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Benny & Shrimp

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ISBN: 1101133201
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The bestselling "offbeat, down-to- earth love story"(The Observer, London)- now available in the United States An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that her jam jars are in alphabetical order; Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village's Old Bachelor; and an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Reminiscent of the works of Carol Shields, this quirky, humorous, beautifully told novel breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love.

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Agnes Martin-Lugand
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443451029
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Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand Summary

She fled Paris to lose herself. The love she found would change everything. Diane seems to have the perfect life. She is a wife, a mother, and the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary cafe in Paris. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it instantly disappears. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane closes her shop and retreats from her friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But one year later, Diane shocks her loved ones and makes the surprising decision to move to a small town on the Irish coast, finally determined to heal by rebuilding her life alone-until she meets Edward, a handsome and moody Irish photographer who lives next door. At first abrasive and unwelcoming, Edward initially resents Diane’s intrusion into his life of solitude . . . until he can no longer keep her at arm’s length. Along windy shores and cobbled streets, Diane falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance. As she works to overcome her painful memories and truly heal, Diane and Edward’s once-in-a-lifetime connection inspires her to love herself and the world around her with newfound inner strength and happiness. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland, and Edward, for good? At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Diane’s story is deeply felt, reminding us that love remembered is love enduring.

The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Irving
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062235184
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An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's most beloved novels. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. “A novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying.” —Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22

Changer l'eau des fleurs de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre)

Changer l'eau des fleurs de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: lePetitLitteraire,,Lucile Lhoste
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Changer l'eau des fleurs de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre) by lePetitLitteraire,,Lucile Lhoste Summary

Décryptez Changer l'eau des fleurs de Valérie Perrin avec l’analyse du ! Cette analyse du roman feel good Changer l'eau des fleurs de Valérie Perrin vous propose de cerner rapidement les enjeux essentiels de l’œuvre. Vous y trouverez : • un résumé complet de l’intrigue ; • une étude des personnages principaux ; • une analyse des thématiques principales ; • une dizaine de pistes de réflexion. En bref, tout ce qu’il faut savoir pour mieux appréhender ce best-seller. À propos de la collection Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLitté est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLitté est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur

Allmen and the Dragonflies

Allmen and the Dragonflies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Suter
Editor: New Vessel Press
ISBN: 1939931592
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“In the honorable vein of elegant, gentleman thieves, comes Allmen, the colorful protagonist of Suter’s beautifully observed, deliciously fun novel” (Noah Charney, author of The Museum of Lost Art). Johann Friedrich von Allmen, a bon vivant of dandified refinement, has exhausted his family fortune. Forced to downscale, Allmen inhabits the garden house of his former Zurich estate, attended by his Guatemalan butler, Carlos. When not reading novels by Balzac and Somerset Maugham, he plays jazz on a Bechstein baby grand. Allmen’s fortunes take a sharp turn when he meets Jojo, a stunning blonde whose lakeside villa contains five Art Nouveau bowls created by renowned French artist Émile Gallé and decorated with a dragonfly motif. Allmen, seeking to pay off mounting debts, absconds with the priceless bowls and embarks on a high-risk, potentially violent bid to cash them in. This is the first of a series of humorous, fast-paced detective novels devoted to a memorable gentleman thief who, with his trusted sidekick, Carlos, creates an investigative firm to recover missing precious objects. “A rollicking good time . . . Bestselling Swiss author Martin Suter may have a classic on his hands in this contemporary crime novel, the first of a series featuring the memorable character of Johann Friedrich von Allmen, gentleman thief.” —The Winnipeg Free Press “Suter combines sleight-of-hand suspense with stunning art and slightly worn Old World elegance to create a smartly entertaining read . . . A classy puzzler.” —Library Journal “The dark charms of Suter’s novel are irresistible from the first pages.” —Joshua Max Feldman, author of Start WithoutMe


Billie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Gavalda
Editor: Europa Editions
ISBN: 1609452593
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Billie by Anna Gavalda Summary

Two Parisians recount the story of their friendship while trapped in the Cévennes Mountains in this #1 international bestselling novel. When we meet Billie, she is trapped in a gorge in the Cévennes National Park of France. There with her, injured and delirious with pain, is her best friend Franck. The two have relied on each other since they met years ago in Paris. As darkness encroaches, Billie recounts stories from their lives to stave off panic. Alternating between recollections of their childhoods and their dire present predicament, what unfolds is a moving tale of friendship and resilience. A bright kid, Franck’s future was menaced at every turn by his judgmental father and the bigotry surrounding him. As for Billie, she was willing to do anything and everything to escape from her abusive and alcohol-addled family. From the moment they met, Billie and Franck watched out for each other. Soon they became each other’s chosen family through the best and worst moments of growing up in the City of Light. Translated into more than twenty-five languages, Billie is a beautifully crafted novel that conveys a positive message about overcoming life’s trials.

