October 7, 2016

Anne of Windy Willows (Anne of Green Gables Series, Book 4)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery

The fourth publication concerning the red-haired Anne Shirley from eco-friendly Gables.

Now a tender lady and her romance with Gilbert Blythe starting to flourish, Anne Shirley turns into important of Summerside highschool. yet Summerside is almost governed via the Pringle kin, who don't wish Anne on the institution. It takes all of Anne's braveness and tact, and the relaxation she attracts from the eccentric family at Windy Willows, to beat neighborhood prejudice and confront the scary Pringles.

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October 7, 2016

Et d'ailleurs

By Jean Marc Dalpé

Jean Marc Dalpé half à l. a. découverte de ny, Paris et Sudbury.

Attablé devant un café ou une bière dans les eating places, les cafés ou les hôtels, le poète se fait observateur des réalités parfois crues du monde qui l’entoure. Du hard-rock des hôtels du Nouvel-Ontario au jazz de big apple en passant par les accordéons de Paris, Jean Marc Dalpé nous fait sentir le rythme quotidien d’ici et d’ailleurs dans un langage qui s’apparente au pouls de los angeles rue.

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October 7, 2016

Kicking the Sky

By Anthony De Sa

It was once 1977 whilst a shoeshine boy, Emanuel Jaques, was once brutally murdered in Toronto. within the aftermath of the crime, twelve-year-old Antonio Rebelo explores his neighborhood’s darkish garages and labyrinthine again alleys together with his rapscallion friends. 

As the media unravels the reality in the back of the Shoeshine Boy homicide, Antonio sees his immigrant family--and his Portuguese neighborhood--with new eyes, changing into conscious of the scary truth that not anyone is de facto caring for him. So rationale are his mom and dad and his pals on holding the previous traditions alive that they act as though they nonetheless reside in a small village, now not in a huge urban that places their childrens within the form of threat they wouldn't dare imagine.

Antonio learns approximately bravery and cowardice, lifestyles and loss of life, and the heart’s skill for love--and for cruelty--in this gorgeous novel.

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October 7, 2016

Journal d'un écrivain en pyjama

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 los angeles 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 « los angeles 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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October 7, 2016

La terre sans mal

By Melchior Mbonimpa

Teta, une Africaine immigrée au Canada, espère se guérir de sa folie en racontant sa vie au père Robert. Mère de trois garçons, elle confie à ce vieux missionnaire qu’elle a rencontré en Afrique, son enfance, ses exils, le meurtre de son mari et sa fuite vers le Canada.

Cette terre d’exil représente le paradis terrestre pour de nombreux Africains. Mais est-ce que ce will pay qui devait être un endroit si merveilleux pour les réfugiés, le sera pour cette femme monoparentale? Pourra-t-elle, un jour, se libérer du keepsake des atrocités qu’elle a vécues pour enfin mener une vie calme et connaître l. a. paix de l’âme ?

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October 7, 2016

À Juillet, toujours nue dans mes pensées

By Benoît Quessy

An 2033. Un groupe d’amis évolue autour de Juillet, militante écologiste et spécialiste du cybersexe. Leur préoccupation? l. a. planète, et surtout, pourquoi l’avoir laissée périr?

Érotique et sensuel, À Juillet, toujours nue dans mes pensées jette un regard amusé et percutant sur l’avenir de notre monde, sur notre capacité à nous reproduire et à aimer… demain.

Dans un univers aux médias hypersexualisés où le terrorisme écologique semble être l’unique resolution à un climat pourri, Juillet, Frank, Lol et Lou, qui n’ont pas 30 ans, cherchent, comme tous les jeunes de leur époque, l’amour et un peu d’espoir. Pas facile dans une société où le corps, comme tout le reste, se consomme à l’instant où le désir naît.

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October 7, 2016

Barney's Version (Vintage International)

By Mordecai Richler

Barney Panofsky—Canadian expat, wily lover of ladies, author, tv manufacturer, raconteur—is eventually placing pen to paper so he can rebut the costs approximately him made in his rival’s autobiography.  no matter if it’s ranting approximately his bohemian misadventures throughout the 1950’s in Paris, his tumultuous 3 marriages, or his profitable trashy television corporation, completely pointless Productions, he fast proves that his reminiscence could be slipping, yet his bile isn’t.  but if he’s charged with the homicide of his personal most sensible friend—caught in mattress with the second one Mrs. Panofsky—Barney’s model of items may not be adequate to maintain him out of difficulty.

