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  • Anglais Fahrenheit 451

    Ray Bradbury

    451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume.
    Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif.
    Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.

  • @00000327@@00000373@NEW YORK TIMES @00000155@BESTSELLER @00000041@bull; Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today@00000065@s preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling.@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda@00000065@s release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.@00000065@s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda@00000065@s broken life.@00000341@ @00000341@ At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda@00000065@s missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror.@00000341@ @00000341@ As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex@00000065@s brilliant mind is challenged as never before--and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@Praise for @00000373@Breakdown@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000327@@00000373@ @00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Bookreporter@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Blackpool Gazette@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000327@Praise for Jonathan Kellerman@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Jonathan Kellerman@00000065@s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Los Angeles Times@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000373@ @00000155@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Kellerman doesn@00000065@t just write psychological thrillers--he owns the genre.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Detroit Free Press@00000155@@00000133@

  • T. S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radical

  • Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

  • A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

  • Anglais The Da Vinci Code

    Dan Brown

    Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes.

    As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.

    Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever...

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    Fifty years of valentine comics featuring the Peanuts kids include Charlie Brown's devotion to the little red-headed girl, Lucy's attempts to get Schroeder's attention, and Sally's efforts to woo Linus out from under his blanket.

  • Thomas Pitt, agent des services très secrets de la reine Victoria, la Special Branch, et son supérieur, le glacial Narraway, sont convoqués de toute urgence au palais de Buckingham. L'impensable vient de se produire : un crime barbare a été commis sur la personne d'une prostituée, retrouvée au petit matin dans un placard. La jeune femme était « invitée » à une fête très privée donnée par le prince de Galles. Le coupable doit être désigné et l'affaire étouffée au plus vite, avant que le scandale ne s'ébruite hors du palais, au risque de mettre la Couronne en péril...


    J P Delaney

    A gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before . How far would you go to protect your family? Pete Riley answers the door one morning and lets in a parent's worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating news that Pete's son, Theo, isn't actually his son--he is the Lamberts', switched at birth by an understaffed hospital, while their real son was sent home with Miles and his wife Lucy. For Pete, his partner Maddie, and the little boy they've been raising for the past two years, life will never be the same again. The two families, reeling from the shock, take comfort in shared good intentions, eagerly entwining their very different lives in the hope of becoming one unconventional modern family. But a plan to sue the hospital triggers an official investigation that unearths some disturbing questions about the night their children were switched. How much can they trust the other parents--or even each other? What secrets are hidden behind the Lamberts' glossy front door? Stretched to the breaking point, Pete and Maddie discover they will each stop at nothing to keep their family safe. They are done playing nice.

  • Anglais Southampton row

    Anne Perry

    Les élections approchent à grands pas. Les passions sont si vives que l´on dépêche Thomas Pitt pour contenir un hypothétique désastre national. Le conservateur, Charles Voisey, est opposéà Aubrey Serracold, candidat libéral, dont les affinités de sa femme avec le spiritisme menacent ses chances de l´emporter. En effet, un extra-lucide en vogue est retrouvé sauvagement assassiné chez elle, au lendemain d´une de ses séances ésotériques à laquelle participait Rose Serracold.

    Pendant ce temps, Charlotte est à la campagne avec ses enfants. Les Pitt ignorent encore que la même force maléfique plane au dessus d´eux.

    Traduit de l'anglais par Paul Benita

  • B>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a b>powerful (The Washington Post)/b> novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives. /b>br>br>b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE/b>br>br> Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. Shes on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt>br> b> /b>Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her>br> b> /b>But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once>br> b> /b>After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways--the first known map of the>br> b> /b>As the story unfolds, Dawns two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions shes never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadnt turned out to be the person you are right now?

  • Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child

  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Book club pick for Emma Watsons Our Shared Shelf A deeply spiritual book [that] honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women.-- The Washington Post Book World Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, societys attempt to civilize us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. In Women Who Run with the Wolves , Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul. Praise for Women Who Run with the Wolves Women Who Run with the Wolves isnt just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle from one who knows. --Alice Walker I am grateful to Women Who Run with the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. Everyone who can read should read this book. --Maya Angelou An inspiring book, the vitamins for the soul [for] women who are cut off from their intuitive nature. -- San Francisco Chronicle Stands out from the pack . . . a joy and sparkle in [the] prose . . . This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work. . . . It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift. -- Los Angeles Times A mesmerizing voice . . . dramatic storytelling she learned at the knees of her [immigrant] aunts. -- Newsweek The work of Clarissa Pinkola Estés, rooted in old and deep family rites and in archetypal psychology, recognizes that the soul is not lost, but has been put to sleep. This volume reminds us that we are nature for all our sophistication, that we are still wild, and the recovery of that vitality will itself set us right in the world. --Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

