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La série adaptée du roman DAISY JONES & THE SIX de Taylor Jenkins Reid très prochainement sur Amazon Prime

L’adaptation audiovisuelle de la biographie fictive d’un groupe de rock des années 1970 à la Fleetwood Mac imaginé par Taylor Jenkins Reid dans son roman DAISY JONES & THE SIX sera diffusée à partir du 3 mars prochain sur la plateforme Amazon Prime Video.

Structuré comme le serait un documentaire musical, le roman se prête parfaitement à l’adaptation télévisuelle. Les droits ont d’ailleurs été acquis très tôt par Hello Sunshine, la société de production de Reese Witherspoon. La série très attendue racontera l’histoire de l’ascension fulgurante du groupe de musiciens, de leurs échecs aussi, et du triangle amoureux destructeur qui sème le trouble parmi les membres. Parmi la longue liste d’acteurs que l’on pourra retrouver à l’écran figurent Riley Keough (la petite-fille d’Elvis Presley, dans le rôle de Daisy), Sam Claflin (dans le rôle de Billy Dunne), Suki Waterhouse, ou encore Timothy Olyphant. La musique jouée par le groupe imaginaire a été composée pour l’occasion et sera disponible sur Amazon Music.

Lire l’article de Vanity Fair.

DAISY JONES & THE SIX est disponible aux éditions Charleston et 10/18.

Sélection du New York Times : meilleurs titres parus en 2022

Tous les ans, la rédaction de la New York Times Book Review sélectionne une dizaine de titres notoires publiés au cours de l’année, en fiction et en non fiction. Pour 2022, notre agence représente plusieurs des titres figurant dans la liste des 10 Best Books of 2022. Voici les critiques :

STAY TRUE: A Memoir
by Hua Hsu
Doubleday, September 2022

“In this quietly wrenching memoir, Hsu recalls starting out at Berkeley in the mid-1990s as a watchful music snob, fastidiously curating his tastes and mercilessly judging the tastes of others. Then he met Ken, a Japanese American frat boy. Their friendship was intense, but brief. Less than three years later, Ken would be killed in a carjacking. Hsu traces the course of their relationship — one that seemed improbable at first but eventually became a fixture in his life, a trellis along which both young men could stretch and grow.”

UNDER THE SKIN: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation
by Linda Villarosa
Doubleday, June 2022

“Through case histories as well as independent reporting, Villarosa’s remarkable third book elegantly traces the effects of the legacy of slavery — and the doctrine of anti-Blackness that sprang up to philosophically justify it — on Black health: reproductive, environmental, mental and more. Beginning with a long personal history of her awakening to these structural inequalities, the journalist repositions various narratives about race and medicine — the soaring Black maternal mortality rates; the rise of heart disease and hypertension; the oft-repeated dictum that Black people reject psychological therapy — as evidence not of Black inferiority, but of racism in the health care system.”

DEMON COPPERHEAD
by Barbara Kingsolver
Harper, October 2022

N.B. : Les droits de langue française ne sont plus disponibles pour ce titre.

“Kingsolver’s powerful new novel, a close retelling of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in contemporary Appalachia, gallops through issues including childhood poverty, opioid addiction and rural dispossession even as its larger focus remains squarely on the question of how an artist’s consciousness is formed. Like Dickens, Kingsolver is unblushingly political and works on a sprawling scale, animating her pages with an abundance of charm and the presence of seemingly every creeping thing that has ever crept upon the earth.”

THE PLANT LOVE KITCHEN de Marisa Moore

In this easy-to-use guide, Marisa Moore offers a flexible approach—backed by the latest nutritional science—to a more plant-forward diet that can improve your health. With step-by-step tips to transform your plate, she offers 75 delicious recipes to help you reach your wellness goals.

THE PLANT LOVE KITCHEN:
An Easy Guide to Plant-Forward Easting, with 75+ Recipes
by Marisa Moore
National Geographic, April 2023
(via Defiore and Company)

According to the latest scientific research, eating with a plant slant and focusing on whole foods—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts—is key to a longer, healthier life. In fact, new studies show that a plant-forward diet can increase your longevity by up to eight years.
Still, flipping the make-up of your plate and reversing years of eating habits can be tricky. But not anymore! Nutritionist and food blogger Marisa Moore’s THE PLANT LOVE KITCHEN
 helps you easily integrate a plant-forward diet into your life.
In this approachable guide, Moore breaks down the benefits of a flexitarian diet for your health, disease prevention, and overall well-being, based on the latest research. Then, she reveals a transition plan to make the plant-forward approach a long-lasting lifestyle, including tips and tricks for a prepared kitchen and pantry. This isn’t a one-size-fits all approach, but an adaptable method that will leave you feeling younger, stronger, mentally fit, and healthy.
Once you’ve got the kitchen prepared, take on 75 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, including:

Fully Loaded Breakfast CookiesMake-Ahead Spinach Breakfast Wraps
One-Skillet Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Roasted Shrimp Pineapple and Pepper Tacos
Maple-Miso Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cocoa Almond Truffles
And more!

