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El Gen Viajero

El Gen Viajero

Author: Silvia Carrandi
Publisher:
ISBN: 1521145431
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-04-24
Introducci�n: Las personas que poseen el gen viajero son curiosas, lanzadas, creativas, abiertas al cambio y a la aventura. Buscan siempre nuevas culturas y otra forma de ver la vida. Cualquier cosa que les aporte un cierto crecimiento personal. El gen viajero es ilusi�n, emoci�n, aventuras y viajes: playas perdidas, estaciones de paso, aeropuertos, rincones extra�os, bonitas ciudades, lujosos hoteles, guerras olvidadas, l�grimas, estupor, realidad y sorpresas. Los lectores opinan: Bea: �Me ha enganchado desde el principio y he viajado sin moverme del sof�. Ahora s�lo queda decir que espero con ganas la novela�. Leire: �Lo que me ha gustado tu libro... He ido por la calle con �l abierto y leyendo mientras caminaba porque me ten�a enganchada, he re�do, he llorado.... En fin, una pasada. Es precioso�. Ingrid: �Con �l me he ilusionado, he llorado, he reflexionado, he viajado y recordado viajes, me he re�do y sobre todo, me has recordado lo bonito que es estar en paz y disfrutar. La felicidad est� en lo simple. Me he enamorado de tu libro. Un libro para leer a sorbitos, disfrut�ndolo lenta y conscientemente. Precioso�. Sheila: �Son relatos de viajes... Pero contados de una manera especial. Ha sido especial recibirlo y est� siendo especial leerlo...�. Extractos del gen viajero: Aeropuerto de Barajas: �El amor se nota, se palpa, se ve y sobre todo se mira. Los momentos m�gicos casi siempre van acompa�ados de miradas brillantes, nerviosas. De sonrisas t�midas y grandes abrazos. Ojos que dicen todo y no dicen nada. Te tocan, te acompa�an, te transmiten y te llegan al alma...�. Oporto: �La realidad es un puente gigante, una construcci�n solemne, dispuesta a aguantar toneladas de peso sin romperse�. Sudeste asi�tico: �... tener frente a frente un mutilado de guerra, una ni�a de Vietnam o a un chico de tu edad, que ha perdido las piernas en una de esas minas antipersona, de las muchas que siguen activas en Camboya�. Par�s: �En un momento tan complicado de mi vida comenc� a creer: en los finales m�gicos para historias tristes, en el momento equivocado para personas perfectas y en el destino tr�gico de algunos, como aquel mendigo que tocaba de manera magistral "El bolero de Ravel"�. www.silviacarrandi.comTwitter: @SILVIACARRANDID
Viajero

Viajero

Author: Francisco Sionil José
Publisher:
ISBN: 9718845046
Pages: 278
Year: 1993

The Naked Tourist

The Naked Tourist

Author: Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1429934980
Pages: 288
Year: 2007-06-12
From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east—and of the tour itself Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer, Lawrence Osborne decided to explore the psychological underpinnings of tourism itself. He took a six-month journey across the so-called Asian Highway—a swathe of Southeast Asia that, since the Victorian era, has seduced generations of tourists with its manufactured dreams of the exotic Orient. And like many a lost soul on this same route, he ended up in the harrowing forests of Papua, searching for a people who have never seen a tourist. What, Osborne asks, are millions of affluent itinerants looking for in these endless resorts, hotels, cosmetic-surgery packages, spas, spiritual retreats, sex clubs, and "back to nature" trips? What does tourism, the world's single largest business, have to sell? A travelogue into that heart of darkness known as the Western mind, The Naked Tourist is the most mordant and ambitious work to date from the author of The Accidental Connoisseur, praised by The New York Times Book Review as "smart, generous, perceptive, funny, sensible."
Chakoka Anico

Chakoka Anico

Author: Santiago Tejedor
Publisher: Editorial UOC
ISBN: 8490648654
Pages:
Year: 2015-10-01
Escribo sobre Chakoka Anico, último gran jefe espiritual y guerrero del pueblo kikapú. Pero también sobre su gente y su cultura. Son «los que andan por la tierra». Así ha sido desde tiempos lejanos. Desde que tuvieron que partir. Kitzihiata, «el gran fuego», su Dios, les concedió una singular bendición: se moverán siempre con el viento, libres. Hoy lo siguen haciendo. Cada año. De EE. UU. a México. De México a EE. UU. Allí viajaremos a lo largo de este puñado de páginas. En la reserva de Nacimiento (Coahuila, México) guardan sus secretos. Fui para conversar con su jefe y líder, Chakoka Anico. Para aprender de él. Hablamos. Le prometí escribir su «vida». Murió. Volví para juntar su «recuerdo». Y esta es la historia. La historia de Chakoka, un guerrero eterno o, como reza su nombre, invencible. Y este es también un viaje «imposible» a un pueblo hechizante. Una aventura repleta de aprendizajes y enseñanzas indias que nunca deberíamos haber olvidado.
Harvesting Hope

