A lush debut novel , Owens delivers her mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose . It's clear she's from this place-the land of the southern coasts, but also the emotional terrain- you can feel it in the pages . A magnificent achievement, ambitious, credible and very timely
Le 9 juin 1870, Charles Dickens meurt, laissant inachevé Les mystères d'Edwin Drood, roman policier avant l'heure. Il n'a pu écrire que six épisodes sur les douze prévus. Cinq ans plus tôt, Dickens était miraculeusement sorti indemme d'un dramatique accident de train. Dan Simmons s'empare de cet événement : alors que Dickens tente d'aider les voyageurs blessés, il aperçoit un personnage spectral au nez et aux doigts coupés, Drood. Dickens se rend chez l'écrivain Wilkie Collins, son collaborateur et rival, et lui fait part de l'épisode étrange qu'il vient de vivre. Les deux compères se mettent en chasse de leur Moriarty - ennemi le plus redouté de Sherlock Holmes - à eux : Drood. À travers les bas-fond de Londres à l'époque victorienne, dans le brouillard des hallucinations de Wilkie Collins qui abuse de son traitement au laudanum, on découvre un Dickens promeneur infatigable, féru d'hypnose, amoureux clandestin d'une jeune actrice et dont le sombre esprit se fêle un peu plus à chaque page.
Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob and her relationship with Edward, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.
In the highly anticipated sixth title in the phenomenal best-selling series, the Heffley family is stuck indoors during a blizzard, but when cabin fever sets in, Greg Heffley finds it difficult to weather the storm. 6 million first printing.
A visual celebration of the eminent photographer's most significant works collects four hundred chronologically arranged, essay-complemented pieces, from his first landscapes of Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916, to his depictions of national parks in the 1940s, to his last achievements from the 1960s. 125,000 first printing.
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town.
With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.
But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation.
Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?