La Tristezza Ha Il Sonno Leggero

Autore: Lorenzo Marone
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830445878
Grandezza: 65,13 MB
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Erri Gargiulo è il nuovo, sorprendente personaggio di Lorenzo Marone: vivo, simpatico e intenso come l'indimenticabile Cesare Annunziata de "La tentazione di essere felici". «Lorenzo Marone racconta le contraddizioni senza cedere alle semplificazioni. E lo fa benissimo.» Corriere della Sera «Questo è un libro che si fa leggere con dolcezza e profondità, perché Gargiulo, il protagonista, è un uomo imperfetto come lo siamo noi.» Luciana Littizzetto «Tra la speranza e il rimpianto passa un soffio. E in quel soffio trascorriamo gran parte della nostra vita.» Erri Gargiulo ha due padri, una madre e mezza e svariati fratelli. È uno di quei figli cresciuti un po’ qua e un po’ là, un fine settimana dalla madre e uno dal padre. Sulla soglia dei quarant’anni è un uomo fragile e ironico, arguto ma incapace di scegliere e di imporsi, tanto emotivo e trattenuto che nella sua vita, attraversata in punta di piedi, Erri non esprime mai le sue emozioni ma le ricaccia nello stomaco, somatizzando tutto. Un giorno la moglie Matilde, con cui ha cercato per anni di avere un bambino, lo lascia dopo avergli rivelato di avere una relazione con un collega. Da quel momento Erri non avrà più scuse per rimandare l’appuntamento con la sua vita. E deciderà di affrontare una per una le piccole e grandi sfide a cui si è sempre sottratto: una casa che senta davvero sua, un lavoro che ami, un rapporto con il suo vero padre, con i suoi irraggiungibili fratelli e le sue imprevedibili sorelle. Imparerà così che per essere soddisfatti della vita dobbiamo essere pronti a liberarci del nostro passato, capire che noi non siamo quello che abbiamo vissuto e che non abbiamo alcun obbligo di ricoprire per sempre il ruolo affibbiatoci dalla famiglia. E quando la moglie gli annuncerà di essere incinta, Erri sarà costretto a prendere la decisione più difficile della sua esistenza... Uno straordinario romanzo sulla famiglia allargata italiana dei nostri giorni, che racconta quanto le persone che ci circondano influenzino la nostra vita, tendendo a plasmare il nostro carattere e ad assegnarci un ruolo. Fino al giorno in cui capiamo che se non vogliamo vivere una vita che non ci appartiene, occorre ribellarsi a chi ci ama.

Here I Am

Autore: Jonathan Safran Foer
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024196637X
Grandezza: 25,48 MB
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The New York Times bestselling new novel about modern family lives -- from the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jacob and Julia Bloch have a problem - several problems, in fact. While they've been coaxing Jacob's grandfather into a retirement home, bracing themselves for a family reunion, and struggling to keep their eldest son from being expelled, a discovery is made that risks destroying their marriage. As domestic crises multiply in the foreground, a global disaster is looming on the horizon. The Bloch family is collapsing and so is the Middle East where a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict - and every man, woman and child must decide where they will stand. Here I Am marks an ambitious new departure for Jonathan Safran Foer, achieving extraordinary scope and emotional resonance while maintaining the trademark inventiveness and irreverence of his much-loved previous novels. Confronting the enduring question of what it means to be human, Here I Am is a great American novel for our times, a masterpiece about how we live now.

Pluto A Wonder Story

Autore: R. J. Palacio
Editore: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553499092
Grandezza: 46,76 MB
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WONDER IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement—and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian Chapter, and now they'll get a peek at Auggie's life before Beecher Prep, with an exclusive new short story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend. Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good—like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

The Pact

Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741769205
Grandezza: 12,34 MB
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Jodi Picoult's extraordinary tale of love, friendship and family dares to explore the terrifying secrets that lurk in the hearts of the people we think we know inside and out.


Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307962156
Grandezza: 10,93 MB
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From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him; her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them. Next door, a young girl named Alice moves in with her grandmother and contends with the painful memories that Dad's condition stirs up of her own mother's death. Meanwhile, the town’s newly arrived preacher attempts to mend his strained relationships with his wife and teenaged son, a task that proves all the more challenging when he faces the disdain of his congregation after offering more than they are accustomed to getting on a Sunday morning. And throughout, an elderly widow and her middle-aged daughter do everything they can to ease the pain of their friends and neighbors. Despite the travails that each of these families faces, together they form bonds strong enough to carry them through the most difficult of times. Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well as the hopes and dreams that sustain us along the way. Here Kent Haruf gives us his most indelible portrait yet of this small town and reveals, with grace and insight, the compassion, the suffering and, above all, the humanity of its inhabitants.

A Writer S Diary

Autore: Virginia Woolf
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547546912
Grandezza: 39,86 MB
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An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf, drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own writing, others that are clearly writing exercises; accounts of people and scenes relevant to the raw material of her work; and comments on books she was reading. Edited and with a Preface by Leonard Woolf; Indices.


Autore: Renée Knight
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062362275
Grandezza: 47,34 MB
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A brilliantly conceived, deeply unsettling psychological thriller— already an international sensation—about a woman haunted by secrets, the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay when we try to hide the truth. Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew—and that person is dead. Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day . . . even if the shocking truth might destroy her.

The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1905490941
Grandezza: 12,18 MB
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Vista: 6105
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'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. Through an entirely unforgettable voice, and reminiscent of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, Nell Leyshon's powerful The Colour of Milk shows how even a powerless, uneducated girl can alter her own fate.

Wind Pinball Two Novellas

Autore: Haruki Murakami
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329807561
Grandezza: 56,14 MB
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The two novellas capture the sometimes-surreal tale of two young men nearly coming into their own in cinematic scenes. Being the works that preceded them all, this can’t not be part of every Murakami-lovers library.


Autore: Patrick McGrath
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024197562X
Grandezza: 54,86 MB
Formato: PDF
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A story of self-obsession narrated by the point of view of a psychiatrist, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. As a psychiatrist in a top-security mental hospital in the 1950s, Peter Cleave has made a study of what he calls 'the catastrophic love affair characterized by sexual obsession.' His experience is extensive, and he is never surprised. Until, that is, he comes reluctantly to accept that the wife of one of his colleagues has embarked on such an affair...