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By Stephen King. 1980
Après "Carrie" et "Salem" voici "Shining" (L'enfant-lumière) de Stephen King. Ce dernier, passé maître dans l'art du roman d'épouvante, se… surpasse ici en créant des personnages encore plus crédibles et encore plus attachants. Descriptions régulières de violence. 1980. Titre uniforme: The shining.
By Victor Hugo, Norman Denny. 1982
Jean Valjean, a poor French peasant, is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. After escaping, he devotes his life… to noble causes until once again he becomes the victim of cruel circumstances. Originally published in 1862. 1982. Uniform title: Misérables.
By Jules Verne. 1962
Written in 1869, this science fiction novel is almost prophetic in its account of the first submarine, Nautilus, whose skipper,… Captain Nemo, is a mad genius. Includes a 30-minute introductory essay by Ray Bradbury, "The ardent blasphemers", which develops significant comparisons between Jules Verne’s Nemo and Melville’s Ahab from "Moby Dick", and provides additional literary criticism on fiction about the sea. 1962.
By Michael Crichton. 1999
In the twenty-first century, quantum technology for teleportation enables a group of historians to travel back to fourteenth-century France. Seeking… a stranded colleague and trying to return within a tight time frame, they find survival in a feudal society more difficult than anticipated. Violence. Bestseller. 1999.
By Veronica Roth. 2015
Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked… by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead. Sequel to "Divergent", followed by "Allegiant". For junior and senior high readers. 2015.
By Rosella Postorino. 2019
Reclus dans son quartier général en Prusse orientale, terrorisé à l'idée que l'on attente à sa vie, Hitler a fait… recruter des goûteuses. Parmi elles, Rosa. Quand les S.S. lui ordonnent de porter une cuillerée à sa bouche, Rosa s'exécute, la peur au ventre : chaque bouchée est peut-être la dernière. Mais elle doit affronter une autre guerre entre les murs de ce réfectoire : considérée comme l'étrangère , Rosa, qui vient de Berlin, est en butte à l'hostilité de ses compagnes, dont Elfriede, personnalité aussi charismatique qu'autoritaire. Pourtant, la réalité est la même pour toutes : consentir à leur rôle, c'est à la fois vouloir survivre et accepter l'idée de mourir. Couronné en Italie par le prestigieux prix Campiello, ce roman saisissant est inspiré de l'histoire vraie de Margot Wölk
By Miriam Toews. 2019
Cela fait quelques années que les femmes de la colonie de Molotschna s'éveillent le matin meurtries et ensanglantées. En discutant,… elles ont pris conscience qu'elles faisaient toutes le même rêve, qui n'en était pas un, au fond. Elles avaient été violées pendant la nuit. La communauté a d'abord mis cela sur le compte des fantômes ou du Malin, mais les femmes ont fini par découvrir qu'on les avait agressées après les avoir endormies au moyen d'un anesthésiant utilisé pour le bétail. Les démons responsables de ces attaques étaient des hommes en chair et en os frères, cousins, oncles. C'est pourquoi, aujourd'hui, huit femmes se réunissent en l'absence des hommes, et à leur insu. Elles ont quarante-huit heures pour arriver à une décision qui changera à tout jamais leur vie et celle de leurs enfants. Faut-il quitter Molotschna, rester et se battre ou ne rien faire ?
By Maxime Landry. 2018
Lisa Walter est une journaliste de vingt-neuf ans. Ambitieuse et passionnée par son métier, elle a quitté sa famille et… le ranch où elle a grandi pour emménager à New York, dans le but de se dévouer à sa carrière. Comment réagira-t-elle le jour où elle recevra le diagnostic d'une mort précoce ? Réévaluera-t-elle ses priorités ? Dernier appel pour l'embarquement, le récit touchant d'une jeune femme confrontée à son destin
The Nightingales were always a very happy couple. But on that dark September night someone must have had a reason… to quarrel with Elizabeth Nightingale; someone who either loved or hated her so much that they killed her. Investigating the case, Detective Chief Inspector Wexford soon discovered that beneath the placid surface of the Nightingales' lives there were secrets no one had ever suspected. Sequel to "The best man to die", followed by "No more dying then". 2009.
