Download E-books Séraphin: Nouvelles histoires des pays d'en haut, Tome 1 PDF

By Claude-Henri Grignon

À los angeles fin de l’été 1889, une chaleur écrasante dessèche les will pay d’en Haut. Les colons qui aspirent à s’y enraciner ont du ache sur los angeles planche et, très souvent, peu de ressources pour y arriver. Dans le Rang Croche d’une petite paroisse de l. a. région, on entend parfois un homme vitupérer sa femme. « Ménage pis parle pas ! », l’admoneste-t-il, lorsqu’elle trouve l’audace de redemander de los angeles mélasse pour agrémenter ses galettes de sarrasin.

Cet homme, Séraphin Poudrier, n’a d’autre intérêt à cœur que le variety de ses compatriotes : en effet, de leur endettement dépend sa fortune. Agent des Terres du gouvernement et prêteur sur gages avaricieux, Séraphin offre aux villageois un bref répit de leurs responsibilities de paiement en échange de redevances différées qui les saignent à blanc. Du généreux mais fantasque Alexis Labranche au « Gros Docteur » Cyprien, qui s’expose dangereusement à travers de sulfureux échanges épistolaires avec l. a. douce Angélique Pothier, personne n’est à l’abri des taux exorbitants exigés par l’avare.

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Download E-books Leaving Home, Of the Fields, Lately, and Salt-Water Moon: Three Mercer Plays PDF

By David French

Leaving Home tells the tale of the Mercers, a Newfoundland relatives that has misplaced its method after emigrating. The sequel, Of the Fields, Lately, reveals son Ben returning domestic to discover his mom attempting to maintain his father after a center assault. Rounding out the trilogy is the prequel, Salt-Water Moon, concentrating on Mary, a fierce teen with “steel in her heart.” Brilliantly mixing comedy and tragedy, those very important realist performs seem for the 1st time jointly during this illustrated version, with a brand new advent by means of the writer and a foreword by means of Arthur Schultz.

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Download E-books Entre l'aube et le jour (Chroniques du Nouvel-Ontario, tome 2) PDF

By Hélène Brodeur

Ils sont quatre jeunes gens de los angeles première génération à naître et à grandir dans ce impolite can pay qu’est le Nouvel-Ontario. Ils arrivent à maturité pendant los angeles dépression des années 30, une conjoncture économique peu propice à l. a. réalisation de leurs rêves. Dont le plus very important, de bâtir un will pay. Rose-Délima, surtout, se désespère : elle aime Donald Stewart malgré tout ce qui oppose alors les Canadiens français et les Canadiens anglais. Les liens de l’amour seront-ils plus forts que le conflit des cultures?

Initialement publié en 1983 aux Quinze, puis repris par Prise de parole en 1986, ce roman historique est le deuxième tome de los angeles trilogie Les Chroniques du Nouvel-Ontario.

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Download E-books Anne's House of Dreams (Anne's House of Dreams, Book 5) PDF

By Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne's personal real love, Gilbert Blythe, is eventually a physician, and within the sunshine of the outdated orchard, between their dearest acquaintances, they're approximately to talk their vows. quickly the chuffed couple might be certain for a brand new existence jointly and their very own dream condo, at the misty crimson seashores of 4 Winds Harbor.

A new existence capability clean difficulties to resolve, clean surprises. Anne and Gilbert will make new associates and meet their acquaintances: Captain Jim, the lighthouse attendant, together with his unhappy tales of the ocean; omit Cornelia Bryant, the woman who speaks from the guts — and speaks her brain; and the tragically appealing Leslie Moore, into whose darkish existence Anne shines an excellent light.

The unique, unabridged text

A particularly commissioned biography of L. M. Montgomery

A map of Prince Edward Island

Anne of eco-friendly Gables, the orphan lady who lives on Prince Edward Island, stories romance as she starts off her years of younger maturity.

