Make Up E Altri Disastri

Autore: Elena Triolo
Editore:
ISBN: 9788897698234
Grandezza: 59,28 MB
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Life

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448112796
Grandezza: 21,31 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...

Cradle And All

Autore: James Patterson
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473539056
Grandezza: 53,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8663
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In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant – even though she is still a virgin. In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition. And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming. Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realises that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth – to save the young women, to save herself and to protect the future of all mankind. The worldwide bestseller, updated for young adults

True Love And Other Disasters

Autore: Rachel Gibson
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755355105
Grandezza: 56,83 MB
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Heartache, hockey and heavenly bodies - get ready for another red-hot read from Rachel Gibson When money-bags Virgil Duffy leaves his widow a stash of cash and his beloved ice-hockey team in his will, team captain Ty 'Saint' Savage is furious. The Chinooks are set to win the biggest prize of the season, and a beautiful young ex-stripper taking over the reins is the last thing he needs. Even if Faith, former playmate of the year, is the sexiest woman he's ever laid on. Soon tensions are mounting between the Saint and the Sinner from Vegas - but maybe Ty's forgotten the first rule of play: never underestimate your opponent...

Black Novels For Lovers Ediz Italiana E Inglese

Autore: Pietro Sedda
Editore:
ISBN: 9788857607764
Grandezza: 18,78 MB
Formato: PDF
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The Loud Silence Of Francine Green

Autore: Karen Cushman
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350097
Grandezza: 18,11 MB
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Francine Green doesn’t speak up much, and who can blame her? Her parents aren’t interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on Un-American Activities is blacklisting people who express unpopular ideas. There’s safety in silence. Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble. But when outspoken, passionate Sophie Bowman transfers into Francine’s class at All Saints School for Girls, Francine finds herself thinking about things that never concerned her before—free speech, the atom bomb, the existence of God, the way people treat each other. Eventually, Francine discovers that she not only has something to say, she is absolutely determined to say it. Once again, Karen Cushman follows a young woman’s progress toward her true self, this time exploring the nature of friendship and the experience of growing up Catholic in an era that is both fascinating and relevant to today’s young people. Author’s note.

Plainsong

Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447289528
Grandezza: 25,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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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 End Of Finance

Autore: Massimo Amato
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745683657
Grandezza: 50,12 MB
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This new book by two distinguished Italian economists is a highly original contribution to our understanding of the origins and aftermath of the financial crisis. The authors show that the recent financial crisis cannot be understood simply as a malfunctioning in the subprime mortgage market: rather, it is rooted in a much more fundamental transformation, taking place over an extended time period, in the very nature of finance. The ‘end’ or purpose of finance is to be found in the social institutions by which the making and acceptance of promises of payment are made possible - that is, the creation and cancellation of debt contracts within a specified time frame. Amato and Fantacci argue that developments in the modern financial system by which debts are securitized has endangered this fundamental credit/debt structure. The illusion has been created that debts are universally liquid in the sense that they need not be redeemed but can be continually sold on in increasingly extensive global markets. What appears to have reduced the riskiness of default for individual agents has in fact increased the fragility of the system as a whole. The authors trace the origins of this profound transformation backwards in time, not just to the neoliberal reforms of the 1980s and 90s but to the birth of capitalist finance in the mercantile networks of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This long historical perspective and deep analysis of the nature of finance enables the authors to tackle the challenges we face today in a fresh way - not simply by tinkering with existing mechanisms, but rather by asking the more profound question of how institutions might be devised in which finance could fulfil its essential functions.

Fanfiction Club Uomini Belli E Altri Disastri

Autore: Criminal Pepper
Editore: Criminal Pepper
ISBN: 8890813717
Grandezza: 28,88 MB
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Vista: 891
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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.

Capital

Autore: John Lanchester
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057128048X
Grandezza: 17,40 MB
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Vista: 9364
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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.