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ILL AND ... HAPPY?
Eight attitudes that have changed lives
(and could change yours)
Lucie Mandeville
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Starting today, let’s learn to live as if we were going to die tomorrow!
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256 pages
January 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
PSYCHOLOGY & SELF-HELP
PARENTING
V 1
V 10
V 13
HEALTH V 16
SPORT
COOKING & WINE
TRUE CRIME
COMICS
V 18
V 26
V 28
YOUNG ADULT
FICTION
V 30
V 31
V 10 000 copies sold in the first 6 months!
Have you ever experienced a severe illness or the death of a
loved one? At such moments, life appears as it really is: fragile and fleeting. Some people feel powerless and are frightened. Others realise they’ve devoted too much time to unimportant things, while neglecting the essential ones. But
why does fate have to push us up against the wall before we
decide to get the most out of life? This book will give you the
impetus and inspiration to take action now! By telling the
true stories of people who’ve experienced remarkable journeys, Lucie Mandeville sheds light on the psychological resources that some ill people have used to regain control of
their lives and sometimes, against all odds, to get better.
These people have personality traits and attitudes that
anyone can cultivate. You’ll meet people who are optimistic,
cunning, bons vivants, calm, relentless, enthusiastic, sociable, and brave. They’ll divulge the secret of their longevity and sow in you an unshakeable faith in life. No boring
exercises and no mental contortions are required. Simple
actions are all you need to learn to live with the wisdom of
the “very ill”, knowing that each day could be your last.
A professor in the psychology department at the Université
de Sherbrooke, Lucie Mandeville directs a research team
focussing on humanist and positive psychology. Her career
is based on the belief that practical experience and scientific
knowledge are two separate universes and that knowledge
alone is therefore not enough. Currently, she lives with her
son and partner in Estrie, in a natural paradise.
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This book discusses the relationship between
psychology and health using a constructive and
complementary approach, without promising a “magical”
cure.
The book uses the positive psychology approach,
building on the strengths and resources of the individual,
rather than emphasizing his or her deficiencies.
The author presents several stories of illness and
healing, some concerning well-known personalities, like
David Servan-Schreiber and Guy Corneau, but also those
of lesser-known people, like Norman Cousins and Eugene
O’Kelly.
This is a light-hearted book, funny and very well written
for a general readership, which inspires and motivates
readers to make simple but important changes in their
lives.
THE EXTRAORDINARY
HAPPINESS OF
ORDINARY PEOPLE
Positive psychology
for everyone
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BY THE SAME AUTHOR
STOP BEING NICE, START BEING REAL!
264 pages – 2001 – Éditions de l’Homme
Translated into 19 languages
V Half a million copies sold in harcover in French
STOP BEING NICE – START BEING REAL!
Illustrated edition
Being with others while still being ourselves
Thomas d’Ansembourg
We’re much more likely to speak politely to other people than to run the risk of
expressing our true feelings. Our natural instinct is to be obliging, to wear a
mask and to play a role, hoping to win recognition and acceptance. Sooner or
later, though, this habit of masking our true feelings will lead us to ignore the
feelings of others, stirring up conflict.
The bestseller that sold half a million copies, now in a condensed
and illustrated edition!
Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real will help us break through our restraints. We
need to be more aware of the way we think and behave, to recognize and take
care of our own needs rather than wait for someone else to step in. Highlighting his points with striking examples, the author explains how our tendency
to downplay our personal needs inevitably sets up conflict within ourselves,
prompting us to hurt others. This book is an invitation to nip potential violence in the bud – in the mind and heart of each of us.
192 pages
March 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
V 15 000 copies sold in the first 6 months!
V Rights sold to Germany and Spain.
The message of Stop Being Nice – Be Real! is more relevant
than ever. To make his ideas even more easily understood,
the author decided to revise the text and add humorous
illustrations. Condensed, simplified and more light-hearted,
this new edition is the first step for all those who want to let
go of their harmful habits and open themselves up to the
concepts of non-violent communication.
We’re often better at telling others a few home truths than
at simply telling them the truth about ourselves. To buy
recognition, acceptance or the illusion of comfort, we’ve
gotten into the habit of being accommodating. We wear a
mask, we play a role, we hide what’s going on inside us. This
separation from ourselves, which we impose on ourselves
to get along with others, is the source of a spiral of violence.
Sooner or later, not listening to ourselves leads to not listening to others, just as not respecting ourselves leads to not
respecting others. Becoming more aware of how we think
and act, learning to recognize our needs and how to satisfy
them by ourselves—this is how to defuse the mechanism of
violence.
The book’s strong points
The basic principles are adapted for a younger readership
A pragmatic approach, clear and accessible to everyone
A completely revised text, with a playful tone that gives
new life to classic psychology book
The concepts are made easier to understand by means of
a large number of examples and humorous illustrations
A wide variety of advice that can be applied in daily life
BEING HAPPY IS NOT ALWAYS COMFORTABLE
288 pages – 2004 – Éditions de l’Homme
Translated into 7 languages
V 50 000 copies sold in harcover in French
The popular belief that happiness depends on feeling good and leading a carefree life is an illusion. It can play tricks on us and prevents us from fully enjoying those genuine moments of happiness that punctuate our lives. Thomas
d’Ansembourg calls it the anti-happiness trap, into which we are too often
prone to stumble. He has singled out several such traps during his own life
and those of his acquaintances. He has studied the way these traps work,
observing the ways they affect our daily lives and thought processes. Using
specific examples, the author helps us understand how these counter-productive traps restrict our lives and offers practical tips for breaking free.
His program may sometimes be uncomfortable, but it is crucial for overcoming the challenges that life throws at us, helping us rediscover a place of
inner peace and well-being.
Trained in various psychotherapeutic approaches, notably
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s method of Nonviolent Communication, Thomas D’Ansembourg is a training facilitator, lectures
worldwide and offers individual consultations.
Also available:
FROM I TO WE
THE BEST OF OURSELVES
AT THE SERVICE OF ALL
V 35 000 copies sold in French
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THE PAIN OF DESERTION
160 pages – 2007 – Éditions de l’Homme
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V 30 000 copies sold.
LOVE’S TURMOIL
How being abandoned in childhood affects a couple
Dr. Daniel Dufour
And what if the key to our love life lies within us?
192 pages
September 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Life as a couple is an unpredictable adventure. Partners
bring with them their own backgrounds, experiences, qualities, strong points, beliefs and barriers. During the past
thirty years, in the context of medical consultations,
Dr. Daniel Dufour has realized that a great many people
carry within them a deep wound, without being aware of it.
