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Shadow Man

by Cody Mcfadyen

This electrifying debut thriller takes the serial-killer novel where it's never dared to go before. Years after a madman shattered Special FBI Agent Smoky Barrett's life, a new and fascinating killer is coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.

American Love Songs (Deutsch)

by Ashlyn Kane Martina Gille

Jake Brenner muss sich erst mal die Hörner abstoßen, ehe er daran denken kann, sich zu verlieben. Abgesehen davon, ist er viel zu beschäftigt mit seiner Band, den Wayward Sons, um sich auf die Suche nach der großen Liebe zu machen. Seine Zurückhaltung hat nichts mit seiner peinlichen Schwärmerei für Chris, den Leadsänger der Band und Jakes ehemals bestem Freund, zu tun. Aber das war, bevor der geheimnisvolle Streuner Parker McAvoy sich als neuer Leadgitarrist der Band eingeschrieben hatte. Er kann die Anziehungskraft, die der süße, schusselige Parker auf ihn ausübt, nur eine gewisse Zeit lang verleugnen, ehe er sein Verlangen, etwas deswegen zu unternehmen, nicht mehr länger ignorieren kann. Das Problem ist, dass Parker genau weiß, was Jake für ein Schürzenjäger ist - und, ach ja, er ist nicht schwul. Das denkt Jake jedenfalls, bis eine Reihe von miteinander verbundenen Ereignissen ihm vielversprechende neue Einsichten verschafft. Kann er Parker überzeugen, über seine schillernde Vergangenheit hinwegzusehen und ihm eine Chance zu geben? Oder wird dieses Liebeslied verklingen, ehe es überhaupt begonnen hat?

Au cœur du typhon

by Iriam Shostakovich M. D. Grimm

La saga des métamorphes, tome 2Ryan et Caleb sont devenus les meilleurs amis au monde alors que Caleb guidait et accompagnait Ryan sur les pas d'une existence humaine. Ryan est un métamorphe né taureau sous le nom de Typhon, et recueilli par la mère de Caleb afin de le protéger. Caleb ne tarde pas à se montrer protecteur lui aussi. Au fil du temps passé ensemble, la teneur des sentiments qui lient l'humain au métamorphe taurin évolue et l'intensité ne fait que s'approfondir. Mais alors qu'ils décident enfin de donner une chance à leur relation de couple, Ryan est enlevé. Caleb est donc forcé de contacter l'Agence - une organisation qui veille sur les animorphes - s'il ne veut pas que leur nouvelle vie ne se termine avant même d'avoir pu réellement commencer.

Mit ganzem Herzen

by Nora Lys Cate Ashwood

Buch 2 in der Serie - Hope CoveOfficer Declan Grant wird zu einem Einsatz am Pier von Hope Coves gerufen. Dort findet er Lucas Hale vor, der zusammengeschlagen von einem Fischerboot geworfen wurde und kaum noch am Leben ist. Das brutale Verbrechen erschüttert die friedliche Gemeinde, in der jeder jeden kennt und die Türen meistens unverschlossen sind. Obwohl Declan noch nicht lange in Hope Cove wohnt, möchte er für immer hier bleiben und nichts würde er lieber tun, als Lucas zu beschützen. Freiwillig beginnt er, sich nach dessen Entlassung aus dem Krankenhaus um Lucas zu kümmern. Lucas will einfach nur die ganze Sache hinter sich lassen und nach vorne schauen. Je besser er Declan jedoch kennenlernt, desto schwerer fällt es ihm, Abstand zu dem Mann mit dem ausgeprägten Gerechtigkeitssinn zu halten. Die Untersuchung des Falls dauert an und Declan steht bald vor einem moralischen Dilemma. Er muss eine Wahl treffen, die sein geordnetes Leben durcheinanderwirbeln könnte und ihn zwingt, sich zwischen Lucas und dem Gesetz zu entscheiden.

