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Last Night in Twisted River

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From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-centur ...

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  • Editeur: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0307373037
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 576
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America. In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving's twelfth novel - depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world "where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course." From the novel's taut opening sentence - "The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long." - to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.


My Movie Business

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John Irving's memoir describes the author's involvement (and lack thereof) in five of the films that have (and have not) been made from his nine novels. My ...

  • L'auteur : John Irving
  • Editeur: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307361993
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: John Irving's memoir describes the author's involvement (and lack thereof) in five of the films that have (and have not) been made from his nine novels. My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years Mr. Irving spent writing and rewriting his screenplay of The Cider House Rules, for four different directors. A Miramax production, the film was finally shot in the fall of 1998 directed by the Swedish director Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog), with Michael Caine in the role of Dr. Larch. The Cider House Rules is a November 1999 release. Mr. Irving also writes about the failed effort to make his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, into a movie; about two of the films that were made from his novels (but not from his screenplays), The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire; and about his ongoing struggle to shepherd his screenplay of A Son of the Circus into production. In addition to its qualities as a memoir - anecdotal, comic, affectionate, and candid - My Movie Business is an insightful essay on the essential differences between writing a novel and writing a screenplay. Never have the two forms of storytelling been so lucidly compared and contrasted; the details are memorable, the examples clarifying. My Movie Business includes photos by Stephen Vaughan, the still photographer on the film set of The Cider House Rules.


The Cider House Rules

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An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's ...

  • L'auteur : John Irving
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062235184
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's most beloved novels. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. “A novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying.” —Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22


Underworld

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A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turne ...

  • L'auteur : Don DeLillo
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416595856
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 832
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).


The Imaginary Girlfriend

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The Imaginary Girlfriend is a candid memoir of the writers and wrestlers who played a role in John Irving's development as a novelist and as a wrestler. It ...

  • L'auteur : John Irving
  • Editeur: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307361977
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Imaginary Girlfriend is a candid memoir of the writers and wrestlers who played a role in John Irving's development as a novelist and as a wrestler. It also portrays a father's dedication—Irving coached his two sons to championship titles. It is an illuminating, concise work, a literary treasure.


The Water-Method Man

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“John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”—Los Angeles Times Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of O ...

  • L'auteur : John Irving
  • Editeur: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 1984800078
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”—Los Angeles Times Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in 1970s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved in with his childhood best friend, his life is the subject of a tell-all movie, and his chronic urinary tract infection requires surgery. Trumper is determined to change. There's only one problem: it seems the harder he tries to alter his adolescent ways, the more he is drawn to repeating the mistakes of the past. . . . Written when Irving was twenty-nine, Trumper's tale of woe is told with all the wit and humor that would become Irving's trademark. “Three or four times as funny as most novels.”—The New Yorker Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege. Harm and disarray are daily fare, as if the course of love could not run true. . . . Irving's multiple manner . . . his will to come at the world from different directions, is one of the outstandint traits of The World According to Garp, but this remarkable flair for . . . stories inside stories . . . isalready handled with mastery . . . and with a freedom almost wanton in The Water-Method Man [which is Garp's predecessor by six years].”—Terrence Des Pres “Brutal reality and hallucination, comedy and pathos. A rich, unified tapestry.”—Time


Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

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Here is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated. To open this spirited collection, Irving explains how h ...

  • L'auteur : John Irving
  • Editeur: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307361985
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Here is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated. To open this spirited collection, Irving explains how he became a writer. There follow six scintillating stories written over the last twenty years ending with a homage to Charles Dickens. This irresistible collection cannot fail to delight and charm.


The Music Lesson

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"She's beautiful," writes Irish-American art historian Patricia Dolan in the first of the journal entries that form The Music Lesson. "I look at my face in ...

  • L'auteur : Katharine Weber
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307718077
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "She's beautiful," writes Irish-American art historian Patricia Dolan in the first of the journal entries that form The Music Lesson. "I look at my face in the mirror and it seems far away, less real than hers." The woman she describes is the subject of the stolen Vermeer of the novel's title. Patricia is alone with this exquisite painting in a remote Irish cottage by the sea. How she arrived in such an unlikely circumstance is one part of the story Patricia tells us: about her father, a policeman who raised her to believe deeply in the cause of a united Ireland; the art history career that has sustained her since the numbing loss of her daughter; and the arrival of Mickey O'Driscoll, her dangerously charming, young Irish cousin, which has led to her involvement in this high-stakes crime. How her sublime vigil becomes a tale of loss, regret, and transformation is the rest of her story. The silent woman in the priceless painting becomes, for Patricia, a tabula rasa, a presence that at different moments seems to judge, to approve, or to offer wisdom. As Patricia immerses herself in the turbulent passions of her Irish heritage and ponders her aesthetic fidelity to the serene and understated pleasures of Dutch art, she discovers, in her silent communion, a growing awareness of all that has been hidden beneath the surface of her own life. And she discovers that she possesses the knowledge of what she must do to preserve the things she values most.