There since childhood, the wound of abandonment reflects
a feeling of not having been loved as much as we might have
wished. Adults who carry this kind of wound inside them
often begin a relationship with the deep-down conviction
that they don’t deserve to be loved. This belief brings with it
many unconscious and automatic reactions that can undermine our emotional lives. Covering conflict, sexual and emotional dependency, and the search for unrealistic perfection, this book describes the various effects of the wound of
abandonment on romantic relationships. Using real-life
cases, the author shows us just how indispensable selflove is for all those who want to share their life with someone else. By changing our perspective on couples, he takes
us into the very centre of ourselves, where the true key to a
more fulfilled and more authentic love life is found.
Dr. Daniel Dufour practices holistic medicine, which treats
the causes of illness, not just the symptoms. Born in Switzerland in 1951, he has been practicing medicine since 1979.
His work for the International Committee of the Red Cross
(ICRC) has taken him to the Middle East and Asia.
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Table of contents
1. “Abandonitis” and the wound of abandonment
2. The fear of being alone
3. The fear of committing to a relationship
4. Emotional dependency
5. The desire to please and to be loved at all costs
6. The fear of conflict
7. Conflict as a model of fulfillment
8. Discovering love during a break-up
9. The birth of a child triggering relationship problems
10. Sexual dependency
11. Searching for perfection in a couple relationship
12. Love and those suffering from abandonment anxiety
The book’s strong points
An approach to couple relationships centred first and
foremost on self-knowledge.
The idea of the wound of abandonment, one of the
author’s key concepts, is applied to romantic
relationships.
The book deals with several problems affecting couples
in difficulty, especially dependency, commitment,
conflict, sexuality, children.
Many people are afraid that they will ultimately find themselves alone, deserted by
their life companions, even when they are in stable relationships. Should that happen,
victims invariably show symptoms such as malaise, anxiety, panic attacks, various
physical ailments, alcoholism, etc. In many cases, the pain of desertion is compounded
by past experiences, i.e., abandonment as a child or even in infancy. Recovering from
such deep-seated wounds takes time, because the victims must first confront emotions so powerful that they may have thought themselves unworthy of being loved.
Daniel Dufour’s “Reverse of Ego” method, or “OGE,” is designed to help suffering individuals deal with and break free of blocked emotions, restore their physical and mental
health, and reacquaint themselves with their inner beings.
THE TURMOIL WITHIN
144 pages – 2003 – Éditions de l’Homme
Rights sold to Poland and Germany
English translation available upon request
V 50 000 copies sold.
People who are sick should consider not just the physical symptoms of their illnesses,
but also their direct or indirect causes – those unsuspected emotional tremors rumbling just beneath the surface, like a volcano about to erupt. To accept and come to
terms with these underlying emotions before they “explode” is to choose to remain
healthy and to heal.
USELESS BARRIERS
Your Thoughts Can Make You Sick
138 pages – 2005 – Éditions de l’Homme
Rights sold to Germany
V 25 000 copies sold.
Desertion and violence are among the most common causes of fear, loss of confidence,
illness and malaise. Treat any signals from your body as messages of hope. Healing will
take over when we simply accept the underlying emotions we too often hold back, the
way a dam prevents water from overflowing. Only then can we forgive and move forward. Attention and self-respect allow us not only to conquer our illnesses and fears,
but also to regain selfconfidence. And by the same means we can allow the intuition
and creativity with which every human being is endowed to emerge.
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THE MANIPULATORS AMONG US
288 pages – 2013 – Éditions de l’Homme
Translated into 15 languages
V 250 000 copies sold in hardcover in French.
MANIPULATIVE PARENTS
Isabelle Nazare-Aga
Isabelle Nazare-Aga’s new best-seller !
A valuable book for combatting the devastating effects
of manipulation when it occurs in families.
288 pages
February 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Manipulators display many faces – congenial, seductive, reserved or brash.
They adopt a variety of attitudes, using a range of maneuvers to reach their
goals. By behaving politely, flattering and charming you with words, these
people – they may be parents, spouses, acquaintances or colleagues – can
make you feel guilty, put you down, sow seeds of doubt, place you in awkward situations. So who are these manipulators? How do they get you in their
grip? Why do they behave the way they do? Do they realize what they’re
doing? Should their victims share part of the responsibility? How can you protect yourself from these emotional terrorists? In this compelling book, Isabelle Nazare-Aga answers these questions and identifies the manipulators
among us. In today’s society, many of these people hold key positions,
unconcerned about the psychological damage that they inflict on their fellow
citizens.
V 15 000 copies sold in the first 6 months!
Having shown the devastating impact of manipulation in
society and in romantic relationships, Isabelle Nazare-Aga
takes aim at the consequences of this destructive phenomenon for the family unit. She explains, using many examples, how to recognize manipulative mothers and fathers.
Among other distinct characteristics, these parents tend to
make their children feel worthless, show little interest in
their successes, and offer them no support when they are
going through a difficult period. In addition to presenting a
very large number of actual cases, the author indicates
when it is necessary and vital to separate from this kind of
parent. The book also contains specific advice for healing,
when the time comes, the wounds caused by manipulation.
Practical and rewarding, this book is an indispensable tool
for all those who want to find a fair and healthy balance in
their relationships with their parents.
The book’s strong points
The author speaks to the reader in a clear and easily
understood way
Many examples and personal stories add to the
theoretical content
Specific criteria for recognizing the manipulative person
and his or her influence
Practical tools for breaking free of the manipulator’s
grasp
Isabelle Nazare-Aga is a cognitive-behavioural therapist,
trainer and lecturer. A specialist in manipulation, she also
offers workshops on assertiveness and self-esteem, research into personal values, communications and stress
management.
LOVE’S MANIPULATORS
216 pages – 2013 – Éditions de l’Homme
Translated into 11 languages
V 230 000 copies sold in hardcover in French.
Love is more than just an emotion; it’s a powerful force capable of changing
us for the better. But what happens when a person who has just declared his
undying love turns out to be an emotional vampire? What happens when a
relationship turns destructive, crushing our sense of identity, and how do we
escape, whether the relationship has lasted two years or 40 years? This book
explores the daily torments and consequences of such destructive and
manipulated relationships.
From true stories collected during her career as a therapist, Isabelle Nazare-Aga highlights the devious ways in which this emotional blackmailer works
and provides a number of practical steps you can take to protect yourself.
Also available:
APPROACHING OTHERS:
IS IT THAT HARD?
V 25 000 copies sold in
hardcover in French
I AM THE WAY I AM
DO YOU REALLY KNOW
WHAT YOUR PERSONAL
VALUES ARE?
