Danser au bord de l ab me

Titre : Danser au bord de l ab me
Auteur : Grégoire Delacourt
Éditeur : JC Lattès
ISBN-13 : 9782709659116
Libération : 2016-12-28

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Emma, quarante ans, mariée, trois enfants, heureuse, croise le regard d’un homme dans une brasserie. Aussitôt, elle sait. Après On ne voyait que le bonheur, Grégoire Delacourt explore dans ce roman virtuose la puissance du désir et la fragilité de nos existences.

The List of my Desires

Titre : The List of my Desires
Auteur : Gregoire Delacourt
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780297868378
Libération : 2013-07-04

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Money can buy you freedom. But what about happiness? When Jocelyne looks at herself in the mirror, she sees a middle-aged, married woman who runs a dressmaking shop in a small provincial French town and lives a very ordinary existence. But what happened to all those dreams she had when she was 17? Then she wins millions on the lottery and has the chance to change her life for ever. So why does she find herself reluctant to accept the money? To help her decide what to do, she begins to compile a list of her heart's desires, never suspecting for one moment that the decision might be taken out of her hands ...

The Sky Is Everywhere

Titre : The Sky Is Everywhere
Auteur : Jandy Nelson
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 1101222867
Libération : 2010-03-09

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Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart. As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.

We Only Saw Happiness

Titre : We Only Saw Happiness
Auteur : Gregoire Delacourt
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781474600057
Libération : 2016-12-29

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'We looked like the perfect young family, something out of a magazine, in shades of marshmallow pink...' A photograph. The father smiling beside his new car, the mother pregnant and radiant, the little girl placing cuddly toys in the cot for her new baby brother. All we see is the happiness. 'We don't see my mother. We don't see the lies.' But behind every picture there is a story. And behind that story, there are others. Every family has its secrets. When Antoine was young, he believed in love at first sight. He finds the woman of his dreams, Nathalie, and has two children. But when Antoine's life implodes, he does something unspeakable. Antoine's journey to come to terms with what he has done will take him across seas and continents, deep into his own heart and the hearts of others. Because in order to find true happiness, you have to know where to look...

Consolation

Titre : Consolation
Auteur : Anna Gavalda
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781409089049
Libération : 2010-01-21

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An international bestseller and French publishing sensation Consolation is a dazzling, heartbreaking tale of one man, two remarkable women and an unforgettable transvestite. Charles Balanda is forty-seven; a successful architect, he is constantly on the move. But from the moment he hears about the death of the woman he once loved - Anouk, the tragically big-hearted mother of a childhood friend - his life begins to unravel until, one day, he finds himself on a Paris pavement covered in blood. But fate brings him one final chance to be happy in Kate, an enchanting young woman, herself damaged but fearless and in love with life. The resulting story is a triumphant, spellbinding and ultimately consoling novel about the power of a second chance.

Nagasaki

Titre : Nagasaki
Auteur : Éric Faye
Éditeur : Gallic Books
ISBN-13 : 9781908313751
Libération : 2014-04-14

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In a house on a suburban street in Nagasaki, meteorologist Shimura Kobo lives quietly on his own. Or so he believes. Food begins to go missing. Perturbed by this threat to His orderly life, Shimura sets up a webcam to monitor his home. But though eager to identify his intruder, is Shimura really prepared for what the camera will reveal? This prize-winning novel is a heart-rending tale of alienation in the modern world.

Polina

Titre : Polina
Auteur : Bastien Vivès
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448130122
Libération : 2014-01-16

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As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre – and conquer the world. Brilliantly drawn, Polina is a moving and intimate story of self-discovery. It confirms Bastien Vivès as one of the most exciting talents at work in the graphic novel field today.

Blood Hollow

Titre : Blood Hollow
Auteur : William Kent Krueger
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9780743488679
Libération : 2004-02-03

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Tough-as-nails former small-town sheriff Cork O'Connor is forced into the center of an eerie mystery with a shocking twist in this "vivid and realistic" (Booklist) Anthony Award-winning novel from critically acclaimed author William Kent Krueger. When the corpse of a beautiful high school student is discovered on a hillside four months after her disappearance on New Year's Eve, all evidence points to her boyfriend, local bad boy Solemn Winter Moon. Despite Solemn's self-incriminating decision to go into hiding, Cork O'Connor, Aurora, Minnesota's former sheriff, isn't about to hang the crime on a kid he's convinced is innocent. In an uphill battle to clear Solemn's name, Cork encounters no shortage of adversity. Some -- like bigotry and bureaucracy -- he knows all too well. What Cork isn't prepared for is the emergence of a long-held resentment from his own childhood. And when Solemn reappears, claiming to have seen a vision of Jesus Christ in Blood Hollow, the mystery becomes thornier than Cork could ever have anticipated. And that's when the miracles start happening...

Belle du Seigneur

Titre : Belle du Seigneur
Auteur : Albert Cohen
Éditeur : Penguin Books
ISBN-13 : WISC:89089017560
Libération : 1997-12-29

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Belle du Seigneur has been called a hilarious mock-epic, an inventive satire of middle-class manners and ambition, a great comic achievement, Joycean, Proustian in its best moments. Its classic status has been confirmed by inclusion in Gallimard's Pleiade series, an honor shared only by Sartre among post-war French writers.Solal is a man of remarkable gifts and disappointed ideals. A Mediterranean Jew who is Under-Secretary of the League of Nations, he has become disillusioned with a world dominated by personal and national interest. His last hope for redemption is through love, and so he embarks on the seduction of his boss' wife, the beautiful Adrien. He abandons everything -- work, social life, purpose -- for passion.With clear-eyed pessimism, Solal journeys through the world of human pretensions and frailties, as Cohen treats readers to dazzling and searing commentary on middle-class manners, political antics, and "true" love.

My Wish List

Titre : My Wish List
Auteur : Gregoire Delacourt
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781101634882
Libération : 2014-03-25

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The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams? Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different? Then she wins the lottery—and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband—not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change? From the Trade Paperback edition.