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Mi sa che fuori è primavera
Author: Concita De Gregorio
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858826949
Pages: 128
Year: 2016-11-17T00:00:00+01:00
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“Per essere felici non ci vuole quasi niente. Niente, comunque, che non sia già dentro di noi” Ferite d’oro. Quando un oggetto di valore si rompe, in Giappone, lo si ripara con oro liquido. È un’antica tecnica che mostra e non nasconde le fratture. Le esibisce come un pregio: cicatrici dorate, segno orgoglioso di rinascita. Anche per le persone è così. Chi ha sofferto è prezioso, la fragilità può trasformarsi in forza. La tecnica che salda i pezzi, negli esseri umani, si chiama amore. Questa è la storia di Irina, che ha combattuto una battaglia e l’ha vinta. Una donna che non dimentica il passato, al contrario: lo ricorda, lo porta al petto come un fiore. Irina ha una vita serena, ordinata. Un marito, due figlie gemelle. È italiana, vive in Svizzera, lavora come avvocato. Un giorno qualcosa si incrina. Il matrimonio finisce, senza traumi apparenti. In un fine settimana qualsiasi Mathias, il padre delle bambine, porta via Alessia e Livia. Spariscono. Qualche giorno dopo l’uomo si uccide. Delle bambine non c’è più nessuna traccia. Pagina dopo pagina, rivelazione dopo rivelazione, a un ritmo che fa di questo libro un autentico thriller psicologico e insieme un superbo ritratto di donna, coraggiosa e fragile, Irina conquista brandelli sempre più luminosi di verità e ricuce la sua vita. Da quel fondo oscuro, doloroso, arriva una luce nuova. La possibilità di amare ancora, l’amore che salda e che resta. Concita De Gregorio indaga a fondo una storia vera, creando un congegno narrativo rapido, incalzante e pieno di sorprese. Uno di quei libri in cui uomini e donne trovano qualcosa di sé.
The Abduction
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142421375
Pages: 256
Year: 2012
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When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.
Isolina
Author: Dacia Maraini
Publisher: Peter Owen Limited
ISBN:
Pages: 152
Year: 1993
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Creating shockwaves when first published in Italy eight years ago, this is a historical novel based on a true account of a grisly murder in turn-of-the-century Verona. In her relentless narrative based on interviews and contemporary accounts, Maraini has brought a long-submerged story of injustice and oppression to light. The fact that Isolina became pregnant by her lieutenant lover and refused to have an abortion was published in newspapers after the murder. Also known, but not reported, was the suspicion that she was probably murdered by soldiers who, protecting their comrade's reputation, tried to abort the pregnancy. The crime could easily have been solved, but evidence was destroyed by the state in efforts to defend the image of the military. Dacia Maraini is one of the best known writers in Italy. Her previous prize-winning novel, The Silent Duchess, sold 200,000 copies in Italy and was on the bestseller list for seventy weeks.
The Lake
Author: Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1933633778
Pages: 188
Year: 2011
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After her mother's death, Chihiro moves to Tokyo hoping to get over her grief and meets Nakajima, a young man battling his own demons.
Filth
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393350983
Pages: 320
Year: 1998-09-17
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With the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh's finest is gearing up socially—kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are some sizable flies in the ointment, though: a missing wife and child, a nagging cocaine habit, some painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of demanding extramarital affairs. The last thing Robertson needs is a messy, racially fraught murder, even if it means overtime—and the opportunity to clinch the promotion he craves. Then there's that nutritionally demanding (and psychologically acute) intestinal parasite in his gut. Yes, things are going badly for this utterly corrupt tribune of the law, but in an Irvine Welsh novel nothing is ever so bad that it can't get a whole lot worse. . . .In Bruce Robertson Welsh has created one of the most compellingly misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction, in a dark and disturbing and often scabrously funny novel about the abuse of everything and everybody. "Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing in decades."—Sunday Times [London] "[O]ne of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit, and force, and in a voice which those alienated by much current fiction clearly want to hear."—Times Literary Supplement "Welsh writes with such vile, relentless intensity that he makes Louis-Ferdinand Céline, the French master of defilement, look like Little Miss Muffet. "—Courtney Weaver, The New York Times Book Review "The corrupt Edinburgh cop-antihero of Irvine Welsh's best novel since Trainspotting is an addictive personality in another sense: so appallingly powerful is his character that it's hard to put the book down....[T]he rapid-fire rhythm and pungent dialect of the dialogue carry the reader relentlessly toward the literally filthy denouement. "—Village Voice Literary Supplement, "Our 25 Favorite Books of 1998" "Welsh excels at making his trash-spewing bluecoat peculiarly funny and vulnerable—and you will never think of the words 'Dame Judi Dench' in the same way ever again. [Grade:] A-. "—Charles Winecoff, Entertainment Weekly
Funny Girl
Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 1101983353
Pages: 452
Year: 2016
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"Set in 1960's London, ... a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters"--Provided by publisher.
In the Midst of Winter
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501178156
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-10-31
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New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. An instant New York Times bestseller, In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice. As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.
