• Dans l'Essex en 1968, l'année où Paris est descendue dans la rue, où Martin Luther King a perdu la vie à cause d'un rêve et où Eleanor Maud Portman, surnommée Elly, est née. Ce livre raconte la vie de la jeune Elly avec ses parents, ses amis et son lapin baptisé Dieu. Une histoire de l'enfance, de l'excentricité, du pouvoir des liens familiaux, de l'amour... Premier roman.

  • À la mort de sa mère, menacé par un père violent qui lui reproche son manque de virilité, Ellis trouve refuge chez une femme généreuse, qui a déjà pris sous son aile un autre garçon : Michael. Ils étaient amis, les voilà frères, et surtout inséparables. Alors qu'ils deviennent des hommes, l'attirance qu'ils éprouvent l'un pour l'autre se précise. Ils quittent Bristol et font un grand pas vers le soleil pour passer des vacances dans le Midi, là où la lumière et la vie sont si intenses, là où poussent les tournesols si chers à la mère d'Ellis, là où, peut-être, ils seraient libres de s'aimer. Mais c'est compter sans le train du retour, qu'on prendra quand même, la mort dans l'âme, et sans cette femme qu'Ellis va rencontrer. Michael peut-il vraiment se contenter d'être le témoin de leur mariage ?

    Une ode lumineuse et poignante à la générosité humaine, à l'amitié et à la persistance du souvenir.

    « Le meilleur de Sarah Winman ! » - The Observer
    « Une histoire d'amour et de deuil d'une grande délicatesse. » - The Guardian
    « Une merveille ! » - Sunday Express
    « D'une beauté étourdissante. » - Matt Haig

  • WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction. Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it's about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

  • Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it.

    Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid.

    A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

  • An exclusive free sample from Sarah Winman's new novel, A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. From the author of the bestselling WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT comes this spellbinding new novel.Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid. A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

  • Available together for the first time, Sarah Winman's first two stunning novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. Discover one of the UK's most eloquent and moving writers through her Sunday Times bestselling, critically acclaimed literary sensations. 'Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true' The TimesIf you've never read the phenomenon that is WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, now is your chance. It's a book about a brother and sister. It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms.Then experience the sheer joy of A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS, a book that Rosamund Lupton described as 'a glorious poem of a novel'. This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an eighty-nine-year-old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall, waiting for a last adventure. It's about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up there, reeling from war and broken-hearted. It's about the magic in everyday life and the lure of the sea, and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.Two stories. Two journeys. Two reading experiences you'll never forget.

  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD
    The beautiful and heartbreaking new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT.'Her best novel to date' Observer
    'An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss' Guardian
    'A marvel' Sunday Express
    'Astoundingly beautiful' Matt HaigIt begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael,
    who are inseparable.
    And the boys become men,
    and then Annie walks into their lives,
    and it changes nothing and everything.Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was A Rabbit and A Year Of Marvellous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.

  • " Un tour de force. " David Grann
    En 1948, dans le New Jersey, Sally Horner, 11 ans, est kidnappée. Pendant deux ans, un insaisissable et inquiétant personnage qui se fait appeler Frank La Salle entraîne la petite fille jusqu'en Californie en se faisant passer pour son père. Ce fait-divers, à l'issue tragique, fera scandale dans un pays où la pédophilie n'est pas un sujet qu'on étale habituellement dans les journaux.
    Ce récit, très fouillé, s'appuie sur des articles de presse dont certains ont très probablement été lus par Nabokov même s'il ne les a pas conservés dans ses archives. En effet, l'écrivain, y a puisé l'inspiration nécessaire à la construction de son roman, comme le prouve ici Sarah Weinman en se livrant à des recherches minutieuses pour relever les indices qui lient les deux petites victimes, Sally et Lolita.
    Lolita, la véritable histoire est à la fois un récit de true crime et une analyse des processus de création et de publication de Lolita, aussi passionnante qu'un roman policier.
    Vladimir Nabokov y est campé en héros d'un feuilleton qui, en 2019, n'est toujours pas terminé.
    Sarah Weinman est une journaliste américaine. Critique littéraire pour le New York Times, le Washington Post, le New Republic et le Guardian, elle a également publié de nombreux essais sur les droits des femmes.
    Elle vit aujourd'hui à Brooklyn, New York.

  • Fourteen chilling tales from the pioneering women who created the domestic suspense genre
    Murderous wives, deranged husbands, deceitful children, and vengeful friends. Few know these characters-'and their creators-'better than Sarah Weinman. One of today's preeminent authorities on crime fiction, Weinman asks: Where would bestselling authors like Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, or Tana French be without the women writers who came before them?
    In Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, Weinman brings together fourteen hair-raising tales by women who-'from the 1940s through the mid-1970s-'took a scalpel to contemporary society and sliced away to reveal its dark essence. Lovers of crime fiction from any era will welcome this deliciously dark tribute to a largely forgotten generation of women writers.

  • The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline.
    Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today’s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the second of a two-volume collector’s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today’s leading crime writers. From the 1950s here are Charlotte Armstrong’s Mischief, the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter, Patricia Highsmith’s The Blunderer, brilliantly tracking the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder, Margaret Millar’s Beast in View, a relentless study in madness, and Dolores Hitchens’s Fools' Gold, a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline.
    Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today’s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the first of a two-volume collector’s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today’s leading crime writers. From the 1940s here are Vera Caspary’s famous career girl mystery Laura, Helen Eustis’s intricate academic thriller The Horizontal Man, Dorothy B. Hughes’s In a Lonely Place, the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer, and Elizabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall, in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened.
    From the Hardcover edition.

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