The Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062320483
Grandezza: 45,18 MB
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In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.

The Perfect Girl

Autore: Gilly Macmillan
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062476750
Grandezza: 52,81 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5405
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The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew returns with an electrifying new novel about how the past will always find us... "Literary suspense at its finest.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Baby “A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters - for anyone who loved Girl on the Train, it’s a must read.” — Rosamund Lupton Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding Zoe do the same. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of her life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. In the aftermath, everyone—police, family, Zoe’s former solicitor, and Zoe herself—tries to piece together what happened. But as Zoe knows all too well, the truth is rarely straightforward, and the closer we are to someone, the less we may see.

Odd Child Out

Autore: Gilly Macmillan
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062476858
Grandezza: 54,19 MB
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How well do you know the people you love…? Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened. Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol. Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth. Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer. Because the truth hurts.

La Bella Figura

Autore: Beppe Severgnini
Editore: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307486877
Grandezza: 70,28 MB
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Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors—la bella figura—and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self You won’t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini’s fellow Italians. In fact, Beppe would prefer if you left behind the baggage his crafty and elegant countrymen have smuggled into your subconscious. To get to his Italia, you’ll need to forget about your idealized notions of Italy. Although La Bella Figura will take you to legendary cities and scenic regions, your real destinations are the places where Italians are at their best, worst, and most authentic: The highway: in America, a red light has only one possible interpretation—Stop! An Italian red light doesn’t warn or order you as much as provide an invitation for reflection. The airport: where Italians prove that one of their virtues (an appreciation for beauty) is really a vice. Who cares if the beautiful girls hawking cell phones in airport kiosks stick you with an outdated model? That’s the price of gazing upon perfection. The small town: which demonstrates the Italian genius for pleasant living: “a congenial barber . . . a well-stocked newsstand . . . professionally made coffee and a proper pizza; bell towers we can recognize in the distance, and people with a kind word and a smile for everyone.” The chaos of the roads, the anarchy of the office, the theatrical spirit of the hypermarkets, and garrulous train journeys; the sensory reassurance of a church and the importance of the beach; the solitude of the soccer stadium and the crowded Italian bedroom; the vertical fixations of the apartment building and the horizontal democracy of the eat-in kitchen. As you venture to these and many other locations rooted in the Italian psyche, you realize that Beppe has become your Dante and shown you a country that “has too much style to be hell” but is “too disorderly to be heaven.” Ten days, thirty places. From north to south. From food to politics. From saintliness to sexuality. This ironic, methodical, and sentimental examination will help you understand why Italy—as Beppe says—“can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters or ten minutes.”

Albina And The Dog Men

Autore: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 163206054X
Grandezza: 52,53 MB
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Vista: 374
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A darkly funny, surreal novel set in Chile and Peru, Albina and the Dog-Men is Alejandro Jodorowsky's sprawling modern myth in which sexual desire is a dangerous and generative force that mutates and transforms, rending the social and moral fabric of a small town. When a beautiful amnesiac albino giantess, Albina, and her protector, a tough woman called Crabby, arrive in a desert town, Albina's allure turns men into wild animals. Chased at the same time by a clubfoot criminal, Albina and Crabby must fend off their aggressors before the town consumes itself.