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hardcover in French
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JACQUES SALOMÉ
Jacques Salomé has a degree in social psychiatry. He is a psycho-sociologist, human relations coach and writer. Since 1962,
he’s worked on developing and refining effective communications and nonviolent relationships between children and adults.
He is the author of 63 books—translated and distributed in 24 countries—intended for those interested in changing and
improving their personal, social and professional relationships. Jacques Salomé also gives lectures and is a frequent guest on
radio and television.
ABSENT FATHERS,
LOST SONS
Guy Corneau
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Czech Republic and Korea.
REBIRTH!
Guy Corneau
Rights sold to Italy,
Korea and Spain.
V 300 000 copies sold
V 80 000 copies sold
in French.
JOURNEY TO
THE LANDS OF LOVE
Rights sold to Greece and
Lithuania.
V 20 000 copies sold in French.
TALK TO ME…
I HAVE THINGS TO TELL YOU
Rights sold to Romania,
Czech Republic and Russia.
V 400 000 copies sold in French.
IF ONLY I WOULD LISTEN
TO MYSELF
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Romania, Lithuania, Spain and
China.
V 400 000 copies sold in French.
V English translation available.
DANCING WITH CHAOS
NECESSARY CHANCES
THE ADVENTURE OF LOVE
Jean-François Vézina
Jean-François Vézina
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Jean-François Vézina
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China.
V 60 000 copies sold in French.
WHO WOULD I HURT
IF I WERE REALLY MYSELF?
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Romania and Russia.
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V 50 000 copies sold in French.
in French.
NEVER SAY LONELY
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Italy, Romania.
TO LOVE SOMEONE
IS TO SAY IT OUT LOUD
Rights sold to Romania.
V 200 000 copies sold in French.
V 180 000 copies sold in French.
FROM LYING TO
AUTHENTICITY
HOW TO CHOOSE
THE PATHS OF LIFE
Marie Lise Labonté
Dr. Suzanne Lamarre
THE WISDOM IN OUR ANGER
Marc Pistorio
Rights sold to Portugal.
V 15 000 copies sold in French.
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SURVIVAL TIPS FOR PARENTS
Suzanne Vallières
Approximately 208 pages each
Éditions de l’Homme
ZEN PARENT
Restoring family harmony by understanding stress
Brigitte Durruty and Catherine Schwennicke
Don’t let stress take control of your relationships with your
children!
Being a parent is not an inborn skill; it’s an ongoing learning
experience. These “survival tips” will help parents give their
children a solid and essential foundation and get them off to
a good start in life! This series provides clear answers to
many parents’ questions about their child’s early development, exploding a number of myths, while offering tips and
advice to make parents’ lives easier. Each article contains
easy-to-follow child-rearing tips for everyday situations.
Psychologist Suzanne Vallières offers the results of her
eighteen years of experience with young people as a specialized trainer, therapist, lecturer and mother of three children. She regularly contributes to television programs.
208 pages
March 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Parent-child relationships are often complicated and, in
the whirlwind of daily life, family conflicts can unfortunately
become high-tension generators. Yet it’s not the seriousness of the circumstances that determines the stress level
in each situation. Stress is an “old instinct” stemming from
the reptilian system and designed to sound the alarm when
a human being’s survival is in danger.
So why then are we so stressed when our youngest fails
in school? Why do we react so strongly when we find out our
teenager has lied to us? While these situations are upsetting, they don’t put anyone’s life in danger!
But what if stress were a valuable signal telling us something is wrong? If, instead of being an enemy, it became an
ally, causing us to be more open-minded and able to find
serenity, creativity and empathy in our relationships with
our children?
In this book, the authors use the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach (NBA) to shed light on the four systems
that control the human brain and influence our reactions
and decisions. Through simple and effective exercises,
learn to call on the most “intelligent” part of your brain to
manage conflicts with a light touch and cultivate harmonious family ties in everyday life.
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Brigitte Durruty is a trainer and coach specialized in NBA,
neurolinguistic programming (NP) and transactional analysis (TA). She has a passionate interest in human beings and
communicates her innovative views in the business, hospital and education fields.
Catherine Schwennicke is a psychologist and expert in NBA.
A trainer and specialist in parental coaching, she delivers
training for educators and children alike, oriented toward
self-knowledge, stress management, and the use of adaptive intelligence.
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An original and useful approach for parents, as well as for
anyone who has to manage conflicts.
Contents very well written for a popular audience,
straightforward and easy to read, despite the scientific
ideas on which the book is based.
Plenty of examples and case studies readers can easily
identify with.
Simple and clearly explained exercises that let readers
put theory into practice.
A friendly tone and touches of humour, making the
subject more accessible.
Illustrations of the main ideas, summary tables, and
chapter summaries.
0 TO 3 YEARS OLD
3 TO 6 YEARS OLD
6 TO 9 YEARS OLD
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Greece.
Rights sold to Romania, Italy,
Hungary, Portugal.
Rights sold to Romania, Hungary,
Portugal.
V 30 000 copies sold in French.
9 TO 12 YEARS OLD
DEALING WITH PRETEENS
12 TO 16 YEARS OLD
DEALING WITH TEENAGERS
Rights sold to Italy, Hungary and Romania.
Rights sold to Hungary.
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COLLECTION “MYTHS AND REALITIES OF PHYSICAL TRAINING”
Pierre-Mary Toussaint and Martin Lussier
Clear and precise answers for informed athletes.
There is so much contradictory information on all aspects
of fitness and muscle training that it seems as if there are
as many opinions as there are athletes! The authors of
these books have simplified the task by putting together
answers to 50 of the most widespread myths about conditioning, physical activity and body-building.
MY SEXUALITY
(0 TO 6 YEARS OLD)
MY SEXUALITY
(6 TO 9 YEARS OLD)
MY SEXUALITY
(9 TO 11 YEARS OLD)
Jocelyne Robert
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Jocelyne Robert
Rights sold to Bulgaria and Portugal.
Jocelyne Robert
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Pierre-Mary Toussaint is an activity coach and trainer specialized in working with high performance athletes. He holds
a master’s degree in exercise physiology and a diploma in
kinesiology.
Martin Lussier is a kinesiologist and instructor in the kinesiology department at the Université de Montréal.
The discussion of each myth is several pages long, with
links to related subjects so the reader can find further information.
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
240 pages
March 2012
Éditions de l’Homme
Is heart rate essential for measuring effort? Are protein supplements absolutely necessary after
training? What’s the best way to lose weight? What’s the most effective drink during and after
training? Does stretching really prevent the risk of injury?
ASSERT YOURSELF
FULL SEXUAL
Jocelyne Robert
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Republic and Korea.
Jocelyne Robert
Rights sold to Bulgaria.
