• C'est parfois dans les collines verdoyantes et idylliques que se terrent les plus terrifiantes menaces. C'est là aussi que va se dérouler cette vibrante épopée de courage, de loyauté et de survie. Menés par le valeureux Hazel, une poignée de braves choisit de fuir l'inéluctable destruction de leur foyer. Prémonitions, ruses, légendes vont aider ces héros face à mille ennemis et les guider jusqu'à leur terre promise, Watership Down. Mais l'aventure s'arrêtera-t-elle là ? Aimé par des millions de lecteurs, l'envoûtant roman de Richard Adams fait partie de ces odyssées sombres néanmoins parcourues d'espoir et de poésie. Vous sentirez le sang versé. Vous tremblerez face aux dangers. Vous craindrez la mort. Et plus que tout, vous ressentirez l'irrépressible désir de savoir ce qui va se passer.

  • Watership Down was one of this century's best-loved works of imaginative literature. Now Richard Adams returns, to tell us what happened to the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort.Tales From Watership Down begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as Dandelion, the rabbits' master storyteller, relates the thrilling adventures experienced by Al-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, and his stalwart, Rabscuttle, during the long journey home after their terrible encounter with the Black Rabbit of Inlé (as narrated in Watership Down). Finally, in the principal part of the book, we are told eight enchanting stories about the rabbits of the Down-- Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and their companions--including the impact on the warren of the obsessive doe Flyairth, and the appointment of Hyzenthlay as a female Chief Rabbit and partner to Hazel.All readers-- the millions who remember Watership Down with the deepest affection, and also those for whom this volume will be their first encounter with the rabbits-- will find these nineteen tales utterly compelling, the fruit of Richard Adam's spellbinding narrative power and ability to conjure up a world that is at the same time both real and unreal.From the Hardcover edition.

  • "Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!" THE BOSTON GLOBE A lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Ce livre propose un tableau de l'État romain à partir de sa création au VIe siècle, sous influence étrusque, jusqu'à l'instauration d'une monarchie de fait en 27 av. J.-C. Par grandes périodes, indépendamment du strict événementiel, sont d'abord présentés les principes de la citoyenneté, puis ceux qui régissaient l'oligarchie dirigeante, sénat, magistrats, prêtres, plébéiens riches et chevaliers. Une évolution pluriséculaire mène de la tribu itinérante - avec ses clans spécialisés - à une république organisée suivant le modèle de l'armée et, finalement, à une autocratie bureaucratique qui, tout en conservant le vocabulaire et les exemples de la République, est une monarchie à peine déguisée.

  • 'A poetic account of the dialogue Richards has conducted with the river during half a century of listening to the whisper and gurgle of its myriad voices - a lyrical evocation of the sights, sounds and scents of a great Canadian waterway' - The Sunday HeraldLines on the Water is the story of a town, its river and the community of people who fish in it. David Adams Richards is a prize-winning author but when he's not writing, he's mostly fishing and when he's fishing it's always along the banks of the Miramichi river. This great river and the poachers, guides, visiting city suits and friends who share it with him have woven themselves into the fabric of his life and in Lines on the Water he pays tribute to them all. Spinning fishy tale after glorious fishy tale we join him and his companions on the endless search for the next great fishing pool and along the way remember why we love to read, and why we have to fish.

  • The novel tells the story of Sydney Henderson and his son, Lyle. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boy's life is spared. In the years that follow the almost pathologically gentle Sydney tries to hold true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family.

  • Janie McCleary runs one of the first movie theatres in New Brunswick. A successful woman in a world of men, she is ostracized, a victim of double-dealing and overt violence. She trusts no one outside her family.



    Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted explores the life of this formidable woman, a pioneer before the age of feminism, and her legacy as it unfolds tragically in the lives of her son and grandchildren. Written with aching compassion and masterful sophistication, River of the Brokenhearted muses on the tyranny of memory and history, and peers into the hearts of these extraordinary characters.



    By the author of Mercy Among the Children.

