La Guerriera Dagli Occhi Verdi

Autore: Marco Rovelli
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8809832124
Grandezza: 19,51 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9424
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ePub: FL3670; PDF: FL3671

The Girl Who Escaped Isis

Autore: Farida Khalaf
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501131710
Grandezza: 66,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6910
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"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--

The Dark Unwinding

Autore: Sharon Cameron
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545469643
Grandezza: 48,35 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.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Autore: L. Frank Baum
Editore: ABDO
ISBN: 1616416971
Grandezza: 56,80 MB
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After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.

The Baron In The Trees

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544959140
Grandezza: 29,45 MB
Formato: PDF
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A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own terms Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy—he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the Age of Enlightenment pass by and a new century dawn. The Baron in the Trees exemplifies Calvino’s peerless ability to weave tales that sparkle with enchantment. This new English rendering by acclaimed translator Ann Goldstein breathes new life into one of Calvino’s most beloved works.

Shantaram

Autore: Gregory David Roberts
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405516976
Grandezza: 73,49 MB
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Vista: 8307
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A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

Via Maestra 23

Autore: Maria Luisa Brovia
Editore: Aletti Editore
ISBN: 8859116775
Grandezza: 45,65 MB
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Vista: 357
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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.

The Canterville Ghost

Autore: Oscar Wilde
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105938522
Grandezza: 17,14 MB
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"The Canterville Ghost" is a popular story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscotting, the library paneled in black oak, and the armor in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting and help Wilde clash the Old World with the New. Typical of the style of the English Decadents, the gothic atmosphere reveals the author’s fascination with the macabre. Yet he mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of modern American consumerism. Wilde’s Gothic setting helps emphasize the contrast between cultures setting modern Americans in what could arguably be a classic symbol of British history—and underscores the "modern" thinking of the house's mismatched residents, the Otises.

No Rest For The Wicked

Autore: Kresley Cole
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184983427X
Grandezza: 65,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 443
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A vampire warrior who yearns for death. . .Three hundred years ago, Sebastian Wroth's brothers forced him to become a vampire-a nightmare in his mind. Shamed and alone for ages, he longs to die. Until an exquisite creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. A beautiful assassin dispatched to destroy him. . .When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow-accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters the vampire with his grave eyes, her feelings-particularly lust-emerge multiplied. For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill. The prize is a key powerful enough to resurrect her sisters. Not understanding the key's import, Sebastian hinders her against other opponents by using her new feelings to seduce her and earn her love. But when Kaderin is forced to choose between finally killing Sebastian and reuniting her family, how can she live without either. . . ?

Slumberland

Autore: Paul Beatty
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608196494
Grandezza: 74,29 MB
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The hip break-out novel from 2016 Man Booker Prize-winning author, Paul Beatty, about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger. Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his generation, Paul Beatty turns his creative eye to man's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly chaotic world. After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods , the prevent defense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic-and spiritual-other. Ferocious, bombastic, and laugh-out-loud funny, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz.