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    By Charles Foran

    Foran's ebook is IT: the definitive, unique, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, altering occasions that nurtured him. it's also a rare love tale that lasted part a century.

    The first significant biography with entry to kin letters and documents. Mordecai Richler was once an oversized and outrageous novelist whose lifestyles reads like fiction.

    Mordecai Richler gained a number of Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, between others, in addition to many awards for his kid's books. He additionally wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His impression used to be better than lifestyles in Canada and in another country. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the web page the richness of Mordecai's lifestyles as younger bohemian, irreverent author, passionate and arguable Canadian, dependable good friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught formative years, and provides us the "portrait of a marriage" — the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as loved father of 5. The portrait is alive and intimate — warts and all.

    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Download E-books Bay of Spirits: A Love Story (Globe and Mail Best Books) PDF

    By Farley Mowat

    In 1957, Farley Mowat shipped out aboard considered one of Newfoundland’s recognized coastal steamers, tramping from outport to outport alongside the southwest coast. The indomitable spirit of the folk and the awful fantastic thing about the panorama may entice him again time and again over the years. within the strategy of falling in love with a humans and a spot, Mowat additionally met the lady who could be the nice love of his existence.

    A stunningly attractive and proficient younger artist, Claire Wheeler insouciantly climbed aboard Farley’s cherished yet jinxed schooner because it lay at the St. Pierre docks, once more in a cradle for maintenance, and altered either their lives perpetually. this can be the tale of that love affair, of summers spent crusing the Newfoundland coast, and in their selection to begin their lifestyles jointly in Burgeo, one of many province’s final last outports. it's also an unforgettable portrait of the final of the outport humans and a life-style that had survived for hundreds of years yet was once now passing endlessly.

    Affectionate, unsentimental, this can be a burnished gem from an undiminished talent.

    I was once inside of my vessel portray the cabin whilst I heard the sounds of a scuffle close by. I poked my head out the companionway in time to work out a lithesome younger girl swarming up the ladder which leaned opposed to chuffed Adventure’s flank. Whining optimistically, the shipyard puppy used to be endeavouring to stick with this beautiful stranger. i may see why. As slender and sleek as a ballet dancer (which, i might later examine, used to be one among her avocations), she donning a sparkling golden helmet (her personal easily bobbed head of hair) and was once as radiantly beautiful as any Saxon goddess. I invited her aboard, whereas pushing the puppy down the ladder.

    “That’s in basic terms Blanche,” I reassured my customer. “He won’t chew. He’s simply, uh . . . being friendly.”

    “That’s great to know,” she stated sweetly. Then she smiled . . . and that i used to be lost.
    –From Bay of Spirits

    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Download E-books Des truites à la tomate PDF

    By Philippe Poloni

    Dans ce suspens aux allures baroques, il n’y a qu’un seul coupable et il s’agit d’un tableau, Le Carré blanc sur fond blanc de Kasimir Malevitch. À reason de lui, des individus seront amenés à commettre des crimes. l. a. mort comme métaphore devient ainsi le aspect valuable d’une recherche esthétique troublante.

    Dans un type grinçant, Philippe Poloni nous conduit dans une histoire aux développements rocambolesques. Ses personnages bigarrés nous entraînent successivement dans los angeles mort des arts et l. a. mort tout court docket. Rien de moins !

    John Di Homogrosso, gardien au Musée d’art moderne de long island, remarque un homme qui vient toujours contempler le même tableau. Voulant savoir pourquoi quelqu’un peut s’intéresser tant à un carré blanc sur fond blanc, il décide d’aborder le mystérieux visiteur. C’est ainsi qu’il apprend que cet homme, un artiste en style du nom de Cosmo Maffia, ne peut plus peindre depuis qu’il a vu cette œuvre. À ses yeux, les limites de l. a. peinture ont été atteintes, rien ne peut surpasser cette toile.

    James de Carton, le galériste responsable de los angeles carrière de Maffia, est désespéré. Que va-t-il vendre à sa clientèle sélecte si Cosmo Maffia refuse désormais de peindre? D’autant plus qu’une autre artiste courue dans le Tout big apple, Anita Braun, vient aussi de quitter son écurie à reason d’un melanoma qui l’arrache à los angeles vie pièce par pièce et qui lui gruge toutes ses énergies.

    Deux artistes cessent donc de peindre au même second. Intrigués par les motivations de chacun, Braun et Maffia se rencontrent. Pour se sortir du gouffre artistique dans lequel ils se trouvent, Anita Braun va proposer à Cosmo une nouvelle manifestation esthétique : l’homicide comme l’un des Beaux-Arts. Soigneusement choisies par Anita Braun, les victimes vont rapidement se succéder. Mais Cosmo se met à douter des nobles intentions artistiques de sa collègue et les meurtres commencent à lui peser lourd sur los angeles conscience…

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  • Download E-books Swimming in the Monsoon Sea PDF

    By Shyam Selvadurai

    Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text)

    The environment is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it's the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is stuck up within the lifetime of the pleased, well-to-do loved ones during which he's being raised by means of his shiny Auntie package deal and kindly Uncle fortunate. He attempts to not contemplate his lifestyles “before,” while his doting mom used to be nonetheless alive. Amrith’s vacation plans appear unpromising: he desires to look in his school’s construction of Othello and he's studying to sort at Uncle Lucky’s tropical fish company. Then, like an unforeseen monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith’s ordered existence is storm-tossed. He reveals himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its strong subject of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama within which Amrith unearths himself immersed.

    Shyam Selvadurai’s impressive novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him foreign acclaim. during this, his first younger grownup novel, he explores past love with readability, humor,
    and compassion.

