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Bari : Vintage, 2021
Abstract: Galles, 1817. Dopo aver rifiutato ogni proposta di matrimonio che le è stata fatta, Isolde Farrington, Izzy per tutti, viene spedita in Galles dalla zia come punizione, volendo il padre darle un assaggio della vita da zitella, con una misera rendita e nessun membro della servitù ad aiutarla. Quando Izzy arriva, scopre, con sua grande sorpresa, che sua zia Genie è sposata con un uomo di mestiere, chiaramente non approvato dalla famiglia di lei, ma che nonostante la situazione economica persino più limitata di quella di Izzy, vive una vita dignitosa e, soprattutto, soddisfacente e felice, prendendo parte al lavoro del marito. Rhys Williams, si trova in Galles per affari e durante il suo primo incontro con Izzy, questa lo scambia per un servitore. Il nuovo ambiente di Izzy le fa guardare la vita con occhi nuovi e non ci vorrà molto prima che guardi con un nuovo sguardo anche Rhys. Quando suo padre, però, scopre che la situazione in Galles è ben diversa da quella che pensava e che Rhys è nel commercio, si apre un abisso per una coppia che ha imparato ad amarsi oltre ogni diseguaglianza. Riuscirà la differenza di classe a tenerli separati?
London : Macmillan, 2021
Abstract: Melissa Henderson leads a quiet life. Once a bestselling author, she now pours all her energy into renovating a Victorian house in the foothills of rural New England. Six years ago, her life was derailed by tragedy and she stopped writing. The house has given her new purpose. When her beloved home appears on the news, Melissa receives a call from her estranged sister, Hattie. They were close once, but that was before Melissa withdrew from the world. Now Hattie is determined to help Melissa turn a new page, even if it means reopening one of the most painful chapters of her life. All these years later, Hattie feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, to find the child that Melissa was forced to give up when she was only a teenager in Ireland. . Finding Ashley is a powerful love story of two strong, brave women turning loss into reconnection, and a family reunited.
London : Doubleday, 
Abstract: Years ago someone lit a match... Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes doesn't mean Laura is a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one and no thing: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace? Innocent or guilty, everyone is carrying damage. Some are damaged enough to kill. Look what you started.
London : Bloomsbury, 2021
Abstract: Samuel Pipps is the greatest detective of his day...but now he's a prisoner, accused of an unknown crime by one of the world's most powerful men. Along with his faithful sidekick, Arent Hayes, they're sailing back to Amsterdam from the East Indies, where he'll stand trial. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. Still shackled in his cell, Pipps sends Hayes to solve a mystery that connects every passenger on board. All hope is pinned on Hayes solving the mystery, but when he goes missing, Pipps is faced with the most dangerous puzzle of his career...All the while, voices whisper to him in the dark. But are those whispers clues? Warnings? Or the devil himself...
London : Collins, 2021
Abstract: Two modern classics in one volume. George Orwell is one of the finest and most influential writers of the twentieth century. Here in one volume, are two of his best-known works of electrifying political fiction, 1984 and Animal Farm. Winston Smith rewrites history. It's his job. Hidden away in the Ministry of Truth, he helps the Party and the omnipresent Big Brother control the people of Oceania. But a seed of rebellion has begun to grow in Winston's heart - one that could have devastating consequences. The animals of Manor Farm have tired of Farmer Jones. When the boar, Old Major, shares his revolutionary plans, the animals are convinced they can thrive on their own. But as the pigs vie for power, they begin to bear an uncanny resemblance to the very tyrants they had overthrown ... Captivating readers since the mid-twentieth century, the enduring popularity of 1984 and Animal Farm are testament to Orwell's powerful, prophetic prose.
London : Faber & Faber, 2020
Abstract: A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness. As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial?
Londra : Vintage, 2020
Abstract: Richard Wright's memoir of his childhood as a young black boy in the American south of the 1920s and 30s is a stark depiction of African-American life and a powerful exploration of racial tension Richard Wright's memoir of his childhood as a young black boy in the American south of the 1920s and 30s is a stark depiction of African-American life and a powerful exploration of racial tension. 'A compelling indictment of life in the Deep South between the wars' Daily Telegraph At four years old, Richard Wright set fire to his home in a moment of boredom; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - temporarily - an alcoholic. It was in saloons, railroad yards and streets that he learned the facts about life, about fear, hunger and hatred, while his mother's long illness taught him about suffering. In a world of white hostility and subjugation it would be his love of books and pursuit of knowledge that would propel him to follow his dream of justice and opportunity in the north. A chronicle of coming of age under the racial prejudices of the American south, as much the story of a writer finding his voice, Black Boy remains one of the great, impassioned memoirs of the twentieth century.
London : Titan Books, 2020
Abstract: When Addie LaRue makes a pact with the devil, she trades her soul for immortality. But there's always a price the devil takes away her place in the world, cursing her to be forgotten by everyone. Addie flees her tiny hometown in 18th century France, beginning a journey that takes her across the world, learning to live a life where no one remembers her and everything she owns is lost and broken. Existing only as a muse for artists throughout history, she learns to fall in love anew every single day. Her only companion on this journey is her dark devil with hypnotic green eyes, who visits her each year on the anniversary of their deal. Alone in the world, Addie has no choice but to confront him, to understand him, maybe to beat him. Until one day, in a second hand bookshop in Manhattan, Addie meets someone who remembers her. Suddenly thrust back into a real, normal life, Addie realises she can't escape her fate forever.
London : Vintage, 2020
Abstract: Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever - a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.
