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Mon voisin, mes amours, et autres contrariétés
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Enza, Laure

Mon voisin, mes amours, et autres contrariétés / Laure Enza

Marignane : Lorenzi, 2021

Abstract: La vie n'est pas un long fleuve tranquille pour Ariane qui accumule les maladresses, les petits boulots et les déboires amoureux. Elle se considère comme le vilain petit canard parmi les siens, qui pourtant l'entourent de leur affection. La jeune femme s'est fixé comme objectif de trouver l'âme sœur avant son trentième anniversaire. Voilà que le destin place sur son palier un voisin charmant et serviable, presque trop parfait pour être vrai. Qu'importe, tout ce qui compte à ses yeux, c'est de présenter le « gendre idéal » lors des prochaines vacances dans la propriété familiale. Heureusement, rien ne se passe comme prévu dans la vieille ferme du Vercors ! Laure Enza signe une comédie romantique fantaisiste, agrémentée de quelques réflexions douces-amères sur les rapports familiaux. [source éditeur]

Middle England
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Coe, Jonathan

Middle England / Jonathan Coe

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Abstract: Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense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.

The dark side
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Steel, Danielle

The dark side / Danielle Steel

London : Pan Books, 2019

Abstract: Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn’t know, and Zoe’s lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies. As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries. Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose’s death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.

Watching you
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Jewell, Lisa

Watching you / Lisa Jewell

London : Arrow books

Abstract: Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you. As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam

Everything but the truth
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McAllister, Gillian

Everything but the truth / Gillian McAllister

London] : Penguin Books, 2017

Buddenbrooks
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Mann, Thomas

Buddenbrooks : verfall einer Familie : roman / Thomas Mann

Frankfurt : Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2016

Abstract: "Es ist eine hervorragende Arbeit, redlich, positiv und reich", urteilte S. Fischers Lektor Moritz Heimann nach der Lektüre des Manuskripts über Thomas Manns ersten Roman, seinen wohl am meisten gelesenen, am meisten verbreiteten. 'Verfall einer Familie' - sein Untertitel scheint ihn einzureihen in eine bestimmte Gattung, aber "der Zug zum Satirischen und Grottesken", der darin steckt, hebt ihn zugleich davon ab, gibt ihm einen eigenen Charakter, eigene Wirkung bis in die Gegenwart. Thomas Mann erzählt nur wenig verschlüsselt die Geschichte seiner Familie und ihrer Stellung in der Vaterstadt Lübeck, soweit er sie nachvollziehen, in Einzelheiten überblicken konnte, ja sogar noch miterlebt hat. Verwandte, Honoratioren und markante Persönlichkeiten seiner Jugend werden integriert. Den meisten Raum nimmt das Leben Thomas Buddenbrooks ein, "ein modernes Heldenleben"; sein Sohn Hanno wird einen langen Strich unter die Genealogie der Familie setzen und sich rechtfertigen mit den Worten: "Ich glaubte ... ich glaubte ... es käme nichts mehr ..." In denmehr als hundert Jahren seit seinem ersten Erscheinen hat der Roman unzählige Menschen in seinen Bann gezogen und hat bis heute nichts an Charme und Aktualität eingebüßt.

Paula
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Allende, Isabel

Paula / Isabel Allende

2. ed.

Barcelona : Plaza & Janes, 2016

Abstract: Cualquier libro de Isabel Allende es un acontecimiento. Paula lo es especialmente porque se trata del más conmovedor, más personal y más íntimo de todos los que ha publicado hasta la fecha. Cuando la gran autora chilena se encontraba en España con ocasión de la presentación de El plan infinito, su hija entró en estado de coma. Junto al lecho de Paula, mientras seguía con angustia la evolución de su enfermedad, Isabel Allende comenzó a redactar en un cuaderno una historia de su familia y de sí misma con el propósito de regalársela a su hija una vez superara el dramático trance. Sin embargo, éste se prolongó durante meses y los apuntes de la autora acabaron convirtiéndose en este libro apasionante y revelador. Isabel Allende ejerce aquí su prodigioso talento narrativo para recuperar y asumir sus propias vivencias como mujer y como escritora, así como las de su familia y las de la historia reciente de su país. Autorretrato de insólita emotividad al tiempo que exquisita recreación de la sensibilidad de las mujeres de nuestra época, Paula perdura en el ánimo del lector con la intensidad de una experiencia indeleble.

