451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume.
Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif.
Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.
@00000327@@00000373@NEW YORK TIMES @00000155@BESTSELLER @00000041@bull; Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today@00000065@s preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling.@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda@00000065@s release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.@00000065@s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda@00000065@s broken life.@00000341@ @00000341@ At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda@00000065@s missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror.@00000341@ @00000341@ As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex@00000065@s brilliant mind is challenged as never before--and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@Praise for @00000373@Breakdown@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000327@@00000373@ @00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Bookreporter@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Blackpool Gazette@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000327@Praise for Jonathan Kellerman@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Jonathan Kellerman@00000065@s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Los Angeles Times@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000373@ @00000155@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Kellerman doesn@00000065@t just write psychological thrillers--he owns the genre.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@@00000373@--Detroit Free Press@00000155@@00000133@
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
T. S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radical
What if you found out that your family isnt yours at all? How far would you go to protect them? A gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before . . . . [JP] Delaney takes domestic suspense beyond its comfort zone.--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review Pete Riley answers the door one morning and lets in a parents worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating news that Petes son, Theo, isnt actually his son--he is the Lamberts, switched at birth by an understaffed hospital while their real son was sent home with Miles and his wife, Lucy. For Pete, his partner Maddie, and the little boy theyve been raising for the past two years, life will never be the same again. The two families, reeling from the shock, take comfort in shared good intentions, eagerly entwining their very different lives in the hope of becoming one unconventional modern family. But a plan to sue the hospital triggers an official investigation that unearths some disturbing questions about the night their children were switched. How much can they trust the other parents--or even each other? What secrets are hidden behind the Lamberts glossy front door? Stretched to the breaking point, Pete and Maddie discover they will each stop at nothing to keep their family safe. They are done playing nice.
The perfect life. The perfect love. The perfect lie. From the bestselling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping new psychological thriller. . . . Dynamic, razor-sharp, and thought-provoking . . . a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any youve read before.--Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. Hes a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valleys most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husbands motives--and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to Abbie half a decade ago? Beware the man who calls you . . . THE PERFECT WIFE Advance praise for The Perfect Wife A twisty, completely original psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and doesnt let go until the very end. --Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant. . . . speculative fiction mixed up with a mind-bendingly twisty psycho thriller! I devoured it. --C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man A tour de force . . . The Perfect Wife is a chilling and uniquely disturbing twenty-first-century twist on the unreliable narrator that makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking book. It asks troubling questions about selfhood and souls and what makes us human, and plays them out in a compelling psychological thriller. --Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
Thomas Pitt, agent des services très secrets de la reine Victoria, la Special Branch, et son supérieur, le glacial Narraway, sont convoqués de toute urgence au palais de Buckingham. L'impensable vient de se produire : un crime barbare a été commis sur la personne d'une prostituée, retrouvée au petit matin dans un placard. La jeune femme était « invitée » à une fête très privée donnée par le prince de Galles. Le coupable doit être désigné et l'affaire étouffée au plus vite, avant que le scandale ne s'ébruite hors du palais, au risque de mettre la Couronne en péril...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate.-- The Washington Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a womens reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding. Praise for A Spark of Light This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it. -- People Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi Picoults compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues. -- Us Weekly
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE [Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.-- Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that shes been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and dont want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedys counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each others trust, and come to see that what theyve been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesnt offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice. -- The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down. -- San Francisco Book Review
A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a coastal village in Maine--and to a string of unsolved murders--in this novel of romance and psychological suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. Suspenseful, sexy, and soulful.--J. R. Ward, bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodies Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there. Rumor has it that Captain Jeremiah Brodie has haunted the house for more than a century. One night, Ava confronts the apparition, who feels all too real, and who welcomes her into his world--and into his arms. Even as Ava questions her own sanity, she eagerly looks forward to the captains ghostly visits. But she soon learns that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that those in the village dont want to reveal: Every woman who has ever lived in Brodies Watch has also died there. Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-and-blood killer at work? A killer who is even now circling closer to Ava? Advance praise for The Shape of Night Gerritsen is at her atmospheric best in this spine-tingling tale of a lone woman, an old house, and all the secrets everyone tries to hide. --Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author With a twisty mix of dangerous passion, obsession, and suspense, Tess Gerritsen reinvents the Gothic novel, giving it a razor-sharp, modern edge. --Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of Untouchable Curl up in your favorite reading chair and let Tess Gerritsen whisk you away to a coastal town reminiscent of Daphne du Mauriers best settings. You are in for a dark and sexy night, and you will be up very late with Tesss twisted, haunting tale. --Iris Johansen, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Les élections approchent à grands pas. Les passions sont si vives que l´on dépêche Thomas Pitt pour contenir un hypothétique désastre national. Le conservateur, Charles Voisey, est opposéà Aubrey Serracold, candidat libéral, dont les affinités de sa femme avec le spiritisme menacent ses chances de l´emporter. En effet, un extra-lucide en vogue est retrouvé sauvagement assassiné chez elle, au lendemain d´une de ses séances ésotériques à laquelle participait Rose Serracold.
Pendant ce temps, Charlotte est à la campagne avec ses enfants. Les Pitt ignorent encore que la même force maléfique plane au dessus d´eux.