THE WONDERFUL STORY
OF CHILDBIRTH
Jocelyne Robert
Rights sold to Spain and Korea.
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF BODY-BUILDING
328 pages
August 2013
Éditions de l’Homme
Do abdominal exercises really prevent back problems? When using free weights, does a slower
movement give better results? Can a marathoner benefit from body-building training? Is it dangerous to stretch after a heavy training session?
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF RUNNING
328 pages
March 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
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HER FATHER’S DAUGHTER
HER MOTHER’S DAUGHTER
HIS MOTHER’S SON
Véronique Moraldi
& Michèle Gaubert
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Véronique Moraldi
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Véronique Moraldi
Rights sold to Bulgaria, Romania
and Italy.
Does running really damage the knees? Is interval training necessary to improve performance?
Is it true that the faster you run, the lighter you are? Can a marathoner benefit from weight training? Is running every day bad for you? Are minimalist running shoes better adapted to the body?
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AYEZ UNE CADENCE DYNAMIQUE
RUNNING BETTER
From head to toe
Jean-François Harvey
Running has seen an unexpected boom in recent years, reaching
new heights of popularity. This practical guide will answer
questions asked by every runner – beginner and old hand alike.
312 pages – 73 000 words
March 2013
Éditions de l’Homme
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V 25 000 copies sold in Quebec alone in the first six months.
How can you improve your times and minimize the risk of
injury – and make running more enjoyable at the same
time? It’s very simple: You just have to run better, not more.
This book, unlike any other on the market, tackles the qualitative side of running, suggesting movements adapted to
the body’s mechanics, while taking into account each person’s particular characteristics.
Its specific advice for improving running technique in 10
stages covers every aspect of the sport, from your stride to
your pace, and including posture, breathing and arm and leg
movements. This advice is accompanied by clear explanations and sample photos, supplemented by roughly a hundred specific exercises. The book also includes guidelines
for choosing shoes suitable for all kinds of running; an illustrated section on common running injuries, how to avoid
them and the best treatments; and numerous training programs to prepare athletes for running a range of distances.
An athlete, coach, physiotherapist and renowned osteopath, Jean-François Harvey is fascinated by the body’s movements and mechanics. He runs two clinics in Montréal, where
he treats many high-level athletes and dancers. He also provides training to professionals and the general public.
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Nearly 150 colour photos and illustrations.
Clearly explained content written for all runners,
whatever their age, level, or intended running distance.
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L’HOMME ET LA COURSE
Exercices techniques
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PAS CHASSÉS-CROISÉS
PAS ULTRA-RAPIDES
La dissociation des ceintures est ici ciblée, ainsi qu’un
travail des muscles latéraux et des muscles des pieds.
Cet exercice améliore la vitesse de réaction des pieds au
sol. Il peut être exécuté avec ou sans chaussures.
Action
Courir en faisant des pas chassés et en ajoutant un
croisement : un pied va devant l’autre, puis derrière.
Garder l’unité centrale activée et la colonne allongée.
Courir vers la droite, puis vers la gauche.
Action
Courir en faisant des pas le plus rapides possible.
Imaginez que vous courez sur des charbons ardents.
Durée
15 à 30 secondes dans chaque direction.
À éviter
Arrondir ou creuser le dos.
Durée
10 à 20 secondes.
À éviter
Appuyer sur les talons.
SPINAL TRAINING FOR
A HEALTHY BACK
80 Exercices To Get Rid of
Back Pain
250 LES EXERCICES DU COUREUR
V 15 000 copies sold in French.
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EXERCISES THAT HEAL
Jean Drouin, Roberto Poirier
& Denis Pedneault
A detailed and understandable approach
for every ailment.
256 pages
March 2011
Éditions de l’Homme
HEALER OF CANCER:
THE POWER OF THE MIND
V 10 000 copies sold in French.
V 20 000 copies sold in French.
Dr. Christian Boukaram
Rights sold to Italy and Spain.
FEMALE HORMONES
THE VITAMIN D MYTH
Dr. Sylvie Demers
Rights sold to France and the Netherlands.
Dr. Sylvie Demers
V 30 000 copies sold in Quebec alone.
Physical pain affects almost everybody at some time in their lives. This book, a reference tool that is designed for both the general
public and health-care professionals, contains valuable information on the many kinds of pain, injuries, imbalances and malfunctions of the locomotive system. Included are osteoarticular problems (such as osteoporosis, bursitis and tendonitis), muscle ailments (like fibromyalgia and muscle strains), as well as all sorts of syndromes, including carpal tunnel and sciatica. Whether your
problem is with your toe, back, thigh or sciatic nerve, this book brings together all the key elements of an exercise program adapted
to your diagnosis and guaranteeing better health. It also contains plenty of practical advice on life habits, postures and activities, and
on movements to adopt or correct (or avoid). Because this book makes it easy to find among the varied recommendations the ones
appropriate for you, it will soon become your good-health bible.
FACIAL GYMNASTICS
EXERCISES THAT HEAL, VOLUME 2
Posture Problems
Jean Drouin, Roberto Poirier
& Denis Pedneault
Catherine Pez
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Finland, Denmark, Italy, Taiwan,
Canada, Russia.
V 25 000 copies sold in French.
V New updated edition.
15 MINUTES OF FACIAL GYMNASTICS
…TO DO IN THE CAR
…TO DO BEFORE AN IMPORTANT
MEETING
Catherine Pez
Rights sold to Spain.
YOGA FOR SENIORS
Carole Morency &
Francine Hervé-Cauchy
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and Germany.
Exercises to correct posture problems and say good-bye to the pain
and physical limitations associated with them.
176 pages
April 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Posture that does not respect body mechanics can result in tension, discomfort, pain, chronic inflammation, a weakening of muscles
and physical limitations. In this fully illustrated book, three health professionals with complementary know-how invite you to optimize
your physical health by improving your posture. The book discusses fifteen types of poor posture, according to the joint or body part
involved: neck (sagging, head thrust forward), shoulders (hunched, raised), back (lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis), pelvis (anteversion,
retroversion), knees (hyperextension, bowed legs, knock-knees) and feet (flat, turned outward, turned inward). For all the problems
described, possible interventions related to various therapeutic approaches (osteopathy, physiotherapy, kinesotherapy, chiropractic, orthopedy) are presented so that patient and therapist can choose the most suitable method for each case. Targeted and illustrated exercises are then suggested. Lastly, practical advice for everyday situations (workplace, household and sports activities, repetitive movements, etc.) are also offered.
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STRESS-FREE CHILD BIRTH
Julie Bonapace
Rights sold to Brazil , Italy and
Spain.
