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By Núria Añó. 2019
Paula est une institutrice de maternelle qui ne peut pas avoir d’enfant. Avec son mari, ils adoptent Dani, un bébé…roux. Quelques années plus tard, la mère biologique fait soudain irruption dans cette scène idyllique, déchirant la tranquillité qui y régnait auparavant. À travers différentes étapes, depuis l’arrivée de l’enfant dans son nouveau foyer jusqu’à l’âge adulte, ce livre nous met en relation avec des personnages tels que : Grand-mère, femme intransigeante qui aime particulièrement son petit-fils, bien qu’elle et Paula soient l’exemple vivant des relations troublées entre mères et filles. Ou Sophie, jeune fille qui apparaît au tout début de la puberté du garçon. Sur fond de danse classique, nous assisterons à une histoire d’amour qui constituera le tournant décisif, où tous semblent avoir plus en commun qu’il n’y paraît. « Sa lecture est d’un grand intérêt qui ne nous laisse pas indifférents car c’est une invitation à la réflexion dans un monde où la banalité exerce son empire » ― L’Ull crític, revue d'études de langue et de littérature, 17-18 « Le lecteur y découvre un récit captivant, particulièrement ouvert aux ressentis des différents personnages et qui requière une certaine sensibilité pour appréhender toutes les vies qui se déroulent au cours de l’histoire » ― Dr. Alexandra Santos Pinheiro, Resonancias Literarias no. 153 « Une littérature intimiste, presque susurrée, qui parle plus des personnages et de leurs états d’âme que des faits » ― Justo Sotelo, Professeur « Quête d’identité, sentiments de culpabilité enfouis - et parfois pas tant que ça -, l’angoisse omniprésente face à la possibilité de perdre cet amour qui va au-delà des liens du sang. Voici quelques-uns des th
By Núria Añó. 2019
Paula ist eine Kindergärtnerin, die keine Kinder bekommen kann und zusammen mit ihrem Mann ein rothaariges Baby, Daniel, adoptiert. Nach…einigen Jahren bricht die biologische Mutter in diese idyllische Umgebung ein und reißt die bis dahin herrschende Ruhe auseinander. In verschiedenen Lebensphasen, von der Ankunft des Kindes im Haus bis zu seiner Volljährigkeit, führt uns Der Blick des Sohnes durch verschiedene Persönlichkeiten und deren Beziehungen. Ein Beispiel dafür ist die Persönlichkeit der Großmutter – eine Frau von Charakter mit einer besonderen Vorliebe für diesen Enkel – und deren problematische Beziehung mit der eigenen Tochter, Paula, die die Verkörperung schwieriger Beziehungen zwischen Müttern und Töchtern darstellt. Dann ist da auch Sophie, eine junge Frau, die plötzlich mit dem Erwachen der Jugend erscheint… Mit dem klassischen Tanz als Hintergrund nehmen wir an einer Liebesgeschichte teil, die das Vor- und Nachher kennzeichnet und in der alle viel mehr gemeinsam haben als es scheint. „Diese interessante Geschichte lässt uns nicht gleichgültig, denn sie ist eine Einladung zur Besinnung in einer Welt, in der die Banalität ihr Reich ausübt.” – L'Ull crític, Sprach- und Literaturzeitschrift Nr. 17 und 18.
