The Talented Mr. Varg
In the second installment of the bestselling Detective Varg novels, Ulf and his team investigate a notorious philanderer--a wolf of a man whose bad reputation may be all bark and no bite.
The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases, is always prepared to take on an investigation, no matter how complex. So when the girlfriend of an infamous author approaches Ulf Varg, the department's lead detective, and insists her bad-boy beau is being blackmailed, Ulf is determined to help. It's rather difficult to determine what skeletons hide in the hard-living Lothario's closet, though. And while his fellow Swedes are notoriously tolerant...well, there are limits.
The case requires all of Ulf's concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his ongoing attraction to his coworker, Anna, whose fears about her husband's fidelity are cauing a strain on her marriage. When Ulf is also tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem more canis familiaris than canis lupus, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed.
Le Chemin de la Montagne
Tous les dimanches ensoleillés, Madame Blaireau emprunte le sentier qui mène au sommet de la montagne. Au cours du trajet, elle salue ses amis, contemple la nature environnante et récolte champignons et autres trouvailles. Un matin, elle rencontre Lulu qui aimerait bien, lui aussi, voir le sommet du monde.
The Glass Hotel
"The Glass Hotel may be the perfect novel for your survival bunker."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post
A New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Bustle, Buzzfeed, GoodReads, Houston Chronicle, Writer's Digest, Medium, Washington Independent Review of Books, The Millions, Boston Globe, USA Today, and Women's Day Most Anticipated Book of 2020
From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby's glass wall: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients' accounts. When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan's wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call.
In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, the business of international shipping, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.
Méchant Minou et les Chatons Insupportables
Méchant Minou apprend une mauvaise nouvelle : un conflit dans le quartier voisin dégénère! Au départ, ce n'était qu'un malentendu...mais maintenant, il s'agit d'une véritable bataille. Et le pire, c'est que le refuge pour chats a été détruit!
La famille de Méchant Minou décide d'offrir son aide et adopte autant de chatons que possible. Cela ne devrait pas embêter Méchant Minou, n'est-ce pas? Eh bien... pas tout à fait. Il ne veut RIEN savoir de ces insupportables chatons!
Méchant Minou apprendra-t-il à partager son espace, sa nourriture et...ses jouets?!
There's terrible news in the neighbourhood next to Méchant Minou's! A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed.
Méchant Minou's family decides it's time to do something to help. They have an idea to foster as many displaced kittens as possible. He won't mind, right?
Well...not exactly. Méchant Minou does seem to mind. He minds A LOT.
Will our favourite bad-tempered friend learn to share his space, his food, and **GASP!** his toys?
Original title: Kitten Trouble
My Long List of Impossible Things
A brilliant historical YA that asks: how do you choose between survival and doing the right thing?
The arrival of the Soviet Army in Germany at the end of World War II sends sixteen-year-old Katja and her family into turmoil. The fighting has stopped, but German society is in collapse, resulting in tremendous hardship. With their father gone and few resources available to them, Katja and her sister are forced to flee their home, reassured by their mother that if they can just reach a distant friend in a town far away, things will get better. But their harrowing journey brings danger and violence, and Katja needs to summon all her strength to build a new life, just as she's questioning everything she thought she knew about her country.
Katja's bravery and defiance help her deal with the emotional and societal upheaval. But how can she stay true to herself and protect the people she loves when each decision has such far-reaching consequences?
Acclaimed writerMichelle Barker's new novel explores the chaos and destruction of the Second World War from a perspective rarely examined in YA fiction--the implications of the Soviet occupation on a German population grappling with the horrors of Nazism and its aftermath.
*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A century after the Martian war of independence, a group of kids are sent to Earth as delegates from Mars, but when they return home, they are caught between the two worlds, unable to reconcile the beauty and culture of Mars with their experiences on Earth in this spellbinding novel from Hugo Award–winning author Hao Jingfang.
