• 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.
     
     

  • Voici enfin le livre accessible et complet que l'on attendait sur la question animale. Clair et bien informé, écrit par un spécialiste de l'éthique, il évite les écueils tant de la propagande que des caricatures journalistiques pour proposer un état des lieux impartial et équilibré sur le problème du statut à accorder aux animaux. Non, tous les défenseurs de la cause animale ne préféreront pas sauver un chien plutôt qu'une personne handicapée. Oui, l'homme se rattache sans contestation possible au règne animal. Mais non, ce n'est pas parce qu'il partage 99 % de ses gènes avec le chimpanzé qu'on peut en déduire qu'il est un singe comme les autres. Et non, considérer qu'il se distingue des autres animaux n'est pas un blanc-seing pour qu'il les maltraite.Mettant au jour les véritables enjeux, parfois vertigineux, de ces questions qui hantent désormais notre actualité, cet ouvrage, tout en faisant montre d'un authentique humanisme, offre au lecteur un bien des plus rares : le moyen de se forger son propre jugement loin des excès manichéens.

  • 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.

  • Fifteen-year-old Zack finds a home made CD with the word Famous written on it. Lonely and bored while suspended from school, he puts the CD on and loses himself in the music. Zack has sound-color synesthesia. He sees colors when he hears music, and the music on the Famous CD causes incredible patterns of color for him. Zack becomes obsessed with the girl on the CD and tries to find her. He tracks down the singer, Jolene, in a cafe where she works while she dreams of the big time. He convinces her to let him help her achieve her dreams, but soon discovers that in her quest for fame, Jolene has done a lot of damage. Stuff We All Get is a gentle critique of celebrity culture in North America.
    Also available in French.

  • Amateur detective and singing sensation Dinah Galloway has enough on her plate without having to worry about being pursued by a vengeful stalker. The red-headed twelve-year-old is in the running to sing in commercials promoting beautiful British Columbia. To clinch the job, Dinah has to get fit at a wellness retreat on Salt Spring Island. Veggies? Exercise? Yech! Grudgingly, though, Dinah admits that her lifestyle could be a little healthier. Off to Salt Spring she goes, along with the two other finalists: one friendly, the other the last word in sulky. Her friends Talbot and Pantelli make their usual disruptive appearances, along with Dinah's ever-anxious mother and cool, elegant sister Madge. Hoping to shed not only pounds but her crazed pursuer, Dinah learns the true meaning of personal best—it truly is how you play the game, not whether you win or lose.

  • Kallie Echo is starting to think dreams are dangerous. Her dad had one-to be a rock star-and then he died. Now Kallie is practically homeless and her life is falling apart. So when a punk band asks Kallie to sing for them, she must decide if she's got the heart to front a band of rocker chicks (and one trans guy). Can she find a new purpose in punk? And will the drummer with the amazing smile break her heart?
    The band goes on tour, and everything hinges on Kallie. It's a lot of pressure-especially when you throw in substance abuse and Kallie's deadbeat mom showing up at the worst time. Kallie must learn to trust her friends, and herself, if she's going to get over the past and make a new future. But if she dares to dream again, will she lose it all?

  • After a hang glider crashes into the pool of the house where Dinah and Madge are house-sitting, the hapless pilot creates more than a splash of suspicion in Dinah's mind. Why does this itchy intruder make off with Dinah's inflatable turtle? Why is someone trying to drive their cat-mad neighbor away? And what is the connection with the balding stranger seen lurking behind the hedge? And when Madge's boyfriend starts a campaign to save the endangered spotted owl, it seems that a crooked politician may be out to destroy the habitat of the near-extinct animal. While Madge paints, Dinah brushes aside suggestions that she be a quiet, well-behaved guest in this posh North Vancouver neighborhood. There's just too much for Dinah and her friends, tree-fanatic Pantelli and irritatingly conscientious Talbot, to investigate in this hilariously suspenseful adventure. Along with learning about endangered animals and fragile ecosystems, Dinah runs across clueless reporters and greedy developers, all the while continuing to belt out her favorite songs and satisfy her healthy appetite.

  • Zack a quinze ans. Il a été exclu de l'école et il s'ennuie. N'importe quelle activité serait la bienvenue. Lorsque sa mère l'amène faire de la géocache, Zack trouve un CD portant l'inscription « Célèbre ». Lorsqu'il l'écoute, la musique l'éblouit. Zack fait de la synesthésie : il voit des couleurs lorsqu'il entend de la musique et celle-ci lui fait voir d'incroyables motifs colorés. Zack devient obsédé par la fille qui chante sur le CD et décide qu'il doit la trouver.

    Suspended from school, lonely and bored, fifteen-year-old Zack will do anything for amusement. His mom drags him out geocaching, and Zach finds a CD with the word Famous written across it. He puts the CD in his stereo and loses himself in the music. Zack has sound-color synesthesia. He sees colors when he hears music, and the music on the Famous CD causes incredible patterns of color for him. Zack becomes obsessed with the girl on the CD and decides he has to find her.

  • Confronting a prowler in the backyard, Dinah is determined to find out why someone has taken an interest in her older sister and herself. Who is the buck-tooth burglar? Why are the Rinaldi's tomatoes always involved? And what is the connection between Madge's boyfriend and GASP, a group of well-intentioned anti-smoking activists? When it becomes apparent that Wellman Talent, the modeling agency Madge works for, is making deals with an unscrupulous tobacco company, and that the spy is out to sabotage GASPís plans to expose the connection, Dinah has to call on all her talents, both sleuthing and singing, to solve the case. In the spirit of Sammy Keyes, Dinah gets by on pluck, courage and an irrepressible sense of humor as she is catapulted into a mystery that twists and turns from the blackberry patch to the corporate boardroom.

  • My Mozart

    Juliet Waldron

    Mozart was her teacher, her mentor, her rescuer--and, finally, fatally, her lover. At dawn, in the marble palace of a Prince, a nine-year-old sings for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, then at the peak of his career. Always delighted by musical children, he accepts Nanina as a pupil. Gifted, intense and imaginative, she sees the great "Kapellmeister Mozart" as an avatar of Orpheus and her own, personal divinity. His lessons are irregular and playful, but the teacher/pupil bond grows strong. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro premieres, and Nanina, now twelve, is given a solo part. For her, this is the beginning of a long stage career. For Mozart, it marks the start of his ruin. His greatest works will be composed in poverty and obscurity.

  • Cabin Fever

    Sheila Claydon

    In Sheila Claydon's Cabin Fever, published by Books We Love, the Osprey cruise ship is in trouble. Can Ellie Masters and Andy Smith solve the problem? When they join the ship in New Zealand they soon discover that it's going to be hard work all the way to Australia. Not that either of them intend to let long hours get in the way of their blossoming love affair...until Ellie develops feet of clay..or is it Andy who is the problem? Is he really who he says he is? They joined the ship to help the crew, but now it's Ellie and Andy who need help. Will they get it or is it already too late?

  • The Subtweet

    Vivek Shraya

    "Biting and beautiful." - Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too
    Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki's song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins.
    But as Rukmini's star rises and Neela's stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the center of an internet firestorm.
    Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya's second novel is a stirring examination of making art in the modern era, a love letter to brown women, an authentic glimpse into the music industry, and a nuanced exploration of the promise and peril of being seen.

  • Anglais Snowchild

    Marie-Bernadette Dupuy

    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.

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