SPORTS AND NUTRITION
DURING PREGNANCY
Élise Hofer & Mélanie Olivier
FEED YOUR BRAIN
Louise Thibault
Rights sold to Portugal.
V New updated edition.
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/ Cooking & Wine /
/ Cooking & Wine /
B(RE)AKING BREAD
75 RECIPES ALL ABOUT BREAD
Albert Elbilia with the collaboration of Éric Dupuis
and Stelio Perombelon as «the Kitchen Brigade»
The art of making bread and the fun of eating it!
128 pages
September 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Baguettes, walnut breads, specialty loaf breads, country
loaves, Provençal fougasse, orange-water flavoured naan,
coconut and dark chocolate brioche... Does the very thought
of hot and tasty bread make you want to dash to the bakery?
Well, what if you tried making it yourself?
The Kitchen Brigade explains the basics of this age-old art
and invites you to discover how, once a few basic principles
have been mastered, it can be child’s play. Classic or daring,
salty and sweet, gigantic or exotic, let yourself be inspired
by a thousand and one baking possibilities! Along the way
pick up a wealth of ideas for concocting treats to do justice
to your creations and give in to the temptation of topping
them with bruschetta, green pea and mint hummus, fluffy
cream cheese, country terrine, mackerel rillettes, whipped
cream or caramel sauce.
Superbly illustrated, with inspiring profiles of a number of
baking fanatics, this book really is... the best thing since
sliced bread!
Albert Elbilia satisfied his love of good food in the restaurant
business for several years, before setting off on his travels
in search of new flavours and exciting encounters. His insatiable curiosity makes him a highly original culinary explorer, and his photographic talents have produced many
best-selling books.
Eric Dupuis put his energy and talent to work in fine Montreal restaurants, before taking over at the helm of the Dominion Square Taverne kitchen in 2010, now ranked among
the best restaurants in Canada, where on a daily basis the
chef produces hearty and satisfying local cuisine. A true defender of culinary traditions, he cleverly blends European
pub classics with the flavours of traditional cuisine.
Stelio Perombelon has been part of Montreal’s gastronomic
landscape for over twenty years. Known for his quest for the
perfect product and his refined creations, he is driven by a
powerful desire to pass on his knowledge.
The book’s strong points
Superb photos show how organic the chemistry of baking is.
Clear explanations well written for a popular audience
make the techniques doable for everyone.
Slightly humorous profiles show the reader how much
passion master bakers have for their work.
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/ Cooking & Wine /
/ Cooking & Wine /
Brunch the Spanish Way!
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre
Brunch like you’ve never tasted it before!
128 pages
September 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre combines her natural love for breakfast with her unshakeable passion for the flavours of Spanish cuisine and offers 60 recipes for brunches that are anything but ordinary!
A few great Iberian classics, of course, but especially dishes
that are remarkably inventive, full of nuance and subtlety.
Suggestions that are off the beaten path and, for example,
make room for fish at the breakfast table, highlight cold
cuts and cheeses, and showcase the darlings of Mediterranean cuisine. There’s no doubt that the pepper scramble,
chorizo kabob and quince mustard, potato gratin with cold
cuts, mackerel gravlax, and pork shoulder “à la braz” will
make you want to celebrate with your family or friends!
Table of contents
Eggs
Breads and sandwiches
Meat
Fish and seafood
Sweet dishes
Beverages
The book’s strong points
Highly original suggestions.
Refined yet simple recipes, inviting you to discover new
flavours and enjoy them with friends.
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre has operated the Tapéo tapas bar for
ten years and now runs Méson. The standard-bearer for
culinary spontaneity, she shares her creative fantasy
through public workshops and the many TV shows she participates in.
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/ Cooking & Wine /
/ Cooking & Wine /
Cooked Fruit
Barbara Gateau
Cook with fruit every day? And why not?
Approximately 192 pages
Spring 2015
Éditions de l’Homme
Grilled, poached, pan-fried, candied, baked in pastry or
parchment—cooking releases fruit’s surprisingly delicate
flavours. Try serving fruits as appetizers, perk them up with
delicious spices, match them with seafood and meat, and
give them a starring role in your most decadent desserts!
Beet soup with potato and feta cheese, chicken thighs with
clementines, vanilla pomegranate salmon, saffron-infused
strawberry jam, poached figs with jasmine, nectarine and
matcha tea clafoutis, brownies with pears: dare to explore a
rainbow of tastes and discover the best fruit can offer... in a
whole new way!
A graduate in plastic arts and photography, Barbara Gateau
is the author of the Madame Gateau cooking blog, where
every day she creates and showcases recipes that are surprisingly original, yet simple. Both talented and versatile,
she also develops brand name recipes, and does photography and food styling for magazine articles.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Fruits to go
Chapter 2: Appetizers
Soups of all kinds
Appetizers
Chapter 3: Main dishes
Vegetarian dishes
Poultry
Meat
Fish and seafood
Chapter 4: Desserts
Fruit pastries
Roasted and pan-fried fruit
Custards and “petits pots”
Poached and candied fruit
Cakes
Strong points
Wonderful photos
Roughly a hundred recipes that are both highly original and
very easy to make
An array of recipes that encourage you to discover unusual
flavour combinations
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/ Cooking & Wine /
CRUDESSENCE
100 Living-Food Recipes—Raw, Crunchy
and Irresistible
David Côté & Mathieu Gallant
/ Backlist Cooking & Wine /
CHOCOLATE PASSION
HONEY
Geneviève Grandbois
Anne-Virginie Schmidt &
Anicet Desrochers
Organic, vegan, raw . . . and delicious!
224 pages
September 2011
Éditions de l’Homme
Rights sold to Brazil, Italy, Spain and Canada (World English)
THE WORLD OF TEA:
HISTORY TERROIR FLAVOURS
Camellia Sinensis
Rights sold to Canada, Russia
and Korea.
V 15 000 copies sold in Quebec.
V 30 000 copies sold in Quebec.
This book advocates a cuisine that is eco-friendly, meets
nutritional needs and tickles the taste buds—all at the
same time; in other words, a living raw food diet that
requires absolutely no cooking. Now you can try more than
100 recipes for irresistibly tasty dishes in your own home—
100-percent vegan, organic and gluten-free, and thus nutritional and detoxifying.
Mathieu Gallant and David Côté are the founders of
Crudessence, a Montreal-based food-service company that
offers dietary choices based on respect for life and global
well-being, thereby promoting healthy and responsible living.
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SOUPS
DESSERTS
Rights sold to Italy.
Rights sold to Italy.
Strong points
A growing number of enthusiasts are choosing living
foods. Rich in nutrients and enzymes, these foods are
recognized for their ability to revitalize and alkalinize the
body, making it healthier and more energetic.
