Margherita Dolce Vita

Author: Stefano Benni
Editor: Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN: 9781933372204
Size: 16,80 MB
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Fourteen-year-old Margherita tries to break her family's new love of modern technology and high-tech excesses and go back to their simpler, more frugal ways.

Jumping The Queue

Author: Mary Wesley
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480450561
Size: 12,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A virtuosic masterpiece of wit, humor, and psychological suspense from cherished author Mary Wesley Middle-aged widow Matilda Poliport has decided to end her life. She puts her papers in order and gives away her beloved pet goose, Gus. She packs a picnic and heads off to the beach to drown herself. But her plans are interrupted by Hugh Warner—wanted by the police for bashing in his mother’s skull with a tea tray. Hugh has the same idea as Matilda: to end his own life. But Matilda foils Hugh’s suicide, inadvertently saving them both, and the unlikely pair finds itself launched on an adventure. The sparkling Jumping the Queue overflows with wit and wry humor as Mary Wesley examines the hidden costs of love and death.

Glass Souls

Author: Maurizio de Giovanni
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1609454103
Size: 10,92 MB
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The eighth entry in Maurizio de Giovanni's internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series. In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate. The beautiful, haughty Bianca, countess of Roccaspina, pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was officially closed months ago. In the tense, charged atmosphere of 1930s Italy, where Benito Mussolini and his fascist thugs monitor the police closely, an unauthorized investigation is grounds for immediate dismissal and possible criminal charges. But Ricciardi's thirst for justice cannot be sated. A tightly plotted historical noir novel, this eighth installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series is a gripping meditation on revenge and justice in which each character's soul reveals itself to be made of glass. "The construction of Glass Souls is remarkable. It's like a very sophisticated mosaic in which each protagonist occupies precisely the right amount of space. The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn." —La Reppublica

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Sardinia

Author: Fabrizio Arditio
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0756684900
Size: 10,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sardinia, one of the great prizes of the Mediterranean, was fought over by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Spanish and Austrians before ending up as part of the unified Italy. It bears traces of all these cultures - plus thousands of prehistoric stone dwellings called nuraghi. These days it is equally popular with the jet set and with rock climbers, sailors, and wind-surfers. With so much going on, you need a detailed guide, and the Eyewitness Travel Guide provides everything you could wish for, from hotel and restaurant recommendations to detailed maps and tips on the best local cheeses. You'll find cutaways and floor-plans of all the major sights, walks, scenic routes and thematic tours. Whether you wish to explore the beautiful old quarter at Alghero or soak-up some sun on the fashionable beaches of Costa Smeralda, this updated and expanded edition is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to Sardinia.

Eat Pray Love

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747585660
Size: 12,23 MB
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The Number One international bestseller, Eat, Pray Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression and heartbreak.

The Girl On The Via Flaminia

Author: Hayes Alfred
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609459826
Size: 11,12 MB
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“An author of authentic distinction.”—The New York Times Robert is an American soldier in occupied Rome during the final months of World War II. Lisa is a young woman obliged to work in Mamma Adele’s on the Via Flaminia. The passion they feel for one another is fueled by their separate, and equally desperate, needs. But can love between victor and vanquished ever blossom? This classic story of a poignant love affair, informed by the aftermath of war, is as relevant and moving today as when it was first published. Alfred Hayes’s screenplay for Paisan, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Weeknights With Giada

Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Editor: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 030795322X
Size: 18,33 MB
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Giada De Laurentiis is one of America’s most-loved culinary stars, adored for her Food Network hit shows and her New York Times bestselling cookbooks alike, both of which feature her fresh, flavorful Italian recipes. For the first time, Giada tackles weeknight cooking, sharing her favorite tips and go-to dishes—all in her vibrant signature style—to get a delicious meal on the table in a flash. After a full day, Giada, like most parents, wants nothing more than to sit down for a home-cooked dinner with her husband, Todd, and their daughter, Jade. Weeknights with Giada rises to the challenge, delivering soups, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, and meat and fish dishes that come together quickly as stand-alone main courses—most in half an hour or less: Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup, a hearty soul-warming one-pot dish, cooks in under twenty minutes; Lemony White Bean, Tuna, and Arugula Salad is a great meal that’s quickly assembled from pantry and fridge essentials; Spicy Linguini with Clams and Mussels is a fifteen-minute-or-less spectacular pasta; and you can’t beat Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa, which are also ready in just fifteen minutes. From inventive breakfast-for-dinner dishes and meatless Monday vegetarian recipes—both weekly traditions in Giada’s house—to picnic sandwiches and hearty salad recipes for reinventing leftovers, Weeknights with Giada reveals every secret in her repertoire. Even the desserts are quick to mix and bake, should a craving—or a last-minute school bake sale—strike. Here is Giada at her most inventive—and at her most laid-back. Flavor, freshness, and fun take center stage while cooking times, pots dirtied, and stress are kept to a minimum. With gorgeous color photographs and intimate home snapshots of Giada and her family, Weeknights with Giada is a welcome handbook of fantastic recipes and surefire Monday-to-Friday strategies for every home cook. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Stefano Benni
Editor: Europa Editions Incorporated
Size: 16,26 MB
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One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.

Keep Your Friends Close

Author: Paula Daly
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192327
Size: 12,98 MB
Format: PDF
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From the acclaimed author of The Trophy Child comes a “superbly sinister” domestic thriller of false friendship and deadly betrayal (Mystery Scene). When her daughter falls ill while on a school trip overseas, Natty rushes to be by her side. And she’s so relieved to have a friend like Eve, who offers to help her husband around the house in her absence. But when Natty returns home she discovers that Eve has taken to family life a little too well—and Sean has fallen in love with her. Confronted with the fact that her marriage wasn’t as rock-solid as she thought, Natty attempts to put on a brave face and move forward. But no matter how hard she tries to pick herself up, her former friend is there to knock her down again. Then Natty receives an anonymous note that reveals Eve to be a serial mistress. She’s done this before—and the consequences were fatal. Now Natty must navigate through a treacherous maze of secrets that jeopardizes her life and the safety of her loved ones. “Absorbing” —Kirkus Reviews “[A] genuine gift for psychological nuance.” —Publishers Weekly “Daly’s affinity for psychological intrigue shines . . . It will have readers wondering just how well they know their friends, and how secure their lives are.” —Mystery Scene

Giada S Kitchen

Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Editor: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307346595
Size: 15,51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Food Network star and "New York Times"-bestselling author returns with a brand-new collection of flavorful, California-inflected takes on Italian classics. 60 full-color photos.