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 Passionate Gardener

Author: Rudolf Borchardt
Editor: McPherson & Company
ISBN: 9780929701738
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The Girl In The Garden

Author: Kamala Nair
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1609418530
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The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.

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.

Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo

Author: Matteo Maria Boiardo
Editor:
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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.

The Amalgamation Polka

Author: Stephen Wright
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307386597
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Born in 1844 in bucolic upstate New York, Liberty Fish is the son of fervent abolitionists as well as the grandson of Carolina slaveholders even more dedicated to their cause. Thus follows a childhood limned with fugitive slaves moving through hidden passageways in the house, and the inevitable distress that befalls his mother whenever letters arrive from her parents. In hopes of reconciling the familial disunion, Liberty escapes--first into the cauldron of war and then into a bedlam more disturbing still. In a vibrant display of literary achievement, Stephen Wright brings us a Civil War novel unlike any other. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Economics Complex Windows

Author: Massimo Salzano
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 884700344X
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“In some ways, the e?ect of achieving understanding is to reverse completely our initial attitude of mind. For everyone starts (as we have said) by being perplexed by some fact or other: for instance... the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with the side. Anyone who has not yet seen why the side and the diagonal have no common unit regards this as quite extra- dinary. But one ends up in the opposite frame of mind... for nothing would so much ?abbergast a mathematician as if the diagonal and side of a square were to become commensurable”. [Aristotele] This is the ?rst volume of a new series entitled “New Economic Windows”. Each volume in the series will, we hope, provide pointers towards a better understanding of the nature of economic phenomena and help to “reverse our initial state of mind” as economists. As H. Simon observed, Economics must be considered a “hard”, (in the sense of di?cult rather than precise), science. As he cogently argued, the problems dealt with are so complex they “cannot simply be reduced to analytically solvable models or decomposed into sepa- 1 rate sub processes”. In this he was following on from Einstein who, many years earlier, when asked why he had not turned his attention to economics said that he found it too di?cult a subject to handle scienti?cally.