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By Jean Babineau. 2019
Parc national de Kouchibouguac : un endroit très prisé des amateurs de plein-air, mais aussi un drame social interminable qui…est devenu, 50 ans plus tard, le sujet de ce roman enlevant où l'histoire contemporaine est racontée dans un style qui mélange le réalisme magique à l'univers parfois tordu de la fonction publique et des médias. L'auteur relate avec brio les tristes évènements de 1969 quand les gens de 7 villages côtiers du Nouveau-Brunswick furent injustement expropriés de leurs logis, dont les célèbres Jackie et Yvonne Vautour.
By Antonine Maillet. 2001
L'auteur fait revivre la mémoire de celle qui a tenu la barre de sa maison durant vingt ans. Madame perfecta…dont la jeunesse dans l'Espagne franquiste fut marquée par des drames secrets et de grandes passions est l'héroine de ce roman qui, entre vie réelle et vie rêvée, brosse le portrait d'une femme d'exception
By Janet Barkhouse. 2010
Sable Island is home to hundreds of wild horses, and thousands of seals and birds. Yet fewer than ten people…live there. Because it is far from the mainland, people rarely have a chance even to visit this amazing Canadian island made of sand. Imagine you are one of those rare visitors! Grades K-3.
By Emma Hooper. 2018
Il y a, sur une île éloignée, une famille qui lutte pour freiner l'inéluctable exode. Alors que le nombre d'habitants…et de bateaux diminue, les Connor s'attendent au pire. Cora tue le temps en décorant les maisons abandonnées aux couleurs de pays lointains, tandis que ses parents sont contraints d'accepter un emploi en alternance au loin. Puis il y a Finn, l'ingénieux garçon du clan qui, du haut de ses onze ans, toise la tempête qui se profile à l'horizon. Il ne laissera pas sa famille cabossée couler ainsi. Il fera revenir les poissons. Porté par un imaginaire vif et salin, « Les chants du large » nous emporte sur les rivages du réel avec l'aplomb tranquille des loups de mer. Emma Hooper, l'auteure acclamée d'Etta et Otto (et Russell et James), mélange ici le caractère épique des légendes d'autrefois et un juste portrait de ces gens qui ont confié leur vie à la mer.
By Jean Mills. 2019
Larkin Day is a messed up 15-year-old. She just escaped a nasty Grade 10 year to spend summer with her…grandmother in seaside Nova Scotia. It's the perfect setting to seek healing by putting all her energies into a local caf? project. If you're hurting, she learns, one of the best solutions is to invest yourself in something that can make you feel like you're part of something bigger than yourself. But when an arsonist attempts to destroy the project, Larkin is forced to figure out a way to expose the criminal while keeping her life from coming off the rails again.
By Helen Escott. 2018
An elderly man is carried into the emergency department of the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, setting off a…chain of events that leaves doctors mystified. He is the first of many victims suffering from severe nosebleeds and excruciating pain. Dr. Luke Gillespie and Nurse Agatha Catania investigate their symptoms but are unable to diagnose them. The only thing they have in common is Sgt. Nicholas Myra, an investigator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.Dr. Gillespie and Sgt. Myra join forces to solve this twisted mystery. But the story takes a critical turn when Sister Pius, a nun from Mercy Convent, informs them about Wormwood: a disease she believes is created by God to kill perpetrators of the most heinous crimes. Wormwood becomes an international media storm when parish priest Father Peter Cooke holds a news conference on the steps of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and announces that God has unleashed a plague upon the earth.Is God truly punishing these criminals, or is a serial killer targeting them? Dr. Gillespie and Sgt. Myra race to find answers, while the Roman Catholic hierarchy starts bringing people back to the Church in droves . . . by cashing in on what it claims to be a miracle.
By Jan L. Coates. 2018
Katie Dupuis Pearson wants to find her real mother; her only clues are her Lavender Lady, a piece of amethyst,…and a bookmark from Lunenburg. While spending a month in lovely Lunenburg with her foster mother, Katie makes friends with estranged sisters, Aggie and Jessie Langille. Katie becomes fascinated by stories about their ancestor, Catherine Marguerite Langille, one of the original Foreign Protestant Lunenburg settlers in 1753. Like Katie, Catherine was friends with the Moon. Like Katie, Catherine was uprooted, forced to transplant herself. Will Katie find her own roots buried deep within the Lunenburg soil? Or will she be uprooted yet again? Grades 5-8. 2018.
By Nicola Davison. 2018
When Emily and her family move back to Nova Scotia from Calgary, it is a return to the coastal landscape…that already haunts her--and the waters where her father died. She meets her neighbour Linda, a gruff but loving widow and Linda's grown son, Tom, who struggles to stay on an even keel. As they settle in, Emily and her husband, Daniel learn more about the short but turbulent history of the house they've just bought. With Daniel away for work, Emily becomes caught up in the lives of her neighbours, relying on Linda's friendship and growing closer to Tom, despite his unsettling knack for appearing when she least expects him. As the tension in each family builds, both Emily and Linda must confront long-unanswered questions. 2018.