Harvesting Hope

Author: Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152014373
Pages: 48
Year: 2003
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
La memoria de la lavanda

La memoria de la lavanda

Author: Reyes Monforte
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 840102157X
Pages: 432
Year: 2018-04-26
Reyes Monforte, autora de Un burka por amor y Una pasión rusa, regresa con una gran novela sobre la pérdida, el duelo, el amor y la esperanza. «Morí un 3 de mayo. Ese día dejé de respirar, de sentir, de oír, de pensar, de reír. Lo mejor que te puede pasar en la vida es amar y ser amado. Y perder esa sensación es mucho más doloroso que no tenerla nunca.» Dos meses después de la muerte de Jonas, Lena, fotógrafa profesional, reúne el valor necesario para cumplir la última voluntad de su marido: esparcir sus cenizas en los campos de lavanda del corazón de la Alcarria. Allí se reúne con el grupo de amigos de Jonas, entre ellos Daniel, su primo hermano, un sacerdote con el que comparte los sentimientos de amor y pérdida, y que guarda para sí muchos silencios. Sin embargo, igual que se heredan los afectos, se heredan también los odios. Lena deberá lidiar con la presencia amenazante de su cuñado Marco, un hombre envidioso y mezquino que no está dispuesto a respetar su duelo. Coincidiendo con el Festival de la Lavanda, recordará su historia de amor con Jonas y todo lo que se llevó consigo, reforzará lazos de amistad y desvelará secretos familiares escondidos durante demasiado tiempo. La crítica ha dicho... «Pese a la continua y acertada tensión que nos hace regresar a nuestras propias lesiones, su lectura, tan intimista, está dominada por una celebración de la vida, aunque flote durante toda la historia el pensamiento mágico de lo que pudiera no haber sucedido. [...] La autora logra contar desde las entrañas lo mil veces narrado de forma tan primitiva e íntima como su propio daño con una estructura altamente cinematográfica, tan hiriente como balsámica. Y acierta de pleno.» Ángeles Lopez, La Razón En los blogs... «La memoria de la lavanda es un cuaderno de bitácora para atravesar el duelo, que nos acerca unos a otros, que nos despoja de banalidades, que nos humaniza y nos iguala. He salido de este viaje a Tármino con ganas de visitar los campos de lavanda y hacerle una visita a Jonas y así decirle que yo, al igual que Lena, nunca lo olvidaré.» Blog Lecturápolis
Ruby Red

Ruby Red

Author: Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1429921218
Pages: 336
Year: 2011-05-10
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon—the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust. Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.
The Golem and the Djinni

The Golem and the Djinni

Author: Helene Wecker
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007480180
Pages: 656
Year: 2013-08-15
New York, 1899. Two strangers, one destiny.
How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

Author: Andrés Neuman
Publisher: Restless Books
ISBN: 163206068X
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-08-30
A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers. Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the prestigious Premio Alfaguara, Andrés Neuman begins to suspect that world travel consists mostly of “not seeing.” But then he realizes that the fleeting nature of his trip provides him with a unique opportunity: touring and comparing every country of Latin America in a single stroke. Neuman writes on the move, generating a kinetic work that is at once puckish and poetic, aphoristic and brimming with curiosity. Even so-called non-places—airports, hotels, taxis—are turned into powerful symbols full of meaning. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, he incisively explores cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language, and turbulent current events. Above all, Neuman investigates the artistic lifeblood of Latin America, tackling with gusto not only literary heavyweights such as Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, Lorca, and Galeano, but also an emerging generation of authors and filmmakers whose impact is now making ripples worldwide. Eye-opening and charmingly offbeat, How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Americas.
Testo Junkie

Testo Junkie

Author: Paul B. Preciado
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558618384
Pages: 432
Year: 2013-09-23
What constitutes a "real" man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny. In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.
Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary, Third Edition (Paperback)

Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary, Third Edition (Paperback)

Author: Vox
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071808116
Pages: 864
Year: 2008-01-13
Number one in the world Numero uno en el mundo Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary has helped speakers of Spanish and of English around the world find the right word quickly and easily. From offices in Orlando to living rooms in London and school rooms in San Juan, this comprehensive Spanish/English dictionary is the preferred choice for millions of people--in class, at home or work, or on the go. Here you'll find: An up-to-date word list that gives special emphasis to everyday language, along with current technical, scientific, Internet, and environmental terms Approximately 85,000 headwords, phrases, and examples Irregular verb forms--in both Spanish and English--presented in convenient tables Complete grammar overviews of both Spanish and English English pronunciation indicated in the International Phonetic Alphabet Useful appendices that add to the dictionary's value as an all-purpose reference
Palmeras en la nieve

