Au Québec, sur les bords du lac Saint-Jean, en 1928. Pendant que de nouvelles crues dévastatrices frappent les propriétés des riverains installés sur le pourtour de cette véritable mer intérieure, Emma Cloutier est retrouvée noyée près de la ferme ancestrale.Ce deuil cruel sème la discorde et le mensonge dans la famille Cloutier, surtout lorsque Jacinthe, la soeur aînée de la victime, tente de comprendre ce qui s'est réellement passé. Menant sa propre enquête, elle découvre peu à peu les sombres secrets que préservait jalousement Emma, institutrice à l'allure si sage, que tous croyaient bien connaître...
Après le formidable succès de la saga L'Orpheline des neiges, Marie- Bernadette Dupuy nous entraîne dans un nouveau tourbillon de passions et d'aventures dans les décors fabuleux du Canada.
1928, dans le village de Saint-Prime, sur les rives du lac Saint-Jean, au Québec. Jacinthe, l'aînée des Cloutier, s'estime comblée. Elle exerce son métier d'infirmière avec passion. Heureuse en ménage, elle mène une existence en apparence paisible non loin de ses parents cultivateurs, de son frère Lauric et de sa soeur Sidonie, des jumeaux. Les Cloutier élèvent aussi Anathalie, la fille d'Emma, benjamine de la famille, morte tragiquement dans les eaux du lac en laissant cette enfant de père inconnu.
Les Cloutier, aussi unis soient-ils, n'ont jamais complètement surmonté ce drame. En quête de sérénité, Jacinthe s'acharne à découvrir l'identité du père d'Anathalie. Sans se douter que de nouvelles tragédies précipiteront le destin des uns et des autres dans le chaos... Passée maître dans l'art de l'intrigue et des rebondissements, Marie-Bernadette Dupuy nous fait partager les joies, les peines, les angoisses, les bonheurs d'une famille extraordinairement attachante et nous entraîne dans un tourbillon de surprises et de révélations.
Un lycéen brillant trouve un cahier qui a le pouvoir de tuer. Plutôt que de s'en servir pour son intérêt, il espère transformer la société en éliminant tous les criminels.
Le manga Death Note pose la question du juste et de l'injuste, du Bien et du Mal, de l'efficacité politique et de la droiture morale. Formidable outil de réflexion politique, il est étudié et analysé dans cet ouvrage, à la lumière des grands philosophes.
Un outil d'initiation à la philosophie qui ravira également les lycéens à l'approche du baccalauréat.
Nobody really knows who these men are- men in black dropped off by a helicopter on the outskirts of a small Afghan village; wading through swamps in Croatia, intent on killing a war criminal; who ensure the protection of a Canadian General in Rwanda; who subdue hostage takers in Peru; and who prove, on-site, the Serbian disarmament lies told by President Milosevic.
DENIS MORISSET was part of the initial sixteen-member Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2) unit from 1993-2001. His extensive and rigorous training and hardships will make more than one reader realize that his being alive today is nothing short of a miracle. Seven members of his unit have not lived to tell the tale.
Canada, for good reason, will never render justice to these anonymous combatants whose only medals of bravery are the numerous scars still visible on their bullet-proof vests.
Unlike the British SAS and the United States' Delta Force, this special Canadian intervention unit was, according to David Rudd of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, trained "to infiltrate into dangerous areas behind enemy lines, look for key targets and take them out. They don't go out to arrest people. They don't go out there to hand out food parcels. They go out to kill targets."
There is nothing peaceful about Samia Shariff's account. Life has not been easy for this Algerian woman, who was born in France. The third child in a Muslim family whose father is a prosperous and respected businessman, Samia was not welcome in a clan where the birth of a daughter was considered a punishment from Allah!
A powerful, at times almost unbearable narrative, Veil of Fear draws us into a world of men who justify most of their actions towards women by means of an abusive interpretation of the Koran and its teaching. Thus, from the time of her birth, Samia lives in fear. In fear of her mother, of her father, of the husband she was forced to marry at the age of 16, of the fundamentalists who constantly threaten her, of the obstetricians who want to put her to sleep, of what might happen to her children, of fleeing towards the unknown, of choosing freedom over assured wealth and, above all, of making her daughters live through the same torments she has experienced. Humiliated, beaten, raped, harassed, she had the intelligence and courage to break out of the infernal circle in which a woman depends on the totalitarian power of a man, from generation to generation. Thus, in November 2001, using false passports for herself and her five children, she crossed the Atlantic Ocean and took refuge in Canada, where she was finally able to start a real life as a mother and woman.
In a style that is both simple and effective, Samia recounts her life, her trials and, above all, her victories. For several decades she was the instrument of a completely incredible belief system that granted her no rights whatsoever, not even the right to love or even live in peace. In this respect, she is now the spokeswoman for millions of other women who have stories that are similar and possibly even worse, to tell us. In her own words, Samia says, "I lost everything I had in order to obtain what I never had: peace and love."
