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By Robert Maltais

Pour son leading roman, Robert Maltais nous plonge dans l’univers clos de l’abbaye cistercienne de l. a. Ferté en France.

Le Québécois Gilbert Fortin, alias Dom Gilbert, n’a pas l. a. foi mais dirige tout de même cette abbaye depuis six ans. Paradoxal ? Attendez de lire l. a. suite vehicle il y est aussi query d’un jeune amateur ayant un don qui pourrait se monnayer et d’un maître des beginners qui aime désespérément Satan.

Personnages bigarrés, écriture alerte, métaphore biblique, Robert Maltais frappe un grand coup avec ce roman où le cynisme côtoie allègrement les voies impénétrables du Seigneur…

À plus de 50 ans et à l. a. tête de forty hommes, Dom Gilbert dirige l’abbaye cistercienne de l. a. Ferté malgré son absence de foi. Gilbert Fortin, vehicle c’est son vrai nom, a l. a. scenario bien en major. los angeles dissimulation, c’est son affaire et aucun scrupule ne peut le contraindre à agir autrement. Mais voilà qu’il est pris d’un mal subit qui le conduit à l’hôpital. Les médecins ne donnent pas cher de sa vie. Une guérison miraculeuse survient. Serait-ce l’œuvre du jeune amateur Ouriel ? En l’absence du père abbé, ce dernier est livré en pâture au vindicatif frère Jean-Daniel, qui voudra lui faire un mauvais parti. l. a. presse écrite s’en mêle et bientôt ce sont les caméras de télévision qui vont s’intéresser au phénomène de l. a. Ferté.

Quant à notre miraculé, il ne reste pas insensible aux charmes de l’infirmière qui le lui rend bien. Est-ce le monde à l’envers ? ou est-ce plutôt le sentiment humain qui se perpétue et ce, depuis l’épisode du jardin d’Éden ?

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Download E-books River of the Brokenhearted PDF

By David Adams Richards

Within the Nineteen Twenties, Janie McLeary and George King run one of many first motion picture theatres within the Maritimes. the wedding of the younger Irish Catholic lady to an older English guy is believed scandalous, yet they paintings fortunately jointly, taking part in tune to accompany the flicks. while George succumbs to affliction and dies, leaving Janie with one younger baby and one other at the manner, the unscrupulous Joey Elias attempts to take over the enterprise. yet Janie guards the theatre with a shotgun, and nonetheless in mourning, re-opens it herself. “If there has been no actual bliss in Janie’s life,” recounts her grandson, “there have been moments of triumph.”

One evening, deceived by way of the financial institution supervisor and Elias into believing she is going to lose her loan, Janie resolves to head and ask for cash from the Catholic homes. Elias has despatched out males to forestall her, so she leaps out the again window and with a damaged rib she swims in the dead of night around the icy Miramichi River, doubting her personal sanity. but, seeing those humans swayed into immoral activities due to their wish to please others and their worry of being outcast, she thinks to herself that “…all her lifestyles she have been pressured to behave in a fashion unusual with others… used to be sanity doing what they did? And if it used to be, used to be it ethical or justified to be sane?”

Astonishingly, she reveals herself nose to nose that evening with influential Lord Beaverbrook, who sees in her large personality and saves her company. not just does she live on, she thrives; she turns into filthy rich, yet ostracized. Even her personal father is helping Elias plot opposed to her. but Janie McLeary King thwarts them and brings first-run conversing photographs to town.

Meanwhile, she employs Rebecca from the rival Druken kin to seem after her young ones. Jealous, and a protégé of Elias, Rebecca mistreats her younger fees. The boy Miles longs to be a performer, yet Rebecca convinces him he's hated, and he inherits his mother’s enemies. the single one who really loves her, he's saved below his mother’s effect until eventually, finally, he's taking a role because the theatre’s projectionist. He beverages seriously all his existence, has a tendency his plants, and talks of items no-one believes, until eventually the secret on the middle of the radical eventually unravels.

“At six i started to achieve that my father was once just a little different,” says Miles King’s son Wendell, who narrates the saga in an try to locate solutions long ago and comprehend “how i used to be damned.” It is a many-layered epic of rivalries, misunderstandings, rumours; the abuse of strength, what vulnerable humans will do for romance, and the real energy of doing correct; of a pioneer and her legacy within the lives of her son and grandchildren.

