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L'uomo che inseguiva i desideri

L'uomo che inseguiva i desideri

Author: Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: Garzanti
ISBN: 8811145856
Pages: 279
Year: 2016-09-01T00:00:00+02:00
UNA FAVOLA PIENA DI MAGIA SULLA GIOIA DI SORPRENDERSI OGNI GIORNO «Un magnifico debutto che sta facendo il giro del mondo.» The Bookseller «Un libro pieno di ottimismo in cui perdersi per ritrovarsi felici.» The Daily Mail «Una storia sorprendente che insegna come la vita regali infinite possibilità. Basta non smettere di credere.» Library Journal «Sulla scia del cuore, un viaggio tra Londra, Parigi e l'India alla ricerca di sé stessi.» Publishers Weekly Da un anno, ogni mattina, Arthur Pepper si sveglia alle sette e compie con esattezza gli stessi gesti. Si veste seguendo un ordine preciso, mangia una fetta di pane tostato, poi alle otto e mezzo si mette a sistemare il giardino. Questo è l’unico modo per superare il dolore per la perdita dell’amata moglie, Miriam, dopo tutta una vita passata insieme. Solo così gli sembra di poter fingere che lei sia ancora con lui. Ma il giorno del primo anniversario della sua scomparsa, Arthur prende coraggio e decide di riordinare gli oggetti di Miriam. Nascosta tra gli stivali, vede improvvisamente una scatolina. Dentro c’è un braccialetto con dei ciondoli: sono a forma di tigre, fiore, elefante, libro e altri piccoli oggetti. L’uomo sulle prime è perplesso; la moglie non indossava gioielli. Ma poi guarda con più attenzione e si accorge che su un ciondolo è inciso un numero di telefono, che Arthur non può fare a meno di chiamare subito. È l’inizio della ricerca e delle sorprese. Seguendo i ciondoli Arthur compie un viaggio che lo porta su un’assolata spiaggia di Goa che ha visto la donna giocare con un bambino indiano, a Londra da un famoso scrittore, in un’accademia d’arte dove è custodito un ritratto di Miriam da giovane, a Parigi in una raffinata boutique, in un castello della campagna inglese dove incontra una tigre, e in tanti altri luoghi che non aveva mai visitato. Un viaggio che gli fa scoprire una Miriam sconosciuta, ma che ha ancora tanto da insegnargli. E gli ricorda che l’amore è sorprendersi ogni giorno, per tutta la vita e anche oltre.
Joy for Beginners

Joy for Beginners

Author: Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 0399157123
Pages: 272
Year: 2011
Meeting with her five close friends to celebrate her recovery from cancer, Kate announces that she will take up white-water rafting if each of them will also do something that equally terrifies them, a challenge that results in a tattoo, a bread-baking endeavor and a reconciliation. 35,000 first printing.
The Invisible Mountain

The Invisible Mountain

Author: Carolina De Robertis
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307456617
Pages: 430
Year: 2010-08
Follows the story of three generation of women of the Firielli family as they search for love and identity during the tumultuous political events of twentieth-century Uruguay.
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone

Author: Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1460396707
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-06-01
Phaedra Patrick's debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, was hailed as "poignant" and "utterly endearing." Now she returns with Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone, a gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and one man's second chance at happiness. Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth… In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start… And then a surprise arrives at his door. Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece—the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track… Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.
White Bodies

White Bodies

Author: Jane Robins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501175742
Pages: 304
Year: 2017-09-19
This chilling psychological suspense novel—think Strangers on a Train for the modern age—explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. Felix and Tilda seem like the perfect couple: young and in love, a financier and a beautiful up-and-coming starlet. But behind their flawless façade, not everything is as it seems. Callie, Tilda’s unassuming twin, has watched her sister visibly shrink under Felix’s domineering love. She has looked on silently as Tilda stopped working, nearly stopped eating, and turned into a neat freak, with mugs wrapped in Saran Wrap and suspicious syringes hidden in the bathroom trash. She knows about Felix’s uncontrollable rages, and has seen the bruises on the white skin of her sister’s arms. Worried about the psychological hold that Felix seems to have over Tilda, Callie joins an Internet support group for victims of abuse and their friends. However, things spiral out of control and she starts to doubt her own judgment when one of her new acquaintances is killed by an abusive man. And then suddenly Felix dies—or was he murdered? A page-turning work of suspense that announces a stunning new voice in fiction, White Bodies will change the way you think about obsession, love, and the violence we inflict on one another—and ourselves.
A Bridge to the Stars

A Bridge to the Stars

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1849398119
Pages: 160
Year: 2009-07-15
12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms with his father's new-found love. The harsh reality of Joel's world comes vividly to life and leaves the reader spellbound.
The Twenty Days of Turin: A Novel