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Download E-books The Sisters Brothers PDF

By Patrick deWitt

“A attractive, clever, riveting paintings of, between different issues, cowboy noir…Honestly, I can’t remember ever being this keen on a couple of psychopaths.”
—David Wroblewski, New York Times bestselling writer of The tale of Edgar Sawtelle

“A masterful, hilarious picaresque that retains corporation with the simplest of Charles Portis and Mark Twain…a relentlessly soaking up feat of novelistic art.”
—Wells Tower, writer of Everything Ravaged, every thing Burned

The Sisters Brothers is darkish, darkish, and humorous, either ha ha and strange…and you’ll love the characters you meet alongside the way.”
—Tom Franklin, New York Times bestselling writer of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Patrick deWitt, a tender author whose “stop-you-in-your-tracks writing has snuck up at the global” (Los Angeles Times), brings us The Sisters Brothers, a darkly comedian, outrageously creative novel that provides readers a decidedly off-center view of the Wild, Wild West.  Set opposed to the back-drop of the good California Gold Rush, this bizarre and lovely travel de strength instantaneously honors and reshapes the normal western whereas chronicling the picaresque misadventures of 2 employed weapons, the fabled Sisters brothers. the main unique western because the Coen Brothers re-interpreted True Grit—you’ve by no means met somebody rather like The Sisters Brothers.

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Download E-books This Is My Country, What's Yours?: A Literary Atlas of Canada PDF

By Noah Richler

Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction
A Globe and Mail top a hundred booklet (2006)
National Post top Books (2006)

A daring cultural portrait of up to date Canada during the paintings of its so much celebrated novelists, brief tale writers, and storytellers.

Stories are the most useful method to understand a spot, and at a time while the cloth of the rustic turns out day-by-day extra doubtful, Noah Richler seems to be to our authors for facts of the real nature of Canada. He argues why fiction concerns and seeks to find — within the extra-ordinary variety of groups those writers characterize — what tales, if any, bind us as a nation.

Over years, Richler has criss-crossed the rustic and interviewed on the subject of 100 authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, together with Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — concerning the areas and concepts which are such a lot significant to their paintings. the result's a trip in the course of the truth of Canada and its mind's eye at a severe aspect within the country’s evolution. inside thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of sadness” and considers the tales of our local peoples, the increase of town, and the way our heritage as a colony shapes our society and politics even today.

This Is My state, what is Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a bright portrayal of our society, the paintings of Canadian authors, and the belief of writing itself.

This Is My nation, what is Yours? is predicated on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of an identical identify initially broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas application in spring 2005.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Jeudi Novembre PDF

By Michèle Vinet

Prix Trillium 2012

Le personnage important de ce conte allégorique, « Jeudi Novembre », Légaré, est littéralement tombé du ciel, un bon matin, parmi les choux qui poussent dans le potager de DesAnges. L’étranger, un jeune adulte, y sera cueilli et adopté par DesAnges et son voisin, Zave, qui se dévoueront à lui inconditionnellement.

Telle une éponge, Jeudi se consacrera avec ardour à l’apprentissage de l. a. vie ; chemin faisant, il transformera celle de quiconque le côtoie. Sa trajectoire le mènera du piano au vélo, de bourg en bois, d’obstacles en périls. Qu’est-ce qui pourrait bien assouvir l’appétit de ce personnage, dont los angeles quête semble insatiable ?

Dans « Jeudi Novembre », les saisons parlent, l. a. nuit agit, les fleurs s’épanchent, tout ça sous une plume fluide, ronde et imaginitive.

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Download E-books Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories PDF

By Alice Munro


In the her 10th assortment (the name tale of that's the root for the hot movie Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, developing narratives that loop and swerve like reminiscence, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as humans we all know ourselves.
A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the behavior of an entire life due to a teenager’s functional shaggy dog story. a faculty pupil traveling her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an wonderful mystery and its which means in her personal existence. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unforeseen grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her most sensible, tirelessly observant, serenely freed from phantasm, deeply and gloriously humane.

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Download E-books GesteS (Autoportrait VIII) PDF

By Herménégilde Chiasson

Sans connaître vraiment los angeles durée du voyage, ni l. a. course des vents ou los angeles profondeur des eaux, s’enfoncer avec l’espoir d’absorber dans ses yeux toute los angeles masse fluide des cieux et des remous, et de voir apparaître soudain quantité d’aigles dont le vol puissant et serein répandra sa bénédiction sur le silence qui s’installe dans l’éloignement des voix, sur ceux qui de los angeles terre agitent leurs mains, ignorant les termes du contrat à établir.

GesteS » est le huitième d’une série de douze ouvrages intitulée « Autoportrait », publiés au rythme d’un par mois en 2014. Chaque ouvrage répond à une consigne singulière et son titre débute par une lettre du prénom de l’auteur.

Le résultat est considerable, chaleureux et tendre.

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