“David Adams Richards is likely to be the best Canadian author alive,” wrote Lynn Coady within the Vancouver Sun. From this winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award comes a narrative of a woman’s decided fight opposed to small city prejudice, and her son’s lengthy conflict opposed to deceit. Richards’ family ran Newcastle’s Uptown Theatre from 1911 to 1980, and Janie relies on his grandmother. forged upon this background is a drama that explores morality and “the query of the way one may still live,” as The Atlantic Monthly acknowledged of Mercy one of the Children, his past novel.

Reviewers agree that Richards’ fiction sits firmly within the culture of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky by way of touching on itself explicitly with stable and evil and the human freedom to select from them. once more, in River of the Brokenhearted, his 12th novel, Richards has created a piece of compassion and warranted, poetic sophistication which reveals within the hearts of its characters venality and goodwill, cruelty and love.

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Download E-books Mon Nord magnétique (French Edition) PDF

Celui qui nous avait donné le roman l. a. resource opale (2005), dans lequel un personnage incarnait un des principaux acteurs du roman Le Désert des Tartares de Dino Buzzati dans un jeu de rôle littéraire sur web, nous revient avec un roman qui questionne, entre autres, notre rapport à l. a. nature. Dans Mon Nord magnétique, Yves Vaillancourt reprend aussi le thème classique de los angeles trickyé pour tout créateur de trouver sa voie, tout en abordant le problème de los angeles filiation et de l. a. transmission spirituelles à l'ère de los angeles révolution informatique. Roman initiatique, Mon Nord magnétique présente le parcours d'Evgeni Lazareff, un Juif russe arrivé à Montréal durant l'été de ses eight ans. Déchiré entre ses deux passions, l. a. musique et l'informatique, Evgeni tente de trouver sa véritable voie avec l'aide des différents mentors qui croisent sa course : Arkadi, le précepteur, l'oncle Vassili leisureé en Sibérie, l'énigmatique Saklas, le consumer de l. a. boîte informatique où il travaille, et Flag, un chamane autochtone rencontré en Abitibi. Quant aux femmes de l'histoire, elles font partie du rêve, du domaine du sacré, de l'inexpliqué... Telle une éponge, Evgeni tentera, tant bien que mal, de faire los angeles synthèse des pistes qui s'offrent à lui pour faire position à los angeles véritable musique intérieure qui l'habite.

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Download E-books Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories PDF

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In the her 10th assortment (the identify tale of that is the foundation for the hot movie Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, developing narratives that loop and swerve like reminiscence, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as humans we all know ourselves.
A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the conduct of a life-time as a result of a teenager’s functional comic story. a school scholar vacationing her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an spectacular mystery and its that means in her personal lifestyles. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unforeseen grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her top, tirelessly observant, serenely freed from phantasm, deeply and gloriously humane.

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Download E-books Exit Lines PDF

By Joan Barfoot

The Idyll lodge, the surroundings for Joan Barfoot’s significant 11th novel, go out strains, is a pastel-hued care facility designed for seniors “with fit earning yet various hopes, despairs, skills and deformities.” In scathing element, Barfoot describes the Idyll Inn’s plastic crops, inoffensive artwork and pallid leisure actions, all prevalent to any reader who has had party to go to any such position — or to stay in a single. operating the exhibit (or so she thinks) is priggish administrator Annabelle Walker, charged with maintaining the citizens chuffed, or not less than as chuffed as is needed to maintain a tidy revenue flowing to far-away investors.

But now not all citizens of the Idyll lodge decide to acquiesce. Sylvia resort, one of many Idyll Inn’s first citizens, prides herself on her steely spine, regardless of crippling arthritis. Affluently widowed, she has chosen the Idyll resort as a much less objectionable replacement to a deadly dwindling at domestic. She coolly refuses to be bossed, under no circumstances through Annabelle Walker (about whose relations Sylvia retains a depressing secret), or by way of her estranged daughter, Nancy, from whom she retains yet one more, much more explosive, mystery. Sylvia is decided to unapologetically lay declare to her life of offerings, tasks and blame, now not but acutely aware that her icy solitude will presently be damaged via the corporate of 3 soon-to-be-intimate friends.

Given the facility’s small inhabitants, the Idyll Inn’s new population are absolute to have crossed paths. And certainly many have. Wheelchair-confined George Hammond, as soon as a good-looking shoe store—owner with a stay-at-home spouse and cherished daughter, in the past cupped Sylvia’s toes in his arms and well-known her well-formed calves. He has performed way more with Greta Bauer, his former clerk, whose loneliness as a tender immigrant widow with young children rendered her to be had for a comfy and likely basic affair. Now deposited lower than an identical roof via absent teenagers, the previous enthusiasts are capable of consider the implications in their choices.

Completing the newly shaped coterie of pals is tiny Ruth Friedman, a retired Children’s relief employee who retains a number of the city’s darkest secrets and techniques, and whose passionate late-in-life marriage to fellow social employee Bernard didn't comprise youngsters in their personal. Now additionally widowed, her grief unfathomably deep, she has taken to cheerfully examining scary information tales aloud to her new acquaintances, who're quickly to find that those day-by-day doses of gloom are much less for his or her edification than they're in carrier of a determined undertaking for which Ruth wishes their complicity.

In the wryly humorous and utterly compassionate go out strains, acclaimed writer Joan Barfoot once more treats her readers to an intimate come upon with a few attention-grabbing characters engaged within the struggle in their lives. Sylvia, George, Greta and Ruth are now and then smooth, offended, hilarious and deeply unsuitable, yet constantly totally and captivatingly human. How will we deal with the aged in our liveYs? How can we intend to become old ourselves? do we ever come to the tip of longing? go out traces brings to the skin those and different basic questions about the character of lifestyles, and its ultimate.

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By Véronique-Marie Kaye

Dans un quartier populaire d’Ottawa au milieu du siècle dernier, Marjorie Chalifoux, jeune couturière de dix-neuf ans, mène une vie rangée et silencieuse à l’ombre d’un père irascible – un homme étrange rompu dans l’art de l. a. dialog avec les morts.

Son life tranquille prendra un tournant inattendu, et pour cause : elle est enceinte d’un amoureux qui a european l. a. mau­vaise idée de mourir dans un twist of fate de voiture… Et elle doit l’annoncer à son père !

Poussée par le destin, elle cherchera à donner un nouveau sens à sa vie. Son périple, qui l. a. mènera jusqu’à Montréal, lui fera rencontrer des personnages plus étonnants les uns que les autres. Elle goûtera à l’amour, aux plaisirs de l. a. chair et apprendra – à son propre étonnement – qu’au fond d’elle-même se cachait une femme déterminée, débrouillarde, têtue et manifestement charmante.

Ce roman épique est teinté par un brin de folie très à propos, à l. a. manière d’un Éric Dupont («La fiancée américaine», Marchand de feuilles) ou d’un Gabriel García Márquez. Empreint d’humour et de tendresse pour une humanité fragile, il laissera le lecteur ébloui par le expertise de conteuse de l’auteure.

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Download E-books Journal d'un écrivain en pyjama PDF

By Dany Laferrière

« Le pyjama est un étrange behavior de travail », nous dit Dany Laferrière qui, après trente ans de guides, décide de parler à ses lecteurs. Suite de scènes où réflexions, récits, méditations s'entremêlent avec cette désinvolture qui caractérise son sort. Voici les « conseils à un jeune écrivain » d'un auteur pour qui l. a. vie est une aventure exaltante qui se conjugue entre lire et écrire.

De « remark débuter une histoire » à « l. a. description d'un paysage » en passant par « l. a. mémoire de l'enfance », sans oublier « Le fouet de Truman Capote », l'expérience et l'humour de l'auteur du Goût des jeunes filles, qui n'en a pas moins pour les bons livres.

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Download E-books Une femme comblée PDF

By Brigitte Haentjens

Une femme d’âge mûr, mariée à un homme attentif et prévenant, mère de deux grands enfants. Une artiste dont le travail est reconnu. Une femme comblée ?

Un jour, elle s’embrase à los angeles vue d’un jeune homme au teint basané que son fils lui présente. Un quick suffit pour ébranler des années de certitude. Malgré l. a. honte et l. a. culpabilité qui l’accablent, elle multiplie les events de revoir cet homme à peine plus vieux que son fils.

Dans un strive against incessant contre l’impossible et l’interdit, los angeles femme se bute à los angeles strength déraisonnable de « l’espoir qu’il soulève contre toutes les évidences ».

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