J'ai toujours cette musique dans la tete (French Edition)
Yanis et Véra ont la petite quarantaine et tout pour être heureux. Ils s'aiment comme au premier jour et sont les parents de trois magnifiques enfants. Seulement voilà, Yanis, talentueux autodidacte dans le bâtiment, vit de plus en plus mal sa collaboration avec Luc, le frère architecte de Véra, qui est aussi pragmatique et prudent que lui est créatif et entreprenant. La rupture est consommée lorsque Luc refuse LE chantier que Yanis attendait. Poussé par sa femme et financé par Tristan, un client providentiel qui ne jure que par lui, Yanis se lance à son compte, enfin.
Mais la vie qui semblait devenir un rêve éveillé va soudain prendre une tournure plus sombre. Yanis saura-t-il échapper à une spirale infernale sans emporter Véra ? Son couple résistera-t-il aux ambitions de leur entourage ?
La jolie vie de Mélanie (French Edition)
Retrouvez l'auteur de "Offre logement contre menus services", "L'Envers des corps", "Mauvais Amour", "Deuxième étage, rayon hommes", "Nœud de vipères dans l'herbe verte", et "Le Dernier Facteur" dans cette nouvelle histoire passionnée.
L'amour, Mélanie, la fromagère généreuse du quartier des Trèfles, restaurant gastronomique, ne l'a jamais connu. En vérité, elle n'a jamais connu d'homme, accaparée jusque-là par la boutique héritée de ses parents.
De son côté, le sommelier austère du restaurant, lui, peine à satisfaire sa quête de reconnaissance sociale... Et puis il y a Monsieur Paul, un client de la boutique, qui ne manque pas d'atouts. Si Mélanie était une femme comme les autres, les choses seraient certainement différentes, mais ...
Derrière le rideau du théâtre quotidien des apparences, des surprises attendent les habitants de ce quartier bourgeois de la ville de Branches.
blog de l'auteur : paquiervirginie.blogspot
OFFRE LOGEMENT CONTRE MENUS SERVICES: Volume 2 (French Edition)
Ce titre fait suite à "Offre logement contre menus services", volume 1.
Après leur rencontre dans des conditions peu conventionnelles, voilà douze ans que Laura et Marc vivent une histoire d'amour et de vie passionnée. Ils sont installés à Paris, et forment aujourd'hui un couple heureux et uni comptant parmi les plus respectés dans le milieu fermé de l'Art.
Pourtant, alors que la réalité a porté Laura au-delà des ses espérances et que de nouveaux projets se profilent, il suffit d'une seule soirée, d'un grain de sable dans le rouage, pour que leur histoire commence à vaciller...
blog de l'auteure : www.paquiervirginie.blogspot.fr
Découvrez également les autres titres de l'auteur, dont "La jolie vie de Mélanie", "Deuxième étage, rayon hommes", "Mauvais Amour", "L'Envers des corps", "Nœud de vipères dans l'herbe verte", "Le Dernier Facteur".
J ai toujours cette musique dans la t te
Yanis et Véra ont la petite quarantaine et tout pour être heureux. Ils s'aiment comme au premier jour et sont les parents de trois magnifiques enfants. Seulement voilà, Yanis, talentueux autodidacte dans le bâtiment, vit de plus en plus mal sa collaboration avec Luc, le frère architecte de Véra, qui est aussi pragmatique et prudent que lui est créatif et entreprenant. La rupture est consommée lorsque Luc refuse LE chantier que Yanis attendait. Poussé par sa femme et financé par Tristan, un client providentiel qui ne jure que par lui, Yanis se lance à son compte, enfin. Mais la vie qui semblait devenir un rêve éveillé va soudain prendre une tournure plus sombre. Yanis saura-t-il échapper à une spirale infernale sans emporter Véra ? Son couple résistera-t-il aux ambitions de leur entourage ? Une réflexion profonde sur les choix de vie et l'ambition de chacun
Don t Worry Life Is Easy
Now in Paperback: The much-anticipated, bestselling sequel to the international phenomenon Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. Diane needs to start over again. After returning from Ireland and turning the page on her stormy relationship with Edward, the brooding Irish photographer, she is determined to rebuild her life in Paris with help from her best friend Félix. She focuses solely on getting her literary café back on track-until she meets Olivier. He is kind and thoughtful, and she may have a future with him...until she stumbles across her former love at a photography exhibit. What is Edward doing in Paris? Why didn't he reach out? Faced with a hail of questions, her old flame remains cold and unresponsive. Apparently, he, too, has moved on. In order to put the past behind her, Diane must go back over her tracks. Ireland saved her before. Can she get answers there and find peace again?
