Au milieu des années cinquante, nombreux sont les écrivains de la Beat Generation à s'intéresser au bouddhisme et à se tourner vers le haïku, dont la forme épurée fait écho à leur quête de spiritualité. Si Jack Kerouac n'est pas le premier à expérimenter cette tradition poétique, il est selon Allen Ginsberg « le seul maître du haïku ». Adaptant ces poèmes japonais de trois vers à la langue et à la culture américaines, il en vient à redéfinir le genre, qui l'accompagnera toute sa vie.
«Voilà le Beat. Vivez vos vies à fond? Non, aimez vos vies à fond.»Qu'est-ce qu'être «Beat»?Sur un rythme hypnotique, l'auteur de Sur la route nous entraîne aux origines de la Beat Generation; l'occasion pour lui d'évoquer avec justesse ses thèmes de prédilection:la littérature, le jazz, le voyage, la route, le bouddhisme, le zen...
A brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn't let go, long after you've finished it' Anna Todd, author of the After series 'A glorious and touching read, a forever keeper' USA Today 'Will break your heart while filling you with hope' Sarah Pekkanen, Perfect Neighbors SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST.
Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she cant help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.
''Contemporary romance''s unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist.'' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman''s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn''t believe in lasting romantic relationships but her best friend does, and that''s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive on her way to a happily ever after was always going to be tough, scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting woman, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when he agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
From the Sunday Times number one best-selling author Lucinda Riley, The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in the multimillion copy epic series They''ll search the world to find her. The six D''Apliese sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? They only have one clue - an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family. In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them. PRAISE FOR THE SEVEN SISTERS SERIES ''The Seven Sisters series is heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling'' Lucy Foley ''Well researched and compelling ... on an epic scale'' Sunday Express ''There''s something magical about these stories'' Prima ''Addictive storytelling'' Woman & Home '' A masterclass in beautiful writing'' The Sun
Lee Child (Author) Lee Child is one of the world''s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Lee is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen''s Birthday Honours. Andrew Child (Author) Andrew Child is the author of nine thrillers written under the name Andrew Grant. He is the younger brother of Lee Child. Born in Birmingham, he lives in Wyoming with his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN''S PRIZE 2022br>A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICKbr>SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2021br>br>A rich, magical new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - now a top ten Sunday Times bestsellerbr>br>It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek and Christian, and Defne, who is Turkish and Muslim, can meet, in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic, chilli peppers and wild herbs. This is where one can find the best food in town, the best music, the best wine. But there is something else to the place: it makes one forget, even if for just a few hours, the world outside and its immoderate sorrows.br>br>In the centre of the tavern, growing through a cavity in the roof, is a fig tree. This tree will witness their hushed, happy meetings, their silent, surreptitious departures; and the tree will be there when the war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to rubble, when the teenagers vanish and break apart.br>br>Decades later in north London, sixteen-year-old Ada Kazantzakis has never visited the island where her parents were born. Desperate for answers, she seeks to untangle years of secrets, separation and silence. The only connection she has to the land of her ancestors is a Ficus Carica growing in the back garden of their home.br>br>In The Island of Missing Trees, prizewinning author Elif Shafak brings us a rich, magical tale of belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature, and, finally, renewal.br>br>''What a wonderful read! This book moved me to tears... in the best way. Powerful and poignant'' Reese Witherspoonbr>br>''A brilliant novel -- one that rings with Shafak''s characteristic compassion for the overlooked and the under-loved, for those whom history has exiled, excluded or separated. I know it will move many readers around the world, as it moved me'' Robert Macfarlanebr>br>''A wonderfully transporting and magical novel that is, at the same time, revelatory about recent history and the natural world and quietly profound'' William Boydbr>br>''This is an enchanting, compassionate and wise novel and storytelling at its most sublime'' Polly Samsonbr>br>''A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. THE ISLAND OF MISSING TREES is balm for our bruised times'' David Mitchellbr>br>''An outstanding work of breathtaking beauty'' Lemn Sissaybr>br>''A writer of important, beautiful, painful, truthful novels'' Marian Keyesbr>br>''Lovely heartbreaker of a novel centered on dark secrets of civil wars & evils of extremism: Cyprus, star-crossed lovers, killed beloveds, damaged kids. Uprootings. (One narrator is a fig tree!)'' Margaret Atwood on Twitterbr>br>''Elif Shafak is a unique and powerful voice in world literature'' Ian McEwan>
An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN THIS ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF A THRILLER...
In London , the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can.
In Geneva , millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner - convicted of forgery and theft - was pronounced dead two months ago.So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client?
On a luxury liner en route to New York , the battle for power within a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder.
