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The Kite Runner

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

The Kites

The Kites Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Romain Gary
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811226557
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Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a young boy, Ludo, coming of age on a small farm in Normandy under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo’s life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, disappears back into the woods. And so begins Ludo’s adventure of longing, passion, and love for the elusive Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into World War II. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family go missing, and Ludo’s devotion to saving her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his love, his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters who fling all they have into the fight to keep their hopes—and themselves—alive, The Kites is Romain Gary’s poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes. A war hero himself, Gary embraced and fought for humanity in all its nuanced complexities, in the belief that a hero might be anyone who has the courage to love and hope.

Là où dansent les cerfs-volants

Là où dansent les cerfs-volants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack-Laurent Amar
Editor: Lacoursière Editions
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À douze ans, Tom est un petit garçon espiègle et plein de vie. Il découvre qu'il est capable d'influencer l'univers afin que tous ses voeux soient exaucés. Élevé seul par sa mère à qui il voue un amour inconditionnel, il décide de faire de leur vie un véritable conte de fées. Pourtant, très vite, il réalise que tout ne se passe pas exactement comme prévu... Et s'il existait un prix à payer pour cet incroyable don ?

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735236801
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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. On a moonlit beach, a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of the cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs, with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises, they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home. Khaled Hosseini will donate author proceeds from this book to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and to The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. To learn more about UNHCR, please visit: unhcr.org/Khaled-hosseini To learn more about The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, please visit: khaledhosseinifoundation.org

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143180657
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After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Savage,Annie Proulx
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316082708
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Now a major Netflix film by Jane Camption, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in 1920s Montana, this compelling domestic drama tells the story of two brothers — and of the woman and young boy, mother and son, whose arrival on the brothers' ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel's startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage's voice — and the intense passion and cruelty of his characters — holds readers in thrall. This new edition, with an afterword by Annie Proulx, marks the return of one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in the literature of the American West.

The After Party

The After Party Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anton DiSclafani
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161238
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"A vintage version of 'Gossip Girl' meets bigger hair." —The Skimm "DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail." —People From the bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of lifelong female friendship – in all its intimate agony and joy – set within a world of wealth, beauty, and expectation. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are twenty-five, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance.

The Wake of Forgiveness

The Wake of Forgiveness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Machart
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 054750442X
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“A mesmerizing, mythic saga” of a Texas family damaged by a dark past, and a son driven by a need for redemption (The New York Times Book Review). On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of his wife—“the only woman he’s ever been fond of”—when she dies giving birth to their fourth son, Karel. The boy is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew and the bloodshot blame in his father’s eyes, and is permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. But from an early age, Karel proves remarkably talented on horseback, and his father enlists him to ride in horseraces against his neighbors, with acreage as the prize. Now, Karel prepares for a high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters—and hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers’ futures, and his own fate—in this “powerful story of familial love, anguish, and hatred” (The Dallas Morning News). “[A] luminous and wrenching tale of four motherless brothers.” —Entertainment Weekly “This intense, fast-paced debut novel is hard to put down. Machart’s hard-hitting style is sure to capture fans of Cormac McCarthy and Jim Harrison.” —Library Journal, starred review “A gripping American drama.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

The Lonely Witness: A Novel

The Lonely Witness: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Boyle
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681778157
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When a young woman with a sordid past witnesses a murder, she finds herself fascinated by the killer and decides to track him down herself. Amy was once a party girl, but she now lives a lonely life, helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn. She stops in at one of the apartments on her route, where Mrs. Epifanio, the elderly woman who lives there, says she hasn’t seen her usual caretaker, Diane, in a few days. Supposedly, Diane has the flu—or so Diane’s son Vincent said when he first dropped by and vanished into Mrs. E’s bedroom to do no-one-knows-what. Amy’s brief interaction with Vincent in the apartment that day sets off warning bells, so she assures Mrs. E that she’ll find out what’s really going on with both him and his mother. She tails Vincent through Brooklyn, eventually following him and a mysterious man out of a local dive bar. At first, the men are only talking as they walk, but then, almost before Amy can register what has happened, Vincent is dead. For reasons she can’t quite understand, Amy finds herself captivated by both the crime she witnessed and the murderer himself. She doesn’t call the cops to report what she’s seen. Instead, she collects the murder weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer. Character-driven and evocative, The Lonely Witness brings Brooklyn to life in a way only a native can, and opens readers’ eyes to the harsh realities of crime and punishment on the city streets.

