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Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)

Back in Frank Mackey was a nineteen year old kid with a dream of escaping his family s cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl Rosie Daly But on the night they were supposed to leave Rosie didn t show Frank took it for granted that she d dumped him probably because of his alcoholic father nutcase mother and generally dysfunctional family He never went home again Neither did Rosie Then twenty two years later Rosie s suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place and Frank now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad is going home whether he likes it or not br br Getting sucked in is a lot easier than getting out again Frank finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind The cops working the case want him out of the way in case loyalty to his family and community makes him a liability Faithful Place wants him out because he s a detective now and the Place has never liked cops Frank just wants to find out what happened to Rosie Daly and he s willing to do whatever it takes to himself or anyone else to get the job done

Les oiseaux se cachent pour mourir (French Edition)

p cras par le soleil br lant d Australie le domaine de Drogheda d ploie ses milliers d hectares perte de vue Sur ces terres les Cleary vont pouvoir entamer une nouvelle vie loin de la mis re qu ils ont connue dans leur Nouvelle Z lande natale Pour Meggie neuf ans la seule fille de cette famille de huit enfants ce nouveau d part se pr sente sous les traits du p re Ralph de Bricassart S duisant doux g n reux le jeune homme la marque jamais lui inspirant des sentiments qui ne cessent de grandir au fil des ans br br br Pour se d livrer de cette attirance r ciproque la belle Meggie n a plus le choix pr sent elle se r sout accepter les avances d un saisonnier Luke O Neill Quant Ralph fid le sa vocation il d cide de poursuivre sa carri re eccl siastique loin de cet amour qu il croit impossible p

Mrs Dalloway (French)

Mrs Dalloway est un roman de Virginia Woolf publi en d crivant la journ e d une femme de la haute soci t dans l Angleterre d apr s la Premi re Guerre mondiale Il s agit d un des romans de Woolf les plus connus

La guerre des Mondes (French Edition)

la fin du XIX me si cle dans la campagne anglaise au nord de Londres d barquent les Martiens La curiosit attire d abord la foule puis c est la panique quand les envahisseurs se r v lent tre des colonisateurs br br Un des premiers romans de Science Fiction moderne aux multiples adaptations cin matographiques Pas une ride derri re ces lignes qui en sous la langue de l autre Welles Orson paniqu rent la population des tats Unis br br Bonne lecture br

Contes d'Aventures (French Edition)

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL May July br was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the br detective Sherlock Holmes which are generally considered a major br innovation in the field of crime fiction and the adventures of br Professor Challenger He was a prolific writer whose other works br include science fiction stories historical novels plays and br romances poetry and non fiction Conan was originally a given br name but Doyle used it as part of his surname in his later years

David Copperfield (French Edition)

i David Copperfield i is the story of a young man s adventures on his journey from an unhappy amp impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather Mr Murdstone his formidable aunt Betsey Trotwood the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep frivolous enchanting Dora amp the magnificently impecunious Micawber one of literature s great comic creations br In i David Copperfield i the novel he described as his favorite child Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant amp enduringly popular works filled with tragedy amp comedy in equal measure br Originally published as a monthly serial from to

Les Reves de Mon Pere (Dreams of My Father) - French edition

Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics Barack Obama published this lyrical unsentimental and powerfully affecting memoir which became a New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great aunt in the tiny African village of Alego br br Obama opens his story in New York where he hears that his father a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man has died in a car accident The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family s unusual history the migration of his mother s family from small town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties his father s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two as the realities of race and power reassert themselves and Barack s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself br br Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father s legacy Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer There against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community the necessity of healing old wounds and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity br br Barack s journey comes full circle in Kenya where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father s life Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance br br A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader a man who is playing and will play an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation

Odd Thomas (French Edition)

The dead don t talk I don t know why But they do try to communicate with a short order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world Stormy Llewellyn br br Maybe he has a gift maybe it s a curse Odd has never been sure but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out Sometimes they want justice and Odd s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo s sympathetic police chief Wyatt Porter can solve a crime Occasionally they can prevent one But this time it s different br br A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world s worst killers and a pack of hyena like shades following him wherever he goes Who the man is and what he wants not even Odd s deceased informants can tell him His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day by day calendar for August br br Today is August br br In less than twenty four hours Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe As evil coils under the searing desert sun Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock n Roll His account of two shattering days when past and present fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares and a testament by which to live sanely if not safely with courage humor and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere br br Dean Koontz P Random House Inc Random House Audio A Division Of Random House Inc

Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)

