The Auslander

Author: Paul Dowswell
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599906333
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German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.

Il Ragazzo Di Berlino

Author: Paul Dowswell
Editor: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858804430
Size: 16,53 MB
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Germania, 1972. Alex Ostermann vive con la sua famiglia a Berlino Est. I genitori hanno credenziali irreprensibili per il regime, ma lui e sua sorella Geli non sposano interamente la propaganda sovietica e si “ostinano” a vedere del buono nella cultura occidentale. Alex è affascinato dalla musica rock, ascolta di nascosto i Rolling Stones e i Led Zeppelin e ha perfino formato una piccola band con i suoi amici. Geli, sempre vestita di nero e con le sue fotografie di edifici in rovina, mostra inclinazioni “decadenti”. A casa, i genitori fingono di disapprovare le passioni dei figli, mentre l’unica a parlare in modo critico del regime è la nonna. Alla fine, l’eccessivo “individualismo” dei ragazzi, pericoloso per la “causa socialista”, attira l’attenzione della Stasi, che comincia a tenerli d’occhio. Quando le pressioni diventano insopportabili, la famiglia Ostermann riesce a fuggire dalla Ddr, ma a un prezzo che Alex e Geli non sono disposti a pagare.

The Twenty One Balloons

Author: William Pene Du Bois
ISBN: 9781435208216
Size: 13,25 MB
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Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.

Sektion 20

Author: Paul Dowswell
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408818108
Size: 17,23 MB
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Alex lives in East Berlin. The cold war is raging and he and his family are forbidden to leave. But the longer he stays the more danger he is in. Alex is no longer pretending to be a model East German, and the Stasi has noticed. They are watching him. Alex is told that further education will be blocked to him. His summer job is mysteriously cancelled, and friends begin avoiding him. His parents start to realise that leaving the East may be the only option left to them, but getting across the Wall is practically impossible. And even if Alex and his family make it to the other side, will they be able to escape the reach of the Stasi? This is a tense, page-turning thriller that builds towards a terrifying showdown as powerful forces from the East and West converge. One false move will change everything for Alex and his family, for ever.


Author: Mark Haddon
Editor: Penguin Group
ISBN: 0307374491
Size: 16,71 MB
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From the moment that Jimbo and his best friend Charlie bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know that nothing is as it seems. But what does "spudvetch" mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluroscent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps the teachers are bank robbers speaking in code; perhaps they're spies, or aliens. Whatever they are, Jimbo and Charlie know that there is a big adventure on its way: a nuclear-powered, one-hundred-tonne one, with reclining seats and a buffet car. And as it gains speed and begins to spin out of control, it can only end one way — with a BOOM! From the Hardcover edition.

All The Earth Thrown To The Sky

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Editor: Ember
ISBN: 038573932X
Size: 19,45 MB
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Struggling to escape a Great Depression era, Dust Bowl-devastated Oklahoma after the tragic deaths of his parents, Jack Catcher joins a classmate's plot to run away to Texas, an endeavor marked by train-hopping, a run-in with a notorious gangster and an encounter with a former carnival wrestler. By the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the Hap and Leonard series.

Eva Luna

Author: Isabel Allende
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501117084
Size: 16,90 MB
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Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life. Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her. In this novel, she shares the story of her own life and introduces readers to a diverse and eccentric cast of characters including the Lebanese émigré who befriends her and takes her in; her unfortunate godmother, whose brain is addled by rum and who believes in all the Catholic saints and a few of her own invention; a street urchin who grows into a petty criminal and, later, a leader in the guerrilla struggle; a celebrated transsexual entertainer who instructs her in the ways of the adult world; and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will prove crucial to Eva's fate. As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation—the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated—in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world.

Alan Turing

Author: Andrew Hodges
ISBN: 9780691164724
Size: 10,55 MB
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Explores the life of the mathematician, reveals the character of the man behind such concepts as the universal machine and the scientific understanding of the mind, and discusses his pioneering role in electronic computer design.

To Each His Own

Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 0940322528
Size: 14,83 MB
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This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die. But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead.The police investigation is inconclusive. However, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, he begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpected—and tragic. To Each His Own is one of the masterworks of the great Sicilian novelist Leonardo Sciascia—a gripping and unconventional detective story that is also an anatomy of a society founded on secrets, lies, collusion, and violence.