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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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • PLAYING NICE

    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.

  • 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 in.br>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.

  • 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 Armstrong.br>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 clients.br>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 made.br>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 afterlife.br>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?

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The fascinating story of the family behind Cartier, and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon--as told by a descendant with exclusive access to long-lost family archives. Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the Cartier brothers, gave up a career in finance to travel the world in her search for details about her family history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. This is the captivating tale of four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1960s. At its heart are the three brothers who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents. There was Louis Cartier, the visionary designer who created the first men's wrist watch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off his flying machine's steering wheel; Pierre Cartier, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques Cartier, the globe-trotting gemstone-expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world's best rubies, emeralds and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated "tutti frutti" jewelry. The Cartiers also reveals behind-the-scenes history of the firm's most iconic jewelry--the Romanov emeralds, the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the classic Panther pieces--and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian Maharajas and Russian Grand Duchesses to Coco Chanel, Wallis Simpson, and Elizabeth Taylor. Drawn from the private memoirs of the author's grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier, and featuring color and black-and-white photographs throughout, The Cartiers is a magnificent, epic social history through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.

  • 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

  • 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.

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