Maledetto Il Giorno Che Ti Ho Amato

Autore: Cynthia Ellingsen
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854163163
Grandezza: 15,84 MB
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Vista: 1896
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Sarà il giorno più bello della loro vita. Forse.Malgrado la giovane Chloe sembri poco interessata al lato romantico della vita, ha ricevuto una vera e propria proposta di matrimonio da un affascinante e affermato psicologo.Ma ora che il giorno stabilito si sta avvicinando, Chloe non trova il coraggio di comunicare la notizia al suo migliore amico. C’è poi Kristine, la madre di Chloe, proprietaria di una libreria che gestisce con successo e grande soddisfazione. Lo stesso non si può dire del suo matrimonio con Kevin, che dopo 25 anni sembra attraversare una fase di stallo. Tanto più che in libreria è appena arrivato un nuovo collega che ha gli stessi gusti e passioni di Kristine. Così, quando Kevin le propone di rinnovare le promesse matrimoniali, lei si trova a domandarsi se sia davvero la cosa giusta da fare.Infine c’è June, la nonna di Chloe, vedova da anni, una vita dedicata agli altri sempre con entusiasmo e generosità. Ora però qualcuno irrompe nel suo amatissimo giardino in modo del tutto inaspettato. E anche lei vuole coronare il suo sogno d’amore. Ma perché non farlo insieme alla figlia e alla nipote? L’idea sembra perfetta: un matrimonio per tre, ma sarà davvero tutto bello e facile come in un film?Un matrimonio può riservare grandi sorprese soprattutto quando nonna, madre e figlia decidono di sposarsi nello stesso giorno!Dopo il bestseller Amori impossibili e fragole con panna Tre matrimoni e tanti guai. Siete invitati anche voi!«Un romanzo dolce e indimenticabile, che vi farà sbellicare dalle risate e piangere di commozione. Da gustare pagina dopo pagina.» Romantic TimesCynthia EllingsenVive a Lexington, nel Kentucky, con il marito. Maledetto il giorno che ti ho amato è il suo secondo romanzo, dopo Amori impossibili e fragole con panna, pubblicato da Newton Compton.


Autore: Shea Olsen
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459293975
Grandezza: 24,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1336
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These are the things that I've always wanted: To get the top grades in my class. To make my grandmother proud. And most of all, proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not: a Stanford acceptance letter, early admission. My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of what they wanted. And in the end, they lost everything. I'll never let a boy distract me. I promised myself that. But that was before Tate. Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in me. Before private planes and secret dates and lyrics meant for me alone. There's so much I don't know. Like why he left music. Where he goes when we're not together. What dark past he's hiding. But when we kiss, the future feels far away. And now…I'm not sure what I want.

The Physics Of Star Trek

Autore: Lawrence M. Krauss
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465008631
Grandezza: 80,39 MB
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Vista: 8577
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What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

I Am God

Autore: Giorgio Faletti
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849019312
Grandezza: 47,81 MB
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Vista: 6699
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A serial killer holds New York in his grip. He does not choose his victims. Nor does he watch them die. But then there are too many of them for that. The explosion of a twenty-two storey building, followed by the casual discovery of a letter, lead the police to face up to a dreadful reality: some of New York's buildings were mined at the time of their construction. But which ones? And how many? A young female detective hiding her personal demons behind a tough appearance, and a former press photographer with a past he'd rather forget, and for which he still seeks forgiveness, are the only hope of stopping this psychopath. A man who does not even claim responsibility for his actions. A man who believes himself to be God. Praise for the Giorgio Faletti: 'In my neck of the woods, people like Faletti are called larger than life, living legends' - Jeffery Deaver. 'Publishing sensation' Financial Times. I Kill is one of those bestsellers that proceeds at a cracking pace and presses all the right buttons with clinical efficiency. Giorgio Faletti's thriller is set in Monte Carlo, home to so many obnoxious millionaires and their trophy girlfriends that what the city really needs is a serial killer. Enter just such a killer .. The writing has no great literary pretentions, but then it does not have to. The plot is the thing. Sunday Telegraph. 'The best selling first novel by Giorgio Faletti . . . has been defined as a masterpiece and Faletti himself as the best living Italian writer.' Corriere della Sera.

The Theory Of Everything With Cd

Autore: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 9788179927939
Grandezza: 53,20 MB
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Collector s Edition with Audiobook read by the AuthorStephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world s greatest minds: a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped to reconfigure models of the universe and to redefine what s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them in historical context. It would be like hearing Christopher Columbus on the New World.Hawking presents a series of seven lec-tures covering everything from big bang to black holes to string theory that capture not only the brilliance of Hawking s mind but his characteristic wit as well. Of his research on black holes, which absorbed him for more than a decade, he says, It might seem a bit like looking for a black cat in a coal cellar. Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle s determination that the Earth is round to Hubble s discovery, over 2000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of modern physics, including theories on the origin of the universe (e.g., the big bang), the nature of black holes, and space-time.