The Twenty Days of Turin: A Novel

Author: Giorgio De Maria
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492306
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-02-07
Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As the city of Turin suffers a twenty-day "phenomenon of collective psychosis" culminating in nightly massacres that hundreds of witnesses cannot explain, the Library is shut down and erased from history. That is, until a lonely salaryman decides to investigate these mysterious events, which the citizenry of Turin fear to mention. Inevitably drawn into the city’s occult netherworld, he unearths the stuff of modern nightmares: what’s shared can never be unshared. An allegory inspired by the grisly neo-fascist campaigns of its day, The Twenty Days of Turin has enjoyed a fervent cult following in Italy for forty years. Now, in a fretful new age of "lone-wolf" terrorism fueled by social media, we can find uncanny resonances in Giorgio De Maria’s vision of mass fear: a mute, palpitating dread that seeps into every moment of daily existence. With its stunning anticipation of the Internet—and the apocalyptic repercussions of oversharing—this bleak, prescient story is more disturbingly pertinent than ever. Brilliantly translated into English for the first time by Ramon Glazov, The Twenty Days of Turin establishes De Maria’s place among the literary ranks of Italo Calvino and beside classic horror masters such as Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft. Hauntingly imaginative, with visceral prose that chills to the marrow, the novel is an eerily clairvoyant magnum opus, long overdue but ever timely.
Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Author: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 1101946709
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-05-03
From the author of the #1 best seller The Girl in the Spider’s Web—an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing’s suicide and plunges into a post-war Britain of immeasurable repression, conformity and fear June 8, 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home in the sleepy suburb of Wilmslow. It is widely assumed that he has committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for gross indecency. But a young detective constable, Leonard Corell, who once dreamed of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis’ Enigma encryption code. Stumbling across evidence of Turing’s genius, and sensing an escape from a narrow life, Corell begins to dig deeper. But in the paranoid, febrile atmosphere of the Cold War, loose cannons cannot be tolerated and Corell soon realizes he has much to learn about the dangers of forbidden knowledge. He is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him targeted as a threat to national security. From the Hardcover edition.
Where Water Comes Together with Other Water

Where Water Comes Together with Other Water

Author: Raymond Carver
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110197060X
Pages: 144
Year: 2015-05-25
Winner of Poetry Magazine’s Levinson Prize, an illuminating collection from the middle of his career, Raymond Carver’s poems “function as distilled, heightened versions of his stories, offering us fugitive glimpses of ordinary lives on the edge” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Author: Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1459293908
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-05-01
"Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart." — Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities. More Praise: "Tender, insightful, and surprising… [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook." — Library Journal, starred review
Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions

Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484728912
Pages:
Year: 2015-05-12
Dive inside Riley's mind and get to know the Emotions that know her best! With five fun stories, each devoted to a different Emotion, fans of Pixar's upcoming film, Inside Out, will treasure this special collection of Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust.
Millennium 6

Millennium 6

Author: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 0857056360
Pages: 448
Year: 2019-08-22
The sixth in Stieg Larsson's DRAGON TATTOO series - more than 90 million copies sold worldwide - the crime fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander. Book four in the series, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, is a major film from Sony Pictures starring Claire Foy - out in Autumn 2018. "Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans - our punk hacker is in good hands" Patrick Ryan, U.S.A. Today "Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever" Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "Not only do the matter-of-fact style and intricate plotting and sexy, chilling atmosphere feel very true to the original novels, but Lagercrantz transcends the source material" Benjamin Percy, Esquire "Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling" Alison Flood, Observer
Girl in the Dark

Girl in the Dark

Author: Anna Lyndsey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385539614
Pages: 272
Year: 2015-03-03
Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Anna is forced to spend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she loses herself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission, she can venture out cautiously at dawn and dusk into a world that, from the perspective of her cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. And through it all there is Pete, her love and her rock, without whom her loneliness seems boundless. One day Anna had an ordinary life, and then the unthinkable happened. But even impossible lives, she learns, endure. Girl in the Dark is a tale of an unimaginable fate that becomes a transcendent love story. It brings us to an extraordinary place from which we emerge to see the light and the world anew.
The Sunshine Cruise Company

The Sunshine Cruise Company

Author: John Niven
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448136385
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-08-13
Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning sixty. Susan has just discovered that her recently deceased husband was not only a swinger but had run up a fortune in debts in pursuing his extravagant double life. Julie's not faring better: living in a council house and working in an old people's home, she's desperate for excitement. When the bank threatens to take Susan's beloved home to clear the debt, the women seek the help of an octogenarian gangster named Nails. Rather than let the bank take everything Susan has, they're going to take the bank. With the help of Nails and a thrill-crazy, wheelchair-bound friend they pull off the daring robbery, and discover that getting away with it is not so easy and that the adventure is only just beginning.
The Case of Mr. Crump

The Case of Mr. Crump

Author: Ludwig Lewisohn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374504482
Pages: 311
Year: 1947
"We have here, then a novelistic document of life, of the inferno of a marriage. ... --a marriage that should never have been contracted nor would have been save for the man's weakness and youthful inexperience."--Preface, p. vii.