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Romans en anglais
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Dernier trimestre 2009

BoydenThree day road
Joseph BOYDEN (Canada)
Phoenix
- ANG R BOY
Niska is reunited with her nephew, Xavier, after he returns from the horrors of the First World War. As she slowly paddles her canoe on the 3-day journey to take him home, traveling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Canada, their respective stories emerge.

The Spare room
Helen GARNER (Australia)
Canongate
- ANG R GAR
Helen has little idea what lies ahead when she offers her spare room to an old friend of fifteen years. Nicola has arrived in the city for treatment for cancer. Sceptical of the medical establishment, placing all her faith in an alternative health centre, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice that Helen can offer. In the weeks that follow, Nicola’s battle against her cancer will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her.

All the sad young literary men
Keith GESSEN (United States)
Heinemenn
- ANG R GES
This novel charts the lives of Sam, Mark, and Keith, as they overthink their college years, underthink their love lives, and struggle through the encouragement of the women who love and despise them to find a semblance of maturity, responsibility, and even literary fame.

The Whole World over
Julia GLASS (United States)
Anchor books
- ANG R GLA
Greenie Duquette, openhearted yet stubborn, devotes most of her passionate attention to her Greenwich Village bakery and her four-year-old son, George. Her husband, Alan, seems to have fallen into a mid-life depression, while Walter, a traditional gay man who has become her closest professional ally, is nursing a broken heart. Julia Glass is weaving a glorious tapestry of lives and lifetimes, of places and people, revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important, and often most fragile, connections to others.

The Snake stone
Jason GOODWIN (United Kingdom)
Faber & Faber
- ANG RP GOO
Lefèvre, a French archaeologist, has arrived in Istanbul determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure. Yashim is commissioned to find out more about him. But when Lefèvre’s mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out that there is only one suspect : Yashim himself. Once again, Yashim finds himself in a race against time to uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy secret society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, caught in a deadly game deep beneath the city streets, a place where the stakes are high - and betrayal is death.

Beethoven was one-sixteenth black
Nadine GORDIMER (South Africa)
Bloomsbury
- ANG R GOR
This rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer’s countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imaginative power. A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her husband’s cello ; a wife reads her husband’s mood by the scent in the nape of his neck ; a newly emigrated couple are divided by visual obsession, he with his native Budapest, she with South African suburbia.

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