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Flowers for Algernon

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ISBN10 : 0547539630

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 513


Book Summary: Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the powerful, classic story about a man who receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache. Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?

Algernon, Charlie, and I

Author : Daniel Keyes

ISBN10 : 0547564082

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 228

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 633


Book Summary: In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form. All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.


Author : Chris Crutcher

ISBN10 : 0061908312

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1038


Book Summary: Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world. How can a pint-sized, smart-ass seventeen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho? First, Ben makes sure that no one else knows what is going on—not his superstar quarterback brother, Cody, not his parents, not his coach, no one. Next, he decides to become the best 127-pound football player Trout High has ever seen; to give his close-minded civics teacher a daily migraine; and to help the local drunk clean up his act. And then there's Dallas Suzuki. Amazingly perfect, fascinating Dallas Suzuki, who may or may not give Ben the time of day. Really, she's first on the list. Living with a secret isn't easy, though, and Ben's resolve begins to crumble . . . especially when he realizes that he isn't the only person in Trout with secrets.

The Shock of the Fall

Author : Nathan Filer

ISBN10 : 1466867205

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1096


Book Summary: ***This book has also been published as Where the Moon Isn't.*** Winner of the 2013 Costa First Award "A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back... What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer's rare and brilliant debut The Shock of the Fall shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.

Last Year

Author : Robert Charles Wilson

ISBN10 : 146680078X

Publisher : Macmillan

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 593


Book Summary: Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past--but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened. A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It's been in operation for most of a decade, but it's no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the "natives" become more sophisticated, their version of the "past" grows less attractive as a destination. Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He's fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back--no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ship of Fools

Author : Richard Paul Russo

ISBN10 : 1101207981

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1915


Book Summary: Home to generations of humans, the starship Argonos has wandered aimlessly throughout the galaxy for hundreds of years, desperately searching for other signs of life. Now, a steady, unidentified transmission lures them toward a nearby planet, where the grisly remains of a former colony await the crew. Haunted by what they have seen, the crew has no choice but to follow when another signal beckons the Argonos into deep space—and into the dark heart of an alien mystery... “[Russo] is not afraid to take on the question of evil in a divinely ordered universe...This is an ambitious novel of ideas that generates considerable suspense while respecting its sources, its characters, and most important, the reader.”—The New York Times “A tale of high adventure and personal drama in the far future.”—Library Journal “Relentlessly suspenseful...full of mystery...very exciting.”—Science Fiction Chronicle


Author : Don DeLillo

ISBN10 : 1416595856

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 832

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1760


Book Summary: A finalist for the National Book Award, Underworld is Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle). Underworld is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching conflict of the Cold War. It is a novel that accepts every challenge of these extraordinary times -- Don DeLillo's greatest and most powerful work of fiction. Don DeLillo's mesmerizing novel opens with a legendary baseball game played in New York in 1951. The glorious outcome -- the home run that wins the game is called the Shot Heard Round the World -- shades into the grim news that the Soviet Union has just tested an atomic bomb. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

The Knight and Knave of Swords

Author : Fritz Leiber

ISBN10 : 1497616700

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1399


Book Summary: The final book in the seminal sword and sorcery series featuring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser from the Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The highly regarded British horror author Ramsey Campbell called Fritz Leiber “the greatest living writer of supernatural horror fiction.” Drawing many of his own themes from the works of Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and H. P. Lovecraft, master manipulator Fritz Leiber is a worldwide legend within the fantasy genre, actually having coined the term sword and sorcery that would describe the subgenre he would more than help create. While The Lord of the Rings took the world by storm, Leiber’s fantastic but thoroughly flawed antiheroes, Fafhrd and Grey Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well, albeit a different one than Tolkien’s. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon’s grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar is Leiber’s fully realized, vivid incarnation of urban decay and civilization’s corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery.

Leviathan Wakes

Author : James S. A. Corey

ISBN10 : 0316134678

Publisher : Orbit

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 342


Book Summary: The first book in the revolutionary New York Times bestselling Expanse series, a modern masterwork of science fiction. Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series. Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why. Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything. Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe. "Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." - George R. R. Martin The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis RisingTiamat's Wrath The Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange DogsAuberon

You Know Me Well

Author : Nina LaCour,David Levithan

ISBN10 : 1250098661

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 701


Book Summary: You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time. Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more. Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the bestselling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green).

