“Il titolo ha sapore di vendetta. O di giustizia. Di una sentenza pronunciata tra pene e colpe da espiare. Intanto si leggono i versi di Nunzio Festa, “Spariamo ai mandanti” e nel mentre, le parole in canna danzano a ritmi vorticosi. Ritmati.” (dalla prefazione di Alessandra Peluso)
martedì 11 maggio 2021
Una Helsinki prenatalizia, imbiancata di neve e sfavillante di
luminarie, risonante di canti e festeggiamenti per la celebrazione di
Santa Lucia, il simbolo della luce.Nella città del Natale comincia
l’orrore.L’assassino colpisce dovunque, anche durante la processione.Le
sue vittime hanno precise caratteristiche fisiche e vengono uccise
sempre con lo stesso osceno e umiliante rituale.Dove condurranno le
indagini del commissario Laine e del suo aiutante Kalle?
Quando si diventa davvero grandi? Quanto coraggio ci vuole per fare il
grande passo e uscire dall'adolescenza una volta per tutte? Viola e Kimi
hanno sedici anni, e non lo sanno ancora. Lei è italiana, lui
finlandese. Lei socievole e intraprendente, lui con gli occhi fissi sul
libro che sta leggendo, come se il mondo intorno non ci fosse. Entrambi
hanno un segreto che li rende molto diversi dagli altri. Viola ha perso
la madre, Kimi è affetto da una indefinibile forma di autismo. Lei non
vuole, o meglio, non vorrebbe che quello che le è successo condizionasse
la sua vita, lui percepisce la realtà soltanto attraverso le note di un
pianoforte. Si incontrano a un corso d'inglese a Londra, e da quel
momento, ogni anno, a luglio, si incontreranno attraverso l'Europa,
mentre la vita scorre loro accanto. Fino a quando, sedici anni dopo il
primo incontro, entrambi riceveranno un invito che li porterà a prendere
un'altra decisione, che cambierà per sempre le loro vite. Un romanzo
sulla necessità e la voglia di crescere. Un romanzo sulle occasioni che
la vita ci offre, e non sempre riusciamo a cogliere, ma anche un
richiamo all'autenticità, all'intensità che i protagonisti devono
affrontare. E soprattutto, un romanzo sul coraggio e sulle prove che
bisogna superare per poter dire di essere veramente vivi.
115 highlight da non perdere sono contrassegnati nella guida e nella
mappa con un segnaposto numerato. Per una pianificazione ottimale e per
avere le informazioni più attuali. Consigli utili a 360 gradi, orari di
apertura e prezzi verificati sul posto. Impossibile perdersi: con le
numerose piante della città e le coordinate per la mappa allegata al
New York Times Bestseller
The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas).
In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific War. No tactical masterstroke or blunder could reverse the increasingly lopsided balance of power between the two combatants. The War in the Pacific had entered its endgame.
Beginning with the Honolulu Conference, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with his Pacific theater commanders to plan the last phase of the campaign against Japan, Twilight of the Gods brings to life the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts.
Ian W. Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also reconstructs the Japanese and American home fronts and takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided.
Drawing from a wealth of rich archival sources and new material, Twilight of the Gods casts a penetrating light on the battles, grand strategic decisions and naval logistics that enabled the Allied victory in the Pacific. An authoritative and riveting account of the final phase of the War in the Pacific, Twilight of the Gods brings Toll’s masterful trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. This prize-winning and best-selling trilogy will stand as the first complete history of the Pacific War in more than twenty-five years, and the first multivolume history of the Pacific naval war since Samuel Eliot Morison’s series was published in the 1950s.
The New York Times bestselling second novel in the explosive
Power of the Dog series—an action-filled look at the drug trade that
takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and
Book Two of the Power of the Dog Series
It’s 2004. Adán Barrera, kingpin of El Federación, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there’s a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller’s head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down. As the carnage of the drug war reaches surreal new heights, the two men are locked in a savage struggle that will stretch from the mountains of Sinaloa to the shores of Veracruz, to the halls of power in Washington, ensnaring countless others in its wake. Internationally bestselling author Don Winslow's The Cartel is the searing, unfiltered epic of the drug war in the twenty-first century.
Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.
During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself.
“[The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”—Guy Gavriel Kay
The New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick
"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post
The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book.
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
“Freakishly compelling . . . through heart-thumping acts of violence and laugh-out-loud moments, this book practically dares you to keep reading.”—Atlanta Magazine
A missing God.
A library with the secrets to the universe.
A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.
Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.
After all, she was a normal American herself once.
That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.
In the years since then, Carolyn hasn't had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient customs. They've studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation.
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own.
But Carolyn has accounted for this.
And Carolyn has a plan.
The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she's forgotten to protect the things that make her human.
Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy.
Praise for The Library at Mount Char
An engrossing fantasy world full of supernatural beings and gruesome consequences."—Boston Globe
"Vivid . . . the dialogue sings . . . you'll spend equal time shuddering and chortling."—Dallas Morning News"
An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist.
In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again.
After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.
The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay - just until she learns more about Ursa’s past.
Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?
Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER
Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads Pick―October 2020
#1 Indie Next Pick―October 2020
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In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Perfect for fans of The Scent Keeper and The Keeper of Lost Things,
an atmospheric and enchanting debut novel about two women haunted by
buried secrets but bound by a shared gift and the power the past holds
over our lives.
Ev has a mysterious ability, one that she feels is more a curse than a gift. She can feel the emotions people leave behind on objects and believes that most of them need to be handled extremely carefully, and—if at all possible—destroyed. The harmless ones she sells at Vancouver’s Chinatown Night Market to scrape together a living, but even that fills her with trepidation. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Harriet hoards thousands of these treasures and is starting to make her neighbors sick as the overabundance of heightened emotions start seeping through her apartment walls.
When the two women meet, Harriet knows that Ev is the only person who can help her make something truly spectacular of her collection. A museum of memory that not only feels warm and inviting but can heal the emotional wounds many people unknowingly carry around. They only know of one other person like them, and they fear the dark effects these objects had on him. Together, they help each other to develop and control their gift, so that what happened to him never happens again. But unbeknownst to them, the same darkness is wrapping itself around another, dragging them down a path that already destroyed Ev’s family once, and threatens to annihilate what little she has left.
The Memory Collectors casts the everyday in a new light, speaking volumes to the hold that our past has over us—contained, at times, in seemingly innocuous objects—and uncovering a truth that both women have tried hard to bury with their pasts: not all magpies collect shiny things—sometimes they gather darkness.
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK
"With its countless epiphanies and surprises, Oona proves difficult to put down." ―USA Today
"By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read." ―The Guardian
A remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of order.
It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order...
Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she’s never met? Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.
lunedì 10 maggio 2021
F. Balázs è un poeta di origine rumena che vive in Slovacchia e scrive in
lingua ungherese: partendo da questa mescolanza di culture appartenenti all’est
europeo si può comprendere la varietà di toni e di stili della sua poesia. I
luoghi descritti trasmettono al lettore un senso di straniamento, una
percezione del tempo che segue un ordine proprio all’interiorità del poeta:
“torno a me stesso/il tempo merita interesse/oltre la catarsi/e l’estasi”.
