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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.
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 Louise Penny. 2010
On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On…his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
Par A. A Milne. 2003
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.
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 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 Mordecai Richler. 1959
Par Richardo Keens-Douglas. 2004
Three magical tales retold for middle readers: enter the richly magical world of Tales from the Isle of Spice and…visit a bottomless lake where an enchanted princess lives; try your luck against the sinister woman who walks in moonlight stalking souls; catch a glimpse of the mysterious boy with an angelic face whose scarred body hides beneath the waves. Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2005 Golden Oak Award. 2004.
Par Henry Williamson. 1995
This tale of an otter's life and death in Devon, captures the feel of life in the wild as seen…through the otter's own eyes. Grades 5-8. Originally published in 1927. 1995.
Par Ethel Wilson. 1954
Convinced that she must find a better life, plucky Maggie walks out of her intolerable marriage and heads for the…British Columbia interior to heal and restore her spirit. (Reissue). 1982, c1954. (New Canadian Library; 29)
Par Stephen Leacock. 1996
Par Maureen Jennings. 2010
1873, Nova Scotia. A storm has wrecked a ship on the shores of a fishing village, and people work bravely…to rescue the crew - but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all the deaths. Some descriptions of violence. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. 2010.
Par Eric Walters. 2009
Slacker Edward fakes a learning disability to gain a special-education designation in school. But instead of lowering his parents' expectations,…Edward ends up working harder than ever. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. Grades 5-8. 2009.
Par Ray Bradbury. 1962
Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, both thirteen, are fascinated by the carnival that comes to their small town. But after…a series of frightening events, the boys realize there is something sinister about the show and its owner. 1962.
Par L. M Montgomery, Hélène Rioux. 1992
La maison aux pignons verts dans lequel les enfants d'Anne et de Gilbert continuent à nous charmer par leur imagination…fertile. La jeune Rilla s'avère aussi vive d'esprit que sa mère Anne. Un portrait saississant sur la Première Guerre mondiale vu par des enfants, de quoi faire réfléchir les adultes. Huitième roman de la populaire série Anne. Années 5-8. 1992, c1920. Titre uniforme: Rilla of Ingleside.