Ma vie en suspens Ils me croyaient folle Un m decin m a sauv e
Susannah Cahalan, vingt-quatre ans, se réveille entravée sur un lit d’hôpital. Incapable de bouger ou de parler, elle n’a aucun souvenir de la raison pour laquelle elle est là. Celle qui, quelques semaines plus tôt, était une jeune fille en bonne santé, vivant sa première relation sérieuse et promise à une brillante carrière de journaliste, se retrouve désormais cataloguée comme psychotique violente, abrutie de médicaments. Que s’est-il passé? Ma vie en suspens est l’histoire incroyable mais vraie d’une plongée inexplicable dans la folie. Susannah Cahalan raconte sans fard et sans concession cette descente aux enfers et son combat pour reprendre le dessus, retrouver son identité. Adoptant le point de vue de la journaliste, elle dresse la chronique de sa maladie : les crises de violence alternant avec un état de catatonie, les examens coûteux ne donnant aucun résultat, l’éventualité d’un internement à vie et enfin, après un mois de calvaire, l’arrivée d’un nouveau médecin dont le diagnostic lui sauvera la vie.
Before I Fall
They say ‘live every day as if it’s your last’ – but you never actually think it’s going to be. At least I didn’t. The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or – in my case – remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you’d want to change...?
Father Goriot is one of French novelist Honore de Balzac's most important pieces of writing. Three lives intertwine in Paris: an old man, a criminal and a law student. The novel evokes an unstable period in France, when many were desperate to climb the social ladder into the upper classes, and it questions social institutions such as marriage. The city is an important presence in this work. Balzac was both praised and censured for his realistic portrayal of city life.
Journey to the End of the Night
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
To coincide with the anniversary of Sobibor uprising which led to its closure by the Nazis.
A Perfect Stranger
After the collapse of his first marriage, Alex Hale fears he will never find happiness again. Young, rich and desperately lonely, Raphaella is sentenced to an empty life in her mansion, bound by a sense of honour and duty to her elderly husband. Alex and Raphaella are worlds apart when life conspires to bring them together. But theirs is a love affair of stolen moments and the promise of tomorrow. Is it possible to find happiness with a perfect stranger?
The Girl on Paper
What happens when fantasy is the only thing that seems real? Just a few months ago, Tom Boyd was a multi-million-selling author living in LA, in love with a world-famous pianist. But after a very public break-up he's shut himself away, suffering from total writer's block, with only drink and drugs for company. One night, a beautiful, naked stranger appears in Tom's house. She claims to be Billie, a character from his novels, who has fallen into the real world because of a printer's error in his latest book. Crazy as her story sounds, Tom comes to see that this must be the real Billie. And she wants to strike a deal with him: if he writes his next novel she can go back to the world of fiction; in return she will help him win back his beloved Aurore. What does he have to lose? Guillaume Musso's latest romantic bestseller is a story of friendship, love and the special place that books have in our lives.
If This Isn t Nice What Is
Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony"-marking the passage from student to full-time adult. This book makes the perfect gift for high school or college graduates-or for parents and grandparents who remember Vonnegut fondly and want to connect with him in a new context.
In the After
In debut author Demitria Lunetta's heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly creatures. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers like The 5th Wave and Across the Universe. Amy Harris's life changed forever when They took over. Her parents—vanished. The government—obsolete. Societal structure—nonexistent. No one knows where They came from, but these vicious creatures have been rapidly devouring mankind since They appeared. With fierce survivor instincts, Amy manages to stay alive—and even rescues "Baby," a toddler who was left behind. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope. On the surface, it appears to be a safe haven for survivors. But there are dark and twisted secrets lurking beneath that could have Amy and Baby paying with not only their freedom . . . but also their lives.
Why You are Not Married Yet
With 3 marriages under her belt, Tracy McMillan KNOWS how to get married, and she knows exactly why so many other women still aren't. In Why You're Not Married... Yet, she pulls no punches telling the modern woman precisely what she's doing wrong. Based on Tracy's Valentine's Day Huffington Post blog article of the same title, her new book explores how and why women are standing in their own way when it comes to tying the knot. Shortly after its publication, the article went viral, garnering 1,404,533 views, and now stands as the Huffington Post's 2nd most viewed article of all time and probably one of its most rebutted, having spawned strong response articles on CNN.com, The Frisky, and countless blogs. With chapters like You're a bitch,o You're Godless,o and You're selfish,o Tracy details in straightforward language ten reasons why single women are still single. But it's not all tough love; Tracy also offers up seriously sage advice, along with insight into how her desperate search for security as a child in foster care taught her to look for very specific traits in the men she dated u traits that just so happen to lead to marriage a surprisingly high percentage of the time. She doesn't pretend to be an expert on lasting relationships and says as much to whomever will listen u but Tracy WILL get women down the aisle, with biting humor, wicked smarts, and heart to spare.