Traduit de l'anglais par Paul Benita
In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation. [A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.-- Booklist (starred review) Claire Wright is desperate. A British drama student in New York without a green card, she takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pickup in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands. But then the game changes. When one of her targets becomes the suspect in a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting chops to lure him into a confession. From the start, she questions the part shes being asked to play: Is Patrick Fogler a killer? Or is there more to this setup than shes being told? Claire will soon realize she is playing the deadliest role of her life. Praise for Believe Me For readers who enjoyed the paranoia factor in A. J. Finns The Woman in the Window or the unreliable narrator of Paula Hawkinss The Girl on the Train . -- Library Journal Produces a bobsled runs worth of twists. -- Publishers Weekly An intense, stylish psychological thriller. -- Good Housekeeping A dark and haunting thriller . . . A superb evocation of conflicted emotions, this never lets you guess whats coming next. -- Daily Mail I so enjoyed it--what a twisty, exciting read. --Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me
Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes.
As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.
Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever...
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the ridiculously fun and large-hearted (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. Praise for Ready Player One Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix . -- USA Today An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart. -- CNN Delightful . . . the grown-ups Harry Potter . -- HuffPost As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates. -- Entertainment Weekly Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful. --Daily Mail (UK) A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture. --San Francisco Chronicle A geek fantasia, 80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once. -- Austin American-Statesman
Former British intelligence officer Jonathan Pine attempts to infiltrate the entourage of Roper, a sinister and powerful Englishman responsible for fitting together the pieces for a monumental arms-for-cocaine deal. Reprint.
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County-to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto-pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River -John Irving's twelfth novel-depicts the recent half-century in the United States as "a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course." From the novel's taut opening sentence-"The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long"-to its elegiac final chapter, Last Night in Twisted River is written with the historical authenticity and emotional authority of The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany . It is also as violent and disturbing a story as John Irving's breakthrough bestseller, The World According to Garp. What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice-the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller. Near the end of this moving novel, John Irving writes: "We don't always have a choice how we get to know one another. Sometimes, people fall into our lives cleanly-as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth-the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be part of our lives."
Recounting his first two hundred years of life, a vampire tells of his erotic alliance with Claudia, whose passions are forever locked up in the body of a child
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Book club pick for Emma Watsons Our Shared Shelf A deeply spiritual book [that] honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women.-- The Washington Post Book World Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, societys attempt to civilize us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. In Women Who Run with the Wolves , Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul. Praise for Women Who Run with the Wolves Women Who Run with the Wolves isnt just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle from one who knows. --Alice Walker I am grateful to Women Who Run with the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. Everyone who can read should read this book. --Maya Angelou An inspiring book, the vitamins for the soul [for] women who are cut off from their intuitive nature. -- San Francisco Chronicle Stands out from the pack . . . a joy and sparkle in [the] prose . . . This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work. . . . It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift. -- Los Angeles Times A mesmerizing voice . . . dramatic storytelling she learned at the knees of her [immigrant] aunts. -- Newsweek The work of Clarissa Pinkola Estés, rooted in old and deep family rites and in archetypal psychology, recognizes that the soul is not lost, but has been put to sleep. This volume reminds us that we are nature for all our sophistication, that we are still wild, and the recovery of that vitality will itself set us right in the world. --Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
@00000327@NATIONAL BESTSELLER @00000041@bull; Two sensational unsolved crimes--one in the past, another in the present--are linked by one man@00000065@s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@Includes an exclusive conversation between Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY@00000133@@00000341@ @00000327@@00000373@The Wall Street Journal@00000155@ @00000041@bull; NPR @00000041@bull; @00000133@@00000373@@00000327@The New York Times@00000133@@00000155@@00000327@ @00000041@bull; @00000373@Los Angeles Times@00000155@ @00000041@bull; @00000373@The Washington Post@00000155@ @00000041@bull; @00000373@Kirkus Reviews@00000155@ @00000041@bull; @00000373@Publishers Weekly@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;We are always telling a story @00000373@to@00000155@ ourselves, about ourselves.@00000041@rdquo; This is one of the little mantras Dustin Tillman likes to share with his patients, and it@00000065@s meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie?@00000341@@00000341@ A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his forties when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin@00000065@s parents, aunt, and uncle. The trial came to epitomize the 1980s hysteria over Satanic cults; despite the lack of physical evidence, the jury believed the outlandish accusations Dustin and his cousin made against Rusty. Now, after DNA analysis has overturned the conviction, Dustin braces for a reckoning.@00000341@@00000341@Meanwhile, one of Dustin@00000065@s patients has been plying him with stories of the drowning deaths of a string of drunk college boys. At first Dustin dismisses his patient's suggestions that a serial killer is at work as paranoid thinking, but as the two embark on an amateur investigation, Dustin starts to believe that there@00000065@s more to the deaths than coincidence. Soon he becomes obsessed, crossing all professional boundaries--and putting his own family in harm@00000065@s way.@00000341@@00000341@ From one of today@00000065@s most renowned practitioners of literary suspense, @00000373@Ill Will @00000155@is an intimate thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception. In Dan Chaon@00000065@s nimble, chilling prose, the past looms over the present, turning each into a haunted place.@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@@00000041@ldquo;In his haunting, strikingly original new novel, [Dan] Chaon takes formidable risks, dismantling his timeline like a film editor.@00000041@rdquo;--@00000373@The New York Times Book Review@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@ @00000041@ldquo;The scariest novel of the year . . . ingenious . . . Chaon@00000065@s novel walks along a garrote stretched taut between Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock.@00000041@rdquo;--@00000373@The Washington Post@00000155@@00000133@