Contemporary Literature

Caos calmo (Bompiani Vintage)

By Sandro Veronesi

Pietro Paladini è un uomo apparentemente realizzato, con un ottimo lavoro, una donna che lo ama, una figlia di dieci anni. Ma un giorno, mentre salva l. a. vita a una sconosciuta, accade l'imprevedibile, e tutto cambia. Pietro si rifugia nella sua car, parcheggiata davanti alla scuola della figlia, e in line with lui comincia l'epoca del risveglio, tanto folle nella premessa quanto produttiva nei risultati. Osservando il mondo dal punto in cui s'è inchiodato, scopre a poco a poco il lato oscuro degli altri, di quei capi, di quei colleghi, di quei parenti e di tutti quegli sconosciuti che accorrono a lui e soccombono davanti alla sua incomprensibile calma. Così los angeles sua storia si fa immensa, e li contiene tutti, li ispira fino a un finale inaudito eppure del tutto naturale.

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By Alain Elkann

Because the results of a sequence of fortuitous encounters and conditions, the Italian author Giacomo Longhi falls sufferer to an obsessive interest concerning the recognized English artist Julian Sax. He want to meet Sax, however the nice painter is surrounded via a nearly impenetrable protecting reveal. The writer’s spouse, the fascinating and sensuous Rossa, finally takes him to a tea room in London, the place Sax spends a number of hours of every day observed via his kids, types and pals. The narrator starts to worry that his spouse Rossa may succumb to the charms of this seductive guy, who draws girls, paints them after which discards them. In an unpredictable series of occasions, Elkann weaves a desirable internet that blends truth and fiction, and attracts the reader into the lives of characters who will turn out not easy to put out of your mind.

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Your Republic Is Calling You

By Young-ha Kim

A international movie importer, Gi-yeong is a family members guy with a spouse and daughter. An aficionado of Heineken, football, and sushi, he's additionally a North Korean secret agent who has been residing between his enemies for twenty-one years.
Suddenly he gets a mysterious e-mail, a directive likely from the house workplace. He has at some point to come to headquarters. He hasn’t heard from somebody in over ten years. Why is he being known as again now? is that this message quite from Pyongyang? Is he returning to obtain new orders or to be performed for an absence of diligence? Has an individual within the South stumbled on his mystery identification? is that this a capture?

Spanning the process someday, Your Republic is asking You is an emotionally taut, psychologically astute, haunting novel that unearths the intensity of 1 relatively gripping kin mystery and how during which we occasionally by no means rather recognize the folks we like. Confronting ethical questions about small and massive scales, it mines the political and cultural variations that experience reworked South Korea because the Nineteen Eighties. A lament for the destiny of a definite form of guy and a undeniable form of manhood, it really is finally a searing learn of the lengthy and insidious results of dividing a kingdom in two.

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Flirting with Felicity

By Gerri Russell

Felicity Wright by no means anticipated to inherit the resort the place she works as head chef. yet now, she’ll do whatever to maintain the Bancroft lodge operating—even if that suggests blending it up with the past due owner’s good-looking nephew, Blake Bancroft. He’s the following to problem her unforeseen inheritance of the Bancroft resort, and there’s no method both of them are strolling away and not using a fight.

When his uncle wills away his family’s oldest estate, Blake Bancroft chefs up a plan to get it again. to take a look at his festival, he’ll have to sign up. Too undesirable his first come upon with Felicity proves to be whatever yet delicate. As their conflict over possession starts, issues start to warmth up among them—and not only within the kitchen. Their allure could be a recipe for catastrophe. but with the appropriate elements, it may possibly develop into a recipe for love…

In her debut modern romance, award-winning historic romance writer Gerri Russell whips up a candy, passionate, and unforgettably delectable story.

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Delia's Gift

By V.C. Andrews

La esperanza se destruye

No sum of money can retain heartbreak away: Delia Yebarra realized that painful lesson after a boating tragedy ended her fairy-tale romance with Adan Bovia, a filthy rich politician's son. but if she discovers she is wearing his baby, Delia has no selection yet to dwell below the watchful eye of Adan's strong father, who blamed Delia for the lethal coincidence yet quickly places her future health and the secure supply of his grandchild above his resentments. Or so Delia believed.

Pero el amor sopla una nueva vida

For Adan's father intends to take advantage of his connections to blackmail Delia. A merciless nursemaid displays her each stream. And a manipulative schemer orchestrates a reunion with Delia's cousin Edward -- a trip with grave results. yet after tiny Adan Jr. arrives, Delia is not any longer battling for herself yet for every little thing she ever believed, again whilst she was once a Mexican kingdom lady. Can Delia recapture the innocence of her roots and make a shiny destiny for her relations?

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Keeping Her: A LOSING IT Novella

By Cora Carmack

Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards controlled to discover their happily-ever-after regardless of a slightly . . . ahem . . . complex commence. by way of comparability, assembly the oldsters could be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the instant the pair lands in London, new snags simply maintain cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, multiple (mostly) minor mishap, and the conclusion that maybe they are not fairly as prepared for his or her destiny as they thought.

As it seems, the single factor tougher than discovering love is conserving it.

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Liar's Game

By Eric Jerome Dickey

Dana Ann Smith has ditched big apple City—and a dating long gone bad—for la, searching for a brand new guy, a brand new profession, and a few balance. She thinks she’s stumbled on it in Vincent Calvary Browne, Jr., a hard-working, good-looking aerospace tech. They’ve provided barely enough of themselves to make it the proper romance. And they’ve withheld simply enough to break it. whilst their secrets and techniques come to gentle, Dana and Vince come nose to nose with the truth that the passionate video game among enthusiasts and liars has simply all started…

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The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary

By Caspar Henderson

From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s publication of Imaginary Beings, we’ve lengthy been enchanted by means of impressive animals, be they terrifying three-headed canines or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s track. yet bestiaries are greater than simply zany zoology—they are crafty makes an attempt to show broader ideals approximately humans and the common order. this day, we not worry sea monsters or banshees. yet from the notorious honey badger to the large squid, animals proceed to captivate us with the issues they could do and the issues they can't, what we all know approximately them and what we don’t.

With The ebook of slightly Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson bargains readers a desirable, superbly produced modern day menagerie. yet while medieval bestiaries have been frequently in accordance with folklore and delusion, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, greatly with us, albeit occasionally in depleted numbers. The e-book of slightly Imagined Beings transports readers to an international of actual creatures that appear as though they need to be made up—that are someway extra mind-blowing than whatever we'd have imagined. The yeti crab, for instance, makes use of its bushy claws to farm the micro organism on which it feeds. The waterbear, in the meantime, is between nature’s “extreme survivors,” capable of stand up to per week unprotected in outer area. those and different unusual and mind-blowing species invite readers to mirror on what we value—or fail to value—and what we'd change.

A robust mixture of wit, state of the art typical background, and philosophical meditation, The ebook of slightly Imagined Beings is an infectious and encouraging occasion of the sheer ingenuity and diversity of lifestyles in a time of predicament and alter.

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To Die for

By Joyce Maynard

Whilst her husband is shot useless through her teenage boyfriend, would-be tv journalist Suzanne Maretto steps into the position of grieving widow with an excellent functionality. yet few suspect her darkish part. This chilling novel of ambition and sexual obsession is going in the back of the masks of an apple-pie good looks to probe the sinister manipulations of a enchanting femme fatale.

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