Crudessence’s approach is relaxed and flexible, with
special emphasis on attractive food presentation.
In addition to recipes, the book contains a mine of
information about the benefits of living foods, techniques
and utensils, ingredient properties and all manner of
advice for a natural and healthy lifestyle.
SALADS
JUICES
FALLING FOR SQUASHES
AND PUMPKINS
Louise Gagnon
WINES OF THE NEW WORLD
Volume 1: South Africa –
Australia – New Zealand
Jacques Orhon
Rights sold to China.
PATRICE’S DESSERTS
WINES OF FRANCE
Patrice Demers
Jacques Orhon
Rights sold to China.
V 15 000 copies sold in Quebec.
WINES OF THE NEW WORLD
Volume 2: South America
Jacques Orhon
Rights sold to China.
V 30 000 copies sold in French.
V New updated edition.
WINES OF THE NEW WORLD
Volume 3: North America
(Canada, United States, Mexico)
Jacques Orhon
Rights sold to China.
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/ True Crime /
/ True Crime /
BEFRIEND AND BETRAY II
Tracking Henry
Alex Caine
#1 national bestselling criminal underworld author and former
infiltrator Alex Caine is back.
MISSION SUPERHEROES
Forays into the world of Real Life Superheroes
Nadia Fezzani
Approximately 280 pages
Spring 2015
Éditions de l’Homme
288 pages
September 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
In this second autobiographical work, the infiltrator takes
all the risks while unveiling a whole new web of international
crime. The enigmatic shadow agent tells how he managed to
blend into the activities of major mobsters and traffickers
and neutralize terrorist plots. In Vancouver, Montreal, New
York, Islamabad and Moscow, he transforms himself into
several characters in a clandestine world of violence,
money, and drug and human trafficking. From one deal to
the next intrigue and problems intertwine, along with their
players, but Caine remains steadfast, driven by his obsession with finding Henry, whom he blames for the murder of
his beloved Shannon. In this relentless manhunt, the missions he undertakes will lead the Canadian agent to infiltrate the highest levels of the Russian mob.
This story also has its share of humanity, as Caine’s own
identity dogs him, laden with all the fears, regrets and
doubts accumulated over a career that put his life on the
line.
Alex Caine has more than three decades of experience working as a freelance undercover agent for an alphabet soup of
law enforcement agencies worldwide, including (but not limited to) the FBI, the DEA, the ATF, the RCMP, CSIS, the CIA, and
INTERPOL. During his career, he has successfully infiltrated
a huge range of criminal enterprises: Asian drug gangs, terrorist groups, both domestic and foreign, biker gangs, the
Russian mafia, and the KKK.
His memoir, Befriend and Betray, was a #1 national bestseller in Canada. He is also the author of The Fat Mexican:
The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and Charlie and the Angels. His books have been finalists for the
Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction and have been published in several countries and languages. He now acts as an adviser on biker investigations
and speaks frequently at police conferences.
The book’s strong points
A truly captivating read.
An insider’s look at a mysterious, dangerous world.
Although dressed like the heroes of comic strips and popular movies, real superheroes turn out to be ordinary citizens... or almost. Determined to contribute to the fight
against crime, they risk their lives to defend people who
need help the most and those who are victims of violent
acts or injustice. Some choose to fully reveal their identity,
while others prefer to remain anonymous.
Guided by her journalist’s instincts and love of risk, the author followed and interviewed several of these men and
women, who are prepared to put themselves in harm’s way
to ensure their fellow human beings are protected. Through
a series of interviews and patrols with these superheroes,
she has tried to figure out what’s behind their activities.
What motivates these larger-than-life characters? Where
do they come from and what are their backgrounds? How
does one become a real superhero?
Nadia Fezzani studied law and is a graduate in journalism.
An experienced interviewer and columnist in various fields,
she has been interviewing serial killers for the past four
years. She is currently lecturing on psychology and criminology at McGill University and Concordia University in
Montréal.
Table of contents
1. My first superheroes
2. Superheroes Anonymous
3. Superheroes and company
4. The Virginia Initiative
5. Thanatos Necrium
6. Phoenix Jones and the Rain City Superhero Movement
7. Pacific Protectorate and California Initiative
8. Xtreme Justice League
9. A crazy night in Seattle
10. Superheroes vs. Supervillains
Conclusion: What happened following my investigation
The book’s strong points
The fight against crime is a topical issue worldwide. Real
superheroes are reportedly found in Argentina, Brazil,
Canada, Russia, France, Finland, Italy and the United States.
A subject as yet unexplored.
A journalistic foray into the heart of a fascinating and
intriguing phenomenon.
By the same author:
MY SERIAL KILLERS
World English rights sold.
V 20 000 copies sold in Québec
alone
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/ Comics /
/ Comics /
SMIKEE’S GANG
Volume 1: Dead and proud of it
Volume 2: The vampire’s return
Volume 3: The Escape of
the Zombie Dog
Freg, with the collaboration
of Makina
SURVIVOR
India Desjardins & Magalie Foutrier
Does Prince Charming really exist?
Irresistible screwball characters to make
young people want to read!
64 pages
September 2014
Éditions de l’Homme
Cute, inventive, energetic, awkward and hopelessly alone,
this single woman is ready to try anything to meet the man
of her life and start a family... at the cost of tragicomic trials
and tribulations! Nodding off before a date because she
wasted all her energy dolling herself up, falling flat on her
face on a skating rink while trying to impress a guy, and facing the realities of modern communication between men
and women are all part of her life—that of a single woman
determined both to learn to live with her solitude and to escape from it.
54 pages each – 2013
Petit Homme
India Desjardins was a journalist for ten years before becoming a full-time fiction writer. She is the author of the series Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme, a huge success in Quebec
and France, translated into four languages, the first volume
of which has been made into a movie. Her book Le Noël de
Marguerite (illustrations by Pascal Blanchet) won the prestigious 2014 Ragazzi award for fiction at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
On her blog Les chroniques illustrées de Magalie, Magalie
Foutrier publishes fashion sketches inspired by the day-today lives of today’s young women. Survivor is her second
book in collaboration with India.
It’s not easy being a terrifying ghost who doesn’t scare anybody, a vampire who can’t stand blood, an eye that can’t
see, or a monster with a bulging forehead who is completely
clueless! Even though the members of Smikee’s gang are all
dysfunctional in their own ways, they are unswervingly
loyal to each other, and they all try as best they can to come
to terms with their identity.
The horrifying Smikee is scared to death of cats, Ramone is
hopelessly in love with a heartless woman, Trolina is a
shameless manipulator who has set her sights on Dracula,
Gégé is a total caffeine junkie and Guzume is just a multiphobic eye socket...