Dalva

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Now available in eBook for the first time, Dalva is one of the finest novels by New York Times bestselling, much beloved author Jim Harrison: a beautifully ...

  • L'auteur : Jim Harrison
  • Editeur: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 080219222X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 999
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Now available in eBook for the first time, Dalva is one of the finest novels by New York Times bestselling, much beloved author Jim Harrison: a beautifully crafted story of one woman’s journey to find her son. From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs for the son she gave up for adoption years before. Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at forty-five she has lived a life of lovers and adventures. Now, Dalva begins a journey that will take her back to the bosom of her family, to the half-Sioux lover of her youth, and to a pioneering great-grandfather whose journals recount the bloody annihilation of the Plains Indians. On the way, she discovers a story that stretches from East to West, from the Civil War to Wounded Knee and Vietnam—and finds the balm to heal her wild and wounded soul. One of Harrison’s most ambitious novels, Dalva explores an extraordinary family through the strong, engaging voice of an unforgettable woman, confirming Harrison as one of America’s most memorable writers.


Moxie

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Now a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler! "Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler An unlikely teen ...

  • L'auteur : Jennifer Mathieu
  • Editeur: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 1626726345
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Now a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler! "Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice. MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules. Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution. Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot! Also by Jennifer Mathieu: The Truth About Alice: A powerful look at slut-shaming, told through the perspectives of four small-town teens, about how everyone has a motive to bring—and keep—a teen girl down. Devoted: A girl with a controlling, conservative family realizes that her life is her own—if only she can find the courage to fight for it. Afterward: A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness. Praise for Moxie: “With a story that’s equal parts heart and instruction manual, Mathieu has captured the movement of a generation—warts and all—and shone a light forward for the next one.” —E. K. Johnston, #1 New York TimesBestselling author of Exit Pursued By a Bear “Vivian Carter and Moxie are strong and smart and so, so inspiring. She is my new hero and this is my new favorite book. I’m proud to be a Moxie girl.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times–bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe “From its soul-deep girl friendships to its swoony love story to its smart, gutsy heroine, Moxie is a ferocious joy. I could feel my heart—and my courage—getting bigger every time I turned the page." —Katie Cotugno, New York Times–bestselling author of 99 Days and How to Love "Moxie is an anthem, a how-to guide, and that best friend who says, ‘You matter, too!’” —Sherri L. Smith, author of Pasadena and Flygirl “Like the addictive riff of a punk rock song, Moxie will pull you in, inspire you, and kick you back out into the world with a burning desire to change it. Read this. Now.” —Jenny Torres Sanchez, author of Because of the Sun "An invaluable revelation." —Booklist, starred review "This novel is full of wit, insight, and moxie. . . . Highly recommended for all teens, but especially those who would enjoy realistic coming-of-age fiction with female empowerment." —School Library Journal, starred review "Satisfying and moving." —Publishers Weekly


Memories of Low Tide

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A memoir of childhood, the mother-daughter bond and the transformative power of swimming, by multi-award-winning French author Chantal Thomas Chantal Thoma ...

  • L'auteur : Chantal Thomas
  • Editeur: Pushkin Press
  • ISBN: 1782275215
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A memoir of childhood, the mother-daughter bond and the transformative power of swimming, by multi-award-winning French author Chantal Thomas Chantal Thomas grew up in a seaside town on the Atlantic coast of France, inheriting from her mother an obsession with the sea, and for swimming. In this tender and eloquent memoir she seeks to understand her quixotic, often inscrutable mother - a woman who was luminous in the water and once dived into the moat of the Palace of Versailles, but became fettered by marriage and domestic life. Thomas combs the beaches of her childhood for memories, recalling the sensory pleasures of the sands, the first sharp touch of cold water, and discovering the multitude of ways in which she is still her mother's daughter.


Sunset Park

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Luminous, passionate, expansive, an emotional tour de force Sunset Park follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together ...

  • L'auteur : Paul Auster
  • Editeur: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429947275
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Luminous, passionate, expansive, an emotional tour de force Sunset Park follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse. An enigmatic young man employed as a trash-out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families. A group of young people squatting in an apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Hospital for Broken Things, which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished world. William Wyler's 1946 classic The Best Years of Our Lives. A celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway. An independent publisher desperately trying to save his business and his marriage. These are just some of the elements Auster magically weaves together in this immensely moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts. Sunset Park is a surprising departure that confirms Paul Auster as one of our greatest living writers.