Hard Rain Falling

Hard Rain Falling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Carpenter
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590173902
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Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.

The Case of Lisandra P.

The Case of Lisandra P. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helene Gremillon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698165039
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“A cunningly plotted tale that is by turns cerebral, suspenseful—and ultimately shocking.” –Publishers Weekly A gripping psychological thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Silent Wife about a wife’s secrets, a husband accused of murder, and a marriage gone terribly wrong Buenos Aires, 1987. When a beautiful young woman named Lisandra is found dead at the foot of a six-story building, her husband, a psychoanalyst, is immediately arrested for her murder. Convinced of Vittorio’s innocence, one of his patients, Eva Maria, is drawn into the investigation seemingly by chance. As she combs through secret recordings of Vittorio’s therapy sessions in search of the killer—could it be the powerful government figure? the jealous woman? the musician who’s lost his reason to live?—Eva Maria must confront her most painful memories, and some of the darkest moments in Argentinian history. In breathless prose that captures the desperate spinning of a frantic mind, Hélène Grémillon blurs the lines of past and present, personal and political, reality and paranoia in this daring and compulsively readable novel.

Billie

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

Down Among the Dead Men

Down Among the Dead Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dany
Editor: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 1553658523
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The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everything has changed. There is his mother, who has never left Haiti, not even for one minute, and who still performs all the rituals of old. But there is also the army of zombies that takes over the streets at night, while the American army occupies the country by day. What is this country of dead men? Is every Haitian a secret citizen? Is it possible for Laferriere to cross over to that country and then return? Laferriere wanders through Port-au-Prince interrogating old friends and new acquaintances. The tone becomes strident, as do the questions: Do we stay? Do we leave? What's the point? Where can we be ourselves and live like humans at the same time? In the end Laferriere decides to head for Bombardopolis, a village where you only need to eat once every three months -- a way of curing hunger? What will become of him once he gets there, and who will he be when he returns?

The Signal

The Signal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ron Carlson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101052686
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"The Signal accelerates like an avalanche...If men can't be brought back to fiction by books as fine as this one, it's their own damn fault." -The Washington Post Ron Carlson, author of the critically acclaimed Five Skies, is an award-winning writer beloved by booksellers, reviewers, and readers alike. His most thrilling book to date, The Signal follows the story of Mack and Vonnie, a married couple who, after ten years together, are taking their last hike in the mountains of Wyoming to say goodbye to their relationship and to each other. As the troubled and tragic elements of their past gradually come to light over the course of their journey, Mack keeps a secret: he is tracking a signal, sent via a beacon that has fallen from the sky, that will lead them both into a wood far darker than they have ever imagined.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Vol. 3

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Vol. 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam
Editor: Bonnier Zaffre
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It's time to dust off your camera, pick up your binoculars and head back to the great outdoors as the much-loved Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards return once again with the best, as well as never-before-seen, photographs of wildlife; a waving polar bear; a squirrel photographer and even a pair of gracefully ice-skating penguins. This is a must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers and a wonderful celebration of natural habitats all over the world! The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is one of the most popular celebrations of animal welfare and receives thousands of entries every year. It celebrates animals in their natural habitats being themselves. Backed by the global conservation charity Born Free Foundation, the awards applaud the tireless efforts made by some of the most talented wildlife photographers on the planet.

Les voleurs de voeux, Tome 02

Les voleurs de voeux, Tome 02 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline West,Sébastien Pelon,Leslie Damant-Jeandel
Editor: Editions Milan
ISBN: 2408022606
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Les voleurs de voeux, Tome 02 by Jacqueline West,Sébastien Pelon,Leslie Damant-Jeandel Summary

MON SEUL SOUHAIT : QUE TU SOIS LÀ Depuis que Bricole a disparu, Van refuse de faire le moindre voeu. Il se méfie des bougies d'anniversaire, se tient éloigné des fontaines et ne dit plus rien quand quelqu'un éternue ! Pourtant, il n'a qu'un seul "souhait" : retrouver son amie ! Pourra-t-il compter sur les mystérieux Collectionneurs ? Ou bien sur Lemmy, son gigantesque gobe-voeux ? Ce que Van ignore, c'est qu'une tempête d'étoiles filantes se profile à l'horizon et qu'elle n'a rien d'un hasard. Pour y faire face, il aura besoin de Bricole et de tous les alliés possibles...

