Le souffle des feuilles et des promesses

Michel Lafon

Hallie Erminie, issue d'une famille de planteurs du Kentucky, est une jeune femme de caractère. À New York, où elle s'est mis en tête de trouver un éditeur qui publierait son premier roman, elle fait la connaissance de Post Wheeler, un journaliste célibataire et fier de l'être. Sous des abords arrogants et rustres, il est en fait d'une compagnie agréable.
Tous deux discutent à bâtons rompus de la vie culturelle new-yorkaise, bouillonnante en cette fin de xixe siècle, et s'attachent l'un à l'autre sans oser se l'avouer. Malheureusement, quand Post part pour l'Alaska du jour au lendemain, la possibilité d'une histoire d'amour s'évanouit.
Commence alors un chassé-croisé, des États-Unis à l'Italie en passant par l'Angleterre et la France. À chacune de leurs rencontres, les sentiments des deux jeunes gens ne font que croître. Le destin les réunira-t-il enfin ?
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Sarah McCoy vit au Texas, où elle donne des cours d'écriture à l'université, tout en se consacrant à ses romans. Après l'immense succès d'Un goût de cannelle et d'espoir et d'Un parfum d'encre et de liberté, Le Souffle des feuilles et des promesses est son troisième ouvrage publié en France.

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Publisher
Michel Lafon
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Published on
Jun 1, 2017
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Pages
279
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ISBN
9782749933603
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Language
French
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
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It is 1961 and Puerto Rico is trapped in a tug-of-war between those who want to stay connected to the United States and those who are fighting for independence. For eleven-year-old Verdita Ortiz-Santiago, the struggle for independence is a battle fought much closer to home.

Verdita has always been safe and secure in her sleepy mountain town, far from the excitement of the capital city of San Juan or the glittering shores of the United States, where her older cousin lives. She will be a señorita soon, which, as her mother reminds her, means that she will be expected to cook and clean, go to Mass every day, choose arroz con pollo over hamburguesas, and give up her love for Elvis. And yet, as much as Verdita longs to escape this seemingly inevitable future and become a blond American bombshell, she is still a young girl who is scared by late-night stories of the chupacabra, who wishes her mother would still rub her back and sing her a lullaby, and who is both ashamed and exhilarated by her changing body.

Told in luminous prose spanning two years in Verdita’s life, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico is much more than a story about getting older. In the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Annie John, it is about the struggle to break free from the people who have raised us, and about the difficulties of leaving behind one's homeland for places unknown. At times joyous and at times heartbreaking, Verdita’s story is of a young girl discovering her power and finding the strength to decide what sort of woman she’ll become.


From the Hardcover edition.
A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness.

Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh.

In Avonlea—a small, tight-knit farming town on a remote island—life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth "Izzy" Johnson, her mother’s sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy’s talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.

Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Joining the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia that secretly serves as a way station for runaway slaves from America. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happiness—Marilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. She soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolition—jeopardizing all she cherishes, including her bond with her dearest John Blythe. Now Marilla must face a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables.

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