The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices
Author: Gian Marco Farese
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498579280
Pages: 306
Year: 2018-09-15
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This book presents a contrastive analysis of various forms of address used in English and Italian from a cultural semantics perspective. The analysis investigates the different cultural values underlying address practices in English and Italian and emphasizes the risks of miscommunication caused by differences in intercultural interactions.
The Silver Spoon
Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714845310
Pages: 1264
Year: 2005-10-01
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Presents more than two thousand recipes for traditional Italian dishes.
Asylum
Author: Patrick McGrath
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307764443
Pages: 272
Year: 2011-01-05
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Patrick McGrath has created his most psychologically penetrating vision to date: a nightmare world rocked to its foundations by a passion of such force and intensity that it shatters the lives--and minds--of all who are touched by it. Stella Raphael, a woman of great beauty and formidable intelligence, is married to Max, a staid and unimaginative forensic psychiatrist. Max has taken a job in a huge top-security mental hospital in rural England, and Stella, far from London society, finds herself restless and bored. Into her lonely existence comes Edgar Stark, a brilliant sculptor confined to the hospital after killing his wife in a psychotic rage. He comes to Stella's garden to rebuild an old Victorian conservatory there, and Stella cannot ignore her overwhelming physical attraction to this desperate man. Their explosive affair pits them against Stella's husband, her child, and the entire institution. When the crisis comes to a head, Stella makes a decision--one that will destroy several lives and precipitate an appalling tragedy that could only be fueled by illicit sexual love. Asylum is a terrifying exploration of the extremes to which erotic obsession can drive us. Patrick McGrath brings his own dazzling blend of cool artistry and visceral engagement to this mesmerizing story of a fatal love and its unspeakably tragic aftermath. And in Stella Raphael, a woman who tears down the walls of her constricted existence to pursue a dangerous passion, he has created a character who will long be remembered for her willingness to take the ultimate risk, even if she must pay the ultimate price.
Gratitude
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 045149296X
Pages: 64
Year: 2015-11-24
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“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver Sacks No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. “It is the fate of every human being,” Sacks writes, “to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.” Together, these four essays form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life. “Oliver Sacks was like no other clinician, or writer. He was drawn to the homes of the sick, the institutions of the most frail and disabled, the company of the unusual and the ‘abnormal.’ He wanted to see humanity in its many variants and to do so in his own, almost anachronistic way—face to face, over time, away from our burgeoning apparatus of computers and algorithms. And, through his writing, he showed us what he saw.” —Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal
Chocolates for Breakfast
Author: Pamela Moore
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062246925
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-06-25
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Precocious and shocking when first published in 1956, Chocolates for Breakfast is a candid coming-of-age story of a young girl’s sudden awakening to love and desire written by 18-year-old Pamela Moore. Disaffected, sexually precocious 15-year-old Courtney Farrell splits her time between her parents’ homes in New York and Los Angeles. When a crush on a female teacher in boarding school ends badly, Courtney sets out to know everything fast—from tasting dry martinis to engaging in a passionate love affair with an older man. Considered an American response to French sensation Bonjour Tristesse, Chocolates for Breakfast is also a tale of Courtney’s close and ultimately tragic friendship with her roommate, Janet Parker, and a moving account of how teenagers approach love and sex for the first time. This edition of Chocolates for Breakfast features 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Virals
Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101475064
Pages: 480
Year: 2010-11-02
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Adventure is in Tory Brennan's blood. After all, she’s the grandniece of world-famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Always up for a challenge, Tory and her science-geek friends spend their time exploring the marshlands of Loggerhead Island, home to the very off-limits Loggerhead Island Research Institute, where something strange is going on. After rescuing a stray wolfdog pup from a top-secret lab, Tory and her friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus, changing them--and their DNA--forever. Now they are more than friends. They are a pack. They are Virals. And they're dangerous to the core. But are they unstoppable enough to catch a cold-blooded murderer?
Little Bird of Heaven
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061829838
Pages: 442
Year: 2009-09-15
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After Zoe Kruller is murdered, the Sparta, New York, police target her estranged husband Delray Kruller and her lover Eddy Diehl, leading the Krullers's son Aaron and Eddy Diehl's daughter Krista to become obsessed with one another, each believing the other's father is guilty, until they must face each other again as adults. By an acclaimed best-selling author. 75,000 first printing.
The Colombian Mule
Author: Massimo Carlotto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451481
Pages: 144
Year: 2013-09-03
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When Colombian Arias Cuevas is caught trying to smuggle drugs through Venice airport, his fear isn't fuelled by the idea of prison. He's much more frightened of his aunt—it was her coke he took off with. He comes clean to avoid her wrath. The cops set up a sting to find out who was to be the recipient of the drugs, and art smuggler Nazzareno Corradi falls straight into the trap. But he's been set up. His lawyer hires "the Alligator," and his fixer, Max, to find out what's going on. Soon it becomes apparent why Cuevas was so afraid—the aunt, La Tia, has left a bloody trail in her wake, and is now looking to do some business in Italy, and she's not about to let anybody get in her way.