of their own. They relocate from the town to the drafty old farmhouse in the country that has been in Lovey’s family for generations. Joined to Ruby at the head, Rose’s face is pulled to one side, but she has full use of her limbs. Ruby has a beautiful face, but her body is tiny and she is unable to walk. She rests her legs on her sister’s hip, rather like a small child or a doll. In spite of their situation, the girls lead surprisingly separate lives. Rose is bookish and a baseball fan. Ruby is fond of trash TV and has a passion for local history. Rose has always wanted to be a writer, and as the novel opens, she begins to pen her autobiography. Here is how she begins: I have never looked into my sister’s eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I’ve never used an airplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that. I’ve never driven a car. Or slept through the night. Never a private talk. Or solo walk. I’ve never climbed a tree. Or faded into a crowd. So many things I’ve never done, but oh, how I’ve been loved. And, if such things were to be, I’d live a thousand lives as me, to be loved so exponentially. Ruby, with her marvellous characteristic logic, points out that Rose’s autobiography will have to be Ruby’s as well — and how can she trust Rose to represent her story accurately? Soon, Ruby decides to chime in with chapters of her own. The novel begins with Rose, but eventually moves to Ruby’s point of view and then switches back and forth. Because the girls face in slightly different directions, neither can see what the other is writing, and they don’t tell each other either. The reader is treated to sometimes overlapping stories told in two wonderfully distinct styles. Rose is given to introspection and secrecy. Ruby’s style is "tell-all" — frank and decidedly sweet. We learn of their early years as the town "freaks" and of Lovey’s and Stash’s determination to give them as normal an upbringing as possible. But when we meet them, both Lovey and Stash are dead, the girls have moved back into town, and they’ve received some ominous news. They are on the verge of becoming the oldest surviving craniopagus (joined at the head) twins in history, but the question of whether they’ll live to celebrate their thirtieth birthday is suddenly impossible to answer. In Rose and Ruby, Lori Lansens has created two precious characters, each distinct and loveable in their very different ways, and has given them a world in Leaford that rings absolutely true. The girls are unforgettable. The Girls is nothing short of a tour de force.

Author Lori Lansens
Isbn 0307371549
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-02-24
Pages 464
Language English
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A forbidden passion. A lifetime of consequences. Cressida Felbridge is living the high life as a debutante in 1960s London society when she is courted by a friend of her brother's and set to marry. Wishing only the best for his daughter, her father decrees that she must have her portrait painted to mark the occasion. But as soon as she meets the painter Ralph Few, Cressie knows her life will never be the same again. Soon, she is deeply in love with Ralph, but there is one problem: Ralph is still married to Catherine. As Cressie is drawn into a strange, triangular relationship, Catherine's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and Ralph and Cressie escape to Cressie's family home in Cumbria. But Catherine will not give up Ralph that easily . . . In the present day, Emily Conway has everything she could wish for: a huge house in West London, two beautiful children and a successful husband, Will. But as Emily and Will drive to a party, Will reveals that he has been betrayed by his business partner. Steering the car off the road at high speed, their perfect life is abruptly ended. When she wakes from her injuries, Emily is told of a mysterious legacy: a house in Cumbria on the edge of an estate, left to her by a woman she has never met. Could this house provide the chance to start anew, or does it hold secrets that she must uncover before it can be at peace? The Snow Angel is a deliciously dark family saga from Lulu Taylor, the bestselling author of The Winter Folly.

Author Lulu Taylor
Isbn 1447230507
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-12-04
Pages 400
Language English
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The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.

Author Rudyard Kipling
Isbn 3736801645
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-10-16
Pages 205
Language English
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Cette fiche de lecture sur La chute de la maison Usher d'Edgar Allan Poe propose une analyse complète de l'oeuvre : • un résumé de La chute de la maison Usher • une analyse des personnages • une présentation des axes d'analyse de La chute de la maison Usher d'Edgar Allan Poe Cette fiche de lecture sur La Chute de la maison Usher a été rédigé par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education.

