Author: Nathalie Charlier
Publisher: NCL Éditions
Raphaël Vidal et moi n’avons rien en commun. Il est issu d’une famille de notables, alors que mes parents sont considérés comme des cas sociaux. Lorsque nous étions adolescents, je suis tombée follement amoureuse de ce garçon taciturne et dégingandé dont tout le monde se moquait, alors que j’étais la fille du collège avec qui tous voulaient sortir ! Depuis les choses ont bien changé. Il est devenu un sportif de premier plan, fait partie du top cinq des hommes les plus sexy et après sa retraite, s’est lancé dans les affaires avec succès. Moi, je suis restée dans notre village, et suis devenue une vieille fille triste, caissière dans un supermarché, qui a bien du mal à boucler ses fins de mois. Alors quand nous nous revoyons, et qu’il me fait une proposition aussi insensée qu’inattendue, j’hésite, terriblement tentée. Il a promis de m’apprendre le plaisir, de me faire découvrir un univers dont je n’aurais jamais imaginé l'existence, même dans mes fantasmes les plus fous. Mais puis-je accepter, sans risquer de me perdre moi-même ? Aurai-je la force de ne pas mêler sexe et sentiments pourtant si étroitement liés ? Et si finalement, cette seconde chance était un cadeau inespéré du destin ? Mais pour cela je vais devoir me soumettre à tous ses desiderata, pour son plus grand plaisir, mais également pour le mien.
Son of Rosemary
Author: Ira Levin
Publisher: Pegasus Books
The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Rosemary's Baby: a thrilling, cautionary tale of the troubling forces that war within each of us. The modern master of suspense Ira Levin returns to the horror of his 1967 ground-breaking novel Rosemary's Baby with this darkly comic sequel set at the dawn of the millennium. Thirty-three years ago, Rosemary gave birth to the Devil's child while under the control of a satanic cult of witches. Now the year is 1999, and humanity dreads the approaching twenty-first century, desperately in search of a savior for this troubled world. in New York City, rosemary's son Andy is believed to be that savior. But is he the force of good his followers accept him to be? Or is he his father's son? Rosemary and Andy will be reunited in a battle of wills that shall decide the fate of humanity—and keep readers on the edge of the seats until the final page.
In this verse translation of Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot, Ruth Harwood Cline revives the original story of the immortal love affair between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a tale that has spawned interpretations ranging from Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur to Lerner and Lowe's Camelot By remaining faithful to Chrétien's highly structured form, Cline preserves the pace, the pungency of proverbial expressions, and the work's poetical devices and word play in translating this archetypal tale of courtly love from Old French into modern English. Cline's introduction--containing a description of Arthur in history and literature, a discussion of courtly love, and an account of the continuations of the story of Lancelot and Guinevere--makes Lancelot an ideal classroom text.
No and Me
Author: Delphine de Vigan
Publisher: A&C Black
Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend called Lucas, who gets her through the school day. At home her father cries in secret in the bathroom and her mother hasn't been out of the house properly for years. But Lou is about to change her life - and that of her parents - for good, all because of a school project she decides to do about the homeless. Through the project Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou cannot bear that No is still on the streets when she goes back home - even if it is to a home that is saddened and desolate. So she asks her parents if No can come to live with them. To her astonishment, her parents - eventually - agree. No's presence forces Lou and her parents to finally face the sadness that has enveloped them. But No has disruptive as well as positive effects. Can this shaky newfound family continue to live together? A tense, brilliant novel tackling the true meaning of home and homelessness.
Publisher: titus books
Un jour, Momo ouvre un magasin. Pour cela, il suffit d'avoir des choses à vendre. Ou bien il prend un appareil et fait de la photo. Ou alors, il décide de partir sur une île déserte pour réfléchir lorsqu'il est de mauvaise humeur...
Le Grand Meaulnes
The Mask Wearer
Author: Bryan Perro
To defeat the forces of evil which threaten his world, young Amos Daragon, aided by mythical animal friends, sets out on a journey to find four masks that harness the forces of nature and sixteen powerful stones that give the masks their magic.
Fire After Dark
Author: Sadie Matthews
The first novel in a provocative romance series that will captivate, exhilarate and intoxicate you like no other, perfect for those who loved the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey but were left wanting more... It started with a spark... Everything changed when I met Dominic. My heart had just been broken, split into jagged fragments that can jigsaw together to make me look enough like a normal, happy person. Dominic has shown me a kind of abandonment I've never known before. He takes me down a path of pure pleasure, but of pain, too - his love offers me both lightness and dark. And where he leads me, I have no choice but to follow. Deeply intense and romantic, provocative and sensual, FIRE AFTER DARK will take you to a place where love and sex are liberated from their limits. Fans of E. L. James and Sylvia Day will find themselves kept awake late into the night with FIRE AFTER DARK...
Author: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière, Neil Bartlett
Publisher: Oberon Books
"He's a beast I tell you - a real animal" What happens when you've lived only for pleasure, and you finally run out of time? When you've broken every promise, outraged every decency and slept your way through half of Europe - where do you turn as the clock starts to tick towards midnight? Neil Bartlett's new translation brings out all the dark undercurrents of Molière's wickedly black comedy.
Author: Tom Perrotta
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 A USA Today 10 Books We Loved Reading in 2011 Title One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That's what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children. Kevin Garvey, Mapleton's new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin's own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin's teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she's definitely not the sweet "A" student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he's distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start. With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers is a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.
Author: Mia Sheridan
Publisher: Mia Sheridan
A companion (alternate POV) novel to the USA Today bestselling book, Leo. Does everyone deserve a second chance? Even someone who lies and deceives to get it? Do we all have a second chance coming? Even if we play a part in our own destruction? How hard would you fight to have a second chance at love? A second chance at life? Another chance to tell your own story? Every love story has two sides. Evie told hers. This time it's Leo's chance. THIS IS A POV NOVEL OF LEO (LEO SHOULD BE READ FIRST). New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Ce volume est le sixième de la série des Carnets Giraudoux-Racine.
Author: Kass Morgan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show. No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth. Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.
Author: Penelope Ward
Publisher: Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
La prière et la méditation ne constituent rien de moins que la respiration de la vie religieuse. Pour Carl-A. Keller, sans elles, la religion du croyant est morte. Après une définition de la prière puis de la méditation, l'auteur rend admirablement compte de la diversité des formes de ces deux genres. Si prière et méditation sont des pratiques le plus souvent individuelles, elles recouvrent toujours un aspect universel. Ainsi, ce livre est émaillé d'exemples empruntés à diverses traditions religieuses, essentiellement hindouiste, islamique chrétienne. Avec un souffle et un appétit magnifiques, l'auteur lit pour nous nombre de grands poèmes méditatifs. Et l'on comprend que la prière jamais ne se recroqueville sur elle-même. La force de la foi, mais aussi celle des mots, n'est rien d'autre que partage. Ainsi, l'Ultime professé par les religions, quel qu'il soit, est toujours caché et dévoilé, silence et parole, sans Nom et se donnant des Noms.