Strong points
A vibrant array of colours and endearing characters.
Short stories (one per page), perfect for new readers.
Off-the-wall funny characters, living in a world respectful
of differences and non-violence.
For children aged 7 and older.
PRÉSENTATION
DEPUIS DES CENTAINES D'ANNÉES, NON
N LOIN
DE CHEZ VOUS, SE TROUVE UN CIMETIÈRE
TIÈ
IÈRE
OÙ HABITENT UN FANTÔME, UN VAMPIRE ET
UN MONSTRE. CEUX-CI PRENNENT PLAISIR,
SOIR APRÈS SOIR, À TERRORISER LES GENS
QUI S'Y AVENTURENT.
VILLE
(IMAGE POUVANT DIFFÉRER
SELON LES PERSONNES)
À PROXI
BEN QUOI ? ON NE
PEUT PAS DIRE Q
QUE TU
ES À L’AISE AVEC LES
CHATS, NON ?
MI
T
É
Armed with ingenuity and bad ideas, these scatterbrained,
one-of-a-kind, endearing little monsters run into situations
every day that just keep getting crazier and crazier and will
make both children and adults laugh!
Frédéric Goyette (Freg) is a graphic artist and a keen comic
strip collector.
Katherine Goyette (Makina) teaches in disadvantaged
areas and is interested in helping children develop a love of
reading.
LE CIMETIÈRE
C’EST ÇA, ET
MOI JE SUIS UN
RAISIN.
JE SOUFFRE
D’ALLERGIES. C’EST
HÉRÉDITAIRE,
SEMBLE-T-IL.
CES IGNOBLES CRÉATURES S’AMUSENT SANS
RELÂCHE À TERRORISER LES MORTELS DE VOTRE
RÉGION. VOICI UN SCHÉMA DES LIEUX ET LES
ILLUSTRATIONS DE QUELQUES SPÉCIMENS DE
FANTÔME, VAMPIRE ET MONSTRE QUE
VOUS DEVRIEZ ÉVITER.
EN PARLANT DE
RAISIN, C’EST NORMAL
SELON TOI QU’UN
VAMPIRE NE BOIVE
QUE DU JUS
U ?
OUAIS, PARLE-LUI
AUSSI DU VAMPIRE.
JE CROIS QU’IL RIT
DE NOUS
S!
T’APPELLES ÇA
Ç
UN FANTÔM
T ME ?
EN TOUT CAS,
TU POURRAIS TRAVAILLER
UN PEU PLUS À PRENDRE
SOIN DE TA SANTÉ
MENTALE.
BAH QUOI ? LE
JUS DE RAISIN, C'EST PLEIN DE
VITAMINES, ET PUIS LA MALBOUFFE
EST UN VRAI FLÉAU DE NOS JOURS.
COMMENT PUIS-JE ÊTRE CERTAIN
DE L'ALIMENTATION DE MA
VICTIME ? HEIN
N?
QU’EST-CE QUE
Q
Q
TU EN AS À FAIRE,
TU ES DÉJÀ
MORT, MEC !
ATTENTION :
DANGEREUSES CRÉATURES
QUE VOUS POURRIEZ
RENCONTRER PRÈS DE
CHEZ VOUS.
CELUI RÉPONDANT AU NOM DE SMIKEE EST SANS
NUL DOUTE LE LEADER DE LA BANDE. BIEN QUE
PERSONNE NE S'ENTENDE SUR SA VRAIE NATURE,
SMIKEE PRÉTEND ÊTRE UN FANTÔME.
FANTÔME
AH OUI, C’EST VRAI... REPRENONS.
SMIKEE EST AUSSI RECONNU
POUR AVOIR PEUR D’UNE
MULTITUDE DE CHOSES.
PARDON...
BAH, JE DIRAIS PLUTÔT
QUE JE SUIS LE FANTÔME LE
PLUS TERRIFIANT
T QUE LA
TERRE AIT CONNU.
VAMPIRE
JE FAIS
ATTENTION
À MA SANTÉ,
VOILÀ TOUT
T!
MONSTRE
LA RUMEUR VOUDRAIT QUE
SMIKEE AIT PEUR PAR
EXEMPLE DES PRÊTRES ET
DE L’EAU BÉNITE...
J’EN PROFITE POUR
AJOUTER Q
QUE MALGRÉ QU’IL
Q
SOIT BIEN ÉTONNANT Q
QUE TROLINA
N’AIT PAS RÉUSSI À TE RENDRE
COMPLÈTEMENT BARGE DEPUIS TOUT CE
TEMPS, JE CROIS ÊTRE RENDU
AU POINT DE RUPTURE QUI ME POUSSERA À TE
LANCER DANS UNE CAGE DE OUISTITI AFFECTUEUX
POUR QUE TU PUISSES CONSTATER VOTRE
FORMIDABLE RESSEMBLANCE. AINSI,
PEUT-ÊTRE UN MIRACLE SE PRODUIRA-T-IL
ET POURRAS-TU TROUVER UNE COPINE
PLUS À TON NIVEAU Q
QUI TE SERA
FIDÈLE ET DE BONNE
COMPAGNIE.
EH BIEN, CHER RAMONE,
LA RELATION AMOUR-HAINE
QUE TU ENTRETIENS AVEC
TROLINA N’EST PAS UN SIGNE
D’ÉQUILIBRE MENTAL.
JE DIRAIS PLUTÔT QU’ILS
ME RENDENT INCONFORTABLE,
MAIS PASSONS.
HI HI !
... SMIKEE SE SENT TRÈS VULNÉRABLE
EN PRÉSENCE DE CHATS. C'EST
CERTAINEMENT SA PLUS GRANDE PHOBIE...
HIHIHAHA !
HUM, HUM !
C’EST N
N’IMPORTE
R
RTE
E
QUOI. JAMAIS ! OÙ
EST MON AVOCAT
T?
OUI ?
GÉGÉ, MÊLE-TOI
M
PAS DE Ç
ÇA !
VOUS DEVRIEZ ME
PRENDRE COMME MODÈLE.
MON INTELLECT ME
PROCURE LE STATUT DE
PERSONNE RESPONSABLE
ET JE SUIS UN EXEMPLE
DE SAINE ALIMENTATION
GRÂCE À MA DIÈTE
SECRÈTE.
HAHA
OUI, UNE DIÈTE
EXTRA CAFÉINE !
BAH...
ELLE N’EST PAS
SI TERRIBLE !
FREG, EST-CE
QU’ON PEUT
CONTINUER LA
NARRATION ?
C’EST BON,
LE CAFÉ !
ON S’EN
FOUT COMPLÈTEMENT, TU ES UN
IRRESPONSABLE
UE.