Sutphin Boulevard (Deutsch)

by Johanna Hofer Lobenstein Santino Hassell

Ein Titel der Fünf Stadtbezirke SerieMichael Rodriguez und Nunzio Medici sind seit zwei Jahrzehnten Freunde. Sie haben alles miteinander geteilt; vom Verlassen ihrer gestörten Familien im Scherbenviertel von South Jamaica in Queens, bis hin zum Unterrichten in einer der schwulenfreundlichsten Schulen in Brooklyn. Zumindest dachten sie so, bis eine schwüle Nacht des Tanzens zu einer unerwarteten Begegnung führt, die für immer ihre Freundschaft verändert. Jetzt sind beiläufige Berührungen und verweilende Blicke mit sexueller Spannung überladen, und Michael kann das Gefühl der Hände seines besten Freundes auf ihm nicht vergessen. Als es sowohl im Beruf als auch zuhause zu Problemen kommt, sucht Michael immer wieder Vergessen in der ungezwungenen Intimität und dem überwältigenden Sex, die er bei Nunzio findet. Aber die Dinge bleiben nicht lange so einfach. Als Michaels Welt anfängt, unter einer Flut aus Tragödie und Komplikationen zusammenzustürzen, weiß er, dass er eine Entscheidung treffen muss: Erlösung auf dem Weg der Selbstzerstörung finden oder die Liebe des Mannes zu akzeptieren, der seit zwanzig Jahren an seiner Seite ist.

Four Great Restoration Comedies

by William Wycherley

When England's theaters reopened in 1660, 18 years after being closed by an act of Parliament, audiences embraced the witty and satirical dialogue spoken by "plain folks" characters--it was a new era in drama. The four comedy classics featured in this one convenient collection are typical of the works popularized during one of the most exciting and innovative periods in English theater.Brimming with bawdy and satirical comedies and rampant with notorious womanizers, amorous adventure, and marital discord are works by William Wycherley (The Country Wife), Sir George Etherege (The Man of Mode), Aphra Behn (The Rover), and Sir John Vanbrugh (The Relapse).

Barchester Towers

by Anthony Trollope

A new bishop arrives in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, launching a comical battle for ascendancy among the local clergymen and their dependents. Dr. Proudie, the newly appointed bishop, brings two powerful allies: Mrs. Proudie, the outspoken power behind the ecclesiastical throne, and a scheming chaplain, the odious Obadiah Slope. Anthony Trollope's novel satirizes Anglican Church infighting during the 1850s between "low church" reformers and "high church" conservatives. Trollope's ironic observations and keen social and psychological insights combine to form a tale with timeless appeal. There are many ways to approache the prolific Victorian author's 47 novels, and Barchester Towers is among the best as an introduction. The success of its predecessor, The Warden, inspired Trollope to return to Barchester for the next in what ultimately became a series of six related novels. Rich in humor, wisdom, and memorable characters, this volume offers a captivating portrait of provincial life in 19th-century England.

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

by Jacob Burckhardt

This authoritative study by a distinguished scholar presents a brilliant panorama of Italian Renaissance life, explaining how and why the period constituted a cultural revolution. Author Jacob Burckhardt chronicles the transition from the medieval concept of society as a conglomeration of classes and communities to the Renaissance focus on individual spirit and creativity. Burckhardt's comprehensive view of art, government, and aspects of daily life redefined both the Western world's understanding of the Italian Renaissance and future studies of cultural history. Historian Hajo Holborn praised this survey as "the greatest single book on the history of Italy between 1350 and 1550." First published in German in 1860, its exploration of art, fashions, manners, and philosophy traces the influences of classical antiquity on Michelangelo, Leonardo, the Medicis, and other thinkers and artists. As alive today as when it was written 150 years ago, this indispensable study chronicles the revival of humanism, the conflict between church and empire, and the rise of both the modern state and the modern individual.

Looking Backward

by Edward Bellamy

First published in 1888, Looking Backward was one of the most popular novels of its day. Translated into more than 20 languages, its utopian fantasy influenced such thinkers as John Dewey, Thorstein Veblen, Eugene V. Debs, and Norman Thomas. Writing from a 19th century perspective and poignantly critical of his own time, Bellamy advanced a remarkable vision of the future, including such daring predictions as the existence of radio, television, motion pictures, credit cards, and covered pedestrian malls.On the surface, the novel is the story of time-traveler Julian West, a young Bostonian who is put into a hypnotic sleep in the late 19th century, and awakens in the year 2000 in a socialist utopia. In conversations with the doctor who awakened him, he discovers a brilliantly realized vision of an ideal future, one that seemed unthinkable in his own century. Crime, war, personal animosity, and want are nonexistent. Equality of the sexes is a fact of life. In short, a messianic state of brotherly love is in effect.Entertaining, stimulating, and thought-provoking, Looking Backward, with its ingenious plot and appealing socialism, is a provocative study of human society as it is and as it might be.