The Green Brain

Author : Frank Herbert

ISBN10 : 1466814748

Publisher : Tor Books

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1969


Book Summary: In an overpopulated world seeking living room in the jungles, the International Ecological Organization was systematically exterminating the voracious insects which made these areas uninhabitable. Using deadly foamal bombs and newly developed vibration weapons, men like Joao Martinho and his co-workers fought to clear the green hell of the Mato Grosso. But somehow those areas which had been completely cleared were becoming reinfested, despite the impenetrable vibration barriers. And tales came out of the jungles . . . of insects mutated to incredible sizes . . . of creatures who seemed to be men, but whose eyes gleamed with the chitinous sheen of insects. . . . A fascinating examination of the fragile balance between consciousness, man and insect from one of the best-loved science fiction creators of all time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The EC Archives: Shock Illustrated

Author : Daniel Keyes,Al Feldstein

ISBN10 : 1506715265

Publisher : Dark Horse Comics

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1025


Book Summary: Illustrated tales designed to shock! Enjoy the complete run of Shock Illustrated, an innovative "Picto-Fiction" magazine containing illustrated prose stories of switch parties, thrill killers, and more of society's dark underbelly--written and illustrated by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon), Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall, Graham Ingels, and more! Features the lost fourth issue, with pencils from Frank Frazetta! This archive volume contains Shock Illustrated issues 1 though 4.

Vieillir sans perdre la tête

Author : John J. Medina

ISBN10 : 2897583800

Publisher : Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur

Number of Pages : 314

Category : Health & Fitness

Viewed : 917


Book Summary: Par l’auteur du best-seller québécois Super cerveau - J’égare constamment mes clés. Pourquoi? - Merde, j’oublie encore le nom du restaurant qu’on m’a conseillé. Pourquoi? - Je ne dors vraiment plus aussi bien qu’avant. Pourquoi ? - Ma foi, mes amis radotent de plus en plus... Pourquoi ? Grâce à ses histoires captivantes et à un sens de l’humour sans pareil, John J. Medina réussit à traiter du vieillissement de manière divertissante et éclairante. Il s’y consacre en trois temps: 1 en s’intéressant d’abord au cerveau social ou affectif, qui joue un rôle de premier plan dans les relations interpersonnelles et la quête du bonheur, décrivant la nature changeante des émotions à mesure que les années s’ajoutent au compteur; 2 en approfondissant la mécanique du cerveau pensant, où il explique les transformations que subissent avec le temps la mémoire à court terme et les habiletés liées à la prise de décision; 3 en démontrant comment le sommeil, certains types d’exercices et certains régimes alimentaires peuvent ralentir le déclin associé au vieillissement. Bref, en 10 règles d’or éprouvées, l’auteur livre une panoplie de conseils pratiques qui permettent de garder le cerveau plus jeune que jamais. Parmi les faits saillants de ses découvertes originales, il dit: - Dansez! Ça préservera vos habiletés motrices; - Entretenez des amitiés! Ça procure des bienfaits cognitifs; - Apprenez une langue! Ça vous éloignera de la démence; - Tenez des discussions animées! Ça stimule le cerveau; - Pratiquez la gratitude! C’est un fabuleux antidote à la dépression. Vieillir sans perdre la tête ne donne pas les clés de la fontaine de jouvence, mais livre tous les secrets pour tirer le meilleur de votre âge d’or... et ne pas finir grincheux!

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors

Author : Philippe Rège

ISBN10 : 081086939X

Publisher : Scarecrow Press

Number of Pages : 1488

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 979


Book Summary: Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Everything, everything

Author : Nicola Yoon,Eric Chevreau

ISBN10 : 2747069389

Publisher : Bayard Jeunesse

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 897


Book Summary: Le plus grand risque dans la vie, c'est de ne pas en prendre. « "Everything, everything" est vraiment TOUT : puissant, charmant, déchirant, et si prenant que je l'ai dévoré d'une traite. L'un des rares romans qui vous élèvent, vous brisent et vous nourrissent en même temps. » Jennifer Niven, auteur de "Tous nos jours parfaits" Ma maladie est aussi rare que célèbre, mais vous la connaissez sans doute sous le nom de « maladie de l'enfant-bulle ». En gros, je suis allergique au monde. Je viens d'avoir dix-huit ans, et je n'ai jamais mis un pied dehors. Un jour, un camion de déménagement arrive. Je regarde par la fenêtre et je le vois. Le fils des nouveaux voisins est grand, mince et habillé tout en noir. Il remarque que je l'observe, et nos yeux se croisent pour la première fois. Dans la vie, on ne peut pas tout prévoir, mais on peut prévoir certaines choses. Par exemple, je vais certainement tomber amoureuse de lui. Et ce sera certainement un désastre.

