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Police d'assurance

Police d'assurance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2246813654
Author: ,
Publisher: Grasset
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Police d'assurance by , Book Resume:

« Je suis flic des Assurances. Mon vrai titre est « Zacharie Lourne, agent, inspecteur des litiges » mais mon boulot est de découvrir qui essaie de niquer les Assurances et comment. C’est pourquoi je suis flic, comme dans les séries télévisées où ils ont quarante ans, sont habillés de noir, traumatisent leur adjoint, picolent, baignent dans les problèmes conjugaux, adorent faire la cuisine et affrontent le surnaturel en parlant à leurs chats. Sauf que je ne suis rien de tout ça, que je n’ai pas d’adjoint ni de chat et que je suis une fille. » Zacharie, dite « Zach », doit prendre le large et quitter Paris. Direction ? Le Centre de la France, ses forêts aux lisières brumeuses, ses châteaux dont les grilles scellent tant de mystères, ses fermes que l’on brûle quand on ne s’y pend pas, ses champs de colza, ses petites villes où macèrent de méchants secrets. Son nouvel ordre de mission ? Inspection des sinistres. Une purge pour un flic des assurances. Mais l’assassinat d’une jeune femme sort la région de sa léthargie... Se jouant des canons du roman policier, Stéphane Denis signe un livre saisissant, poétique, drôle : la peinture d’une vie de province qui devient le personnage principal de l’intrigue.

The Serpent of Stars

The Serpent of Stars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1935744453
Author: Jean Giono
Publisher: Archipelago
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The Serpent of Stars by Jean Giono Book Resume:

The Serpent of Stars (Le serpent d¢étoiles, 1993; reprinted 1999 Grasset) takes place in rural southern France in the early part of the century. The novel’s elusive narrative thread ties landscape to character to an expanse just beyond our grasp. The narrator encounters a shepherding family and glimpse by glimpse, each family member and the shepherding way of life is revealed to us. The novel culminates in a large shepherds’ gathering where a traditional Shepherd’s Play—a kind of creation myth that includes in its cast The River, The Sea, The Man, and The Mountain—is enacted. The work’s proto-environmental world view as well as its hybrid form—part play, part novel—makes The Serpent of Stars astonishingly contemporary. W.S. Merwin’s "Green Fields" begins, "By this part of the century few are left who believe/in the animals for they are not there in the carved parts/of them served on plates and the pleas from slatted trucks..." This novel leaves the reader believing not only in the animals, but the terrain they are part of, the people who tend them, and the life all these elements together compose.

Melville: A Novel

Melville: A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681371383
Author: Jean Giono
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Melville: A Novel by Jean Giono Book Resume:

Originally published to promote his French translation of Moby-Dick, Jean Giono's Melville: A Novel is an astonishing literary compound of fiction, biography, personal essay, and criticism. In the fall of 1849, Herman Melville traveled to London to deliver his novel White-Jacket to his publisher. On his return to America, Melville would write Moby-Dick. Melville: A Novel imagines what happened in between: the adventurous writer fleeing London for the country, wrestling with an angel, falling in love with an Irish nationalist, and, finally, meeting the angel’s challenge—to express man’s fate by writing the novel that would become his masterpiece. Eighty years after it appeared in English, Moby-Dick was translated into French for the first time by the Provençal novelist Jean Giono and his friend Lucien Jacques. The publisher persuaded Giono to write a preface, granting him unusual latitude. The result was this literary essay, Melville: A Novel—part biography, part philosophical rumination, part romance, part unfettered fantasy. Paul Eprile’s expressive translation of this intimate homage brings the exchange full circle. Paul Eprile was a co-winner of the French-American Foundation's 2018 Translation Prize for his translation of Melville.

The Rift

The Rift [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785650394
Author: Nina Allan
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
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The Rift by Nina Allan Book Resume:

Selena and Julie are sisters. As children they were closest companions, but as they grow towards maturity, a rift develops between them. There are greater rifts, however. Julie goes missing at the age of seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her again. When Julie reappears, she tells Selena an incredible story about how she has spent time on another planet. Selena has an impossible choice to make: does she dismiss her sister as a damaged person, the victim of delusions, or believe her, and risk her own sanity in the process? Is Julie really who she says she is, and if she isn’t, what does she have to gain by claiming her sister’s identity?