El baile
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Némirovsky, Irène

El baile / Irène Némirovsky

Barcelona : Salamandra, 2016

Abstract: Instalados en un lujoso piso de París, los Kampf poseen todo lo que el dinero puede comprar, pero carecen de lo que más anhelan: el reconocimiento de la alta sociedad francesa. Así, en un intento de superar ese último obstáculo que los separa de la plenitud, organizan un gran baile para doscientos invitados, un magno acontecimiento social que el señor Kampf considera una excelente inversión y su esposa, a su vez, una ocasión propicia para alcanzar la soñada apoteosis mundana. Pero en casa de los Kampf no todos comparten su entusiasmo. Herida en su orgullo por la prohibición materna de asistir al ágape, Antoinette, de catorce años, observa con amargura los agitados preparativos y siente que ha llegado la ocasión de enfrentarse a su madre, afirmarse a sí misma y realizar su propia entrada en la edad adulta. Con un breve gesto impulsivo provoca una situación absurda que culminará en un final dramático y revelador. Con apenas veintisiete años de edad, Irène Némirovsky saltó a la fama con esta pequeña joya literaria, en la que supo condensar con maestría una historia de gran intensidad dramática. En pocas páginas, el desencuentro entre madre e hija se revela como síntoma del conflicto ineludible entre una generación anquilosada, acomodaticia y superficial, y una juventud rebosante de ilusiones y pasión por la vida. Una obra indispensable de uno de los grandes escritores del siglo XX.

The runaway family
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Costeloe, Diney

The runaway family / Diney Costeloe

London : Head of Zeus, 2016

Abstract: Germany 1937: Fear and betrayal stalk the streets. People disappear. Persecution of the Jews has become a national pastime. When Ruth Friedman's husband is arrested by the SS, she is left to fend for herself and her four children. She alone stands as their shield against the Nazis. But where can she go? Where will her family be safe? Ruth must overcome the indifference, hatred and cruelty that surrounds her as she and her family race to escape the advancing Nazi army's final solution.

A family scandal
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Neale, Kitty

A family scandal / Kitty Neale

London : Avon, 2016

Abstract: Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness. But her new husband, Alec, quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully. When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her. Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck. But Alec is far from a distant memory and, unbeknown to Mavis, he's watching her and her happy family closely. Just waiting for the right time to make his next - and final - move...

Dom na Ozernoĭ
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Gelasimov, Andrej

Dom na Ozernoĭ / Andrej Gelasimov

Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo "Ė", 2016

Iskrenne vaš Šurik
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Ulickaja, Ljudmila

Iskrenne vaš Šurik : roman / Ljudmila Ulickaja

Moskva : Redakt︠s︡ii︠a︡ Eleny Shubinoĭ : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2016

Abstract: Allevato da una nonna carismatica e da una complicata mamma artista, Surik viene su così bene che piace a tutti. Anzi, a tutte: non c'è matrona o fanciulla che non voglia le sue attenzioni, Quindi va a finire che lui, giovane in cui compassione e desideruo maschile risiedono nello stesso posto, si annulla letteralmente nella missione di filantropo sessuale

Persuasione
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Austen, Jane

Persuasione / Jane Austen ; traduzione di Maria Baiocchi e Anna Tagliavini

Milano : Feltrinelli, 2015

Abstract: Persuasione è l'ultimo romanzo scritto da Jane Austen; iniziato nel 1815, fu pubblicato postumo nel 1818. Al centro della vicenda Sir Walter Elliot, uomo orgoglioso e pieno di sé, e le sue tre figlie, Elizabeth, Anne e Mary. Rimasto vedovo assai presto, Sir Walter affida la giovane figlia Anne alla sua tutrice perché ne curi l'educazione. Ma, innamoratasi di un giovane ufficiale di Marina, su sollecitazione della sua mentore che ne sottolinea di continuo la mancanza di mezzi Anne rompe il fidanzamento. Otto anni dopo però lo rincontra. Amaramente pentitasi del passo compiuto a suo tempo, decide quindi di giocarsi ogni possibilità. Anne diventa così sempre più consapevole dei propri desideri. Persuasione ci racconta la presa di parola di una donna, che riconosce finalmente il desiderio più profondo del proprio cuore ed evolve di pari passo con la propria consapevolezza. Deliziosa satira sociale dell'Inghilterra di inizio Ottocento, il libro è una struggente storia d'amore di due amanti separati da differenze di classe, nonché il romanzo della piena maturità letteraria di Jane Austen. Prefazione di Sara Poledrelli.

Altes Land
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Hansen, Dörte

Altes Land : roman / Dörte Hansen

München : Knaus, 2015

Abstract: Das „Polackenkind“ ist die fünfjährige Vera auf dem Hof im Alten Land, wohin sie 1945 aus Ostpreußen mit ihrer Mutter geflohen ist. Ihr Leben lang fühlt sie sich fremd in dem großen, kalten Bauernhaus und kann trotzdem nicht davon lassen. Bis sechzig Jahre später plötzlich ihre Nichte Anne vor der Tür steht. Sie ist mit ihrem kleinen Sohn aus Hamburg-Ottensen geflüchtet, wo ehrgeizige Vollwert-Eltern ihre Kinder wie Preispokale durch die Straßen tragen – und wo Annes Mann eine Andere liebt. Vera und Anne sind einander fremd und haben doch viel mehr gemeinsam, als sie ahnen

Le livre de Baltimore
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Dicker, Joel