The Nightingale Nurses

The Nightingale Nurses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Douglas
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448165016
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The Nightingale Nurses by Donna Douglas Summary

‘Pay attention please, nurses. The next six months will be the most important of your lives’ It’s the final year of training for three young nurses at The Nightingale Hospital... Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career. Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. But Ruby is hiding a dark secret with the potential to destroy Ruby's marriage. Millie is anxious about her fiance, sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune teller who gives her a sinister warning. With war looming in Europe, and the East End of London squaring up to the threat of Oswald Mosley's blackshirts, the women of the Nightingale have to face their own challenges, at work and in love. From the author of The Nightingale Girls and The Nightingale Sisters, this is the perfect read for fans of Call the Midwife.

The Traitor's Kingdom

The Traitor's Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erin Beaty
Editor: Imprint
ISBN: 1250142342
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The Traitor's Kingdom by Erin Beaty Summary

Unlikely alliances are forged and trust is shattered in the stunning conclusion to Erin Beaty's The Traitor’s Trilogy--The Traitor's Kingdom. A new queen under threat. An ambassador with a desperate scheme. Two kingdoms with everything to lose. Once a spy and counselor to the throne, Sage Fowler has secured victory for her kingdom at a terrible cost. Now an ambassador representing Demora, Sage is about to face her greatest challenge to avoid a war with a rival kingdom. After an assassination attempt destroys the chance for peace, Sage and her fiancé Major Alex Quinn risk a dangerous plot to reveal the culprit. But the stakes are higher than ever, and in the game of traitors, betrayal is the only certainty. An Imprint Book "Like a PG-13 Game of Thrones...a satisfying and suspenseful end to a solid political fantasy series." —Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Traitor’s Ruin “A more YA-friendly Game of Thrones...Recalls classic novels such as Tamora Pierce's Alanna series and Robin McKinley's Blue Sword...should keep readers' appetites whetted for the third installment.” —Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Traitor’s Kiss “A thrilling tale with an unforgettable heroine and a love story that left me breathless.” —Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles and Dance of Thieves

How to Find Love in the Little Things

How to Find Love in the Little Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Virginie Grimaldi
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 1472250095
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How to Find Love in the Little Things by Virginie Grimaldi Summary

A funny, emotional and uplifting novel from the French Marian Keyes. 'Heartwarming' Good Housekeeping 'A gorgeous story, charming and funny and poignant' Nicola Cornick For fans of Ruth Hogan, Veronica Henry and Sarah Morgan, about unexpected friendships, starting again and finding your passion for life. 'Welcome to Ocean View. You don't know it yet, but you'll be happy here...' Julia's not running away. Not exactly. She just needs a break from Paris and Marc and all the sad stuff that's been going on lately. A little time to pull herself together. The job offer felt like a lifeline. But now she's back in Biarritz, suitcase in hand, she hasn't the faintest idea what she was thinking. What Julia doesn't yet know is there's more to the odds and ends of Ocean View than meet the eye. Behind the double doors lie broken hearts, lifelong secrets, a touch of romance and an unwavering passion for life. And sometimes it's the most unlikely of places and people who help you find your way. What readers are saying about HOW TO FIND LOVE IN THE LITTLE THINGS: 'Virginie Grimaldi will capture your heart' 'It's rare that a book can touch your heart, it made me laugh, it made me cry. I've bought extra copies as gifts' 'This is a book to just fall in love with' 'Left me feeling warm and good inside' 'Cheerful, heartwarming, and utterly uplifting' 'A perfect holiday read'

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Official Movie Novelization

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Official Movie Novelization Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christie Golden
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785653857
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Official Movie Novelization by Christie Golden Summary

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

The Florios of Sicily

The Florios of Sicily Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stefania Auci
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062931695
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The Florios of Sicily by Stefania Auci Summary

Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else. In this grand, sweeping epic inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, international best-selling author Stefania Auci brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florio family’s century of influence. The Florios arrive in Sicily, with nothing but the clothes on their back after an earthquake destroys their hometown. Against all odds, the family begins anew despite the looming Napoleonic wars and devastating plagues. But when Vincenzo is spurned by his aristocratic lover, he vows to avenge his honor by becoming the wealthiest man in Italy. Sacrificing love and family, he strives to buy what cannot be his by birth. Not to be outdone by the men, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring lovers, or wounded wives. Giulia, though only a mistress, is fiercely intelligent and runs the empire from the shadows. Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father. In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as. Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

From the Land of the Moon

From the Land of the Moon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Milena Agus
Editor: Europa Editions
ISBN: 1609450582
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From the Land of the Moon by Milena Agus Summary

“Powerful . . . The vivid descriptions of the Sardinian landscape are a fitting complement to the heroine’s conflicted heart” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). As this compelling novel opens, a young unnamed woman reflects on the life of her bewitching, eccentric, and fiercely emotional grandmother, whose abiding search for love spans much of the twentieth century. In 1943, as American bombs fall on the city of Cagliari, she is thirty and considered an old maid, still living at home with her parents. But when the bombing ceases, and despite her protests, her father forces her to marry the first man to propose, an older widower she doesn’t love. After suffering several miscarriages, she is sent for treatment at a spa on the mainland, where she falls in love with an injured Italian army veteran. Back home, she gives birth to a son. She never reveals the affair to her husband—but decades later, she returns to the mainland and travels to her former lover’s hometown of Milan. Dressed in her finest coat and shoes, she wanders the streets in search of the elusive veteran . . . Set against a backdrop of rugged mountains and Italian villages lost in time, this international bestselling novel is a multigenerational family saga about love, lust, and country. “Agus’s descriptions of the everyday are as beautiful and haunting as her portrayal of life’s most dramatic episodes. Add an unexpected ending and the result is a graceful, powerful book.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In the Absence of Men

In the Absence of Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philippe Besson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446485293
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In the Absence of Men by Philippe Besson Summary

'An astonishing love story, beautifully told' Time Out 'I am sixteen. I am as old as the century' It is 1916. Vincent is sixteen, on the brink of manhood. Vincent is aristocratic and privileged, frequenting the salons of Paris while France is at war and the city almost deserted of men. In that brutal summer, Vincent's beauty and precocity captivate two men: Marcel, thirty years his senior, a writer and celebrated socialite; and Arthur, the twenty-one year old son of one of the servants, who is now a soldier at the front. As both relationships develop Vincent intuitively tries to keep his passions separate, but over the weeks of indolent Parisian summer and far-off war, confidences are made, absences endured, secrets revealed. All of these men will suffer, and Vincent will lose the last vestiges of his childhood innocence. In the Absence of Men is a stunning first novel to discover this pride season: in its daring in representation and celebration of gay sexuality, in the beauty of its prose and in its delicacy of feeling.

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna McPartlin
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1466862378
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The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin Summary

International Bestseller Mia-"Rabbit"-Hayes knows that life is hard for everyone. And she knows that she's one of the lucky ones. She loves her life, ordinary as it is. And she loves the extraordinary people in it: her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colorful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye. Rabbit has big ideas, full of music and love and so much life. She has plans for the world. But the world, it turns out, has other plans for Rabbit: a devastating diagnosis. Rabbit is feisty. And with every ounce of love and strength in her, she promises that she will overcome. She will fight fight fight. She will be with those who love her for as long as she can, and she will live as long as she can with music and love and so much life. And as her friends and family rally round to celebrate Rabbit's last days, they look to her for strength, support, and her unyielding zest for life. Because she is Rabbit Hayes and she will live until she dies.

Mister Roger and Me

Mister Roger and Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie-Renée Lavoie
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770892036
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Mister Roger and Me by Marie-Renée Lavoie Summary

Helen, alias "Joe," would rather be a boy and have all kinds of adventures like Lady Oscar, her favourite cartoon heroine. She daydreams about living in another time and achieving great things, but she must be content delivering newspapers and working at the bingo hall. After all, she is only eight years old, even though she claims to be ten. When Roger, an old man who drinks like a fish, swears like a sailor, and dreams about dying, moves into the working-class neighbourhood where Helen lives with her family, the two make uneasy acquaintances. But, after a series of scary and disturbing events, an unlikely friendship develops — one that changes them both forever. A stunning debut novel in the spirit of The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews, Mister Roger and Me perfectly captures the irony, innocence, heartbreak, and humour of childhood.

The Anomaly

The Anomaly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hervé Le Tellier
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1635421764
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The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier Summary

A New York Times bestseller and a "Best Thriller of the Year" Winner of the Goncourt Prize and now an international phenomenon, this dizzying, whip-smart novel blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight. Who would we be if we had made different choices? Told that secret, left that relationship, written that book? We all wonder—the passengers of Air France 006 will find out. In their own way, they were all living double lives when they boarded the plane: Blake, a respectable family man who works as a contract killer. Slimboy, a Nigerian pop star who uses his womanizing image to hide that he’s gay. Joanna, a Black American lawyer pressured to play the good old boys’ game to succeed with her Big Pharma client. Victor Miesel, a critically acclaimed yet largely obscure writer suddenly on the precipice of global fame. About to start their descent to JFK, they hit a shockingly violent patch of turbulence, emerging on the other side to a reality both perfectly familiar and utterly strange. As it charts the fallout of this logic-defying event, The Anomaly takes us on a journey from Lagos and Mumbai to the White House and a top-secret hangar. In Hervé Le Tellier’s most ambitious work yet, high literature follows the lead of a bingeable Netflix series, drawing on the best of genre fiction from “chick lit” to mystery, while also playfully critiquing their hallmarks. An ingenious, timely variation on the doppelgänger theme, it taps into the parts of ourselves that elude us most.

We Only Saw Happiness

We Only Saw Happiness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregoire Delacourt
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1474600050
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We Only Saw Happiness by Gregoire Delacourt Summary

There is nothing like the love of a parent for a child. But what happens when that love falters? Deprived of his parents' love as a child, Antoine is determined to give his son and daughter the perfect childhood he never had. He is a dreamer, an optimist, a man who fell in love at first sight and who believes that he has found the secret to living a happy life. But when tragedy strikes he becomes someone even he does not recognise. Taken to his lowest point, he performs an act of desperation. But can he find a way back? And what does happiness actually mean? Provocative, unpredictable, heartbreaking and heartwarming, We Only Saw Happiness is a story about families, the choices we make, and the people we become.

The List of my Desires

The List of my Desires Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregoire Delacourt
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297868373
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The List of my Desires by Gregoire Delacourt Summary

Money can buy you freedom. But what about happiness? When Jocelyne looks at herself in the mirror, she sees a middle-aged, married woman who runs a dressmaking shop in a small provincial French town and lives a very ordinary existence. But what happened to all those dreams she had when she was 17? Then she wins millions on the lottery and has the chance to change her life for ever. So why does she find herself reluctant to accept the money? To help her decide what to do, she begins to compile a list of her heart's desires, never suspecting for one moment that the decision might be taken out of her hands ...

Love & Saffron

Love & Saffron Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kim Fay
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593419340
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Love & Saffron by Kim Fay Summary

The Instant National Bestseller and #1 Indie Next Pick In the vein of the classic 84, Charing Cross Road, this witty and tender novel follows two women in 1960s America as they discover that food really does connect us all, and that friendship and laughter are the best medicine. When twenty-seven-year-old Joan Bergstrom sends a fan letter--as well as a gift of saffron--to fifty-nine-year-old Imogen Fortier, a life-changing friendship begins. Joan lives in Los Angeles and is just starting out as a writer for the newspaper food pages. Imogen lives on Camano Island outside Seattle, writing a monthly column for a Pacific Northwest magazine, and while she can hunt elk and dig for clams, she’s never tasted fresh garlic--exotic fare in the Northwest of the sixties. As the two women commune through their letters, they build a closeness that sustains them through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the unexpected in their own lives. Food and a good life—they can’t be separated. It is a discovery the women share, not only with each other, but with the men in their lives. Because of her correspondence with Joan, Imogen’s decades-long marriage blossoms into something new and exciting, and in turn, Joan learns that true love does not always come in the form we expect it to. Into this beautiful, intimate world comes the ultimate test of Joan and Imogen’s friendship—a test that summons their unconditional trust in each other. A brief respite from our chaotic world, Love & Saffron is a gem of a novel, a reminder that food and friendship are the antidote to most any heartache, and that human connection will always be worth creating.

The Laughing People

The Laughing People Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Serge Bouchard
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0228009278
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The Laughing People by Serge Bouchard Summary

The Laughing People, translated from the award-winning Le peuple rieur, conveys the richness and resilience of the Innu while reminding us of the forces – old and new – that threaten their community. This memoir and tribute tells the tale of the very long journey of a very small nation, recounting both its joie de vivre and its crosses borne. Readers follow Serge Bouchard, a young anthropologist in the 1970s, as he arrives in Ekuanitshit (Mingan, Quebec) and comes to know its residents. His observations and questions document a community weathering yet another season of change – skidoos replace dogsleds and forests are bulldozed for prefabricated housing – while nonetheless defying external pressures to assimilate or disappear altogether. Returning to these texts fifty years later, Bouchard moves beyond platitudes of strength and dives into wide-scale injustices to present the sacrifices and beauty of the Innu people on individual terms. Whether recounting the impact of the residential school system on Georges Mestokosho, the wave of Innu activism inspired by An Antane Kapesh, or the uncelebrated work of women like Nishapet Enim, The Laughing People presents an opportunity for readers to be part of the preservation and proliferation of these important stories.

The Life List

The Life List Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lori Nelson Spielman
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0345540883
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In this utterly charming debut—perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life—one woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects. 1. Go to Paris 2. Have a baby, maybe two 3. Fall in love Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen. Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places. Praise for The Life List “A wonderful, touching story that reminds us to live life to its fullest.”—Cecelia Ahern, New York Times bestselling author of P.S., I Love You “Spielman’s debut charms.”—Kirkus Reviews “You won’t want to miss Lori Nelson Spielman’s remarkable debut, an intensely emotional novel of transformation and trust. It’s about how we let go, and how we never let go. The Life List has great heart, and even greater soul.”─Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper “Irresistible! Everything I love and look for in women’s fiction. A clever, funny, moving page-turner.”─Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Escape Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

And Their Children After Them

And Their Children After Them Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicolas Mathieu
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1892746530
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And Their Children After Them by Nicolas Mathieu Summary

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (UK) and the Los Angeles Public Library Winner of the 2018 Goncourt Prize, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress. August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to explore the famous nude beach across the water. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a summer that will determine everything that happens afterward. Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the 1998 World Cup, encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, torn between decency and rage.

The Singapore Water Story

The Singapore Water Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cecilia Tortajada,Yugal Kishore Joshi,Asit K. Biswas
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135125899
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The Singapore Water Story by Cecilia Tortajada,Yugal Kishore Joshi,Asit K. Biswas Summary

Singapore ́s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for sustainable development. This book describes the journey of Singapore ́s development and the fundamental role that water has had in shaping it. What makes this case so unique is that the quest for self-sufficiency in terms of water availability in a fast-changing urban context has been crucial to the way development policies and agendas have been planned throughout the years. The authors analyse plans, policies, institutions, laws and regulations, water demand and water supply strategies, water quality and water conservation considerations, partnerships and importance of the media. They assess overall how all these issues have evolved in response to the dynamic needs of the city-state. The study of Singapore shows how a dynamic society can address development without losing its focus on the environment. In the city-state, environmental concerns in general, and water concerns in particular, have played a major role in its transformation from a third word to a first world country. How and why this transformation took place is the main focus of this authoritative book.

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raphaelle Giordano
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525535616
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THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

The Suicide Shop

The Suicide Shop Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Teulé
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Has your life been a failure? Let's make your death a success. With the twenty-first century just a distant memory and the world in environmental chaos, many people have lost the will to live. And business is brisk at The Suicide Shop. Run by the Tuvache family for generations, the shop offers an amazing variety of ways to end it all, with something to fit every budget. The Tuvaches go mournfully about their business, taking pride in the morbid service they provide. Until the youngest member of the family threatens to destroy their contented misery by confronting them with something they’ve never encountered before: a love of life.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heidi W. Durrow
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"The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly." —The New York Times Book Review Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heart-wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

The Enigma of Room 622

The Enigma of Room 622 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joël Dicker
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A burnt-out thriller writer desperate to regain his creative spark becomes intrigued by a decade-old unsolved murder at a glamorous Alpine hotel in this meticulously crafted novel—a matryoshka doll of a mystery built with the precision of a Swiss watch—from the internationally bestselling author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. One December night, a corpse is found in Room 622 of the Hotel Verbier, a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps. An intense police investigation begins, yet few leads are found. Time passes, and without any breaks in the case, public interest wanes. Years later, Joël Dicker, Switzerland’s novelist extraordinaire, arrives at the Verbier to recover from a bad breakup, mourn the death of his longtime publisher, and hopefully begin a new novel. While trying to solve the puzzle of his next book, Joël’s expertise in the art of the thriller put to the test when he decides to play Sherlock Holmes and look into the hotel’s long-unsolved murder case. He finds his Watson in Scarlett, a beautiful aspiring novelist staying in the next room, who joins Dicker in the investigation. Meanwhile, in the wake of his father's passing, Macaire Ebezner is poised to take over as president of the largest private bank in Switzerland. The succession captivates the news media, and the future looks bright—until it doesn't. The bank’s board, including Lev Levovitch—Geneva’s very own Jay Gatsby—has other plans, and Macaire’s triumphant rise to the top soon becomes a race against time. The Enigma of Room 622 is a diabolically addictive thriller in which a love triangle, a power struggle, shocking betrayals, and deadly envy play out against the backdrop of a not so placid Switzerland, as the truth twists and turns into something most . . . unexpected. Translated from the French by Robert Bononno