And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick , rising star of the Met, and ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan , brought in from the cold.
But can they catch the killers before it''s too late?
Praise for Jeffrey Archer:
''Probably the greatest storyteller of our age'' Mail on Sunday ''Peerless master of the page turner'' Daily Mail ''If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win'' Daily Telegraph ''Archer is a master entertainer'' Time Jeffrey Archer''s previous novel Nothing Ventured was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 28th March 2020.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK ''An uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances'' David Nicholls ''A wonderful story'' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 Nora''s life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018 WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS DEBUT NOVEL OF THE YEAR. A BOOKTOK SENSATION. A wedding in Spain. The most infuriating man. Three days to convince your family you''re actually in love. . . Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister''s wedding. Especially when her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows including her ex-boyfriend and his fiancée will be there. She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic for her and aid in her deception. NYC to Spain is no short flight and her family won''t be easy to fool. . . But even then, when Aaron Blackford the 6''4", blue-eyed pain in the arse offers to step in, she''s not tempted even for a second. Never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling and insufferable man. But Catalina is desperate and as the wedding gets closer the more desirable an option Aaron Blackford becomes. . . The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating romance. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn with the promise of a sweet happy-ever-after. "Everything you could want in a romance is right here." Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient
A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Song of Achilles , published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list The god touches his finger to the arrow's fletching. Then he breathes, a puff of air - as if to send dandelions flying, to push toy boats over water. And the arrow flies, straight and silent, in a curving, downward arc towards Achilles' back.
Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.
But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is dispatched to distant Troy to fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
''A master of plotting and pacing'' - New York Times ''With every new book I appreciate John Grisham a little more, for his compassion for the underdog, and his willingness to strike out in new directions'' - Entertainment Weekly ONE MAN. ONE HOPE. ONCE CHANCE TO BECOME A LEGEND. ONE MAN Seventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleyman comes from a village in South Sudan, a war-torn country where one third of the population is a refugee. His great love is basketball: his prodigious leap and lightning speed make him an exceptional player. And it may also bring him his big chance: he has been noticed by a coach taking a youth team to the United States. ONE HOPE If he gets through the tournament, Samuel''s life will change beyond recognition. But it''s the longest of long shots. His talent is raw and uncoached. There are hundreds of better-known players ahead of him. And he must leave his family behind, at least at the beginning. ONE CHANCE As American success beckons, devastating news reaches Samuel from home. Caught between his dream and the nightmare unfolding thousands of miles away, ''Sooley'', as he''s nicknamed by his classmates, must make hard choices about his future. This quiet, dedicated boy must do what no other player has achieved in the history of his chosen game: become a legend in twelve short months. Global bestseller John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in this gripping and incredibly moving novel that showcases his storytelling powers in an entirely new light. ''Grisham''s books are smart, imaginative, and funny, populated by complex interesting people'' - The Washington Post ''A superb, instinctive storyteller'' - The Times 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films: NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
A thriller guaranteed to keep you up all night, with a twist you''ll never forget . . . The TikTok sensation that you''ll recommend to everyone you know. Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity''s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn''t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity''s recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen''s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife''s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue loving her . . .
From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and The Sun , Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love? ''A masterpiece of great beauty, meticulous control and, as ever, clear, simple prose.'' Sunday Times ''Another masterwork, a work that makes us feel afresh the beauty and fragility of our humanity.'' Observer ''People will absolutely love this book, in part because it enacts the way we learn how to love.'' Anne Enright, Guardian
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2021 ''Riveting and heartbreaking ... A compelling novel, one that gathers close all those who were meant to be forgotten, and refuses their erasure'' Maaza Mengiste, Guardian ''A brilliant and important book for our times, by a wondrous writer'' Philippe Sands, New Statesman , Books of the Year While he was still a little boy, Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the German colonial troops. After years away, fighting in a war against his own people, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away.
Another young man returns at the same time. Hamza was not stolen for the war, but sold into it; he has grown up at the right hand of an officer whose protection has marked him life. With nothing but the clothes on his back, he seeks only work and security - and the love of the beautiful Afiya.
As fate knots these young people together, as they live and work and fall in love, the shadow of a new war on another continent lengthens and darkens, ready to snatch them up and carry them away.
''Rarely in a lifetime can you open a book and find that reading it encapsulates the enchanting qualities of a love affair ... One scarcely dares breathe while reading it for fear of breaking the enchantment'' The Times
Découvrez en VO des nouvelles cultes de HP Lovecraft, l'un des maîtres de la littérature fantastique, avec des traductions en marge pour vous aider à bien comprendre le texte original. While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed..