By David Dalglish
"Prove so you might stand opposed to the darkness and live."
- A Dance of Cloaks
- A Dance of Blades
- A Dance of Mirrors
- A Dance of Shadows
- A Dance of Ghosts
- A Dance of Chaos
By Juan Rulfo
By Jonathan Franzen
Millennieskiftet närmar sig och hemma i Saint Jude i den amerikanska Mellanvästern drömmer Enid Lambert om att samla familjen until en sista julmiddag innan hennes åldrige och demenssjuke make går bort. Hennes tre vuxna barn har alla flytt hemstaden och lever nu mer eller mindre komplicerade liv. Gary är en framgångsrik investerare med depressionens mörka moln hängande över sig, Chip har fått sparken som universitetslärare efter att ha förfört en av sina elever och Denise är en framgångsrik kock med ett rörigt kärleksliv.
Med sin vassa och humoristiska blick tar Jonathan Franzen här ett stort grepp på samtidien och det amerikanska samhället. "Tillrättalägganden" belönades bl a med nationwide ebook Award 2001.
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C’est en 1946 que Jean Giono (1895-1970) entreprend Le Hussard sur le toit. Mais des pannes d’écriture le forcent à en interrompre à deux reprises los angeles rédaction. Six autres de ses romans voient le jour avant qu’il n’en achève l’écriture.
Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Le Hussard sur le toit de Jean Giono
Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de l. a. littérature ou de los angeles pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.
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By DC Comics
Whatever unusual has occurred to the birds of Gotham urban. Pigeons are inflicting site visitors jams, seagulls are making hassle at a close-by seashore, and ostriches have escaped from the zoo! The Penguin has enlisted his positive feathered buddies to distract the DC tremendous acquaintances whereas he swoops in and plucks Gotham's largest financial institution fresh! Will Batman, Superman, and the opposite DC great acquaintances get there in time?
By Jodi Picoult
Whilst Willow is born with critical osteogenesis imperfecta, her mom and dad are devastated—she will undergo 1000's of damaged bones as she grows, a life of ache. during this provocative tale from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer, “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance” (Stephen King).
Every expectant mother or father will let you know that they don’t need a ideal child, only a fit one. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe could have requested for a fit child, too, if they’d been given the alternative. in its place, their lives are made of sleepless nights, mounting money owed, the pitying stares of “luckier” mom and dad, and perhaps worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their baby have been born fit? yet it’s all worthy it simply because Willow is, humorous because it turns out, ideal. She’s shrewdpermanent as a whip, on her approach to being as beautiful as her mom, variety, courageous, and for a five-year-old an abruptly deep resource of knowledge. Willow is Willow, in affliction and in health.
Everything alterations, although, after a chain of occasions forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the main severe what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had recognized prior of Willow’s sickness? What if issues might have been diverse? What if their liked Willow had by no means been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte needs to ask herself those questions and another. What constitutes a worthwhile life?
Emotionally riveting and profoundly relocating, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel in regards to the fragility of existence and the lengths we are going to visit defend it.
By Maeve Binchy
4 strangers, with not anything in universal yet a necessity to flee, meet in a Greek taverna excessive above the small village of Aghia Anna. From eire, the United States, Germany and England, they've got each one left their houses and previous lives, whilst a surprising tragedy throws them unexpectedly together. Fiona is a tender nurse, attempting to make her relations comprehend her have to stick with her personal course. Thomas desperately misses his younger son and fears that his ex-wife will come among them. Elsa suddenly left her occupation as a tv presenter, yet anyone from her previous refuses to enable her pass. And shy, quiet David is set to make a stand opposed to his overbearing father. With those 4 is Andreas, the taverna proprietor, who badly misses the son who left domestic 9 years in the past and hasn't ever returned." Nights of Rain and Stars is the tale of 1 summer season and 4 humans, each one with a existence in turmoil. With the aid of Vonni, a middle-aged Irish lady who lives within the village and is now a near-native, they locate options - even though no longer unavoidably those they expected.
By Stuart Neville
A New York Times extraordinary e-book and Winner of The Los Angeles Times publication Prize, Neville's debut continues to be "a flat-out terror journey" (James Ellroy) and "one of the top Irish novels, in any style, of contemporary instances" (John Connolly).
Northern Ireland’s problems should be over, yet peace has now not erased the crimes of the prior. Gerry Fegan, a former paramilitary agreement killer, is haunted by means of the ghosts of the twelve humans he slaughtered. each evening, on the aspect of wasting his brain, he drowns their screams in drink. yet it’s now not adequate. on the way to appease the ghosts, Fegan goes to need to kill the boys who gave him orders.
From the grasping politicians to the corrupt safety forces, the road thugs to the complacent bystanders who enable it ensue, all are referred to as to account. but if Fegan’s vendetta threatens to derail a hard-won truce and destabilize the govt, previous comrades and enemies alike wish him lifeless.
By Mark Dunn
From the award-winning and hugely acclaimed writer of Ella Minnow Pea comes Mark Dunn's so much bold novel up to now. American Decameron tells 100 tales, every one happening in a special yr of the twentieth century.
A lady in Galveston is born at the eve of a very good hurricane and the sunrise of the 20 th century. Survivors of the Lusitania are by chance reunited within the North Atlantic. A member of the Bonus military locate himself nose to nose with basic MacArthur. A failed author makes an attempt to finish his lifestyles at the Golden Gate Bridge till an unforeseen heroine involves his rescue, and at the doorstep of a brand new millennium, because the clock moves twelve, the level is determined for a gorgeous denouement because the American century converges upon itself in a Greenwich nursing domestic, tying jointly all the prior stories and the final 100 years.
Zany and affecting, deeply relocating and wildly hilarious, American Decameron is one America's strongest voices on the best its game.