Malgré un destin tout tracé, Claire Roy, la fille d'un maître papetier établi au moulin du Loup, ne renoncera pas à la passion qui la lie à Jean Dumont, un jeune bagnard en cavale, et qui va bouleverser sa vie (Le Moulin du Loup). A l'aube du xxe siècle, alors que Jean doit quitter les Eaux-Claires, Claire se voit confier l'éducation de la fille de son premier amour. Portée par son entourage et son goût pour l'herboristerie, elle a trouvé un équilibre et s'épanouit. Mais Jean est de retour au pays. Il a oublié Claire et refait sa vie. Entre retrouvailles, séparations, tandis que le terrible spectre de la Grande Guerre menace, il faudra à Claire bien du courage et de la persévérance pour venir à bout des obstacles qui entrave son bonheur (Le Chemin des falaises). Les saisons ont passé sur la vallée, les personnages ont évolué, les enfants ont grandi. Alors qu'après la guerre, à l'aube des Années folles, émerge un nouveau monde dans lequel apparaissent l'électricité, le téléphone,... la vie tente de reprendre un cours normal au moulin (Les Tristes noces). L'histoire ne s'arrête pas là, car il a fallu encore trois romans à l'auteur pour achever cette saga familiale au coeur de la Charente.
Key to the Door
Author: Alan Sillitoe
Publisher: Open Road Media
An existential saga of working-class life in a British factory town and military service in the torrid jungles of the Far East from award-winning, bestselling author Alan Sillitoe Key to the Door turns away from the boisterous pursuits of Arthur Seaton made infamous in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and focuses instead on the quieter rebellions of his older brother, Brian. Brian’s childhood and adolescence in the grimy streets of Nottingham are shaped by the Depression-era struggles of his family, the life and culture of the factory town, and the love and bullying of his iron-willed grandfather and erratic father. When Brian reaches adulthood, he frequents the local pubs, works hard at a cardboard factory, and runs into a sticky situation with a woman named Pauline that obliges him to marry her. Soon though, he is conscripted for the postwar occupation of Malaya, and his true colors begin to show. Brian declares that he only wears his uniform to collect his paycheck; he shows contempt for the soldiers who obey the rules; he pursues a relationship with an exotic Chinese dancer; and he sends poetry into the jungle in Morse code. At once a vivid family portrait and a study of “the desolate, companionless void of protest” prevalent in postwar England, Key to the Door establishes the Seaton Novels as a broad and sweeping saga of twentieth-century British life, set against the backdrop of Nottingham. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alan Sillitoe including rare images from the author’s estate.
Author: Ally Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011! Watch a Video
Une magnifique sage quebécoise au temps de maria Chapdelaine. En ce Noël 1932, Hermine coule des jours heureux auprès de Toshan, son époux métis, avec l'enfant né de leur union dans le village de Val-Jabert sur les bords du lac Saint-Jean, au coeur de la forêt québécoise. Elevée comme une orpheline par des religieuses, celle que les villageois surnomment le "rossignol des neiges", à cause de sa voix exceptionnelle, a renoncé à sa passion pour le chant et s'est résolue à devenir une épouse et une mère de famille fidèle aux traditions québécoises. Mais peut-on empêcher un rossignol de chanter ? En cédant à l'appel de sa vocation, Hermine va réveiller les fantômes du passé... Dans la lignée du roman Maria Chapdelaine, de Louis Hémon, Marie-Bernadette Dupuy nous offre une magnifique saga québécoise, tumultueuse, pleine de romance et d'aventure, autour d'une jeune femme déchirée entre la promesse d'une brillante carrière et ses attachements familiaux.
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Harper Collins
The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King. In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: on your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else. . . . Michael Grant's Gone has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.
Author: Karen Viggers
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A memorable story of broken hearts trying to mend, of personal discovery and recovery - Weekend Australian.
Author: M. Pierce
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."-Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes Night Owl, the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers-all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce. At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal. Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent... Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
Break of Day
Author: Colette, Enid McLeod
Colette began writing Break of Day in her early fifties, at Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur, where she had bought a small house after the breakup of her second marriage. The novel's theme--the renunciation of love and the return to an independent existence supported and enriched by the beauty and peace of nature--grows out of Colette's own period of self-assessment in the middle of her life. A collection of subtle reflections about love and life, it is among her most thoughtful and stylistically bold works.