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee
Diane, owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cosy coffee shop turned library in Paris, seems to have the perfect life. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it disappears. Trapped by her memories, Diane closes her shop and retreats from friends and family. One year later, she moves from Paris to a small town on the Irish coast, determined to heal by rebuilding her life alone, without anyone's help or pity - until she meets Edward, a handsome and moody Irish photographer. Along windy shores and cobbled streets, Diane falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance. As she works to overcome her painful memories, Diane and Edward's once-in-a-lifetime connection inspires her to love herself and the world around her with new-found inner strength and happiness. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland, and Edward, for good?
I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere
I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere explores how a life can be changed irrevocably in just one fateful moment. A pregnant mother's plans for the future unravel at the hospital; a travelling salesman learns the consequences of an almost-missed exit on the motorway in the newspaper the next morning; while a perfect date is spoilt by a single act of thoughtlessness. In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness. Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved. A simple tale, yet long in substance, Someone I Loved ends like most great love affairs, forever leaving you wanting just one more moment.
Hunting and Gathering
Camille is doing her best to disappear. She barely eats, works at night as a cleaner and lives in a tiny attic room. Downstairs in a beautiful, ornate apartment, lives Philibert Marquet de la Durbellière, a shy, erudite, upper-class man with an unlikely flatmate in the shape of the foul-mouthed but talented chef, Franck. One freezing evening Philibert overcomes his excruciating reitcence to rescue Camille, unconscious, from her garret and bring her into his home. As she recovers Camille learns more about Philibert; about Franck and his guilt for his beloved but fragile grandmother Paulette, who is all he has left in the world; and about herself. And slowly, this curious quartet of misfits all discover the importance of food, friendship and love.
Livvy Flynn is a big deal - she's a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She's rich, she's famous, she's gorgeous, and she's full of herself. When she's invited to an A-list writer's conference, she decides to accept so she can have some time to herself. She's on a tight deadline for her next book, and she has no intention of socializing with the other industry people at the conference. And then she hits the detour. Before she knows it, her brand new car is wrecked, she's hurt, and she's tied to a bed in a nondescript shack in the middle of nowhere. A woman and her apparently manic daughter have kidnapped her. And they have no intention of letting her go.
The Little Prince
Born in Lyon of France in 1900, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry considered himself primarily as a pilot. For 20 years he made numerous cartography and mailing missions for commercial companies. Air transmissions were the key factor concerning his professional and literature profile. He started writing The Little Prince during the WW II, when he was forced to abandon airforce (due to Germany’s invasion in France) and seek refuge in New York. His great desire of going back, hopefully after the war, is depicted as the nostalgia of being a child again, something that is so evident in Little Prince. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes…
Nothing Holds Back the Night
In this moving autobiographical novel, the narrator's mother, Lucile, raises her two daughters largely alone. A former child model from a large Bohemian family, Lucile is younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick and stylishly dressed, wayward and wonderful. But as the years pass her occasional sadness gives way to overwhelming despair and delusion. This is a story of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences, revelations and, ultimately, the unknowability of even those closest to us. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction. Nothing Holds Back the Night is universally recognisable and singularly heartbreaking.
Love You Forever
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.
A Certain Smile
Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953. But her second novel, A Certain Smile, less shocking and more psychologically convincing, was preferred by many critics. Like Bonjour Tristesse, this story is set in Paris in the 1950s and told by a young student bored by her law books, restless and curious about love and sex. She is fond of her loyal boyfriend, but he, too, bores her. His worldly uncle strikes her as more exciting, appealingly risky and forbidden. Frank and spontaneous, vulnerable and cruel, thoughtless and insightful, Sagan's young narrator explores such perennial themes as unrequited love and the precarious balance of irrational emotions and self-restraint. This edition includes a new foreword by Diane Johnson, author of the best-selling novels Le Divorce and L’Affaire. “The second book is now out, and so is the verdict. Sagan’s novel Un Certain Sourire, written in two months, is the new literary sensation of Paris.”—Time “Miss Sagan is a technician of the highest order, working with exceptional economy and elegance in the tradition of Colette and Benjamin Constant.”—Atlantic “The reader is given the feeling of having opened a young girl’s intimate diary by mistake. But whoever put such a diary down?—especially when the author is as sensitive, experienced, gifted and freshly talented as Mlle. Sagan!”—San Francisco Examiner “[Sagan’s] style is honest, direct, and her dialogue true. But for her sake let’s hold back those invidious comparisons. Colette indeed! She might turn out to be Sagan.”—Saturday Review