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October 7, 2016

Exit Lines

By Joan Barfoot

The Idyll lodge, the environment for Joan Barfoot’s extraordinary 11th novel, go out traces, is a pastel-hued care facility designed for seniors “with fit earning yet various hopes, despairs, skills and deformities.” In scathing aspect, Barfoot describes the Idyll Inn’s plastic vegetation, inoffensive paintings and pallid leisure actions, all everyday to any reader who has had social gathering to go to this sort of position — or to stay in a single. working the express (or so she thinks) is priggish administrator Annabelle Walker, charged with preserving the citizens satisfied, or at the very least as satisfied as is needed to maintain a tidy revenue flowing to far-away investors.

But no longer all citizens of the Idyll hotel decide to acquiesce. Sylvia hotel, 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, on no account by means of Annabelle Walker (about whose relatives Sylvia retains a dismal secret), or by means of her estranged daughter, Nancy, from whom she retains another, much more explosive, mystery. Sylvia is set to unapologetically lay declare to her life of offerings, duties 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 certain 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 fashionable her well-formed calves. He has performed way more with Greta Bauer, his former clerk, whose loneliness as a tender immigrant widow with teenagers rendered her to be had for a snug and probably easy affair. Now deposited less than an analogous roof through absent childrens, the previous enthusiasts are able to give some thought to the implications in their choices.

Completing the newly shaped coterie of acquaintances is tiny Ruth Friedman, a retired Children’s relief employee who retains the various city’s darkest secrets and techniques, and whose passionate late-in-life marriage to fellow social employee Bernard didn't contain kids in their personal. Now additionally widowed, her grief unfathomably deep, she has taken to cheerfully studying scary information tales aloud to her new buddies, 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 provider of a determined undertaking for which Ruth wishes their complicity.

In the wryly humorous and thoroughly compassionate go out strains, acclaimed writer Joan Barfoot once more treats her readers to an intimate come across with a few attention-grabbing characters engaged within the struggle in their lives. Sylvia, George, Greta and Ruth are every now and then delicate, offended, hilarious and deeply unsuitable, yet consistently completely and captivatingly human. How will we deal with the aged in our liveYs? How will we intend to become older ourselves? do we ever come to the top of longing? go out traces brings to the skin those and different primary questions about the character of existence, and its ultimate.

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October 7, 2016

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Novel

By Wayne Johnston

A secret and a love tale spanning 5 many years, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of ardour and ambition, set opposed to the attractive, brutal panorama of Newfoundland. during this greatly acclaimed novel, Johnston has created of the main memorable characters in contemporary fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws his manner up from poverty to develop into New Foundland's first most advantageous; and Sheilagh Fielding, who renounces her father's wealth to turn into a favored columnist and author, a talented satirist who casts a haunting shadow on Smallwood's existence and career.

The meet as youngsters in school and develop to achieve that their lives are irreversibly intertwined, sure jointly by means of a mystery they do not know they percentage. Smallwood, continually at the make, torn among love of nation and worry of failure, is as reluctant to belief the non-public truths of his center as his rival and savior, Fielding--brilliant, hard-drinking, and unconventionally attractive. Their tale levels from small-town Newfoundland to manhattan urban, from the harrowing ice floes of the seal hunt to the lavish drawing rooms of colonial governors, and combines erudition, comedy, and unflagging narrative brio in a way similar to John Irving and Charles Dickens. A tragicomic elegy for the "colony of unrequited goals" that's Newfoundland, Wayne Johnston's masterful tribute to a humans and a spot establishes him as a novelist who's as profound as he's humorous, with an impeccable feel of the intersection the place inner most lives and background collide.

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October 7, 2016

The White Bone: A Novel

By Barbara Gowdy

A exciting trip into the minds of African elephants as they try to outlive.

If, as many fresh nonfiction bestsellers have published, animals own feelings and expertise, they need to even have tales. In The White Bone, a singular imagined completely from the point of view of African elephants, Barbara Gowdy creates a global entire and separate that but illuminates our personal.

For years, younger dust and her family members have roamed the excessive grasses, swamps, and deserts of the sub-Sahara. Now the earth is scorched by way of drought, and the mutilated our bodies of friends and family lie scattered at the floor, shot down by means of ivory hunters. Nothing-not the as soon as time-honored terrain, or the age-old rhythms of lifestyles, or maybe reminiscence itself-seems trustworthy anymore. but a slender prophecy of desire is handed on from water gap to water gap: the sacred white bone of legend will element the elephants towards the secure position. And so starts off a quest via Africa's mammoth and dangerous plains-until eventually the survivors face a decisive trial of loyalty and braveness.

In The White Bone, Barbara Gowdy plays a feat of mind's eye almost unheard of in sleek fiction. Plunged into an alien panorama, we orient ourselves in elephant time, elephant area, elephant realization and start to consider, as Gowdy places it, "what it might be wish to be that enormous and delicate, to be that imperiled, and to have that prodigious memory."

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