Le Ragazze Di Kabul

Author: Roberta Gately
Editor: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854132276
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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

Author: Roberta Gately
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439191446
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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 Bracelet

Author: Roberta Gately
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669135
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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.

The Underground Girls Of Kabul

Author: Jenny Nordberg
Editor:
ISBN: 0307952509
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An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.

Parvana S Journey

Author: Deborah Ellis
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192753489
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In this sequel to "The Breadwinner," the Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Twelve-year-old Parvana's father has just died, and Parvana sets out alone to find her family, masquerading as a boy.

La Pakistana

Author: Roberta Gately
Editor: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854149144
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Dall'autrice del bestseller Le ragazze di KabulUn romanzo intenso. Una commovente storia d'amore.È una domenica mattina e le strade sono deserteUna donna precipita da un palazzo: è questa la terribile scena a cui assiste Abby Monroe, un’infermiera dell’UNICEF in partenza per il Pakistan. Quella povera donna ha al polso un bracciale prezioso e particolare, che si imprime nella mente di Abby. Quando la polizia arriverà sul posto, ogni traccia del corpo sarà però scomparsa. Come se non fosse mai esistita. Ma il ricordo di quel giorno, della donna e di quel bracciale accompagneranno Abby nei giorni a seguire tormentando i suoi sogni con incubi e paure anche una volta arrivata in Pakistan. La conoscenza con Nick Sinclair, un reporter del «New York Times», sulle tracce di un uomo potente e spietato implicato nella tratta degli esseri umani, coinvolgerà Abby in strani intrighi e sporchi interessi in quella terra povera, attraversata dalla sofferenza, dove la vita umana si vende al mercato. Finché la ricomparsa di un bracciale mai dimenticato la condurrà vicino a una verità così scomoda da mettere in pericolo la sua stessa vita.Un romanzo intenso che getta un cono di luce sulla tratta di giovani donne destinate al mercato del sesso a pagamento, ma anche una commovente storia d'amore, che illumina di speranza anche la vicenda più buia.Una giovane donna assassinata. Un’infermiera impegnata in una terra sconvolta dalla guerra. Un romanzo che vi colpirà al cuore.Roberta Gatelyinfermiera, operatrice umanitaria e scrittrice, ha preso parte a diversi progetti 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. La Newton Compton ha già pubblicato Le ragazze di Kabul, che ha riscosso grande successo tra i lettori. Il suo sito è www.robertagately.com.

Geisha Of Gion

Author: Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105733
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'I can identify the exact moment when things began to change. It was a cold winter afternoon. I had just turned three.' Emerging shyly from her hiding place, Mineko encounters Madam Oima, the formidable proprietress of a prolific geisha house in Gion. Madam Oima is mesmerized by the child's black hair and black eyes: she has found her successor. And so Mineko is gently, but firmly, prised away from her parents to embark on an extraordinary career, of which she will become the best. But even if you are exquisitely beautiful and the darling of the okiya, the life of a geisha is one of gruelling professional demands. And Mineko must first contend with her bitterly jealous sister who is determined to sabotage her success . . . Captivating and poignant, GEISHA OF GION tells of Mineko's ascendancy to fame and her ultimate decision to leave the profession she found so constricting.

Denton Little S Deathdate

Author: Lance Rubin
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553496980
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**WINNER of the ILA Young Adult Book Award!** Get ready to die laughing: this is an outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on. Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom. Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle—as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend’s hostile sister. (Though he’s not totally sure—see, first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton’s long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters. . . . Suddenly Denton’s life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers. Fall in love with Denton Little! "Rubin is really funny but like John Green, he manages to be poignant at the same time. You'll laugh out loud while you read this, but you're probably going to tear up a bit too." --Bustle "The dialogue is witty and raunchy, the plot is uniquely twisted, and the ending is to die for. This book will fly off the shelves."--VOYA “Lance Rubin creates a world in which (almost) everyone can answer the question, ‘What would you do if you knew when you were going to die?’ and holy s*#! the answers are hilarious. I don’t think I’ve laughed at death so much in a long, long time. Read this book, it’ll have you dying.” —Isabel Quintero, Morris Award-winning author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces "Hilarious, thought-provoking, irreverent, unforgettable. . . . Live your own death, Dent. We love you." --Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Dairy Queen “If Six Feet Under had been created by John Hughes: that’s Denton Little’s Deathdate.” —Tim Federle, author of The Great American Whatever “Wildly funny, brilliantly weird, and achingly heartfelt.” —Becky Albertalli, Morris Award–winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda "Highly original, fantastically entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny, Denton Little's Deathdate is a wild romp through a night like no other." --Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Geography of You and Me "An utterly enjoyable, engrossing page-turner." -- Bulletin "The tweaked contemporary setting, irreverent end-of-life humor, and big, existential questions make this a good pick for fans of John Corey Whaley’s Noggin." -- Publishers Weekly

The Resurrection Maker

Author: Glenn Cooper
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443409367
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From the acclaimed author of the international sensation Library of the Dead comes a nail-biting new thriller that spans the globe and reaches back through the centuries in a dangerous, breathless search for the answer to one of history’s most provocative and intriguing questions: Does the Holy Grail exist? Fifteenth-century England. For centuries, rulers, clerics, scholars and adventurers have searched in vain for the sacred cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper. Locked up in a cold, damp cell, the knight Thomas Malory is despondent: he has failed in his quest to recover the Grail. He decides to write his famed work Le Morte D’Arthur, hiding within his tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table an enormous secret: the key to finding the Grail. England, present day. Arthur Malory, a scientist and amateur archaeologist, has just seen his best friend die at the hands of a ruthless murderer. It all started with a phone call about a potential sensational discovery about their shared passion: the Holy Grail. And now the killers are after Arthur . . . Thrust into a life-or-death quest to find the precious artifact, Arthur must follow a chain of clues left by his illustrious ancestor, Thomas Malory. His quest spans the centuries and takes him to King Arthur’s Cornwall, Renaissance England, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a modern physics lab in Modane, France, and ultimately, inevitably, to Jerusalem and the legendary tomb of Christ. The Resurrection Maker effortlessly blends history, science, and explosive questions in a page-turning adventure that takes us to the heart of mysterious forces dating to the very origin of the universe. Readers will be treated to smarts, thrills, and nonstop entertainment in this irresistible treasure hunt of a story, the next blockbuster from the writer who has been called “the Indiana Jones of literature.” PRAISE FOR GLENN COOPER'S LIBRARY OF THE DEAD: “Both incandescent and explosive. A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless. A debut not to be missed.” —JAMES ROLLINS “Prepare to be enthralled by this epic thriller. Glenn Cooper’s debut novel is a masterpiece of suspense.” —PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH

The Cairo Of Naguib Mahfouz

Author: Jamāl Ghīṭānī
Editor: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774165528
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For Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006), Cairo was always a place of special resonance. As the place in which he was born and lived his whole life, it is a city he loved passionately and visited and revisited in his writing. It is the setting for nearly all his novels and short stories, not merely as a backdrop but as an integral part of his fiction, playing its own role in the dramas. In this special new and expanded edition of the bestselling book first published in 1999, photographer Britta Le Va guides us through his pages, and treads his streets and alleys, to produce a collection of outstanding visual images of the historic city, while novelist Gamal al-Ghitani describes a walking tour with the great man around the streets of Gamaliya, that historic heart of the old city where both of them-more than thirty years apart-were born and grew up.