London : Penguin Books, 2020
Abstract: This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From the top of the country to the bottom, across more than a century of change and growth and struggle and life, Girl, Woman, Other follows twelve very different characters on an entwined journey of discovery. It is future, it is past. It is fiction, it is history. It is a novel about who we are now.
London : Sphere, 2020
Abstract: Trevor found himself unable to resist the call home when he inherited a tumbledown cabin from his grandfather. He's come back to live the simple life but nothing here is simple. There's Callie, the sullen local teenager who seems to know more than she should about Trevor's grandfather's death. And there's Natalie, the deputy sheriff intent on making a point and lingering in Trevor's mind long after she's left his porch. In a bid to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets and to find out what really happened to his grandfather, Trevor is about to learn more than he's bargained for - that sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to return to the place where it all began.
London : Penguin, 2020
Abstract: A century apart, Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time. In the present day, Dirk Pitt must make a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters around New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell--a document that re-opens a historical mystery... In 1911 Colorado, Isaac Bell is asked to look into an unexplained tragedy at Little Angel Mine, a disaster in which nine people died. His dangerous quest to answer that riddle leads to a larger one centered on a rare element with extraordinary powers and of virtually incalculable value. As he discovers that there are people who will do anything to control the substance, Isaac Bell will find out how far he'll go to stop them.
London : Faber and Faber, 2020
Abstract: Sono passati parecchi anni da quell'estate in Riviera: Elio, in piena confusione adolescenziale, aveva scoperto la forza travolgente del primo amore grazie a Oliver, lo studente americano ospite del padre nella casa di famiglia. Erano stati giorni unici, in grado di segnare le loro vite con la forza di un desiderio incancellabile, nonostante ciascuno abbia poi proseguito per una strada diversa. Questo romanzo di André Aciman si apre con l'incontro casuale su un treno tra un professore di mezza età e una giovane donna: lui è Samuel, il padre di Elio, sta andando a Roma per tenere una conferenza ed è ansioso di cogliere l'occasione per rivedere suo figlio, pianista affermato ma molto inquieto nelle questioni sentimentali; lei è una fotografa, carattere ribelle e refrattaria alle relazioni stabili, e in quell'uomo più maturo scopre la persona che avrebbe voluto conoscere da sempre. Tra i due nasce un'attrazione fortissima, che li porterà a mettere in discussione tutte le loro certezze. Anche per Elio il destino ha in serbo un incontro inaspettato a Parigi, che potrebbe assumere i contorni di un legame importante. Ma nulla può far sbiadire in lui il ricordo di Oliver, che vive a New York una vita apparentemente serena, è sposato e ha due figli adolescenti, eppure... Una parola, solo una parola, potrebbe bastare a riaprire una porta che in fondo non si è mai chiusa.
[London] : Penguin Books, 2020
Abstract: 1937. Quando Alice Wright decide impulsivamente di sposare il giovane americano Bennett Van Cleve, lasciandosi alle spalle la sua famiglia e una vita opprimente in Inghilterra, è convinta di iniziare una nuova esistenza piena di promesse e avventure nel lontano Kentucky. Presto però le sue rosee aspettative e i suoi sogni di ragazza si scontrano con una realtà molto diversa. Costretta a vivere sotto lo stesso tetto con un suocero invadente, il dispotico proprietario della miniera di carbone locale, Alice non riesce a instaurare un vero rapporto con il marito e le sue giornate diventano sempre più tristi e vuote. Così, quando scopre che in città si sta costituendo un piccolo gruppo di donne volontarie il cui compito è diffondere la lettura tra le persone disagiate che abitano nelle valli più lontane, lei decide con entusiasmo di farne parte. La leader di questa biblioteca ambulante a cavallo è Margery O'Hare, una donna volitiva, libera da pregiudizi, figlia di un noto fuorilegge, una donna autonoma e fiera che non ha mai chiesto niente a nessuno, tantomeno all'uomo che ama. Alice trova in lei una formidabile alleata, un'amica su cui può davvero contare, specie quando il suo matrimonio con Bennett inizia inevitabilmente a sgretolarsi. Altre donne si uniranno a loro e diventeranno note in tutta la contea come le bibliotecarie della WPA Packhorse Library. Leali e coraggiose, cavalcheranno libere sotto grandi cieli aperti e attraverso foreste selvagge, affrontando pericoli di ogni genere e la disapprovazione dei loro concittadini per portare i libri a persone che non ne hanno mai visto uno, allargando i loro orizzonti e cambiando la loro vita per sempre. Ispirato a una storia vera, questo romanzo è una dichiarazione d'amore per la lettura e i libri.
Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 2019
Abstract: Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. There are newlyweds Ian and Sophie, who disagree about the future of the country and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Doug, the political commentator who writes impassioned columns about austerity from his Chelsea townhouse, and his radical teenage daughter who will stop at nothing in her quest for social justice; Benjamin Trotter, who embarks on an apparently doomed new career in middle age, and his father Colin, whose last wish is to vote in the European referendum. And within all these lives is the story of modern England: a story of nostalgia and delusion; of bewilderment and barely-suppressed rage. Following in the footsteps of The Rotters' Club and The Closed Circle, Jonathan Coe's new novel is the novel for our strange new times.
London : Orion Publishing Co, 2019
Abstract: Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.
[London] : Penguin, 2019
Abstract: One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her life. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kaznci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge. 'Wonderfully magical, incredible, breathtaking...will have you gasping with disbelief in the last few pages' Sunday Express 'A beautiful book, the finest I have read about Turkey' Irish Times 'Heartbreaking...the beauty of Islam pervades Shafak's book' Vogue ...