By Stephen Spotwood. 2020
El gran debut de Stephen Spotswood: una novela detectivesca de evasión ambientada en el Nueva York de los años cuarenta.…En el Nueva York de principios de los años cuarenta, una detective privada y su peculiar ayudante, tratan de resolver los crímenes más insólitos. Desde hace tres años Willowjean Parker es la asistente de la famosa detective Lillian Pentecost. Will escapó de su casa cuando era todavía una niña y se enroló en un circo donde aprendió de todo. Lillian, enferma de esclerosis, coincidió con ella en una de sus investigaciones y le ofreció ser su asistente. Ahora, Will y Lillian se enfrentan a la investigación de la muerte de Abigail Collins, la viuda de uno de los magnates de la ciudad que ha amasado una fortuna gracias a la venta de armamento en la reciente contienda europea. Pero esta no será una investigación cualquiera y las vidas de Will y Lillian sufrirán las consecuencias. ¿Saldrá indemne su relación? ¿Y su corazón? Reseña:«Una de mis lecturas favoritas de este año. Los fans del noir están de suerte. Ha nacido Willowjean "Will" Parker, la detective con más personalidad del New York en los años cuarenta.»Mikel Santiago
By Karin Slaughter. 2019
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller…full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see comingA mysterious kidnapping <P><P>On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air. <P><P> A devastating explosionOne month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. <P><P>A diabolical enemy Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves. <P><P><b> A New York Times Bestseller </b>
By May Sarton. 1961
In the hallowed halls of one of New England's most prestigious colleges, a young woman finds new and unexpected life…as professor while a scandal brews just on the periphery On the train north from New York City, Lucy Winter takes inventory of her life. Twenty-seven and newly single, Lucy is headed toward a fate she never anticipated: professorship at a women's college in New England. Her doctorate degree, obtained from Harvard, was more of a hobby than a professional aspiration--something to occupy her time while her fiancé completed his medical studies nearby. But at Appleton College she finds new enthusiasm in academia, teaching young women to be brilliant in a society that does not yet value their intellect. When Lucy discovers a scandal involving a star student, she ignites controversy on the campus. Many in the faculty rush to either defend or condemn the student, who is carrying the burden that often accompanies excellence. At the center of the political maelstrom is Lucy, who, despite her newfound difficulties on campus, is finding that her unexpected detour to Appleton may lead to a more rich and rewarding life than she ever anticipated. An insightful and inspiring study of scholarship, teaching, and women in academia, The Small Room is also the memorable story of a young professor coming into her own.
By May Sarton. 1985
May Sarton's powerful and profound novel of an extraordinary life, and of one woman's efforts to preserve the force and…vitality of her experiences on the pages of a bookFor the second time in my life--and I am now seventy--I am embarking on an effort which may well come to nothing but which has possessed my mind, haunts, and will not let me sleep. From her opening statement, Cam, the narrator of The Magnificent Spinster, declares her grand intentions: to write a novel--a worthy and important one in celebration of her recently deceased friend and teacher, Jane Reid, whose dearth of family threatens the memory of her almost tangible greatness. And so she writes, re-creating Jane's childhood, adolescence, and years as a teacher--including the one in which Cam was her student. She writes of Jane's irrepressible spirit and the charming letters Jane penned about her adventures, and she recounts Jane's growing isolation as she aged, which, rather than softening her, only made her shine brighter. Raw, warm, and beautifully rendered, The Magnificent Spinster is a stunning achievement--part memoir, part epistolary recollection, and part novel within a novel about friendship, memory, and the power of a brilliant soul.
By Daniel Griffin. 2017
A fast-paced story about the power of resistance, the fine line between activism and terrorism, and what happens when things…go too far. It is 1993 on Vancouver Island. A group of idealistic environmental activists, convinced their peaceful protests have been in vain, turn to sabotage. But in a single night everything they’ve worked for goes terribly wrong: a security guard arrives just as the group sets off an explosion at a logging company warehouse. Two Roads Home follows these activists as their lives—and their cause—spiral out of control. Pete, who set the bomb, heads off the grid where he discovers a vibrant community of squatters who have been affected by the explosion in unexpected ways. Meanwhile, Pete’s mother is determined to track him down in hopes she can help clear his name. In Two Roads Home, Daniel Griffin deftly re-imagines history: what if, instead of the peaceful anti-logging protests of the 1990s, things had gone too far? How far is too far, when it comes to protesting injustice? And what happens when that line is crossed?