La botanique en Provence au 16 si?cle

La botanique en Provence au 16 si?cle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 588114323X
Author: L. Legre
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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La botanique en Provence au 16 si?cle by L. Legre Book Resume:

La botanique en Provence au 16 si?cle. Pierre Pena et Mathias de Lobel

The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782643109
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Publisher: Lion Fiction
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The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge Book Resume:

'The Little White Horse was my favourite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine.' - JK Rowling - The BooksellerWinner of the Carnegie Medal in 1946 and J.K. Rowling’s favourite childhood book. This bestselling favourite fantasy classic is ‘one of the most of the most magical stories in the world.’ - The Independent. This is the story of a thirteen-year-old orphan, a Moon Princess, and a mysterious white horse.Maria Merryweather, a plain London orphan, is sent to Moonacre Manor to live with her only surviving relative, Sir Benjamin. Her initial sense of comfort starts to crumble when she learns an ancient mystery haunts Moonacre Manor and all who live in Moonacre Valley. With the help of her new friend Robin, can Maria right the wrongs of her ancestors and finally restore the peace to Moonacre Valley before it’s too late?Beautiful, thrilling, and magical, The Little White Horse is a timeless classic.

Until There Was You

Until There Was You [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460301471
Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HQN Books
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Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins Book Resume:

Return to this fan-favorite romance by New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful company, she's surrounded by her lovable, quirky family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking…like Liam Murphy, the bad boy who once broke her heart and is now back in town. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas…. First published in 2011

Le calviniste

Le calviniste [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2246287693
Author: Jacques Chessex
Publisher: Grasset
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Le calviniste by Jacques Chessex Book Resume:

Voici quatre-vingt-huit poèmes qui s'appellent, qui se répondent et longtemps se font écho sous un titre abrupt, mais éclairé par l'origine et par l'oeuvre de Jacques Chessex. Car ici règnent le sentiment aigu de la faute et son remords, la fascination de la chair et des pulpes terrestres, la mémoire et l'intuition de Dieu, l'interrogation violente du mal, l'élégie du temps en fuite et la hantise de la mort. Le Calviniste s'organise en quatre parties, dont chaque poème se veut le produit, la critique et l'une des voix, tenue, intense, de tout l'ensemble. D'où la cohérence d'un livre qui se propose, profondément, comme un art poétique et comme un chant pur.

Indian Creek Chronicles

Indian Creek Chronicles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0762766565
Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm Book Resume:

"The wardens climbed into their truck, ready to leave. 'You'll need about seven cords of firewood. Concentrate on that. You'll have to get it all in before the snow grounds your truck.'" "Though I didn't want to ask, it seemed important. 'What's a cord?'" So begins Pete Fromm's seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness guarding salmon eggs. After blundering into this forbidding errand as a college lark, Fromm gradually come face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. Brutal cold, isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existence in modern America. This award-winning narrative is a gripping story of adventure, a rousing tale of self-sufficiency, and modern-day Walden. From either perspective, Fromm lives up to his reputation as one of the West's strongest new voices.


Ruth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1775450058
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: The Floating Press
File Size: 354 KB
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Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell Book Resume:

Fans of social realism will appreciate the surprisingly nuanced and multi-faceted perspective on Victorian era morals and mores offered in Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell's sweeping novel Ruth. The story follows the fortune of Ruth, an orphan who is tricked into an intimate relationship with an aristocrat who later abandons her when she is pregnant with his child. Ruth, distraught, struggles with the social strictures that paint her as an irredeemable sinner. Can she and her child survive? Read Ruth to find out.

Norms of Word Association

Norms of Word Association [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483268632
Author: Leo Postman,Geoffrey Keppel
Publisher: Academic Press
File Size: 1949 KB
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Norms of Word Association by Leo Postman,Geoffrey Keppel Book Resume:

Norms of Word Association contains a heterogeneous collection of word association norms. This book brings together nine sets of association norms that were collected independently at different times during a 15-year period. Each chapter is a self-contained unit. The order in which the norms are presented is arbitrary, although an attempt is made to group together norms that seem to belong together. The 1952 Minnesota norms are presented first, due to "age" and in recognition of the fact that a number of the norms that follow are direct outgrowths of this work. The next three norms in this collection are responses to the Russell-Jenkins stimuli obtained from subjects representing different linguistic communities. A summary of association norms collected from British and Australian subjects are reported along with association norms from German and French college students and French workmen. Four sets of norms that are not directly related to the 1952 Minnesota collection are included. The text will be of interest to historians and researchers in the field of verbal learning and verbal behavior.

