The Crown of Thorns

Author:Laurent Gounelle

Publisher:Hay House, Inc


Total Pages:155



Books Description:

At the end of a holiday in Bali, Julian, an unhappy schoolteacher decides to meet a renowned local healer, Samtyang. Through daily sessions at the wise man's house, he begins to identify the source of his unhappiness as a series of simple questions and answers point to his own limiting beliefs and fears. Day after day, their dialogue is punctuated by live examples and challenges Julian is asked to experience on the island's mainland and its surroundings. From international best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Wanted to be Happy explores the world of new possibilities that are open to us when we discover how to break free of what prevents us from being truly happy.

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The Man Who Risked It All

Author:Laurent Gounelle

Publisher:Hay House, Inc


Total Pages:352



Books Description:

Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious stranger in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The person who will change Alan’s life. Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to teach Alan the secrets to happiness and success. And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and fully accept himself in the process. From best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Risked It All explores the fragility of life and the possibilities that are presented to us in the unlikeliest circumstances.

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One

Author:Raphaelle Giordano



Total Pages:240



Books Description:

THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

Older Brother

Author:Mahir Guven

Publisher:Europa Editions


Total Pages:222



Books Description:

Prix Goncourt Winner: A “superb” novel of a Syrian immigrant in France and his two sons (The New York Times Book Review). Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors. The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria. But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother, who wonder what his real motivations were. And when the younger brother returns home, he has changed . . . “A masterpiece of a first novel.” ?The Guardian “A striking debut that reveals the breadth of emotional disconnection that prejudice can stoke within a family.” ?Kirkus Reviews

Why Men Love Bitches

Author:Sherry Argov

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Do you feel like you are too nice? Sherry Argov's Why Men Love Bitches delivers a unique perspective as to why men are attracted to a strong woman who stands up for herself. With saucy detail on every page, this no-nonsense guide reveals why a strong woman is much more desirable than a "yes woman" who routinely sacrifices herself. The author provides compelling answers to the tough questions women often ask: · Why are men so romantic in the beginning and why do they change? · Why do men take nice girls for granted? · Why does a man respect a woman when she stands up for herself? Full of advice, hilarious real-life relationship scenarios, "she says/he thinks" tables, and the author's unique "Attraction Principles," Why Men Love Bitches gives you bottom-line answers. It helps you know who you are, stand your ground, and relate to men on a whole new level. Once you've discovered the feisty attitude men find so magnetic, you'll not only increase the romantic chemistry—you'll gain your man's love and respect with far less effort.

Discourse on the Method

Author:Descartes, René



Total Pages:55



Books Description:

The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work.

In Search of Wisdom

Author:Matthieu Ricard,Christophe André,Alexandre Jollien

Publisher:Sounds True


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

In Search of Wisdom is a book born of the friendship of three gifted teachers, exploring the universal human journey and our quest for meaning and understanding. This translation of the French bestseller brings readers an intimate, insightful, and wide-ranging conversation between Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard, philosopher Alexandre Jollien, and psychiatrist Christophe André. Join these three luminaries as they share their views on how we uncover our deepest aspirations in life, the nature of the ego, living with the full range of human emotion, the art of listening, the temple of the body, the origin of suffering, the joy of altruism, true freedom, and much more. “We don't pretend to be experts on the subject matter or models in accomplishing the work or overcoming the obstacles involved in it,” they write. “We are only travelers in search of wisdom, aware that the path is long and arduous, and that we have so much still to discover, to clarify, and to assimilate through practice . . . Our dearest wish is that when you cast your eyes on these pages, you will discover subjects for reflection to inspire you and brighten the light of your life.” In Search of Wisdom Highlights • Discovering our deepest aspirations • The ego: friend or impostor? • Learning to live with the full spectrum of our emotions • The art of listening • The body: burden or idol? • Suffering and its origins • The joy of altruism • The school of simplicity • Guilt and forgiveness • True freedom • Daily practice

The Book of Emma

Author:Marie-Celie Agnant

Publisher:Insomniac Press


Total Pages:207



Books Description:

One of the biggest stumbling blocks we hit when setting out to make our dreams come true is appreciating what is going well. Most of us have an unfortunate tendency to dwell on the problems rather than on the good things in our lives ... and then we wonder why things just seem to keep getting worse instead of better. In The Power of Appreciation in Everyday Life, psychologist Noelle Nelson explains how you can achieve success in every area of your life through transforming your beliefs with appreciation.


