The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Primento

ISBN:2806230349

Total Pages:10

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Décryptez Les Cerfs-volants de Romain Gary avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir des Cerfs-volants, l'histoire d'amour, de guerre et de liberté qui a ému le public ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Ludo Fleury et Lila Bronski • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : le thème de la mémoire, les histoires individuelles et l'histoire collective, une passion salvatrice, et le cerf-volant et la "quête du bleu" Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette nouvelle édition de notre analyse des Cerfs-volants (2014), avec Perrine Beaufils, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder le dernier roman de Romain Gary. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Stéphanie FELTEN À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

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The Kite Runner

Author:Khaled Hosseini

Publisher:Anchor Canada

ISBN:0307371557

Total Pages:400

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

Là où dansent les cerfs-volants

Author:Jack-Laurent Amar

Publisher:Lacoursière Editions

ISBN:2925098363

Total Pages:620

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À douze ans, Tom est un petit garçon espiègle et plein de vie. Il découvre qu'il est capable d'influencer l'univers afin que tous ses voeux soient exaucés. Élevé seul par sa mère à qui il voue un amour inconditionnel, il décide de faire de leur vie un véritable conte de fées. Pourtant, très vite, il réalise que tout ne se passe pas exactement comme prévu... Et s'il existait un prix à payer pour cet incroyable don ?

The Kites

Author:Romain Gary

Publisher:New Directions Publishing

ISBN:0811226557

Total Pages:320

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Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a young boy, Ludo, coming of age on a small farm in Normandy under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo’s life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, disappears back into the woods. And so begins Ludo’s adventure of longing, passion, and love for the elusive Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into World War II. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family go missing, and Ludo’s devotion to saving her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his love, his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters who fling all they have into the fight to keep their hopes—and themselves—alive, The Kites is Romain Gary’s poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes. A war hero himself, Gary embraced and fought for humanity in all its nuanced complexities, in the belief that a hero might be anyone who has the courage to love and hope.

Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul de Khaled Hosseini

Author:Monia Ouni,lePetitLittéraire.fr

Publisher:lePetitLitteraire.fr

ISBN:2806252571

Total Pages:10

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Testez vos connaissances sur Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul de Khaled Hosseini ! Ce questionnaire de lecture sur Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul de Khaled Hosseini vous aidera à : • vérifier votre compréhension du roman • faire des liens entre la réalité et la fiction • approfondir votre analyse de l’œuvre Cette ressource comprend un questionnaire de lecture ainsi qu’un corrigé complet et détaillé. À propos de la collection LePetitLittéraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul - Khaled Hosseini (Fiche de lecture)

Author:Vanessa Grosjean,fichesdelecture

Publisher:Primento

ISBN:2511027186

Total Pages:24

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Cette fiche de lecture sur Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul de Khaled Hosseini propose une analyse complète : • un résume de l'oeuvre • une présentation des personnages • une analyse des axes qui vous aidera à mieux comprendre l'oeuvre et approfondir votre lecture Appréciée des lycéens, notre fiche de lecture a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education.

