Peggy dans les phares
Author: Marie-Ève Lacasse
«Depuis que je te connais je vis avec l’inquiétude de te perdre. Pour la drogue, des hommes fantasques, des femmes bouleversantes qui t’emmènent ailleurs, là où je n’ai pas accès. Il y a les rivages poétiques qui ne m’ont jamais enchantée, les bals somptueux où je n’ai pas mes entrées, la rivalité vénéneuse d’un papier imbibé sous la langue et la complicité des piqûres que je n’ai jamais voulu partager. Je suis toujours arrivée à me frayer un chemin jusqu’à toi, conservant comme je le peux une dignité impériale.» Mannequin, styliste, journaliste de mode, mariée à un grand résistant puis à Claude Brasseur, Peggy Roche a aussi été pendant vingt ans la compagne discrète de Françoise Sagan. Peggy dans les phares est le roman de cette passion dévorante traversée des plus grandes figures de la vie littéraire et artistique de l’époque.
1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm perched on the windswept cliffs of Cornwall. There they meet Maggie and enjoy a largely idyllic childhood. But when something devastating happens, it has lasting consequences for them all. Over 70 years on, Alice heads back to the now crumbling farm, determined to atone for her past. But has she left it too late ? Maggie's granddaughter Lucy has also fled to her childhood home. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm ? And can she help Maggie finally find some peace ?
The Best of Us
Author: Joyce Maynard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List Indie Next Pick "For Reading Groups" From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.
Host the ultimate pizza party with this creative cookbook of delicious recipes inspired by the heroes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Straight out of the sewers and right into the kitchen, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' favorite pizzas are finally yours to create and enjoy! Join Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo on a seriously ooey, gooey, cheesy, adventure inspired by the beloved original cartoon series. This cookbook contains sixty-five righteous recipes, from old-school classic such the New York Style Pepperoni to newfangled feasts such as the Lean, Mean, and Green and Shredder's Revenge. There's a pizza for every occasion -- breakfast pizzas, mini-pizzas, party pizzas, and even dessert pizzas. So get on the ninja diet and be prepared to eat your hearts out! Cowabunga! © 2017 Viacom International Inc. and Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. and Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V. Based on the characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.
Author: Tim Murphy
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan’s East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared’s lives in ways none of them can anticipate. Meanwhile, Milly and Jared’s adopted son Mateo grows to see the opportunity for both self-realization and oblivion that New York offers. As the junkies and protestors of the 1980s give way to the hipsters of the 2000s and they, in turn, to the wealthy residents of the crowded, glass-towered city of the 2020s, enormous changes rock the personal lives of Milly and Jared and the constellation of people around them. Moving kaleidoscopically from the Tompkins Square Riots and attempts by activists to galvanize a true response to the AIDS epidemic, to the New York City of the future, Christodora recounts the heartbreak wrought by AIDS, illustrates the allure and destructive power of hard drugs, and brings to life the ever-changing city itself.
Author: Peggy Phelan
Unmarked is a controversial analysis of the fraught relation between political and representational visibility in contemporary culture. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics through a feminist psychoanalytic examination of specific performance texts - including photography, painting, film, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.
Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket's wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-year beat. In listening to cicadas, as well as other humming, clicking, and thrumming insects, Bug Music is the first book to consider the radical notion that we humans got our idea of rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the world of insect sounds that surrounded our species over the millions of years over which we evolved. Completing the trilogy he began with Why Birds Sing and Thousand Mile Song, David Rothenberg explores a unique part of our relationship with nature and sound—the music of insects that has provided a soundtrack for humanity throughout the history of our species. Bug Music continues Rothenberg's in-depth research and spirited writing on the relationship between human and animal music, and it follows him as he explores insect influences in classical and modern music, plays his saxophone with crickets and other insects, and confers with researchers and scientists nationwide. This engaging and thought-provoking book challenges our understanding of our place in nature and our relationship to the creatures surrounding us, and makes a passionate case for the interconnectedness of species.
In The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome, lucid dreamers called mediums dive into their dreams to retrieve ectoplasms - sticky blobs with curiously soothing properties that are the only form of art in the world. David Sarella is a medium whose dream identity is a professional thief. Only the dives require an extraordinary amount of physical effort, and as David ages, they become more difficult. David decides to go down one final time, in the deepest, most extravagant dive ever attempted...
Recipes include the award-winning Chocolate Heaven and Black Forest, the timeless classics Sticky Toffee and Vanilla Chiffon and a whole range that are perfectly suited for special occasions - from light and bright Lemon Meringue, Eton Mess and Pink Marshmallow to dark and indulgent Pecan Pie, Mulled Wine and Chocolate Raspberry Heart. Not only are there a variety of delicious cupcakes, there are a range of truly wondrous toppings, too. Each cupcake is specifically matched to one of the offered frostings, from classic cream cheese icing and mascarpone frostings in a multitude of flavourings to rich marshmallow fondant and luxurious dark chocolate ganache, and each has a simple decorative finish.
Author: Edwin Black
The Nazis needed oil. The Arabs wanted the Jews and British out of Iraq. The Mufti of Jerusalem forged a far-ranging alliance with Hitler resulting in the June 1941 Farhud, a Nazi-style pogrom in Baghdad that set the stage for the devastation and expulsion of the Iraqi Jews and ultimately almost a million Jews across the Arab world. The Farhud was the beginning of what became a broad Nazi-Arab alliance in the Holocaust.
The Lubetkin Legacy
Author: Marina Lewycka
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Lively . . . a joy to read' - The Times From the bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian North London in the twenty-first century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother, rather than lose the council flat. A time of golden job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you. A place rich in language - whether it's Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Swahili or buxom housing officers talking managementese. A place where husbands go absent without leave and councillors sacrifice cherry orchards at the altar of new builds. Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.
Good recipes and good stories have a way of creating themselves. Inside these pages you will find hearty west coast recipes and stories lived by the fishing families and folks from the coast of British Columbia. From the tranquility and beauty of quiet inner harbours, to the harsh seas and winds of inlets and open waters, the abundance of seafood available to the world awaits to be caught and cooked. Find some of our coastal favorite recipes for cooking salmon, halibut, cod, prawns and clams. Read about how these different species are caught, and come away with hearts and bellies warmed by the great people and resource of British Columbia, Canada.
In her third and most powerful novel, Marie-Claire Blais explores, with sober compassion and realistic detail, a season in the life of Emmanuel, the sixteenth child of a poverty-stricken farmer's family in rural Quebec. First published in 1965, "A Season in the Life of Emmanuel" established Blais's international reputation when it won the Prix France-Quebec and the Prix Medicis of France. The novel has been translated into 13 languages.
Author: Marguerite Audoux
Audoux's first novel is the most autobiographical of the four. She describes her childhood and adolescence, inculding the story of her mother's death, her father's departure, and the nine years she spent in the orphanage of the convent Hôpital Général de Bourges. The second part of the novel takes place on the farm in Villevielle where Marie-Claire's first employers Master Sylvain and Pauline surround the young shepardess with good-hearted affection. In the third part, Marie-Claire, now a young woman, falls in love with Henri Deslois, the brother of the farmer's wife who followed Pauline. The young man's mother forbids Marie-Claire to see her son again. Marie-Claire returns to the convent before leaving for Paris.