The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

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A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly. In 1872 the Americ ...

  • L'auteur : Valerie Martin
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0385533519
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly. In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late-nineteenth-century literary society. While on a voyage to Africa, a rather hard-up and unproven young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish short story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the United States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a rational-minded journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud. Then there is the family of the Mary Celeste's captain, a family linked to the sea for generations and marked repeatedly by tragedy. Each member of this ensemble cast holds a critical piece to the puzzle of the Mary Celeste. These three elements—a ship found sailing without a crew, a famous writer on the verge of enormous success, and the rise of an unorthodox and heretical religious fervor—converge in unexpected ways, in diaries, in letters, in safe harbors and rough seas. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, a ghost ship appearing in the mist is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and a tragic story of the disappearance of a family and of a bond between husband and wife that, for one moment, transcends the impenetrable barrier of death.


The Human Stain

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It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging cl ...

  • L'auteur : Philip Roth
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547345031
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 376
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret. But it's not the secret of his affair, at seventy-one, with Faunia Farley, a woman half his age with a savagely wrecked past--a part-time farmhand and a janitor at the college where, until recently, he was the powerful dean of faculty. And it's not the secret of Coleman's alleged racism, which provoked the college witch-hunt that cost him his job and, to his mind, killed his wife. Nor is it the secret of misogyny, despite the best efforts of his ambitious young colleague, Professor Delphine Roux, to expose him as a fiend. Coleman's secret has been kept for fifty years: from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman, who sets out to understand how this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, had fabricated his identity and how that cannily controlled life came unraveled. Set in 1990s America, where conflicting moralities and ideological divisions are made manifest through public denunciation and rituals of purification, The Human Stain concludes Philip Roth's eloquent trilogy of postwar American lives that are as tragically determined by the nation's fate as by the "human stain" that so ineradicably marks human nature. This harrowing, deeply compassionate, and completely absorbing novel is a magnificent successor to his Vietnam-era novel, American Pastoral, and his McCarthy-era novel, I Married a Communist.


I Love Dick

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A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of ...

  • L'auteur : Chris Kraus
  • Editeur: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 1584351934
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of first-person narration. In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Video Green, boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and privacy from self-expression. It's no wonder that I Love Dick instantly elicited violent controversies and attracted a host of passionate admirers. The story is gripping enough: in 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband. But when the theorist refuses to answer her letters, the husband and wife continue the correspondence for each other instead, imagining the fling the wife wishes to have with Dick. What follows is a breathless pursuit that takes the woman across America and away from her husband and far beyond her original infatuation into a discovery of the transformative power of first person narrative. I Love Dick is a manifesto for a new kind of feminist who isn't afraid to burn through her own narcissism in order to assume responsibility for herself and for all the injustice in world and it's a book you won't put down until the author's final, heroic acts of self-revelation and transformation.


The 158-Pound Marriage

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“Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications.”—The Washington Post The darker visi ...

  • L'auteur : John Irving
  • Editeur: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 1984800094
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications.”—The Washington Post The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this sensual, ironic tale about a ménage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive. “One of the most remarkable things about John Irving's first three novels, viewed from the vantage of The World According to Garp, is that they can be read as one extended fictional enterprise. . . . The 158-Pound Marriage is as lean and concentrated as a mine shaft.”—Terrence Des Pres “Deft, hard-hitting . . . What Irving demonstrates beautifully is that a one-to-one relationship is more demanding than a free-for-all.”—The New York Times Book Review


The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones

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A funny fantasy-adventure series for fans of LEMONY SNICKET, NEIL GAIMAN, and CRESSIDA COWELL Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nos ...

  • L'auteur : Will Mabbitt
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698176227
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A funny fantasy-adventure series for fans of LEMONY SNICKET, NEIL GAIMAN, and CRESSIDA COWELL Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nose and EATEN IT? Have you ever picked your nose, eaten it, and, by doing so, opened a portal to a world run by PIRATES? Mabel Jones has. Kidnapped, Mabel is forced to serve aboard The Feroshus Maggot with the strangest crew you’ll ever meet. And the captain—an odious wolf named Idryss Ebenezer Split—won’t let her go until she helps the pirates uncover the treasure they seek. Mabel’s voyage takes her across the Greasy Pole of Certain Death, into the belly of a whale, and underground to a decrepit crypt. And she does it all…in pajamas! Read on if you dare. You are promised a most unlikely adventure.