By May Sarton. 1983
A professor's suicide is the catalyst for this novel about politics and ideals set at Harvard during the 1950s When…Harvard professor Edward Cavan commits suicide by throwing himself under a subway train, his death sets off shock waves both across campus and in the hearts of his loved ones. To Edward's estranged sister, Isabel, her brother represented the dangers she sought to escape through the security of marriage. His student George Hastings saw in Edward the father he wished he had. Damon Phillips shared Edward's idealistic beliefs --until his fear of being branded a Communist caused him to betray his friend. And Ivan Goldberg knew Edward as a man who would rather die than compromise his beliefs. Through the eyes of those he touched, Edward comes alive again, and we begin to understand who he is and what he stands for. With a title that is a metaphor for the embattled lives of 1950s liberals, Faithful Are the Wounds is about what it means to be American and human in a world that can affect us on the most profound spiritual and ideological levels. It is about how much we are willing to sacrifice for our freedom, and what happens when our values are destroyed.
By May Sarton. 1970
Spending their first winter away from the city, an aging married couple finds renewed friendship and love in the New…Hampshire hills Christina and Cornelius Chapman have spent their summers in Willard for years, shunning the city's hottest months in favor of New Hampshire's rocky, rolling hills. In Willard, Christina looks forward to spending time with Ellen, enjoying forest walks and the easy conversation that come with longstanding friendship. But while Christina and Cornelius move comfortably between country and city, Ellen and her husband, Nick, are bound to Willard--their working-class lives standing in stark contrast to the moneyed effortlessness of their friends. This summer, however, is different. Rather than moving back to the city once fall sets in, the Chapmans have decided to stay. Characters of all sorts populate the New England town, and through their first winter in Willard, narrated in part through Christina's journal entries, the friendship between Christina and Ellen deepens, as does the one between Christina and Cornelius. Beautifully written and warmly rendered, Kinds of Love is a heartfelt portrait of marriage, friendship, class, and aging set against a tranquil, small-town New Hampshire backdrop.
By May Sarton. 1952
"May Sarton ranks with the very best of our distinguished novelists. A Shower of Summer Days establishes once and for…all her unmistakable authority." --The New York Times The Irish estate home Dene's Court has been empty for years--its icy visage, shuttered windows, and overgrown tennis court are a burden for its caretakers and a curiosity for the nearby townspeople. And so the announcement that Violet Dene Gordon and her husband, Charles, are on their way back from British Burma to settle in the long-dormant estate sends a ripple of excitement through the sleepy village. For Violet, Dene's Court stands as a monument to her childhood, but lingering doubts remain about whether she and Charles will be happy there. Adding complexity to the arrangement is the arrival of Violet's American niece, a college student named Sally who has been sent by her mother in an effort to put an ocean between the impetuous young woman and the object of her affection, an actor. Anxiety, tempers, and long-buried emotions flare as the estate's new residents search for a sense of belonging and peace between its hallowed and serene walls.
By May Sarton. 1985
May Sarton's 7th novel is about marriage, family, life's cycles, and the regeneration of love Frances and Sprig Wyeth have…come to the old Wyeth house in Maine for the summer. In a house filled with lively members of her husband's extended family, Frances feels alienated from everyone, including Sprig. A night of passion breaks down the growing barriers between them, yet Frances feels it is more a "desperate moment of possession" than the true "flowing together of two deeply joined selves." And although she's the mother of two grown children, in many ways she still feels like a child, waiting to mature into adulthood. Sprig adores his wife. But now, at 50, he both wants her and wants her to leave. He longs for freedom and is haunted by memories of his youth. His son, Caleb, is hostile; his unmarried daughter, Betsy, is pregnant. Sprig feels as if he is "walking in the dark," and has begun to doubt himself as a husband, father, and friend. The Birth of a Grandfather is the story of a marriage and a family, of friendship and the love that reminds us that we are alive and that we matter. It's about the small domestic moments and the defining events that make up a life.
By May Sarton. 1982
May Sarton's sharp exploration of how men and women love--and how they clash--as shown through one tempestuous relationship Ned Fraser…has never seen himself as a husband. His distinguished job at a Boston bank has kept him satisfied while a string of failed love affairs has concerned him little. But no woman has ever affected him the way Anna Lindstrom does. A concert singer of immense charm and beauty, Anna is possessed of a vibrant presence that stands in stark contrast to Ned's diffidence. And yet despite herself, she can't help but be drawn to the persistent suitor who plies her with flowers. Their courtship is short and intense, and the spark that brought them together fuels not only their love, but also a needling undercurrent of volatility. Her passion and narcissism agitate him, while his tempered restraint bores her into resentment. Their opposing personalities lead to anger and conflict, and ultimately to a crossroads that will either tear their young marriage apart or weave it back together, stronger than ever.
