The Book Jumper

Autore: Mechthild Gläser
Editore: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250086671
Grandezza: 46,13 MB
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Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Autore: Khaled Hosseini
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 074758589X
Grandezza: 20,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7041
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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

And The Mountains Echoed

Autore: Khaled Hosseini
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626275
Grandezza: 63,97 MB
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Vista: 3848
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

The Kite Runner

Autore: Khaled Hosseini
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408803720
Grandezza: 70,22 MB
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Twice Born

Autore: Margaret Mazzantini
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 110151518X
Grandezza: 79,39 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9948
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This international bestseller is a sweeping portrait of motherhood, loss, and redemption in war-torn Sarajevo. Filled with memories of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, Gemma reluctantly boards a flight from her native Rome to that war-scarred city with her sixteen-year-old son, Pietro. She hopes to teach her son about the city of his birth and about Diego, the father he never knew. Once there Gemma is caught between the present and the past, reliving her love affair with Diego, their determination to start a family, and their deep connection to Sarajevo even as the threat of war loomed. In this haunting and sophisticated novel, Mazzantini masterfully probes the startling emotional territory of what makes a family-particularly what makes a mother. As the fate of Sarajevo converges with Gemma's all-consuming desire to have a child we see how far she is driven, in a stunning revelation that is both heartbreaking and cathartic. Brought to life by an unforgettable cast of characters, Twice Born is a tale of the acts of brutality and generosity that war can inspire. A blockbuster bestseller in Mazzantini's native Italy, it has taken Europe by storm and will soon be published around the world.

Cuore Heart English Edition

Autore: Edmondo De Amicis
ISBN: 9781849022811
Grandezza: 47,56 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4728
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Cuore (Heart) is a children's novel by the novelist, journalist, short story writer, and poet Edmondo De Amicis. The novel, inspired by his children Furio and Ug, is his best known work. This fully illustrated edition, has been translated from the Italian by Isabel Hapgood.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Autore: Richard Bach
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684846845
Grandezza: 10,99 MB
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Vista: 7292
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Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.


Autore: Andre Agassi
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307592804
Grandezza: 74,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dialogue Concerning The Two Chief World Systems Ptolemaic And Copernican

Autore: Galileo Galilei
Editore: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 037575766X
Grandezza: 41,42 MB
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This classic work proves the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

To Play The King

Autore: Michael Dobbs
Editore: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492606650
Grandezza: 77,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8468
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The #1 International Bestseller from the Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Francis Urquhart is back and the newly elected Prime Minister continues his climb to power. This time he will take on the King himself, threatening to expose Royal secrets. This game is winner-takes-all, but who will walk away the victor? The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself. Continuing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, To Play the King reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this second tale of Urquhart's intrigues and schemes. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly What readers are saying about House of Cards: "Engrossing, brilliantly written, fast moving political drama." "Superb trilogy of political ruthlessness" "great read and an uncanny look at British politics from an ex politician. Buy it and get hooked." "Engaging and fun to read with all the drama expected from Dobbs." "Full of intrigue and manipulation. The Machiavellian Prime Minister pitted against the Monarchy in a bitter fight to the death." "an explosive end and full of intrigue, both political and personal." "a masterful performance" "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." What reviewers are saying about House of Cards: 'Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace.' - Sunday Express 'With a friend like Michael Dobbs, who needs enemies? A good romp, and gloriously cheeky. Dobbs' books grab because of their authenticity - the man knows his stuff.' - The Times 'Rattles along from scandal to scandal...excellent entertainment.' - Mail on Sunday What everyone is saying about the House of Cards books: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." -The Independent "...a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express