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    • Handle with Care

    • A Novel
    • De : Jodi Picoult
    • Lu par : Cassandra Morris, Charlotte Perry, Alma Cuervo, and others
    • Durée : 18 h et 13 min
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    Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and, maybe worst of all, the what-ifs.

    Prix : 26,79 €

    • It’s Not Summer Without You

    • De : Jenny Han
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 6 h et 38 min
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    Belly was ecstatic when Conrad, the son of her mom’s best friend and the boy she’d loved for years, finally kissed her. But when Conrad’s mom dies, he withdraws from everyone and eventually disappears completely. Not sure where to start looking, Belly and Conrad’s brother Jeremiah figure Conrad’s college is a good place to start—but they soon learn he’s actually at the family beach house. When Belly and Jeremiah find Conrad, they realize he wasn’t running away—he’d come to keep the house from being sold.

    Prix : 19,80 €

    • Summer Days and Summer Nights

    • Twelve Love Stories
    • De : Stephanie Perkins, Nina LaCour, Libba Bray, and others
    • Lu par : Cherise Boothe, Christopher Gebauer, Michael Bakkensen, and others
    • Durée : 16 h et 2 min
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    Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by 12 best-selling young adult writers and edited by international best-selling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair, and grab your sunglasses. You have 12 reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

    Prix : 41,58 €

    • Concrete Angel

    • De : Patricia Abbott
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 10 h et 7 min
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    Eve Moran has always wanted "things" and has proven both inventive and tenacious in getting and keeping them. Eve lies, steals, cheats, swindles, and finally commits murder, paying little heed to the cost of her actions on those who love her. Her daughter, Christine, compelled by love, dependency, and circumstance, is caught up in her mother's deceptions, unwilling to accept the viciousness that runs in her mother's blood. Eve's powers of seduction are hard to resist for those who come in contact with her toxic allure.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Coming of Age at the End of Days

    • De : Alice LaPlante
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 8 h et 58 min
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    Alice LaPlante's acclaimed psychological thrillers are distinguished by their stunning synthesis of family drama and engrossing suspense. Her new novel is an affecting foray deeper into the creases of family life - and the light-and-dark battle of faith - as LaPlante delves into the barbed psyche of a teenager whose misguided convictions bear irrevocable consequences.

    Prix : 19,76 €

    • The Sisters of the Northern Star

    • De : Jenny Halper
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 39 min
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    When Kate, a physics grad student recently dumped by her professor boyfriend, gets a frantic phone call from a childhood friend, she's more than happy for the distraction. Though she hasn't seen the luminous Lana in years, she can tell Lana's crisis is genuine: her younger sister's joined the Sisters of the Northern Star. The real story - of forgiveness, friendship, and lost hope - unfolds as the two drive from New York to Nevada to collect Lana's sister from a cult that may not be as dangerous as it seems.

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    • Robot by the River

    • De : Doretta Lau
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 27 min
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    For twenty-two-year-old Julia, just out of college, Vancouver has become a social wasteland. Her boyfriend has gone off to London to study art history, leaving her feeling abandoned in the not-quite-derelict historic apartment where she is alone - surrounded by people. While working a series of odd jobs, Julia inadvertently befriends Oliver, one of her aloof neighbors.

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    • How Much Living Can You Buy?

    • De : Laurel Saville
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 1 h et 26 min
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    Her father left years ago, her mother is dissolving into gin and cigarettes, and her brother has lost himself to drugs. In these four linked stories, a young woman tries to come to terms with the addiction and desertion that caused her family to crumble.

    Prix : 3,13 €

    • Satya

    • De : Jessica Pishko
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 35 min
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    If only reality could resemble the fantasy of what pregnancy is supposed to be like - the brimming excitement, the feelings of significance, a healthy glow. But for Jenny, a young mother-to-be recently relocated from NYC to the suburbs, pregnancy hasn't done a thing to cure her incessant self-doubt and loneliness.

