Morte Di Un Uomo Felice

Autore: Giorgio Fontana
Editore: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838932271
Grandezza: 10,51 MB
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«Giorgio Fontana ha scritto un romanzo - lucido, bellissimo - che ancora mancava. Un romanzo che stavo aspettando. Attraverso la storia del magistrato Colnaghi, il suo sguardo, la sua solitudine, riesce a penetrare la dimensione della vita quotidiana al tempo del terrorismo... Che questo libro delicato, tagliente e doloroso sia stato scritto da un narratore italiano nato nel 1981, lo stesso anno in cui il suo protagonista viene assassinato, è per me fonte di consolazione. E di speranza» (Benedetta Tobagi).

Gravity Superconductors Interactions

Autore: Giovanni Modanese
Editore: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608053997
Grandezza: 10,39 MB
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Vista: 1756
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Recent developments in gravity-superconductivity interactions have been summarized by several researchers. If gravitation has to be eventually reconciled with quantum mechanics, the macroscopic quantum character of superconductors might actually matter. This e-book attempts to answer one key question relating to gravity research: Is it possible to generate gravity-like fields by condensed-matter systems, in conditions accessible in a laboratory? General Relativity and lowest-order Quantum Gravity predict in this case very small emission rates, so these phenomena can only become relevant if some strong quantum effect occurs. This e-book is unique in its genre as it maintains a careful balance between different techniques and approaches in gravity and superconductivity research. It will be of interest for researchers in General Relativity and gravitation theories, in field theory, in experimental gravitation, in low-temperature and high-temperature superconductivity and in more applied fields such as telecommunications and beam propulsion technology.

The Kite Runner

Autore: Khaled Hosseini
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408803720
Grandezza: 48,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9579
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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.

Mrs Dalloway Broadview Edition

Autore: Virginia Woolf
Editore: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551117231
Grandezza: 56,16 MB
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Mrs. Dalloway takes place on one day in the middle of June 1923. Its plot is seemingly thin: a middle-aged society hostess is having a party; she hopes the Prime Minister will attend; she reconnects with old friends from her youth. From these slimmest of premises a whole world unfolds. Of all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, it is Mrs. Dalloway that appears to speak most intimately to our own time. Selected contemporary reviews, both positive and negative, are included in the appendices of this edition, as are materials on the literary, political, medical, and educational contexts of the novel.

The Hill Of Evil Counsel

Autore: Amos Oz
Editore: HMH
ISBN: 0547563884
Grandezza: 72,87 MB
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Vista: 976
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Three stories of “sensuous prose and indelible imagery” that re-create the world of Jerusalem during the last days of the British Mandate (The New York Times). Refugees drawn to Jerusalem in search of safety are confronted by activists relentlessly preparing for an uprising, oblivious to the risks. Meanwhile, a wife abandons her husband, and a dying man longs for his departed lover. Among these characters lives a boy named Uri, a friend and confidant of several conspirators who love and humor him as he weaves in and out of all three stories. The Hill of Evil Counsel is “as complex, vivid, and uncompromising as Jerusalem itself” (The Nation). “Oz evokes Israeli life with the same sly precision with which Chekhov evoked pre-Revolutionary Russian life.” —Los Angeles Times

Call The Midwife

Autore: Jennifer Worth
Editore: Phoenix
ISBN: 9780753823835
Grandezza: 51,55 MB
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A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London.


Autore: Carlos Fuentes
Editore: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 156478780X
Grandezza: 19,55 MB
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Vista: 1548
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Where, Carlos Fuentes asks, is a modern-day vampire to roost? Why not Mexico City, populated by ten million blood sausages (that is, people), and a police force who won’t mind a few disappearances? “Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on “the vampire craze,” Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing with death. For—as in Dracula—Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asunción fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

The Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062320483
Grandezza: 30,19 MB
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Vista: 445
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In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.

Book Of Death

Autore: Robert Venditti
Editore: Valiant Entertainment
ISBN: 1939346975
Grandezza: 47,11 MB
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The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died. Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl Ð the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers Ð has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior Ð a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat Ð the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world. Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her overÉor they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him? New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant UniverseÉand rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today. Collecting BOOK OF DEATH #1Ð4.

The Day Of Judgment

Autore: Salvatore Satta
Editore: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784975710
Grandezza: 42,65 MB
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Vista: 822
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At precisely nine o'clock, as he did every evening, Don Sebastiano Sanna Carboni pushed back his armchair, carefully folded the newspaper which he had read to the very last line, tidied up the little things on his desk, and prepared to go down to the ground floor... Around the turn of the twentieth century, in the isolated Sardinian town of Nuoro, the aristocratic notary Don Sebastiano Sanna reflects on his life, his family's history and the fortunes of this provincial backwater where he has lived out his days.