In i Broken Harbour i a ghost estate outside Dublin half built half inhabited half abandoned two children and their father are dead The mother is on her way to intensive care Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder Squad s star detective At first he and his rookie partner Richie think this is a simple one Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession so he killed his children tried to kill his wife Jenny and finished off with himself But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once br br Scorcher s personal life is tugging for his attention Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again and she s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbour back when they were children The neat compartments of his life are breaking down and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk

Candide, Ou L'optimisme, (French Edition)

Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron Candide is an open minded young man whose tutor Pangloss has instilled in him the belief that all is for the best But when his love for the Baron s rosy cheeked daughter is discovered Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world br br And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe South America and Asia as an outrageous series of disasters befall them earthquakes syphilis a brush with the Inquisition murder sorely testing the young hero s optimism

La Case De L'oncle Tom (French Edition)

Although the American anti slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself Stowe s i Uncle Tom s Cabin i galvanized public opinion as nothing had before The book sold copies in its first week and in its first year Its vivid dramatization of slavery s cruelties so aroused readers that is said that Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War br br Today the novel is often labeled condescending but its characters still have the power to move our hearts Stowe s Tom is actually American literature s first black hero a man who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors i Uncle Tom s Cabin i is a living relevant story passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice and the courage it takes to fight against them

Un Nom Pour Un Autre (French Edition)

In i The Namesake i Lahiri enriches the themes that made her first book an international bestseller the immigrant experience the clash of cultures the conflicts of assimilation and most poignantly the tangled ties between generations Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail the fleeting moment the turn of phrase that opens whole worlds of emotion br br i The Namesake i takes the Ganguli family from their tradition bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans On the heels of their arranged wedding Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge Massachusetts An engineer by training Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife who resists all things American and pines for her family br br When their son is born the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd antic name br br Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first generation path strewn with conflicting loyalties comic detours and wrenching love affairs With penetrating insight she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents but also the means by which we slowly sometimes painfully come to define ourselves br br i The New York Times i has praised Lahiri as a writer of uncommon elegance and poise i The Namesake i is a fine tuned intimate and deeply felt novel of identity

Winnie the Pooh (French Language Edition)

b Happy th birthday to one of the world s most beloved icons of children s literature Winnie the Pooh b br br The adventures of Pooh and Piglet Kanga and tiny Roo Owl Rabbit and the ever doleful Eeyore are timeless treasures of childhood In this beautiful edition of i Winnie the Pooh i each of Ernest H Shepard s beloved original illustrations has been meticulously hand painted Bright in color and elegant in design this lovely volume of Milne s classic tales welcomes friends old and new into the most enchanted of places the Hundred Acre Wood

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (French Edition)

Des v nements tranges ont lieu l Op ra le grand lustre s effondre pendant une repr sentation un machiniste est retrouv pendu La direction doit se rendre l vidence un fant me ou un homme machiav lique hante le th tre Certains affirment avoir vu le visage d form de cet tre qui ne semblerait pas tre humain Peu apr s les directeurs de l Op ra se voient r clamer francs par mois de la part d un certain Fant me de l Op ra qui exige aussi que la loge num ro lui soit r serv e

The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6)

A new novel from the i New York Times i bestselling author br br Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be Her partner Stephen Moran is the only person who seems glad she s there The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases vicious pranks and harassment Antoinette is savagely tough but she s getting close to the breaking point br br Their new case looks like yet another by the numbers lovers quarrel gone bad Aislinn Murray is blond pretty groomed to a shine and dead in her catalogue perfect living room next to a table set for a romantic dinner There s nothing unusual about her except that Antoinette s seen her somewhere before br br And that her death won t stay in its neat by numbers box Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn s boyfriend fast There s a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette s road Aislinn s friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy passive doll she seemed to be br br Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid but she can t tell just how far gone she is Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface

Notre Dame De Paris (French Edition)

This extraordinary historical novel set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol the cathedral of Notre Dame is the haunting drama of Quasimodo the hunchback Esmeralda the gypsy dancer and Claude Frollo the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony it is a work that gives full play to Victor Hugo s brilliant historical imagination and his remarkable powers of description

The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)

The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered a year ago on the grounds of a girls boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM br br Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin s Murder Squad and one morning sixteen year old Holly Mackey brings him this photo The Secret Place a board where the girls at St Kilda s School can pin up their secrets anonymously is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome popular Chris Harper Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why br br But everything they discover leads them back to Holly s close knit group of friends and their fierce enemies a rival clique and to the tangled web of relationships that bound all the girls to Chris Harper Every step in their direction turns up the pressure Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen s links to the Mackey family St Kilda s will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls Holly s father Detective Frank Mackey is circling ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined

L'affaire Mystérieux aux Styles: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, French edition

