The light we lost

Jill Santopolo
2017
FICTION S237L 

Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.

This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan
2017
FICTION E28m

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time.

IQ

Joe Ide
2016
FICTION I19i

IQ stands for Isaiah Quintabe, a young man who solves mysteries in the style of Sherlock Holmes, by using his intelligence and deductive powers. However the book is set in modern day Los Angeles in the crime  and drug infested poor neighborhoods surrounding the golden city. Isaiah is a great new character in the detective genre and the book is full of humour and colourful characters. Isaiah has to cope with the loss of his brother and fend for himself. He also seeks redemption for a terrible tragedy for which he is partly responsible.

Salvage the bones

Jesmyn Ward
2012
FICTION W259s
Woman is central to this book. The great creative force but the great destructress. Katrina, the dead mother, Esch, and China. Vital and raw. Love is everywhere, especially the love for the departed mother, such longing, such sorrow. But the children are so bonded together, Randall and Junior, so sweet. Esch and Skeet, deeply linked. And we glimpse the father’s love at the end, his deep hurt, the destruction of his life echoed through the sweep of Katrina. Powerful, powerful stuff.

Bob the builder

Koch
2002
ENFA BOB

Édition de luxe qui contient entre autres les chansons « Can we fix it? », « Let’s get busy » et « Crocodile rock » (avec Elton John). Vous y trouverez ainsi toutes les chansons de votre constructeur préféré.

Wall-E

Andrew Stanton
2008
FILM WALL

En 2775, sur la Terre désertée, il ne reste plus que WALL-E, un robot nettoyeur candide et curieux, qui façonne en blocs d’égale dimension les détritus d’une population qui a surconsommé et pollué jusqu’à forcer son propre exode. Un jour, l’industrieux engin reçoit la visite d’EVE, un robot féminin envoyé par les humains afin de vérifier l’état d’habitabilité de la planète. D’abord hostile à WALL-E, EVE se laisse peu à peu approcher et des liens d’affection se créent entre eux. Mais leur contact se rompt lorsqu’elle prend possession d’une plante, symbole de vie, puis que le vaisseau sur lequel elle est arrivée la rapatrie. WALL-E, refusant la séparation, s’accroche à celui-ci et s’envole.

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Guinness world records 2017

Craig Glenday (editor-in-chief)
2016
030 G964

Chronicles the evolution of record breaking while incorporating thousands of new entries, hundreds of new photographs, and highlights of classic records.

Heidi Heckelbeck

Wanda Coven
2012
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Meet Heidi Heckelbeck. Heidi seems like any other 8 year-old. She eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. She hates all vegetables. She picks on her younger brother, Henry. She begrudgingly does her homework.

But Heidi Heckelbeck has a secret: She’s a witch in disguise.

Heidi loves practicing her witching skills but she knows she has to be careful not to reveal her identity to anyone outside the family. Heidi encounters typical elementary school challenges (mean classmates, boring field trips, and icky cafeteria food), and with each challange, she must find a way to balance her desire to use her powers and her need to fit into her new school.

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