" Le 3 avril 2018, sur le chemin de notre maison, un homme, un quadragénaire multirécidiviste est venu percuter si violemment ma voiture que nos vies ont basculé dans l'horreur. Mes filles, Lila, trois ans et demi et Adélaïde vingt-six mois n'ont pas survécu. Quant à mon fils Isaac, âgé d'à peine un mois à l'époque ainsi que moi-même, nous aurons des séquelles à vie. Ce livre n'est pas le récit d'un accident de la route mais la description d'un acte de violence avec une voiture, totalement prévisible. Car oui, utilisée n'importe comment, une voiture devient, comme tout autre objet, une arme. Nous apprenons chaque jour à nos enfants à ne faire de mal à personne mais nos actes sont-ils toujours à la hauteur de nos paroles ? Nos valeurs peuvent-elles être correctement diffusées lorsque nous-mêmes ne les respectons pas ? Chaque fois que nous prenons le volant, posons-nous ces questions : ne suis-je pas en train de commettre un abus au point de me mettre en danger et de mettre en danger les autres ? Pourrai-je embrasser mes enfants ce soir ou permettre aux autres usagers de le faire en agissant de la sorte ? Levez le pied, soyez prudents, pensez à vous, pensez aux autres, respectez-vous, respectez les autres, aimez-vous et aimez les autres... Elles, elles s'aimaient très très fort... "
Adam Gussow is a writer and blues harmonica player. He is associate professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Thaïs is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand relates the overwhelming tragedy experienced by a family as a result of a genetic disorder. A true tale told by a mother, it’s the story of a little girl, of family, friends, and the medical community united to define life by its beauty rather than its length. On the day Thaïs turns two, her mother, the author Anne-Dauphine Julliand, learns that her child has an untreatable genetic disease, the rarest of the rare, a silent disorder that will slowly paralyze her daughter’s nervous system and kill her. Metachromatic leukodystrophy—MLD—is the diagnosis. There is no cure. While the disease may be grim, neither this book nor the people in it are. Grace, dignity, and most of all love mark the lives of all those involved in the care of Thaïs. Julliand does not play down the pain of her child or of her family, or the exhaustion, discouragement, or burden each of them carries. She promises her daughter a full life—not a life like other children have—but a happy life, a life of love. Thaïs’s family and the medical staff around her fight to provide comfort and efficient care, to conserve her dignity, to give her love, to “add life to days when we cannot add days to life.” Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
'Punished' is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.
This is a reprint of the 1940 first-contact Sci Fi classic short story that inspired the two movies titled "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The story differs in many ways from both movies. This is the only annotated paperback available of the story by Harry Bates.
Arthur falls in love with Laura, the young woman he discovers in the closet of his San Francisco apartment whom only he can see, after she informs him that her body is in a coma across town, and when doctors prepare to end Lauren's medical care, it is up to Arthur to preserve their magical bond. Originally published as If Only It Were True. Reissue. (A DreamWorks Pictures film, releasing Fall 2005, starring Reese Witherspoon & Mark Ruffalo) (General Fiction)
This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction.
historical children's novel set in 19th century Francenovel incorporates lessons in several virtues such as obedience, patience, honesty, bravery, self-control, etc.
Tanaka Je suis une fille sage. Je vis selon un code qui ne peut être ni altéré ni enfreint. Il est de mon devoir envers ma famille de rester innocente et pure. D'épouser un homme italien. Les étoiles sont déjà alignées. Mais Nikolai Kozlov réécrit mon destin par quatre mots simples. Désormais, tu m'appartiens. Il fait partie de la mafiya russe. C'est un bandit. Un menteur talentueux sans limites morales. Il est tout ce que l'on m'a appris à haïr. Cet homme est impitoyable. Il prend ce qu'il veut sans une seconde d'hésitation. Et ce qu'il voulait, c'était moi. Il croit contrôler mon destin, mais ce qu'il ignore, c'est que parfois, il faut se méfier des filles sages. Nikolai Je suis un homme dangereux. Je vis selon un code. Le code Vory. Il est de mon devoir envers ma famille de protéger la fraternité. De détruire quiconque menace ce que nous défendons, y compris elle. C'est une danseuse. Une belle petite poupée. Ma prisonnière et mon nouveau jouet préféré. Cette princesse de la mafia croit m'avoir ensorcelé, mais en fin de compte, elle n'est qu'une garantie. C'est dommage de détruire les biens précieux. Mais c'est ce que font les hommes dangereux. *** Dans ce roman indépendant, vous trouverez des gangsters irlandais torrides en abondance. Les Gangs de Boston sont une série de six romans qui peuvent être lus dans l'ordre ou indépendamment les uns des autres. Certains personnages se croisent et si vous préférez les lire à la suite, l'ordre de lecture recommandé est le suivant : Le Corbeau, Le Faucheur, Le Fantôme, Le Saint, Le Bandit, Le Jeune Loup.
Absurd fairy tales, very sensibly told There once was a good little devil - did you read that right? Yes you did: not a wicked little devil but a good one, and boy, was he in a fix! Instead of doing bad things like forgetting his homework and playing tricks on his teachers, this little devil kept trying to be good. He did all his homework - and sometimes enjoyed it! He was never rude and he even encouraged sinners to say sorry. His parents were at their wits' end. So the little devil struck out on his own. On his quest to learn to be good, our little devil meets all kinds of people, from priests to police and from the Pope in Rome to Little Jesus himself. But will the angels let a little red devil with black horns into Heaven? In these thirteen tales, clever young people find nifty ways to overcome greedy kings, wicked witches, unlucky spells and even silly names. And there's a big dash of magic to help them on the way! In these tales, the giants, witches and mermaids of traditional fairy tales leap from the page, animated by a very modern spirit. Blessed with a healthy disrespect for authority, the author took great pleasure in upsetting the natural order of the fantastic.
On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the street by a stranger and bundled into a white van. Hours later she found herself in a dark cellar. When she emerged eight years later, her childhood had gone. In 3,096 Days Natascha tells her incredible story for the first time: her difficult childhood, what exactly happened on the day of her abduction, her imprisonment and the mental and physical abuse she suffered from her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil. 3,096 Days is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and how, against inconceivable odds, Natascha managed to escape unbroken.
An “oddball fairy tale” (The New York Times)—shortlisted for one of France’s highest literary prizes—a dark, funny, and wholly charming novel about a young boy and his eccentric family, who grapple with the realities of mental illness in unique and whimsical ways. A young boy lives with his madcap parents, Louise and George, and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment, where the unopened mail rises in a tower by the door and his parents dance each night to Nina Simone’s mellifluous classic “Mister Bojangles.” As his mother, mesmerizing and unpredictable, descends deeper into her own mind, it is up to the boy and his father to keep her safe—and, when that fails, happy. Fleeing Paris for a country home in Spain, they come to understand that some of the most radiant people bear the heaviest burdens. Told from the perspective of a young boy who idolizes his parents—and from George’s journals, detailing his epic love story with his wife—Waiting for Bojangles is a “lighthearted and yet sorrowful tale” (San Francisco Chronicle) that will stay with you long after the final page.
Richard Cobden was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty. This is volume one out of two with his most essential political writings, this book containing his works ‘ENGLAND, IRELAND, AND AMERICA’, ‘RUSSIA’ and the first and second letter from ‘1793 AND 1853, IN THREE LETTERS.’
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)When it was published in 1955, "Lolita" immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration-along with heartbreak and mordant wit-abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love-love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.With an Introduction by Martin Amis "From the Hardcover edition."