The Epiphany, 1916.
On an unforgivingly cold winter's night in Val-Jalbert, Lac-Saint-Jean, a twelve month-old child, wrapped in furs, is discovered by a nun from the convent school. The discovery of this abandoned girl, possibly afflicted by the dreaded chicken pox, deeply upsets the nuns from Notre-Dame-Bon-Conseil who have just taken on their teaching duties. Val-Jalbert, a small factory-town built at the foot of the Ouiatchouan River, is run by the pulp and paper company. The villagers are hard-working and have everything they need. Life in Val Jalbert flows in an orderly fashion, morally irreproachable.
The child of the night increasingly disrupts the nuns and their neighbors, the Marois family, who eventually take her in. But where does Marie-Hermine, with eyes so blue, come from? Why did her parents drop her off like a heavy burden on the steps of the convent school? Over the years, the orphan girl will become affectionately known as ``the Winter Nightingale'' because of her extroardinary voice, and she will become the pride of the factory village which is later abandoned, doomed after the closure of the industry in 1927. Homes are now empty, gardens left unattended, and the nuns leave the barren village. During these unfortunate incidents, Marie-Hermine's past resurfaces and jealousies erupt, such as the love of a young metis named Toshan, encountered during a trip to Lac-Saint-Jean.
Pays du Lac-Saint-Jean, janvier 1929
Jacinthe Cloutier exerce toujours la profession d'infirmière à Saint-Prime, son village natal durement touché par des inondations dévastatrices quelques mois plus tôt. Après avoir sauvé un patient atteint de rage à la suite d'une attaque par un loup, elle découvre qu'il est le frère de la guérisseuse du village, la mystérieuse Mathilda. Une amitié sincère lie les deux femmes, mais lorsque cette dernière assiste Alberta, la mère de Jacinthe, lors de son accouchement, les choses tournent mal. S'enclenche alors une série de drames amoindris par la venue au monde du petit Caleb, qui a survécu à sa mère. Jacinthe n'a d'autre choix que d'abandonner son métier pour en prendre soin. Quatre ans plus tard, ballotés entre l'amour illicite que porte toujours Loric pour sa soeur jumelle, Sidonie, et le délire du simple d'esprit Pacôme, qui voit en Anathalie la réincarnation de sa mère Emma, morte tragiquement dans les folles eaux du lac Saint-Jean en 1928, les membres de la famille Cloutier peinent à trouver la sérénité. Réussiront-ils à enfin à saisir un jour ce bonheur tant attendu?
Second et dernier tome d'une série ayant pour cadre les vastes et magnifiques panoramas du Lac-Saint-Jean, ses plaines fertiles et ses forêts boréales denses et giboyeuses, Les Sortilèges du lac clôt admirablement une courte série riche en émotions, en revirements et surtout en passion. C'est évident, Marie-Bernadette Dupuy est encore et toujours au sommet de son art, au grand plaisir de ses centaines de milliers de lectrices et lecteurs à travers le monde.
Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child's voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion.
Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. What Happens When a Loved One Dies? is the second book in the series. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
Giddy sugarplum or calculating bitch? Pretty Konstanze aroused strong feelings among her contemporaries. Her in-law's loathed her. Mozart's friends, more than forty years after his death, remained eager to gossip about her "failures" as wife to the world's first superstar. Maturing from child, to wife, to hard-headed widow, Konstanze would pay Mozart's debts, provide for their children, and relentlessly market and mythologize her brilliant husband. Mozart's letters attest to his affection for Konstanze as well as to their powerful sexual bond. Nevertheless, prominent among the many mysteries surrounding the composer's untimely death: why did his much beloved Konstanze never mark his grave?
One minute Jack's in math class. The next, he's on a dark, cobblestoned, empty street. Empty, that is, except for a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl. "Matches, mister?" she asks, and just like that, Jack's life collides with one of Hans Christian Andersen's grimmest tales. And just when he has almost convinced himself it was just a weird dream, it happens again.
Suddenly, Jack's ideas about what is "real" or "possible" no longer apply. While he and his new girlfriend, Lucy, struggle to understand who or what the Match Girl is, they come to realize they must also find a way to keep Jack away from her. The Match Girl is not just a sad, lonely soul; she's dangerous. And each time Jack is drawn into her gray, solitary world, she becomes stronger, more alive...and more attached to Jack.
