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A transporting novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War.
This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, cochlear implants and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.
An intriguing start to an exciting crime series that takes us to the Italian Alps.
A young woman steps into the School, a mysterious place nestled among the Alpine ridges that hide its dark secrets. There she will face her conscience and her decisions will affect the future generations in unsuspected ways...
The outskirts of an idyllic village in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria turns becomes the scene of a brutal murder. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia is tasked with the investigation, along with a young inspector she's still not sure she can trust.
For nearly four decades, Battaglia has struggled to gain respect in the Italian police force while battling her own demons. Her weapon is not the gun and the uniform, but her mind and instincts. Now she's facing a killer who seems drawn to a group of local kids. What dangers lie in wait for them in these majestic yet haunted mountains? Will Superintendent Battaglia get to the truth before her own abilities betray her?
Flowers over the inferno
An extraordinary story of friendship and love across class lines, this rich, evocative novel traces the history of modern Italy, from 1975 to 2013, through the fate of one couple.
Valerio and Olivia grow up together in the Morganti family’s opulent villa in Bologna, inseparable friends even though they come from vastly different worlds: Olivia, the Morgantis’ daughter, is the heir to a large industrial fortune, while Valerio is the son of their gardener and maid. Largely sheltered from the dangers rampant in the unstable Italy of the 1970s, the two share their first innocent kiss at five years old, which heralds the start of a decades-long relationship.
From Valerio having to move to a poor neighborhood in Rome and Olivia making her entrance in high society, life tries to separate them at every turn, but without success, so strong is the bond between them. Year after year they meet only for a few moments, which feel like they’re eternal, and their friendship turns into something more intense, and scary. They take different paths: Olivia travels the world looking for herself, while Valerio devotes himself to a prestigious career that doesn’t satisfy him, in a country that is quickly losing its identity in the political crises of the Berlusconi era. Still, they keep meeting again and again at crossroads in life.
The Year of Our Love
The Florios, the Lions of Sicily, have won. Gone are the days of the modest putìa in central Palermo, the sacks of spices, of Paolo and Ignazio, who went there to escape poverty, with determination as their only wealth. Now, they own buildings and factories, ships and tonnaras, silks and jewels. Now, the entire city looks up to them, honours them and fears them. And young Ignazio fears no one. The destiny of Casa Florio has been his destiny since birth, it runs through his veins and drives him beyond Sicily, to Rome and political intrigues, to Europe and its courts, to the naval dominion of the Mediterranean, to buying the entire Aegadian Islands archipelago. Ignazio has a dazzling empire but a heart of ice, because, for the glory of Casa Florio, he had to give up the love that would have capsized his destiny. A love whose shadow never leaves him, even to the very end...
The Florios of Sicily - vol. 2
From the internationally best-selling author Marco Balzano, a powerful and delicate novel that reveals an often-unspoken chapter of Italian and world history: that of the White Orphans.
For thirty years now, two thirds of the world’s migrants have been women. Yet, despite this fact, migration continues to be
talked about as an essentially male issue and as if the world was still that of the post-war period, in which thousands and
thousands of arms were used for mines, fields, factories.
Once I Am Back speaks of a vast and silent army of women, that of caregivers, telling the story of Daniela, who leaves
Romania to reach Milan and offer her children a better future, thus giving up watching them grow. In Milan she becomes
invisible: a foreigner in a city of strangers, no longer a woman, no longer a mother, just an assistant, a servant. Months turn
into years, and Daniela no longer belongs anywhere.
When her youngest son - the favorite one, the one she was told she couldn’t have - ends up in a coma after a motorcycle
accident that sadly resembles a cry for help, Daniela returns to Romania, trying to mend wounds that have been bleeding for
years. The story of a complicated but inseparable bond, the love of a mother for her child and the sacrifices that we are willing to
do for the people we care about.
Once I Am Back
Half graveyard keeper, half librarian, Astolfo Malinverno mixes the stories of the books with those of his friends, strangers, the living and the death, changing their destinies. There are places where books are in the air, where the words from novels and poems belong to everybody and where the newborns’ names hint at dreams and promises. Timpamara is such a place. It has always been like this since the first Calabrian paper mill was built there, followed shortly after by a pulping mill.
Astolfo Malinverno is the librarian of the town: besides his daily duties, every now and then he stumps along to the pulping mill to retrieve some books that can circulate again. But one day the messenger of the city council informs him that he has been appointed for a new role: the graveyard keeper. After a few days Astolfo, who not only is a great reader but also has a sparkling imagination, is enchanted by a photo of a woman on a gravestone. There is nothing else on it: no names, no date of birth and no date of death. Over time, he starts to feel an almost loving interest for her and decides to delve into the mystery of that silent face.
Art was her passion. Love was her destiny.
Paris, 1937. The rebellious heiress Peggy Guggenheim is enjoying life in the French capital's dazzling bohemian world, where one glamorous cocktail party follows another. But Peggy has a dream. She wants to open her own gallery, and stand on her own two feet at last. Then she falls in love with a tall man with shining eyes: the writer Samuel Beckett.
But their love is doomed from the start, because the only way for Peggy to realise her dream is to go to London, far away from Beckett. Then dark clouds gather on the horizon – and when the war forces countless artists to flee Europe, Peggy helps as many as she can, risking both her life and her love.