Author:Scott Westerfeld

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:608



Books Description:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a “masterful” (Cory Doctorow) novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down. Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love. Woven into Darcy’s personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the “Afterworld” to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved—and terrifying—stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love…until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.

The Cellar

Author:Natasha Preston

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.


Total Pages:368



Books Description:

Now a New York Times bestseller! A gripping, ripped-the-headlines thriller from writing sensation Natasha Preston. "Lily?" My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees? "No. Sorry." Gulping, I took a step back. "I'm not Lily." He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. "No. You are Lily." "I'm Summer. You have the wrong person." You utter freak! I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick. "You are Lily," he repeated. Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I'm going to die. For months Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her—and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out...

Too Good to Be True

Author:Kristan Higgins



Total Pages:384



Books Description:

How far would you go to get over a guy? When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart. Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?


Author:J.L. Perry

Publisher:City Edition


Total Pages:480



Books Description:

Carter et Indiana se détestent. Depuis qu'il a emménagé à côté de chez elle, le bad boy fait vivre un enfer à sa voisine, qui le lui rend bien. Mais, derrière ces disputes, les deux voisins sentent bien qu'il y a quelque chose d'autre. Sous l'agressivité de Carter, on devine beaucoup de souffrance. Abandonné par son père, le jeune homme se considère comme un « bâtard », indigne de l'affection des autres. Alors quand Indiana surgit dans sa vie, il repousse ses sentiments et l'idée même d'une relation. De son côté, Indiana est douce et optimiste. Et dans les yeux du séduisant Carter, elle a vu quelqu'un d'autre que l'odieux voisin. Quelqu'un qui l'attire irrésistiblement. Elle est prête à tout pour faire tomber ses défenses. Et découvrir si Carter n'est effectivement qu'un « bâtard »... Il croit qu'il ne mérite pas d'être aimé. Elle veut percer la carapace du « salaud »...

Un New-Yorkais à Paris

Author:Israël Horovitz



Total Pages:420



Books Description:

Soixante-dix pièces de théâtre et une trentaine de scénarios pour le cinéma. Une œuvre interprétée par les plus grands et ovationnée dans le monde entier. Paris, Moscou, New York, Prague, Montréal, Los Angeles. Derrière ce succès, un homme malicieux, un amoureux de la vie : Israël Horovitz, le plus « frenchy » des New-Yorkais. Dans ses Mémoires inédits, il lève le rideau sur une enfance américaine : un gamin battu, talent précoce, fils d’un chauffeur de camion et d’une mère au foyer. Ce qui le sauve ? Son irrésistible humour juif. Il raconte sa vie, son théâtre, sa famille, ses amis, ses projets et son cinéma. On croisera Mick Jagger, Arthur Miller, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Birkin, Pierre Dux et Line Renaud. Sans compter ses deux pères de substitution, Ionesco, qui le qualifiait de « tendre voyou », et Samuel Beckett, alias « Sam ». Père de cinq enfants, il n’aura de cesse d’offrir aux siens ce dont il a manqué. A commencer par l’amour et le goût de la scène. Israël Horovitz livre le plus vif, drôle, facétieux, tendre et savant des autoportraits.

Le jour où tu m'as quittée

Author:Vanessa Schneider



Total Pages:200



Books Description:

« Où es-tu mon amour, que fais-tu ? Ton absence me donne des vertiges, je n’arrive plus à marcher droit. Tout se brouille, tout s’enroule. J’aperçois la brume de tes cheveux mousseux, la courbe de ton nez, ta veste élimée dansant sur les trottoirs. Je donnerais tout pour que tu reviennes. » Mais il ne revient pas et ne reviendra pas. Jeanne, divorcée, mère de deux petits enfants, est brutalement quittée par un beau jour d’été, et c’est comme le ravissement de tous ses espoirs, le début d’une longue descente, et surtout le retour de tous ses démons : une mère trop présente, un père absent, une identité fragile qui casse comme du verre. Ressusciter, se reconstruire, aimer à nouveau ?