You Loved Me Once: An emotional standalone

Author:Corinne Michaels

Publisher:BAAE Publishing

ISBN:1942834098

Total Pages:N.A

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From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a heartbreakingly beautiful standalone story about letting love in. I’m losing myself trying to save everyone else... As a doctor, I walk a dangerously delicate balance of being compassionate but not overly invested. The same is true in my personal life--love is a luxury I can’t afford. It isn’t until Dr. Westin Grant breaks down all my walls and offers me a future, I find myself wondering if I’m brave enough to risk my heart. When who I was and who I’ve tried to become collide during my clinical trial, the fate of one patient changes everything. In a single moment, everything I’ve worked for is jeopardized. My integrity, my career, and even my relationship with Westin. He loved me once, I just hope he can love me always … Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels: "Corinne Michaels shredded me and put me back together in the best possible way with Say You'll Stay. Incredible read and a passionate start to what promises to be one of my new favorite series.” - Meredith Wild - #1 NYT Bestselling Author "Every book just gets better from Corinne Michaels. She shreds my heart into a million tiny pieces and then magically manages to put it all back together." - Vi Keeland - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author "With every new book, Corinne keeps reclaiming her throne as the queen of hope, heartbreak, and epic ever afters." -- Violet Duke, NYT bestselling author "5 brilliant stars for Trent and Grace's story. No one does sexy, swoony romance like Corinne Michaels." - Sawyer Bennett - NYT Bestselling Author “I dare you not to fall in love with the world Corinne Michaels has created.” – Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author "Corinne Michaels is a master storyteller and this book held my heart hostage!” - Penny Reid, NYT Bestselling Author "This book doesn't just tug at your heartstrings -- it pulls your soul all the way in." -- Julia Kent, NYT Bestselling Author "A gorgeous blend of heartbreak and hope. Michaels' writes unputdownable romance." - Helena Hunting, NYT Bestselling Author “Michaels draws her readers in on an emotional level with the finesse and skill of a more seasoned author. Beloved is a debut not to be missed.”– Laurelin Paige, NYT Bestselling Author “Corinne does a masterful job of immersing her readers in this world of trust, friendship, honor, loyalty, and love.” ~ Aleatha Romig – NYT Bestselling Author “Sexy. Heartwarming. Addictive. Michaels is at the top of her game.”~K. Bromberg, NYT Bestselling Author Topics: contemporary romance, small town, second chance, friends to lovers, series, romantic series, women’s fiction, romance saga, romantic small town, series starter, first in series, romance series, romance saga, romantic family saga, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, captivating romance, emotional, healing, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, Corinne Michaels romance, funny romance, modern romance, new release, office romance, forbidden romance, boy band, older in life, childhood crush, friends to lovers, one night stand, second chance romance, hidden romance, strong alpha, alpha hero, family business, strong female lead, strong heroine, family secrets, top romance reads, best seller, Perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Nicholas Sparks, Maya Banks, Penelope Sky, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Lexi Blake, Carrie Ann Ryan, Lani Lynn Vale, Chelle Bliss, Sarina Bowen, Penelope Ward, Nora Roberts, Marie Force, Melissa Foster, Kristen Proby, Devney Perry, Susan Stoker, Tessa Bailey, Jana Aston, Sally Thorne, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Elle Kennedy, Anna Todd, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Julia Kent, Sylvia Day, K.A. Linde, Catherine Cowles, Jill Shalvis, J. Daniels, Jessica Hawkins, Rachel VanDyken, Jodi Ellen Malpas, L.J. Shen, Natasha Madison, Emily Henry, Kylie Scott, Kennedy Ryan

The Quest for the Diamond Sword (Deluxe Illustrated Edition)

Author:Winter Morgan

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1510764380

Total Pages:128

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A brand-new illustrated edition of the bestselling adventure novel by author Winter Morgan with 75 full-color illustrations. Perfect for every boy and girl who loves Minecraft! Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NPC village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies. Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworld—the diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends’ question if it’s better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve’s dream at the same time. Will Steve find the diamonds? Will his friends help or hinder the search? Should he trust his new treasure hunter friends? And will Steve get back in time to save the villagers?

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author:Khaled Hosseini

Publisher:Penguin Canada

ISBN:0143180657

Total Pages:400

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After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

Sea Prayer

Author:Khaled Hosseini

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735236801

Total Pages:40

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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. On a moonlit beach, a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of the cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs, with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises, they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home. Khaled Hosseini will donate author proceeds from this book to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and to The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. To learn more about UNHCR, please visit: unhcr.org/Khaled-hosseini To learn more about The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, please visit: khaledhosseinifoundation.org

The History of Alexander

Author:Quintus Curtius Rufus

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141914343

Total Pages:352

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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma. Curtius' History offers a great deal of information unobtainable from other sources of the time. A compelling narrative of a turbulent era, the work recounts events on a heroic scale, detailing court intrigue, stirring speeches and brutal battles - among them, those of Macedonia's great war with Persia, which was to culminate in Alexander's final triumph over King Darius and the defeat of an ancient and mighty empire. It also provides by far the most plausible and haunting portrait of Alexander we possess: a brilliantly realized image of a man ruined by constant good fortune in his youth.

