Plus jamais sans toi, Louna
Author: Sabrina Bombarde, Yoan Bombarde
Publisher: Michel Lafon
C'est l'histoire d'une mère et d'un père qu'on a soupçonnés à tort d'avoir gravement maltraité leur petite fille, Louna. C'est le récit d'une descente aux enfers de quatre ans après qu'on leur a retiré Louna pour la placer en famille d'accueil. C'est le témoignage de leur combat contre les juges, les services sociaux et le corps médical pour être lavés de cette insupportable accusation. Avec leur décision d'aller reprendre leur petite fille contre les diktats de l'institution. C'est une injustice à laquelle chacun peut être confronté, quand le système devient défaillant et pervers. Ce livre, Sabrina et Yoan Bombarde l'ont écrit pour que ce genre d'erreur judiciaire ne se reproduise plus. Pour que leur calvaire serve de jurisprudence. Et pour que Louna, enfin, sache combien ils se sont battus pour elle.
Author: Julie Gregory
In this fierce and lyrical memoir, Gregory takes readers inside the hidden world of child abuse called Munchausen by Proxy--with a power rivaling "Girl, Interrupted" and "A Child Called "It."
I Did Tell, I Did
Author: Cassie Harte
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Cassie was just a little girl who wanted to be loved. Betrayed by her mother in the most horrific manner, and abused by her ‘uncle’, she had to fight to survive the demons of her past.
Miss Jane: A Novel
Author: Brad Watson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction: Astonishing prose brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet Southern pastoral. Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Now, drawing on the story of his own great-aunt, Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place: sex and marriage. From the highly erotic world of nature around her to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the country doctor who befriends her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, Miss Jane Chisolm and her world are anything but barren. The potency and implacable cruelty of nature, as well as its beauty, is a trademark of Watson’s fiction. In Miss Jane, the author brings to life a hard, unromantic past that is tinged with the sadness of unattainable loves, yet shot through with a transcendent beauty. Jane Chisolm’s irrepressible vitality and generous spirit give her the strength to live her life as she pleases in spite of the limitations that others, and her own body, would place on her. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.
The Monastery of Saint Giovanni in Venere, Italy, 1545. When terrified villagers deliver a practically lifeless body to Dom Salvatore, claiming that the man has been the victim of witchcraft, the monk transgresses the rules of the monastery in order to nurse the stranger back to health. However, within these safe cloisters, a series of tragic events unfold. Someone is trying to kill the wounded stranger. Dom Salvatore must find out who this mysterious man is, if he is to have a chance of saving his life. Giovanni Tratore was born some three decades earlier to a peasant family in Calabria. He dutifully worked with his brother in the fields, but always dreamt of a greater life for himself. One day a ship bearing Venetian nobles is forced to anchor near his village, following a pirate attack. The moment Giovanni sets eyes on Elena, the great granddaughter of the Doge, the most important man in Venice, he falls in love with her. An impossible love - how could a noble woman be interested in a peasant? - but Giovanni is not put off. From that moment on he resolves to do whatever it takes to make himself worthy of her love. Setting out for Venice, he soon meets Luna - a woman who can see into the future. When Luna reads his Oracle, Giovanni is terrified. "You will kill once through jealousy, once though fear and once through anger." Her words will haunt Giovanni throughout his life, as he tries to understand his fate, take control of it and even - when possible - side-step it. Set against a 16th century rife with religious and political tensions, this novel take us from rural Calabria to the decadent palaces of Venice, from the secluded monasteries of Mount Athos to the prisons of Algiers, from the winding alleys of Jerusalem to the ghettos of Cyprus. At once an epic love story, a compelling journey of initiation and a theological thriller of the most gripping kind, Frédéric Lenoir has succeeded in combining page-turning suspense with fascinating astrological, philosophical and religious insight in a novel that leaves you utterly bereft when you finish. "Our very own Dan Brown... More than an epic historical thriller, this is a philosophical tale, written by a true scholar." - Le Journal du dimanche "The intrigue is beautifully crafted and the love story keeps the reader in suspense until the very last page... A rip roaring read!' - Paris Match "Look no further than The Oracle of the Moon for your weekend reading: love, adventure and intrigue set in the middle of the Renaissance - truly gripping... An extremely accessible history of religions with a twist of Dumas.' - RTL
Author: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
Once and for All
Author: Sarah Dessen
From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning! Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged now that he's met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna's second chance is standing right in front of her. Sarah Dessen’s many fans will adore this latest novel, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story with humor, romance, and an ending that is so much more than happily-ever-after.
