Le Ragazze Di Kabul

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854132276
Grandezza: 38,12 MB
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Un romanzo commovente e autentico, una storia d’amore e di speranza in una terra sconvolta dal doloreDue destini che si incrociano, sulle labbra il colore rosso della passione. Elsa è americana, ha ventidue anni e fa l’infermiera in un piccolo villaggio dell’Afghanistan. Ogni giorno i suoi occhi vedono povertà, dolore, orrore e devastazione. Ma Elsa è una donna coraggiosa e ostinata e continua a lavorare senza sosta. Si adatta ai costumi locali e indossa il burqa, senza però rinunciare alla sua grande passione: il rossetto. Nascosta sotto abiti pesanti, Elsa ogni mattina continua a colorare le sue labbra. Rosso ciliegia, malva, rosa, sfumature che l’aiutano a sorridere e ad andare avanti, anche quando la legge sanguinaria dei talebani arriva nel suo villaggio. Parween è una giovane e ribelle afgana, che come Elsa non si piega alla repressione del regime. I talebani le hanno ucciso il marito e lei vuole vendetta. Sarà proprio un rossetto, ritrovato per caso dopo la spaventosa esplosione di un autobus, a farle incontrare. È l’inizio di un’amicizia che cambierà per sempre la vita di entrambe.Il ritratto affascinante di due donne che con coraggio e tenacia hanno cambiato il loro destino. La scoperta della libertà e dell’amicizia nella cornice della guerra in Afghanistan.Roberta Gatelyinfermiera, operatrice umanitaria e scrittrice, ha preso parte a diversi progetti umanitari nel Terzo Mondo, dall’Africa all’Afghanistan. Ha scritto per il «Journal of Emergency Nursing» e per «BBC World News Online». È impegnata attivamente nella promozione di iniziative a favore dei profughi e degli emarginati. Il suo sito internet è www.robertagately.com.

Lipstick In Afghanistan

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439191446
Grandezza: 26,26 MB
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Roberta Gately’s lyrical and authentic debut novel—inspired by her own experiences as a nurse in third world war zones—is one woman’s moving story of offering help and finding hope in the last place she expected. Gripped by haunting magazine images of starving refugees, Elsa has dreamed of becoming a nurse since she was a teenager. Of leaving her humble working-class Boston neighborhood to help people whose lives are far more difficult than her own. No one in her family has ever escaped poverty, but Elsa has a secret weapon: a tube of lipstick she found in her older sister’s bureau. Wearing it never fails to raise her spirits and cement her determination. With lipstick on, she can do anything—even travel alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. But violent nights as an ER nurse in South Boston could not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with her only confidant, a charming Special Forces soldier. Then, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to another life-changing friendship. In her neighbor Parween, Elsa finds a kindred spirit, fiery and generous. Together, the two women risk their lives to save friends and family from the worst excesses of the Taliban. But when the war waging around them threatens their own survival, Elsa discovers her only hope is to unveil the warrior within. Roberta Gately’s raw, intimate novel is an unforgettable tribute to the power of friendship and a poignant reminder of the tragic cost of war.

The Kabul Beauty School

Autore: Deborah Rodriguez
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444731823
Grandezza: 35,99 MB
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The Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women, all of whom have stories to tell, who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Arriving in Afghanistan in 2002 with nothing more than a beauty degree and a desire to help, Deborah Rodriguez set out on a course of action that would change her life and those of many Afghan women. The once proud tradition of beauty schools had been all but destroyed and with it Afghani womens ability to support themselves. As one of the founders of the Kabul Beauty School she set about training women and helping them rebuild their lives.