  • A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies, and K-pop fan mania. "Even as a girl, I knew the only chance I had was to change my face even before a fortune-teller told me so." Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a "room salon," an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client may come to threaten her livelihood. Her roomate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art in New York. Returning to Korea after college, she finds herself in a precarious relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea's biggest companies. Down the hall in their apartment building lives Ara, a hair stylist for whom two preoccupations sustain her: obsession with a boy-band pop star, and a best friend who is saving up for the extreme plastic surgery that is commonplace. And Wonna, one floor below, is a newlywed trying to get pregnant with a child that she and her husband have no idea how they can afford to raise and educate in the cutthroat economy. Together, their stories tell a gripping tale that's seemingly unfamiliar, yet unmistakably universal in the way that their tentative friendships may have to be their saving grace.

  • B>From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?/b>br>br>Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved foster parents, and now she believes it might be the only place left for her. Yet the day she arrives, she learns a local teenage girl has gone missing. The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of the most crucial time in Anna''s childhood, when the unsolved murder of a young girl touched Mendocino and changed the community forever. As past and present collide, Anna realizes that she has been led to this moment. The most difficult lessons of her life have given her insight into how victims come into contact with violent predators. As Anna becomes obsessed with the missing girl, she must accept that true courage means getting out of her own way and learning to let others>br>Weaving together actual cases of missing persons, trauma theory, and a hint of the metaphysical, this propulsive and deeply affecting novel tells a story of fate, necessary redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives--and our faith in one another.

  • Anglais VILLAGES

    John Updike

    John Updike's twenty-first novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Haskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, the successful firm of E-O Data, which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education (Bildung) is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence. As a child he early felt an abyss of calamity beneath the sunny surface quotidian, yet also had a dreamlike sense of leading a charmed existence. The women of his life, including his wives, Phyllis and Julia, shed what light they can. At one juncture he reflects, "How lovely she is, naked in the dark! How little men deserve the beauty and mercy of women!" His life as a sexual being merges with the communal shelter of villages: "A village is woven of secrets, of truths better left unstated, of houses with less window than opaque wall."This delightful, witty, passionate novel runs from the Depression era to the early twenty-first century.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Former British intelligence officer Jonathan Pine attempts to infiltrate the entourage of Roper, a sinister and powerful Englishman responsible for fitting together the pieces for a monumental arms-for-cocaine deal. Reprint.

  • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the ridiculously fun and large-hearted (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. Praise for Ready Player One Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix . -- USA Today An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart. -- CNN Delightful . . . the grown-ups Harry Potter . -- HuffPost As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates. -- Entertainment Weekly Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful. --Daily Mail (UK) A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture. --San Francisco Chronicle A geek fantasia, 80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once. -- Austin American-Statesman


    B>A young woman takes a job as a nanny for an impossibly wealthy family, thinking she''s found her entrée into a better life--only to discover instead she''s walked into a world of deception and dark secrets./b>br>br>Nanny needed. Discretion is of the utmost importance. Special conditions>br>When Sarah Larsen finds the notice, posted on creamy card stock in her building''s lobby, one glance at the exclusive address tells her she''s found her ticket out of a life of long hours waiting tables for little>br>At the interview, the job seems like a dream come true: a glamorous penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side; a salary that adds several zeroes to her current income; the beautiful, worldly mother of her charge, who feels more like a friend than a potential boss. She''s overjoyed when they offer her the position, signing the NDA without a second thought. These are important people, after all--they can''t be too careful about who they>br>In retrospect, the notice in her lobby was less an engraved invitation than a waving red flag. For there is something very strange about the Bird family. Why does the beautiful Mrs. Bird never leave the apartment alone? And what happened to the nanny before her, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances? It soon becomes clear that the odd behaviors Sarah initially dismissed as the eccentricities of the wealthy are hiding something much darker and more sinister. But by then it''s too late for Sarah to seek help--she''s become complicit in their secrets. And, after all, discretion is of the utmost importance.

  • A successor to the author's well-known historical novel, Sarum, Brings to life the suspense, romance, and pageantry of London's two-thousand-year history as it follows the lives, fates, and intrigues of multiple generations of six families. Reprint.

  • Anglais The fourth hand

    John Irving

    When a New York journalist suffers a horrible accident--his left hand eaten by a lion while reporting on a story from India--witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him.