By May Sarton. 1975
"May Sarton's provocative novel is about a wife who has outgrown her husband, and after twenty-seven years of marriage decides…that she has had enough. . . . [Poppy] is altogether believable." --The Atlantic To their close friend Philip, Poppy and Reed Whitelaw's marriage appears stable and happy. Their ritual Sunday tennis matches and dinners are a highlight of his week, and the Whitelaws' repartee is an object of wonder and admiration. But beneath the surface, the marriage has slowly been unraveling for years. An artist, Poppy feels the weight of time, calculating that she has twenty good years left for her work and little remaining tolerance for her diminishing marriage. And so, as newscasts about Vietnam and Watergate issue nightly warnings about the dangers of deceit and delusion, Poppy has decided to leave. The separation guts Philip, who finds that his investment in the affairs of his friends outweighs his investment in his own. The relationship between the three friends had often been riven by jealousy, and the cataclysm of the Whitelaws' separation does little to lessen anxieties roiling beneath the surface. As those in the Whitelaws' orbit struggle to adjust to their new reality, a world of buried feelings rise inevitably to the fore.
By May Sarton. 1946
May Sarton's celebrated novel of family, philosophy, and survival, set between the two great wars that cleaved Europe in two…In the wake of the First World War, life for the Duchesnes goes on almost as it always has. Situated near a vegetable garden, an orchard, and rolling green pastures, their Belgian estate is one of the few that escaped dereliction in the difficult preceding years. The garden is Mélanie Duchesne's lifeblood--a boost to her seemingly unending well of vitality. The introspective Paul finds his refuge in writing, his most deeply held ambition. But as the years pass, Paul's books find little audience, and husband and wife focus instead on their furniture business and their growing family. The Bridge of Years follows the Duchesnes in the years leading up to World War II--their daily exploits and travails, the small moments and mundane beauties that fill their lives. When their German friend Schmidt arrives for a visit, he brings news of an impending nightmare in the East that is threatening to overturn life as they know it. With the specter of fascism looming, the rising tensions bring out the best in Paul, whose writing enjoys renewed vigor and intensity, as well as in Mélanie, whose steadfast determination might be the very thing that saves her family as war knocks at their door once again.
By Roz Nay. 2020
From the bestselling author of Our Little Secret comes a suspenseful new thriller featuring two estranged sisters desperate to keep…their deepest and darkest secret where it belongs—in the past.When I open the door, I see a face more than anything, the paleness of it stark against the dark hair. Long hair, familiar. Blue, damaged eyes. Immediately, I feel my knees might give out, like I might fall to the ground. I cover my mouth with both hands and stare. It&’s her. It&’s Ruth Van Ness. My sister. Alexandra Van Ness has the perfect life. She lives in an idyllic resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, shares a designer loft with her handsome boyfriend, Chase, and has her dream job working in child protection. Every day, Alex goes above and beyond to save children at risk. But when her long-lost sister, Ruth, unexpectedly shows up at her door asking for help, Alex&’s perfect life is upended. Growing up, Ruth was always the troublemaker, pulling Alex into her messes, and this time will be no different. Their relationship is fraught with hurts and regrets from their childhood that bind them to silence, but they can&’t outrun them forever. Alex lets Ruth stay under one condition: we will never, ever, talk about the past. But when a local child is in danger, Alex becomes very involved and the secrets from long ago come back to haunt her with terrible consequences for everyone. A gripping look at the inescapable bond between sisters—and the devastating cost of a single mistake—Hurry Home will keep readers guessing who is telling the truth and who is lying until the very last page.
