October 7, 2016

The Magician's Wife (A William Abrahams Book)

By Brian Moore

Dependent upon a precise incident from the early days of the French imperialist force into North Africa, Brian Moore's most up-to-date bestseller, The Magician's spouse tells a profound tale of political will in clash with religious belief--and of 1 woman's wants and convictions. Summoned to the grand state property of Napoleon III, the famed illusionist Henri Lambert and his spouse Emmeline are drawn into an difficult plan to extra French impression in North Africa and subdue the rebellious Arab tribes. An formidable, clever guy, Lambert will visit determined lengths to fulfill his emperor. Emmeline, in the meantime, undergoes a non secular conversion, laying off her former notions of patriotism and propriety within the sizzling glare of the wasteland solar. From the beauty and intrigue of the French royal court docket of the 1850s to the wild majesty of the Sahara, The Magician's spouse is a thrilling, unique, and glamorously seductive novel.

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October 7, 2016

Cockroach: A Novel

By Rawi Hage

"Funny and sharp . . . playful and erotic."—New York instances e-book Review

In Montreal's stressed immigrant neighborhood, our unnamed narrator resides in melancholy. pressured to go to a therapist after a suicide test, he brings us again to his youth in a war-torn nation, ahead into his present lifestyles within the smoky émigré cafés the place every person has a story, and out into the frozen night streets of Montreal, the place he imagines himself to be a cockroach invading the lives of the privileged, yet willfully blind, electorate who encompass him. Cockroach is a carnivalesque, philosophical novel that weaves darkish humor with an accusatory, satirical voice, spawning from the subsurface to problem humanity and its downfall.

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October 6, 2016

L'Indomptable (Docteure Irma, Tome 2)

By Pauline Gill

Pauline Gill, passionnée d'histoire et d'écriture, excelle à faire revivre des pionnières de chez nous. Docteure Irma Tome 1 - los angeles Louve blanche, paru en 2006 et racontant l. a. vie d'Irma LeVasseur, chef de dossier des femmes médecins et pédiatres canadiennes françaises, a séduit le public par los angeles qualité de son écriture et ses troublantes révélations. Sa suite, L'Indomptable, vous tiendra en haleine de l. a. première à los angeles dernière page.

Éprouvée par l'anonymat maintenu sur l. a. fondation de son most desirable hôpital - l'hôpital Sainte-Justine à Montréal - l. a. Dre Irma LeVasseur, première Canadienne française à exercer los angeles médecine au Québec, trouvera une reimbursement inattendue à big apple, où ses deux quêtes seront exaucées : retrouver sa mère et se consacrer à l. a. santé des enfants. Mais nul repos pour cette femme d'audace au destin tumultueux. Les liens du sang lui réserveront les émotions les plus fortes que l'on puisse imaginer, alors que sa vie de médecin l'amènera à se dépasser sans relâche.

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October 6, 2016

Mauve Desert

First released in 1987, Nicole Brossard's vintage novel returns to teach residence in a brand new version. A seminal textual content in Canadian and feminist literature, Mauve Desert is a must-read for readers and writers alike.

This is either a unmarried novel and 3 separate novels in a single. within the first, Mauve Desert, fifteen-year-old Mélanie drives around the Arizona barren region in a white Meteor chasing worry and hope, slicing free from her mom and her mother's lover, Lorna, of their roadside Mauve inn. within the moment ebook, Maudes Laures reads Mauve Desert, turns into passionate about it, and embarks on a rare quest for its mysterious writer, characters and that means. The 3rd booklet – Mauve, the horizon – is Laures's eventual translation of Mauve wilderness. like every strong translations, it really is either an identical and revealingly various from the original.

Nicole Brossard's writing is agile and creative; from second to second gripping, exhilarating and erotic. Her language drifts and swells like sand dunes in a wasteland, cresting and gathering right into a panorama that shifts like wind and phrases; she interprets the perform of translation, the heart beat of desire.

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October 6, 2016

Les Larmes d'Adam

By Robert Maltais

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

Le Québécois Gilbert Fortin, alias Dom Gilbert, n’a pas los angeles foi mais dirige tout de même cette abbaye depuis six ans. Paradoxal ? Attendez de lire los angeles suite motor vehicle il y est aussi query d’un jeune beginner ayant un don qui pourrait se monnayer et d’un maître des newcomers 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 los angeles Ferté malgré son absence de foi. Gilbert Fortin, vehicle c’est son vrai nom, a los angeles 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 los angeles 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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October 6, 2016

Prague sans toi

By Jean Lemieux

Un mercredi de printemps, à Prague, Patrick Robillard, étudiant en littérature, assiste à un live performance de musique de chambre. À l. a. clarinette, Eva, dont il devient sans remède, totalement, amoureux.