The Secret of Pembrooke Park

The Secret of Pembrooke Park [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441264825
Author: Julie Klassen
Publisher: Baker Books
File Size: 399 KB
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The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen Book Resume:

Praise for Julie Klassen "A remarkable tale with many unpredictable twists and turns."--CBA Retailers+Resources "A treat for [readers] who want their historical romances served up with a generous dash of mystery."--Booklist "[Klassen's] work appeals to all who seek a riveting Regency romance."--RT Book Reviews Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister. Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play... The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor's past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure. This catches Abigail's attention. Hoping to restore her family's finances--and her dowry--Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn't the only one secretly searching the house. Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past. As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?

Chemin faisant

Chemin faisant [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2213659060
Author: Jacques Lacarrière
Publisher: Fayard
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Chemin faisant by Jacques Lacarrière Book Resume:

" Rien ne me paraît plus nécessaire aujourd'hui que de découvrir ou redécouvrir nos paysages et nos villages en prenant le temps de le faire. Savoir retrouver les saisons, les aubes et les crépuscules, l'amitié des animaux et même des insectes, le regard d'un inconnu qui vous reconnaît sur le seuil de son rêve. La marche seule permet cela. Cheminer, musarder, s'arrêter où l'on veut, écouter, attendre, observer. Alors, chaque jour est différent du précédent, comme l'est chaque visage, chaque chemin. " Ce livre n'est pas un guide pédestre de la France, mais une invitation au vrai voyage, le journal d'un errant heureux, des Vosges jusqu'aux Corbières, au coeur d'un temps retrouvé. Car marcher, c'est aussi rencontrer d'autres personnes et réapprendre une autre façon de vivre. C'est découvrir notre histoire sur le grand portulan des chemins. Je ne souhaite rien d'autre, par ce livre, que de redonner le goût des herbes et des sentiers, le besoin de musarder dans l'imprévu, pour retrouver nos racines perdues dans le grand message des horizons. " J. L.

Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers

Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1787414426
Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers by Alastair Humphreys Book Resume:

Hand-selected by Alastair Humpreys, read about the incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive explorers who ever lived, including Ibn Battuta (14th-century explorer); Apsley Cherry-Garrard (a member of Scott's Antarctic expedition); Michael Collins (Apollo Moon mission astronaut) and Nellie Bly (who travelled round the world in less than 80 days). A wide-spread selection of explorers from young to old, male to female and with a range of abilities, these explorers crossed land, sea and sky in the name of adventure and may just inspire readers aged 7+ to do the same. Alastair Humphreys was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012 for his work on the concept of microadventures.

Dans les pas de Zheng he

Dans les pas de Zheng he [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2296262961
Author: Marielle Chevallier
Publisher: Editions L\'Harmattan
File Size: 587 KB
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Dans les pas de Zheng he by Marielle Chevallier Book Resume:

Au XVe siècle, en Chine, vit Shaiming, une petite fille libre et très intelligente. Shaiming refuse de se plier à la tradition des "petits pieds", cette terrible mutilation que la loi de l'Empire et celle des familles imposent à toutes les autres petites filles. Elle est contraint de quitter sa terre natale en compagnie de Kuan-Ti, un garçon qui rêve comme elle de grands espaces et d'aventures. Une faveur du destin permettra aux deux enfants de croiser la route de l'Amiral Zheng He, grand eunuque, l'un des plus mémorables navigateurs et explorateurs de tous les temps...