Un r fugi belge de la Grande Guerre s installe en Angleterre pr s de la maison d Emily qui l a aid sa nouvelle vie Son ami Hastings arrive comme un invit sa maison Lorsque la femme est tu e il nonc utilise ses talents de d tective pour r soudre le myst re Ceci est galement le r glage de sa charge de travail

Beaucoup de Bruit Pour Rien (French)

L histoire de Ginevra dans le cinquieme chant de l Arioste a quelque rapport avec la fiction romanesque de cette piece plusieurs critiques et entre autres Pope ont cru que le Roland Furieux avait ete la source ou Shakspeare avait puise On remarque aussi dans plusieurs anciens romans de chevalerie des episodes qui rappellent la calomnie de don Juan et la mort supposee d Hero mais c est dans les histoires tragiques que Belleforest a empruntees a Bandello qu on trouve la nouvelle qui a evidemment fourni a Shakspeare l idee de Beaucoup de bruit pour rien

Mma Ramotswe détective (Grands détectives) (French Edition)

p Divorc e d un mari trompettiste port sur la bouteille b Precious Ramotswe b a d cid de refaire sa vie avec un gentleman garagiste nomm J L B Matekoni Mais ce batifolage amoureux ne comble pas le d sir d aventure de cette bouillonnante Lady Un beau jour l in narrable Mma se jette l eau et ouvre b Gabarone capitale du Botswana b un bureau d un nouveau genre b la premi re agence de d tective strictement au f minin b avec l argent de la vente du b tail de son p re En compagnie de b Mma Makutsi b une amie japonaise qu elle nomme dans la foul e b D tective Assistante b Precious Ramotswe d clare la guerre aux belles filles t tues aux maris en fuite et aux escrocs sans vergogne p

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: French Learning Edition

Instead of memorizing vocabulary words work your way through an actual well written novel Even novices can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding French paragraph It won t be an easy project but you ll learn a lot

Canterbury Tales

On a spring day in April sometime in the waning years of the th century travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett Among them is a knight a monk a prioress a plowman a miller a merchant a clerk and an oft widowed wife from Bath Travel is arduous and wearing to maintain their spirits this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres Five hundred years later people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer s i Canterbury Tales i If you haven t yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin the Pardoner or the Squire because you never learned Middle English take heart this edition of the i Tales i has been translated into modern idiom p From the heroic romance of The Knight s Tale to the low farce embodied in the stories of the Miller the Reeve and the Merchant Chaucer treated such universal subjects as love sex and death in poetry that is simultaneously witty insightful and poignant i The Canterbury Tales i is a grand tour of th century English mores and morals one that modern day readers will enjoy p

Reflechissez Et Devenez Riche / Think and Grow Rich (French Edition)

Gr ce aux r v lations que contient ce livre vous surmonterez tous les obstacles et satisferez vos ambitions quelles qu elles soient Cet ouvrage est le fruit d une tude de ann es qui a port sur la vie de personnalit s ayant connu les succ s les plus clatants tels Henry Ford John D Rockfeller et Alexander Graham Bell Si la fortune vous int resse si la r ussite ne vous effraie pas ce livre vous est destin

Cette chanson-là (Pocket Jeunesse) (French Edition)

p Julie coute souvent Cette chanson l une chanson compos e pour elle par un p re qu elle n a jamais connu Il est parti peu avant sa naissance et mort peu apr s Sa m re en est son cinqui me mariage tous rat s Julie elle partage son temps entre son job d t dans un salon de beaut et sa bande de copines Elle se pr pare aller la fac C t gar ons l adolescente a un sc nario toujours pr t et sait quand faire son speech un discours de rupture bien r d quoiqu il arrive elle rompt toujours avant de s attacher Echaud e par les checs successifs de sa m re convaincue que tous les hommes finissent par partir comme son p re elle a pris l habitude de contr ler ses sentiments et reste persuad e qu elle a un c ur de pierre Jusqu ce qu elle rencontre Damien un musicien qui va la faire changer d avis Compl tement diff rent d elle il transforme l univers de Julie et remet en question ses pr jug s sur l amour Elle d cide pourtant de rompre mais pour la premi re fois continue d tre obnubil e par le jeune homme au plus grand tonnement de ses copines Au dernier moment elle revient vers Damien Quelques mois plus tard elle s endort au son de Cette chanson l interpr t e par son fianc p

En route pour l'avenir (Pocket Jeunesse) (French Edition)

p C est l t N ayant rien pr vu Auden accepte de passer les vacances chez son p re Tr s vite elle se retrouve travailler dans une boutique de v tements et fait ses premiers pas dans un monde inconnu celui des filles qui parlent de fringues de sorties et de gar ons Pour elle qui a toujours d test ce qui fait girlie c est un chamboulement Puis elle rencontre Eli un gar on trange et insomniaque comme elle qui va lui servir de guide nocturne travers les petites rues de la cit baln aire Ainsi de promenade en promenade Auden et Eli apprennent se conna tre et changent L un se d fait doucement de la culpabilit qu il porte depuis la mort de son meilleur ami Et l autre l adolescente introvertie intello et ultra ma tris e d couvre qu elle est aussi une jeune femme pleine de d sir et d envie de l g ret p

