La Tristezza Ha Il Sonno Leggero

Autore: Lorenzo Marone
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830445878
Grandezza: 65,15 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: 40,45 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.

The Pact

Autore: Jodi Picoult
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061980242
Grandezza: 40,45 MB
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From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

Benediction

Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307962156
Grandezza: 23,63 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.

Death In Venice

Autore: Thomas Mann
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110648
Grandezza: 44,22 MB
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Celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences. New translation with extensive commentary.

Disclaimer

Autore: Renée Knight
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062362275
Grandezza: 68,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8903
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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 Leopard

Autore: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Editore: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307833992
Grandezza: 70,61 MB
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A classic of modern fiction. Set in the 1860s, THE LEOPARD is the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.

Il Mondo A Colori

Autore: Sara Maiorino
Editore: Lampi di stampa
ISBN: 8848818447
Grandezza: 37,62 MB
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Camilla ha solo 14 anni quando riceve il suo primo inviato a cena, non un invito qualsiasi a una cena qualsiasi; quella che sembra una normalissima cena tra amici sarà invece l’inizio di una serie di cambiamenti che sconvolgeranno non solo lo stile di vita della ragazza ma che il suo modo di vedere e approcciarsi al mondo.

The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1905490941
Grandezza: 65,64 MB
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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.

Skipping Christmas

Autore: John Grisham
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407088726
Grandezza: 43,67 MB
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A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition. Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences - and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.