Author: Marzia Sicignano
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Ti sei mai sentito solo al mondo? Ti sei mai sentito senza un senso, diviso a metà, come se ti mancasse qualcosa? Ecco, quando ti ho visto per la prima volta è stato come ritrovare la parte di me che avevo perso, forse, quando ho messo piede in questo mondo. Eccola, l'essenza del primo, vero amore, che travolge i protagonisti di questa storia: la sensazione meravigliosa che, tutto a un tratto, il caos che hanno dentro trovi finalmente un punto intorno al quale sciogliersi, permettendogli di accarezzare quella felicità di cui fino a un momento prima avevano solo fantasticato. Perché quando si è ragazzi e ci si ama, si può davvero tutto, persino regalarsi il mare. Che poi, a pensarci bene, ogni cosa bella comincia sempre da lì, dal mare, metafora perfetta di quell'esplosione di emozioni che senti dentro quando ti innamori. Il mare, che quando ci entri lo fai velocemente, senza pensare alle conseguenze: ti tuffi e basta. Il mare che, da solo, è in grado di curarti il cuore e che, persino quando ti tramortisce con le sue onde, è talmente bello che proprio non riesci a concepire che potrebbe anche farti del male. Eppure potrebbe, potrebbe eccome. E infatti, la lei e il lui di questo romanzo particolarissimo, in cui i sentimenti si muovono liberamente attraverso le poesie e la prosa, ben presto saranno costretti ad affrontare le loro personali tempeste: un misto di insicurezze, fragilità, paura di non essere "abbastanza" con il rischio, inevitabile, di andare alla deriva, l'uno lontano dall'altra. Pure loro mare, un mare mai calmo, che distrugge tutto ma che vale sempre la pena guardare, respirare, vivere, anche se fa male, fin che ce n'è.
Author: Jennifer Tseng
Finalist for the 2016 PEN AWARD for Debut Fiction Books may be Mayumi Saito’s greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. Forty-one years old, disenchanted wife and dutiful mother, Mayumi’s work as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading and provides her with many occasions for wry observations on human nature, but it does little to remedy the mundanity of her days. That is, until the day she issues a library card to a shy seventeen-year-old boy and swiftly succumbs to a sexual obsession that subverts the way she sees the library, her family, the island she lives on, and ultimately herself. Wary of the consequences of following through on her fantasies, Mayumi hesitates at first. But she cannot keep the young man from her thoughts. After a summer of overlong glances and nervous chitchat in the library, she finally accepts that their connection is undeniable. In a sprawling house emptied of its summer vacationers, their affair is consummated and soon consolidated thanks to an explosive charge of erotic energy. Mayumi’s life is radically enriched by the few hours each week that she shares with the young man, and as their bond grows stronger thanks not only to their physical closeness but also to their long talks about the books they both love, those hours spent apart seem to Mayumi increasingly bleak and intolerable. As her obsession worsens, in a frantic attempt to become closer to the young man, Mayumi nervously befriends another librarian patron, the young man’s mother. The two women forge a tenuous friendship that will prove vital to both in the most unexpected ways when catastrophe strikes. Exquisitely written, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness is part wry confession, part serious meditation. At its most anxious, it’s a book about time, at its most ecstatic, it’s a deeply human story about pleasure. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY, SOMETIMES . . . Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. He plans to live in perfect isolation for a week, keeping the adult world at bay. Then a visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia, changes everything.
Author: Jojo Moyes
After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor. Louisa Clark is struggling without him. When an accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she cannot help but feel she is right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life.
Author: Alessandro Baricco
A group of people all looking for a missing piece of themselves converges at a remote seaside inn, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth of their entwined situations becomes clear. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
The hottest summer of the twentieth century. A tiny community of five houses enclosed by wheat fields. While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. Whilst exploring a dilapidated and uninhabited farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he has found, Michele has to draw strength from his own sense of humanity. It is Ammaniti's ability to inhabit the mind and perspective of his young hero that makes I'm Not Scared such an affecting and extraordinary novel. The book is a masterpiece of coming of age; a compelling portrait of losing one's innocence and a powerful reflection on the complexities and compromises inherent in growing up.