Questo probabilmente spiega anche il fatto che alcune poesie, sono la stessa
versione modificata solo in alcuni versi, come se il poeta avesse sentito il
bisogno di fissare nella parola l’inarrestabile mutare delle cose, dei
sentimenti, di noi stessi. (dall’introduzione di Laura Garavaglia)
- Masks, Poems, Madách Publisher, 1992
- The Juice of the Cat. Short Stories, Microgramma, 1992
- Naked Knights. Selected and New Poems, AB ART, 2002
- Hungarian Who is Who in Slovakia. 2000
- My Cross of Words 50 Years 50 Poems, Lilium, 2004
- Portrait Gallery. Bratislava, AB ART, 2004
- Casanova’s Metamorphoses – Premeny Casanovu. Bilingual (Hungarian-Slovakian) Edition Plectrum, 2005
- Missa Bestialis. Poems translated into Romanian by A. Iancu, Limes, Cluj, 2008
- Escape from the Ghetto. Literary translations, AB ART , Bratislava, 2008
- A Bag of Cherries. Contemporary Romanian Poetry, AB ART , Bratislava, 2009
- Poems – Poezii Bilingual (Hungarian – Romanian) edition, 2009
- Minimal, Poems, AB-ART Bratislava, 2010
- Blue, Poems, AB-ART Bratislava, 2011
- Metamorfozele lui Casanova, Short Stories translated by Ildiko Foarţă, Grinta, Cluj, 2011
- Casanova átváltozásai, Short Stories in hungarian, AB-ART, 2012
- Most beautiful poems, in Hungarian, 2012, AB ART, Bratislava
- Minimal (poem in Portuguese, translator José Eduardo, 2013, Editora Aty, Porto Alegre, Brazilia
- Casanova’s Metamorphoses Short Stories in English, translator Adrian George Sahlean, 2013, Ekstasis Editions, Vancouver, Canada
- Cravata lui Villon, poems in romanian trad. Serban Foarta, Tipo Moldova 2014
- Blue / Kék, poems translated in English by Erzsébet Csicsery, Libros Libertad, Canada, 2014
- La metamorfosis de Casanova, in spanish translated by Rafael Soler, El Quirófano Ediciones, Ecuador, 2014
- Casanova’s Metamorphoses, Short Stories in Serbian, translated by Jolánka Kovács, Sremska Mitrovicá, 2015
- Missa Bestialis, Poems translated in English by Lucia Gorea, Libros Libertad, 2015
- Istegin Hususiyeti, poems in Turkish translated by Müesser Yeniay, Siirden Yayincilik, Istanbul, 2015
- Minimal, poems in Slovakian translated by Jitka Roznova, SZMIT, Dunajska Streda, 2015
- Villon nyakendője, poems, ART Danubius, 2015
- Kis Odüsszeia, translations from the poetry of the world, 2016
- Chair impassible, poems in French translated by S. Pallai, Éditions du Cygne, Paris, 2016
- O mie de tentacule si-o franghie, poems in Romanian translated by Mihók Tamás, Paralela 45, 2017
- Pritja e përjetshme, poems in Albanian, translated by Baki Ímeri, 2017
- Avqustda qar, poems in Azerbaijani translated by Mehmet Ismail. Edebiyyat, Baku, 2019
- ЛОВ НА ЛЕПОТУ, poems in Serbian translated by Jolánka Kovács, Алма, Belgrad, 2019
- XÁC THỊT VÔ CẢM, poems in Vietnamese translated by Văn Minh Thiều, Nhà xuất bản Cygne, Hanoi, 2019
- La metamorfosis de Casanova, Short Stories in Spanish, translated by Rafael Soler, Libros del Genio Maligno, Granada, Spain, 2020
- Blue, poems translated in Italian by Laura Garavaglia, Quaderni del Bardo edizioni, 2020
- BLUE / ZAMAWATI, poems translated by:Ezra Nyakundi Mose, Christopher Okemwa, Kistrech Theatre International, 2020
- CORPO INDIFERENTE / KÖZÖMBÖS HÚS, translated by Cinzia Demi, foreword Tomaso Kemény, puntoacapo Editrice, 2020
Kiev Guide: Kiev - The Essential Kiev Guide (2018 Edition) What to do in Kiev Ukraine: Food, Sights, Adventure, Arts, Culture, Maps and other cool stuff (Go2UA travel guides) by Alina Potter
The Essential Kiev Guide (2018 Edition) has been fully revised and
updated to introduce Kiev’s key sights, experiences and travel
essentials to make your stay in the Ukrainian capital an enjoyable and
exciting one. Our experience as one of the top Kiev private guides
leading tours for hundreds of western visitors every year has helped us
craft a book which offers practical advice and useful tips when
navigating our city and its many attractions. The new edition includes
an extended ‘Essentials’ section with helpful insights for first-time
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you need to know when planning a trip to Kiev Ukraine, one of Eastern
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Independence Square St. Sophia’s Cathedral Cave Monastery of Kiev St
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Park War Museum House with Khimeras Chernobyl Museum Tours to Chernobyl
and Prypiat St Andrew Descent Mariinskiy Palace and Park National
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River Gastronomical Delights Tour Arts & Folk Pirogovo Museum Jewish
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