    Prix : 3,13 €

    • Pie

    • De : Suzanne Matson
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 1 h et 7 min
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    Leaving behind her strict Mennonite upbringing, Kathryn has moved west. America has just won victory in Japan, and a charming older man begins visiting the diner where Kathryn works, taking her out dancing and around town. With her old soldier boyfriends now scattered, and the country flush with postwar happiness, Kathryn takes a chance on her mysterious admirer and moves to Los Angeles with him. But how much does she really know about this new man?

    Prix : 2,68 €

    • The Fragile World

    • De : Paula Treick DeBoard
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy, Will Damron
    • Durée : 11 h et 16 min
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    The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and 12-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test. And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes everything.

    Prix : 26,93 €

    • The Age of Grief

    • De : Jane Smiley
    • Lu par : Amanda Ronconi, Jessica Almasy, Jeff Woodman, and others
    • Durée : 6 h et 35 min
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    In “The Pleasure of Her Company,” a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In "Long Distance," a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned....

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • Being Real

    • De : Sherwood Smith
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 1 h et 3 min
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    Lys and her family win a chance to be a "real family" on reality TV. That means real money, desperately needed in the rotten economy these days, but they only get that money as long as they stay on the air. What can they do to be real enough to please the viewers?

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    • Bellweather Rhapsody

    • De : Kate Racculia
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 11 h et 28 min
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    Fifteen years ago, a murder/suicide in room 712 rocked the grand old Bellweather Hotel and the young bridesmaid who witnessed it. Now hundreds of high school musicians, including quiet bassoonist Rabbit Hatmaker and his brassy diva twin, Alice, have gathered in its cavernous, crumbling halls for the annual Statewide festival; the grown-up bridesmaid has returned to face her demons; and a snowstorm is forecast that will trap everyone on the grounds. Then one of the orchestra’s stars disappears—from room 712.

    Prix : 24,71 €

    • Sweet Talk

    • De : Stephanie Vaughn
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 4 h et 2 min
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    Stephanie Vaughn is a writer’s writer, one whose debut collection of stories, Sweet Talk, was published more than two decades ago to critical acclaim. Fans have come to these stories over the years through word of mouth, posting glowing reviews to their Goodreads pages and on their blogs - unanimously agreeing that this collection is a modern classic that deserves to be in print. Crafted in graceful, honest prose, Vaughn’s stories go straight to the heart of how people live, grow and survive.

    Prix : 13,42 €

    • Pieces of Tracy

    • De : J. Daniel Parra
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 8 h et 33 min
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    Two lives... two romantic cities... Meet Teresa Felicia Santana León. In New York, she's Tracy León, a would-be artist and telemarketer who falls for an older tycoon, Bruce Babich. When Bruce's mother sends her to Rome to find a stolen painting, Tracy assumes an alter ego, the zesty Felicia Santana. In Rome, she meets a younger artist named Mario Giordani who helps her on her quest. Before long, she is juggling two romances and two distinct identities.

    Prix : 17,78 €

    • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • A Novel
    • De : Christina Baker Kline
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Durée : 8 h et 21 min
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    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • Dead Silence

    • De : Kimberly Derting
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy
    • Durée : 9 h et 13 min
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    Violet thought she had made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers . . . until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team she works for have no intention of letting her go. Violet will do whatever it takes to keep her loved ones safe - even if it means lying to her boyfriend, Jay.

    Prix : 16,12 €

    • New Stories From the South

    • The Year’s Best, 2005
    • De : Dennis Lehane, Moire Crone, Robert Olen Butler, and others
    • Lu par : Jessica Almasy, Caroline Clay, Michael Emerson, and others
    • Durée : 11 h et 40 min
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    Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, O. Henry Award and Edgar Awards, the 19 writers in this 2005 edition are not just considered some of the best Southern writers, but among the best American writers period. With works by such writers as Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Robert Olen Butler, Cary Holladay, Tom Franklin, and Rebecca Soppe, this collection provides an electrifying current of deep, dark subjects set in the brutal, but charming south.

    Prix : 22,62 €

    • Dancer

    • De : Colum McCann
    • Lu par : Jonathan Davis, Nick Pauling, Jessica Almasy, and others
    • Durée : 12 h et 14 min
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    Dancer is the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protege from the stunted life of his provincial town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan street hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set.

    Prix : 17,56 €

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