Le Ragazze Di Kabul

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854132276
Grandezza: 40,87 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: 41,20 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 Bracelet

Autore: Roberta Gately
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669135
Grandezza: 57,37 MB
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Vista: 8889
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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.

Remember No Matter What Chin Up Tits Out

Autore: Miranda Oh
ISBN: 9780994863713
Grandezza: 69,45 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9106
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18 year old Hadley has led a charmed life, always knowing exactly what she wanted from it. She'd had her life distinctly mapped out in her head for as long as she remembered, but a chance meeting sends her into a tailspin...albeit a sensationally delicious one. As she travels halfway across the world to fight for what's hers, she stumbles time after time. It's a journey of love, tears and learning; as she fights and attempts to overcome multiple hurdles standing in her way. READER REVIEWS "I recommend it to fans of romance, chick lit and humor" -Shruti Faren "Brings back all those happy memories of first falling in love... LOVED it!" -Penelope Leilani "This is pure frothy chick-lit. An easy read I really didn't want to finish." -Lucy Westerveldt

Parvana S Journey

Autore: Deborah Ellis
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192753489
Grandezza: 33,12 MB
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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.

Geisha Of Gion

Autore: Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105733
Grandezza: 23,64 MB
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Vista: 5562
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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.

Constructive Theology

Autore: Serene Jones
Editore: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451416299
Grandezza: 66,63 MB
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Coordinated by Serene Jones of Yale Divinity School and Paul Lakeland of Fairfield University, fifty of North America's top teaching theologians (members of the Workgroup on Constructive Christian Theology) have devised a text that allows students to experience the deeper point of theological questions, to delve into the fractures and disagreements that figured in the development of traditional Christian doctrines, and to sample the diverse and conflicting theological voices that vie for allegiance today.

The Cairo Of Naguib Mahfouz

Autore: Gamal Al-Ghitani
Editore: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774165528
Grandezza: 37,37 MB
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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.

That Boy

Autore: Jillian Dodd
Editore: Jillian Dodd
ISBN: 0615408982
Grandezza: 20,55 MB
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Vista: 9194
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A romance about falling in love with the boy next door by USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd. You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible. Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no. One boy will give me my very first kiss. One boy will teach me to make out. One boy will take me to prom. And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him. They will both be my best friends. But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with. Only one of them is that boy.

The Stone Virgin

Autore: Andrew Rosetta
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0091928141
Grandezza: 22,63 MB
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Reveals the mysterious and little-known world of the male escort. This title also reveals what type of woman is willing to part with her money in search of sex, and what type of man is willing to provide it.