« Soyez imprudents les enfants », c’est le curieux conseil qu’on a donné à tous les Bartolome lorsqu’ils n’étaient encore que de jeunes rêveurs – et qui explique peut-être qu’ils se soient aventurés à changer le monde. « Soyez imprudents les enfants », c’est ce qu’aimerait entendre Atanasia, la dernière des Bartolome, qui du haut de ses 13 ans espère ardemment qu’un événement vienne bousculer sa trop tranquille adolescence. Ce sera la peinture de Roberto Diaz Uribe, découverte un matin de juin au musée de Bilbao. Que veut lui dire ce peintre, qui a disparu un beau jour et que l’on dit retiré sur une île inconnue ? Atanasia va partir à sa recherche, abandonner son pays basque natal et se frotter au monde. Quitte à s’inventer en chemin.Dans ce singulier roman de formation, Véronique Ovaldé est comme l’Espagne qui lui sert de décor : inspirée, affranchie et désireuse de mettre le monde en mouvement.
A mysterious car crash sparks a police investigation and gradually uncovers a wife's darkest secrets in a prize-winning novel from France's fast-rising literary star.
Author: Christian Lehmann, William Rodarmor
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
1996 It all begins when Eric, Charles, and Andreas come upon the video store of their dreams, featuring war games they've never even heard of. Amid the stacks of lurid boxes, the most remarkable game of all is pressed on them by the store's owner. Though it fits on a single diskette, the game surpasses their wildest fantasies: the graphics are better than a movie, and the action seems to put them right inside the screen. A chilling novel of suspense, virtual reality, and cyberterror by a major new author of young adult fiction.
Author: Négar Djavadi
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
The story of a young girl and her family, at the core of an exploration of Iranian history. WINNER: Prix du Style, Prix de la Porte Dorée, Lire Best Debut Novel, Le Prix du Roman News. Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five, with a new life and the prospect of a child, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which reach her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility clinic, generations of flamboyant Sadrs return to her, including her formidable great-grandfather Montazemolmolk, with his harem of fifty-two wives, and her parents, Darius and Sara, stalwart opponents of each regime that befalls them. In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph. Yet it is Kimiâ herself—punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all a modern woman divided between family traditions and her own “disorientalization”—who forms the heart of this bestselling and beloved novel.
"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" --
Three Men In A Boat
Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
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.
The Last Hundred Days
Author: Patrick McGuinness
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Once the gleaming "Paris of the East," Bucharest in 1989 is a world of corruption and paranoia, in thrall to the repressive regime of Nicolae Ceau?escu. Old landmarks are falling to demolition crews, grocery shelves are empty, and informants are everywhere. Into this state of crisis, a young British man arrives to take a university post he never interviewed for. He is taken under the wing of Leo O'Heix, a colleague and master of the black market, and falls for the sleek Celia, daughter of a party apparatchik. Yet he soon learns that in this society, friendships are compromised, and loyalty is never absolute. And as the regime's authority falters, he finds himself uncomfortably, then dangerously, close to the eye of the storm. By turns thrilling and satirical, studded with poetry and understated revelation, The Last Hundred Days captures the commonplace terror of Cold War Eastern Europe. Patrick McGuinness's first novel is unforgettable.
Author: Naomi Hirahara
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Invited to New York by his estranged daughter, Mari, seventy-something Japanese gardener Mas Arai discovers that Mari has taken off, leaving Mas alone with his new son-in-law Lloyd, who is planning to open a Japanese garden, only to find himself caught up in murder when Lloyd's boss is found dead and Mari is arrested for the crime. Reprint.
Author: Marguerite Audoux
Audoux's first novel is the most autobiographical of the four. She describes her childhood and adolescence, inculding the story of her mother's death, her father's departure, and the nine years she spent in the orphanage of the convent Hôpital Général de Bourges. The second part of the novel takes place on the farm in Villevielle where Marie-Claire's first employers Master Sylvain and Pauline surround the young shepardess with good-hearted affection. In the third part, Marie-Claire, now a young woman, falls in love with Henri Deslois, the brother of the farmer's wife who followed Pauline. The young man's mother forbids Marie-Claire to see her son again. Marie-Claire returns to the convent before leaving for Paris.
Adventure, drama, spies, secrets, and even a dash of romance. This extraordinary story tells the tale of two movie stars being pulled into the intrigue of counterintelligence and disinformation campaigns during World War II. Churchill is looking for someone to impersonate Britain's top general, and it's up to David Niven and Peter Ustinov to train the lucky lad. They're in a race against the clock and a battle against all the usual vices—wine and women included—to turn a second-rate actor into General Montgomery in this uproarious and award-winning graphic novel, where the truth might be stranger than fiction.
The Book of Masks
Author: Remy De Gourmont
Return to Killybegs
Author: Sorj Chalandon
Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd
Tyrone Meehan, damned as an informer, ekes out his days in Donegal, awaiting his killers.
Author: René Barjavel
Publisher: William Morrow &Company
Author: Luc Lang, Rory Mulholland
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
This is a love story, narrated by one of the protagonists, Henry Blain, a prison cook. Blain, a sixty-something Liverpudlian, is an unreconstructed male, Shakespeare lover, adulterator of food, and a murderer. The prison he works in is called Strangeways. The love affair, with a 50-year-old reporter with the ANGLICAN TRIBUNE, takes place against the background of the 1990 seige. At first vilified by the prisoners ¿ who understandably blame him for the quality of the food they¿re served and devastate his garden with missiles flung from the roof ¿ Blain later becomes their hero. Along the way we learn he has murdered two of his wives, one mistress and a blackmailer, and buried them in the garden. A meditation on food and digestion, with a large measure of sex and fantasy and a handful of murders thrown in, this is an anarchic, funny, irreverent novel.