Una Famiglia Quasi Perfetta

Autore: Jane Shemilt
ISBN: 9788854185890
Grandezza: 29,32 MB
Formato: PDF
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Autore: Renée Knight
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062362275
Grandezza: 36,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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A brilliantly conceived, deeply unsettling psychological thriller— already an international sensation—about a woman haunted by secrets, the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay when we try to hide the truth. Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew—and that person is dead. Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day . . . even if the shocking truth might destroy her.

The Sixth Family

Autore: Adrian Humphreys
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443427500
Grandezza: 62,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6595
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The definitive book about the explosive Rizzuto crime family On May 5, 1981, three rebellious members of New York’s Bonanno crime family were gunned down in a Brooklyn social club. One of the gunmen was Vito Rizzuto, a man who would rise to the top of the underworld in Canada and then expand his reign across continents to become a global superboss. The Sixth Family, now revised and updated, reveals the hidden history of the rise of the Rizzuto clan, the alliances it forged around the world and the bloody events that led to charges against Vito Rizzuto in the United States and Italy for racketeering and corruption. As police in the United States, Italy and Canada meticulously pieced together the puzzle that is Vito Rizzuto, established notions about the nature of authority within the Mafia were called into question. Who was this so-called “John Gotti of Canada”? How did he become one of the biggest names in global crime? And how did he survive the deadly assault from gangland rivals that almost destroyed his family?

Un Delitto Quasi Perfetto

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854194115
Grandezza: 69,15 MB
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Dall’autrice del bestseller Una famiglia quasi perfetta Numero 1 in classifica Un grande thriller Emma e Adam Jordan sono due medici all’apice della carriera, così quando viene loro offerta l’opportunità di trascorrere un anno in Africa, con i tre figli, per collaborare a un progetto di ricerca, accettano con entusiasmo, convinti sia l’occasione che aspettano da sempre. E sarà di certo un’esperienza che non dimenticheranno, ma non per le ragioni che i Jordan immaginano. Quando una sera Emma torna a casa e trova vuota la culla del piccolo Sam, il più piccolo dei loro figli, la famiglia capisce che il sogno si è trasformato nel peggiore degli incubi. Un anno dopo, a migliaia di chilometri di distanza, Emma è ancora ossessionata dall’immagine di quella culla vuota, e continua a isolarsi sempre di più dal resto della famiglia. Che ne è stato di Sam? È ancora vivo? Si è trattato di un rapimento o di qualcosa di più inquietante? Cos’è successo davvero quella notte? Dall’autrice del bestseller numero 1 in classifica Una famiglia quasi perfetta «Una storia appassionante.» Telegraph «Una lettura ad alta tensione sulla famiglia, la cui speranza di avventura si trasforma in un incubo.» You Magazine «Grande suspance e piccoli tocchi di magia per un romanzo che è una perfetta miscela tra thriller e horror.» Sunday Mirror «La disperazione dei genitori è così brillantemente descritta, che si sente ogni fitta di dolore. Il finale emozionante non delude. Una lettura imperdibile!» Woman Magazine Jane ShemiltÈ un medico di professione e ha conseguito una laurea in Scrittura creativa alla Bristol University e una specializzazione all’università di Bath. Il suo romanzo d’esordio, Una famiglia quasi perfetta, è diventato un bestseller internazionale e le ha dato un’immediata notorietà. Vive a Bristol con il marito, professore di neurochirurgia, e i loro cinque figli.

The Seducer S Diary

Autore: Søren Kierkegaard
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691017372
Grandezza: 13,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the young woman, ten years his junior, proposed to her, but then broke off their engagement a year later. This event affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen became a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His attempt to set right, in writing, what he feels was a mistake in his relationship with Olsen taught him the secret of "indirect communication." The Seducer's Diary, then, becomes Kierkegaard's attempt to portray himself as a scoundrel and thus make their break easier for her. Matters of marriage, the ethical versus the aesthetic, dread, and, increasingly, the severities of Christianity are pondered by Kierkegaard in this intense work.

The Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062320483
Grandezza: 16,54 MB
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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.


Autore: John Williams
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448156025
Grandezza: 37,83 MB
Formato: PDF
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WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan, BBC Radio 4 Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer – in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet publication in the US, Stoner is finally finding the wide and devoted readership it deserves. Have you read it yet? William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.

Beautiful Beloved

Autore: Christina Lauren
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476791651
Grandezza: 42,10 MB
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The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters…plus one tiny new addition to the group. In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.

The Joy Luck Club

Autore: Amy Tan
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143038092
Grandezza: 64,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter's memories and feelings.

Matilda Colour Edition

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141378549
Grandezza: 77,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour. Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.