She wants to keep Jack for her very own, even if that means he will die.
n Indian Creek, no one is quite what he or she seems. Some are likeable enough that you'd enjoy sitting down with them at Cam's Hideaway Bar and tossing back a beer. Others are as irritating as a flat tire, like the posturing Frank Perkins, who'd twist the truth if it made him look like a big man. The victim's daughter, a beautiful young woman, searches for the truth about her mother's death
Thea and her dad are always on the move, from one small Cariboo town to another, trying to leave behind the pain of Thea's mom's death. They never stay long enough in one place for Thea to make friends, but when her dad gets work renovating a guest ranch on Gumboot Lake, she dares to hope that their wandering days are over. At the ranch she makes friends with Van, a local boy, and works hard to build the trust of an abused horse named Renegade. When Thea unearths the decades-old story of a four-year-old girl who disappeared from the ranch and was never seen again, she enlists Van to help her solve the mystery. When some disturbing facts come to light, she finally starts to come to terms with the losses in her own life.
Having barely survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, fifteen-year-old Adrien, working at her Aunt Erin's summer camp, is caught between the land of the living and the spirit world, unsure where she belongs. As she struggles to understand the message delivered by the spirits of the five young women that only she sees, she learns of the tragic consequences of their connection to her aunt. Faced with the knowledge that another aneurysm could strike her at any time and mostly shunned by the other staff because she is the boss's niece, Adrien finds a soulmate in Paul, the camp handyman, who is convinced that he has seen his own death foretold.
Growing up in a picturesque Newfoundland fishing village should be idyllic for sixteen-year-old Kit Ryan, but living with an alcoholic father makes Kit's day-to-day life unpredictable and almost intolerable. When the 1992 cod moratorium forces her father out of a job, the tension between Kit and her father grows. Forced to leave their rural community, the family moves to the city, where they live with Uncle Iggy, a widower with problems of his own. Immediately pegged as a "baygirl," Kit struggles to fit in, but longstanding trust issues threaten to hold her back when a boy named Elliot expresses an interest in her.
When sixteen-year-old Hannah gets stung, she rises out of her body, where she's greeted by her dead boyfriend, Logan, and a loving but unseen presence. She wants to stay with them. They say no. She must go back. There's something she must do.
But Hannah can't figure out what it is. Nor can she make sense of the weird things happening around her. Since the sting, she seems to have the ability to heal. Hannah doesn't know what to think. And then she faces another challenge: Logan has a purpose in mind for her new gift. And it's a purpose Hannah can't bear to face.
Eleven-year-old Edie Jasmine Snow has a "perfect" thirteen-year-old sister, two loving parents, and a cat named Dusty. She also has a grandmother she suspects is a witch and a grandfather who insists on calling her Albert. Framed by family summer vacations at the lake, All-Season Edie follows Edie through a tumultuous year in which her beloved grandfather becomes ill. In the face of family tragedy, Edie tries to practice witchcraft, learns to dance the flamenco, meets the Greek god Zeus doing his Christmas shopping at the mall, ruins the most important party of her sister's life and realizes that her family is both completely strange and absolutely normal.
When her mother died two years earlier, Izzy thought the world would change in some identifiable way, but it didn't. It didn't even slow down. Along with constantly watching her brother, Jason, to ensure he didn't repeat his involvement with drugs, Izzy has managed to get through school and the rest of her life using her mother's endless "rules" as guidance, even making up some of her own as she goes along. When her father starts dating again and then decides to get married, Izzy is unprepared. She is convinced she will hate this intruder in her ordered life and is certain that their family is complete as it is. When her father's new girlfriend becomes pregnant, and her health is threatened, Izzy finds that there might just be room in her family for Anne. And while trying to save her brother and stay true to the "rules," Izzy realizes that family involves more than blood and that rules aren't always absolute. A touching, often funny, story of love and acceptance, Rules for Life is a reminder that while we can't choose the family we are born with, we can choose the people we take along for the ride.
In this timeless classic set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea, tends his garden and waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth of knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear.
Waiting for the Whales illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child and celebrates the restorative power of the natural world. Originally published twenty-five years ago, this award-winning picture book is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.
Tamar Robinson knows a lot about loss-more than any teenager should. Her younger sisters are dead, her parents are adrift in a sea of grief, and now Tamar is losing her hair. Nevertheless, she navigates her rocky life as best she can, not always with grace, but with her own brand of twisted humor. She joins the chess club with her friend Roy, earns a part in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, buys an awesome wig, lands a crappy job, gets invited to the prom (by three different guys!) and helps her parents re-enter the land of the living. What Tamar lacks in tact (and hair), she makes up for in sheer tenacity.
Logan always takes the easy way out. After a night of drinking and driving he wakes up to find he has been involved in a senseless car accident and is dead. With the help of his guide, Wade, and the spirit of his grandmother, he realizes he has taken the wrong exit—he wasn't meant to die. His life had a purpose—to save his sister—but he took the easy way out and he failed. Now, before he can rest in peace, he has to try and save his sister from a future no child should face. He will only get one chance and he cannot afford to fail this time—for Amy’s sake and for his own.