Un été à Bluepoint
Author: Stuart Nadler
Publisher: Albin Michel
Arthur Wise est devenu en peu de temps l'un des plus puissants avocats des États-Unis. Fort de cette ascension fulgurante, il s'offre une maison à Bluepoint, non loin de Cape Cod, à proximité de celle de son associé, Robert Ashley. C'est là, durant l'été 1952, que Hilton, son fils de dix-sept ans, se lie d'amitié avec Lem Dawson, le « boy de couleur » chargé de l'entretien des lieux et du courrier. Bien que sensible à la discrimination - les Wise sont juifs -, son père voit d'un mauvais oeil cette complicité. Mais ce même été, lorsque l'adolescent tombe amoureux de Savannah, la nièce de Lem, il ne sait pas encore que l'innocente idylle va tourner au drame, lui révélant la face cachée de son père et signant pour ainsi dire l'arrêt de mort de Lem. Des années plus tard, hanté par le souvenir de la jeune fille qu'il n'a jamais oubliée, Hilly part à sa recherche. Mais la culpabilité et les bonnes intentions peuvent-elles racheter le passé ? Après un recueil de nouvelles très remarqué, Le livre de la vie, Stuart Nadler retrace un demi-siècle d'Histoire américaine dans ce premier roman qui n'est pas sans rappeler l'atmosphère Gatsby le magnifique et sa promesse du rêve américain. « Un ambitieux premier roman qui parle de réussite sociale et d'argent, de différences de classe, de race ou de religion, mais avant tout de la jeunesse, la trahison et les regrets. » Stewart O'Nan
Author: Stuart Nadler
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod. It's in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur's teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers. Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity? A beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret, Wise Men confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today
Author: Doug Marlette
Following an emotional breakdown, New York City newspaper columnist Carter Ransom returns home to Mississippi to confront his formidable father and a traumatic past marked by a twenty-five-year-old unsolved civil rights murder case that shattered his family. By the author of The Bridge. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Stuart Nadler
Publisher: Little, Brown
One of Kirkus' Best Books of 2016 Crisis is looming for three generations of the Olyphant family. In less than a year, Henrietta has lost her husband and nearly all of her money, and is about to lose her hard-won anonymity. After a lifetime spent trying to outrun the humiliation her own book caused her, Henrietta has reluctantly agreed to a reissue of The Inseparables, the salaciously filthy and critically despised bestseller she wrote decades earlier. At the same time, her daughter, Oona, has moved back home to the house that Henrietta needs to sell. Oona is in the middle of a divorce from her husband, Spencer, a corporate-law refugee, stay-at-home dad, and unapologetic stoner. And Oona's teenage daughter, Lydia, away at boarding school, is facing an onslaught of scrutiny and shame when a nude photo of her goes viral. The trouble only gets worse: Henrietta makes an upsetting discovery about her late husband; Oona embarks on a disastrous affair; and Lydia must deal with an ex-boyfriend who is determined to wreak havoc. Over the course of a few tumultuous days, the Olyphant women must come to terms with their past and try to reimagine their future. Incisive, moving, and wickedly funny, The Inseparables examines what happens when our most carefully constructed ideas about our lives unravel, and we begin to reinvent ourselves--and our family--anew.
