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Winter Prophet: a novel by Shay Youngblood

By Shay Youngblood

Set within the overdue 19th century, the unconventional follows iciness Grace, the uniquely proficient daughter of former slaves, who's decided to turn into an opera singer and her ally, Nathan Fitzpatrick, an undertaker’s son, who goals of changing into a boxer. there's little wish for both in their desires to be learned within the small Kansas city the place they develop into maturity. Winter’s existence is remodeled whilst a mysterious Italian voice instructor, l. a. Signora, arrives on the town on a morning teach wearing night outfits, bearing bruises from her abusive husband, a recognized tenor. On their marriage ceremony day iciness and Nathan runaway jointly and got down to create the lives they've got dreamed approximately. iciness Prophet used to be encouraged by means of the lifetime of African American opera diva Sisseretta Jones referred to as the “Black Patti” (1869-1933).

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The Adventures of Pablo Pistacho: The Color Crusade by Ross Cornell,Jaime Becktel

By Ross Cornell,Jaime Becktel

The Adventures of Pablo Pistacho is an epic novel in rhyme that follows an inspiring little painter as he fights to revive colour to a drab world.  Pablo Pistacho is rarely greater than a thimble, but his ardour for all times, his reverence for nature, and his love for portray are gigantic.  someday he strays from his ordinary solitary course and reveals himself on an experience that results in mysterious lands.  Pablo meets unusual characters alongside the best way ahead of stumbling upon a sinister plot to scouse borrow the colour from life.  Pablo is surprised to find a country the place colour has been outlawed, the place portray is punishable via dying, and the place humans were dwelling grey lives goodbye they've got forgotten colour even exists!  Pablo joins forces with locals to bare the reality and placed an finish to the colorless age.  With ardour and backbone, Pablo discovers his braveness, learns the worth of friendship and captures each center within the kingdom!

Pablo's tale lives in his vibrant descriptions of existence throughout him.  As he workouts his creativity and seeks to appreciate nice truths, Pablo travels nice distances in the course of the nation-state and during his personal self.  Pablo acknowledges his destiny and steps ahead to propel himself on a project to talk the reality and unfastened the world from the tyranny of passive acceptance.  Championing the lifetime of the person and devoted to overcoming nice odds, Pablo Pistacho shines a refined poetic mild on undying seeds of knowledge and embodies the opportunity of being precise to ones self.  Take your self on a major trip with The Adventures of Pablo Pistacho: the colour Crusade!

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Voor de val (Dutch Edition) by Noah Hawley,Carolien Metaal

By Noah Hawley,Carolien Metaal

Een prachtig geschreven, gevoelig verhaal over de vriendschap tussen een guy en een variety die door het lot bij elkaar zijn gebracht

Op een mistige zomeravond  gaan tien mensen in Martha’s winery aan boord van een klein privévliegtuigje: negen rijke mensen die daar thuishoren, en een kunstenaar die toevallig aan boord belandt. Zestien minuten  later is het vliegtuig neergestort in zee. De enige overlevenden zijn een jongetje van vier en Scott Burroughs, de kunstenaar, die het type weet te redden.

Afgewisseld met flashbacks naar de levens van de passagiers en bemanningsleden van het vliegtuigje die het niet overleef­ den, ontvouwt zich het verhaal van Scott, het jongetje en de fragiele vriendschap die zich ontwikkelt tussen dit onwaar­ schijnlijke duo. Langzamerhand rijst het vermoeden dat er iets achter de vliegtuigcrash zat – er zijn te veel strange toevallig­ heden. Waarom zaten er zo veel invloedrijke mensen aan boord van deze vlucht? used to be het ongeval een mechanische of een menselijke fout, of was once er iets anders aan de hand?

De pers over de boeken van Noah Hawley
‘Onweerstaanbaar.’ The Wall highway Journal

‘Spannend en hartverscheurend.’ Bookpage

‘Een heftige, emotionele pageturner.’ San Francisco Chronicle

‘Een memorabel, ontroerend en meeslepend meesterwerk.’ Sunday Express

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Confini mutevoli (Italian Edition) by Maria Letizia Avato

By Maria Letizia Avato

“Ma questa mattina il platano agita i rami al vento con impeto ritrovato ed io, cercando piccole nicchie in cui restare, sento un moto di leggerezza nuovo fra le mie corde. Il corpo dal letto mi guarda e, sul volto immobile
e inespressivo, un sorriso, che solo io vedo, appare.”
L’anima va svelata a poco a poco e spesso recalcitra, non accetta intrusioni. L’autrice aiuta a percorrere questo
viaggio, lungo le strade del senso mancante, con conoscenza del ritmo narrativo ed eleganza di stile. Fino a dove? A un canto. E spesso non si può fare altro.
(Giovanni Baldaccini)
Maria Letizia Avato è nata a Roma dove vive. Si è dedicata in keeping with diversi anni al disegno artistico a china e alla fotografia. Dal 2006 ha iniziato a scrivere racconti con i quali ha vinto premi e ottenuto numerosi riconoscimenti e l’inserimento in raccolte antologiche. Si è interessata anche al genere giallo con un racconto scritto insieme all’attore e regista Marco Belocchi. Nel 2008 ha pubblicato Incontri, il suo primo romanzo
che ha ricevuto, nello stesso anno, una menzione d’onore al concorso letterario l. a. Clessidra.