La luz que no puedes ver

by Anthony Doerr

Premio Pulitzer de Ficción 2015. Un corazón puro puede brillar aun en la noche más oscura. Y en el más terrible de los tiempos. Marie-Laure vive con su padre en París, cerca del Museo de Historia Natural, donde él trabaja como responsable de sus mil cerraduras. Cuando, siendo muy niña, Marie-Laure se queda ciega, su padre le construye una perfecta miniatura de su barrio para que pueda memorizarla gracias al tacto y encontrar el camino a casa. A sus doce años, los nazis ocupan París y padre e hija tienen que huir a la ciudad amurallada de Saint-Malo. Con ellos se llevan la que podría ser la más preciada y peligrosa joya del museo. En una ciudad minera de Alemania, el joven huérfano Werner crece junto a su hermana pequeña, cautivado por una rudimentaria radio que ambos encuentran. Werner se convierte en un experto en construir y reparar estos aparatos cruciales para los nuevos tiempos, untalento que no pasa desapercibido a las Juventudes Hitlerianas. Siguiendo al ejército alemán, Werner deberá atravesar el corazón en guerra de Europa. Hasta que en la última noche antes de la liberación de Saint-Malo los caminos de Werner y Marie-Laure por fin se crucen. Y sus vidas cambien para siempre. N.º 1 en las listas de bestsellers en Estados Unidos.Finalista del National Book Award.Mejor novela de 2014 en iTunes.Entre los mejores diez libros del año para The New York Times.Nº. 1 de ficción histórica de 2014 en Goodreads.Premio 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal de novela de la American Library Association. «Estoy leyendo un libro maravilloso. Solo llevo la mitad así que no puedo hablar hasta el final, pero es un verdadero placer. Quería contároslo. Estilo impecable, personajes maravillosos y una vívida recreación de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. ¿Qué más se puede pedir?... ¿Y no es preciosa la cubierta?»Kate Morton Reseñas:«La luz que no puedes ver es un clásico instantáneo, y, además, para todos los públicos. Quien no se deje arrastrar por su trama lo hará por la emoción, y habrá quien quede embobado, simplemente, ante el lirismo de la prosa de Doerr. Una experiencia memorable.»Juan Manuel Freire, El Dominical «Uno de los puntos fuertes de esta novela es situar al lector en la época como alguien de la época, sin todo lo que hoy sabemos y no podemos olvidar.»Inocencia Newman, Qué Leer «Inolvidablemente hermoso.»The New York Times «No creo que este año vaya a leer un libro mejor que La luz que no puedes ver. »Washington Post «Una hermosa, valiente, desgarradora y extrañamente alegre novela.»The Seattle Times «Incandescente... Una luminosa obra de lucha y trascendencia.»O, the Oprah magazine «Magnífica.»The Guardian «Una obra de arte.»BBC

Caen estrellas fugaces

by Jose Gil Romero Goretti Irisarri

Jose Gil Romero y Goretti Irisarri han construido en esta novela un sólido engranaje narrativo. Gracias a una sugerente creación de atmósferas y al uso de recursos cinematográficos, la novela atrapa al lector para convertirlo en espectador de una historia repleta de intrigas y misterios. El cielo de Madrid se tiñe de rojo sangre... El firmamento parece venirse abajo. Pero este solo es el primero de una serie de sucesos extraordinarios. A lo largo de dos intensos días de septiembre de 1859, dos personajes opuestos llevarán a cabo la investigación de estos fenómenos. Él es un hombre huraño y cínico, aferrado a la razón, antiguo investigador de falsos milagros que ya no cree en nada; ella, una joven vidente que puede percibir lo que la razón niega pero que vive atemorizada por inquietantes visiones. Su aventura les conducirá hasta los infiernos, la ciudad de abajo, surcada por pasadizos ocultos; y también a los cielos, sobre los resbaladizos tejados. Juntos, recorrerán ese siglo XIX que se debate entre la fe y la ciencia, la luz y la oscuridad. Allí, donde acechan los monstruos, una singular belleza brilla junto a lo siniestro. «-¿Qué es la sociedad Hermética? -pregunta el hombre de los bastones.Nada más escuchar ese nombre, al niño le flaquean las piernas.-¿Usted cree en el demonio, señor Luzón?»

Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

Perhaps the best-known and most popular of Edith Wharton's novels, Ethan Frome is widely considered her masterpiece. Set against a bleak New England background, the novel tells of Frome, his ailing wife Zeena and her companion Mattie Silver, superbly delineating the characters of each as they are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle.Burdened by poverty and spiritually dulled by a loveless marriage to an older woman. Frome is emotionally stirred by the arrival of a youthful cousin who is employed as household help. Mattie's presence not only brightens a gloomy house but stirs long-dormant feelings in Ethan. Their growing love for one another, discovered by an embittered wife, presages an ending to this grim tale that is both shocking and savagely ironic.

A grandes males (Refranes, canciones y rastros de sangre 3)

by César Pérez Gellida

Los rastros de sangre concentran la acción al otro lado del Atlántico: Argentina es el escenario de este dantesco desenlace de la trilogía de César Pérez Gellida, un final que no dejará indiferente a ningún lector. Tercera y última entrega de la trilogía «Refranes, canciones y restos de sangre». Erika Lopategui y Ólafur Olafsson han llegado a Buenos Aires siguiendo el rastro de la única persona que puede ayudarlos a destapar la organización criminal que se esconde tras la Congregación de los Hombres Puros. Encontrar el Cartapacio de Minos, un misterioso documento que contiene la identidad de los integrantes de la cúpula de esta organización, es su única meta. Pero no solo ellos lo buscan... Pronto descubrirán que una cara conocida está más cerca de lo que a ellos les gustaría. A grandes males es un thriller donde la realidad y la ficción se confunden para sumergir allector en una trama cargada de incógnitas cuyas respuestas se encuentran entre los muros del edificio Barolo, un rascacielos levantado para albergar las cenizas de Dante Alighieri.

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

The iconic novel of American girlhood The March sisters are four of the most beloved characters in literature. Beautiful and proper Meg, headstrong Jo, gentle Beth, pampered little Amy--generations of young women have recognized themselves in one or more of the devoted siblings. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War and the changing seasons of New England, the story of their passage from adolescence to adulthood, from a Christmas without presents to a glorious fall day in a bountiful apple orchard, from castles in the air to real-life hearths and homes, is just as touching and illuminating today as it was a century and a half ago. Based on Louisa May Alcott's own childhood and early career as a writer, Little Women is her masterpiece and one of the most popular novels of all time.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

El relato nacional: Historia de la historia de España

by Gregorio De la Fuente José Álvarez Junco

José Álvarez Junco y Gregorio de la Fuente analizan en este ensayo el proceso de construcción de la idea de España por parte de políticos nacionalistas, historiadores y otras élites culturales. «Es habitual en toda sociedad humana que las narraciones sobre su pasado, más que indignaciones guiadas por un mero interés por el conocimiento, sean ante todo pilares básicos sobre los que se edifica la identidad colectiva. Versan sobre los padres de la patria, sus héroes y mártires, los valores perennes sobre los que se fundamenta la identidad colectiva, todo lo cual escapa a cualquier crítica historiográfica o simplemente racional. Quien intente poner en duda estos relatos heredados a la luz de nuevas evidencias o nuevas técnicas interpretativas corre serios riesgos de ser acusado, pura y simplemente, de antipatriota.» El relato nacional traza la evolución del modo en que, a lo largo del tiempo, se ha idoentendiendo y construyendo la historia de este territorio y grupo humano conocidos hoy como «españoles». Y muestra cómo -desde sus orígenes en el terreno legendario, con referencias hoy inverosímiles a heroicos antecesores, hasta tiempos más recientes- ese relato se ha ido adaptando de acuerdo a las necesidades del momento. Basado en un texto publicado originalmente en Las historias de España. Visiones del pasado y construcción de identidad (Crítica-Marcial Pons, 2013), este libro ha sido reescrito, anotado y completado con dos capítulos inéditos y enormemente significativos sobre las crónicas de Indias. Reseñas a los autores y a sus obras:«Una de las novedades más sólidas e interesantes de los últimos tiempos, un compendio profundo, incisivo y convincente para comprender la "historia de la historia de España".»Rafael Núñez Florencio, El Cultural (sobre Las historias de España) «Álvarez Junco es un historiador queha abordado, y siempre con maestría, algunos fenómenos esenciales de la historia española: el anarquismo, el populismo, el nacionalismo y la relación entre visión del pasado y construcción de identidad.»José Andrés Rojo, Babelia «Este libro es un buen instrumento para conocer en profundidad los antecedentes históricos de muchos de los problemas actuales.»Rogelio López Blanco, El Cultural de El Mundo (sobre Mater dolorosa) «Un espléndido libro sobre el nacimiento del nacionalismo español en el siglo XIX.»Luis Berenguer, El País (sobre Mater dolorosa)

Profiles #1: The Civil War

by Scholastic

Find out how the key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during the world's most important moments in this brand new full-color biography series. One event. Six people. It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during the Civil War. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, Matthew Brady, Clara Barton, Robert E. Lee, and Frederick Douglass. Find out why they were so important to the war and each other. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials

by Harold Speed

"In any exhibition of amateur work . . . it is not at all unusual to find many charming water-colour drawings, but . . . it is very rarely that the work in the oil medium is anything but dull, dead, and lacking in all vitality and charm." -- Harold SpeedSuch provocative assertions are characteristic of this stimulating and informative guide, written in a highly personal and unique style by a noted painter and teacher. Brimming with pertinent insights into the technical aspects and painting in oils, it is also designed to help students perfect powers of observation and expression.Harold Speed has distilled years of painting and pedagogical experience into an expert instructional program covering painting technique, painting from life, materials (paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc.), a painter's training, and more. Especially instructive is his extensive and perceptive discussion of form, tone, and color, and a fascinating series of detailed "Notes" analyzing the painting styles of Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Franz Hals, and Rembrandt.Nearly 70 photographs and drawings illustrate the text, among them prehistoric cave paintings, diagrams of tonal values, stages of portrait painting, and reproductions of masterpieces by Giotto, Vermeer, Ingres, Rembrandt, Titian, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Giorgione, Poussin, Corot, Veronese, and other luminaries. In addition to these pictorial pleasures, the author further leavens the lessons with thought-provoking opinion.Clear, cogent, and down-to-earth, this time-honored handbook will especially interest serious amateurs studying the technical aspects of oil painting, but its rich insight into the mind and methods of the artist will enlighten and intrigue any art lover.

Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy

by Rudyard Kipling Neil Gaiman Steve Jones

From ghost stories to psychological suspense, the complete horror and dark fantasy stories of Rudyard Kipling. Rudyard Kipling, a major figure of English literature, used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling is considered one of England's greatest writers, but was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882, where he began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes," and his most famous horror story, "The Mark of the Beast" (1890). This masterwork collection, edited by Stephen Jones (Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist) for the first time collects all of Kipling's fantastic fiction, ranging from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

The The Log Cabin Book:: A Complete Builder's Guide to Small Homes and Shelters

by Oliver Kemp

This vintage guide from over a century ago offers timeless, practical advice on building log cabins. Plans and directions for simple structures are easy enough for amateurs to follow; time and inclination are the only necessary elements. Each of the designs has been tested and allows numberless alterations to suit the builder's tastes and requirements. Instructions range from selecting a site and safe, efficient methods of cutting down trees for building materials to building an ice house and boathouse to furnishing and decorating interiors. Photographs and drawings provide clear images for a variety of wilderness homes, including floor plans for The Block House, Wildwood, Crow's Nest, Idlewild, and other rustic retreats. Rich in nostalgic charm as well as useful applications, this manual offers priceless guidance to handymen, woodworkers, and hunters as well as those interested in small houses, construction, and home history and seekers of off-the-grid, environmentally friendly living.

Mathematics for Everyman: From Simple Numbers to the Calculus

by Egmont Colerus

Many people suffer from an inferiority complex where mathematics is concerned, regarding figures and equations with a fear based on bewilderment and inexperience. This book dispels some of the subject's alarming aspects, starting at the very beginning and assuming no mathematical education.Written in a witty and engaging style, the text contains an illustrative example for every point, as well as absorbing glimpses into mathematical history and philosophy. Topics include the system of tens and other number systems; symbols and commands; first steps in algebra and algebraic notation; common fractions and equations; irrational numbers; algebraic functions; analytical geometry; differentials and integrals; the binomial theorem; maxima and minima; logarithms; and much more. Upon reaching the conclusion, readers will possess the fundamentals of mathematical operations, and will undoubtedly appreciate the compelling magic behind a subject they once dreaded.