L'art de la niaque

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Comment la passion et de la persévérance forgent les destins et comment la cultiver ? La psychologue Angela Duckworth démontre aux parents, étudiants, ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Duckworth
  • Editeur: JC Lattès
  • ISBN: 2709657961
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 350
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Comment la passion et de la persévérance forgent les destins et comment la cultiver ? La psychologue Angela Duckworth démontre aux parents, étudiants, enseignants, sportifs et entrepreneurs – aguerris ou néophytes – que le secret d’un succès éclatant ne réside pas dans de quelconques prédispositions mais dans ce qu’elle entend par « pugnacit頻 : la passion alliée à la persévérance. Enseignante-chercheuse de renom, Angela Duckworth évoque ici ses passages successifs par l’enseignement, le conseil aux entreprises et les neurosciences pour étayer son hypothèse que le succès ne s’explique pas par le « génie » mais un dosage unique de passion et d’opiniâtreté. Au fil des pages, elle conduit le lecteur auprès de sportifs, d’artistes, de militaires, de grands hommes d’affaires, d’enseignants qui leur livrent comment ils ont développé leur pugnacité. Dénichant des pépites dans l’histoire de la psychologie, elle suggère quelles leçons tirer des travaux les plus récents sur ceux qui excellent dans leur domaine. Vous apprendrez entre autres : Pourquoi le moindre effort en vue d’atteindre votre objectif compte double. Comment s’acquiert la pugnacité indépendamment du QI ou des circonstances. Comment aider nos enfants à se concentrer durablement sur leurs activités ? Quelle part d’un entraînement optimal implique de la souffrance et quelle part mène à l’extase. Ce qui vaut mieux pour un enfant, d’un soutien inconditionnel ou d’un haut niveau d’exigence. Vous y découvrirez ce qui se passe dans votre esprit quand vous butez contre un obstacle, et que tout part de là – plutôt que du talent ou de la chance. Traduit de l’anglais par Marie Boudewyn


FRENCH - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT #1

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FRENCH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT. A new way to learn French. What? This ebook is 100% bilingual. It is in the form of a series of general knowledge quizze ...

  • L'auteur : Clic-books Digital Media
  • Editeur: Clic-books Digital Media
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  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Nombre de pages: 150
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: FRENCH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT. A new way to learn French. What? This ebook is 100% bilingual. It is in the form of a series of general knowledge quizzes, with each question in French then in English (plus the answers!). If you are learning French, it’s an entertaining way to practice your language skills. Simply ‘click’ through each question at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. Because the text is fully bilingual (French-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal French tutor at your side as you read! Why? Because people have busy lives, and developing your reading skills in a second language is difficult and time-consuming. Clic-books are about little and often. Whenever you have a few minutes free, practice your French in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively using fully bilingual texts. How? Clic-books present you with very short examples of French language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in English. As you work through the questions watch how quickly your French reading skills improve! Read more about Clicbooks at: www.clic-books.com or join our mailing list. *** FAQs about Clic-books Are clic-books a language-learning methodology? No. Clic-books are not a ‘miracle method’ or even a ‘method’. They’re a just an entertaining way to spend a little spare time reinforcing and adding to your understanding of the language. At what speed should I work through the texts? At whatever speed suits you. Reading slowly and carefully will allow you to try and understand every word and construction; moving faster will help you to read fluently for meaning, even when certain words or constructions are not understood entirely. But I don’t understand all the language in the examples. When you read a newspaper or magazine in English you probably don’t understand everything either. Part of the skill of understanding a foreign language is the ability to extract meaning even when your comprehension is not 100%. Are the translations here completely literal? They are as close as we could get while keeping to normal, standard language. So use the translations into Spanish as a guide for comprehension, not as an explanation of grammatical structures. I sometimes find myself focussing on the general knowledge questions, and not paying attention to the language used. Good! A language is a means to communication, so if you can work through these examples of English and forget that they are a way of practicing your English, that’s great. Does this series use the same questions as the other language-learning series by Clic-books? Yes, SABER Y APRENDER (the series for Spanish speakers learning English) and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT (the series for English speakers learning Spanish) contain the same questions. Hence, don’t buy books from more than one series. Keywords: learn french, highschool french, french grammar, second language learning, french-english bilingual education, french practice, language immersion


Measuring Mental Disorders

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This book is a collective work draws on the perspective of social sciences, mobilizing perspectives from the sociology of science, the history of psychiatr ...

  • L'auteur : Philippe Le Moigne
  • Editeur: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0128172525
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 302
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book is a collective work draws on the perspective of social sciences, mobilizing perspectives from the sociology of science, the history of psychiatry, medical ethnography and public policy analysis. This initiative, which has no precedent in social sciences, is surrounded by an original, if not apparently paradoxical statement: considering that the deployment of these processes, strictly formal and depersonalized, is justified in becoming the rule in a society known as "individuals". Presents the measurement of mental disorders (tests / scales) across the various sectors Determines the underpinning of this measure and its performance Explains the rise of these tests and its success Understands its impact on users