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Beantown Boomtown Bangalore in the World of Words by Jayanth Kodkani

By Jayanth Kodkani

From Hartford to Ho Chi Minh urban, from Cairo to Copenhagen, Bangalore is really a model. however the inspiration of Bangalore extends past its wealth of software program programming and BPO providers. the town may well now be a whiz child of the realm, yet at the back of it looms the shadow of a brooding senior citizen who grew up amidst tree-lined avenues, conversations over 'by-two' espresso, and a keenness for paintings up to technology and know-how. Jayanth Kodkani, a senior journalist, has lived in Bangalore all his lifestyles, staring at its many faces of swap. He has written generally on social and cultural issues, along with attempting his hand at writing brief tales and translating Kannada fiction into English. R. Edwin Sudhir is a journalist with an abiding curiosity in know-how, game and society and how those influence one another. He lives in Bangalore. He sees, with a few remorse, how an outdated, understated town-city is steadily giving technique to a brand new, brash wannabe-metropolis.

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The Chester Chronicles by Kermit Moyer

By Kermit Moyer

Chester "Chet" Patterson, the protagonist-narrator of Kermit Moyer's first novel, is a military brat who grows up within the Nineteen Fifties and is derived of age within the Nineteen Sixties. He has a high-strung knockout of a mom who should be consuming her means into alcoholism, an Army-officer father he either resents and admires, and a more youthful sister whose high-school attractiveness he can in basic terms envy.

Moving each or 3 years, Chester is a perennial new child in addition to a bookish and movie-besotted romantic who on the age of 13 falls in love, he thinks, along with his personal first cousin, Frenchie, a seventeen-year-old older girl.

Each bankruptcy is a discrete tale that chronicles a pivotal second in Chester's existence, taking him a bit deeper into himself in addition to a bit farther into the century, in settings that fluctuate from the a long way East to the Wild West and through a time that incorporates the start of rock n roll, the Civil Rights stream, the Cuban Missile problem, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The long island occasions booklet assessment referred to as Kermit Moyer's number of tales, Tumbling, "a paintings of ringing authenticity" and known as the writer an "impressive new voice."

Publishers Weekly praised Moyer's writing as "controlled and robust and exclusive by way of an extraordinary poetic ability."

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Paradise Explored by Louis H. Campbell,Romel Saplaco

By Louis H. Campbell,Romel Saplaco

A continuation of the move of unique episodes approximately coming of age in a small mountain city. those studies are just to be had out of your grandparents, and from those that inhabit nursing houses and retirement facilities. Spend a bit time at these locations and hear those that have to consult somebody. you are going to then relate to those tales with a clean aspect of view.

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La figlia femmina (Italian Edition) by Anna Giurickovic Dato

By Anna Giurickovic Dato

Sensuale come una moderna Lolita, ambiguo come un romanzo di Moravia, l. a. figlia femmina è il duro e sorprendente romanzo d’esordio della giovane scrittrice Anna Giurickovic Dato.
Ambientato tra Rabat e Roma, il libro racconta una perturbante storia familiare, in cui il rapporto tra il padre, Giorgio, e sua figlia Maria, nasconde un segreto inconfessabile. A narrare tutto in prima character è in line withò l. a. moglie e madre Silvia, innamorata di Giorgio, ma incapace di riconoscere los angeles malattia di cui l’uomo soffre. Mentre osserviamo Maria non prendere sonno l. a. notte, rinunciare alla scuola e alle amicizie, rivoltarsi continuamente contro l. a. madre, crescere dentro un’atmosfera di dolore e sospetto, scopriamo mano a mano l. a. sottile trama psicologica della vicenda e comprendiamo los angeles colpevole incapacità degli adulti di difendere le fragilità e le debolezze dei propri figli.
Quando, dopo l. a. morte misteriosa di Giorgio, madre e figlia si trasferiscono a Roma, Silvia finalmente si innamora di un altro uomo, Antonio. los angeles cena organizzata dalla donna in keeping with a ways conoscere il nuovo compagno a sua figlia, risveglierà antichi drammi, a long wayà sanguinare di nuovo l. a. ferita rimasta aperta. Maria è davvero innocente, è veramente l. a. vittima del rapporto con suo padre? Allora perché prova a sedurre in line with tutta l. a. sera Antonio sotto gli occhi annichiliti della madre? E los angeles stessa Silvia period davvero ignara di quello che Giorgio imponeva a sua figlia?
La figlia femmina mette in discussione ogni nostra certezza: le vittime sono al contempo carnefici, gli innocenti sono natural colpevoli. È un romanzo specialty, che tiene il lettore incollato alla pagina, proprio in virtù di quella abilità psicologica che ci rivela un’autrice tanto giovane quanto perfettamente consapevole del suo talento letterario.

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Granny's Bathroom and Other Short Stories by Roger Allan Byer

By Roger Allan Byer

brief tales from the island of Grenada.

Most of the tales of “Granny’s toilet” happened in or round the town’s alleyways, slender streets and shortcuts. The Carenage, citadel George, Sendall Tunnel, The Spout, Empire Cinema, Brathwaite’s store, The publications’ Hut, the hearth station, Sandy Island, The Esplanade and Tanteen have been the degree props for our adventures. those detailed locations have been frequented by way of vibrant neighborhood characters that evoked stories of a life-style that has all yet disappeared with out a trace...

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