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Romans en anglais
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BoydenThree day road
Joseph BOYDEN (Canada)
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 Brutal art
Jesse KELLERMAN (United States)
Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in contemporary art when he is alerted to a once-in-a-lifetimeopportunity:inadecayingNewYork slum, an elderlytenant has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original drawings and paintings. Nobody can tell Ethan much about the old man, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years. However, it seems that the missing artist had a nasty past, and the drawings hanging in the Muller Gallery have begun to look a lot less like art and a lot more like evidence. Sucked into an investigation four decades cold, Ethan will uncover a secret legacy of shame and death.

Twenties girl
Sophie KINSELLA (United Kingdom)
Bantam Press
Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts ! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie - in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl - has appeared to make one last request : Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without. As Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic.

Jane F. KOTAPISH (United States)
Faber & Faber
A woman, in her early thirties, has left her hectic Manhattan lifestyle for rural Virginia. Escaping a trauma suffered on the New York subway, she is also fighting demons from her childhood - in the form of Nancy, an imagined product of her mother Lois’ miscarried pregnancy. Lois is the other problematic relationship in her life. Bizarrely unhinged and increasingly eccentric, it seems that she’s developing close friendships with various Saints from the Dark Ages. The narrator fears for her sanity, but when the Saints actually start to turn up for dinner and drinks, the fragile reality of her own world seems to be under threat.

The Girls
Lori LANSENS (Canada)
In twenty-nine years, Rose Darlen has never spent a moment apart from her twin sister, Ruby. She has never gone for a solitary walk or had a private conversation. Yet, in all that time, she has never once looked into Ruby’s eyes. Joined at the head, ’The Girls’ (as they are known in their small town) attempt to lead a normal life, but can’t help being extraordinary. Now almost thirty, Rose and Ruby are on the verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history, but they are remarkable for a lot more than their unusual sisterly bond.

The Given day
Dennis LEHANE (United States)
Black swan
It’s 1918. Boston is in turmoil as soldiers return home from World War One, bringing with them an epidemic of Spanish influenza. Danny Coughlin is the son of one of Boston’s most powerful police captains. An undercover cop, he is hunting for revolutionaries and anarchists who, in the aftermath of war, are pledged to overthrow the city’s ruling classes. But Danny soon finds his ideals compromised as his family starts to question where his loyalties really lie. Luther Lawrence is on the run. Having survived a murderous confrontation with a crime boss, he lands a job in the Coughlin household. But it isn’t long before his dangerous past and his tenuous present are on a life-threatening collision course. As the city goes into meltdown, Danny and Luther must confront the storm of violence that threatens to engulf them if each is to survive...

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