By Ruth Rendell. 2009
A man and his daughter lie dead after a car accident. Strangely, no other car was involved and no cause… has been found. The one surviving victim, the mother, Mrs Fanshawe, regains consciousness six weeks later. Chief Inspector Wexford's attention is distracted by his discovery of the bloody body of Charlie Hatton. Then the Fanshawe daughter, believed to be killed in the accident, appears at her mother's bedside very much alive. Sequel to "Wolf to the slaughter", followed by "A guilty thing surprised". 2009.
By Ruth Rendell. 2009
Anita Margolis has vanished. There was no body, no crime, nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and the intriguing… name of Smith. With the letter providing them with only one questionable lead to follow, Wexford and his sidekick Inspector Burden are compelled to make enquiries. They soon discover Anita is wealthy, flighty, and thoroughly immoral. The straight-laced Burden has a very clear idea of what happened to her. But Wexford has his own suspicions. Sequel to "A new lease of death", followed by "The best man to die". 2009.
Chief Inspector Wexford believed he'd solved Mrs Primero's murder fifteen years ago. It was no real mystery. Everyone knew Painter,… her odd-job man, had done it. Henry Archery's son is engaged to Painter's daughter. Only Henry Archery can't let the past remain buried. He wants to prove Wexford wrong, and in probing into the lives of the witnesses questioned all those years ago, he stirs up more than old ghosts. Sequel to "From Doon with death", followed by "Wolf to the slaughter". 2009.
By Ruth Rendell. 2009
No one believed Mr Parsons' fears for his missing wife. Until two days later she was discovered in the woods,… her face swollen and her clothes damply clinging to her lifeless body. Chief Inspector Wexford is baffled until he discovers Margaret's dark secret, a collection of rare books, each inscribed from a secret lover and signed only as 'Doon'. Followed by "A new lease of death". 2009.
By Sophie Bienvenu. 2019
Aïcha lives with her mother in Montreal's Centre-Sud neighbourhood. She's only thirteen but claims to be older. She has never… known her father, and resents her mother for leaving Hakim, her stepfather. Her only friends are Mel and Jo, two local prostitutes, and Baz, a musician in his twenties, who comes to her rescue one day and with whom she proceeds to fall in love. Her impossible love for Baz, her precociousness and her rebellious streak come together into an explosive and deadly cocktail. Raw and heartrending, 'Worst Case, We Get Married' is narrated as a confessional statement Aïcha gives to a social worker. 2019.
By Alice Kuipers. 2019
Carley Allison was an up-and-coming young figure skater and singer who died tragically at the age of 18 of a… cancer so rare there were only seven cases in the world. In this book, you will come to know Carley in her own words and in the words of the people who knew and loved her. Kuipers weaves the memories of Carley's friends, family, and boyfriend with the blog Carley kept throughout her journey, from the moment she was diagnosed until her final months of searching for treatment that would keep the disease at bay. Kuipers also recreates pivotal moments from Carley's point of view, acting as ventriloquist for a voice lost too young. This book is built around the words she lived by, both in sickness and in health. Above all, again and again, she summed up her philosophy in two words: always smile. For senior high readers. 2019.
By Ann Cleeves. 2016
In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and… sweeps down to the sea. Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path and in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died. Sequel to "Thin air", followed by "Wild fire". 2016.
By Phil Viner, Jools Viner, J. B Priestley, Gil Maine, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning play, wrapped up in the genre of… a gripping detective story, to truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body". For senior high readers. 2006, c1945.
By Anne Frank, Mirjam Pressler, Susan Massotty, Otto Frank. 1997
This notebook kept by a German-born Jewish girl includes material that was omitted from the first edition in 1947. Begun… on her thirteenth birthday, the diary is a personal, sometimes humourous, account of years spent with her family in a Dutch attic hiding from the Nazis. After Anne heard a radio appeal about the importance of such papers, she expanded the scope of her entries. High school and older. Uniform title: Achterhuis.
By William Shakespeare, G. R Hibbard. 1968
By William Shakespeare. 1997
A romantic tragedy of two teenagers from rival families who fall in love. A sentence of exile and an impending… arranged marriage force the two to flee. A friar suggests a ruse to accomplish their union, but miscommunication causes it to backfire. This is a fully dramatised unabridged version. For Senior High readers. Originally published in 1597. 1997.