Todo bajo el cielo
Author: Matilde Asensi
Elvira, una pintora española afincada en el París de las vanguardias, recibe la noticia de que su marido, con el que está casada por amistad, ha muerto en su casa de Shanghai en extrañas circunstancias. Acompañada por su sobrina, zarpa desde Marsella en barco para recuperar el cadáver de Remy sin saber que éste es sólo el principio de una gran aventura por China en busca del tesoro del Primer Emperador. Sin tiempo para reaccionar se verá perseguida por los mafiosos de la Banda Verde y los eunucos imperiales, y contará con la ayuda del anticuario Lao Jiang y su sabiduría oriental en un gran recorrido que les llevará desde Shanghai hasta Xián, donde se encuentra la tumba del Primer Emperador y la última pieza del tesoro mejor guardado.
Esta edición estuchada incluye un elemento original, novedoso y sobre todo, muy enriquecedor para los ya numerosos lectores de Todo bajo el cielo: el cuaderno de viaje de Elvira, repleto de ilustraciones, imágenes, mapas y bocetos que servirán para poder ver con mayor claridad, cómo se desarrolló la peripecia de los protagonistas de la novela. Visita la web www.matildeasensi.net
Setting out for Shanghai to settle the affairs of her recently deceased husband, Spanish painter Elvira finds herself swept up in a centuries-old quest to find the lost treasure of China's first emperor, in a tale peppered with maps, codes, and riddles, in an internationally best-selling novel. 25,000 first printing. Reprint.
The Last Cato
Author: Matilde Asensi
Publisher: Harper Collins
A masterful blend of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it. Holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world—and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop the thieves from stealing what is left of the scattered splinters of the True Cross. Brilliant paleographer Dr. Ottavia Salina is called upon by the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church to decipher the scars found on an Ethiopian man's corpse: seven crosses and seven Greek letters. The markings, symbolizing the Seven Deadly Sins, are part of an elaborate initiation ritual for the Staurofilakes, the clandestine brotherhood hiding the True Cross for centuries, headed by a secretive figure called Cato. With the help of a member of the Swiss Guard and a renowned archaeologist, Dr. Salina uncovers the connection between the brotherhood and Dante's Divine Comedy, and races across the globe to Christianity's ancient capitals. Together, they will face challenges that will put their faith—and their very lives—to the ultimate test.
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
The first of the defeated kites whirled out of control. They fell from the sky like shooting stars with brilliant, rippling tails, showering the neighbourhood. Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants' quarters. The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.
The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Little, Brown
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. The Lovely Bones is such a book - a phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its narrative artistry, its luminous clarity of emotion, and its astoniishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world. "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on eath continue without her - her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable traged and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy "A stunning achievement." -The New Yorker "Deeply affecting. . . . A keenly observed portrait of familial love and how it endures and changes over time." -New York Times "A triumphant novel. . . . It's a knockout." -Time "Destined to become a classic in the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . I loved it." -Anna Quindlen "A novel that is painfully fine and accomplished." -Los Angeles Times "The Lovely Bones seems to be saying there are more important things in life on earth than retribution. Like forgiveness, like love." -Chicago Tribune
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
Over 21 million copies sold worldwide
The best-selling book about heaven that has changed the world is now a DVD-based conversation kit for churches and small groups. In addition to learning more about what the Bible teaches about heaven, groups will hear first-hand from the Burpo family about Colton's experience in heaven and the way it has changed their lives. Each video session features Todd, Sonja, and Colton, and is filmed interview-style with Natalie Tysdal, the Denver FOX/CW News reporter whose initial interview with the family has gone viral on the internet. The Conversation Guide will take group members through key Bible passages about heaven, helping them understand more about who goes to heaven, when they go there, and what heaven is like. Features include: 5 sessions of study for group members For use with DVD sessions (ISBN 9781418550660) Conversation Guide written for both believers and non-believers in accessible language to help group members discover what the Bible teaches about heaven
The Lost Origin
Author: Matilde Asensi
A riveting journey into the Amazonia in search of a lost civilizationOver 800,000 copies sold by the so called 'Queen of the Spanish Adventure Fiction', one of the top writers in Spanish language, and author of the bestseller The Last CatoA strange disease has left Arnau's brother in a vegetative state. A hacker and computer businessman, Arnau Queralt undertakes an archeological research in order to find the cure for his brother's illness. Surprisingly, Arnau finds himself immersed in an exciting adventure that takes him to the Inca Empire, the ruins of Tiwanacu and the Amazon rainforest, following the trace of a lost civilization. Arnau and his friends, Marc and Lola, take the readers on a journey through knowledge, unearthing some of the uncovered mysteries of Humanity, the paradox of the Evolution Theory and the truth about the role Spanish Conquistadors really played in the Spanishcolonization of the Americas. A fascinating novel that challenges the readers to take part in a guessing game, and whose key lies in discovering the power of words.The book has been successfully published in 4 countries: Italy, Portugal, Germany and Brazil.
Beneath a Marble Sky
Author: John Shors
In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and power, there were murderous sibling rivalries and cruel despotism. In Beneath a Marble Sky, Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion. As a princess and a mother, a sister and a daughter, Jaharana faces impossible choices and discovers the real meaning of her regal birthright.
The Guest Cat
Author: Takashi Hiraide
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens…. As Kenzaburo Oe has remarked, Takashi Hiraide’s work "really shines." His poetry, which is remarkably cross-hatched with beauty, has been acclaimed here for "its seemingly endless string of shape-shifting objects and experiences,whose splintering effect is enacted via a unique combination of speed and minutiae."
The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Matilde Asensi
What could the Silk Road, the Sewers of Istambul, Marco Polo, Mongolia and Holy Land have in common? That's what the main characters of "The Last Cato", Ottavia Salina and Farag Boswell, will have to find out, putting their lives at risk yet again to solve a mystery that begins in the first century AD. Written with accuracy and a rhythm that keeps readers in suspense page after page, chapter after chapter until the very end, "Cato's Return" is an ingenious combination of adventure and history with which Matilde Asensi once again draws us in and doesn't let us go until the last word.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Puffin Books
John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. The multi-million #1 bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.Sunday Times (Culture)'A touching, often fiercely funny novel'The Sun on Sunday (Fabulous Magazine)'So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!'Daily Express'John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough.Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions... No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living'Daily Telegraph'The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults'The Metro - 2013 Best FictionThe YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming.The Guardian'A Smart Book'Grazia'So good!'Good Housekeeping'John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Starsdefies categorisation... as funny as it is heartbreaking... we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus.'The Tablet'A humourous and poignant love story... It's terrifically funny... as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers... it's for everyone.'Bliss'If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you'Mizz'Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are terminally ill. Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!'** A thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson.** John Green has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 2.1 million subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. ** The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. ** 'Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy' - Jodi Picoult** 'A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more' - Markus Zusak, author of The Book ThiefJohn Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.