Des étoiles dans la mer
Author: Natasha Boyd
Publisher: Collection Infinity
Livvy a pris la fuite. Elle s'est échappée là où personne ne pourra jamais la retrouver. Mais dans le cottage isolé où elle se réfugie, il y a déjà Tom, un mystérieux inconnu, qui est là pour des raisons personnelles. Dans l'intimité de ce cottage abandonné, au cœur de la nature sauvage de l'île, leur connexion immédiate est impossible à ignorer. Mais alors qu'ils fuient leur histoire et refoulent leurs secrets, le passé les rattrape et bouleverse leurs vies de façon inimaginable. Malgré leurs sentiments profonds et leur alchimie puissante, ils devront se battre contre un enchevêtrement de mensonges et surmonter les blessures de leur passé. La vérité, en émergeant, fera peut-être plus de mal que de bien. "Une histoire captivante, dévastatrice, magnifiquement bien écrite, qui parle de ceux qui nous blessent et de ceux qui nous guérissent. Je n'ai pas pu reposer le livre une seule fois, et j'y pense encore !" Mia Sheridan, auteur du best-seller du New York Times, Archer's Voice.
Deep Blue Eternity
Author: Natasha Boyd
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the author of the award-winning Eversea and Forever, Jack. Fans of the intensely emotional romance of Nicholas Sparks, Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines and Monica Murphy will lose their hearts to Natasha Boyd's powerful, epic love story, Deep Blue Eternity. Livvy is on the run. And she's escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn't empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own. In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way. Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. If the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered. Can love conquer? Passionate. Devastating. Explosive. Natasha Boyd will take your breath away with her unforgettable love stories. Don't miss Eversea and Forever, Jack.
Les échinodermes (oursins étoiles de mer, ophiures, holothuries, comatules) représentent un des groupes principaux d'invertébrés des récifs tropicaux par le nombre d'espèces et leur biomasse. Ce guide des échinodermes du lagon de Nouvelle-Calédonie est un ouvrage collectif réalisé grâce à l'exceptionnelle qualité et à la richesse des documents photographiques sous-marins du Centre ORSTOM de Nouméa. Il a été conçu pour présenter cette photothèque de la faune d'un des plus beaux récifs coralliens du monde à la fois aux scientifiques et au grand public. Les amateurs découvriront la beauté de ce groupe animal si particulier que sont les échinodermes et pourront s'initier aux méthodes de reconnaissance des espèces. Les scientifiques trouveront dans les photographies en couleur de deux cent quarante espèces dans leur milieu de vie de nouveaux critères utilisables en taxonomie et en écologie. Chaque classe d'échinodermes fait l'objet d'une présentation générale (morphologie, biologie, écologie, méthodes de récolte et de conservation) ; une clé dichotomique de reconnaissance permet aux naturalistes d'identifier les genres, et parfois les espèces, présents dans le lagon de Nouméa. Pour chaque espèce sont mentionnés les principaux caractères morphologiques, les dimensions, la coloration à l'état vivant, l'écologie et la distribution locales, la répartition géographique. Les références bibliographiques en fin de volume permettent en outre une connaissance plus complète de toutes les espèces du domaine indo-pacifique tropical susceptibles d'être découvertes en Nouvelle-Calédonie. The echinoderms (sea-urchins, starfishes, brittle-stars, sea-cucumbers, feather-stars) represent one of the main groups of invertebrates observed in the reefs of the tropical indopacific waters by the number of species and their biomass. This handbook on echinoderms from the lagoon of New Caledonia has been achieved through the numerous submarine pictures taken by the divers of the Nouméa Centre ORSTOM. lt aims at presenting to the scientific world and to the public as large as possible these photographic documents concerning the fauna of one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. The colour picture of 240 species within their biotopes gives new informations, of outstanding importance, in addition to the current criteria used for taxonomy and ecology of echinoderms. Each class of echinoderms is presented by a general introduction (morphology, biology, ecology, sampling and preservation methods); a dichotomic key allows the naturalists to identify the genera, and sometimes the species, found in the Noumea lagoon. The main morphological features, the size, the coloration in the living state, the local ecology and the geographic distribution ore mentioned for each species. At the end of the book, the bibliography allows to reach a more comprehensive knowledge of ail the species of the tropical indo-pacific area which are likely to be discovered in New Caledonia.
Diving for Starfish
Author: Cherie Burns
In the early 1930s, in the workroom of the famous Parisian jeweler Boivin, a young jewelry designer named Juliette Moutard created one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world--the famous starfish pin--still sought after today by aficionados of fine jewelry. The starfish, created out of gold and encrusted with 71 cabochon rubies and 241 small amethysts, was distinctive because its five rays were articulated, meaning that they could curl and conform to the bustline or shoulder of the women who wore it. The House of Boivin made three of them. Two of the women who bought and wore the starfish were Claudette Colbert and Millicent Rogers. Obsessed with the pin after she saw it in the private showroom of a Manhattan jewelry merchant, Cherie Burns set off on a journey to find out all she could about these fascinating pins and the women who owned them. Her search took her to Paris, London, New York, and Hollywood. Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, Diving for Starfish is a stylish detective story with a glittering piece of jewelry at its heart.
Message in a Bottle
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks' classic, moving tale that takes us on an unforgettable journey into the deepest regions of the heart. Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to "Catherine," signed simply "Garrett." Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn't fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous-an encounter that embraces all our hopes for finding someone special, for having a love that is timeless and everlasting.... Nicholas Sparks exquisitely chronicles the human heart. In his first bestselling novel, The Notebook, he created a testament to romantic love that touched readers around the world. Now in this New York Times bestseller, he renews our faith in destiny, in the ability of lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when...
Every Tuesday night, while his parents try to enjoy their dinner, a boy turns into a monster the moment a pea touches his lips.
Eversea (Google Books)
Author: Natasha Boyd
Publisher: Natasha Boyd
Winner: Digital Book Awards 2014 (Adult Fiction) Winter Rose Contest FINALIST 2013 2015 Library Journal Self-e Selection Title "Love stories like these are the reason I read." ~ Natasha is a Book Junkie "I LOVED this book!" and "This book is escapism at its very best. It is a beautiful coming of age story with lots of lovely romance mixed in." ~ Laura Carter, Founder New Adult Book Club on Goodreads and Bookish Treasure Blog. "I absolutely loved it. I really couldn't get enough." ~ Jess, Book Passion for Life Blog "Eversea is the kind of book you read with a carton of ice cream , to escape for a while and daydream for hours afterwards. It's the kind of chick flick you'd watch and swoon over (and over) with your BFF's on Girls' Night." Laila, Goodreads "Oh EM GEE. What the heck just happened to me?? " ... and ... "Can't wait for book 2!" Michelle, All Romance Reviews Blog An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt. A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose. A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever. When his co-star and real-life girlfriend is caught cheating on him by the tabloids, A-list hottie, Jack Eversea, finds himself in sleepy Butler Cove, South Carolina. Jack hopes the sultry southern heat in this tiny coastal Lowcountry town will hide him not only from the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend, but his increasingly vapid life and the people who run it. He doesn’t count on meeting Keri Ann Butler. Keri Ann has relied on herself so long, dealing with her family’s death and the responsibilities of keeping up her family's historic mansion, that boys and certainly the meager offering of eligible boys in Butler Cove, have never figured into her equation. But fate has other plans. Suddenly face to face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, Jack has Keri Ann yearning for everything she has previously avoided ... and Jack must decide whether this funny, sassy girl is worth changing his life for, before his mistakes catch up to him. contemporary/romance/celebrity/hollywood/southern/sassy heroine/new adult
Author: Natasha Boyd
It's been four years since movie star, Jack Eversea, won Keri Ann Butler's heart. Keri Ann has finished college and launched her artistic career, and she's let Jack know that she might finally be ready to tie the knot. But four years was a long time to make Jack wait. Jack's just finished filming one of the most emotionally taxing projects he's ever worked on and now he's questioning his suitability for marriage. Unforeseen circumstances are causing rifts in their relationship, pitting the future against the past and love against responsibility, and conspiring to make the lovers take a good long look at their future. It's always been a rocky road for these two, can Keri Ann's steadfast love smooth the way to their BEACH WEDDING? This is the 5th book in the Butler Cove Series and is the last planned book for Jack Eversea and Keri Ann Butler, you don't want to miss it.
This groundbreaking collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements. The essays, which comment on specific films and deal with theoretical and topical questions, are framed by a documentary section that includes a photographic reproduction of the manuscript scenario for Robert Desnos's and Man Ray's L'Etoile de mer, and an introduction by the editor that provides a cogent working model for the difference between Dada and Surrealist perspectives.
Sea of Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
The highly anticipated sequel to "Under Different Stars," nominated for eight 2015 utopYA Awards, including Best Book of the Year and Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year. Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger and more dangerous than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents clans. According to Alameedan prophecy, one house will rise to power and the other will be completely wiped out, and Kricket s precognition is believed to be the weapon that will tip the scales. A target of both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses, Kricket finds protection and a home in the arms of Trey, her Etharian bodyguard-turned-boyfriend. But her visions of what s to come disturb her deeply, especially since she must discover whether the gift of foresight will allow her to rewrite the future, or if her fate is as immovable as the stars. "
This book offers a new approach to film studies by showing how our brains use our interpretations of various other films in order to understand Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Borrowing from behavioral psychology, cognitive science and philosophy, author Robert J. Belton seeks to explain differences of critical opinion as inevitable. The book begins by introducing the hermeneutic spiral, a cognitive processing model that categorizes responses to Vertigo’s meaning, ranging from wide consensus to wild speculations of critical “outliers.” Belton then provides an overview of the film, arguing that different interpreters literally see and attend to different things. The fourth chapter builds on this conclusion, arguing that because people see different things, one can force the production of new meanings by deliberately drawing attention to unusual comparisons. The latter chapters outline a number of such comparisons—including avant-garde films and the works of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch—to shed new light on the meanings of Vertigo.
Author: John Banville
The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives. Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that fuels this stunning novel, written with the depth of character, the clarifying lyricism and the sly humor that have marked all of John Banville’s extraordinary works. And it is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave, an actor in the twilight of his career and of his life, as he plumbs the memories of his first—and perhaps only—love (he, fifteen years old, the woman more than twice his age, the mother of his best friend; the situation impossible, thrilling, devouring and finally devastating) . . . and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness of mind and heart that Cleave can only fail to understand. When his dormant acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady—famous and fragile—unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see with aching clarity the “chasm that yawns between the doing of a thing and the recollection of what was done.” Ancient Light is a profoundly moving meditation on love and loss, on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives, on how invention shapes memory and memory shapes the man. It is a book of spellbinding power and pathos from one of the greatest masters of prose at work today. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Concombres de mer, oursins, ophiures et lys de mer forment avec les étoiles de mer, le groupe zoologique des échinodermes, une composante importante de la biodiversité marine, avec un rôle écologique de tout premier ordre. Mais que savez-vous d’eux ? Des réponses claires et complètes pour aller à la rencontre de ces intrigantes créatures marines.
The Island of Books
Author: Dominique Fortier
Publisher: Coach House Books
A fifteenth-century portrait painter, grieving the untimely death of his unrequited love, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France. He haunts the halls until the monks assign him the task of copying manuscripts – though he is illiterate. His work heals him and grows the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press. Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Montreal. She is the author of five books, including On the Proper Use of Stars and Wonder. Rhonda Mullins is an award-winning translator and writer living in Montreal, Quebec.