Anarchism and Other Essays

by Emma Goldman

In the 1890s and for years thereafter, America reverberated with the name of the "notorious Anarchist," feminist, revolutionist, and agitator, Emma Goldberg. A Russian Jewish immigrant at the age of 17, she moved by her own efforts from seamstress in a clothing factory to internationally known radical lecturer, writer, editor, and friend of the oppressed. This book is a collection of her remarkably penetrating essays, far in advance of their time, originally published by the Mother Earth press which she founded.In the first of these essays, Anarchism: What It Really Stands For, she says, "Direct action, having proven effective along economic lines, is equally potent in the environment of the individual." In Minorities Versus Majorities she holds that social and economic well-being will result only through "the non-compromising determination of intelligent minorities, and not through the mass." Other pieces deal with The Hypocrisy of Puritanism; Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure; The Psychology of Political Violence; The Drama: A Powerful Disseminator of Radical Thought; Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty; and The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation. A biographical sketch by Hippolyte Havel precedes the essays.Anarchism and Other Essays provides a fascinating look into revolutionary issues at the turn of the century, a prophetic view of the social and economic future, much of which we have seen take place, and above all, a glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary woman: brilliant, provocative, dedicated, passionate, and what used to be called "high-minded."

The Art of Knitting

by Butterick Publishing Co. Inc. Dover Publications

Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue Knitting, it constitutes a fantastic historical document as well as an easy-to-follow guide for knitters at all levels of experience. In addition to basic knitting instructions and a dictionary of stitches, the book offers illustrated patterns for dozens of projects, including sweaters, scarves, hats, and other items for women, men, and children. Starting with a chapter of general directions, the guide presents examples of fancy stitches, including edging designs for mittens and socks, borders for scarves and shawls, and knitted edgings and insertions. Ladies' apparel and accessories include hoods, capes, shawls, jackets, fascinators, leggings, and many other projects. Menswear includes sweaters, belts, scarves, ties, and more. In addition to children's clothing and toys, the book also features patterns for counterpanes, spreads, doilies, mats, and other household articles.

Living My Life, Vol. 1

by Emma Goldman

The no-holds-barred account by American anarchist Goldman relates her philosophical and political journey through life. Explore the politicization of the young Russian immigrant as she arrives in the United States in 1886, and how she wends her way through the labyrinth of American, Russian, and European politics over the next 40 years.

La chica que dejaste atrás

by Jojo Moyes

La autora de Yo antes de ti vuelve con una historia que te emocionará. Dos mujeres separadas por un siglo pero unidas por su determinación a luchar por lo que más aman.A cualquier precio. En 1916 el artista francés Édouard Lefèvre ha de dejar a su mujer, Sophie, para luchar en el frente. Cuando su ciudad cae en manos de los alemanes, ella se ve forzada a acoger a los oficiales que cada noche llegan al hotel que regenta. Y desde el momento en que el nuevo comandante posa su mirada en el retrato que Édouard pintó a su esposa nace en él una oscura obsesión que obligará a Sophie a arriesgarlo todo y tomar una terrible decisión. Casi un siglo más tarde, el retrato de Sophie llega a manos de Liv Halston como regalo de boda de su marido poco antes de su repentina muerte. Su belleza le recuerda su corta historia de amor. Pero cuando un encuentro casual revela el verdadero valor de la obra, comienza la batalla por su turbulenta historia, una historia que está a punto de resurgir, arrastrando con ella la vida de Liv. La crítica ha dicho...«Una clase magistral de escritura que los fans de Yo antes de ti adorarán.»Elle «Una verdadera obra de arte.»Fabulous «Jojo Moyes hila con maestría los hilos de esta historia agridulce en una novela irresistible.»Entertainment Weekly «Un homenaje a la audacia, la determinación y la inteligencia.»Los Angeles Times «Moyes escribe historias deliciosas con personajes tan reales que parecen saltar de las páginas.»USA Today «Liv y Sophie son tan reales en sus defectos, sus pasiones y su valentía que arrastran al lector hasta la última página.»Library Journal «Moyes escribe con tal claridad que uno casi puede ver el cuadro centenario que se sitúa en elcentro de la trama de esta maravillosa novela. Una historia de amor excepcional.»Booklist

The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses

by Theodore Roosevelt

Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian--a century after the peak of his multifaceted career, Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection of speeches and commentaries from 1899 through 1901 embodies the Rough Rider's enduring ideals for attaining a robust political, social, and personal life.The twenty-sixth president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) served as Chief Executive from 1901 to 1909 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1906 for his mediation of the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt wrote thirty-five books and delivered numerous lectures on topics ranging from citizenship and success to duty and sportsmanship. His 1899 address to a Chicago audience, "The Strenuous Life," articulates his belief in the transformative powers that individuals can achieve by overcoming hardship. Along with the other speeches and essays in this collection, Roosevelt's work offers an inspiring vision of moral rectitude and stalwart leadership.

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  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - Digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.