Author fichesdelecture.com,,Sophie Lecomte
Isbn 2511032899
Genre Study Aids
Year 2015-05-04
Pages 6
Language English
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Ce livre numérique présente la collection intégrale de Sherlock Holmes, en ordre chronologique, avec une table des matières dynamique et détaillée. Sherlock Holmes est un personnage de fiction créé par Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) dans le roman policier Une étude en rouge en 1887. Détective privé et consultant doté d'une mémoire remarquable pour tout ce qui peut l'aider à résoudre des crimes en général, il a très peu de savoirs dans les autres domaines de la connaissance. Lors de ses enquêtes, plusieurs relatées dans les 4 romans et les 56 nouvelles qui forment ce qu'on appelle le canon, il est fréquemment accompagné du Docteur Watson. Personnage très « typé », Sherlock Holmes est devenu l'archétype du « private detective » pour des générations d'auteurs populaires de roman policier, éclipsant ses ancêtres historiques que furent le Chevalier Auguste Dupin d'Edgar Allan Poe et Monsieur Lecoq d'Émile Gaboriau (le père du genre polar), personnages auxquels Arthur Conan Doyle fait pourtant référence dans son œuvre. Contenu du livre: Les 4 romans : - Une étude en rouge - Le signe des quatre - Le chien des Baskerville - La Vallée de la peur Les 56 nouvelles du « canon » : Les aventures de Sherlock holmes - Un scandale en bohème - La ligue des rouquins - Une affaire d'identité - Le mystère de la vallée de Boscombe - Les cinq pépins d'Orange - L'homme à la lèvre tordue - L'escarboucle bleue - Aventure de la bande mouchetée - Le Pouce de l'Ingénieur - L'aristocratique célibataire - Le Diadème de Béryls - Les hêtres pourpres Les mémoires de Sherlock Holmes - Flamme d'argent - La boite en carton - La figure jaune - L'employé de l'agent de change - Le Gloria-Scott - Le rituel des Musgrave - Les propriétaires de Réigate - Le malade pensionnaire - L'Homme estropié - L'interprète grec - Le traité naval - Le problème final Le retour de Sherlock Holmes - Charles-Auguste Milverton - L'école du prieuré - L'entrepreneur de Norwood - La cycliste solitaire - La deuxième tâche - La maison vide - Le champion qui manque - Le manoir de l'abaye - Le pince-nez en or - Les hommes dansants - Les six Napoléons - Les trois étudiants - Peter le Noir Son dernier coup d’archet - L'aventure de Wisteria Lodge - Les plans du Bruce-Partington - L'aventure du pied du diable - L'aventure du cercle rouge - La disparition de Lady Frances Carfax - L'aventure du détective agonisant - Son dernier coup d'archet Les archives de Sherlock Holmes - La Pierre de Mazarin - Le problème du Pont de Thor - L'homme qui grimpait - Le Vampire du Sussex - Les trois Garideb - L'illustre client - Les trois pignons - Le soldat blanchi - La crinière du Lion - Le marchand de couleur retiré des affaires - La pensionnaire voilée - L'aventure de Shoscombe Old Place Traductions de: Jeanne de Polignac (1861-1919) Albert Savine (1859-1927)

Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Isbn 8074840433
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-03-19
Pages N.A
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Que fit Eve face au premier meurtre de l'histoire des hommes ? Que fait un petit garçon des rues de Djakarta quand son amant le quitte ? Comment réagit-on quand celle qui vous déniaise si délicieusement est en même temps une voleuse ? Comment découvre-t-on, en plein désespoir, son Andalousie intérieure ? Voilà quelques-unes des questions que se posent les protagonistes de ce recueil qui, en neuf récits, raconte l'amour, la peine de vivre et l'envie passionnée d'être heureux malgré tout.

Author Anouar Benmalek
Isbn 2213676321
Genre Fiction
Year 2006-01-11
Pages 252
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Vivre sans craindre l'échec, sans appréhender la perte d'un être cher, la maladie ou le rejet, est-ce possible ? Issus de la démarche de pleine conscience, les préceptes de ce livre visent à tarir la peur profonde dont découlent toutes nos inquiétudes quotidiennes. En suivant ces conseils concrets, accessibles et porteurs de sagesse, vous apprendrez à reconnaître vos angoisses, à les dépouiller de leur pouvoir et à les transformer en sources d'apaisement, pour avancer enfin en toute sérénité. Thich Nhat Hanh nous offre ce chemin intemporel vers une vie sans peur, et ce chemin se nomme la pleine conscience. La non-peur est possible, y accéder, c'est connaître la joie ultime.

Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Isbn 2702919316
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 204
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Fidèle à la politique d'Auguste, Germanicus, général de l'armée romaine, consul et poète, incarne les vertus civilisatrices de Rome. Mais il est à peine au faîte de la gloire que Pison, gouverneur de Syrie, le fait empoisonner. "Rome n'est plus dans Rome." Un demi-siècle de tyrannie va s'abattre sur un empire que la chrétienté déjà fait vaciller. Voilà pour l'Histoire. Et maintenant, carte blanche à la fiction : Germanicus, d'outre-tombe, tient son journal, témoin effaré, des égarements de sa parentèle : Tibère, le cynique ; Caligula, l'enfant-soldat ; Claude, son oncle, le savant épileptique rendu fou par ses passions pour Messaline et Agrippine ; Néron, le cabot, l'incendiaire. Monologues, lettres, confessions, scènes de rues où s'expriment Ovide, la foule des esclaves, les comploteurs, Sénèque à l'agonie, les impératrices diaboliques, voici la dynastie julio-claudienne, en son vertigineux dérèglement.

Author Jeanne Champion
Isbn 2246518792
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 812
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Comment vivre avec une bombe à retardement sous la peau ? « Laissez-vous faire deux secondes, fermez les yeux, imaginez qu’un jour on vous apprend une catastrophe. Pensez à une scène précise, une heure de la journée, une lumière, une ambiance. Quelle est la différence entre la minute juste avant et celle juste après ? Vous êtes assis dans le même fauteuil, buvant le même thé dans la même maison, vous vous mouvez dans le même corps, vous n’en souffrez pas plus que ce matin, pas moins non plus, tout est profondément familier, le soleil finit par décliner comme chaque jour, rien n’a donc changé. Et pourtant si.» Une fille passe un examen médical et paf, suspicion. Mais pas sûr. Elle a déjà connu d’autres tempêtes sous la peau, mais ce jour-là fini de rire. Pour savoir ce que lui réserve son destin, il va falloir attendre. Attendre, la vache. Attendre un nouvel examen qui confirmera la catastrophe, ou bien qui l’annulera. Dans quarante jours, la biologie tranchera. Ce livre est le journal, écrit à la première personne, de ce suspens existentiel, de ces quarante jours âpres et rugueux. La chronique d’un espoir fou, la rage et l’amour mêlés. Une enquête aussi, un pistolet sur la tempe, sur le pourquoi du comment, parce qu’il s’agit de trouver une issue, et fissa. Un récit aussi poignant qu’urgent sur l’attente et la solitude existentielle.

Author Dorothée Werner
Isbn 2709643545
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-01-16
Pages 220
Language English
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"L'année terrible", de Victor Hugo. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Author Victor Hugo
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-05-20
Pages 134
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5 janvier 1853, à Liverpool : Charles Ambroise Desteyrac, jeune polytechnicien, diplômé de l'École des ponts et chaussées, a rendez-vous avec l'homme de confiance de Simon Leonard Cornfield, lord richissime dont la famille est propriétaire, depuis 1667, d'une île des Bahamas. L'ingénieur est chargé de construire un pont assez solide pour résister aux ouragans. L'exil tropical et la quête de l'aventure offriront au jeune républicain qui refuse de servir Napoléon III, découverte de la navigation hauturière, révélation d'une civilisation ignorée, à la fois primitive et raffinée, rencontre de l'amour. Le lord des Bahamas et sa soeur Fish Lady, Edward Carver, ancien major de l'armée des Indes, Malcolm Murray, jeune architecte, viveur et désabusé, Mark Tilloy, séduisant officier de marine, lady Ottilia, Anglaise délurée, ardente féministe, et Ounca Lou, la belle métisse, vont bientôt constituer son cercle familier au sein d'une société insulaire, riche en drames, en passions et en intrigues. Après l'immense succès des séries Louisiane et Helvétie, Maurice Denuzière nous livre ici le premier volume d'une nouvelle fresque romanesque, au coeur du XIXe siècle, dans le décor idyllique de l'archipel des Bahamas.

Author Maurice Denuzière
Isbn 2213639582
Genre Fiction
Year 2003-01-15
Pages 638
Language English
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