La fille aux cerfs-volants

Author:Olivier Rigot

Publisher:Éditions Slatkine

ISBN:2832110991

Total Pages:264

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De quoi Sébastien s'échappe-t-il en partant sur l'océan? Sébastien, photographe de mer, embarque sur un trimaran pour une course autour du monde. Un départ synonyme de fuite éperdue ? Qui est véritablement Sylvia, prodige du windsurf et biologiste marine avec laquelle il entretient une histoire d’amour passionnelle ? Quel lourd secret dissimule-t-elle ?Traque, poursuite, trahisons, La fille aux cerfs-volants happe le lecteur dès la première page. De la Corse à la Normandie, en passant par Paris et la Sardaigne, la cavale de Sébastien nous emmène dans des lieux et des paysages maritimes à couper le souffle. En prenant la mer, l'équipage est supposé laisser ses problèmes sur la terre ferme. Essayer de les cacher trop longtemps est inutile : l'océan est sans pitié et déjoue les impostures... À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Olivier Rigot signe avec La fille aux cerfs-volants son troisième roman après Un homme sous emprise, (Good Heidi éditions, 2016) et L’héritage des Farazzi (Good Heidi éditions, 2018).

The Neon Rain

Author:James Lee Burke

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:145161845X

Total Pages:272

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From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes his definitive, must-read first title in his famous Dectective David Robicheaux series. New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with police brass, with killers and hustlers, and the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux haunts the intense and heady French Quarter—the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he beomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou. Thrust into the seedy world of drug lords and arms smugglers, Robicheaux must face down the criminal underworld and come to terms with his own bruised heart and demons to survive.

The Power of the Dog

Author:Thomas Savage,Annie Proulx

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316082708

Total Pages:304

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Now an award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall. "Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." —Annie Proulx, from her afterword

East of the West

Author:Miroslav Penkov

Publisher:Bond Street Books

ISBN:0385676018

Total Pages:304

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A brilliant debut from a rising talent praised by Salman Rushdie, among others. A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every five years in the waters of the river that divides their village into East and West. These are some of the strange, unexpectedly moving events in talented newcomer Miroslav Penkov's vision of his home country, Bulgaria, and they are the stories that make up his extraordinary debut collection. In East of the West Penkov writes with great empathy about 800 years of tumult in troubled Eastern Europe; his characters mourn the way things were and long for things that will never be. But even as the characters wrestle with the weight of history, the debt to family, and the pangs of exile, the stories themselves are light and deft, animated by Penkov's unmatched eye for the absurd. In 2008, Salman Rushdie chose Penkov's story "Buying Lenin" (which appears in this collection) for that year's Best American Short Stories, citing its heart and humour. East of the West reveals the full realization of the brilliant potential that Rushdie recognized.

Ceux qui tiennent la ficelle des cerfs-volants

Author:Béatrice Ruffié Lacas

Publisher:Éditions Les Bas-Bleus

ISBN:2930996358

Total Pages:272

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Tout les oppose, et pourtant, il ne la laisse pas indifférente... Célia, jeune étudiante studieuse, vient de perdre sa maman et doit s’occuper, seule, de son enterrement à Béziers. Durant son séjour, elle découvre la région, en quête de souvenirs et de secrets de famille depuis longtemps enfouis. Alors qu’elle laisse libre cours à sa tristesse et à ses doutes, elle rencontre Jocelyn, organisateur de soirées et dragueur invétéré. Tout les oppose, et pourtant, il ne la laisse pas indifférente... Plongez dans l'histoire de Célia, jeune étudiante en deuil et confrontée à des secrets de famille longtemps enfouis, et Jocelyn, organisateur de soires et dragueur invétéré ! EXTRAIT Jocelyn la regarda sans comprendre. Célia tenta de s’expliquer. — On avait toute une théorie, suivant les couleurs. Les rouges, c’étaient des filles brunes avec des lèvres écarlates et de grosses boucles d’oreilles en or. Les noirs, des vieux messieurs sévères, qui s’entraînaient jour et nuit pour faire les plus belles figures, les jaunes, des... En croisant le regard interrogatif de Jocelyn, Célia arrêta son explication. — Quoi, tu ne t’es jamais demandé qui est la personne qui tient la ficelle du cerf-volant ? Il secoua la tête, visiblement amusé. — Tu as tort. Derrière toutes les libertés, il y a un fil à la patte. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Pas-tout-à-fait-quadra, presque-plus-trentenaire, Béatrice Ruffié Lacas vit dans le Sud de la France avec ses quatre enfants et son mari. Après le succès de Demande à la maîtresse, elle revient avec une nouvelle romance contemporaine.

