Lieve Come La Neve

Autore: Chiara Trabalza
Editore: Lettere Animate Editore
ISBN: 8868828278
Grandezza: 61,51 MB
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Camilla è giovane e indipendente, ha un ottimo lavoro in una casa di moda, vive da sola in un delizioso appartamento ed è fidanzata con il suo capo che le regala viaggi e divertimenti. La sua vita perfetta, scandita da ritmi frenetici e serate mondane, viene sconvolta dalla notizia della morte di sua sorella con la quale non parla ormai da otto anni. Ma il destino ha in serbo per lei un altro imprevisto. Le viene data in affido una bambina, sua nipote Viola, di cui lei ignorava perfino l’esistenza. Viola si rifiuta di parlare, non comunica con il mondo esterno e trascorre le giornate da sola, chiusa nel suo silenzio. Camilla dovrà imparare a camminare in punta di piedi tra quei dolorosi silenzi, percorrendo la strada dei ricordi fino al giorno in cui sua sorella divenne per lei una nemica. Perché negli occhi verdi e malinconici di quella bambina si nasconde il segreto che ha diviso tanti anni prima le due sorelle, un segreto pesante come un macigno. Ma ci vuole coraggio per riaprire la porta del passato. E proprio quando Camilla penserà di non farcela scoprirà di non essere sola. Il suo misterioso e riservato vicino di casa le farà scoprire un nuovo modo di amare e tornerà a farle battere il cuore. Perché solo un amore profondo può rimarginare le cicatrici di un passato doloroso. Una storia emozionante e intensa, dolce e delicata come una favola...

The Praise Hymnal

Autore: Gilbert J. Ellis
Grandezza: 78,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8372
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The Assistant

Autore: Bernard Malamud
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782393544
Grandezza: 44,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8609
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Frank Alpine, a drifter fleeing from his past, runs straight into struggling Brooklyn grocer Morris Bober. Seeing a chance to atone for past sins, Frank becomes Bober's assistant and keeps shop when the owner takes ill. But it is Bober's daughter, Helen, who gives Frank a real reason to stay around, even as he begins to steal from the store. Widely considered as one of the great American-Jewish novels, The Assistant is a classic look at the social and racial divides of a country still in its infancy, and a stunning evocation of the immigrant experience - of cramped circumstances and great expectations.

The Linguist

Grandezza: 64,18 MB
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The New Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man

Autore: John Perkins
Editore: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626566755
Grandezza: 68,80 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2009
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Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004. Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it. Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago. The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs—bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others—“con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.” But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

Letteratura E Filosofia

Autore: Camille Dumoulié
Editore: Armando Editore
ISBN: 9788883588921
Grandezza: 37,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 897
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The Tanners

Autore: Robert Walser
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811221326
Grandezza: 40,90 MB
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Vista: 1873
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"The Tanners is a contender for Funniest Book of the Year."—The Village Voice The Tanners, Robert Walser’s amazing 1907 novel of twenty chapters, is now presented in English for the very first time, by the award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky. Three brothers and a sister comprise the Tanner family—Simon, Kaspar, Klaus, and Hedwig: their wanderings, meetings, separations, quarrels, romances, employment and lack of employment over the course of a year or two are the threads from which Walser weaves his airy, strange and brightly gorgeous fabric. “Walser’s lightness is lighter than light,” as Tom Whalen said in Bookforum: “buoyant up to and beyond belief, terrifyingly light.” Robert Walser—admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, and Walter Benjamin—is a radiantly original author. He has been acclaimed “unforgettable, heart-rending” (J.M. Coetzee), “a bewitched genius” (Newsweek), and “a major, truly wonderful, heart-breaking writer” (Susan Sontag). Considering Walser’s “perfect and serene oddity,” Michael Hofmann in The London Review of Books remarked on the “Buster Keaton-like indomitably sad cheerfulness [that is] most hilariously disturbing.” The Los Angeles Times called him “the dreamy confectionary snowflake of German language fiction. He also might be the single most underrated writer of the 20th century....The gait of his language is quieter than a kitten’s.” “A clairvoyant of the small” W. G. Sebald calls Robert Walser, one of his favorite writers in the world, in his acutely beautiful, personal, and long introduction, studded with his signature use of photographs.

White Hot Kiss

Autore: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460323688
Grandezza: 52,87 MB
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Vista: 9790
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons in the New York Times bestselling first book of The Dark Elements series. One kiss could be the last Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal—fit in at school, and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne, whom she's crushed on since forever. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister—and Layla is anything but normal. She's half demon, half gargoyle, with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Though Layla knows she should stay away, it's tough when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne—and brand her a traitor to the Warden family that raised her. But as Layla discovers she's the sole reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world

Come Neve Da Un Cielo D Inverno

Autore: Maurizio Iodice
ISBN: 1291839216
Grandezza: 30,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8884
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Raccolta di versi suddivisa in tre sezioni, corrispondenti a tre diversi stati d'animo.

Wait Until Spring Bandini

Autore: John Fante
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847676480
Grandezza: 24,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5861
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A powerful, lyrical and touching tale of a turbulent adolescent trying to break out of the suffocating, prison-like confinements of family, poverty and religion in a small town, Wait Until Spring, Bandini tells the story of a winter in the childhood of Arturo Bandini, oldest son of Italian immigrants living in Colorado during the Great Depression. With its powerful and evocative account of tragic love affairs, grinding poverty and adolescence in turmoil, this first novel from the Bandini quartet is a much-neglected masterpiece of modern American literature.