Pol Actus

 

Old Man And The Sea

Author: Ernest Hemingway ISBN: Pages: 112 Description: Set in the Gulf stream off the coast of Havana. Hemingway’s magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly…

1 juillet 2019

The Shadow of the Sun

Author: Ryszard Kapuściński ISBN: 9780679779070 Pages: 336 Description: In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland’s state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing…

1 juillet 2019

And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South

Author: Dale Maharidge ISBN: 9781583226575 Pages: 288 Description: In And Their Children After Them, the writer/photographer team Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson return to the land and families captured in James Agee and Walker Evans’s inimitable Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, extending the project of conscience and chronicling the traumatic decline of King Cotton.…

23 juin 2019

Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made It Down the Mountain

Author: Josh Sundquist ISBN: 9780670021468 Pages: 322 Description: Read Josh Sundquist’s posts on the Penguin Blog. One moment Josh Sundquist was your typical energetic and inquisitive nine year- old boy. The next, his entire life changed when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a particularly virulent cancer strain that would eventually claim Josh’s left leg.…

22 juin 2019

Title: The Unicorn Hunt

Author: Dorothy Dunnett ISBN: 9780375704819 Pages: 656 Description: With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolo series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them,…

21 juin 2019

Origins

Author: S.E. Meyer ISBN: 9781484081310 Pages: 306 Description: An action packed, fast-paced, mystery sci-fi thriller like you’ve never read before!Join the thousands of fans that have taken S.E. Meyer’s thrilling, fast paced, roller-coaster ride, deep into the thought provoking, controversial, yet compelling world of what we think we know to be true. John Mitchell’s life…

19 juin 2019

Kiss Heaven Goodbye

Author: Tasmina Perry ISBN: 9780755358410 Pages: 652 Description: Alex Doyle, Miles and Grace Ashford and Sasha Sinclair are toasting the end of their exams with a decadent vacation on the private island of Angel Cay. The whole world is at their feet when a horrible tragedy threatens to ruins their lives. Kiss Heaven Goodbye explores…

16 juin 2019

Title: Sunblind

Author: Michael McBride ISBN: 9781940544335 Pages: 384 Description: When U.S. Border Patrol Agent Christian Rivera discovers the body of an undocumented alien in the middle of the vast Sonoran Desert with three enigmatic words carved into her flesh, presumably by her own hand, it triggers a frantic search for the remainder of her party, a…

10 juin 2019

Writings: Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters

Author: Thomas Jefferson ISBN: 9780940450165 Pages: 1600 Description: Now fully represented in this Library of America volume is the most comprehensive testimony of the writings of our third president and foremost spokesperson for democracy. Thomas Jefferson, a brilliant political thinker, is perhaps best known for the Declaration of Independence, but he was a man of…

9 juin 2019

The Prank of the Good Little Virgin of Via Ormea

Author: Amara Lakhous ISBN: 9781609453091 Pages: 160 Description: A fun and farcical novel, this new « whodunit » about life in multicultural Italy by Amara Lakhous wil delight fans of Lakhous’ earlier bestseller, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, and readers of novels such as The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany.  Bittersweet, like any…

23 mai 2019