Il Segreto Di Helena

Autore: Lucinda Riley
Editore: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 8809832779
Grandezza: 75,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7911
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ePub: FL3691; PDF: FL3692

The Orchid House

Autore: Lucinda Riley
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451655800
Grandezza: 26,50 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6249
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Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title Hothouse Flower. From beloved New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, a “sweeping, poignant saga that will enthrall fans of The House at Riverton, Rebecca, and Downton Abbey” (Shelf Awareness). Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, from the Wharton Park estate in England to Thailand, this sweeping novel tells the tale of a concert pianist and the aristocratic Crawford family, whose shocking secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences. As a child, concert pianist Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park, the grand estate reminiscent of Downton Abbey where her grandfather tended exotic orchids. Years later, while struggling with overwhelming grief over the death of her husband and young child, she returns to this tranquil place. There she reunites with Kit Crawford, heir to the estate and her possible salvation. When they discover an old diary, Julia seeks out her grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed the estate. Their search takes them back to the 1940s when Harry, a former heir to Wharton Park, married his young society bride, Olivia, on the eve of World War II. When the two lovers are cruelly separated, the impact will be felt for generations to come. This atmospheric story alternates between the magical world of Wharton Park and Thailand during World War II. Filled with twists and turns, passions and lies, and ultimately redemption, The Orchid House is a beautiful, romantic, and poignant novel.

Il Segreto Di Elena

Autore: Nicola Ronchi
Editore: Porto Seguro Editore srl
ISBN: 8898930240
Grandezza: 42,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8099
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Quando Dario si accorse delle ferite da taglio sulla delicata pelle di Elena, tenute nascoste fino ad allora, il mondo gli crollò addosso: perché lo faceva? Il medico del pronto soccorso aveva pronunciato una parola terribile, angosciante, mostruosa: autolesionismo. Perché, nonostante due anni insieme, non gli aveva mai parlato del suo problema? E perché continuava a tacere, nonostante confessasse di amarlo alla follia? Cosa o chi voleva coprire? Dario voleva andare a fondo, scavare nel passato della sua amata Elena, sapere tutto sui misteriosi genitori, sull'amica del cuore che lui, stranamente, non aveva mai conosciuto, su chi frequentava quando non erano insieme... In una continua lotta fra sentimenti, amore e mistero, Dario era certo che, dopo il ricovero in un istituto psichiatrico, avrebbe scoperto, finalmente, l'inconfessabile segreto che Elena celava nell'abisso della propria coscienza...

Il Segreto Di Mia Madre

Autore: J. L. Witterick
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858662113
Grandezza: 77,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7541
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Polonia, 1942. Alla periferia del villaggio di Sokal, in una modesta casetta di legno con un po’ di terreno intorno, vivono Franciszka e la figlia Helena. Al culmine della persecuzione nazista, tutti gli ebrei di Sokal vengono radunati nel ghetto per poi essere deportati. A rischio della sua stessa vita e di quella della figlia, Franciszka accetta di nascondere due famiglie ebree e un giovane disertore tedesco; dietro la sua decisione non c’è un’ideologia né la spinta della religione, ma solo un profondo senso di giustizia e rispetto per la vita umana. Nella sua piccolissima casa Franciszka tiene accesa e protegge la fiamma della speranza nel futuro per quelle persone che a lei si affidano come a una madre. E in fondo, per tutti loro Franciszka sarà proprio questo: una madre amorevole e forte, capace di compiere il più grande dei sacrifici con la naturalezza dei gesti quotidiani più semplici. Perché quando un giorno la guerra sarà finita non conterà ciò che si sarebbe potuto fare, ma solo ciò che si è avuto il coraggio di fare.

