Le Club des incorrigibles optimistes

By Jean-Michel Guenassia

Michel Marini avait douze ans en 1959. C'était l'époque du rock'n'roll et de los angeles guerre d'Algérie. Lui, il était photographe novice, lecteur compulsif et joueur de baby-foot au Balto de Denfert-Rochereau. Dans l'arrière-salle du bistrot, il a rencontré Igor, Léonid, Sacha, Imré et les autres. Ces hommes avaient passé le Rideau de Fer pour sauver leur peau. Ils avaient abandonné leurs amours, leur famille, trahi leurs idéaux, et tout ce qu'ils étaient. Ils s'étaient retrouvés à Paris dans ce membership d'échecs d'arrière-salle que fréquentaient aussi Kessel et Sartre. Et ils étaient liés par un negative mystery que Michel finirait par découvrir.

Cette rencontre bouleversa définitivement los angeles vie du jeune garçon. Parce qu'ils étaient tous d'incorrigibles optimistes.

Portrait de génération, reconstitution minutieuse d'une époque, chronique douce-amère d'une formative years : Jean-Michel Guenassia réussit un foremost roman étonnant tant par l'ampleur du projet que par l'authenticité qui souffle sur ces pages.

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The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

By M.L. Stedman

The years-long New York instances bestseller and Goodreads most sensible ancient Novel that's “irresistible…seductive…with a excessive suggestion plot that retains you riveted from the 1st web page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be an important movie from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed via Derek Cianfrance.

After 4 harrowing years at the Western entrance, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a task because the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, approximately part a day’s trip from the coast. To this remoted island, the place the availability boat comes as soon as a season, Tom brings a tender, daring, and loving spouse, Isabel. Years later, after miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries at the wind. a ship has washed up onshore sporting a lifeless guy and a residing baby.

Tom, who retains meticulous documents and whose ethical rules have withstood a awful battle, desires to record the fellow and child instantly. yet Isabel insists the infant is a “gift from God,” and opposed to Tom’s judgment, they declare her as their very own and identify her Lucy. while she is 2, Tom and Isabel go back to the mainland and are reminded that there are folks on this planet. Their selection has devastated certainly one of them.

“Elegantly rendered…heart-wrenching…beautifully drawn” (USA TODAY), The mild among Oceans is a beautiful debut novel, now not quickly to be forgotten.

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UR

By Stephen King

 
FIRST TIME ON AUDIO...
An Unabridged Novella Unavailable In Any Collection!

Tapping into our primal fears of recent expertise that made Cell a number 1 bestseller, Stephen King units his points of interest at the most recent high-tech device in UR, during which a mysterious book reader opens a annoying window into different worlds.

Reeling from a painful break-up, English teacher and avid e-book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by way of his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why cannot you simply learn off the pc like each person else?" He buys an ebook reader out of spite, yet quickly reveals he can use the equipment to glimpse realities he had by no means earlier than imagined, getting to know literary riches past his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his such a lot bad nightmares.

From classic vehicles (Christine and From a Buick 8) to family home equipment (Maximum Overdrive) to workout apparatus (Stationary Bike), Stephen King has mesmerized us with stories of it sounds as if usual machines that tackle lives in their personal. UR provides this vintage subject an up to the moment spin, leading to a horror masterpiece for our time and for the a while.

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The Fountains of Paradise

By Arthur C. Clarke

This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is reissued during this exchange paperback variation. Vannemar Morgan's dream of linking Earth with the celebrities calls for a 24,000-mile-high area elevator. yet first he needs to remedy one million technical, political, and fiscal difficulties whereas allaying the wrath of God. features a new advent via the writer.

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Now Wait for Last Year

By Philip K. Dick

Earth is trapped within the crossfire of an unwinnable conflict among alien civilizations. Its chief is forever at the verge of loss of life. And on best of all of it, a brand new drug has simply entered circulation—a drug that haphazardly sends its clients touring via time.
 
