My Brilliant Friend

Autor: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 160945863X
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Book One in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila. Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

Burnt River

Autor: Karin Salvalaggio
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 146684633X
File Size: 78,27 MB
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When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut, if high-profile, murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar. Macy can't see any obvious motive for the attack, but John's closest friends and his twin sister, Jessie, have been keeping secrets. With a series of wildfires pushing the area's resources to the limit and Darby Lake's water level dropping to a record low, Jessie is becoming increasingly anxious about what may be uncovered if the rains don't return to the valley soon. Haunted by what's hidden beneath the still waters, she doesn't know whether to help or hinder Macy's investigation. And Macy herself is increasingly uneasy about what she discovers as she navigates the politics of a small town and the Dalton family clan, as well as her own complicated relationship with the father of her young son. Macy Greeley returns in Burnt River, another taut and intimate mystery from acclaimed Bone Dust White author Karin Salvalaggio.

An Invisible Thread

Autor: Laura Schroff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648979
File Size: 55,99 MB
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Presents the true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades, recounting how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an eleven-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever.

To My Best Friends

Autor: Sam Baker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781407483641
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Nicci Morrison was always the first of her friends to do everything...but she wasn't meant to be the first to die. Saying goodbye is never easy, but at least Nicci has one last chance to make a difference before she goes. She's decided to leave letters, giving her most treasured possessions to her closest friends. To her single friend Mona she bequeaths her husband David. To childless Jo, Nicci leaves the care of her three-year-old twin daughters. To Lizzie she leaves her prized garden. But Nicci didn't always know best, and she couldn't have imagined the changes and challenges her letters set in motion for the loved ones she's left behind.

All The Missing Girls

Autor: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501107968
File Size: 70,82 MB
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Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne--Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

Measuring The World

Autor: Daniel Kehlmann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307496751
File Size: 67,45 MB
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Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ziemlich Beste M Tter

Autor: Hanna Simon
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841214029
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Wir können alles – außer Männer! Marie zieht nach Berlin, als der Vater ihres Sohns ihr nach 6 Jahren und 24 Quartalsbeziehungen eröffnet, dass er die Winter-Freundin heiraten wird. Aber auch hunderte Kilometer von ihm entfernt ist das Leben nicht ganz so leicht. Florians Einschulung ist die Schulhof-Version von Hölle: nur überehrgeizige Super-Mamis. Gut, dass es da noch Alexa, Katrin und Olivia gibt. Zusammen kann man wunderbar die anderen perfekt sein lassen. Aber gelingt es ihnen auch, Katrin bei ihrem Kinderwunsch zu unterstützen, Alexas Bindungsangst zu besiegen, die Mobbing-Attacken gegen Florians Lieblingslehrerin abzuwenden und vor allem: für Marie endlich eine neue Liebe zu finden? Witzig, authentisch und mit hohem Identifikationspotential: vier Frauen unter Übermüttern.

The Bell Jar

Autor: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062444476
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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

Lucas

Autor: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 1909489190
File Size: 28,81 MB
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Caitlin's life changes the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer's day. He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen - and when she meets him, her world comes alive.