Leggere Shakespeare A Kabul

Autore: Stephen Landrigan
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854154741
Grandezza: 59,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3803
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Impossibile non leggere questo libro straordinarioIl romanzo di una storia veraPotente è la parola che sussurrerai dopo aver letto l'ultima paginaDopo un lungo viaggio in Afghanistan, l'attrice francese Corinne Jaber decide di mettere in scena a Kabul Pene d'amor perdute di Shakespeare.Il primo scoglio che deve affrontare è il testo, non esistono infatti traduzioni in Dari dell’immortale poeta inglese. E poi bisogna trovare gli attori: sfilano davanti agli occhi di Corinne e dei suoi collaboratori persone dalle più diverse provenienze sociali, tutte disposte a rischiare, e molto, pur di realizzare un sogno. Ci sono anche le donne, consapevoli dei pericoli cui vanno incontro in un Paese in cui mai si è vista una donna sul palcoscenico insieme agli uomini. Grazie al coraggio e alla passione di tutti, in mezzo a mille difficoltà, Pene d’amor perdute prende forma, gli attori si rivelano geniali, e capiscono che il grande e lontano Shakespeare ha scritto una commedia “afghana”, tanto la sua ironia, la leggerezza e la poesia sono vicine alla loro cultura. Ma in che modo verrà accolta la commedia in un Paese dove guerra, violenza e discriminazioni sono all’ordine del giorno? Amore per la conoscenza, desiderio di elevarsi al di sopra della terribile realtà quotidiana e di mettersi alla prova in qualcosa di mai tentato e sperato, solidarietà con i propri simili, si fondono in una storia dalla quale è difficile staccarsi anche quando si è finito di leggerla.Una storia realmente accadutaDiffidenza, avversione e sottomissione culturale saranno gli ostacoli che i protagonisti dovranno affrontare per realizzare un miracolo«Appassionante, commovente, divertente, candido. Il resoconto della prima coraggiosa produzione di Shakespeare in Afghanistan.»«Un libro sorprendente, che racconta come sia possibile amare Shakespeare in Afghanistan. Una scelta coraggiosa e radicale.»«Impossibile non leggere questo libro straordinario. È la prova che si può fare cultura anche in un Paese tanto difficile.»Akbar Omar Qaisè nato nel 1982. È un linguista e ha lavorato come giornalista e traduttore per le Nazioni Unite e per le Forze Armate degli Stati Uniti. Durante il regime talebano ha gestito una fabbrica di tappeti dando lavoro a più di quaranta donne.Stephen Landriganè un ex giornalista che ha lavorato per il «Washington Post» e la BBC Radio, tra gli altri. Ha vissuto e lavorato in Afghanistan per diversi anni, ora vive in Massachusetts, dove prepara giovani donne afghane perché possano essere ammesse nelle principali università americane.

Good Girls Don T Wear Trousers

Autore: Lara Cardella
Editore: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559702638
Grandezza: 36,41 MB
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An international bestseller chronicles the adventures of twelve-year-old Annetta, desperate to get away from her stifling Sicilian village, who is sent away to live with grim relatives, where a shocking truth about her childhood is revealed.

The Bracelet

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669135
Grandezza: 44,19 MB
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Vista: 4948
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A moving and timely novel about human trafficking—from the author of the acclaimed debut Lipstick in Afganistan. Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist. At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery—and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet— the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.

Nutrition For Intuition

Autore: Doreen Virtue
Editore: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401948170
Grandezza: 28,40 MB
Formato: PDF
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Now you can learn which foods and beverages will boost your natural intuitive abilities . . . and your physical health! Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves, N.D., share practical ways for you to enhance your spiritual gifts by making simple dietary changes and additions. You’ll read about how to monitor the life-force energy within your daily meals, drinks, and lifestyle habits so that you can supercharge your intuition and manifestation efforts.

In this handy book, Doreen and Robert combine good dietary practices with energizing spiritual techniques. Inside, you’ll discover:

  • How intuition works energetically and physiologically—and the chakras and endocrine systems underlying clairsentience, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and claircognizance
  • Exactly what to eat and drink to honor your uniqueness and sharpen your psychic senses (with recipes for smoothies, snacks, and more to open up your intuitive channels)
  • The spiritual applications of specific herbs and nutritional supplements
  • The special signature vibration of each day of the week (and why starting a new eating plan on Monday rarely works)

Nutrition for Intuition offers you an array of tools for activating your psychic and healing abilities. As you make these conscious nutritional adjustments, you will clearly perceive the messages and guidance you’re receiving from Heaven and your higher self!


Orphan Train

Autore: Christina Baker Kline
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006210120X
Grandezza: 28,39 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5951
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.

Library Of The Dead

Autore: Glenn Cooper
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099534452
Grandezza: 50,88 MB
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Vista: 7815
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The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed ... A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he's claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have nothing in common, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that each received a sick postcard in the mail before they died - a postcard that announced their date of death. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, once the most accomplished serial killing expert in the bureau's history, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement. Battling his own demons, Will is soon drawn back into a world he both loves and hates, determined to catch the killer whatever it takes. But his search takes him in a direction he could never have predicted, uncovering a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries. A secret that once lay buried in an underground library beneath an 8th Century monastery, but which has now been unearthed - with deadly consequences. A select few defend the secret of the library with their lives - and as Will closes in on the truth, they are determined to stop him, at any cost ...

The Ice Child Patrik Hedstrom And Erica Falck Book 9

Autore: Camilla Lackberg
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007518358
Grandezza: 42,78 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9768
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No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.