Please go to the Poll to vote for upcoming books
lun. 28 octobre à 00:00
Choices are as follow:
Killer Angels: In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania Fields. World’s Shortest Stories: This is a quintessential short story book for everyone who thinks they don’t have any time to read. Each story is less than 55 words long. The Dream Daughter: When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and she is told that nothing can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. Educated: Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Where the Crawdads Sing: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect the Marsh Girl. The Tattooist of Auschwitz: In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Aushwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. The Indigo Girl :The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family’s three plantations and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Upon hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it I’s the key to their salvation. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con. The Reminders: Grief-stricken over his partner Sydney’s death, Gaven sets fire to every reminder in the couple’s home before fleeing Los Angeles for New Jersey. He finds Joan, a ten-year-old who was born with Highly Superior Autobiographical memory: the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. She knew Sydney and has vivid memories to prove it. Gavin makes a deal for Joan to share her memories and Gavin will help her win a song writing contest. Faithful: Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilty. And the Mountains Echoed: In this tale revolving around not just parents and children, but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another: and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closes to us, at the times that matters most.
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