True Love And Other Disasters

Autore: Rachel Gibson
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061866938
Grandezza: 15,45 MB
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Disaster Number One: Men Hard knocks and hunger taught Faith Duffy not to believe in love. Still, when she married her very wealthy—and very old—husband, she became the perfect wife. And then he went to that big bank in the sky, leaving Faith with lonely nights, a pile of money, and a total mess of a pro hockey team. Heck, Faith doesn't even watch hockey! Disaster Number Two: Passion But most of America and half of Canada is watching Ty Savage. His lethal sex appeal and deadly right hook make him the favorite of fans. For most of Ty's life, he's dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup. The last thing he needs is a bimbo messing up his plans. Disaster Number Three: Love Faith loathes Ty on sight, but she can't stop thinking about him all day . . . and night. Then a moment of temptation ends with Faith in Ty's bed, and she begins to see there's more to him than sex appeal. Ty discovers there's far more to Faith than beauty and billions. But a relationship with Faith is impossible, and falling in love—that would be a disaster.

Speaking In Tongues

Autore: Jeffery Deaver
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451675720
Grandezza: 30,86 MB
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The disappearance of his teenage daughter pits prosecutor Tate Collier against Aaron Matthews, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist consumed with revenge. By the author of The Bone Collector. 175,000 first printing.

Life

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448112796
Grandezza: 67,39 MB
Formato: PDF
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In this ingenious book Perec creates an entire microcosm in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene wants to make an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there. Chapter by chapter, the narrative moves around the building revealing a marvellously diverse cast of characters in a series of every more unlikely tales, which range from an avenging murderer to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime...

Fanfiction Club Uomini Belli E Altri Disastri

Autore: Criminal Pepper
Editore: Criminal Pepper
ISBN: 8890813717
Grandezza: 55,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 138
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Si può essere una strega senza saperlo? Mina è pronta a giurare di no, però non è facile sfuggire ad un cacciatore di demoni convinto del contrario, soprattutto se ha l’aspetto e il carattere di Roy. Lei è bruttina ma non del tutto stupida, quindi sa per certo di dover stare alla larga dalle assurdità sul soprannaturale e soprattutto... da un uomo tanto bello e sfrontato arrivato da chissà dove. Eppure le basta un’occhiata per non riuscire più a smettere di desiderarlo. Ecco, se lei fosse realmente una strega allora gli strani sogni che fa su di lui sarebbero veri e le basterebbe tenerli nascosti per lasciarlo morire. Mina smette di pensare e si tuffa a scrivere fanfiction, sprofondando nella storia di Gilbert De Vries che è freddo come il marmo e seducente come un peccato mortale, perché è un vampiro. Gilbert è splendido quanto Roy ma le appartiene perché lo ha creato. Eppure all’improvviso oltre lo schermo del computer qualcosa sfugge al controllo di Mina sgusciando nel mondo reale. Si può essere una strega senza saperlo? Ora che avverte una presenza inquietante nelle ombre e che la comunità virtuale FanfictionClub rivela dei segreti allarmanti, Mina non ne è più tanto sicura.

The Middle Kingdom

Autore: David Wingrove
Editore: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 085789708X
Grandezza: 79,11 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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The year is 2196. The great Empire of Ice, Chung Kuo, has finally been shaken after more than a century of peace enforced by brutal tyranny. The Minister of the Edict—an official responsible for licensing all technology that could lead to Change—has been assassinated. The seven ruling T’ang struggle to maintain Stasis, even as their mile-high, continent-spanning cities descend into chaos. Amid the chaos, the rebels responsible for the assassination seize the opportunity to effect Change. But the assassination was orchestrated by those far closer to the ruling power, and this betrayal—the first of many—will lead them all into the world-shattering War of Two Directions.

Capital

Autore: John Lanchester
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057128048X
Grandezza: 70,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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The residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder - all receive anonymous postcards with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Who is behind it? What do they want? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents' lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year. From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money comes a post-financial crisis, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and unflinching truth.

Plainsong

Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447289528
Grandezza: 40,40 MB
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With an introduction by Peter Carey I suppose it is crazy. I don't know. I don't even care. But that girl needs somebody . . . And you old solitary bastards need somebody too. Somebody or something besides an old red cow to care about and worry over. Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone and, in the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux is pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's boys find their way forward without their mother, brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron - gentle, solitary, gruff and unpolished - agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives will change forever. A novel of haunting beauty from one of America's greatest writers of our time, Plainsong is an undeniable classic that explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind's infinity capacity for love.

The Resurrection Maker

Autore: Glenn Cooper
Editore:
ISBN: 9780692266717
Grandezza: 30,95 MB
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Arthur Malory, a seemingly ordinary Englishman, has a burning interest in the Grail, a passion inherited from his father. Thrust into a life-or-death quest to find the artifact, he will discover not only his own heritage but the power that the Grail possesses, a power that informs the resurrection of Christ and merges spiritual and scientific thought.

Sandalwood Death

Autore: Mo Yan
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806188820
Grandezza: 46,44 MB
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This powerful novel by Mo Yan—one of contemporary China’s most famous and prolific writers—is both a stirring love story and an unsparing critique of political corruption during the final years of the Qing Dynasty, China’s last imperial epoch. Sandalwood Death is set during the Boxer Rebellion (1898–1901)—an anti-imperialist struggle waged by North China’s farmers and craftsmen in opposition to Western influence. Against a broad historical canvas, the novel centers on the interplay between its female protagonist, Sun Meiniang, and the three paternal figures in her life. One of these men is her biological father, Sun Bing, an opera virtuoso and a leader of the Boxer Rebellion. As the bitter events surrounding the revolt unfold, we watch Sun Bing march toward his cruel fate, the gruesome “sandalwood punishment,” whose purpose, as in crucifixions, is to keep the condemned individual alive in mind-numbing pain as long as possible. Filled with the sensual imagery and lacerating expressions for which Mo Yan is so celebrated, Sandalwood Death brilliantly exhibits a range of artistic styles, from stylized arias and poetry to the antiquated idiom of late Imperial China to contemporary prose. Its starkly beautiful language is here masterfully rendered into English by renowned translator Howard Goldblatt.

Learn Love In A Week

Autore: Andrew Clover
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448150132
Grandezza: 27,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Polly has been married to Arthur for ten years when she meets James Hammond. He's her Road Not Taken. The One That Got Away. He's also rich, and in one week he's inviting her to his hotel in the country to give her the job she's always wanted. He also wants her. Polly is so tempted. Arthur is gorgeous, but he's grumpy. He insists he can change, but can he? After ten years, can you learn to love? And if you could, would you still choose your partner?