By Lesley Crewe. 2018
The story begins with Nell, the "spinster on the hill" near St. Peter's, Cape Breton. Scarred by her own childhood,…she swears she could never love a child and that she will never marry, denying herself a life with the man she loves. She's proven wrong when a baby is born just down the road from her. Her love of little Jane, despite herself, propels us forward through generations trying to untangle their own traumas and secrets. Eventually, we meet Bridie-joyful, kind, capable Bridie-and see her struggling through the echoing pain of those who came before her. Her choices, her bravery, her "nest of wonderful women," and her ultimate refusal to settle for anything less than love, eventually redeem her and everyone around her-even the spinster on the hill. 2018.
By Emma Hooper. 2018
The fish have mysteriously disappeared, and in the fishing village of Big Running most families had no choice but to…relocate and find work elsewhere. Aidan and Martha Connor now spend alternate months of the year working at an energy site up north to support their children, Cora and Finn. Plagued by romantic temptations new and old, the emotional distance between Aidan and Martha only widens. Finn Connor develops an obsession with solving the mystery of the missing fish, and is aided by his reclusive music instructor Mrs. Callaghan. Cora spends her days decorating the abandoned houses but--desperate for a bigger life beyond the small town--takes matters into her own hands. 2018.
By Susan Sinnott. 2018
The kids call her Lighthouse: no lights on up there. In a small town, everyone knows when you can't read.…But Cathy is just distracted by the light and lines and artistry of everyday life. She is a talented artist growing up in tiny Mariners Cove and yearns for acceptance. She dreams of enrolling in art school, but getting there will be a struggle. Hutch Parsons is everything Cathy is not: charismatic, popular, smart. Overflowing with energy, he is confident in his plans for the future. But one icy evening his world is upended and those plans are swept away. Now he must face a different life and his own struggle. Winner of the 2014 Percy Janes First Novel Award for an unpublished manuscript. 2018.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2009
It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her…services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. Sequel to "Scarpetta", followed by "Port Mortuary". 2009.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2010
Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure…that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler. Sequel to "The Scarpetta factor", followed by "Red mist". 2010.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2011
Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. Against advice, she is determined…to hear this woman out - she believes the prisoner may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings. Sequel to "Port Mortuary", followed by "The bone bed". 2011.
By Kathy Reichs, Viviane Mikhalkov. 2009
Dans une maison en rénovation, un plombier met au jour une cave et y fait la découverte de choses étranges:…un poulet décapité, des os d'animaux, un chaudron contenant des perles, des plumes et les restes de ce qui pourrait ressembler à un rite satanique. Au centre de la scène se trouve le crâne d'une jeune adolescente. Un peu plus loin, sur les rives d'un lac, un passant découvre le corps décapité d'un jeune homme. Quand ces morts ont-elles eu lieu? Où ces meurtres ont-ils été commis? (...) Un ancien pasteur devenu politicien s'empare de l'affaire et commence une chasse aux sorcières. Et Temperance Brennan mêne l'enquête. 2009. Titre uniforme: Devil bones
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2013
After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to…recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work. The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. 2013.
By Stephen King. 2005
On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only…the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues. But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. 2005.
By M. T Dohaney. 2017
Meet the unique people of Caplin Scull, a small village on Newfoundland's sea-ravaged east coast, where life is hard and…the times are changing as the province of Newfoundland is about to join the nation of Canada. Like the houses, those who live here must be sturdy, courageous and determined, able to withstand a rugged life in a world that still keenly feels the pull of its Irish ancestors and the influence of the powerful Catholic Church. In that place of hardship there is also love, endurance, spirituality, and humour. The folks here have figured out how to cope through the wry acceptance of their lot in life: work hard, die hard, and go to hell afterward. 2017. Uniform title: Short stories.
By Kathy Reichs, Natalie Beunat. 2017
By Jeffry P Lindsay. 2010
À la fois expert scientifique de la police de Miami et meurtrier vengeur, Dexter découvre son nouveau rôle de papa.…Malheureusement, il ne peut pas profiter très longtemps de son bonheur : une jeune fille de dix-sept ans a disparu dans des circonstances macabres. Il faut dire qu'elle fréquentait des adolescents gothiques aux moeurs étranges, et prétendait être... un vampire. Une seule certitude émerge de cette enquête : ces adolescents sanguinaires ont décidé d'ajouter Dexter à leur menu ! 2010. Titre uniforme: Dexter is delicious.