The Last One

The Last One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fatima Daas
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“Fatima Daas carves out a portrait, like a patient, attentive sculptor...or like a mine searcher, aware that each word could make everything explode.” —Virginie Despentes Drawn from the author’s experiences growing up in a Paris banlieue, a powerful, lyric debut that explores the diverse, often conflicting facets of her identity—French, Algerian, Muslim, lesbian. The youngest daughter of Algerian immigrants, Fatima Daas is raised in a home where love and sexuality are considered taboo, and signs of affection avoided. Living in the majority-Muslim suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, she often spends more than three hours a day on public transportation to and from the city, where she feels like a tourist observing Parisian manners. She goes from unstable student to maladjusted adult, doing four years of therapy—her longest relationship. But as she gains distance from her family and comes into her own, she grapples more directly with her attraction to women and how it fits with her religion, which she continues to practice. When Nina comes into her life, she doesn’t know exactly what she needs but feels that something crucial has been missing. This extraordinary first novel, anchored and buoyed by the refrain “My name is Fatima,” is a vital portrait of a young woman finding herself in a modern world full of contradictions. Daas’s journey to living her sexuality in spite of expectations about who she should be offers a powerful perspective on the queer experience. PEN Translation Prize Finalist Bustle: Best Book of the Month Library Journal: Best Debut Novel of the Season Lambda Literary: Most Anticipated Book of the Month

Les oubliés du dimanche de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre)

Les oubliés du dimanche de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cécile Dupuy
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Décryptez Les oubliés du dimanche de Valérie Perrin avec l’analyse du ! Que faut-il retenir de Les oubliés du dimanche? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. À propos de la collection : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLitté est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires.

Trois de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre)

Trois de Valérie Perrin (Analyse de l'œuvre) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cécile Dupuy
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Décryptez Trois de Valérie Perrin avec l’analyse du ! Que faut-il retenir de Trois? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. À propos de la collection : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLitté est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires.

Fish Change Direction In Cold Weather

Fish Change Direction In Cold Weather Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Szalowski
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When his parents tell him that they’re splitting up and his dad leaves home, a ten-year-old boy begs the sky to help him. The next day, a storm covers Montreal in a deep layer of ice. As the power goes out across the city and the temperature drops, people must help each other in order to survive. The boy is convinced that it’s all his fault. But at least one neighbourhood will never be the same. Julie, the exotic dancer who lives across the street, helps Boris, an eccentric Russian mathematician, save his fish from the cold weather. And the urbane Michel and Simon open their door to Alexis, their homophobic neighbour, and his son. Three days in the frozen city will turn their lives upside down—but will the ice storm bring the boy’s parents back together? Sparklingly funny, wise and joyful, Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather reminds us that life is full of the unexpected, and that happy endings might still be possible. Praise for Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather "If it's possible to romp through a natural disaster, Pierre Szalowski does just that. Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather offers a giddy, open-hearted look at the 1998 Ice Storm we might all wish we’d lived through." - Trevor Cole, author of Practical Jean "A little boy looks out the window of his Montreal apartment and prays for a natural disaster to prevent his parents from divorcing. That is how this magical novel begins. During the course of Pierre Szalowski’s ice storm, the lives of the tenants in a building are turned on their heads. They invite strangers into their homes, discover incredible secrets, solve scientific enigmas and fall in love. Leave it to Pierre Szalowski to use a natural disaster as a setting to examine what it means to be openhearted, happy and Quebecoise. It is an exquisite snow globe of a book. Pick it up, turn it upside down and watch the storm begin to fall on Montreal all over again." - Heather O'Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals

Les fleurs vénéneuses du mâle

Les fleurs vénéneuses du mâle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurette Autouard
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Dans l’appartement de la victime Marion Varten, la commissaire Félicie Hoareau, une joviale quadragénaire réunionnaise, s’affaire aux côtés de la police scientifique. Dès le premier constat, les circonstances de la mort ont semblé suspectes. Dans la minuscule chambre sans fenêtre où le corps est allongé, l’air est irrespirable. Un diffuseur d’huile essentielle est posé à même le sol. Rien ne semble avoir été dérangé dans l’appartement. Pas de trace de médicament ou de drogue qui pourrait laisser penser à un suicide ou à une overdose. Pas d’ordinateur, ni de téléphone portable. Sur la table de la cuisine trône une corbeille de roses rouges insolites et un étrange extrait d’un poème de Baudelaire. De Marseille à Grasse une enquête haletante au dénouement surprenant... À PROPOS DE L'AUTEURE Comme dans son précédent roman « La femme aux mains jointes » (Privat), Laurette Autouard signe un nouveau thriller psychologique et, de meurtres en meurtres, fait voyager ses lecteurs de l’art au polar avec beaucoup de simplicité, d’humanité et une verve colorée.

Le héros blessé au bras

Le héros blessé au bras Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
Editor: Grasset
ISBN: 2246391199
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Quinze nouvelles composent ce recueil, qui mettent en scène une foule de personnages et semblent, pourtant, avoir un même et unique héros, le Temps : le temps qui passe, le temps piégé, le temps truqué, le temps aboli. L'univers de G.-O. Châteaureynaud évoque la peinture de Giorgio de Chirico et, comme elle, rend visible à nos yeux étonnés ce qui demeure ordinairement caché derrière les apparences. Les enfants ont la part belle dans ces belles histoires : Hugo, Jean-Jacques Renard, "Petit Chose" à leur manière, et le bouleversant bambin du "Verger". Le réalisme et le fantastique engendrent alors la poésie.

Le reflet de la salamandre

Le reflet de la salamandre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philippe Boizart
Editor: Editions Ex Aequo
ISBN: 2359625055
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Le cadavre mutilé d'une jeune femme est retrouvé dans un terrain vague. Paris, 5ème arrondissement. Une jeune femme est retrouvée atrocement mutilée dans un terrain vague le long de l’autoroute. Les sévices qui lui ont été infligés n’augurent rien de bon quant à la folie des meurtriers. Pour Camille, dont la vie privée va se retrouver intimement liée à cette affaire, et Mathias, enquêteurs au 36, Quai des Orfèvres, c’est le début d’une course effrénée contre la mort qui va éprouver toutes leurs convictions. Tour à tour chasseurs ou gibiers, les deux officiers accompagnés de Sophie, leur amie médecin légiste, vont vivre une traque infernale et bouleversante. Découvrez l'enquête de Camille, Mathias et Sophie, et vivez à leurs côtés cette traque infernale et bouleversante. EXTRAIT C’était un Zippo, de couleur argent, orné d’une gravure noire représentant une salamandre entourée à gauche et à droite du chiffre 1. Ce dessin était l’exacte réplique du tatouage sur son épaule droite. Après une fouille méticuleuse de l’habitacle, il dut se faire à l’idée qu’il n’était pas là et, persuadé de l’avoir utilisé dans la soirée, il savait qu’il ne serait pas chez lui. Une vieille pochette d’allumettes qui traînait lui permit néanmoins d’allumer sa cigarette. Il inspira profondément la première bouffée jusqu’à emplir ses poumons tout en s’adossant sur son siège, les yeux fermés. Il adorait la sensation provoquée par la première cigarette de la journée. S’il devait un jour, arrêter de fumer, ne pas allumer cette cigarette serait un grand défi. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Philippe Boizart est né en février 1973. Il est Ingénieur Territorial en voirie et espaces publics au sein de Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine. Passionné de littérature et de poésie voici son premier thriller. Il partage son affection pour les livres avec celle qu’il cultive pour le 7ème Art depuis l’enfance.

L'Art de faire le ménage

L'Art de faire le ménage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominique Loreau
Editor: Marabout
ISBN: 2501071891
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Un lieu propre embellit le coeur et l'esprit. Pourquoi faire le ménage ? La plupart d'entre nous répondront probablement qu'il faut le faire, c'est tout. Tout comme manger, dormir ou se laver. Mais c'est bien plus. Outre les effets bénéfiques qu'un lieu propre et rangé peut apporter sur plan le physique et moral, c'est aussi nettoyer son coeur et son esprit. Il peut devenir un plaisir, un art, un exercice spirituel : il suffit pour cela de retrouver l'envie de vivre pour soi, chez soi, et de renouer avec des valeurs universelles. Pour avoir une meilleure image de soi; Pour faire corps avec son intérieur; Pour avoir un meilleur contrôle sur les circonstances; Mener une vie équilibrée; Pour garder le moral?

