Speaking In Tongues

Autore: Jeffery Deaver
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451675720
Grandezza: 74,85 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.

True Love And Other Disasters

Autore: Rachel Gibson
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061866938
Grandezza: 72,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Life

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448112796
Grandezza: 27,38 MB
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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...

The Middle Kingdom

Autore: David Wingrove
Editore: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 085789708X
Grandezza: 31,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Fanfiction Club Uomini Belli E Altri Disastri

Autore: Criminal Pepper
Editore: Criminal Pepper
ISBN: 8890813717
Grandezza: 77,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3363
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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.

Makeup

Autore: Rae Morris
Editore: Arena
ISBN: 9781741752267
Grandezza: 25,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7025
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"Rae Morris creates incredible looks for a living, working with top international models and actors. Now, in Makeup: the Ultimate Guide she brings the world of fashion makeup to every woman. Rae's simple step by steps make even the most sophisticated looks seem easy, and she reveals all the secret tips, techniques and tricks that only the professionals know. Discover: all the essential tools; which products are right for you ; colour charts for every eye colour; how to create timeless, incredible looks that make the most of what you already have; the secrets of contouring and much more. This gorgeous, glamorous guide will inspire you to create looks you never dreamed possible!"--Provided by publisher.

Jupiter S Travels

Autore: Ted Simon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141929294
Grandezza: 53,25 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8518
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Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget. This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty. Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.

Sandalwood Death

Autore: Mo Yan
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806188820
Grandezza: 79,46 MB
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Vista: 795
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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.

Capital

Autore: John Lanchester
Editore: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771046723
Grandezza: 58,90 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7402
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The internationally celebrated author of The Debt to Pleasure returns with this major, breakout novel -- scathing and subversive, sharply witty and brilliantly observed as it follows the lives and fortunes of a group of people in London that becomes connected in unforeseen ways. Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the capital. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the city. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the violence of the police in Zimbabwe for the violence of the enraged middle classes. Elsewhere in the Capital, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the super-rich in their interior decoration whims. These are just some of the unforgettable characters in Lanchester's unputdownable masterpiece novel of contemporary urban life.

The Little Book Of Hygge

Autore: Meik Wiking
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241283930
Grandezza: 11,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.