The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to mature from its first edition to this new 'Definitive' edition, the Seventh, each time being updated and expanded. It is a legacy that should be on every bookshelf. The book is based upon over 30 years of traveling and writing about battlefields by two people - Major and Mrs Holt - who are credited with having started the modern era of battlefield tours - and were awarded the Somme Centenary Medal for their work in 'opening the doors to the battlefields' with their books. This Guide Book is MORE than a guide book - Sir Martin Gilbert said, ' the Holts have raised the Guide Book to a new high level,' and ' the golden thread that runs through it (the previous Somme Guide) - is the focus that the Holts give to the stories of individuals'. It will therefore appeal both to General and to Specialist readers whether they travel to the battlefields or not. This is not merely a guide book, nor a history book, but it is brimming with human interest stories of veterans' experiences, tales of bravery, comradeship, natural terror, literary illusions to poets who experienced the battles (such a Owen & Sassoon, Seeger and Sorley) ... If you buy just one book about the Battle of the Somme, this is the one that you should have, written by those who know the area and the battlefield better even than the French themselves, and who tell its story from both humanistic and military standpoints
Le cachot de Hautefaille
Author: Marie-Bernadette Dupuy
Diane part en Ecosse. Elle espère y trouver le calme dont elle a besoin pour la rédaction de son premier roman. Dans son hôtel des Highlands, elle rencontre Sarah et Jérémie, un jeune couple en voyage de noces et se lie d'amitié avec eux. Hélas, une série de meurtres mystérieux va troubler son voyage. Y aurait-il un lien avec ce jeune couple ? Les événements s'enchaînent, qui bouleversent chacun des personnages, en les forçant à reconsidérer totalement leur existence.
Author: Marie-Bernadette Dupuy
Pianiste virtuose, Hélène, 23 ans, est pétillante de vie. Pour que son bonheur soit complet, il ne lui manque plus que l'âme sœur. Appelée au chevet d'un vieil ami mourant, elle rencontre Alexandre, un inconnu dont le regard magnétique et la force paisible troublent la jeune femme jusqu'au plus profond de son être. Qui est-il ? La réponse glace le cœur d'Hélène : il est prêtre... Elle est alors loin d'imaginer les années de douleurs et de tourments qui l'attendent. Alexandre, qui a juré fidélité à Dieu, se trouve face a un choix cornélien. Renoncera-t-il à son sacerdoce pour aimer Hélène ?
The Charlemagne Pursuit
Author: Steve Berry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair and a Cotton Malone dossier. As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic, but now he wants the full story and asks his ex-boss, Stephanie Nelle, to secure the military files. What he learns stuns him: His father’s sub was a secret nuclear vessel lost on a highly classified mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica. But Malone isn’t the only one after the truth. Twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk are fighting for the fortune their mother has promised to whichever of them discovers what really became of their father–who died on the same submarine that Malone’s father captained. The sisters know something Malone doesn’t: Inspired by strange clues discovered in Charlemagne’ s tomb, the Nazis explored Antarctica before the Americans, as long ago as 1938. Now Malone discovers that cryptic journals penned in “the language of heaven,” inscrutable conundrums posed by an ancient historian, and the ill-fated voyage of his father are all tied to a revelation of immense consequence for humankind. In an effort to ensure that this explosive information never rises to the surface, Langford Ramsey, an ambitious navy admiral, has begun a brutal game of treachery, blackmail, and assassination. As Malone embarks on a dangerous quest with the sisters–one that leads them from an ancient German cathedral to a snowy French citadel to the unforgiving ice of Antarctica–he will finally confront the shocking truth of his father’s death and the distinct possibility of his own.
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Open Road Media
Governess-turned-detective Miss Silver investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime. Never one for the heroic, Charles’s first instinct is to let the police settle it. But then he hears her voice. Margaret, his long lost love, is part of the gang. To unravel their diabolical plot, he contacts Miss Maud Silver, a onetime governess who applies reason to solve crimes and face the dangers of London’s underworld.
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver, who “has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” visits a small village hiding big secrets (Manchester Evening News). The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary. Some might even consider them boring, but not Miss Maud Silver. It’s been some years since she gave up work as a governess to become a detective, and her fascination with people has served her well during that time. Now, she’s come to Melling to pay a long-postponed visit to an old school chum—but Miss Silver’s vacations never last long. The town’s prodigal son has returned, wealthy and not exactly nostalgic for his hometown. He intends to sell his manor house and be done with Melling forever. But this cozy English hamlet hasn’t finished with him yet . . .