Le Speronare

Author:Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:475



Books Description:

"Le Speronare", de Alexandre Dumas. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Les traces de ma mémoire

Author:Boubacar Hama Beïdi

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

Né vers 1951 à Birni N'Gaouré, à une centaine de kilomètres au sud-est de Niamey (Niger), l'auteur nous fait découvrir sa vie d'enfant et d'adolescent jusqu'à sa sortie du Lycée avec son BEPC, en 1967. Son vécu, c'est à la fois celui de la culture peule, sa communauté, sous ses divers aspects, et celui de l'histoire du Niger, qui nous conduit de la fin de la période coloniale au début, difficile et violent, de l'indépendance, quand s'affrontent les partis de l'éléphant (RDA) et du dromadaire (SAWABA).

Parlez-Nous d'Amour

Author:La Croix

Publisher:La Croix


Total Pages:142



Books Description:

"Grande enquête LA CROIX ""Parlez-nous d’amour"" L’amour est au coeur de nos vies, de nos pensées, nos paroles, nos actions. Mais nous omettons le plus souvent de réfléchir à la richesse de ce sentiment. C’est à cet exercice que vous convie ce recueil d’articles parus dans LA CROIX au cours d’une grande enquête intitulée : « Parlez-nous d’amour ». Quatre chapitres organisent la lecture : - la naissance de l’amour - les visages de l’amour - les épreuves de l’amour - les oeuvres de l’amour. Retrouvez aussi des témoignages de tous ceux qui, jour après jour, mettent l’amour au coeur de leur vie : couples, religieux, parents, amis, bénévoles, croyants, ... Un très beau recueil qui invite à la réflexion, et à faire partager à ceux qu’on aime."

Quand nous étions innocents

Author:Mémona Hintermann,Lutz Krusche

Publisher:JC Lattès


Total Pages:460



Books Description:

Un amour franco-allemand Pologne, 1989. Lors d`une visite officielle du Président Mitterrand, deux journalistes tombent amoureux et ne se quittent plus : La Française Mémona Hintermann, grand reporter de France 3 et l`Allemand Lutz Krusche, correspondant du magazine Der Spiegel. Deux parcours hors norme, émouvants, surprenants et parfois fous, se croisent et s’unissent. Elle, sortie d`une pauvreté extrême à l’île de la Réunion, fait son chemin vers les hauteurs du journalisme international. Lui, assiste, enfant la chute de l ́hitlérisme, sa petite famille bourgeoise fuyant l`Armée Rouge à pied et dans la neige, tombant dans la misère totale. Mémona et Lutz découvrent leur destin commun – la bataille quotidienne de survie, l`espoir et la réussite grâce à la foi en Dieu et à ses propres forces. Mémona remet debout Lutz après la mort tragique de sa fille et raconte les coulisses de ses grands reportages de guerre et révolutions en Asie, en Europe de L ́Est, en Afrique, au Proche-Orient : un vrai trésor d`information et d`anecdotes. Lui, documente ses parcours avec humour – sa découverte époustouflée de la France et son ascension d`un minuscule canard de province allemand au grand journalisme international. Ces deux obsédés du reportage décrivent, chacun pour soi et ensemble, les faiblesses des plus puissants du monde qu`ils ont tous rencontrés, et la force tranquille de ceux d ́en bas.

Jacques Ortis; Les fous du docteur Miraglia

Author:Ugo Foscolo

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:237



Books Description:

"Jacques Ortis; Les fous du docteur Miraglia", de Ugo Foscolo, traduit par Alexandre Dumas. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Une belle page de l'histoire des Lôg Baköp du Cameroun

Author:Simon-Florent Mounyemb-Tenwo

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan


Total Pages:246



Books Description:

Cet ouvrage est un travail de mémoire qui revisite l'histoire des peuples de l'Afrique subsaharienne. Il explore de nouvelles pistes sur l'origine de l'ensemble ethnolinguistique Basaa et suggère que les Basaa ne sont pas un peuple mais un ensemble de peuples dont certains ont accédé à une organisation sociale de type monarchique comme le peuple Lôg Bakôp.