Monsieur Proust's Library

Author:Anka Muhlstein

Publisher:Other Press, LLC

ISBN:1590515676

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1959

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Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary taste a means of defining personalities and gave literature an actual role to play in his novels. In this wonderfully entertaining book, scholar and biographer Anka Muhlstein, the author of Balzac’s Omelette, draws out these themes in Proust's work and life, thus providing not only a friendly introduction to the momentous In Search of Lost Time, but also exciting highlights of some of the finest work in French literature.

The Jokers

Author:Albert Cossery

Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1590174011

Total Pages:232

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Who are the jokers? The jokers are the government, and the biggest joker of all is the governor, a bug-eyed, strutting, rapacious character of unequaled incompetence who presides over the nameless Middle Eastern city where this effervescent comedy by Albert Cossery is set. The jokers are also the revolutionaries, no less bumbling and no less infatuated with the trappings of power than the government they oppose. And the jokers are Karim, Omar, Heykal, Urfy, and their friends, free spirits who see the other jokers for the jokers they are and have cooked up a sophisticated and, most important, foolproof plan to enliven public life with a dash of subversive humor. The joke is on them all.

The Wake of Forgiveness

Author:Bruce Machart

Publisher:HMH

ISBN:054750442X

Total Pages:320

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“A mesmerizing, mythic saga” of a Texas family damaged by a dark past, and a son driven by a need for redemption (The New York Times Book Review). On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of his wife—“the only woman he’s ever been fond of”—when she dies giving birth to their fourth son, Karel. The boy is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew and the bloodshot blame in his father’s eyes, and is permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. But from an early age, Karel proves remarkably talented on horseback, and his father enlists him to ride in horseraces against his neighbors, with acreage as the prize. Now, Karel prepares for a high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters—and hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers’ futures, and his own fate—in this “powerful story of familial love, anguish, and hatred” (The Dallas Morning News). “[A] luminous and wrenching tale of four motherless brothers.” —Entertainment Weekly “This intense, fast-paced debut novel is hard to put down. Machart’s hard-hitting style is sure to capture fans of Cormac McCarthy and Jim Harrison.” —Library Journal, starred review “A gripping American drama.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

Billie

Author:Anna Gavalda

Publisher:Europa Editions

ISBN:1609452593

Total Pages:192

Viewed:1786

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Two Parisians recount the story of their friendship while trapped in the Cévennes Mountains in this #1 international bestselling novel. When we meet Billie, she is trapped in a gorge in the Cévennes National Park of France. There with her, injured and delirious with pain, is her best friend Franck. The two have relied on each other since they met years ago in Paris. As darkness encroaches, Billie recounts stories from their lives to stave off panic. Alternating between recollections of their childhoods and their dire present predicament, what unfolds is a moving tale of friendship and resilience. A bright kid, Franck’s future was menaced at every turn by his judgmental father and the bigotry surrounding him. As for Billie, she was willing to do anything and everything to escape from her abusive and alcohol-addled family. From the moment they met, Billie and Franck watched out for each other. Soon they became each other’s chosen family through the best and worst moments of growing up in the City of Light. Translated into more than twenty-five languages, Billie is a beautifully crafted novel that conveys a positive message about overcoming life’s trials.