Palmeras en la nieve

Author: Luz Gabás
Publisher: Temas de Hoy
ISBN: 8499980236
Pages: 732
Year: 2012-01-01
Es 1953 y Kilian abandona la nieve de la montaña oscense para iniciar junto a su hermano, Jacobo, el viaje de ida hacia una tierra desconocida, lejana y exótica, la isla de Fernando Poo. En las entrañas de este territorio exuberante y seductor, le espera su padre, un veterano de la finca Sampaka, el lugar donde se cultiva y tuesta uno de los mejores cacaos del mundo. En esa tierra eternamente verde, cálida y voluptuosa, los jóvenes hermanos descubren la ligereza de la vida social de la colonia en comparación con una España encorsetada y gris; comparten el duro trabajo necesario para conseguir el cacao perfecto de la finca Sampaka; aprenden las diferencias y similitudes culturales entre coloniales y autóctonos; y conocen el significado de la amistad, la pasión, el amor y el odio. Pero uno de ellos cruzará una línea prohibida e invisible y se enamorará perdidamente de una nativa. Su amor por ella, enmarcado en unas complejas circunstancias históricas, y el especial vínculo que se crea entre el colono y los oriundos de la isla transformarán la relación de los hermanos, cambiarán el curso de sus vidas y serán el origen de un secreto cuyas consecuencias alcanzarán el presente. En el año 2003, Clarence, hija y sobrina de ese par de hermanos, llevada por la curiosidad del que desea conocer sus orígenes, se zambulle en el ruinoso pasado que habitaron Kilian y Jacobo y descubre los hilos polvorientos de ese secreto que finalmente será desentrañado. Un excelente relato que recupera nuestras raíces coloniales y una extraordinaria y conmovedora historia de amor prohibido con resonancias de Memorias de áfrica.
Journey to Portugal

Journey to Portugal

Author: José Saramago, Jose Saramago, Amanda Hopkinson, Nick Caistor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156007134
Pages: 464
Year: 2002-02-01
Offers information about the history and culture of Portugal written by combining aspects of a novel, guide book, and travel log.
Honeydew

Honeydew

Author: Edith Pearlman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316297240
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-01-06
NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Wall Street Journal, NPR, Kirkus, Fresh Air (Maureen Corrigan), San Francisco Chronicle TOP TITLES FOR GIFT GIVING: Chicago Tribune Longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award -- and a nationwide bestseller. Over the past several decades, Edith Pearlman has staked her claim as one of the all-time great practitioners of the short story. Her incomparable vision, consummate skill, and bighearted spirit have earned her consistent comparisons to Anton Chekhov, John Updike, Alice Munro, Grace Paley, and Frank O'Connor. Her latest work, gathered in this stunning collection of twenty new stories, is an occasion for celebration. Pearlman writes with warmth about the predicaments of being human. The title story involves an affair, an illegitimate pregnancy, anorexia, and adolescent drug use, but the true excitement comes from the evocation of the interior lives of young Emily Knapp, who wishes she were a bug, and her inner circle. "The Golden Swan" transports the reader to a cruise ship with lavish buffets-and a surprise stowaway-while the lead story, "Tenderfoot," follows a widowed pedicurist searching for love with a new customer anguishing over his own buried trauma. Whether the characters we encounter are a special child with pentachromatic vision, a group of displaced Somali women adjusting to life in suburban Boston, or a staid professor of Latin unsettled by a random invitation to lecture on the mystery of life and death, Pearlman knows each of them intimately and reveals them to us with unsurpassed generosity. In prose as knowing as it is poetic, Pearlman shines a light on small, devastatingly precise moments to reflect the beauty and grace found in everyday life. Both for its artistry and for the recognizable lives of the characters it renders so exquisitely and compassionately, Honeydew is a collection that will pull readers back time and again. These stories are a crowning achievement for a brilliant career and demonstrate once more that Pearlman is a master of the form whose vision is unfailingly wise and forgiving.
Get Back

Get Back

Author: Donovan Day
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0983796386
Pages: 171
Year: 2015-10-01
Imagine going back in time and befriending The Beatles at the height of their fame. Imagine seeing “the boys” interact onstage and off, hanging out with them in the dance clubs of London, visiting John & Paul at Paul’s house across from Abbey Road Studios. Imagine all the questions when they learn you’re from the future: How are records made? Will their music last? Will anyone remember The Beatles? And then John Lennon asks the biggest question of them all – “What will become of me?” That last question sets 17-year-old Lenny Funk off on the adventure of his life with a goal that seems impossible – to stop John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman. Lenny Funk is able to time travel, thanks in part to his baby boomer grandfather’s old iPod Nano which is loaded with the classic rock and roll, and pop and folk tunes of the 1960s & ‘70s. Together with his new friend Yoko (yes, she’s named after that Yoko), Lenny “time slips” backwards where he meets some of his musical heroes -- not only The Beatles but also Jim Morrison & James Taylor, among others. Lenny must make some difficult and heartbreaking decisions—should he change the course of history, or not? And what are the consequences if he does? The year 2015 marks what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday and, sadly, the 35th year since he was murdered.