Pour l. a. conquérir, il se coiffera d’un tricorne écarlate, découvrira Mozart, fera mine de se défenestrer, prolongera son séjour à l’étranger et s’improvisera écrivain.

Onze ans, deux enfants et un roman plus tard, Eva et lui ne ressemblent plus à l’indestructible bête bicéphale et quadrupède qu’ils étaient devenus en arpentant les rues de Prague... Peut-on traverser les décennies sans rencontrer de brume? Leur mariage est-il en meilleur état que leur lave-vaisselle ?

Patrick remonte le fil de leur histoire pour trouver l’origine de los angeles faille qui les sépare. Est-ce los angeles faute du deuxième trompette qui courtise Eva ? De Mozart, l. a. Musique incarnée? A-t-il lui-même changé, perdu quelque chose?

Patrick est déterminé à élucider los angeles query et à reconquérir sa belle. Il remet son tricorne : c’est los angeles guerre.

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October 6, 2016

Les Jardins d'Auralie

By Maryse Rouy

Inspirée d’un fait vécu, Maryse Rouy nous raconte ici l’histoire d’une jeune femme mûe par l’ardent désir de devenir médecin en France… au XIIIe siècle. Ce roman raconte donc un strive against mené pour défier l’ordre établi et souligne l’étroitesse d’esprit de certains hommes confrontés à l. a. nouveauté.

Avec l. a. même verve habile qui a fait le succès de ses précédentes courses, Maryse Rouy nous offre un roman aux multiples rebondissements. Dans un cadre historique savamment reconstitué, le personnage d’Auralie sera à los angeles fois confronté au caractère rationnel de los angeles technological know-how et à l’aspect insaisissable de l’amour.

Sous le tutorat d’Esquieu, los angeles jeune Auralie apprend tout ce qu’il y a à savoir sur l. a. médecine mais, pour exercer l. a. career au grand jour, il lui faut les diplômes nécessaires. Voilà remark les ennuis commencent pour elle. Bien des hindrances se posent sur son chemin. Il y air of secrecy l. a. jalousie des uns et l. a. défense obstinée des principes en style à cette époque chez les autres. Bousculer les conventions dérange et c’est pourquoi elle devra même éventer un complot d’assassinat fomenté contre elle. Heureusement que son amour du métier sera soutenu par l’amour de Thibault…

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October 6, 2016

River of the Brokenhearted

By David Adams Richards

Within the 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 assumed scandalous, yet they paintings fortunately jointly, enjoying tune to accompany the movies. while George succumbs to disease 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 means of the financial institution supervisor and Elias into believing she is going to lose her loan, Janie resolves to move and ask for funds 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 at midnight around the icy Miramichi River, doubting her personal sanity. but, seeing those humans swayed into immoral activities as a result of their wish to please others and their worry of being outcast, she thinks to herself that “…all her existence she have been pressured to behave in a manner unusual with others… was once sanity doing what they did? And if it used to be, used to be it ethical or justified to be sane?”

Astonishingly, she unearths herself head to head that evening with influential Lord Beaverbrook, who sees in her super personality and saves her company. not just does she continue to exist, she thrives; she turns into prosperous, yet ostracized. Even her personal father is helping Elias plot opposed to her. but Janie McLeary King thwarts them and brings first-run conversing images to town.

Meanwhile, she employs Rebecca from the rival Druken kin to appear after her childrens. 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 one one who actually loves her, he's saved less than his mother’s impact until eventually, ultimately, he is taking a role because the theatre’s projectionist. He beverages seriously all his lifestyles, has a tendency his flora, and talks of items no-one believes, till the secret on the center of the unconventional ultimately unravels.

“At six i started to achieve that my father used to be slightly 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 susceptible 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 could 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 made up our minds fight opposed to small city prejudice, and her son’s lengthy conflict opposed to deceit. Richards’ circle of relatives ran Newcastle’s Uptown Theatre from 1911 to 1980, and Janie is predicated on his grandmother. solid upon this background is a drama that explores morality and “the query of the way one should still live,” as The Atlantic Monthly acknowledged of Mercy one of the Children, his prior novel.

Reviewers agree that Richards’ fiction sits firmly within the culture of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky by way of pertaining to itself explicitly with sturdy and evil and the human freedom to choose 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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