Make Up E Altri Disastri

Autore: Elena Triolo
ISBN: 9788897698234
Grandezza: 36,84 MB
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Vista: 1832
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Autore: Kent Haruf
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447289528
Grandezza: 55,30 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.

Life A User S Manual

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567923739
Grandezza: 13,35 MB
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Vista: 6083
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Over twenty years ago, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century." We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth-anniversary edition of this classic. Structured around a single moment in time - 8:00 PM on June 23, 1975 - Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, the extraordinarily rich life of its inhabitants is marvelously revealed.


Autore: Daniil Kharms
Editore: Serpents Tail
ISBN: 9781852424800
Grandezza: 77,29 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9000
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This wonderfully inventive collection of stories presents the writing of Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms at its vibrant, perplexing best. The book is composed of short miniatures: strange, funny, dream-like fragments ? many of which the author called ?incidents? ? that tend to feature accidents, falling, chance violence and sudden death. An outlaw classic banned by Soviet censors until the 1980s, Incidences vividly conveys the precarious nature of life in Stalin?s Russia. Writing in the 1920s as one of a group called the Society for Real Art, Kharms was first arrested in 1931, and told that he could only publish writing for children. Irrepressible, he was sent to the gulag in 1941 and died of starvation in a prison hospital a year later. With this new edition of Incidences we can rediscover a Russian writer whose bold writing and tragic death are an urgent reminder of the deranged spirit of his times.

Minor Angels

Autore: Antoine Volodine
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803246720
Grandezza: 31,19 MB
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Vista: 8980
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In a postcataclysmic world, a group of old crones who oppose the forces of capitalism as they reestablish themselves creates an avenging grandson out of rags, who, instead of crushing capitalism, finds himself seduced by its charms.

The Loud Silence Of Francine Green

Autore: Karen Cushman
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350097
Grandezza: 69,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1917
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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.

Cradle And All

Autore: James Patterson
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473539056
Grandezza: 62,21 MB
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Vista: 8257
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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

Hashtag Hermione Wipeout

Autore: Emma Moss
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509817417
Grandezza: 71,70 MB
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Vista: 2894
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Hermione's parents are separating - and although they're trying to deal with everything in the best way possible, it's difficult for Hermione not knowing who she'll end up living with, or where her home will be. At least she's got the school skiing trip to France to look forward to for a break from all the stress of being at home! The Girls Can Vlog gang are all excited - vlogging about what to pack and how to look good and stay safe on the slopes. Unfortunately for them, Dakota (the prettiest and meanest girl in school) is also coming on the trip, and she's planning to do everything she can to cause trouble. Will the Girls Can Vlog holiday fun be over as soon as it's begun? An inspirational story about the power of vlogging - complete with tips for making your own vlogs!


Autore: J. J. Abrams
Editore: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 9780316201650
Grandezza: 57,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6893
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J.J. Abrams and acclaimed novelist Doug Dorst create a reading experience like no other in this dazzling novel of love and mystery. J.J. Abrams has created, written, produced, and directed groundbreaking television shows such as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Lost and Alias and blockbuster films such as Star Trek, Cloverfield, Super 8, Mission: Impossible and Armageddon. His work is renowned for its sense of wonder and invention, and for helping reshape what's possible in film and television today. In his first-ever idea for a novel, Abrams conceived of and developed a multi-layered literary puzzle of love and adventure. At its core, we have a book of mysterious provenance. In the margins, another tale unfolds: hand-scribbled notes, questions, and confrontations between two readers. Between the pages, online, and in the real world, you'll find evidence of their interaction, ephemera that brings this tale vividly to life. Abrams turned to PEN/Hemingway Award- and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novelist Doug Dorst, author of the acclaimed novel Alive in Necropolis (Riverhead, 2008) and story collection The Surf Guru (Riverhead, 2010), to write S. Together, Abrams' vision and Dorst's expert craftsmanship will redefine the novel.

Lucy Locket Online Disaster Girls Can Vlog 1

Autore: Emma Moss
Editore: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 1743549393
Grandezza: 20,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7607
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Things are always tough when you move home, country and school all at the same time, but for Lucy it's not just tough, it's a disaster! Not only does she manage to embarrass herself horrifically during her first day at school, bringing out her stutter which always comes on when she's nervous - mean girl and school 'queen bee' Dakota has videoed the incident and put it online! How can Lucy start to make friends and meet new people when she's so anxious she can't even speak? An inspirational story about the power of vlogging - complete with tips for starting up your own YouTube channel! PRAISE FOR LUCY LOCKET: ONLINE DISASTER "The book sends out a really positive message that social networking can be a powerful force for good when it's supported by a healthy dose of interaction in the real world." Sugarscape "Funny and inspirational story about the world of vlogging" The Bookseller "an inspirational and heartwarming story and plenty of giggles and gossip, this is pitch-perfect fiction for the new digital generation" Lancashire Evening Post