Tête en l’air

Tête en l’air

Récit authentique et déséquilibré d’une première ascension du mont Blanc par un blond à lunettes inexpérimenté qui, au cours de son voyage, réapprit à marcher.

Journaliste pour Radio Nova plutôt branché bouquins que bouquetins, Richard Gaitet n’avait avant cette épopée aucune expérience de la montagne : tout juste sept heures à mourir de chaud en descendant le Grand Canyon et un séjour au Tibet où il a connu… les vertus du naturisme sur lac gelé.

Pour ce livre, le reporter à lunettes plus tête en l’air que tête brûlée a survécu à l’aiguille du Midi par l’intervention d’une providentielle main au cul, hurlé de peur dans la vallée d’Aoste, gravi cinq fois de suite en courant les deux premiers étages de la tour Eiffel, découvert les joies de la via ferrata au crépuscule et celles de la tomme de Savoie au petit-déjeuner, relu Tolkien, Lionel Terray et les mangas de Jirô Taniguchi, et surtout… appris le maniement du piolet afin d’aller danser sur des arêtes sommitales de 40 centimètres de large, avec 2000 mètres de vide de chaque côté, par -8°C et le visage battu par des vent des 50 km/h…

Le jeune écrivain facétieux est instruit dans sa quête par le plus drôle et le plus romanesque des membres de la Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix : René Ghilini, 60 ans, guide professionnel, vainqueur de l’Annapurna, chasseur de cristaux précieux, surnommé ” le condor français ” dans certains villages du Pérou suite à son décollage en deltaplane depuis les 6768 mètres du Huascaran… et par ailleurs handicapé de la main gauche, en raison d’un terrible accident dont il réchappa miraculeusement.

De Lionel Terray à Mary Shelley, de Dragon Ball à René Daumal, de Christophe Profit à Kilian Jornet, il revisite l’imaginaire montagnard sous un angle burlesque et poétique, en convoquant ses héros présents et passés, réels ou fictifs.

By Richard Gaitet

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International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of Japan and abroad, looking at shojo and shojo manga’s influence both locally and globally. Finally, it presents original interviews of shojo manga-ka, or artists, who discuss their work and their views on this distinct type of popular visual culture.

By Masami Toku

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Takane & Hana, Vol. 9

Takane & Hana, Vol. 9

Hana’s father makes the deal of a lifetime and moves the Nonomura family into a huge mansion… But what the Nonomuras didn’t plan on was Takane moving in with them! Just how are Takane and Hana going to adjust to living together?

By Yuki Shiwasu

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The Dam Keeper, Book 2

The Dam Keeper, Book 2

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel trilogy by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. World Without Darkness is the second volume in the series.

Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don’t find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can’t help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all?

But he doesn’t have time to unravel this mystery. The wave of deadly black fog will return to Sunrise Valley in four days, and its dam can’t withstand another assault. In a stolen truck and with a deranged lizard leading the way, Pig and his friends are in a race against the clock. but can they reach home in time?

By Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi

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I Love How You Love Me

I Love How You Love Me

“Dylan Sullivan is perfect! He loves with everything he has. I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME is an awesome book that you don’t want to put down. It will leave you smiling!” 5 stars

Dylan Sullivan, a renowned boat builder, has spent his entire life sailing around the world. But while he’s always enjoyed the freedom of the ocean, when Grace Adrian shows up at his Seattle boathouse to interview him for a magazine, it’s love at first sight. Love for both Grace and her ten-month-old son, Mason, with whom Dylan has an immediate bond. And every moment they spend together makes Dylan more and more certain that a love like theirs is worth risking everything for.

A year and a half ago, Grace’s entire world turned upside down. Not only did she learn that she was pregnant, she also found out that she was nothing but a dirty little secret to her boyfriend and his elite Washington D.C. family. Since then, Grace has been rebuilding her life in Seattle, giving one hundred percent of her attention to her son and her freelance writing career. Believing she can never risk her heart–or her son’s–again, especially to a man like Dylan who could sail away at any moment, Grace tries desperately to guard her heart from the charismatic and sexy sailor.

For as sweet and protective as Dylan is during the day, at night when one incredibly hot kiss turns into so much more, Grace simply can’t find a way to keep from tumbling into his arms again and again. But can she ever learn to trust in love again?

I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME is part of Bella Andre’s USA Today and New York Times #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you’ll likely enjoy reading the other books too.

“I’m completely addicted to the Sullivans!”

“I love all the Sullivans, but Dylan is my favorite to date. Bella Andre weaves a story of truth, love, family, lies, and determination. What a wonderful story. Do not miss this book!”

“Another beautiful Sullivan! I could not put it down. I am hooked on this series. Sweet, loving, happy and scorching hot!”

“Bella has outdone herself yet again with this book! She is an exceptional writer and will keep you coming back time and time again. If you like books about family, love, and romance then you have to read Bella Andre’s Sullivans series!”

“Wow! This story has become my favorite out of this series. It took my breath away.”

“Dylan is the kind of man I wish I met when I was a young single mother! The love and understanding that Dylan has for Grace is so pure it goes right to your heart. A very wonderful and fantastic read.”

SAN FRANCISCO SULLIVANS
The Look of Love
From This Moment On
Can’t Help Falling In Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
If You Were Mine
Let Me Be The One
Come A Little Bit Closer
Always On My Mind
Kissing Under The Mistletoe

SEATTLE SULLIVANS
One Perfect Night
The Way You Look Tonight
It Must Be Your Love
Just To Be With You
I Love How You Love Me
All I Ever Need Is You

NEW YORK SULLIVANS
Every Beat Of My Heart
Now That I’ve Found You
Since I Fell For You
Sweeter Than Ever
The Best Is Yet To Come
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
You Do Something To Me
Every Time We Fall In Love

MAINE SULLIVANS
Falling In Love All Over Again
Your Love Is Mine
There Goes My Heart
When You Kiss Me
More Maine Sullivans are coming soon!

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Morrisons” and “The Maverick Billionaires” series. Her novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre’s books on Goodreads! Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a log cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames.

By Bella Andre

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