Reading Notice – 4 novels to read in May

With sunny days, what could be better than quietly immersing yourself in a good book? Here is a selection of our novels to read in May.
Discover the plot, the passion, the escape, the suspense, the editor’s choice!

We have selected: Return to Brittany By Guillaume de Dieuleveult (Buchet Chastel). Long, long afternoon By Inga Vesper (Ed. De La Martinière). Dominos of life By Laure Manel (Michel Lafon) Past By Hannah Jameson (Marabooks / Black Lab)

Long, long afternoon

Summary
In her kitchen sunbathing in California, Joyce dreams in her window. She is white, she is rich. Her horizon as a housewife, however, stops at the well-trimmed hedges of her garden. Ruby, she works as a cleaning lady at Joyce and dreams of changing her life. But in 1959, American society had nothing to offer a poor black girl. When Joyce goes missing, the American dream is shattered. The fight for equality for women and African-Americans is still in its infancy, but these two moving heroines are already hearing their voices. The burning hope of freedom.

Why read it
Long, long afternoon A dive into the 50s. Lifestyle, state of mind, isolation, this novel is a little reminiscent of 1963 Alabama. In addition to the police conspiracy, it is a cool portrait of Puritanical America of that era. American Dream.

Inga Vesper knows exactly how to adhere to our character and ultimately keeps us in suspense! Click here to buy the book or read a part or click here

Return to Brittany

Summary
We may have traveled the world in all directions, and we don’t really know where we came from. This is the case of Guillaume de Dieuleveult who spent fifteen years in Hill and Dale for the newspaper that hired him and whose family and personal history has its roots in Britain. For him Brittany was a family castle, an old castle in ruins, a druid, ear-rings, a Celtic church, a forest gleaming like copper and rivers, rocks, seas and cemeteries where his ancestors were buried.

Why read it

Return to Brittany Pancakes and sprays are not a story. This travelogue is a real quest for identity. A man feels Breton, those who think of themselves as stock don’t think of him that way … what are his roots? This is the eternal story of self-discovery.
The author has given us an authentic story off the beaten track, a personal and touching book that will speak to all Bretons and others!
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Last. Hotel. 20 people are still alive

Summary
John thought he had plenty of time to answer his wife’s last lesson. But as he eats breakfast in the lobby of the Hotel Sixtium in Switzerland at the end of a conference, the world remembers him with terrible news. Washington DC was destroyed by an atomic bomb. More news from New York. Gone to London. Berlin too. It’s time to dump her and move on. Earlier the sky was covered with orange clouds.

Why read it
If you like Page Turners, go for it! This post-apocalyptic thriller, which has sold over 50,000 in Great Britain, is enough to make you sweat cold!

Hannah Jameson beats us for our greatest pleasure, mixing intrigue and fear nicely. We sometimes wonder if John Paranoid is us! Despite the slight deja vu in some passages, the end works very well. Come on, will we bet on a Netflix movie soon?
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Dominos of life

Summary
Amelie, an interior designer married to her high school sweetheart and the happy mother of a young boy, has just won a medical exam. She is healthy.
After relief and joy, the time for questioning comes.
Driven by an intense hunger for life, Amelie suddenly finds her existence fading. And why, when everything is going well, does he feel so bad? Determined to fully embrace this second life and not allowing reason, fear and doubt to reign, the young woman dares to go in search of herself. From small to big change, will he find the happiness he is inclined towards?

Why read it
Dominos of life Is a running read. Laure Manel finally has the courage to talk about taboos for the good of all women!

This book is a proverb for life, a touching novel that touches on issues that are rarely discussed today, such as maternal violence. But don’t think that the author has plunged us into darkness, on the contrary, Amelie has handed herself over to us to better free herself. Touching, resilient, necessary, the writing illuminated, this novel will be a milestone!
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