Practical, relatable, and enlightening, this book is the ultimate resource for remaking your diet and extending your life by years.

Marisa Moore, R.D., is a nutritionist with a background in chemical engineering who previously worked for the CDC. Now, she runs a popular food blog with more than 52,000 followers on Instagram. She is a contributing editor for Food and Nutrition magazine and a trusted expert regularly featured in People magazine, US News & World Report, HuffPostNBC Nightly News, Today, The Dr. Oz Show, and Morning Express on HLN.

OF TIME AND TURTLES de Sy Montgomery, illustré par Matt Patterson

From National Book Award finalist for The Soul of an Octopus and New York Times bestseller Sy Montgomery comes an ode to one of the most diverse, fascinating, and beloved species on the planet: turtles. With elegance, journalistic curiosity, and gorgeous artwork, this nonfiction investigation speaks to the wonder and wisdom of our long-lived cohabitants, who reveal to us astonishing new perspectives on time and healing.

OF TIME AND TURTLES:
Mending a Stalled and Broken World, Shell by Shattered Shell
by Sy Montgomery
illustrated by Matt Patterson
Mariner/HarperCollins, September 2023

When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, they are greeted by hundreds of turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars and highways, pollution and poachers, these turtles—with wounds so severe that even veterinarians would have dismissed them as fatal—are given a second chance at life. The League’s founders, Natasha and Alexxia, live by one motto: Never give up on a turtle.
But why turtles? What is it about them that inspires such devotion? Ancient and unhurried, long-lived and majestic, their lineage stretches back to the time of the dinosaurs. Some live to two hundred years, or longer. Others spend months buried under cold winter water. Sy turns to these little understood yet endlessly surprising creatures to probe the eternal question: How can we make peace with our time?
In pursuit of the answer, Sy and Matt immerse themselves in the delicate work of protecting turtle nests, incubating eggs, rescuing sea turtles, and releasing hatchlings to their homes in the wild. We follow the snapping turtle Fire Chief on his astonishing journey as he battles against injuries incurred by a truck.
Hopeful and optimistic, OF TIME AND TURTLES
 is an antidote to the instability of our frenzied world. Elegantly blending science, memoir, philosophy, and drawing on cultures from across the globe, this compassionate portrait of injured turtles and their determined rescuers invites us all to slow down and slip into turtle time.
Includes a signature of photos of the cast (both turtles and humans) plus stunning, photo-realistic full color paintings by artist Matt Patterson. 

Researching her articles, films, scripts, and 33 books, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery has scuba-dived with sharks, cuddled with octopuses, slept next to a mother hippo and her baby, and been undressed by a wild orangutan. To inform this book, she and artist Matt Patterson helped rescue cold-stunned sea turtles on Cape Cod, raised baby painted turtles for release into the wild, and provided physical therapy for an injured, 42-pound wild snapping turtle named Fire Chief. They still regularly patrol a nesting site for native New England turtles against predators and volunteer at Turtle Rescue League in southern Massachusetts.

THE LAST CHECKMATE de Gabriella Saab

Readers of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz and watchers of The Queen’s Gambit won’t want to miss this amazing debut set during World War II. A young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in Auschwitz as a political prisoner, plays chess in exchange for her life, and in doing so fights to bring the man who destroyed her family to justice.

THE LAST CHECKMATE
by Gabriella Saab
William Morrow/HarperCollins, October 2021

Maria is many things: daughter, avid chess player, and member of the Polish underground resistance in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.  Captured by the Gestapo she is imprisoned in Auschwitz, while her family is sent to their deaths. Realizing her ability to play chess, the sadistic camp deputy, Fritzsch, intends to use her as a chess opponent to entertain the camp guards. However, once he tires of utilizing her skills, he has every intention of killing her.
Befriended by a Catholic priest, Maria attempts to overcome her grief and see the value in survival. Literally playing for her life through four grueling years, her strategy is simple: Live. Fight. Survive. By cleverly provoking Fritzsch’s volatile nature in front of his superiors, Maria intends to orchestrate his downfall. Only then will she have a chance to evade the fate awaiting her and see him brought to justice.
As she carries out her plan and the war nears its end, she discovers Fritzsch has survived.  And so Maria, vowing still to avenge the murder of her family, challenges her former nemesis to one final game, certain to end in life or death, in failure or justice. If Maria can bear to face Fritzsch—and her past—one last time.

List of foreign sales: Brazil (Dos Livros), Bulgaria (Book Travel), Czech Republic (Argo), Hungary (Cartaphilus Kiado), Italy (Newton Compton), Netherlands (Luitingh-Sijthoff), Poland (HC-Polska), Portugal (Casa das Letras), Romania (RAO), Russia (EKSMO), Spain (Newton Compton), Slovenia (HKZ)

Gabriella Saab graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, and now works various jobs, including teaching barre classes. In researching for this novel, she traveled to Warsaw and Auschwitz to dig deeper into the experiences and setting of those who lived there.