  • Growing up in a prominent lumber family in the Miramichi, brothers Will and Owen Jameson know little of the world beyond their town and the great men who work the forest, including their father. But as young men, the boys couldn';t be more different -- where seventeen-year-old Will is headstrong and rugged, able to hold his own in the woods or in a fight, Owen, three years his junior, is literary and sensitive. What worries their mother Mary, however, is the prophecy told to her by a local woman upon Will';s birth: "that her first-born would be a powerful man and have much respect -- but his brother would be even greater, yet destroy the legacy by rashness, and the Jameson dynasty [would] not go beyond that second boy." She tries to laugh it off, but the prophecy becomes a part of local legend and hangs over the heads of the boys like a dark cloud.
    When their father dies in a freak accident and the management of the Jameson tracts and company falters, Will, as the true inheritor of his father';s "shrewd mind and fists to match," quits school to take over. He';s a strong leader of men, but perhaps too strong at times, and dies while clearing a log jam during a run. Reggie Glidden, Will';s best friend and the Push of the Jameson team, takes Owen under his wing, searching for any small sign that the younger boy has his brother';s qualities. But Owen knows his limitations and, after his brother';s death and then rejection by the girl of his dreams, Lula Brower, he joins he army and heads off to war hoping to get himself killed. Instead, he returns a decorated war hero.
    Then he falls in love with the beautiful, childlike Camellia -- the wife of Reggie Glidden -- and soon Owen and Camellia find themselves watched on all sides, caught in the teeth of an entire town';s gossip and hypocrisy despite the innocence of their relationship. But for the community, it';s as if taking Owen Jameson -- and therefore the whole Jameson family -- down a peg or two will give them control over their changing world. Inexorably, Owen and Camellia are pulled into a chain of events that will end with death, disappearance, and a sensational trial.
    At the same time, realizing his destiny, Owen takes over the family business and begins what will become the greatest cut in New Brunswick history, his men setting up camp on the notoriously dangerous Good Friday Mountain. The teamsters spend months in fierce ice and snow, daily pitting themselves against nature and risking their lives for scant reward, in the last moments before the coming of mechanization that will make them obsolete. This heroic, brutal life is all Meager Fortune, the camp keeper, knows. A good and innocent man, he shows unexpected resolution in the face of the betrayals of the more worldly men around him.
    With The Friends of Meager Fortune, award-winning author David Adams Richards continues his exploration of New Brunswick';s Miramichi Valley, both the hard lives and experiences that emerge from that particular soil and the universal human matters that concern us all: the work of the hands and the heart; the nature of true greatness and true weakness; the relentlessness of fate and the good and evil that men and women do. It is a devastating portrait of a society, but it is also a brilliant commemoration of the passing of a world -- one that cements David Adams Richards'; place as the finest novelist at work in Canada today.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • David Adams Richards takes us behind his gun and into the Canadian forest for his most powerful work of non-fiction yet.
    In his brilliant non-fiction, David Adams Richards - first and foremost one of Canada's greatest and best-beloved novelists - has been writing a kind of memoir by other means. Like his previous titles Lines On Water, about his pursuit of angling, and Hockey Dreams, about the game his disabled body prevented him from playing, Facing the Hunter explores the meaning of a sport and the way in which it touches lives, not least that of the author. And as with God Is, his recent book about his faith, it is also an impassioned defence of a set of values and a way of life that Richards believes are under attack.
    Lovers of David Adams Richards' novels will be fascinated and enlightened to note the interplay between his former life as a keen hunter - he hunts less and less these days, as he explains - and the narratives and characters of his fiction. But this is also a perfect starting point for anyone coming new to Richards. The storytelling in this book, the evocation of the Canadian wild and those who venture into it, the sheer power of the prose, show a great writer at the height of his powers.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Janie McCleary runs one of the first movie theatres in New Brunswick. A successful woman in a world of men, she is ostracized, a victim of double-dealing and overt violence. She trusts no one outside her family.



    Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted explores the life of this formidable woman, a pioneer before the age of feminism, and her legacy as it unfolds tragically in the lives of her son and grandchildren. Written with aching compassion and masterful sophistication, River of the Brokenhearted muses on the tyranny of memory and history, and peers into the hearts of these extraordinary characters.



    By the author of Mercy Among the Children.

  • David Adams Richards' Governor General's Award-winning novel is a powerful tale of resignation and struggle, fierce loyalties and compassion. This book is the first in Richards' acclaimed Miramichi trilogy. Set in a small mill town in northern New Brunswick, it draws us into the lives of a community of people who live there, including: Joe Walsh, isolated and strong in the face of a drinking problem; his wife, Rita, willing to believe the best about people; and their teenage daughter Adele, whose nature is rebellious and wise, and whose love for her father wars with her desire for independence. Richards' unforgettable characters are linked together in conflict, and in articulate love and understanding. Their plight as human beings is one we share.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • With great recipes for meats, sauces and rubs mixed with ideas for pickles, slaws, puddings and cocktails, plus features on meats, equipment and methods, the Pitt Cue Co. Cookbook is your guide to enjoying the best hot, smoky, sticky, spicy grub all year round.