E
JE NE
VOIS PAS
QUE...
CAFÉ
F !
CAFÉ
F !
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38
39
4
PRENEZ GARDE, CES
CRÉATURES SONT MALVEILLANTES.
SI VOUS LES APERCEVEZ PRÈS DE
VOTRE MAISON, COMPTEZ-VOUS
CHANCEUX SI ELLES NE VOUS VOIENT
PAS, CAR Ç
ÇA POURRAIT ÊTRE LA
DERNIÈRE CHOSE QUE VOUS
VERRIEZ SUR TERRE.
MAINTENANT, SI VOUS VOUS CROYEZ
ASSEZ COURAGEUX POUR CE QUI
VA SUIVRE, TOURNEZ LA PAGE
POUR LIRE LA PLUS TERRIFIANTE
DES HISTOIRES.
QUOI ?
LÂCHE
MON NEZ !
HIHI, VOUS ÊTES
VRAIMENT DRÔLES, LES
MECS ! VOUS RESSEMBLEZ
À UN VIEUX COUPLE QUI
SE DISPUTE.
OUI, HEU,
PARDON... DONC,
JE DISAIS...
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/ Young adults /
/ Fiction /
SAVANNAH V8. Back to the beginning
Sylvie Payette
Set off on an around-the-world adventure with the irrepressible
Savannah!
Approximately 200 pages each
Recto-Verso Editeur
V 40 000 copies in the series sold in Québec alone.
After the accident that injured Rafi, Savannah continues her quest on her
own. She goes back to Boston to ask Raven for advice and agrees to accompany a group of young archaeologists on the trail of the Vikings. Alexander is
also going. Still on the hunt for clues to try and open the cryptex, Savannah
has unnerving adventures, while anxiously asking herself questions: Will Rafi
recover from his injuries? Will the driver of the car that hit him be identified?
And who are these new attackers who seem determined to harm them?
Sylvie Payette writes television dramas and is a writing consultant in new series development.
Ten Years of Eternity
Catherine Briat
The sixties. Those years when, for the first time, young people bore
the whole weight of a changing world on their shoulders.
200 pages
September 2014
Recto-Verso Editeur
May 1968. Marianne de Waldenstein is young, beautiful, independent and rich. We discover her life story in the pages
of her personal diary: her ambitions, fears, desires. Her sexual awakening, the role of her family and friendship... But
when you are heiress to a wealthy English aristocrat, finding your own path is not always easy.
V1 – IN THE
THICK OF IT
V2 – DON’T GO
V3 – IN DANGER
French by birth, Catherine Briat now lives in Ottawa. In 2002,
after having worked for large international businesses and
media groups, she established her own production and Internet services company, focussing on health and the environment. Now a diplomat, she is multilingual and passionate about culture. Ten Years of Eternity is her third book.
Ten Years of Eternity is a novel that takes as its departure
point the story of a photograph that became famous, La
Marianne de mai 68. An image that went round the world
and immortalized the face of a beautiful rebellious aristocrat. One who, after it appeared in the international press,
was disinherited by her grandfather, unable to tolerate this
provocation, this betrayal, especially since he had already
decided his granddaughter would make a royal marriage.
The author has created from this unusual anecdote a story
that plunges the reader into the heart of what has become a
legendary decade.
V4 – THE HOLY
FIRE
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V5 – NO RESPITE
V6 – THE SECRET
OF ISIS
V7 –THE KEY TO
THE MYSTERIES
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/ Fiction /
TY
Gilles Vilmont
/ Fiction /
TRUE COLOURS
Dominique Bertrand
A novel about obsessive love, inspired by the life of Tyrone Power,
Hollywood star of the fifties.
SOMETHING HAPPENED
TO CHRISTIANE
V 10 000 copies sold
Pierre Caron
NATURAL SELECTION
ADOLF’S LAST DAY
Sylvie-Catherine De Vailly
Jean-François Benoit
AQUA TUMULTA
Pierre Caron
in Québec alone.
496 pages
Spring 2014
Recto-Verso Editeur
She will do whatever it takes to find the man she loves. But
does he really exist?
Constance Sinclair, a department store manager, leads a
rather gloomy life. Her father took his own life, her romantic
relationship is unsatisfactory and her life is sorely lacking
in passion and adventure. One day, she notices on a screen
at a video store the face of Tyrone Power, an American
movie star who died more than fifty years ago. Her life changes dramatically when she convinces herself that Ty is the
only man she could ever love. She devotes her time to
watching his movies and reading about him, looking for a
sign, a message he might have been able to send her. Her
research leads her to move into a mysterious building that
had belonged to the actor’s illegitimate son. The ghastly discovery she makes there sends her out of her mind and puts
her in danger.
While in therapy to get back on her feet, Constance meets a
strange young man and falls for him passionately. He bears
a disturbing resemblance to Ty... Is Constance losing her
mind for good? Will she manage to walk the fine line between
dreams and reality?
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Strong points:
Incorporation of actual elements of the life and career of
Tyrone Power (1913-1958): the story of an era and the
scandalous Hollywood of the time, which will fascinate
fans of fifties movies.
Combination of love and suspense in a novel that takes
you on a journey through time and into the heroine’s
unfettered imagination.
Successful portrait of a fragile, unstable and vulnerable
woman.
IN THE SHADOW
OF SCHOOL
Stéphane Boulé
Style:
Several narrative styles add depth to the writing:
Constance’s life, her personal diary, the story of Ty’s life
and that of his son, transcriptions of film excerpts.
Gilles Vilmont comes from Quebec City. Before devoting
himself to writing, he had a varied career, including acting
and directing, both on stage and in television.
YOUR MOTHER IS CRAZY
ZAQ & ME
FRED – DREAM HOLIDAY ?
Brigitte Vaillancourt
Marie-Josée Soucy
Dominique de Loppinot
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/ Psychology & Self-Help /
Groupe Homme is a French-Canadian publishing house that currently produces
an average of 150 titles per year, making it Québec’s largest book publisher and a
major player in the French-language market in North America. Today, this Montréalbased company generates a third of its sales in France and is the second-largest
publisher of self-help books in the French market. The company has also sold
foreign rights to over 500 titles so far.
Specialized in non-fiction, our list includes psychology and self-help, health, relationships and parenting, sport, nutrition, cookbooks, how-to and reference books
(Éditions de l’Homme), spirituality (Le Jour Éditeur), illustrated non-fiction for
children (Petit Homme) and pet care books (La Griffe).
Éditions de l’Homme and the new imprint Recto-Verso have also recently started
publishing popular fiction, for adults, young adults and children.
Please visit our website:
www.editions-homme.com/rights
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