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By Geneviève Damas. 2013
" Si tu passes la rivière, si tu passes la rivière, a dit le père, tu ne remettras plus les…pieds dans cette maison . Cest ainsi que commence la poignante histoire de François, jeune paysan naïf et ultra sensible en quête de vérité et de liberté. Prisonnier de son milieu familial rigide et fermé, il passe le plus clair de son temps à garder les cochons auxquels il parle et se confie. Avec ce premier roman, Geneviève Damas fait preuve dune maîtrise remarquable en dépeignant dune manière aussi juste un univers rempli dhumanité, de compassion et de silences... " -- 4e de couv
By Jean-Baptiste Andrea. 2023
Août 1986. Dans un monastère italien où il vit depuis quarante ans, veillant sur sa dernière oeuvre, Mimo se meurt.…Au cours de ses dernières heures, entre souvenirs et divagations, il plonge dans l'histoire de sa vie : son apprentissage chez un sculpteur alcoolique et brutal, sa rencontre avec Viola, fille unique de la famille Orsini, dont il tombe amoureux, et son succès. Prix Goncourt 2023.
By Thomas James Maltman. 2007
Minnesota, 1876. Lonely teenager Asa's aunt Hazel comes to live with his family after a long stay in a mental…institution. Asa appreciates her company and stories, which teach him about his German-immigrant relatives, their divide over slavery, and Hazel's bond with a Dakota warrior. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Alex Award. 2007.
By Suzette Mayr. 2022
Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize When a mudslide strands a train, Baxter, a queer Black sleeping car porter,…must contend with the perils of white passengers, ghosts, and his secret love affair The Sleeping Car Porter brings to life an important part of Black history in North America, from the perspective of a queer man living in a culture that renders him invisible in two ways. Affecting, imaginative, and visceral enough that you’ll feel the rocking of the train, The Sleeping Car Porter is a stunning accomplishment. Baxter’s name isn’t George. But it’s 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. So when the passengers call him George, he has to just smile and nod and act invisible. What he really wants is to go to dentistry school, but he’ll have to save up a lot of nickel and dime tips to get there, so he puts up with “George.” On this particular trip out west, the passengers are more unruly than usual, especially when the train is stalled for two extra days; their secrets start to leak out and blur with the sleep-deprivation hallucinations Baxter is having. When he finds a naughty postcard of two queer men, Baxter’s memories and longings are reawakened; keeping it puts his job in peril, but he can’t part with the postcard or his thoughts of Edwin Drew, Porter Instructor. "Suzette Mayr’s The Sleeping Car Porter offers a richly detailed account of a particular occupation and time—train porter on a Canadian passenger train in 1929—and unforcedly allows it to illuminate the societal strictures imposed on black men at the time—and today. Baxter is a secretly-queer and sleep-deprived porter saving up for dental school, working a system that periodically assigns unexplained demerits, and once a certain threshold is reached, the porter loses his job. Thus, success is impossible, the best one can do is to fail slowly. As Baxter takes a cross-continental run, the boarding passengers have more secrets than an Agatha Christie cast, creating a powder keg on train tracks. The Sleeping Car Porter is an engaging and illuminating novel about the costs of work, service, and secrets." – Keith Mosman, Powell's Books "I thought The Sleeping Car Porter was fantastic! It strikes a balance between being about the struggles of being black and gay at that time while not being too heavy handed with it. I enjoyed his constant mental math on how many demerits he might receive for each infraction. The reader really gets a sense of the conflict that Baxter is going through. I really liked reading a book from the perspective of a porter." – Hunter Gillum, Beaverdale Books
By Margaret Mitchell. 1974
A romantic Civil War epic in which Scarlet O'Hara, a forceful and ruthless heroine, and Rhett Butler, a war profiteer,…play out their tempestuous love affair against the background of the war-torn South. 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner. 1974, c1936.
By Jean Craighead George. 1959
A New York City boy who wants the independent, self-sufficient life of the country runs away to the Catskill Mountains.…Followed by "On the far side of the mountain" (DC09392). Grades 4-7. 1975, c1959.
By Robert McCloskey. 1976
One day in Maine, Little Sal goes blueberry picking with her mother. Little Bear also comes with his mother to…eat blueberries on the other side of the hill. There is quite a mix up when the little ones stray from their mothers. Grades P-2. Caldecott Honor. c1976.
By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. 1955
Because her father cannot catch any fish to sell, Calpurnia sets out with her dog, Buggy-horse, to find a secret…river that will always be full of fish. Grades 2-4. 1956 Newbery Honor book. 1955.
By Robert Penn Warren. 1953
By Katherine Paterson. 1978
By Sinclair Lewis. 1925
Follows the scientific career of an inquisitive, dedicated physician from medical school and early practice to his work on a…West Indian island and a directorship of a medical institute. Winner of the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for the novel. 1925.
By Arthur Bowie Chrisman. 1953
By Hermann Hesse. 1927
Harry Haller, considering himself half man, half wolf of the steppes, embodies the conflict between spirit and nature. An indictment…of Germany between the two World Wars. Nobel Prize 1946. 1955, c1927. Uniform title: Steppenwolf.
By Meindert De Jong. 1956
A small Chinese boy is separated from his family in wartime as their sampan breaks loose from its moorings and…rushes down the river. When the sampan finally drifts ashore, the little boy finds himself in enemy territory with only his pet pig for comfort. A realistic story based on the author's experience in China during World War II. Grades 5-8. 1956.
By Bernard Malamud. 1966
Based on an actual court case involving the attempt by the Russians to discredit Judaism by trying a Jew for…a ritualistic murder. The book describes the dehumanizing abuse and torture endured by an innocent man awaiting trial. Winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. 1966.
By John Updike. 1981
In 1979 Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom finds himself fat, forty-six, and, at long last, affluent. He lives with his wife and…mother-in-law in Brewer, Pennsylvania, and runs the Toyota dealership that the two women have inherited. For the first time in his life he feels almost happy - until a girl shows up at his shop. Sequel to "Rabbit Redux". Includes strong language and sex. 1981.
By Elizabeth George Speare. 1961
Daniel, a young Jew, joins a brutal band of outlaws to avenge the Roman soldiers who killed his parents and…destroyed his home. The boy's consuming hatred orders his life until he meets a rabbi from Capernaum named Jesus. Grades 5-8 and older readers. Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal. 1961.
By Alice Walker. 1982
The story of two sisters in the harsh segregated world of the Deep South in the early twentieth century. Celie…has been raped by the man she calls father; her two children are taken away from her; her beloved, younger sister, Nettie, has run away. Celie has no one to talk to but God. Then she meets Shug and discovers not the pain of rivalry but the love and support of women. Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Descriptions of sex and strong language. 1986, c1982.
By Eugene O'Neill. 1922
A symbolic play about the daughter of a Swedish boat captain, a cynical young woman who falls in love with…a brawny Irish seaman. When she confesses that she worked as a prostitute in Minnesota for a time, both her father and her lover repudiate her. The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1922.
By W. P Kinsella. 1982
An Iowa farmer builds a baseball stadium in his cornfield to bring back to life his hero, baseball player "Shoeless"…Joe Jackson. To complete his fantasy, the farmer kidnaps reclusive author J.D. Salinger and takes him to a baseball game.