Le sujet à l'oeuvre

Author : Caroline Blanvillain

ISBN10 : 2140172566

Publisher : Editions L\'Harmattan

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Art

Viewed : 369


Book Summary: La situation de crise que nous traversons laisse craindre ou espérer un changement profond. C'est aussi celle des mots et des images. Et si les frontières de l'oeuvre d'art ne sont pas clairement définies, celles du sujet ne le sont pas davantage. Ses frontières sont malléables, dépendantes des contrées extérieures auxquelles il se frotte sans cesse. C'est un sujet en mouvement dans une société toujours plus rapide, plus performante, plus financiarisée. Cependant, l'agitation qui l'habite n'a pas pour seule origine un univers sociétal économique. Les espaces ou objets esthétiques, naturels ou méditatifs influent également. Qu'il soit créateur ou spectateur, le sujet se confronte à l'oeuvre d'art. Les arts et la littérature sont ici convoqués pour penser le rapport du sujet à son identité et au monde. En quoi les arts contribuent-ils à la construction du sujet ? En quoi la rencontre avec l'oeuvre agit-elle sur son identité ? Comment le sujet est-il "à l'oeuvre" lorsqu'il rencontre ou crée des oeuvres ?

Tyler Johnson était là

Author : Jay Coles,Brigitte Hébert

ISBN10 : 2016273887

Publisher : Hachette Romans

Number of Pages : 260

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 514


Book Summary: « Je n’oublierai jamais Tyler. Je ne veux pas que le reste du monde l’oublie non plus. » Marvin Jonhson, 17 ans, est un excellent élève qui fait tout pour éviter les ennuis. Mais quand on est noir dans une Amérique de blancs, les ennuis ne sont jamais loin. Lorsque Tyler, son frère jumeau, va à une soirée organisée par un gang du quartier, Marvin l’accompagne, avec la ferme intention de veiller sur lui. Soudain, c’est le chaos. Descente de police, coups de feu. Marvin perd son frère dans la panique. Le lendemain matin, Tyler n’est toujours pas à la maison. Aucune nouvelle de lui. Lentement, la réalité s’impose : il a disparu. Pendant les jours qui suivent, Marvin et sa mère cherchent Tyler sans relâche. Jusqu’à ce qu’on leur annonce que le corps de Tyler a été retrouvé. Mais la vidéo qui tourne sur le web raconte une histoire encore plus glaçante : Tyler a été abattu par un policier, alors qu’il essayait de rentrer chez lui. Après ce drame, les réseaux sociaux s’emparent de l’histoire. Marvin semble être le seul à ne pas oublier que Tyler était plus qu’un fait divers...

Le Fléau

Author : Stephen King

ISBN10 : 2709650185

Publisher : JC Lattès

Number of Pages : 1183

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1834


Book Summary: Il a suffi que l'ordinateur d'un laboratoire ultra-secret de l'armée américaine fasse une erreur d'une manoseconde pour que la chaîne de la mort se mette en marche. Le Fléau, inexorablement, se répand sur l'Amérique et, de New York à Los Angeles, transforme un bel été en cauchemar. Avec un taux de contamination de 99,4 %. Dans ce monde d'apocalypse émerge alors une poignée de survivants hallucinés. Ils ne se connaissent pas, pourtant chacun veut rejoindre celle que, dans leurs rêves, ils appellent Mère Abigaël : une vieille Noire de cent huit ans dont dépend leur salut commun. Mais ils savent aussi que sur cette terre dévastée rôde l'Homme sans visage, l'Homme Noir aux étranges pouvoirs, Randall Flagg. L'incarnation des fantasmes les plus diaboliques, destinée à régner sur ce monde nouveau. C'est la fin des Temps, et le dernier combat entre le Bien et le Mal commencer.

Activités lecture à partir de la littérature de jeunesse

Author : Christian Poslaniec

ISBN10 : 2011820812

Publisher : Hachette Éducation

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Education

Viewed : 774


Book Summary: La littérature de jeunesse est devenue incontournable, à l’école comme au collège. Mais comment l’utiliser pour qu’elle donne l’envie de lire aux enfants et aux adolescents, et qu’ainsi ils entrent en littérature ? Les enseignants, les bibliothécaires et les parents doivent faire preuve de beaucoup d’imagination pour initier les jeunes à la lecture, à la littérature, sans pour autant scolariser les livres. Christian Poslaniec et Christine Houyel, tous deux spécialistes de la littérature de jeunesse, proposent quelques 200 activités ludiques et amusantes, à partir d’un choix de plus de 400 titres, pour aider les médiateurs de lecture.