La Tristezza Ha Il Sonno Leggero

Author: Lorenzo Marone
Editor: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830445878
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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.

The Temptation To Be Happy

Author: Lorenzo Marone
Editor: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071886
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Cesare is a seventy-seven-year-old widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always struggled to care for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a nurse called Rossana, he avoids contact with his neighbours and even his own children. One day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighbouring flat with her strange and sinister husband. Suspecting there is more to their relationship than meets the eye, Cesare decides to investigate. This new sense of purpose awakens his appetite for life, and he soon finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.

Good Morning Midnight

Author: Lily Brooks-Dalton
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0812998901
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For readers of Station Eleven and The Snow Child, Lily Brooks-Dalton’s haunting debut is the unforgettable story of two outsiders—a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth—as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SHELF AWARENESS AND THE CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS • COLSON WHITEHEAD'S FAVORITE BOOK OF 2016 (Esquire) Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a research center in the Arctic, news of a catastrophic event arrives. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. Shortly after the others have gone, Augustine discovers a mysterious child, Iris, and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. At the same time, Mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. The astronauts are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and Sully has made peace with the sacrifices required of her: a daughter left behind, a marriage ended. So far the journey has been a success. But when Mission Control falls inexplicably silent, Sully and her crewmates are forced to wonder if they will ever get home. As Augustine and Sully each face an uncertain future against forbidding yet beautiful landscapes, their stories gradually intertwine in a profound and unexpected conclusion. In crystalline prose, Good Morning, Midnight poses the most important questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? Lily Brooks-Dalton’s captivating debut is a meditation on the power of love and the bravery of the human heart. Praise for Good Morning, Midnight “Stunningly gorgeous . . . The book contemplates the biggest questions—What is left at the end of the world? What is the impact of a life’s work?”—Portland Mercury “A beautifully written, sparse post-apocalyptic novel that explores memory, loss and identity . . . Fans of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora will appreciate the Brooks-Dalton’s exquisite exploration of relationships in extreme environments.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious . . . Brooks-Dalton’s prose lights up the page in great swathes, her dialogue sharp and insightful, and the high-concept plot drives a story of place, elusive love, and the inexorable yearning for human contact.”—Publishers Weekly “Beautiful descriptions create a sense of wonder and evoke feelings of desolation. . . . Brooks-Dalton’s heartfelt debut novel unfolds at a perfect pace as it asks readers what will be left when everything in the world is gone.”—Booklist “Good Morning, Midnight is a remarkable and gifted debut novel. Lily Brooks-Dalton is an uncanny chronicler of desolate spaces, whether it’s the cold expanse of the universe or the deepest recesses of the human heart.”—Colson Whitehead “With imagination, empathy, and insight into unchanged and unchangeable human nature, Lily Brooks-Dalton takes us on an emotional journey in this beautiful debut.”—Yiyun Li “A truly original novel, otherworldly and profoundly human . . . Good Morning, Midnight is a fascinating story, surprising and inspiring at every turn.”—Keith Scribner


Author: LS Hilton
Editor: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785760025
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READ THE CONTROVERSIAL THRILLER THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER GLAMOUR'S WRITER OF THE YEAR By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she's a hostess in one of the capital's unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She's learned to be a good girl. But after uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world, Judith is fired and her dreams of a better life are torn apart. So she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend that kept her chin up and back straight through every past slight. A friend that a good girl like her shouldn't have: Rage. Fatal attraction meets The Talented Mr Ripley in this darkly decadent thriller, soon to be a major Hollywood film, that asks: Where do you go when you've gone too far?

Last Will

Author: Liza Marklund
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451607059
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From “the Queen of Scandinavian crime fiction” (Henning Mankell), the latest installment in the internationally bestselling series starring investigative reporter Annika Bengtzon. The inspiration for the hit film series, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, now available on Netflix. HOW FAR WILL A MADMAN GO TO ATTAIN THE ULTIMATE PRIZE? In the midst of a brutal Scandinavian winter, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down in the city of Stockholm. Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye contact with the killer just seconds before the shots were fired, is the key witness. Because of the sensitivity of the crime, police issue a gag order on her immediately—and she is forced to figure out on her own why an American assassin known only as “the Kitten” ordered the hit. With her marriage falling to pieces and her job on the line, Annika quickly finds herself in the middle of a violent story of terror and death, the roots of which date back centuries. The research all leads her to the same man: a rich and famous industrialist responsible for one of the world’s most coveted gifts, who died a tragic and mysterious death. If Annika wants to learn the truth, she risks uncovering secrets that some will do anything to protect.

Tomorrow In The Battle Think On Me

Author: Javier Marías
Editor: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307950751
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When Marta, the woman with whom he was about to begin an affair, suddenly dies in his arms, Vâictor first considers walking away but is unable to resist delving into Marta's dark secrets.

Fear Thy Neighbor

Author: Lorenzo Vidino
Editor: Ledizioni
ISBN: 8867056190
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Over the last three years Europe and North America have been hit by an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks perpetrated by individuals motivated by jihadist ideology. Who are the individuals who have carried out these attacks? Were they born and raised in the West? Or were they an “imported threat”, refugees and migrants? How did they radicalize? Were they well educated and integrated, or social outcasts? Did they act alone? What were their connections to the Islamic State? The answers to these and other questions have large implications for our understanding of the threat facing us and, consequently, help us design sounder policy solutions built on empirical evidence. This study, the first of its kind, seeks to analyze the demographic profile, radicalization trajectories and connections to the Islamic State of all the individuals who have carried out attacks inspired by jihadist ideology in North America and Europe in the three years since the proclamation of the caliphate in June 2014.

After Julius

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504035321
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A dead war hero’s lingering influence follows his family from World War II–era London to the 1950s English countryside At the height of World War II, while her husband, Julius, was away at the front, Esme, the mother of two young children, fell in love for the first time. Her lover, a poet named Felix, was fourteen years her junior. After Julius was killed during the evacuation from Dunkirk, Esme hoped that she and Felix would marry. Instead, Felix enlisted, and Esme never saw him again. Now, nearly twenty years later, they’re about to be reunited. But not in the way Esme imagined. Past and present converge at Esme’s country house in Sussex where, during the course of one revelatory weekend, the far-reaching influence of the dead Julius begins to emerge. Narrated in turn by Esme; Felix; Esme’s daughters, Cressy and Emma; and Emma’s boyfriend, Daniel, the story moves seamlessly from one generation to the next as they all attempt to move on with their lives. In the tradition of Jean Rhys and Rosamond Lehmann, Elizabeth Jane Howard’s wit, sensitivity, and unerring powers of observation are on dazzling display in this novel that explores the lingering impact of a heroic action on a soldier’s loved ones. With its timeless themes of courage, love, and loss, After Julius is a towering work of fiction from the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles.

Pioneer Go Home

Author: Richard Powell
Editor: Plexus Pub
ISBN: 9780937548714
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The Scent Of Lemon Leaves

Author: Clara Sanchez
ISBN: 9781846882432
Size: 17,64 MB
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Having left her job and boyfriend, thirty-year-old Sandra decides to stay in a village on the Costa Brava in order to take stock of her life and find a new direction. She befriends Karin and Fredrik, an elderly Norwegian couple, who provide her with stimulating company and take the place of the grandparents she never had. However, when she meets Julian, a former concentration-camp inmate who has just returned to Europe from Argentina, she discovers that all is not what it seems and finds herself involved in a perilous quest for the truth.