Author: Anna Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Book Five of the After series-Anna Todd's Wattpad fanfiction that racked up one billion reads online and captivated romance readers across the globe! As told by Hardin and other characters,Beforewill explore the hero's life before he met Tessa, reveal what happens afterAfter, give you new insights on their turbulent romance-and revel in the awesome power of true love. #HESSA
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
"A small masterpiece" (National Post)-An utterly original first novel from a rising international star On a cold, rainy night, an aging bachelor named George Ticknor prepares to visit his childhood friend Prescott, now one of the leading intellectual lights of their generation. Reviewing a life of petty humiliations, and his friend's brilliant career, Ticknor sets out for the dinner party-a party at which he'd just as soon never arrive. Distantly inspired by the real-life friendship between the great historian William Hickling Prescott and his biographer, Ticknor is a witty, fantastical study in resentment. It recalls such modern masterpieces of obsession as Thomas Bernhard's The Loser and Nicholson Baker's The Mezzanine and announces the arrival of a charming and original novelist, one whose stories have already earned her a passionate international following. "A perceptive act of ventriloquism, [Ticknor] rewards thought and rereading, and offers a finely cadenced voice, intelligence and . . . moody beauty." -Catherine Bush, The Globe and Mail "Confoundedly strange [and] fascinating." -Nicholas Dinka, Quill & Quire
-If someone has dark eyes, you know he's in a bad way. But if a man's eyes shine, you know he has made it through the night. It is as though the bright light of day burns on in his heart.- The novel about the Armenian Genocide. Republic of Armenia Presidential Award -No one can hear you, Thovma Khatisian, - said the storyteller, -because your voice has gone. But I heard what you said.- -Did you also hear him scream - the Turkish Prime Minister - as he fell into the endless abyss?- -Yes. I heard that, too.- -I met him another time, the Turkish Prime Minister, - I began to explain to the storyteller. -When?- -Just a few seconds ago.- -And where?- -In the main chamber of the United Assembly of International Conscience. The usual general assembly was taking place. He was sitting next to the state representatives, looking unremarkable and distant. I found out that he was no longer Prime Minister, but instead was working as an archivist at the United Assembly of International Conscience. He had been officially elected by all represented nations. When he saw me, he got up and went down to the archive. I followed him: - I'm looking for the Armenian file, I said. It's for a report on the forgotten genocide. - The forgotten genocide? - Yes. - And when is this 'genocide' supposed to have taken place? - In 1915. - That was a very long time ago. It's now 1988. - Yes, I said. - Let me show you, he said. And then he led me to the filing cabinets. He said, 'Our filing cabinets do not have any doors. They are just open shelves. Anyone can come and have a look; we don't have any secrets here.' - Then could you show me where I might find the file on the Armenians? - I'm afraid I can't, he said. A file as old as the one on the Armenians will now be covered in so much dust that it will be impossible to find. - Then why don't you call in your cleaner and get her to dust the file? - I already tried that years ago, said the archivist, but it's more complicated than that. - Why? - Because all of the cleaners who work at the United Assembly of International Conscience are asthmatic and don't want to clean any old, dusty files, especially one as old and as dusty as a file on a forgotten genocide. That would stir up a great deal of dust and make them cough. - A valid point, I said. - The Forgotten should not be disturbed, said the archivist. It is too dangerous. And with those words, he disappeared. Later I went back up to the main chamber. I sat in the audience and stood up several times to interrupt the Turkish speaker before security officials escorted me out. At one point I managed to sneak back in. I stood next to the Secretary-General and gave a rousing speech. I spoke of my people - a people exterminated by the Turks - and for some time all the state representatives listened to my story, but then they started to get bored and began to leave the chamber one by one, until I was completely alone. Author's website: www.hilsenrath.de
Author: Miguel Bonnefoy
Publisher: Gallic Books
Miguel Bonnefoy’s colourful tale of a family’s changing fortunes is also the fascinating story of Venezuela’s development over the course of the 20th century. On the edge of the Latin American rainforest, the Oteros family farm sugar cane in their remote corner of the earth. Cut off entirely from the modern world, life is peaceful, uneventful. Until, that is, a succession of ships arrive in search of Henry Morgan’s legendary lost treasure, said to be buried deep beneath the forest floor. Soon, the isolated villagers are exposed to all the trappings of modernity, while the travellers’ search for booty unearths more than anybody could have anticipated... And so it was that the treasure lay buried amid scraps of sail and a pirate’s corpse, preserved within the belly of the Caribbean...
Gretel and the Dark
Author: Eliza Granville
A captivating and atmospheric historical novel about a young girl in Nazi Germany, a psychoanalyst in fin-de-siècle Vienna, and the powerful mystery that links them together. Gretel and the Dark explores good and evil, hope and despair, showing how the primal thrills and horrors of the stories we learn as children can illuminate the darkest moments in history, in two rich, intertwining narratives that come together to form one exhilarating, page-turning read. In 1899 Vienna, celebrated psychoanalyst Josef Breuer is about to encounter his strangest case yet: a mysterious, beautiful woman who claims to have no name, no feelings—to be, in fact, a machine. Intrigued, he tries to fathom the roots of her disturbance. Years later, in Nazi-controlled Germany, Krysta plays alone while her papa works in the menacingly strange infirmary next door. Young, innocent, and fiercely stubborn, she retreats into a world of fairy tales, unable to see the danger closing in around her. When everything changes and the real world becomes as frightening as any of her stories, Krysta finds that her imagination holds powers beyond what she could ever have guessed. Rich, compelling, and propulsively building to a dizzying final twist, Gretel and the Dark is a testament to the lifesaving power of the imagination and a mesmerizingly original story of redemption.
Pale Blue Dot
Author: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. "TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity's future in the stars." --Chicago Tribune
Collects original comic book artwork that depicts the 1950s science fiction rebirth of DC Comics' most significant characters, a time that "rebooted" the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman, and was the impetus for the Batman television series.