By Daniel Kalla. 2020
In this riveting novel from international bestselling author Daniel Kalla, a Vancouver doctor and a detective face the deadly consequences…of the opioid crisis as they track down the supplier of fentanyl that landed a group of teens in the ER with critical overdoses.&“Michael Crichton ought to be looking over his shoulder.&” The Chronicle Herald Deliberately or not, they must&’ve been poisoned…And if it happened to them… There will be others. Dr. Julie Rees, a toxicologist and ER doctor, is stunned when her emergency room is flooded with teenagers from the same party, all on the verge of death. Julie knows the world of opioids inside and out, and she recognizes that there&’s nothing typical about these cases. She suspects the teens took—or were given—fentanyl. But why did they succumb so quickly? Detective Anson Chen is determined to find out. He and Julie race to track down the supplier of the deadly drugs. But the trail of suspects leads everywhere, from unscrupulous street dealers to ruthless gang leaders who hide behind legitimate business fronts and the walls of their mansions. As Anson and Julie follow clues through the drug underworld, Julie finds herself haunted by memories of her troubled past—and the lover she lost to addiction. When other overdoses fill the ER—and the morgue—Julie realizes that something even more sinister than the ongoing fentanyl crisis is devastating the streets. And the body count is rapidly rising. A gripping thriller, The Last High explores the perfect storm of greed, addiction, and crime behind the malignant spread of fentanyl, a deadly drug that is killing people faster than any known epidemic.
By Ruth Ware. 2020
From Ruth Ware, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin…10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Turn of the Key, comes her highly anticipated sixth novel.Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn&’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there&’s a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide. When the cofounder of Snoop, a trendy London-based tech startup, organizes a weeklong trip for the team in the French Alps, it starts out as a corporate retreat like any other: PowerPoint presentations and strategy sessions broken up by mandatory bonding on the slopes. But as soon as one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer, tensions simmer and loyalties are tested. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn&’t made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit. As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further…one by one.
By A. J Finn. 2018
<P>For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in…thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. <P>It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . . Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. <P>Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. <P>What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems. <P>Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock. <P><b> A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Ivy Pochoda. 2017
“Destined to be a classic L.A. novel.”—Michael ConnellyWhen a teen runs away from his father’s mysterious commune, he sets in…motion a domino effect that will connect six characters desperate for hope and love, set across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles.From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row.During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls.There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city.Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning—a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.
By Clare Boyd. 2021
Nell is the perfect child; more beautiful and more likeable and more loveable than me. If my pretty little sister…never came home again, I&’d finally be free from the terrible secret we share…Anna is a wonderful mother. She gave up a career she loved to stay home with her children and her kind, polite daughters, Nell and Ivy, are a credit to her. As is Bay, her stepdaughter, whom Anna adores as much as her own two girls. But everything changes the day Anna&’s middle daughter&’s beauty catches the eye of a stranger in a café…Quiet, sensitive Nell doesn&’t want to have her face on a billboard for all to see. But she knows her family desperately needs the money, and perhaps it would be nice to have her mother&’s full attention for the first time since Bay arrived? Could this be the escape from her stepsister&’s twisted games Nell has been longing for?But the moment Nell steps in front of a camera, the devastating secret she and Bay have been keeping breaks the surface – and the bonds of this close-knit family forever. But with both Nell and Bay insisting they&’re innocent, can either girl really be trusted?As Anna&’s perfect blended family unravels around her, she is forced to pick a side. To save one daughter, Anna must betray another. Choosing the wrong girl will be more dangerous than anyone could ever have imagined…An unputdownable read-all-night family drama that explores the dark consequences of sibling rivalry and the heart-wrenching emotional cost of keeping secrets from those you love. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and My Dark Vanessa. Everyone is talking about Clare Boyd: &‘Wow wow wow!… Incredibly well written and I was hooked from page one... So many twists and turns.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘I couldn't stop reading this fabulous book. Had me on the edge of my seat until I reached the mind-blowing conclusion… I couldn't stop reading!&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘I was really taken by surprise… So much emotional turmoil, and so much suspense, it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very last page.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Wow, this was unputdownable!… Highly recommend.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Gave me the chills, honestly!… I could not stop reading!..…