Le livre de Baltimore / Joël Dicker

[Paris] : De Fallois, 2015

Abstract: Jusquau jour du Drame, il y avait deux familles Goldman. Les Goldman-de-Baltimore et les Goldman-de-Montclair. Les Goldman-de-Montclair, dont est issu Marcus Goldman, lauteur de La Vérité sur lAffaire Harry Quebert, sont une famille de la classe moyenne, habitant une petite maison à Montclair, dans le New Jersey. Les Goldman-de-Baltimore sont une famille prospère à qui tout sourit, vivant dans une luxueuse maison dune banlieue riche de Baltimore, à qui Marcus vouait une admiration sans borne. Huit ans après le Drame, cest lhistoire de sa famille que Marcus Goldman décide cette fois de raconter, lorsquen février 2012 il quitte lhiver new-yorkais pour la chaleur tropicale de Boca Raton, en Floride, où il vient satteler à son prochain roman

The way we are
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Moriarty, Sinead

The way we are / Sinéad Moriarty

Ireland : Penguin, 2015

Abstract: 'He needed something else. He wanted more.' Alice and Ben are a couple like any other bound together by love, work, children, familiarity and a shared sense of purpose. But when Ben decides to pursue a dream of his own, he brings devastation on his family and, as far as they know, their lives will never be the same again. Alice and Ben are now on different paths: she needs to put their shared life behind her; he needs to remember it to survive. So, what happens if they get a second chance? Can they - should they - go back to the way they were?

My heart laid bare
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Oates, Joyce Carol

My heart laid bare / Joyce Carol Oates

New York : Harper, 2015

Abstract: The patriarch of the Licht family, Abraham has raised a brood of talented con artists, children molded in his image, and experts in The Game, his calling and philosophy of life. Traveling from one small town to the next across the continent, from the Northeast to the frontier West, they skillfully swindle unsuspecting victims, playing on their greed, lust, pride, and small-mindedness. Despite their success, Abraham cannot banish a past that haunts him: the ghost of his ancestor Sarah Licht, a former con woman who met with a gruesome fate. As Abraham involves his family in more and more complex and impressive schemes, he finds himself caught between the specter of Sarah and the growing terrors of his present. While his carefully crafted lies and schemes begin to fracture and disintegrate before his eyes, Abraham discovers that the bond of family is as tenuous and treacherous as the tricks he perpetrates upon unsuspecting strangers.

L'enfant noir
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Laye, Camara

L'enfant noir : roman / Camara Laye

[Paris] : Plon, 2015

Abstract: Je ne pensais qu'à moi-même et puis, à mesure que j'écrivais, je me suis aperçu que je traçais un portrait de ma Haute-Guinée natale. " Au-delà du récit autobiographique d'un jeune écrivain de vingt-cinq ans, L'enfant noir nous restitue, dans toute sa vérité, la vie quotidienne, les traditions et les coutumes de tout un peuple. Un livre intemporel plein de finesse et de talent qui s'est imposé comme l'un des classiques de notre temps

La famiglia che perse tempo
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Salabelle, Maurizio

La famiglia che perse tempo / Maurizio Salabelle

Macerata : Quodlibet, 2015

Abstract: Maurizio Salabelle è uno scrittore italiano che somiglia incredibilmente ai disegni di Jacovitti; non ci sono i salami per terra, ma ci sono gli aggettivi, usati come fossero avanzi di cucina che danno la stessa puzza al paesaggio. La storia si snoda in mezzo a una famiglia compressa in una cucina che sa di fritto e minestra, in una comicità continua e leggera spalmata su tutto. Questo è il primo romanzo che Salabelle ha scritto, alla fine degli anni Ottanta, fino ad oggi rimasto inedito, forse il più caratteristico della sua fantasia. Storia di una famiglia bislacca (è dir poco) dove gli orologi vanno per conto loro, creando fasi di tempo posticcio, ritagli di tempo, periodi bianchi ecc. Difficile riassumere un libro così fantasioso, pur se scritto in modo limpido e impercettibilmente comico.

Vergogna
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Coetzee, J. M.

Vergogna / J. M. Coetzee

12. ed.

Torino : Einaudi, 2014

Abstract: "A suo avviso, per essere un uomo della sua età, cinquantadue anni, divorziato, ha risolto il problema del sesso piuttosto bene". È la prima frase di "Vergogna", e chi la pronuncia, il professor David Lurie, quel problema non l'ha risolto affatto. Non a caso, una sera Lurie invita a casa sua una studentessa e la seduce. Costretto a lasciare la professione, Lurie si rifugia da sua figlia, in campagna. Qui potrebbe trovare la pace, e invece trova altra violenza, quella che tre sconosciuti esercitano sulla ragazza. Lurie vorrebbe denunciarli, ma sua figlia si oppone, sostenendo che il pericolo con cui i bianchi convivono è il prezzo da pagare per avere diritto alla terra.