Paradis Perdu: Paradise Lost (French Edition)

John Milton s Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language It tells the story of the Fall of Man a tale of immense drama and excitement of rebellion and treachery of innocence pitted against corruption in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind s destiny The struggle rages across three worlds heaven hell and earth as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love br Marked by Milton s characteristic erudition Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and notoriously in ambition For nearly years it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture br br P Tantor

Le Monde selon Garp (Cadre vert) (French Edition)

Alors qu en face une contraception d faillante le souci de bien des femmes reste d avoir un homme sans avoir d enfant la pr occupation de l excentrique Jenny est d avoir un enfant et surtout pas d homme C est ainsi qu elle jette son d volu sur le sergent technicien Garp op rationnellement intact en d pit de son cerveau endommag De cette ph m re union na tra S T Garp br Impossible de r sumer ce roman d bordant d humour et d nergie peupl de personnages passion s foisonnant de p rip ties d lirantes br Le Monde selon Garp c est d abord le r cit des rapports orageux et tendres entre une m re c l bre f ministe malgr elle et son fils crivain tous deux individualistes forcen s br Le Monde selon Garp c est aussi un savoureux commentaire sur l art et l imaginaire la preuve clatante que l outrance et le baroque peuvent clairer notre monde avec une justesse incomparable br Car selon Garp et son cr ateur le romancier est un m decin qui ne s occuperait que des incurables Et nous sommes tous des incurables

Middlemarch (texte entier) (French Edition)

Cette etude de la vie de province se d roule dans les ann es autour de quatre femmes dans une petite ville des Midlands en Angleterre Au d but du roman elles ne sont que quatre jeunes filles l ge de se marier ans chacune a une perception diff rente de ce que le mariage leur offrira C est dire ce que les hommes en surnombre leur offriront un homme studieux dans sa cinquantaine un landlord jeune et distingu un artiste intellectuel un m decin id aliste un jeune homme frivole qui doit tudier mais qui pr f re la vie de fermier un pasteur doux et aimable Et leur parents oncles autres qui forment avec quelques pasteurs d observances diverses et un banquier l lite de la ville de Middlemarch br A travers des probl mes d ordre g n ral le r le de la g rance des grandes prori t s terriennes les habitations pauvres des gens du peuple un nouvel h pital fonder l arriv e imminente du chemin de fer qui va traverser les propriet s les lections et les reformes politiques une societ en mouvement br Si c est la vie des hommes qui nourrit l histoire c est les motions et les agissements des femmes qui donnent la force au r cit et qui en font une analyse pas du tout superficielle des relations hommes femmes Relations qui sont loin de n tre que de lune et de rose mais qui traversent des fortes orages avec pas mal de peines de coeur Ce n est que la finale qui laisse apercevoir une sorte de happy end br Le livre est int ressant d s le d but les tensions matrimoniales et sociales viennent tout naturellement dans l histoire surtout vers la fin quand un v nement qui vaut un thriller vient pr cipiter les v nements Toutefois le r cit reste tr s r aliste tr s apr s nature avec plus de s rieux que d humour Tellement s rieux que l on a tendance d oublier qu il s agit de femmes encore adolescentes ans br Les notes aident placer les faits historiques dans leur contexte Gr ce au forme originale de feuilleton chacun des chapitres forme une entit ce qui permet d interompre et reprendre la lecture sans embarras

Ils etaient un seul homme - L'histoire vraie de l'equipe d'aviron qui humilia Hitler [ French version of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and ... the 1936 Berlin Olympics ]

b For readers of Laura Hillenbrand s i Seabiscuit i and i Unbroken i the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler s Berlin Olympics br b i br i Daniel James Brown s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington s eight oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans The sons of loggers shipyard workers and farmers the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin br br The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower Joe Rantz a teenager without family or prospects who rows not for glory but to regain his shattered self regard and to find a place he can call home The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary eccentric British boat builder but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together a perfect melding of commitment determination and optimism br br Drawing on the boys own diaries and journals their photos and memories of a once in a lifetime shared dream i The Boys in the Boat i is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times the improbable intimate story of nine working class boys from the American west who in the depths of the Great Depression showed the world what true grit really meant It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson Timothy Egan James Bradley and David Halberstam s i The Amateurs i br br br