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By Mariève Maréchale. 2019
La Minotaure est un roman dans lequel une narratrice particulièrement terrifiée par l'idée de vivre témoigne de son enfance à… travers des notes pour comprendre la source de ses effrois. La plupart de ses courts textes sont adressées à Maude, une amie décédée. Ce (faux) dialogue lui permet de tisser des liens entre son enfance et son âge adulte, et entre sa vie et sa mort qui, croit-elle, la guette à cause de cette tentation d'exister. C'est le récit d'une parole qui ose s'affirmer, d'une personne qui décide enfin d'exister à travers un noeud de violence patriarcale, blanche, impérialiste, de genre et de classe sociale qui l'étouffe, la transperce et l'invisibilise. C'est surtout l'histoire d'un millier de miroirs qui brisent sous une terrible impulsion à vivre.
By David Treuer. 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES… BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait...?reuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping historyand counter-narrativeof Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American historyas promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneehas been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappearand not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existencethe story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
By Pierrot Ross-Tremblay. 2018
Nipimanitu (L’esprit de l’eau) offre une poésie spirituelle et mystique de l’effondrement, écrite dans l’urgence de tout dire. En trois… mouvements – amour intégral, chute et trahison, puis résilience et retour à la vision claire –, il livre un chant révolutionnaire, puisant aux sources de la conscience, du rêve et de la mémoire, qui appelle à une transformation radicale de notre regard sur le monde. La poésie symboliste de Ross-Tremblay traduit une métaphysique profondément innue qui repousse les limites du langage. L’auteur y exprime une cosmogonie qui aspire à l’immanence et à l’osmose entre l’humain et ce qui fonde sa vie.
By Alexandra Larochelle. 2019
Mégane et Rosalie sont demi-soeurs et se détestent plus que tout au monde. À 9 ans, Mégane est la plus… populaire de sa classe alors que Rosalie, âgée de 8 ans, a peur de tout, même de son ombre. Lorsque leur père les envoie une semaine chez leur grand-mère, muette, le séjour s'annonce horrible ! Ce que les 2 filles ignorent c'est, qu'aidées de leur aïeule, elles auront 7 jours, mais surtout 7 nuits, pour vaincre leurs plus grandes peurs et unir leurs forces afin de surmonter leurs pires cauchemars... Après avoir écrit pour les adultes et les adolescents, Alexandra Larochelle offre son talent aux premiers lecteurs !
By Robin Wall Kimmerer. 2016
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions… of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.
By James Patterson, James O. Born. 2020
Sometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning is not important. Read… 3 exciting thrillers from the world's #1 bestselling writer! HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town's unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage cousinand uncovers a government conspiracy in the process. MALICIOUS: Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim's wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the trutheven if it destroys the people he loves. MALEVOLENT: Mitchum has never been more desperate. One by one his loved ones have become victims of carefully staged attacks. There's only one way to stop the ruthless mastermind intent on destroying everyone around himto go on the most dangerous hunt of his life.
By Pete Hautman. 2019
In this captivating story about loss, love, and changing your ways, National Book Award--winning author Pete Hautman imbues the classic… road trip novel with clever wit and heartfelt musings about life and death. Steven Gerald Gabel-a.k.a. Stiggy-needs to get out of Minnesota. His father recently look his own life, his mother is a shell of the person she used to be, and his sort-of-girlfriend ghosted him and skipped town. What does he have left to stick around for? Armed with his mom's credit card and a tourist map of Great River Road, Stiggy sets off in his dad's car. The only problem is, life on his own isn't exactly what he expected and, soon enough, he finds himself at a crossroads: keep running from his demons, or let them hitch a ride back home with him.
By Danielle Steel. 2019
A young woman is caught up in a dangerous double life on behalf of her country during World War II… in Danielle Steel's thrilling new novel. At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent. Within a year, Alex is shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. They must never know about the work she does-no one can know, not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions behind enemy lines and a long career as a spy in exotic places and historic times. Spy follows Alex's extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.
By Bob Shea. 2020
Hi, its me, Unicorn. You must remember meI can fly, make it rain cupcakes, and turn things into gold! Nothing?… (Sigh.) Today was the first day of school, and I was expecting to make a big splash. But no ones paying attention. I have to get my mojo back! I knowIll re-create myself as a new, cooler Unicorn. This is gonna be big! My friend Goat will be so impressed. He loves it when I bring the glitter. No one will ever forget methe great, magical UNICORN! Wait, are you even listening? Whats that youre playing with? No, not you, too! Its just a rubber band!!!
