Elizabeth LITTLE

  • " Donnez-moi un film, et je trouverai la vérité. "

    Au départ, elle n'a rien d'une enquêtrice. Timide, un brin asociale, elle s'efforce d'éviter les ennuis. Marissa Dahl est surtout une étonnante monteuse de films. Engagée sur un long métrage dont le tournage a lieu sur Kickout Island, elle fait la connaissance du metteur en scène Tony Rees, réputé pour son comportement tyrannique. Très vite, elle comprend que quelque chose ne tourne pas rond : une atmosphère de secrets et de paranoïa, des acteurs persécutés... Le film reconstitue une histoire vraie, celle du meurtre non élucidé, vingt ans plus tôt, de Caitlyn Kelly. Pourquoi un tel projet ? Marissa n'en sait pas assez. Elle veut en savoir plus, bientôt elle en saura trop. Alors, il sera trop tard pour revenir en arrière...

  • Les réponses

    Elizabeth Little

    Elle a tout: l'argent, la célébrité, le glamour... et une condamnation pour meurtre !

    Après un procès qui a passionné l'Amérique, la jeune Janie Jenkins est reconnue coupable de l'assassinat de sa mère, la très fortunée et très mystérieuse Marion Dressner. Dix ans plus tard, le procès est révisé en appel, la libération de Janie scandalise le pays, convaincu de la culpabilité de la riche héritière.
    Janie est-elle coupable ou innocente ? Elle-même n'en a pas la moindre idée. Trop ivre la nuit du meurtre, elle n'a plus aucun souvenir de ses faits et gestes. Ne lui reste en mémoire que les deux derniers mots prononcés par sa mère, deux mots mystérieux qui vont la conduire à aller chercher les réponses à toutes les questions qu'elle se pose dans une petite ville du Middle West.
    Rares sont les auteurs de thrillers qui dès les premières pages capturent à ce point l'attention du lecteur pour ne plus la lâcher. Avec son premier roman, et une héroïne à laquelle on s'attache instantanément, Elizabeth Little réussit cet exploit et rejoint d'emblée le club très fermé des S.J. Watson, Harlan Coben, Mo Hayder et autres Gillian Flynn. Faisant preuve d'un sens du suspense impressionnant, elle nous offre ainsi une intrigue machiavélique, proprement addictive, doublée d'une réflexion passionnante sur les travers de notre société.

  • In 1977, Elizabeth Lesser cofounded the Omega Institute, now America's largest adult-education center focusing on wellness and spirituality. Working with many of the eminent thinkers of our times, including Zen masters, rabbis, Christian monks, psychologists, scientists, and an array of noted American figures--from L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson to author Maya Angelou--Lesser found that by combining a variety of religious, psychological, and healing traditions, each of us has the unique ability to satisfy our spiritual hunger.
    In The Seeker's Guid, she synthesizes the lessons learned from an immersion into the world's wisdom traditions and intertwines them with illuminating stories from her daily life. Recounting her own trials and errors and offering meditative exercises, she shows the reader how to create a personal practice, gauge one's progress, and choose effective spiritual teachers and habits. Warm, accessible, and wise, this book provides directions through the four landscapes of the spiritual journey:
    THE MIND: learning meditation to ease stress and anxiety THE HEART: dealing with grief, loss, and pain; opening the heart and becoming fully alive THE BODY: returning the body to the spiritual fold to heal and overcome the fear of aging and death THE SOUL: experiencing daily life as an adventure of meaning and mystery From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Broken Open

    Elizabeth Lesser

    'And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom' Anas Nin Elizabeth Lesser shows how it is possible to deal with fearful change or a painful loss and be reborn, like the Phoenix, to a more vibrant and enlightened self. In Broken Open she shares penetrating tales from her own life, the lives of those she has taught and counselled and the lives of friends and family, tales that explore the big challenges of death, illness and divorce, as well as the daily roller coaster rides of relationships, parenting and work.

    Woven into these stories are quotations from great poets and philosophers. And following them is a toolbox of valuable aids, including meditation, psychological enquiry and spiritual practice. The result is a book that runs the gamut of the human experience, and in a style that is genuine, funny, often heartbreaking, but always inspiring, she shows us how we, too, can allow the pain of adversity to break us open instead of breaking us down, making us bitter or closing our hearts.

  • 'As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii.

    Oh, I thought I was so clever.

    But you probably already know that I'm not.' LA IT girl Janie Jenkins has it all. The looks, the brains, the connections. The criminal record.



    Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. Now she's been released on a technicality she's determined to unravel the mystery of her mother's last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back of beyond. But with the whole of America's media on her tail, convinced she's literally got away with murder, she has to do everything she can to throw her pursuers off the scent.



    She knows she really didn't like her mother. Could she have killed her?

  • What can Johnny Cash's lyrics teach us about the little-known Tangut dialect? Is 'tabernacle' really a swear word in Quebecois? Which language has absolutely no verbs? What is Earth's politest insult? And what is biting the wax tadpole actually a translation of?* Prepare for a hilarious rollercoaster ride through hundreds of well-known, obscure, difficult, dead and even made-up languages. Elizabeth Little has waded through innumerable verb tables in every available mood and tense, untangled up to eighteen cases of noun, and wrestled with all kinds of complicated adjective, participles and glottal stops to bring you the best and most bizarre quirks of the ways people communicate all around the globe.

    From the language that has no different word for 'blue' or 'green', to why Icelanders need official permission to name their children, from what makes a Korean TV hit to what people might think you're saying if you order eggs in Spain, Biting the Wax Tadpole will ensure you're never lost for words again.

    *Coca-Cola, would you believe it?

  • Découvrez le destin de 8 héroines exceptionnelles et l'univers de 8 écrivains de grand talent ! Au programme les extraits de : - Une autre vie de S J Watson - Les Réponses de Elisabeth Little - Deux de Penny Hancock - La Fille du train de Paula Hawkins - Les Apparences de Gillian Flynn - L'Oubli de Emma Healey - Tout ce qu'on ne s'est jamais dit de Celeste NG - Tout n'est pas perdu de Wendy Walker

  • Anglais Dear Daughter

    Little Elizabeth

    'As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii.

    Oh, I thought I was so clever.

    But you probably already know that I'm not.' LA IT girl Janie Jenkins has it all. The looks, the brains, the connections. The criminal record.



    Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. Now she's been released on a technicality she's determined to unravel the mystery of her mother's last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back of beyond. But with the whole of America's media on her tail, convinced she's literally got away with murder, she has to do everything she can to throw her pursuers off the scent.



    She knows she really didn't like her mother. Could she have killed her?

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