The Secret Life Of Plants

Author: Peter Tompkins
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006287442X
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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

Marcovaldo

Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0544133226
Size: 19,41 MB
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A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian). In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life. Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing for the unspoiled rural world of his imagination. Much to the continuing puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams and gives rein to his fantasies, whether it’s sleeping in the great outdoors on a park bench, following a stray cat, or trying to catch wasps. Unfortunately, the results are never quite what he anticipates. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1960s, the twenty stories in Marcovaldo are alternately comic and melancholy, farce and fantasy. Throughout, Calvino’s unassuming masterpiece “conveys the sensuous, tangible qualities of life” (The New York Times).

The Triumph Of Death

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Editor:
ISBN:
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Silk Movie Tie In Edition

Author: Alessandro Baricco
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307490955
Size: 10,81 MB
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The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan. There Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anne Frank

Author: Anne Frank
Editor: Pocket
ISBN: 9780671707613
Size: 13,14 MB
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A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.

Ocean Sea

Author: Alessandro Baricco
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0375703950
Size: 14,74 MB
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A group of people all looking for a missing piece of themselves converges at a remote seaside inn, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth of their entwined situations becomes clear. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Active Side Of Infinity

Author: Carlos Castaneda
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006092960X
Size: 20,88 MB
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"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life…. Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as life after death was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity." In this book written immediately before his death, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

I M Not Scared

Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847673570
Size: 14,42 MB
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The hottest summer of the twentieth century. A tiny community of five houses enclosed by wheat fields. While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. Whilst exploring a dilapidated and uninhabited farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he has found, Michele has to draw strength from his own sense of humanity. It is Ammaniti's ability to inhabit the mind and perspective of his young hero that makes I'm Not Scared such an affecting and extraordinary novel. The book is a masterpiece of coming of age; a compelling portrait of losing one's innocence and a powerful reflection on the complexities and compromises inherent in growing up.

The Forests Of Norbio

Author: Giuseppe Dessì
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Teresa

Author: Neera
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810116627
Size: 12,35 MB
Format: PDF
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A young woman in 1880s Italy is forbidden to marry a dashing young man because he has no money. Teresa Caccia is put to work by her father, looking after her younger siblings, and only when they grow up is she able to join her love.