Il Bambino Nella Neve

Autor: Wlodek Goldkorn
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858831543
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Cos’è la memoria? Cosa resta delle vite e delle morti di chi abbiamo amato, di chi ci ha preceduto? Riflessioni che diventano lancinanti se rivolte al passato di un ebreo, polacco e comunista, cresciuto nel dopoguerra in una patria che l’ha poi rinnegato. Wlodek Goldkorn è da molti anni una voce conosciuta della cultura italiana, ha intervistato grandi artisti, scrittori, premi Nobel, e raccontato molte storie – mai la sua personale. Quella di un bambino nato da genitori scampati agli orrori della Seconda guerra mondiale, che abitava in una casa abbandonata dai tedeschi in fuga, ancora piena di piatti e mobili adornati con le svastiche, che crebbe nel vuoto di una memoria familiare impossibile da raccontare, impossibile da dimenticare, impossibile da vivere.

Miami Blues

Autor: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307488217
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After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn’t think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back over ten years of cases wondering who would want to beat him into unconsciousness, steal his gun and badge, and most importantly, make off with his prized dentures. But the pieces never quite add up to revenge, and the few clues he has keep connecting to a dimwitted hooker, and her ex-con boyfriend and the bizarre murder of a Hare Krishna pimp. Chronically depressed, constantly strapped for money, always willing to bend the rules a bit, Hoke Moseley is hardly what you think of as the perfect cop, but he is one of the the greatest detective creations of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sergeant In The Snow

Autor: Mario Rigoni Stern
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810160552
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First published in Italy in 1953, this autobiography details the author's harrowing experiences as a soldier on the Russian front during World War II.

The Silver Boy

Autor: Kristina Ohlsson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448194172
File Size: 67,95 MB
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They thought ghosts didn't exist . . . But when Aladdin’s parents discover food is being stolen from their restaurant, he and his friends decide to investigate. Soon, Aladdin notices a strange boy – dressed in short trousers, despite the freezing cold. But as hard as he tries to catch him, the boy always disappears – leaving no tracks in the fresh snow. Before long, Aladdin and his friends are pulled into a web of secrets and history, treasure and crime. Can they uncover the mystery of the curious Silver Boy?

Smilla S Sense Of Snow

Autor: Peter Hoeg
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385315147
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Presents the story of Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson, who investigates a Danish company's files to uncover the mystery behind her six-year-old neighbor's deadly fall.

Child 44

Autor: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847398081
File Size: 70,62 MB
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Now a major movie, directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman. For fans of Robert Harris, John Le Carre and Martin Cruz Smith comes a gripping thriller set in Moscow, 1953. Under Stalin's terrifying regime families live in fear. When the all-powerful State claims there is no such thing as crime, who dares disagree? An ambitious secret police officer, Leo Demidov has spent his career arresting anyone who steps out of line. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when he uncovers evidence of a killer at large. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must risk both their lives to save the lives of others. Inspired by a real-life investigation, Child 44is a relentless story of love, hope and bravery in a totalitarian world. It is a thriller unlike any you have ever read.

Marcovaldo

Autor: Italo Calvino
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544133226
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A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian). In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life. Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing for the unspoiled rural world of his imagination. Much to the continuing puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams and gives rein to his fantasies, whether it’s sleeping in the great outdoors on a park bench, following a stray cat, or trying to catch wasps. Unfortunately, the results are never quite what he anticipates. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1960s, the twenty stories in Marcovaldo are alternately comic and melancholy, farce and fantasy. Throughout, Calvino’s unassuming masterpiece “conveys the sensuous, tangible qualities of life” (The New York Times).

Night

Autor: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The Snows Of Yesteryear

Autor: Gregor Von Rezzori
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176537
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Gregor von Rezzori was born in Czernowitz, a onetime provincial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that was later to be absorbed successively into Romania, the USSR, and the Ukraine—a town that was everywhere and nowhere, with a population of astonishing diversity. Growing up after World War I and the collapse of the empire, Rezzori lived in a twilit world suspended between the formalities of the old nineteenth-century order which had shaped his aristocratic parents and the innovations, uncertainties, and raw terror of the new century. The haunted atmosphere of this dying world is beautifully rendered in the pages of The Snows of Yesteryear. The book is a series of portraits—amused, fond, sometimes appalling—of Rezzori’s family: his hysterical and histrionic mother, disappointed by marriage, destructively obsessed with her children’s health and breeding; his father, a flinty reactionary, whose only real love was hunting; his haughty older sister, fated to die before thirty; his earthy nursemaid, who introduced Rezzori to the power of storytelling and the inevitability of death; and a beloved governess, Bunchy. Telling their stories, Rezzori tells his own, holding his early life to the light like a crystal until it shines for us with a prismatic brilliance.

The Snow Day

Autor: Komako Sakai
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545337607
File Size: 36,93 MB
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The best snow day book since Ezra Jack Keats's THE SNOWY DAY... A young rabbit wakes up to wonderful news: A snow day! School is canceled, and the day that follows is rich with the magic and delight of the falling snow. And yet there is longing too, as the young rabbit and his mother wait for news of his father, grounded on a plane in a faraway city.... The news that his father will be home tomorrow gives the book a peaceful, comforting, and perfect ending.