Reconnaître le burn-out

Reconnaître le burn-out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Agnès Bonnet-Suard
Editor: Editions Eyrolles
ISBN: 2212602154
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Comprendre l’épuisement émotionnel avant qu’il soit trop tard La sensation d’être face à un mur en pensant à tout ce qu’il faut accomplir... Des ruminations, une fatigue chronique, le sentiment de ne pas être à la hauteur malgré des efforts considérables au travail, mais aussi à la maison, avec les enfants... Le corps qui ne veut plus suivre. Le burn-out, le bore-out (épuisement lié à l’ennui) et le brown-out (épuisement lié à la perte de sens) sont les trois visages d’un même sentiment de dissonance. Or, avant d’identifier les symptômes de ces troubles ou d’exprimer ce que l’on ressent, nous cherchons naturellement à réduire l’écart entre ce que nous vivons et ce que nous laissons paraître. Cet effort nous conduit à la perte de sens et d’élan vital. Ce livre permet de comprendre le processus dans lequel nous sommes pris et d’en sortir. Il donne enfin des clés pour recontacter nos besoins – psychiques, mentaux et émotionnels – et retrouver des forces et du sens. Agnès Bonnet-Suard est psychologue clinicienne depuis plus de vingt ans, professeure des universités et la co-fondatrice du cabinet de conseil Therasens. Elle anime des conférences dans le domaine de la qualité de vie au travail, de la prévention des risques psycho-sociaux et du développement personnel, et propose des accompagnements personnalisés pour prévenir l’épuisement professionnel.

Ho'oponopono vivant

Ho'oponopono vivant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire Burel
Editor: Fernand Lanore
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« Désolé, Pardon, Merci, Je t’aime » : c’est par une approche complète en deux temps que l’auteure et son amie Chiara nous convient à la rencontre vivante d’Ho’oponopono. Toutes les valeurs contenues dans les 4 mots d’Ho’oponopono y sont clairement détaillées, c’est accessible à tous et chacun en repartira avec une claire motivation pour pratiquer la méthode en conscience. Puis, dans une démarche totalement complémentaire, il s’agit dans un second temps de mettre Ho’oponopono à l’épreuve de la « vraie vie » : Laurence est en grande souffrance émotionnelle. Avec une compétence non dénuée de bienveillance, d’humour, et d’authenticité, elles vont permettre à Laurence de vivre Ho’oponopono de l’intérieur, dans un challenge de 5 jours donnant à cette « méthode » toutes ses lettres de noblesses. Restaurant la paix intérieure et l’estime d’elle-même de la jeune femme, à travers la compréhension de ses enjeux émotionnels, l’horizon s’éclaircit.


Tétramorphe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stéphane Lejewski
Editor: Le Lys Bleu Éditions
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Une saga du début du XXe siècle aux années soixante-dix. Quatre histoires, quatre destins, quatre voyages. Petit aristocrate de la Pologne prussienne, paysanne des montagnes dans une Italie fasciste, jeune Bretonne devenant femme de chambre à Paris, femme à l’esprit libre et moderne pérégrinant de la Bourgogne à l’Aquitaine... leurs histoires, celles de leurs enfants et de leurs petits-enfants. Des choix, des renoncements, des valeurs et des vies singulières. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Lire des textes, classiques ou contemporains, c’est accepter un partage. Alors par l’imaginaire, les souvenirs, Stéphane Lejewski souhaite donner des images à garder en mémoire, et dans ce moment particulier, faire réfléchir au passé pour mieux acquiescer le présent et dessiner l’avenir.

La photographie, mythe global et usage local

La photographie, mythe global et usage local Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gilles Rouet,Ivaylo Ditchev
Editor: Editions L\'Harmattan
ISBN: 2296490182
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La photographie, mythe global et usage local by Gilles Rouet,Ivaylo Ditchev Summary

De quelle manière certaines photos locales peuvent-elles avoir une portée mondiale au point d'engendrer ou participer à des mythes globaux ? Comment ne pas passer de l'interrogation photographique locale à des usages idéologiques globaux ? Ces contributions fourniront des éléments d'histoire de l'évolution des pratiques de la photographie et une réflexion plus générale sur la situation actuelle de l'image photographique et de ses usages.