La Guerriera Dagli Occhi Verdi

Autore: Marco Rovelli
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8809832124
Grandezza: 36,71 MB
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ePub: FL3670; PDF: FL3671

The Kingdom Of Speech

Autore: Tom Wolfe
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316404640
Grandezza: 79,11 MB
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The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

Girl With Green Eyes

Autore: Edna O'Brien
Grandezza: 37,53 MB
Formato: PDF
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Mayumi And The Sea Of Happiness

Autore: Jennifer Tseng
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 160945278X
Grandezza: 63,73 MB
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Finalist for the 2016 PEN AWARD for Debut Fiction Books may be Mayumi Saito’s greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. Forty-one years old, disenchanted wife and dutiful mother, Mayumi’s work as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading and provides her with many occasions for wry observations on human nature, but it does little to remedy the mundanity of her days. That is, until the day she issues a library card to a shy seventeen-year-old boy and swiftly succumbs to a sexual obsession that subverts the way she sees the library, her family, the island she lives on, and ultimately herself. Wary of the consequences of following through on her fantasies, Mayumi hesitates at first. But she cannot keep the young man from her thoughts. After a summer of overlong glances and nervous chitchat in the library, she finally accepts that their connection is undeniable. In a sprawling house emptied of its summer vacationers, their affair is consummated and soon consolidated thanks to an explosive charge of erotic energy. Mayumi’s life is radically enriched by the few hours each week that she shares with the young man, and as their bond grows stronger thanks not only to their physical closeness but also to their long talks about the books they both love, those hours spent apart seem to Mayumi increasingly bleak and intolerable. As her obsession worsens, in a frantic attempt to become closer to the young man, Mayumi nervously befriends another librarian patron, the young man’s mother. The two women forge a tenuous friendship that will prove vital to both in the most unexpected ways when catastrophe strikes. Exquisitely written, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness is part wry confession, part serious meditation. At its most anxious, it’s a book about time, at its most ecstatic, it’s a deeply human story about pleasure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dark Unwinding

Autore: Sharon Cameron
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545469643
Grandezza: 73,36 MB
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From the award-winning author of Rook comes a delicious and twisty tale, filled with spine-tingling intrigue, juicy romance, and dangerous family secrets. When a rumor that her uncle is squandering away the family fortune surfaces, Katharine Tulman is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of childlike rules, who is employing a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine becomes torn between protecting her own livelihood and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply -- a conflict made more complicated by her developing feelings for her uncle's handsome apprentice. As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this extraordinary adventure will captivate readers with its thrills and romance.


Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416561609
Grandezza: 12,84 MB
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It is told that not all of the 300 Spartan warriors died in the battle of Thermopylae. Two were saved, and they brought back a message to the city of Sparta in order to save them from further slaughter. Spartan is the saga of a family torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their sons - born lame - to the elements, while the other is trained in the caste of warriors. A thrilling tale, lavished with historical detail, from the author of the Alexander trilogy and The Last Legion, which became a 2007 film starring Colin Firth.

Il Movimento Fermo Un Romanzo D Amore E Libert Ma Non Troppo

Autore: Lo Stato Sociale
Editore: Best Bureau
ISBN: 9788817092807
Grandezza: 80,31 MB
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Via Maestra 23

Autore: Maria Luisa Brovia
Editore: Aletti Editore
ISBN: 8859116775
Grandezza: 32,87 MB
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La città di Roma, e in particolare una bella periferia di nuova costruzione, descritta con un po’ di fantasia, con gente perbene che vive rinchiusa in un ghetto dorato, è al centro del romanzo. Protagonista è un elegante edificio. Ma la realtà è fluida e pronta a mutare. In pochi decenni tutto cambia e si inasprisce. Solo resta, brillante e sincera, la vera amicizia, fatta anche di leggerezza e di superficiale tenera follia. È la storia di un gruppo di amici legati indissolubilmente da un cancello giallo, da una seria condivisione di interessi e di convinzioni morali e politiche. La leggiadra e buffa danza di un longevo sentimento di intesa. Intorno a loro l’universo, il grande mondo esterno, gira audace, rumoroso, senza significato alcuno. «La vita non ha alcun senso; il senso glielo diamo noi», diceva la grande poetessa Alda Merini. «L’amicizia percorre danzando la terra, recando a noi tutti l’appello di aprire gli occhi sulla felicità». (Epicuro) «L’amicizia è un’anima sola che vive in più corpi». (Aristotele) Assiomi antichi, come l’origine della nostra cultura. Maria Luisa Brovia è nata in Piemonte, poi si è trasferita a Roma, dove si è laureata in psicologia applicativa all’Università Statale “La Sapienza”. Ama scrivere da dieci anni, per lasciare, ai quattro amatissimi figli, una specie di eredità spirituale. Ha pubblicato due libri: “I sentieri del mio giardino”, premiato nel 2007 con una segnalazione nell’ambito del premio Cesare Pavese, e “Gemini. Sotto il segno dei Gemelli”. “Il piacere del vino”, saggio sull’importanza del vino nella letteratura, nell’arte e nel cinema, ha vinto il Primo Premio, per la narrativa inedita, sempre presso il premio Cesare Pavese. Scrive racconti per alcune riviste. Altri due romanzi sono ancora inediti, in attesa di essere pubblicati.