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Par Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives…in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
Par Edith Wharton. 1984
John Amherst, clever, idealistic and poor, is assistant manager of a cotton mill and has the makings of a working-class…leader. He meets a young nurse, Justine, a woman who shares his aims and dreams. But Amherst is fatally distracted when he encounters a widow of great wealth: Bessy is charming and beautiful - and the new owner of the mill. 1984.
Par Michel Tremblay. 1994
Marcel and his cousin experience the mystical arrival of summer on the final day of exams at Ecole Saint-Stanislas. While…Marcel is in the class for "slow learners," his cousin is part of the "gifted" program. It is only towards the end of exams that Marcel's cousin recognizes Marcel's own special type of genius. Sequel to "The fat woman next door is pregnant." 1994. Uniform title: Premier quartier de la lune.
In this final volume of The Forsyte Saga Galsworthy writes about the lives and loves of the Cherrell family, cousins…of the Forsytes. For centuries, the Cherrell sons have left their home of Condaford Grange to serve the state as soldiers, clergymen and administrators, but the 1930s bring uncertainty in a world of rapidly altering morals and unemployment. 2001.
Par John Galsworthy. 2001
In the second part of the trilogy of love, power, money and family feuding, a new generation has arrived to…divide the Forsyte clan with society scandals and conflicting passions. Set in the years following the First World War, the story moves to Soames Forsyte's daughter Fleur. She is now married to Michael Mont, but when her old love Jon returns after seven years, desire is rekindled and loyalties begin to divide. Still insulated from reality by their wealth and class, the Forsytes try to resist but cannot ignore the threat of change and 'the stealthy march of passion'. 2001.
Par John Galsworthy. 2001
The Forsyte Saga traces the changing fortunes of the wealthy Forsyte dynasty through fifty years of material triumph and emotional…disaster. This first volume begins as the nineteenth century is drawing to a close, and the upper middle classes, with their property and propriety, are becoming a dying section of society. The Forsytes are blind to this fact, clinging to their conventions and 'brilliant respectability'. As dignified Soames Forsyte struggles to uphold the old moral code in the face of the social revolution resulting from the Great War, his wife Irene's extraordinary beauty causes even more disruption. The bitter feud between them will come to split the Forsyte family for two generations. 2001, c1921.
Par Michel Tremblay. 1981
It is May 2, 1942 in Montreal. All the women on Rue Fabre are pregnant; the fat woman next door…is pregnant with the author himself. Tremblay has created the period in which many of the well-known characters in his plays were born. Prequel to "The first quarter of the moon" (DC15399). Canada Reads 2009. 1981. Uniform title: La grosse femme d'à côté est enceinte.
Par David Homel, Fred A Reed, Monique Proulx. 2003
Florence doesn't like writers, books, dogs, alcohol, old people, pleasure, or love, only her partner Zeno - though she'd never…admit it. The two of them run an Internet business that puts lesser known writers and artists back in the limelight. Zeno sends Florence to find his favourite author, the mysterious Pierre Laliberté, in this novel of literature and the people who create it. Strong language. Canada Reads 2004. 2002, 2003. Uniform title: Cœur est un muscle involontaire.
Par A. A Milne. 2003
Par Roch Carrier, Sheila Fischman. 1979
Par Judith Saltman, Catherine Anthony Clark, Sheila Egoff. 1994
After they discover a golden pine cone near their home in British Columbia, 11-year old Bren and his 9-year old…sister Lucy embark with their dog Ooshka on a search to find the rightful owner of the pine cone. Their journey is threatened by the dangerous Lake Snake, the evil Ice Witch, and the giant Nasookin, who all want the pine cone, too. Grades 4-7. 1994.
Par S. T Joshi, H. P Lovecraft, August William Derleth. 1963
Collection of macabre tales by the first master of supernatural terror who wrote during the early 1900s. Lovecraft created this…new form of literature which is neither fantasy nor science fiction, but that combines elements of both.
Par Louise Penny. 2007
Armand Gamache is called to the village of Three Pines to investigate a mysterious death resulting from a séance. Gamache…soon finds that the village is haunted by deeply buried secrets, and that he himself is the target of a powerful enemy within the Sureté du Québec. Some descriptions of violence, strong language. 2007.
This deluxe volume brings all Beatrix Potter's 23 Peter Rabbit tales and verses together in one book. The texts are…complete and unabridged. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published. Each story stands alone but several are linked together by events and characters. Grades P-2. 1997.
Par Liliane L Gratton. 2001
Premier roman d'une auteure originaire de l'Est de l'Ontario. C'est dans ce milieu rural qu'elle situe son récit qui, autour…du personnage central d'Angélique, évoque les secrets d'une famille et un drame amoureux. 2001.
Par Marcel Proust. 1923
In this fifth part of the autobiographical novel, "Remembrance of things past", Albertine is living with the narrator who is…tortured by the suspicion and jealousy of her relations with other women. Sequel to "Cities of the plain" (DC31600). Followed by "Sweet cheat gone" (DC30887). 1923. (In search of lost time ; 5)
Par Louise Penny. 2009
A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier…being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried - but not forgotten. Some strong language. 2009.
Par Jean O'Neil. 1996
Récit dans lequel l'auteur s'attache à illustrer l'histoire d'un village des Cantons-de-l'Est et celle d'une famille d'habiles entrepeneurs de l'endroit…: les Legendre. La période évoquée, 1852-fin des années 1940 environ ("l'âge du bois"), précède "l'âge de bière" et succède à "l'âge de la fourrure." Pour amateurs de récits généalogiques québécois. 1996.
Par Colette Verreault-Milot. 1981
Contre toute attente, la douce et timide tante Anna ose se révolter et refuser ce foyer du troisième âge ou…on l'a reléguée, hors du champ des "vivants." L'auteur nous raconte cette révolte d'une manière vraie et crue, sans complaisance ni fausse pudeur. 1981.