Entre deux mers

Entre deux mers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2234079411
Author: Axel Kahn
Publisher: Stock
File Size: 1050 KB
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Entre deux mers by Axel Kahn Book Resume:

Comme en 2013, Axel Kahn a parcouru au printemps 2014 la France en diagonale : depuis la Pointe du Raz, en Bretagne, jusqu’à Menton et la Méditerranée, cette fois. Tout diffère cependant entre ces deux périples, à commencer par la difficulté du second, qui s’est apparenté à une épreuve physique que le marcheur n’a pas toujours été certain de mener à son terme. Il a parcouru, souvent hors tout chemin balisé, 2 057 km, et, surtout, il a gravi 43 000 m... et descendu autant ! Cette fois, le périple a été un vrai « voyage au bout de soi », que des genoux douloureux et une épaule déboîtée ne sont pourtant pas parvenus à écourter. Un voyage intérieur, aussi. Par ailleurs, les régions traversées cette année sont apparues moins éprouvées par les crises que celles du nord-est de la France, leur dynamisme mieux conservé semblant aller de pair avec la vigueur de l’attachement des habitants à l’identité de leurs territoires. Comme Pensées en chemin, Entre deux mers est un récit de voyage passionnant, poétique et drôle, celui d’un marcheur épris de beauté. Axel Kahn ne manque aucune occasion de rencontres et de débats, à chaque étape. Son livre est riche de réflexions politiques sur la France réelle, celle des gens, ses difficultés mais aussi ses atouts et ses espoirs.

Histoires d'un bonheur simple

Histoires d'un bonheur simple [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2848190698
Author: Philippe Roucarie
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Histoires d'un bonheur simple by Philippe Roucarie Book Resume:

Ils sont devenus des hommes, nos petits flibustiers. Certains ont même été des personnages importants mais, aujourd'hui, de retour au village de leur enfance ce sont les souvenirs de leur jeunesse qui les habitent comme si rien ne s'était passé, comme si rien ne pouvait effacer la passion qui les dévorait quand ils avaient vingt ans. Et ils éprouvent le besoin de revivre cette époque heureuse, d'écouter leur ami rappeler ces moments d'un bonheur infini. Car, miracle de la Vie, tout ce qui aurait pu les séparer est oublié, comme si, arrivés au terme de leur existence, ne reste que l'envie d'entendre à nouveau évoquer ce qui était vrai, ce qui l'était moins, ce qui aurait pu l'être. Qu'y a-t-il de vrai dans les souvenirs ?... Alors, assis à l'ombre des tilleuls de la Placette, ils attendent. Il en sera toujours un qui renouera avec ce qui était leur bonheur. Raconte, François !.... Raconte !...

La Vie ou les Futurs du Passé

La Vie ou les Futurs du Passé [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2336399199
Author: Paul Prunet
Publisher: Editions L\'Harmattan
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La Vie ou les Futurs du Passé by Paul Prunet Book Resume:

Faire l'éloge de la vie, en partant de la Terre qui l'abrite, lui assurant un habitat aussi propice qu'instable. Contempler cette lumière qui nous en révèle la Beauté. Parcourir le monde des micro-organismes. S'émerveiller du monde végétal. Revenir sur cette épopée de la Vie sortant de l'eau. S'interroger sur le labyrinthe de la Vie que nous explorons encore mais dont le dessin reste un mystère. Depuis son enfance jusqu'à son expérience en recherche appliquée, immunologie et bactériologie, l'auteur revient sur son parcours, nous convie à observer la vie qui invente en continu les Futurs de son Passé.

Le Sort des autres

Le Sort des autres [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2140005562
Author: Nancy Lefenfeld
Publisher: Editions L\'Harmattan
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Le Sort des autres by Nancy Lefenfeld Book Resume:

Le sort des autres est l'histoire vraie d'un groupe de jeunes résistants juifs qui vivaient en France. En 1943, ils eurent pour mission de faire passer clandestinement en Suisse des enfants juifs. Basés dans les Alpes françaises, opérant au nez et à la barbe des Allemands et au mépris du danger, ils accueillaient des enfants envoyés parfois de très loin puis organisaient les convois les accompagnant à la frontière. Aidés de Justes, de catholiques et de protestants de Haute-Savoie, leur travail permit de sauver de nombreuses personnes. Nancy Lefenfeld est chercheuse et écrit sur la Résistance juive pendant la Seconde guerre mondiale.


Nucléus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2296480608
Author: Jean-Damien Roumieu
Publisher: Editions L\'Harmattan
File Size: 882 KB
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Nucléus by Jean-Damien Roumieu Book Resume:

Nucléus en poésie : non pas fatalité d'un innombrable effondrement, mais noyau substantiel de vie, nous engageant dans un combat tel qu'il en fut au cours du temps pour rehausser l'indispensable bonheur d'être, une dignité face au levant.