Il Rumore Dei Tuoi Passi

Autore: Valentina D'Urbano
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830433853
Grandezza: 32,78 MB
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In un luogo fatto di polvere, dove ogni cosa ha un soprannome, dove il quartiere in cui sono nati e cresciuti è chiamato «la Fortezza», Beatrice e Alfredo sono per tutti «i gemelli». I due però non hanno in comune il sangue, ma qualcosa di più profondo. A legarli è un'amicizia ruvida come l'intonaco sbrecciato dei palazzi in cui abitano, nata quando erano bambini e sopravvissuta a tutto ciò che di oscuro la vita può regalare. Un'amicizia che cresce con loro fino a diventare un amore selvaggio, graffiante come vetro spezzato, delicato e luminoso come un girasole. Un amore nato nonostante tutto e tutti, nonostante loro stessi per primi. Ma alle soglie dei vent'anni, la voce di Beatrice è stanca e strozzata. E il cuore fragile di Alfredo ha perso i suoi colori. Perché tutto sta per cambiare. Un romanzo d'esordio intenso e bruciante. Una voce narrante che rimarrà a lungo nella mente e nel cuore dei lettori.

Il Rumore Dei Tuoi Passi Assaggi D Autore Gratuiti

Autore: Valentina D'Urbano
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830434043
Grandezza: 66,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9638
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In un luogo fatto di polvere, dove ogni cosa ha un soprannome, dove il quartiere in cui sono nati e cresciuti è chiamato «la Fortezza», Beatrice e Alfredo sono per tutti «i gemelli». I due però non hanno in comune il sangue, ma qualcosa di più profondo. A legarli è un'amicizia ruvida come l'intonaco sbrecciato dei palazzi in cui abitano, nata quando erano bambini e sopravvissuta a tutto ciò che di oscuro la vita può regalare. Un'amicizia che cresce con loro fino a diventare un amore selvaggio, graffiante come vetro spezzato, delicato e luminoso come un girasole. Un amore nato nonostante tutto e tutti, nonostante loro stessi per primi. Ma alle soglie dei vent'anni, la voce di Beatrice è stanca e strozzata. E il cuore fragile di Alfredo ha perso i suoi colori. Perché tutto sta per cambiare. Un romanzo d'esordio intenso e bruciante. Una voce narrante che rimarrà a lungo nella mente e nel cuore dei lettori.

Doctor Antonio

Autore: Giovanni Ruffini
Editore:
ISBN:
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Vista: 3710
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The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241959551
Grandezza: 43,42 MB
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The Colour of Milk is the new novel by Orange longlisted author and playwright Nell Leyshon. 'this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand' The year is eighteen hundred and thirty one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair the colour of milk, Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm alongside her three sisters. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her - and the need to record it so urgently - are gradually revealed. 'Haunting, distinctive voices... Mary's spare simple words paint brilliant pictures in the reader's mind . . . Nell Leyshon's imaginative powers are considerable' Independent 'Brontë-esque undertones . . . a disturbing statement on the social constraints faced by 19th-century women' FT 'A small tour de force - a wonderfully convincing voice, and a devastating story told with great skill and economy' Penelope Lively 'I loved it. The Colour of Milk is charming, Brontë-esque, compelling, special and hard to forget. I loved Mary's voice - so inspiring and likeable. Such a hopeful book' Marian Keyes 'Brilliant, devastating and unforgettable' Easy Living Nell Leyshon's first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth prize. Her plays include Comfort me with Apples, which won an Evening Standard Award, and Bedlam, which was the first play written by a woman for Shakespeare's Globe. She writes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, and won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play. Nell was born in Glastonbury and lives in Dorset.

Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren T You And I

Autore: Albert Espinosa
Editore: GRIJALBO
ISBN: 8425353548
Grandezza: 73,88 MB
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Can you imagine a future where everyone has given up sleeping? From the creator of the television series Red Band Society and author of the international bestseller The Yellow World comes this uniquely special novel. What if I could reveal your secrets with just a glance? And what if I could feel with your heart just by looking at you? And what if --in a single moment-- I could know that we were made for each other? Marcos has just lost his mother, a famous dancer who taught him everything, and he decides that his world can never be the same without her. Just as he is about to make a radical change, a phone call turns his world upside down. Albert Espinosa has a peculiar talent for generating immediate congeniality around him, for shifting people's moods toward the positive and for reconciling them with themselves and the world, when needed. Reviews: «Albert Espinosa lives exclusively in his imagination. He uses it to write, to direct plays and films and to act. His sense of humour is as special as his way of living. An optimism as contagious as a cold.» Teresa Cendrós, El Periódico «If there's one ability Espinosa has had in all of his multifactorial creations it's his capacity to stand in other people's shoes. Empathy is his strength.» Núria Escur, La Vanguardia «Speaking with Albert teaches me many new things, such as "it is not sad to die" and that what is sad is not living, not to live it all (...). He knows what he's talking about and knows how to tell it, and that's why his works help us to live.» Víctor M. Amela, La Vanguardia «Espinosa says what he thinks and feels, taking out any feeling from his closet in the same manner he sticks out his leg. He knows he is alive because of a miracle and that life is a short miracle. How I like this guy. His life, his theatre, his gambles, humour and his courage. There's no one else like him.» Marcos Ordóñez, El País «A militant of life, an engineer of art.» Elena Pita, El Mundo «Armoured in the face of pessimism, Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I shines with the positive outlook that that the author projects on everything he does.» Belén Guinart, El País «Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I presents a fast, direct, uninhibited, almost gestural style, which is a machine of empathy for the reader and is not devoid of humour.» El Correo Español

The Girl In The Fog

Autore: Donato Carrisi
Editore: Abacus
ISBN: 9780349142623
Grandezza: 57,29 MB
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Vista: 4794
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The Understudy

Autore: David Nicholls
Editore: Villard
ISBN: 1588365050
Grandezza: 45,37 MB
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Recently divorced actor Stephen C. McQueen (no relation, unfortunately) seems to have a knack for bad luck. But a failed marriage, a stalled career, a judgmental ex-wife, a distant daughter, a horrid little studio apartment in the far reaches of the London suburbs–all these pathetic elements seem to pale in the chiseled face of his newest tormentor: the Twelfth Sexiest Man in the World, Josh Harper. Josh is the star of Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, a biographical play about Lord Byron–and Stephen is his understudy. Not only is Josh fantastically, infuriatingly good-looking, internationally renowned, and remarkably talented, he’s also frustratingly healthy. No matter how many all-night booze-and-coke benders Josh goes on, he always shows up at the stage door for his call like clockwork. Stephen doubts he’ll ever get his chance to slip on the puffy shirt and tight breeches of Byron and tread the boards in the role that would certainly be the break he’s always waited for. And just when Stephen’s sure he couldn’t resent Josh more, he meets Josh’s witty, restless American wife, Nora . . . and discovers he likes her a little too much. Another man might curse his luck at finding that his potential dream woman is a rival’s wife, but at this point, Stephen would expect nothing else. Caught between his stirring feelings for Nora, the demands of an insistent and secretive Josh, and his lifelong desire for a real career in show business, Stephen must make a terrible decision: Will it be the girl or the fame? A hapless, bumbling bloke in love, an arrogant megastar with a potpourri of addictions, a sexy married woman out of her element in the fast lane–David Nicholls brings them all together in this knockout romantic comedy.

The Life Before Us

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209618
Grandezza: 57,77 MB
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Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.

Crampton Hodnet

Autore: Barbara Pym
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748126376
Grandezza: 23,78 MB
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Formidable Miss Doggett fills her life by giving tea parties to young academics and acting as watchdog of the morals of North Oxford. Anthea, her great-niece, is in love with a dashing upper-class undergraduate with political ambitions. Of this, Miss Doggett thoroughly approves. Anthea's father, however, an Oxford don, is tired of his marriage and carrying on in the most unseemly fashion with his student Barbara Bird - they have been spotted together at the British Museum! Miss Doggett isn't aware, though, that under her very own roof the lodging curate has proposed to her paid companion Miss Morrow. She wouldn't approve of that at all.

Accabadora

Autore: Michela Murgia
Editore: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619021331
Grandezza: 40,15 MB
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The award winning Accabadora is an exceptional English-language debut, written with intriguing subtlety reflecting a sensual picture of local Italian life and death in villages during the 1950's. A time where family ties and obligations still decide much of life's ebb and flow. A must read for those who love a touch of the unusual. Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has a long held covenant with the dead. Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village's Accabadora. When Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth child of a widow, she tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy. Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and in the recriminations that follow, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Adrift in the big city, Maria strives as ever to find love and acceptance, but her efforts are overshadowed by the creeping knowledge of a debt unpaid, of a duty and destiny that must one day be hers. Accabadora has been awarded seven major literary prizes, including Italy's prestigious Premio Campiello.