In an try to get away his doomed marriage, Dr. Eric Sweetscent turns into stuck up in it all. yet he has questions: is Earth at the correct facet of the battle? Is he imagined to heal Earth’s chief or continue him in poor health? and will he swap the harrowing destiny that the drug has proven him?

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Last Notes from Home (A Fan's Notes, Book 3)

By Frederick Exley

"Of his generation's metafictioneers, Fred Exley has created the richest and so much American physique of labor .... final NOTES tells stories approximately corruption, confession, and the customarily poor great thing about the bonds of love."
- VILLAGE VOICE

Frederick Exley, the splenetic and prodigiously self-destructive narrator and protagonist of A FAN'S NOTES and PAGES FROM a chilly ISLAND, is alive, if no longer precisely good. during this exhilarating, scalding new novel, Ex recounts his demise stay up for his older brother, his imprisonment by way of a nightmarish Irishman, and his sexual enthrallment to a gorgeous flight attendant whose lies are much more creative than his personal. looking compulsively for romance and necessarily betraying it, lashing out on the kingdom during which he's without end an alien, Exley continues to be probably the most riveting characters- and enchanting writers - in modern American fiction.

"[Exley] can weave a few doubtless unrelated incidents right into a unmarried, allusive narrative resulting in an unforeseen, often prickly epiphany. His books look like the loquacious meanderings of 1 of the extra literary and entertainingly cynical, if usually terrifyingly frank, men one may possibly meet in a local bar.... They display themselves as structurally advanced, completely imagined, consummate works of art." -BOSTON GLOBE

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Heritage and Exile (Darkover Omnibus, Book 1)

By Marion Zimmer Bradley

The 1st in a sequence of omnibus volumes of Marion Zimmer Bradley's best-selling Darkover sequence, Heritage and Exile contains the 2 strongest and demanding novels during this groundbreaking saga.

Nominated for a Hugo Award, and defined as "Bradley's most sensible [Darkover] novel" through Locus, The history of Hastur tells the advanced and compelling story of the formative years of Regis Hastur, Darkover's maximum monarch. It additionally spins the terrifying and heartbreaking tale of these who sought to manage the lethal Sharra Matrix, and of the way Lew Alton met and misplaced his maximum love, Marjorie Scott.

the main risky magical enforce on all of Darkover used to be the notorious, mythical Sharra Matrix. The Sharra Matrix have been exiled offworld within the protecting custody of Comyn Lord Lew Alton. but if Lew was once known as again to Darkover to contest his rights, he had no selection yet to carry this harmful matrix again with him. as soon as the Sharra Matrix used to be again, her flaming snapshot unfold in every single place, surroundings in movement occasions which might switch the lands, the seven domain names, and the way forward for Darkover ceaselessly.

"Literate and exciting." (The manhattan instances e-book Review)

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H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey / Maturin)

By Patrick O'Brian

"The most sensible ancient novels ever written."―Richard Snow, New York occasions ebook Review

3rd within the sequence of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this publication is decided one of the unusual attractions and scents of the Indian subcontinent, and within the far away waters ploughed through the ships of the East India corporation. Aubrey is at the shielding, pitting wits and seamanship opposed to an enemy having fun with overwhelming neighborhood superiority. yet someplace within the Indian Ocean lies the prize that may make him wealthy past his wildest desires: the ships despatched through Napoleon to assault the China Fleet...

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Erementar Gerade, Volume 15

By Mayumi Azuma

The Framboise Honeys release an all out assault on Cisqua and her fellow Arc Ailes. they need to struggle fast and and not using a pause, otherwise Cortinal and her sniper will lock onto them. Will they be capable to fend off the Framboise Honeys and reunite with Cou and Ren?

Meanwhile, by myself in a small deserted village, Ren recounts her reminiscence of her early life and her promise she made to her most sensible friend...

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