This genre-bending novel is set on Earth in the wake of a second civil war…not between two factions in one nation, but two factions in one solar system: Mars and Earth. In an attempt to repair increasing tensions, the colonies of Mars send a group of young people to live on Earth to help reconcile humanity. But the group finds itself with no real home, no friends, and fractured allegiances as they struggle to find a sense of community and identity, trapped between two worlds.
Fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and Naomi Alderman’s The Power will fall in love with this novel about lost innocence, an uncertain future, and never feeling at home, no matter where you are in the universe. Translated by Ken Liu, bestselling author of The Paper Menagerie and translator of Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem, Vagabonds is the first novel from Hao Jingfang, the first Chinese woman to ever win the esteemed Hugo Award.
Big Lies in a Small Town
From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth...
“A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books
North Carolina, 2018:
Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets.
North Carolina, 1940:
Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder.
What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?
“Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch
The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration
In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o’-the-wisp, she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there, though, is to travel the strange and dangerous Blue Road that stretches to the horizon like a mark upon a page. Along the way, Lacuna must overcome trials such as the twisted briars of the Thicket of Tickets and the intractable guard at the Rainbow Border. At the end of her treacherous journey, she reaches a city where memory and vision can be turned against you, in a world of dazzling beauty, divisive magic, and unlikely deliverance. Finally, Lacuna learns that leaving, arriving, returning -- they’re all just different words for the same thing: starting all over again.
The Blue Road -- the first graphic novel by acclaimed poet and prose writer Wayde Compton and illustrator April dela Noche Milne -- explores the world from a migrant’s perspective with dreamlike wonder.
Ages 14 and up.
Le blues du chat
Un chat dépressif, des crevettes roses, une cérémonie qui tourne au drame, des fours solaires et un curé bien trop séduisant : autant d'ingrédients pour une enquête-cocktail menée par l'étonnante commissaire Romano et son fidèle adjoint Tellier. Duo aussi improbable qu'efficace. Qui a tué l'ancien banquier véreux en pleine remise de Légion d'honneur ? Ce ne sont pas les suspects qui manquent, mais il s'agira quand même de mettre la main sur le bon.
Avec beaucoup de malice et d'humour, Sophie Chabanel tresse avec Le Blues du chat une affaire réjouissante qui vaut son pesant de croquettes !
Après sa formation à HEC, Sophie Chabanel travaille quelques années en entreprise avant de bifurquer vers le monde associatif. Le Principe de réalité (Plein Jour, 2015) est un récit fondé sur son expérience avec les personnes sans logement. Désireuse de contribuer à un monde du travail plus humain, Sophie Chabanel est aujourd'hui formatrice-consultante en entreprise. Le Blues du chat est son deuxième roman au Seuil.
"Astonishing"—The New York Times Book Review
A brilliantly funny, highly illustrated story about how a little ink splot changes a family forever. Perfect for those who love Hoot, Holes, or Frindle!
The Rylance family is stuck. Dad's got writer's block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school--even though he can't draw. Sarah's still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom.
Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance's sketchbook. But one night the ink of his drawings runs together--and then leaps off the page! This small burst of creativity is about to change everything.
Ethan finds him first. Inkling has absorbed a couple chapters of his math book--not good--and the story he's supposed to be illustrating for school--also not good. But Inkling's also started drawing the pictures to go with the story--which is amazing! It's just the help Ethan was looking for! Inkling helps the rest of the family too--for Sarah he's a puppy. And for Dad he's a spark of ideas for a new graphic novel. It's exactly what they all want.
It's not until Inkling goes missing that this family has to face the larger questions of what they--and Inkling--truly need.
• A New York Times Notable Book
• A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year -- top ten selection
• "A true-to-life family, some can't-put-it-down excitement, a few deep questions, and more than a little bit of magic. This book is everything, and I loved every page." —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medalist for When You Reach Me
The Incredible Life of Balto
Most people know the story of Balto, the world famous dog who led his dogsled team through a blizzard to deliver a lifesaving serum to the stricken people of Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Balto shot to instant stardom; a company named dog food after him, a famous sculptor erected a statue of him that stands in Central Park to this day, and the dog even starred in his own Hollywood movie. But what happened to Balto after the hoopla died down? With a lively, informative text and humorous, vibrant illustrations, Meghan McCarthy captures the extraordinary life of Balto beyond his days as a celebrity.-- Provided by publisher.
Tous les péchés sont capitaux
Depuis l’assassinat de son père, avocat renommé, Macha Karavaï, une jeune étudiante en droit de vingt-deux ans, nourrit une véritable obsession pour les tueurs en série. Pistonnée pour un stage à la Petrovka, l’état-major de la police de Moscou, elle est prise en grippe par Andreï Yakovlev, l’enquêteur en chef, qui décide de la mettre à l’écart en lui confiant d’anciennes affaires d’homicides qui lui semblent sans intérêt.
Mais quand Macha se rend compte que des cadavres ont été découverts à la cathédrale St Basile, à la Tour Koutafia et repêchés devant les remparts du Kremlin, elle identifie un lien entre l’emplacement de ces crimes et le plan de la ville médiévale de Moscou, construite par les architectes au Moyen Âge selon le modèle de la Jérusalem céleste. Contrairement aux catholiques pour qui il existe sept péchés capitaux, les orthodoxes, eux, estiment que tous les péchés sont capitaux. Les corps des victimes n’ont pas été abandonnés mais plutôt mis en scène par le tueur pour représenter divers péchés. Macha parvient enfin à attirer l’attention d’Andreï et ils se lancent alors sur les traces de ce tueur en série on ne peut moins ordinaire...
Traduit du russe par Julia Chardavoine
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
Queens of Mystery - Season 1
This ""wickedly offbeat"" (Parade), contemporary mystery series follows the adventures of newly promoted Detective Sergeant Matilda Stone (Olivia Vinall, The Woman in White) and her three crime-writing aunts as they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh. Though Matilda’s strict boss warns her that homicides are police-only matters, her aunts can’t help but offer their expertise—as well as unsolicited dating advice. As Matilda contends with a novelist killed during a blackout at an awards ceremony, an aging rock star strangled before her band’s reunion tour, and an actor killed onstage, the one case she can’t seem to crack is the unexplained disappearance of her mother more than 20 years ago.
La petite sorcière
La petite sorcière a un gros problème : elle n’a que 127 ans, ce qui est beaucoup trop jeune pour danser à la grande fête des sorcières de Walpurgis. Quand elle essaie sans succès d’y entrer, sa punition est sévère : elle a un an pour apprendre les 7,892 sorts du grand livre de magie. Le travail acharné n’est pas exactement son point fort, et elle doit affronter la maléfique sorcière Rumpumpel, qui fait tout son possible pour lui mettre des bâtons dans les roues. Secondée par son corbeau bavard, elle apprendra à ses dépends ce qu’est une bonne sorcière tout en mettant le monde entier à l’épreuve !
The Little Witch has a big problem: she is only 127 years old, which means she is much too young to dance on Brocken Mountain with the other witches on Walpurgis Night. So she decides to sneak into the most important of all witches’ dances – and is caught immediately! As punishment she must learn all 7892 spells in the great book of magic within a year. Together with her talking raven Abraxas, the Little Witch wants to find out what makes a good witch, And here she puts the entire witches’ world to the test....
Spies in Disguise
Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.
Les aventures de Rémi
Les aventures du jeune Rémi, orphelin recueilli par la douce Madame Barberin. A l'âge de 10 ans, il est arraché à sa mère adoptive et confié au Signor Vitalis, un mystérieux musicien ambulant. A ses côtés, il va apprendre la rude vie de saltimbanque et à chanter pour gagner son pain. Accompagné du fidèle chien Capi et du petit singe Joli-Coeur, son long voyage à travers la France, fait de rencontres, d'amitiés et d'entraide le mène au secret de ses origines.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.