By Sabrina Jeffries. 2020
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries features an irresistible family in a series to savor, as the grown children… of a thrice-married dowager duchess piece together the stories of their fatherswhile pursuing passions of their own Lady Gwyn Drake has long protected her familys reputation by hiding an imprudent affair from her youth. But when her former suitor appears at Armitage Hall, manhandling the heiress and threatening to go public with her secrets, its Gwyn who needs protecting. Her twin brother, Thorn, hires Joshua Wolfe, the estates gamekeeper, to keep her safe in London during her debut. As a war hero, Joshua feels obligated to fulfill the assignment he has accepted. But as a man, its torment to be so very close to the beauty hes fought to ignore With handsome Joshua monitoring her every move, Gwyn would prefer to forget both the past and the parade of money-seeking bachelors at her coming out. But Joshua is unmoved by her attempts at flirtation, and the threat of blackmail still hangs over her. With danger closing in, Gwyn must decide which is the greater risk: deflecting a scoundrels attempts to sabotage heror revealing her whole heart to the rugged bodyguard she cant resist
By Nancy Vo. 2019
In this memorable and beautifully illustrated story, a ranger comes across a fox caught in a trap. The ranger frees… the fox and promises only to tend to its wounds. The fox recovers and remains curiously close to the ranger, and when unexpected twists occur, the fox ends up being the helper. The ranger asks the fox, "Does this make us even?" and almost immediately feels regret - keeping score has no place in friendship. And so the two continue their journey together. In this second book in the Crow Stories trilogy, Nancy Vo explores themes of friendship and how meaningful bonds form when we can give and receive openly. Vo's stunning, spare illustrations are a delight, and complement the journey of these two nuanced characters toward understanding and companionship.
By Sharon Biggs Waller. 2019
Camille couldn't be having a better summer-she kills it as Ophelia in her community theater's production of Hamlet, catches the… eye of the cutest boy in the play, and nabs a spot in a prestigious theater program. But on the very night she learns she got into the program, she also finds out she's pregnant. She definitely can't tell her parents. And her best friend Bea doesn't agree with the decision Camille has made. Camille is forced to try to solve her problem alone.and the system is very much working against her. At her most vulnerable, Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby, a girl she only barely knows from the theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with. Over the course of more than a thousand miles, friendships will be tested and dreams will be challenged. But ultimately, the girls will realize that friends are the real heroes in every story.
By Cori Doerrfeld. 2019
From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and… the wonder that new beginnings can bring. Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun...and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn't easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore. 2019
Ivy and Bean meets Aliens in my Pocket in this start to a brand-new chapter book series about Frankie Sparks,… a third grader who uses her love for science and math to help her solve problems she comes across in her daily life. The best thing EVER is happening in Frankie Sparks's third grade class: They are getting a class pet! Their teacher, Miss Cupid, tells them they will vote on their pet, but it has to meet some "parameters." Their pet must: 1. Fit in aquarium. 2. Cost less than $50. 3. Be easily portable. 4. Be able to be left alone for the weekend. Frankie thinks that a rat-just like the rats in her beloved Aunt Gina's lab-would be the perfect fit. But her best friend, Maya, doesn't think a rat would be great at all. They are kind of gross and not as cool as a hermit crab, which is Maya's top choice. Using her special workshop, can Frankie find a way to convince her teacher and her best friend that Team Rat is the way to go?
By Jeffery Deaver. 2020
A new original story from the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, featuring Colter Shaw. Colter Shaw is a career… "reward-seeker," making his living locating missing persons and collecting reward money in return. In the course of his search for a missing woman, he visits the police station in the small Kansas town of Humble, and, is pulled into a puzzling case. A man is holding a hostage in a lakeside cabin, and the Humble police need Shaw's experience and know-how to assess the situation, and the captor's motives. As Shaw begins negotiating, he begins to realize that nothing about the hostage situation is as it seems, including the hostage himself.
By Gordon Korman. 2019
Cameron Boxer, king of the slackers, has found something worth his time. By playing video games online in front of… an audience he can find both fame AND fortune -- especially with Elvis (a beaver who seems to love video games as much as Cam) at his side. The only problem? Things keep getting in Cam's way. Like school. And the club he accidentally started. And the misguided people in his life who don't think beavers should be playing video games. It's going to take some trickery, some close calls, and a fierce devotion to slacking in order for Cam to get to his goal -- conquering the game's infamous Level 13. But if any slacker can do it, Cam can.
By Linsey Miller. 2020
From the author of the Mask of Shadows duology comes a standalone fantasy where two young women must trade lives,… work together to stay alive, and end a war caused by magic and greed before it kills thousands. Emilie de Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work. Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts. Emilie and Annette swap lives?Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician's assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives. But when their nation instigates a terrible war, Emilie and Annette come together to help the rebellion unearth the truth before it's too late.
By Gibby Haynes. 2019
From the wild and wonderful mind of Gibby Haynesworld famous Butthole Surfers front man/lyricist and self-proclaimed eternal Texan adolescentcomes the… surreal tale of seventeen-year-old Oscar Lester and his trusted dog, Mr. Cigar. Oscar and his dog have made a pretty good life for themselves, despite the fact that Oscars family has all but vanishedhis father is dead; his mother has a new boyfriend. His older sister, Rachel, fled five years ago . . . right after Mr. Cigar bit off her hand. Despite the freak accident, Oscar knows his dog is no menace. Mr. Cigar is a loyal protector: a supernatural creature that can exact revenge, communicate telepathically, and manipulate car doors and windows with ease. So, when Rachelnow twenty-two and an artist living in New Yorkcalls out of the blue and claims shes being held hostage, Oscar sees an opportunity to make things right between them. He races north, intent on both saving Rachel and fleeing the mysterious evil forces targeting his dog. And its only by embarking on this dual quest that Oscar starts to untangle his own life and understand the bizarre reality of Mr. Cigar.