    From Pitt Cue's legendary Pickle backs and bourbon cocktails, to their acclaimed Pulled pork shoulder; Burnt ends mash; Smoked ox cheek toasts with pickled walnuts; Lamb rib with molasses mop and onion salad; Chipotle & confit garlic slaw; Crispy pickled shiitake mushrooms; Toffee apple grunt; Sticky bourbon & cola pudding and so much more, it's all irresistibly delicious food to savour and share.

  • Adam Glasser, aka successful porn star Seymour Butts, has slept with more than 600 women, on and off camera.

    Drawing on his extensive experience, Rock Her World covers everything you need to know to give and receive perfect pleasure. With explicit illustrations and riotous anecdotes from Adam's own escapades, it also includes:



    - sexercises to keep your equipment in top shape for improved performance - eye-opening explanations of a woman's orgasm and female ejaculation - how to handle embarrassing/messy situations - sex toys, anal sex (Adam's favourite subject) and spanking - the truth about erectile dysfunction Rock Her World will educate you about the ins and outs of male and female sexuality and show you how to truly satisfy a woman in fantastic, juicy detail.

  • Growing up in a prominent lumber family in the Miramichi, brothers Will and Owen Jameson know little of the world beyond their town and the great men who work the forest, including their father. But as young men, the boys couldn';t be more different -- where seventeen-year-old Will is headstrong and rugged, able to hold his own in the woods or in a fight, Owen, three years his junior, is literary and sensitive. What worries their mother Mary, however, is the prophecy told to her by a local woman upon Will';s birth: "that her first-born would be a powerful man and have much respect -- but his brother would be even greater, yet destroy the legacy by rashness, and the Jameson dynasty [would] not go beyond that second boy." She tries to laugh it off, but the prophecy becomes a part of local legend and hangs over the heads of the boys like a dark cloud.
    When their father dies in a freak accident and the management of the Jameson tracts and company falters, Will, as the true inheritor of his father';s "shrewd mind and fists to match," quits school to take over. He';s a strong leader of men, but perhaps too strong at times, and dies while clearing a log jam during a run. Reggie Glidden, Will';s best friend and the Push of the Jameson team, takes Owen under his wing, searching for any small sign that the younger boy has his brother';s qualities. But Owen knows his limitations and, after his brother';s death and then rejection by the girl of his dreams, Lula Brower, he joins he army and heads off to war hoping to get himself killed. Instead, he returns a decorated war hero.
    Then he falls in love with the beautiful, childlike Camellia -- the wife of Reggie Glidden -- and soon Owen and Camellia find themselves watched on all sides, caught in the teeth of an entire town';s gossip and hypocrisy despite the innocence of their relationship. But for the community, it';s as if taking Owen Jameson -- and therefore the whole Jameson family -- down a peg or two will give them control over their changing world. Inexorably, Owen and Camellia are pulled into a chain of events that will end with death, disappearance, and a sensational trial.
    At the same time, realizing his destiny, Owen takes over the family business and begins what will become the greatest cut in New Brunswick history, his men setting up camp on the notoriously dangerous Good Friday Mountain. The teamsters spend months in fierce ice and snow, daily pitting themselves against nature and risking their lives for scant reward, in the last moments before the coming of mechanization that will make them obsolete. This heroic, brutal life is all Meager Fortune, the camp keeper, knows. A good and innocent man, he shows unexpected resolution in the face of the betrayals of the more worldly men around him.
    With The Friends of Meager Fortune, award-winning author David Adams Richards continues his exploration of New Brunswick';s Miramichi Valley, both the hard lives and experiences that emerge from that particular soil and the universal human matters that concern us all: the work of the hands and the heart; the nature of true greatness and true weakness; the relentlessness of fate and the good and evil that men and women do. It is a devastating portrait of a society, but it is also a brilliant commemoration of the passing of a world -- one that cements David Adams Richards'; place as the finest novelist at work in Canada today.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The novel tells the story of Sydney Henderson and his son, Lyle. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boy's life is spared. In the years that follow the almost pathologically gentle Sydney tries to hold true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family.

  • The masterful new novel from a Canadian literary legend at the height of his powers. John Delano is a broken man, seemingly at the end of everything: the end of his legendary but controversial career as a police officer; the end of his sad and difficult marriage; the end of his years-long search for the truth of what happened to his missing son; the end of his fruitless quest for personal redemption; even, perhaps, the end of his life. Only one small thing keeps him going: his conviction that he has a final case to solve, centred around the disappearance years ago of a young boy placed in foster care in Saint John, New Brunswick. Following the delicate and convoluted thread of that case takes John to unexpected places: dangerously close to powerful civil servants hoarding damning secrets; to a Canadian humanitarian mission in Rwanda before and during the genocide; to New York and the compromised corridors of the United Nations; and deep into his own haunted past. With this new masterwork, David Adams Richards continues to astonish us, weaving familiar themes in fresh new ways. His people are still rooted in his beloved Miramichi region of New Brunswick, but his storytelling--as always, displaying his genius for plot and his extraordinary empathy for his flawed characters--has expanded to encompass the much wider world that his people traverse: the politically charged, intricately connected modern universe in all its richness, contradiction, devastation and little points of hope. In the end, what ties John Delano to every other unforgettable character in this compelling work is the shared search for principles to live by: as each person decides what those principles shall be, their fates inevitably and heartbreakingly intertwine. From the Hardcover edition.