Author: Keith Richards
Publisher: Little, Brown
As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way. Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar's sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones's girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger's attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history. In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him--part growl, part laugh--Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true. Richards' rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp's performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23-hour production, which includes a bonus PDF of photos.
The Girl in the Mirror
Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The Girl in the Mirror is a moving and gripping story of a young woman who tries to piece together her past and uncovers a dreadful family secret that has been buried and forgotten.
Author: Daniel Sweren-Becker
We are not all created equal. Seventeen-year-old Cody and her boyfriend, James, were two of the lucky ones randomly selected before birth to receive genetic engineering. Known as the Ones, this one percent of the population is healthy, beautiful, and talented...and to some that's not fair. Mounting fear and jealousy of the Ones’ success leads to the creation of the Equality Movement, which quickly gains enough political traction to demote Cody, James, and others like them to second-class citizens. Cody knows even before the brick smashes through her window that it's going to be bad. As their school, the American government, and even family and friends turn against them, Cody begins to believe they have no other choice but to protect their own. She draws closer to a group of radical Ones led by the passionate and fevered Kai, and James begins to question just how far she is willing to go for the cause... Themes of justice, discrimination and terrorism mix with actual science to create a frightening version of our near future in Daniel Sweren-Becker's pulse-pounding thriller. An Imprint Book
Mark of the Demon
Author: Diana Rowland
Cop and conjurer of demons, she's a woman in danger of losing control—to a power that could kill.... Why me? Why now? That’s what Beaulac, Louisiana, detective Kara Gillian was asking herself when an angelic creature named Rhyzkahl unexpectedly appeared during a routine summoning. Kara was hoping to use her occult skills to catch a serial killer, but never had she conjured anything like this unearthly beautiful and unspeakably powerful being whose very touch set off exquisite new dimensions of pleasure. But can she enlist his aid in helping her stop a killer who’s already claimed the lives—and souls—of thirteen people? And should she? The Symbol Man is a nightmare that the city thought had ended three years ago. Now he’s back for an encore and leaving every indication on the flesh of his victims that he, too, is well versed in demonic lore. Kara may be the only cop on Beaulac’s small force able to stop the killer, but it is her first homicide case. Yet with Rhyzkahl haunting her dreams, and a handsome yet disapproving FBI agent dogging her waking footsteps, she may be in way over her head... From the Paperback edition.
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Unable to forgive herself for the death of her two-year-old son Bobby in a car accident, Menley Nichols' marriage to Adam starts to fall apart- until the birth of their daughter Hannah. Determined to rebuild a life together around their precious baby, Menley and Adam decide to rent a house on Cape Cod for a month, confidant that the tranquility of the place will be ideal for Menley and little Hannah. But the peace they crave is disturbed when strange things start to happen- incidents which make Menley relive the horror of the accident in which she lost Bobby. . . incidents which make her fear for Hannah. And step by step, Menley and Adam are drawn into a dark and sinister web of events whcih threatens their marriage, their child and ultimately Menley's sanity.
The Night Cleaner
Author: Florence Aubenas
The idea was simple: pack a suitcase, go to another city where you have no connections and try to find a job, anonymously. That was the idea that took Florence Aubenas - one of France's most accomplished undercover journalists - on a journey into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Day after day she searched for work, one unemployed worker among others, with no special skills or qualifications. She immersed herself in the crowd of job seekers, going from one employment office to another, eventually managing to cobble together a few hours working as a night cleaner on a ferry that crossed the English Channel. For many people the global financial crisis seems real enough but remote from their daily lives. They have little sense of what it really means to be unemployed in the midst of a recession. Florence Aubenas was determined to find out. This book is the story of her journey. The Night Cleaner became an instant number one bestseller in France and has subsequently become a bestseller in many countries throughout the world. Better than any academic treatise on the topic, this book shows what recession means today.
The Lost Rolls
Author: Ron Haviv
Every photographer who worked during the analog age ended up at some point with a bag of stray rolls of film. Orphans. Lost. Photojournalist Ron Haviv found over 200 rolls of undeveloped film in 2015—material spanning twenty years, and as many countries. When he had them developed and scanned, he encountered famous faces, close friends, and places of conflict—the stuff of his trade. Images of Northern Ireland riots, gangs in El Salvador, war in Kosovo, China, refugees, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and a wild mix of lost memories that forced the photographer to sit quietly while doing mental detective work to try to recover the context for these frames.The film wasn’t perfect. In fact, the film was massively flawed. But it was beautiful. A blend of mold, pooling dye, time and fog, the film had transformed into one-of-a-kind analog artwork, representing some of the most important news stories in recent history.The Lost Rolls is edited by Robert Peacock with essays by W.M. Hunt, Dr. Lauren Walsh, and Ron Haviv.