Il m'a volé ma vie
Author: Morgane Seliman
Publisher: XO Éditions
« Une heure, déjà, que le compte à rebours a débuté. Je me dépêche de faire mon repassage. Après, j’aurai trop mal. — Trente minutes ! J’ai encore mal au crâne des coups d’hier. — Dix minutes ! Je prends mon fils dans les bras pour aller le coucher. Je ne veux pas que mon bébé sente ma peur. Yassine a mis de la musique pour couvrir le bruit. — Viens là ! Trois pas. — Mets les bras le long du corps ! J’ai l’impression que mon cœur va exploser. Une claque, deux, puis les coups de poing. Quand je tombe, il passe aux coups de pied. — Je t’en supplie, arrête ! J’essaie de me protéger comme je peux, roulée en boule. » Ces scènes de violence, répétées et programmées, Morgane Seliman les a subies pendant quatre ans. Aujourd’hui, avec courage, elle témoigne de ce cauchemar quotidien, mais aussi de la difficulté de partir, de s’éloigner, d’oublier et de se reconstruire. Un témoignage rare sur les violences conjugales et les mécanismes de l’emprise psychologique. En France, chaque année, plus de 200 000 femmes âgées de 18 à 75 ans sont victimes de violences physiques et/ou sexuelles.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife’s killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son’s life be defined by Hélène’s murder. He refused to let the killers have their way: “For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.” Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism. Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Hélène’s murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Hélène’s body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with. Leiris’s grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message—hate will be vanquished by love—is eternal. From the Hardcover edition.
In the Name of Honor
Author: Mukhtar Mai
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In June 2002, journalists throughout the world began to hear of the gang rape of a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala. The rape was ordered by a local clan known as the Mastoi and was arranged as punishment for indiscretions allegedly committed by the woman's brother. While certainly not the first account of a female body being negotiated for honor in a family, and (sadly) not the last, journalists and activists were captivated. This time the survivor had chosen to fight back, and in doing so, single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan. Her name was Mukhtar Mai, and her decision to stand up to her accusers was an act of bravery unheard of in one of the world's most adverse climates for women. By July 2002, Mai's case was headline news in Pakistan and under international scrutiny, the government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money (a historic settlement), and her attackers were sentenced to death. Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls in an effort to ensure that future generations would not suffer, as she had, from illiteracy. In this rousing account, Mai describes her experience and how she has since become an agent for change and a beacon of hope for oppressed women around the world. Timely and topical, In the Name of Honor is the remarkable and inspirational memoir of a woman who fought and triumphed against exceptional odds.
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1856 edition. Extrait: ...en t'ecrivant. J'ai trouve, en repassant a Bruxelles, le chef d'escadron Jacquin, celui qui m'y avait recu, lorsque pour la premiere fois j'ai fait mon debut a la gamelle du regiment. Il m'a retenu a dejeuner et a diner, et m'a appris que le regiment avait beaucoup souffert dans les dernieres affaires. Tu as vu que nous avions fait une reculade a notre armee d'observation. Nos avant-postes n'ont point encore remue. Ils sont a Siegbourg, Kaiserwert, Elberfeld, sur une ligne a dix lieues plus loin que le Rhin. Sur ce point-la nous sommes inattaquables, ayant toutes les redoutes du Rhin, le fort d'Ehrenbreitstein, et tant d'autres positions inexpugnables. Aussi l'empereur dirige-t-il ses attaques sur Schaffhouse et Bale. Il ne lui serait pas difficile de penetrer par la; mais ils ont une tactique si bete qu'ils ne sauront pas profiter de leurs avantages. Ils ne savent pas, comme nous, faire des trouees, ils ne marchent jamais que sur une grande ligne flasque. Le quartier general de l'armee d'observation va etre a present a Cologne, ce qui rendra cette Yille bien vivante. Ne sois point inquiete de moi, ma bonne mere; nous sommes les chanoines de l'armee. Adieu, je t'embrasse de toute mon ame. J'aurais bien besoin de ma bonne dans mes etapes pour me bassiner mon lit. Mais je n'aurais pas besoin des discours de Deschartres pour m'endormir. La fatigue y supplee. LETTRE XXXV Cologne, le 4 floreal. Enfin, ma bonne mere, j'ai revu les murs et les remparts de Cologne. Ce n'est pas sans peine, val...
Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. In A Stolen Life Jaycee told the story of her life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. “How do you rebuild a life?” Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters’ first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend’s wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind you that there is, as Jaycee writes, “life after something tragic happens…Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take.” Freedom is an awe-inspiring memoir about the power we all hold within ourselves.
Author: Sean Stewart, Jordan Weisman, Cathy Brigg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
When the laboratory technicians working for Ancestor Lu discover the key to the immortality genetic structure, Victor names it the 'Cathy Key' in honour of his quest to make Cathy immortal. Ancestor Lu humours him. But when events go fatally wrong and a Fortune Teller's grim prophecy comes true, soon a homicide investigation is underway and Cathy, once again, is a little too close for comfort . . . Cathy's Key is a brilliantly involved thriller, a love story and an entirely interactive experience with further developments to the website, phone numbers and online activity which make this package so unique and special.
Author: Pierre Corneille
A Literal Translation, by ROSCOE MONGAN. 1896
Author: Adriane Galisteu
JAYCEE DUGARD, 31 ans, est originaire de South Lake Tahoe en Californie. Séquestrée pendant presque vingt ans à Antioch près de San Francisco, elle a retrouvé la liberté en 2009. Le 10 juin 1991, Jaycee Dugard se rend seule à l'arrêt du bus scolaire. À tout juste onze ans, elle est enlevée sur le chemin par Phillip Garrido, un délinquant sexuel récidiviste d'une quarantaine d'années. Avec la complicité de son épouse Nancy, celui-ci l'enferme dans un minuscule cabanon au fond de son jardin et la viole fréquemment. Jaycee tombe enceinte pour la première fois à l'âge de treize ans. Elle donnera naissance à deux filles : Angel en 1994 et Starlit en 1998. Durant plusieurs années, l'adolescente sera aussi l'esclave domestique de son ravisseur et travaillera dans son imprimerie sans jamais révéler son identité. La police la cherche en vain. Il faudra attendre 2009 pour que Phillip Garrido finisse par se trahir et que les Américains découvrent avec horreur les dix-huit années de calvaire de la jeune fille. Le bourreau sera arrêté et condamné à perpétuité lors de son procès en 2011. Jaycee vit aujourd'hui dans un lieu tenu secret avec sa mère, sa demi-sœur et ses deux filles. À travers ce témoignage bouleversant, elle retrace l'enfer de sa captivité et nous offre une formidable leçon de courage.
Senior Leadership Teams
Author: Ruth Wageman, Debra A. Nunes, James A. Burruss, J. Richard Hackman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.
Author: Jordan Weisman, Sean Stewart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Emma - I know it sounds crazy. You (and Mum!) will be wondering where I've been disappearing to, and when I'll be back. That's why I'm leaving you all this evidence - in case something happens and I DON'T come back. Look at everything in my book. Call the phone numbers. Check out the websites. But, you can't tell ANYBODY about it, unless you want to end up in over your head, like me. But don't worry, I'll be OK (I think). Hey, maybe this is the beginning of a new life for me. For sure it's the end of the old one. Call me. Love, Cathy This book reaches beyond the written word to interact with teenage girls in ways they are quite familiar with in other areas of their lives. From instant-messaging to text-messaging, from surfing the web to having their own sites, the age-old story of 'boy dumps girl and girl wins boy back' is lifted from the page to our three-dimensional, 21st-century world.
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie.com And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.