Le mensonge faisant partie du quotidien de chacun, S. Harris s'interroge sur les aspects positifs et négatifs du mensonge, sur sa nécessité dans certaines situations.
Comment, en Martinique, un commandant de police, lors de sa dernière nuit de service, a-t-il pu se retrouver face à un tueur en série inconnu des services de police qui lui raconte tous ses crimes en pointant une arme sur lui ?
Le sympathique sommelier présente une septième cuvée de ses coups de coeur de l'année. Cent vingt-cinq bouteilles incontournables, abordables et toujours faciles à dénicher! Que vous ayez envie d'un blanc, d'un rosé ou d'un rouge, vous trouverez dans ce guide le vin idéal pour toute occasion et vous profiterez au maximum des produits grâce aux précieuses informations sur chacun d'eux.
Professeur de danse internationalement connu depuis 35 ans pour ses méthodes d'apprentissage à contre-courant de l'enseignement habituel, le danseur livre sa philosophie et sa façon de penser la peur, la douleur, la confiance, l'amour du métier et le partage avec le public.
Set against the seductive world of 1960s Rio de Janeiro, this is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we'll go to save ourselves and those we love.
Brazil, 1962: A young woman walks into the waters off a crowded beach and vanishes. A year later, her family - the once-golden family of their privileged little community - prepares to leave behind the seeming paradise of Brazil in the wake of their eldest daughter's presumed drowning. As they attend a series of goodbye parties and count down the days to their departure, we are taken into the heart of a family whose many charms belie more troubling truths.
There is the family's charismatic father, whose emotional extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who made a mistake that has shattering consequences for the family she meant to protect; and their two remaining daughters, both on the precipice of joining the adult world with all its secrets and lies. Then there is the lost daughter herself, a woman undone by her attempts to grasp at happiness.
With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully written novel reveals the soul of a family living in the shadow of tragedy, one poised on the brink of a new life, if only they could make peace with the past.
Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale.
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge-until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents-but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility's cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.
Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.
Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals-in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country-Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
Advance praise for Before We Were Yours
"Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation's history and weaves a tale of enduring power. That Georgia Tann and her Memphis Tennessee Children's Home Society could actually exist, unraveling the lives of countless children, stealing their pasts and changing their futures, will give you chills. But the real feat of this stirring novel is how deeply Wingate plunges us into the heart and mind of twelve-year-old river gypsy Rill Foss. Rill's utterly singular voice will stay with you long after the last page is turned, as will Wingate's courage to follow her anywhere. . . . Vivid and affecting."-Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Circling the Sun
"A powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared. I absolutely loved this book. I'm still basking in the afterglow, in shock at the true-crime elements, in awe at the journey of these characters who seem to have immortal souls."-Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
"An unforgettable read . . . This captivating novel will quite likely break your heart, but because it's Lisa Wingate at the helm, you will not be left broken. She is a master storyteller and never fails to get to the heart of what makes us hold on to hope."-Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life
"Lisa Wingate's heart-racing tale of a family ripped apart by the Tennessee Children's Home Society scandal rang so true I couldn't sleep until I knew their fate. Days later, I'm still haunted by the diabolical plot to steal and sell the most vulnerable children to high bidders, sanctioned by high-ranking officials who looked the other way."-Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home
Beloved and bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a powerful standalone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of all-to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean.
Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.
Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew.
The pair strike up a friendship-Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose-that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew's two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community.
But Caden's return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.
"Tess Gerritsen's clever plotting and medical knowledge give her thrillers that extra edge. Expect a white-knuckle ride to very dark places."-Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles-the inspiration for the smash hit TNT series-continue their bestselling crime-solving streak, as they pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives.
Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. In both cases, the bodies bear startling wounds-yet the actual cause of death is unknown. It's a doubly challenging case for the cop and the coroner to be taking on, at an inconvenient time for both of them. As Jane struggles to save her mother from the crumbling marriage that threatens to bury her, Maura grapples with the imminent death of her own mother-infamous serial killer Amalthea Lank.
While Jane tends to her mother, there's nothing Maura can do for Amalthea, except endure one final battle of wills with the woman whose shadow has haunted her all her life. Though succumbing to cancer, Amalthea hasn't lost her taste for manipulating her estranged daughter-by dangling a cryptic clue about the two bizarre murders Maura and Jane are desperately trying to solve.
But whatever the dying convict knows is only a piece of the puzzle. Soon the investigation leads to a secretive young woman who survived a shocking abuse scandal; an independent horror film that may be rooted in reality; and a slew of martyred saints who died cruel and unusual deaths. And just when Rizzoli and Isles think they've cornered a devilish predator, the long-buried past rears its head-and threatens to engulf more innocent lives, including their own.
Une sélection d'endroits méconnus et peu fréquentés comme des îles désertes, des ensembles troglodytes ou encore des villages perchés, avec des informations pratiques.
Éric Giacometti | Philippe Francq
A New-York, Mary Striker, tradeuse pour le Groupe Winch, est accusée de manipulations financières. Au Yucatan, alors qu'il lève des fonds pour sa fondation, Largo, face à cette accusation, doit se préparer à affronter les maîtres de la finance internationale.
Olivier Mégaton & Al
Un groupe d'amis fait malencontreusement naufrage au large des côtes normandes. Leur bateau de plaisance s'échoue alors au pied d'un mystérieux rocher, où ne subsistent qu'un phare et ses mystérieux habitants. Ce sera le début d'une course folle contre la mort.
La suite de la saga fantastique mettant en scène Harmony, une adolescente au don surnaturel.
Marcelo Frusin | Richard Marazano
Après la conquête de l'Égypte, une armée romaine découvre une embarcation avec un homme noir mort et des documents étrangers ainsi que des bijoux et pierres précieuses. Caïus Bracca décide d'organiser une désertion de dix hommes et les expédie sous les ordres de Marcus Livius à la recherche de cette civilisation inconnue.
Christian Clot & Al
En 1535, Jacques Cartier vient pour la deuxième fois dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent afin de conquérir ces nouveaux territoires pour le compte du roi de France. Pour réussir, il doit nouer de bonnes relations avec les tribus indiennes locales et obtenir leur aide. Il renforce alors ses liens avec le chef Donacona, déjà rencontré auparavant, et apprend à connaître les Iroquois et leur mode de vie.
Peter J Heather
De l'Ecosse à la Mésopotamie, Rome a dominé pendant près de cinq siècles un immense territoire. L'auteur s'intéresse ici à la vie culturelle, économique et politique de l'Empire, mais également aux barbares, peuples germaniques ou Huns.
Répertoire recensant plus de 250 espèces animales et végétales, soulignant les relations entre ces deux univers afin de comprendre le fonctionnement de l'écosystème d'une forêt.
S'appuyant sur des recherches récentes en sciences cognitives et comportementales, la coach en entreprise livre des conseils pour apprendre à gérer son stress et ses angoisses en milieu professionnel et rendre ainsi ses journées de travail agréables, se relier aux autres et tirer le meilleur du travail en équipe.