Philibert Duféal

Philibert Duféal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juliette Sméralda
Editor: Editions L\'Harmattan
ISBN: 2296507611
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La période couverte par l'histoire de vie de Philibert Duféal est d'importance pour qui veut comprendre les mentalités martiniquaises. C'est bien la dramatique situation sociale des Antilles qui a poussé les communistes - qui ont occupé le devant de la scène politique pendant près d'un demi-siècle - à rechercher dans le surréalisme et le communisme les instruments critiques qui leur faisait défaut.

Étude sur les rites agraires des Cambodgiens

Étude sur les rites agraires des Cambodgiens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eveline Porée-Maspero
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111535142
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Le Diamant inconnu

Le Diamant inconnu Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Barbès
Editor: Maison d\'édition Belle Feuille
ISBN: 2923959728
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Le Diamant inconnu by Pierre Barbès Summary

Pierre Barbès se définit comme un artisan de paix engagé dans le développement de l’esprit civique. Il réalise cet engagement à travers les cercles (Mouvement vers l’esprit communautaire) et la formation à la sociocratie (Sociogest). Il participe à des activités d’éducation à la foi chez des adultes et au soutien pastoral de sa communauté chrétienne. Au plan professionnel, il est titulaire d’une Maîtrise ès arts en didactique (1997), d’un baccalauréat en criminologie (1970) et d’une licence en théologie (1967) de l’Université de Montréal. Au cours de sa carrière, il a assumé diverses fonctions dans deux Cégeps : professeur en Techniques d’assistance sociale et d’éducation spécialisée, coordonnateur départemental, responsable des stages; membre du Comité des relations de travail, de la Commission pédagogique, du Comité de perfectionnement et du Comité du programme d’aide au personnel. Il a par ailleurs été conseiller et secrétaire-trésorier de l’Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (1984-1990). Il a publié Je mène ma supervision aux Éditions Saint-Martin (2001). Il est aussi l’auteur de recherches : «Niveau conceptuel et apprentissage» (1983) et «J’apprends quand je fais : l’intégration théorie-pratique chez les élèves, vers la construction d’un savoir professionnel» (1997). -o-o-o- Ses contes de l’au-delà contiennent six contes de Noël et viennent d’un au-delà tout proche. • Ils ouvrent à une démarche de prise de conscience, d’approfondissement et d’intériorisation progressive en direction de son être essentiel. • Ils parlent au même au-delà déjà vu et déjà senti à l’intérieur de chaque être : ils parlent du cœur à l’âme. • Ils parlent de la source de vérité en soi, du sens de sa vie. • Ils suggèrent le contact avec son âme, la prise de conscience de sa nature profonde, de son unité intérieure, de ses capacités d’expression. • Ils convient à l’expression de la perfection de son être et de sa mission dans l’invisible. • Ils éveillent au goût de créer, de se créer, d’honorer son nom, expression de son être, vers l’accomplissement en la totalité.

Le cerf-volant

Le cerf-volant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laetitia Colombani
Editor: Grasset
ISBN: 2246828813
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Après le drame qui a fait basculer sa vie, Léna décide de tout quitter. Elle entreprend un voyage en Inde, au bord du Golfe du Bengale, pour tenter de se reconstruire. Hantée par les fantômes du passé, elle ne connait de répit qu'à l'aube, lorsqu'elle descend nager dans l’océan indien. Sur la plage encore déserte, elle aperçoit chaque matin une petite fille, seule, qui joue au cerf-volant. Un jour, emportée par le courant, Léna manque de se noyer. La voyant sombrer, la fillette donne l'alerte. Léna est miraculeusement secourue par la Red Brigade, un groupe d'autodéfense féminine, qui s'entraînait tout près. Léna veut remercier l'enfant. Elle découvre que la petite travaille sans relâche dans le restaurant d’un cousin, qui l'a recueillie et l'exploite. Elle n'a jamais été à l'école et s’est murée dans un mutisme complet. Que cache donc son silence ? Et quelle est son histoire ? ... Aidée de Preeti, la jeune cheffe de brigade au caractère explosif, Léna va tenter de percer son secret. Jadis enseignante, elle se met en tête de lui apprendre à lire et à écrire. Au cœur de ce monde dont elle ignore tout, commence alors une incroyable aventure où se mêlent l’espoir et la colère, la volonté face aux traditions, et le rêve de changer la vie par l’éducation... La rencontre inoubliable et réparatrice entre une femme, une jeune fille et une enfant au milieu d'une Inde tourmentée.