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  • Download E-books Tout homme rêve d'être un gangster PDF

    By Jean Charbonneau

    J’aime tout de los angeles major : ses golf equipment, ses putes, ses truands, sa saleté, sa sauvagerie, sa vulgarité, sa violence. Tout.

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    Déjà spécialisé dans le racket de l. a. security, Jérôme voit grand et souhaite se lancer dans l. a. distribution d’héroïne pour assurer le bien-être des siens. Seule ombre au tableau : son jeune frère Georges travaille pour celui qui contrôle ce marché à Montréal…

    Quant aux femmes du extended family Ménard, elles cultivent aussi leur half de rêves inaccessibles. Heureusement que l. a. famille représente ce qu’il y a de plus citadel quand tout le reste fait défaut.

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  • Download E-books Gaby Bernier, Tome 1 PDF

    By Pauline Gill

    Retrouvez l. a. plume irrésistible de Pauline Gill dans une toute nouvelle série historique passionnante !

    Fidèle à ses amours, Pauline Gill fait le pari de nous faire découvrir l’incroyable destin d’une femme oubliée de notre histoire. Découvrez, dans ce leading tome, los angeles jeunesse de l’attachante Gaby Bernier, qui, à l’instar de son idole Coco Chanel, connaîtra une carrière exceptionnelle dans le monde de los angeles high fashion montréalaise. Une jeune femme douée pour le bonheur et qui n’a pas froid aux yeux !

    C’est au tout début du XXe siècle que débute l. a. passionnante histoire de Gabrielle Bernier. De Chambly à l’Orphelinat Sainte- Catherine à Montréal, en passant par Saint-Henri, elle devra faire preuve de beaucoup de braveness et de détermination pour surmonter les difficultés engendrées par los angeles mort accidentelle de son père. Mais, comme sa mère Séneville, son frère Donio et sa jeune sœur Éva, Gaby Bernier n’est pas de ceux qui se découragent ou se laissent marcher sur les pieds! Bien entourée de sa famille, elle réussira à traverser des épreuves et à accomplir son rêve : faire ses preuves dans le domaine de l. a. high fashion jusqu’à ce qu’elle devienne, à 26 ans, une femme d’affaire accomplie. Elle charisma même l’occasion d’aller à Paris, où elle rencontrera son idole Coco Chanel, avec qui elle partage de nombreux issues communs.

    Trois dimensions construisent le roman : des extraits fictifs du magazine de Gaby, le récit de sa vie et des indiscrétions d’Éva, qui nous révèle les petits secrets and techniques de Gaby.

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  • Download E-books The Frozen Thames PDF

    By Helen Humphreys

    In its lengthy background, the river Thames has frozen strong 40 instances. those are the tales of that frozen river.

    So starts off this breathtaking and unique paintings, which incorporates 40 vignettes in line with occasions that truly happened whenever the historical Thames iced over good. Spanning greater than seven centuries—from 1142 to 1895—and illustrated with beautiful full-color interval paintings, The Frozen Thames is an achingly appealing feat of the imagination…a paintings of fiction that transports us again via historical past to forged us as intimate observers of unforgettable moments in time.

    Whether we’re viewing the marvelous spectacle of King Henry VIII driving around the ice street (while plotting to rid himself of his moment spouse) or engaging in a joyous Frost reasonable at the ice, becoming a member of fanatics assembly at the frozen river through the plague years or coming upon the sight of an immense send frozen into the Thames…these unforgettable tales are a triumph of the mind's eye in addition to a relocating meditation on love, loss, and the transformative powers of nature.

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  • Download E-books The Healer PDF

    By Greg Hollingshead

    A story of poser and therapeutic from the Canadian forests, the place Nature will be nasty and males can simply move mad.

    We’re within the Canadian uplands, a panorama of lakes and forests, cabins and canoes, hunters and hunted. The Healer is a tender teenage lady with a present she unearths challenging to undergo: she turns out capable of heal the ailing, to force out foul spirits. Her father is a brutal guy: robust, tempestuous and violent, he unearths it challenging to deal with his daughter’s skills within the means she would need. A journalist, our crucial narrator, comes among them, despatched by means of his journal to safe a story.

    Entranced via the lady and the vacancy of the land, he buys from a persuasive realtor the derelict lakeside cabin which turns into the centre of the motion, as all 3 major characters swirl right into a vortex of vengeance and violence – violence mirrored in a panorama of storms and floods of terrifying strength. Hollingshead proves himself a author who is aware the deadly strength latent within the flora and fauna. And that guy is an animal too.

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  • Download E-books Anne's House of Dreams (Anne's House of Dreams, Book 5) PDF

    By Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Anne's personal real love, Gilbert Blythe, is eventually a physician, and within the sunshine of the outdated orchard, between their dearest associates, they're approximately to talk their vows. quickly the satisfied couple might be certain for a brand new existence jointly and their very own dream condo, at the misty red seashores of 4 Winds Harbor.

    A new existence capability clean difficulties to resolve, clean surprises. Anne and Gilbert will make new associates and meet their acquaintances: Captain Jim, the lighthouse attendant, along with his unhappy tales of the ocean; leave out Cornelia Bryant, the woman who speaks from the guts — and speaks her brain; and the tragically appealing Leslie Moore, into whose darkish existence Anne shines an excellent light.

    The unique, unabridged text

    A specifically commissioned biography of L. M. Montgomery

    A map of Prince Edward Island

    Anne of eco-friendly Gables, the orphan woman who lives on Prince Edward Island, stories romance as she starts her years of younger maturity.

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