  • In anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care, practitioners at all levels need help to stay current with the continually evolving drug knowledge-base and trainees need tools to prepare for in-training and board exams that increasingly test their knowledge of pharmacology. This practical book is aimed at both readerships. It features a unique and practical chapter on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "black box" warnings that describe what safety precautions should be taken with commonly used drugs. The editors and contributors are pharmacology experts representing a cross-section of clinical specialties and institutions in the United States and include pharmacologists, pharmacists, as well as physicians.

  • Figure 1-1. Post-World War II US assessment history. 1973)weremotivatedbytheemergingcon?ictsinthepost-WorldWar II period between rapidly increasing softwood harvests and declining timber growth. These are called the Outlook Studies. The last six studies (1980, 1985, 1989, 1993, 2000, 2005) have been conducted to meet the requirements of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) of 1974. These are called the RPA Timber Assessments. 6 The Challenge of Developing Models 1. 2 SHAPING THE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM This initial chapter describes the development and speci?c structure of the Assessment System. We consider past policy analysis needs and federal legislative requirements, antecedent modeling and projection approaches, characteristics of the US forest sector, and recent trends in public and private resource management. At the federal level, and in some states and regions, the USA has a lengthy history of using resource and market models to explore policy issues and to examine the e?ects of alternative policy actions. Many of these studies have been undertaken on an irregular basis as issues emerged and resource conditions changed. The RPA legislation mandated a regular cycle of nationwide assessments by the Forest Service, examining trends and conditionsinanarrayofresourceusesandservices(climate,minerals, range,recreation,timber,andwater). ThestructureoftheAssessment System re?ects both the requirements of the RPA legislation and the unique characteristics of the US forest sector, which it is designed to simulate. IntheyearssinceenactmentoftheRPAlegislation,mana- ment directions, and objectives on both public and private lands in the USA have continued to evolve. The structure of the Assessment System has been adapted to re?ect these trends.

  • Lhistoire se déroule dans une région forestière du Nouveau-Brunswick entre1960 et 2000 et sinspire, en fond de toile, des empires à la Irving et autres grandes papetières. Cest un monde sauvage qui sent la pulpe et lépinette, peuplé de petites gens et de petits voyous.

    Le roman débute avec le terrible incendie de la propriété de Leo McVicer. Forêt et usine gisent sous les cendres. Cest une catastrophe pour toute la région. On accuse à tort le grand-père Roy Henderson. Tous parlent de "la malédiction Henderson" et réclament un châtiment. Entre révolte et stoïcisme, la famille Henderson fait alors face à linjustice et ira de malheur en malheur. Roy sombre dans la déchéance avant de mourir lamentablement en prison. Son fils Sydney, qui doit assurer la relève et prendre ses responsabilités familiales, se jure de ne jamais être responsable du malheur dautrui, mais cest sans compter avec la rumeur et lacharnement funeste de tout un village à le rendre, avec sa famille, responsable de tous les maux qui accablent le voisinage. Jusquau jour où son propre fils, le jeune Lyle, décide de se rebeller et de prendre son destin en main.

  • Somptueux roman dans la plus pure tradition des grandes sagas nord-américaines, Enquête dans la réserve nous plonge dans l'univers des Premières Nations.

    Dans la baie de Miramichi, par une belle journée ensoleillée de juin 1985, Hector Penniac, un jeune Micmac de 17 ans de la réserve indienne du coin, commence un emploi de débardeur afin de payer ses études de médecine : il doit charger du bois dans les cales d'un cargo amarré au quai. Quelques heures plus tard, Hector est mort. Un Blanc est accusé de l'avoir assassiné.

    Cet événement tragique sert de point de départ à une histoire complexe où s'entremêlent crime et châtiment, vérité et mensonge, pouvoir et justice. Conteur magistral, David Adams Richards sonde avec précision et finesse le coeur et les pensées de ses personnages, des êtres souvent incompris ou réduits au silence, et nous offre un roman qui est à la fois une enquête sur un meurtre, un portrait nuancé d'une communauté en crise et un éclairage sur des plaies encore ouvertes.

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