The Storm Sister

Autore: Lucinda Riley
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476759936
Grandezza: 18,45 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8804
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Gathered at their childhood home to mourn their father’s death, Ally D’Aplièse and her five adoptive sisters receive tantalizing clues to their distinct heritages. Ally soon finds herself in Norway where she begins to make sense of her elusive past in the second part of an epic new series by #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley. Olympic hopeful Ally is in the midst of preparations for one of the world’s most challenging yacht races when news of her beloved father’s death shocks the accomplished sailor. Saying goodbye to the love of her life, a man her family knows nothing about, she rushes back to her family home, an enchanting chateau where she and her five sisters—each adopted as infants—were raised on the shores of Lake Geneva. When new tragedy strikes on the high seas, pummeling Ally yet again with a terrible and unexpected loss, she turns her back on the water and instead follows her own North Star—an intriguing clue left by her father which leads her to Norway and the promise of unmasking her origins. Surrounded by the majestic beauty of an unfamiliar homeland, Ally begins to unpack the century-old story of a remarkable young woman named Anna Landvik, a talented singer with an astonishing link to composer Edvard Grieg and his celebrated musical accompaniment to Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play “Peer Gynt.” Lucinda Riley’s captivating story brings together two resilient women—decades apart—weaving their stories into a moving examination of family, love, and identity. Learn more at thesevensistersseries.com.

My Brilliant Friend

Autore: Elena Ferrante
Editore: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922148512
Grandezza: 25,96 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 221
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My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante's prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. ‘The best thing I’ve read this year, far and away…She puts most other writing at the moment in the shade.’ Richard Flanagan ‘Ferrante tackles girlhood and friendship with amazing force.’ Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante—the Jane Austen of Italy.’ Jeffrey Archer 'Gutsy and compulsively readable...One of the more nuanced portraits of feminine friendship in recent memory...Ferrante wisely balances her memoir-like emotional authenticity with a wry sociological understanding of a society on the verge of dramatic change.' Vogue (US) 'Her novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader...[A] beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal.' James Wood, New Yorker 'Cinematic in the density of its detail.' Times Literary Supplement 'Elena Ferrante will blow you away.' Alice Sebold 'Ferrante's fictions are fierce, unsentimental glimpses at the way a woman is constantly under threat, her identity submerged in marriage, eclipsed by motherhood, mythologised by desire. Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you'll have some idea of how explosive these works are.' Weekend Australian 'My Brilliant Friend is an engaging read, well translated from Italian, giving a vivid account of life in a poor suburb of Naples in the late 1950s...There is a lot more to find out about this interesting pair.' Otago Daily Times 'The first two Neapolitan novels [My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name]...move far from contrivance, logic or respectability to ask uncomfortable questions about how we live, how we love, how we singe an existence in a deeply flawed world that expects pretty acquiescence from its women. In all their beauty, their ugliness, their devotion and deceit, these girls enchant and repulse, like life, like our very selves.' Sydney Morning Herald 'If you haven't read Elena Ferrante, it's like not having read Flaubert in 1856...Incontrovertibly brilliant.' Anne Meadows, editor of Granta 'The Neapolitan novels are smart, thoughtful, serious literature. At the same time, they are violent, suspenseful soap operas populated with a vivid cast of scheming characters...Ferrante’s novels are deeply personal and intimate, getting to the very heart of what it means to be a woman, a friend, a daughter, a mother.’ Debrief Daily

Bitten

Autore: Kelley Armstrong
Editore: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030735878X
Grandezza: 80,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8652
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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape. But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one. An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman's body. From the Paperback edition.

The Italian Girl

Autore: Lucinda Riley
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1743531672
Grandezza: 35,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 642
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Rosanna Menici is just eleven years old when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life forever. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their union is haunted by powerful secrets from the past ... Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. Set against a dazzling backdrop of evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery. From the international bestselling author of Hothouse Flower and The Midnight Rose comes The Italian Girl - first published as Aria under the name Lucinda Edmonds.

The World Factbook

Autore: Central Intelligence Agency
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975419
Grandezza: 23,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3038
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By intelligence officials, for intelligent people

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Autore: Washington Irving
Editore: Satzweiss.com
ISBN: 3845007303
Grandezza: 20,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9084
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In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic. Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity...