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Il gatto che regalava il buonumore
Author: Rachel Wells
Publisher: Garzanti
ISBN: 8811149053
Pages: 336
Year: 2017-11-02T00:00:00+01:00
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«Rachel Wells non sbaglia un colpo e arriva dritta al cuore dei lettori con una nuova avventura dell’amato Alfie. » The Bookseller Quando hai paura di non farcela. Lasciati guidare dalle mie fusa. Ti indicherò la strada per la felicità. Avevo insegnato tanto ai miei umani, ma anche gli umani mi avevano insegnato parecchie cose. Avevo scoperto che nulla è per sempre e devi acchiappare tutta la felicità che puoi, quando puoi. Devi tenerti stretto ciò che è importante per te. Devi apprezzare chi ami ogni singolo giorno. Da quando si è trasferito in Edgar Road, il gatto Alfie non conosce altro posto che possa chiamare casa. Solo qui si sente a proprio agio: passeggia indisturbato nei giardini delle villette e colleziona coccole dai vicini affettuosi. Ormai è uno di famiglia. Perché Alfie non è un gatto come gli altri. Gli basta un attimo per leggere nel cuore degli uomini e aiutarli a ritrovare la serenità. Adesso poi non è più solo. Al suo fianco c’è George, un cucciolo cui rivolge tutta la sua attenzione. Ma Alfie sa che non bisogna mai abbassare la guardia e non tarda a fiutare che qualcosa non va tra gli abitanti del quartiere. Jonathan non sa se adottare un figlio per paura di fare un torto alla primogenita Summer. La timida Polly si preoccupa troppo per il marito, rimasto all’improvviso senza lavoro e costretto a fare il «mammo». E la bella Tasha ha smesso di sorridere dopo che il fidanzato l’ha lasciata senza spiegazioni. Non c’è un minuto da perdere. Alfie deve intervenire subito se vuole insegnare ai suoi amici come ritrovare la gioia che la vita ci offre ogni giorno. Perché solamente lui sa trasformare un problema in un’opportunità e una ferita del cuore in una nuova occasione d’amore. Perché con la sua sensibilità Alfie può arrivare a toccare le corde giuste e far vibrare la felicità anche quando i problemi sembrano non avere soluzione. Dopo il successo strepitoso di Il gatto che aggiustava i cuori e Il gatto che insegnava a essere felici, sempre in vetta alle classifiche internazionali, Rachel Wells torna a sorprendere i suoi lettori con una nuova avventura dell’amatissimo Alfie. Una storia che ci invita a non avere paura del cambiamento, ma ad affrontarlo con coraggio per trasformalo ogni volta in un’occasione di riscatto.
Alfie the Doorstep Cat
Author: Rachel Wells
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008101612
Pages: 400
Year: 2014-10-23
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For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.
Swift as Desire
Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400033268
Pages: 208
Year: 2002-08-27
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As the millions of fans of Like Water for Chocolate know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel is Júbilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to “hear” people’s true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Júbilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Júbilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents’ long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
Author: C. Collodi
Publisher: 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印
ISBN:
Pages: 254
Year: 2017-04-19
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How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child Centuries ago there lived-- "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet
Author: Tom Kerridge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935438
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-01-12
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Thanks to his Dopamine Diet, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has shed eleven stone over the past three years. That's the same as 70 bags of sugar. If you're struggling with your weight and need to shift unhealthy pounds, this new approach makes it easy, and is guaranteed to make you feel happier in the process. Most people find it hard to keep to a long-term diet, but this one is different. The recipes feature ingredients that trigger the release of the 'happy hormone' dopamine in your brain, so it's a diet that will make you feel good! Tom's 'dopamine heroes' include dairy products such as double cream and yoghurt, good-quality meats including beef, chicken and turkey, and even chocolate. By ditching alcohol and starchy carbs in favour of plenty of protein, fresh fruit and veg, you will be eating meals that will help you shed the weight, whilst offering a satisfying intensity of flavour. Treats in store for Dopamine Dieters include spinach, bacon and mint soup; roasted onion salad with fried halloumi; shepherd's pie with creamy cauliflower topping; soy glazed cod with chilli, garlic and ginger; braised beef with horseradish; Chinese pork hot pot; and chocolate mousse with sesame almond biscuits. These are recipes that don't feel like diet food, and can be shared with friends and family. It worked for Tom and it can work for you. Give it a go! And lose weight the Dopamine Diet way.
The Diary of a Bookseller
Author: Shaun Bythell
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782833633
Pages:
Year: 2017-09-28
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Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there 'The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell's freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.' (Mail on Sunday) 'Utterly compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people ... I urge you to buy this book and please, even at the risk of being insulted or moaned at, buy it from a real live bookseller.' (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express) Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
Pen, Sword, Camisole
Author: Jorge Amado
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
ISBN:
Pages: 274
Year: 1985
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The bitter competition for the late Antonio Bruno's seat in the Brazilian Academy of Letters mirrors the greater political conflicts of Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s
Auntie Mame
Author: Patrick Dennis
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767910958
Pages: 320
Year: 2002-02-05
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With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in 1955--and today remains one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway and a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world’s most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a read in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s. Follow the rollicking adventures of this unflappable flapper as seen through the wide eyes of her young, impressionable nephew and discover anew or for the first time why Mame has made the world a more wonderful place. "Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated, slapsatiric." The Denver Post
Anne Frank
Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 0671707612
Pages: 305
Year: 1972-06-01
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A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
Felix the Railway Cat
Author: Kate Moore
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405929790
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-02-23
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It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph When Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways. She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together. But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . . Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
The Festival of Insignificance
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0062356895
Pages: 128
Year: 2015-06-23
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Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism—that's The Festival of Insignificance. Readers who know Kundera's earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the "unserious" in a novel is not at all unexpected of him. In Immortality, Goethe and Hemingway stroll through several chapters together, talking and laughing. And in Slowness, Vera, the author's wife, says to her husband, "You've often told me you meant to write a book one day that would have not a single serious word in it . . . I warn you: watch out. Your enemies are lying in wait." Now, far from watching out, Kundera is finally and fully realizing his old aesthetic dream in this novel, which we may easily view as a summation of his whole work. A strange sort of summation. Strange sort of epilogue. Strange sort of laughter, inspired by our time, which is comical because it has lost all sense of humor. What more can we say? Nothing. Just read. The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, since 1975. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short story collection Laughable Loves—all originally in Czech. His more recent novels, Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.
A Gift from Bob
Author: James Bowen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466889284
Pages: 192
Year: 2015-10-13
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Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat—learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, A Gift from Bob, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times—providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the hundreds of thousands of fans who read A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.
The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin
Author: Stephanie Knipper
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206470
Pages: 352
Year: 2016-08-02
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In the spirit of Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers--and with a touch of the magical--The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is a spellbinding debut about a wondrously gifted child and the family that she helps to heal. Sisters Rose and Lily Martin were inseparable when growing up on their family’s Kentucky flower farm yet became distant as adults when Lily found herself unable to deal with the demands of Rose’s unusual daughter. But when Rose becomes ill, Lily is forced to return to the farm and to confront the fears that had driven her away. Rose’s daughter, ten-year-old Antoinette, has a form of autism that requires constant care and attention. She has never spoken a word, but she has a powerful gift that others would give anything to harness--she can heal with her touch. She brings wilted flowers back to life, makes a neighbor’s tremors disappear, and even changes the course of nature on the flower farm. Antoinette’s gift, though, comes at a price, since each healing puts her own life in jeopardy. As Rose--the center of her daughter’s life--struggles with her own failing health and Lily confronts her anguished past, the sisters, and the men who love them, come to realize the sacrifices that must be made to keep this very special child safe. Written with great heart and a deep understanding of what it feels like to be different, The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is a novel about what it means to be family and about the lengths to which people will go to protect the ones they love. “This is the kind of book that invites you home, sits you down at the kitchen table, and feeds you something delicious and homemade. You will want to stay in this world where new relationships bloom out of broken ones, sisters find one another again, and miracles really do occur.” —Tiffany Baker
The Eyes of Venice
Author: Alessandro Barbero
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609458516
Pages: 448
Year: 2012-10-30
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Winner of the Alessandro Manzoni Prize for Fiction Venice at the end of the 1500s is an unforgiving city. The Doge rules with an iron fist and the Holy Office harbors suspicions about everything and everyone. Even the walls have eyes. The Republic of Venice watches and listens, then passes judgment swiftly and definitively. In a city where everyone is assumed guilty of something, a young stonemason by the name of Michele has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Afraid for his life, he flees the city aboard a galley carrying gold coin, leaving behind his young wife, Bianca. Banished from his home, Michele embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures as the ship he travels on stops in every port and on every island of the Mediterranean. In order to survive this once naïve and immature boy must fast become a man, one possessed of cunning, courage and fortitude. Bianca remains alone in the cruel and treacherous Venice. She faces challenges that are, if anything, even more difficult than those of Michele, and will encounter all the terrors and mysteries that the labyrinthine city holds in its blind alleys and narrow passageways. And she, like Michele, will discover in herself a tenacious and indestructible will to survive. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Me and You
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861999
Pages: 160
Year: 2012-02-02
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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.