Author: Italo Svevo, Beth Archer Brombert
Publisher: Yale University Press
In this novel, Svevo tells the story of the amorous entanglement of Emilio, a failed writer already old at 35, and Angiolina, a beautiful but promiscuous young woman. A study in jealousy and self torment, it is suffused with a tragic sense of existence.
Author: Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver: she's adjusting to her new home (and her new family) in London; she has a burgeoning romance with Henry Harper, one of the cutest boys in school; and the girl who's been turning her dreams into nightmares, Anabel, is now locked up. But serenity doesn't last for long. It seems that Liv's troubles are far from over--in fact, suddenly they're piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv's most intimate secrets, Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv? Romance, adventure, and danger abound in Dream On, the second book in the Silver trilogy.
Author: TruthBeTold Ministry, King James, Giovanni Luzzi, Giovanni Diodati
Publisher: TruthBeTold Ministry (PublishDrive)
This publication contains King James Bible (1611, Pure Cambridge, Authorized Version) and Riveduta Bibbia (1924) and Giovanni Diodati Bibbia (1603) translation. It has 210,928 references and shows 2 formats of The Bible. It includes King James Bible and Riveduta Bibbia and Giovanni Diodati Bibbia formatted in a read and navigation friendly format, or the Navi-format for short. Here you will find each verse printed in parallel in the kjb-itriv-igd order. It includes a full, separate and not in parallel, copy of the King James Bible and Riveduta Bibbia and Giovanni Diodati Bibbia, built for text-to-speech (tts) so your device can read The Bible out loud to you. How the general Bible-navigation works: A Testament has an index of its books. The TTS format lists books and chapters after the book index. The Testaments reference each other in the book index. Each book has a reference to The Testament it belongs to. Each book has a reference to the previous and or next book. Each book has an index of its chapters. Each chapter has a reference to the book it belongs to. Each chapter reference the previous and or next chapter. Each chapter has an index of its verses. Each chapter in TTS reference same chapter in the Navi-format. Each verse is numbered and reference the chapter it belongs to. Each verse starts on a new line for better readability. In the TTS format the verse numbers are not shown. Any reference in an index brings you to the location. The Built-in table of contents reference all books in all formats. We believe we have built one of the best if not the best navigation there is to be found in an ebook such as this! It puts any verse at your fingertips and is perfect for the quick lookup. And the combination of King James Bible and Riveduta Bibbia and Giovanni Diodati Bibbia and its navigation makes this ebook unique. Note that Text-To-Speech (TTS) support varies from device to device. Some devices do not support it. Others support only one language and some support many languages. The language used for TTS in this ebook is English.
Author: Michel Foucault
When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.
Author: Francesco De Masi
Publisher: Francesco De Masi
Nata in un paese di neve, vive in un paese di vento, e non ha mai visto il mare. E' la signora Thibault, moglie dell'ingegner Daniel, che ha saputo catturare la luce, rifrangendola in mille sfumature, irreprensibile madre e moglie, finché un giorno, un'onda la porta via.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Beautiful Emma Bovary dreams of love and riches but her marriage to Charles, a dull country doctor, is far from satisfying. In an attempt to escape the narrow confines of her life, she embarks on a series of passionate affairs, hoping to find the romantic ideal she always dreamed about in the arms of other men, but it soon becomes clear that she is hurtling towards tragedy . . . Gustave Flaubert’s daring portrait of adultery caused a national scandal when Madame Bovary was first published, and this masterpiece of realist literature has lost none of its impact today. This beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of Madame Bovary is translated by Eleanor Marx Aveling and features an afterword by the playwright, screenwriter and actor, Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much-loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.