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El sari rojo (Seix Barral Biblioteca Breve)

By Javier Moro

En 1965, Sonia Maino, una estudiante italiana de 19 años, conoce en Cambridge a un joven indio llamado Rajiv Gandhi. Ella es hija de una familia humilde de los alrededores de Turín; él pertenece a l. a. estirpe más poderosa de los angeles India. Es el principio de una historia de amor que ni siquiera l. a. muerte será capaz de romper. Por amor, l. a. italiana abandona su mundo y su pasado para fundirse con su nuevo país, los angeles India prodigiosa que adora a veinte millones de divinidades, que habla ochocientos idiomas y que vota a quinientos partidos políticos. Su valor, su honestidad y su entrega acabarán convirtiéndola en una diosa a los ojos de una sexta parte de l. a. humanidad.
Con auténtica magia narrativa, Javier Moro relata los angeles gran saga usual de los Nehru-Gandhi, hombres y mujeres atrapados en las garras del poder, prisioneros de un destino que no han elegido, el mismo que llevará a Sonia a encarnar las esperanzas de mil doscientos millones de personas en el país del Mahatma Gandhi.
Tras el éxito arrollador de Pasión india, Javier Moro, investigador incansable y gran narrador, novela ahora l. a. historia verídica de una europea enfrentada a un mundo complicado y peligroso, envuelta en las intrigas de una familia tan vilipendiada como admirada, y nos traslada a una India fascinante y turbulenta, en permanente proceso de cambio. Su novela anterior, Pasión india, ha cautivado ya a un millón de lectores, está traducida a diecisiete idiomas y pronto será llevada al cine.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School...

By Benjamin Chaud

First, a few great ants scouse borrow breakfast.

Then there are the evil ninjas, substantial ape, mysterious mole humans, large blob, and numerous different daunting (and astounding) detours alongside how to university. Are those excuses relatively why this pupil is overdue? Or is there one other clarification that's much more outrageous than the remainder? From Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud, the severely acclaimed author/illustrator workforce in the back of I did not Do My Homework simply because . . . comes a fast moving, actionpacked, laugh-out-loud tale approximately discovering how you can college regardless of the odds—and the incredible oddness!

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Star Trek: War Stories Book 2 (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 22)

By Keith R. A. DeCandido

CONCLUDING THE intriguing UNTOLD story OF the kingdom WAR!
To hinder his being defeated by means of the S.C.E. workforce of the U.S.S. da Vinci a 3rd time, Overseer Biron of the Androssi has made up our minds to profit approximately his enemies via learning their adventures in the course of the clash with the Dominion....
Following the conflict at Chin'toka, the Federation captured a small send within a Jem'Hadar struggle vessel. The da Vinci's S.C.E. workforce -- led by way of Sonya Gomez's predecessor, Commander Salek of Vulcan -- needs to ascertain the character of the small send. yet will the mysterious vessel turn out to be invaluable to the battle attempt -- or lethal?

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Relentless (The Lost Fleet, Book 5)

By Jack Campbell

After effectively releasing Alliance POWs, "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their robust reserve flotilla in an try to annihilate it as soon as and for all. And as Geary has the fleet bounce from one superstar method to the following, hoping to prevent the inevitable war of words, saboteurs give a contribution to the chaos.

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The Late Henry Moss, Eyes for Consuela, When the World Was Green: Three Plays

By Sam Shepard

Those 3 performs by means of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard are daring, explosive, and finally redemptive dramas propelled by way of kinfolk secrets and techniques and illuminated via a looking intelligence.

In The past due Henry Moss–which premiered in San Francisco, starring Sean Penn and Nick Nolte–two estranged brothers confront the prior as they piece jointly the drunken fishing day trip that preceded their father’s death.

In Eyes for Consuela, in keeping with Octavio Paz’s vintage tale “The Blue Bouquet,” a traveling American encounters a knife-toting Mexican bandit on a ugly quest.

In while the realm used to be eco-friendly, cowritten with Joseph Chaikin, a journalist looking for her father interviews an outdated guy who resolved a generations-old vendetta by means of murdering the inaccurate guy. jointly, those performs shape a strong trio from an everlasting strength in American theater.

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L'oeuvre au clair : Moderato cantabile

By Frédéric Weiss

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Persistence Of Vision

By John Varley

A choice of brief tales from "the wildest and most unique technological know-how fictional brain" (George R.R. Martin) of Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer John Varley.

The Persistance of imaginative and prescient collects 9 amazing fiction stories—including the Hugo and Nebula award-winning name novella—that might in basic terms come from the enthralling mind's eye of 1 of technology fiction's most famous and revered writers.

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The Great Gilly Hopkins

By Katherine Paterson

This Newbery Honor publication from bestselling writer Katherine Paterson will concurrently tug at the heartstrings and reason laugh-out-loud laughter.

Eleven-year-old Gilly has been caught in additional foster households than she will be able to have in mind, and she's disliked all of them. She has a name for being brash, really good, and entirely unmanageable, and that is the manner she likes it. So while she's despatched to stay with the Trotters—by some distance the strangest relations yet—she is aware it is just a brief problem.

Gilly makes a decision to place her sharp brain to paintings and get out of there quick. She's decided to not be a foster child. prior to lengthy she's devised an intricate scheme to get her actual mom to return rescue her. regrettably, the plan does not figure out rather as she was hoping it would...

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Homer & Langley: A Novel

By E.L. Doctorow

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months by way of THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, THE KANSAS urban celebrity, AND BOOKLIST

Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers—the one blind and deeply intuitive, the opposite broken into insanity, or even greatness, by way of mustard fuel within the nice battle. They reside as recluses of their as soon as grand 5th street mansion, scavenging town streets for issues they suspect they could use, hoarding the day-by-day newspapers as examine for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage might be as prophecy. but the epic occasions of the century play out within the lives of the 2 brothers—wars, political hobbies, technological advances—and even if they wish not anything greater than to close out the realm, background turns out to go through their cluttered apartment within the people of immigrants, prostitutes, society ladies, executive brokers, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they fight to outlive and create that means for themselves.

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Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 6)

By Frank Herbert

The wasteland planet Arrakis, known as Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's energy, have colonized a eco-friendly world--and are turning it right into a wilderness, mile through scorched mile.

Here is the final booklet Frank Herbert wrote sooner than his dying. a gorgeous climax to the epic Dune legend that might live to tell the tale forever...

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