Un uomo da odiare
Author: Miriam Formenti
Publisher: Miriam Formenti
Le guerre tra Federico I di Svevia e i comuni lombardi fanno da sfondo a una storia d’amore e di odio fra una giovane nobildonna milanese, ormai considerata solo merce di scambio, e il barone svevo a cui è stata donata. Lui desidera essere amato, lei vuole soltanto odiarlo. Un romanzo ricco di avvenimenti nel quale si intrecciano le vite di conquistatori e vinti, con i loro sogni e le loro vendette.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Author: Angelo Del Boca
Publisher: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
20 ottobre 2011, il colonnello Gheddafi cade in un'imboscata nei pressi di Sirte e viene ucciso dopo uno spietato linciaggio. L'immagine del suo volto ferito fa il giro del mondo. Si conclude così la sua parabola di più di quarant'anni ininterrotti di potere. Il suo sogno autoritario di leader dei leader arabi, re dei re dell'Africa e imam dei musulmani, come amava definirsi, si è infranto quando migliaia di giovani arabi hanno dato vita a una rivolta civile alimentata da forze esterne e supportata da forze aeree della coalizione patrocinata dalla Nato. Una fine violenta per un regime autocratico, che non rispettava i diritti umani, riempiva le carceri di oppositori e gestiva in maniera feudale le immense ricchezze del petrolio. Ma una fine che, sotto la bandiera del ripristino della democrazia e dei diritti umani, nasconde in realtà gli interessi dell'Occidente per una nuova spartizione delle ingenti risorse del paese. Angelo Del Boca, il più noto storico del colonialismo italiano, accoglie la sfida di una biografia a tutto tondo e racconta le molte facce del leader libico: lo statista, l'agitatore, il politico, il dittatore, il funambolico beduino.
Author: Jim Thompson
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when for the first time in Doc's long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart. And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up. THE GETAWAY is the classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos. The basis for the classic Steve McQueen film of the same name, as well as a 1994 remake with Alec Baldwin, Thompson's novel set the bar for every heist story that followed--but as Thompson's proved time and again, nobody's ever done it better than the master.
Let Me Go
Author: Helga Schneider
Publisher: Random House
When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have met only once after Traudi left, on a disastrous visit where Helga first learnt the terrible secret of her mother's past. Traudi was as an extermination guard in Auschwitz and Ravensbruck and was involved in Nazi 'medical' experiments on prisoners. She has never expressed even the slightest remorse for her actions, yet Helga still hopes that at this final meeting she will find some way to forgive her mother.
Il prigioniero italiano
Author: Mauro Beltrandi
Publisher: Osanna Edizioni
Romanzo autobiografico, di genere diaristico, incentrato sulla tragedia “minore” rispetto a quella consumata nei campi di sterminio, ma pur sempre tragedia, dei campi di internamento in Polonia e in Germania per prigionieri di guerra, oppositori del governo fascista, italiani, già alleati, poi nemici una volta stipulato l’armistizio. Gli scenari di base sono spesso comuni: lunghi treni di carri bestiame per viaggi interminabili tra i morsi della fame e del gelo, campi di lavoro gravoso, disciplina brutale, la quotidianità declinata da rituali maniacali. Tuttavia, quando l’apparato organizzativo tedesco si sfalda sotto i bombardamenti e le sconfitte, gli internati si trovano a lavorare sempre più a contatto con la popolazione tedesca e sperimentano l’altra faccia della Germania, quella dal volto umano. E opportunità di lavoro gratificanti si offrono anche al protagonista di questa storia, opportunità di amicizia e di affetti che rafforzano la speranza nella primavera di liberazione. Anche quando il pericolo e la sofferenza sono più disperanti egli non abdica al tentativo di comprensione e chiarificazione di quanto accade intorno a lui, di testimonianza vissuta in prima linea. Permangono l’incanto per la natura, la curiosità per gli altri, la capacità di rifuggire dalle situazioni che porterebbero in limine mortis, la ricerca di sempre nuovo equilibrio.
RM Romance Magazine 12
Author: Mariangela Camocardi
Publisher: Delos Digital srl
SIMPLY ROMANCE Tutte le novità da oltreoceano CINEMA PREMIO ROMANCE 2013 INCHIESTA Uomini da romance PROTAGONISTI Amabile Giusti IL RACCONTO di Miriam Formenti APPROFONDIMENTI Le contaminazioni del romance L’INTERVISTA Marzio Biancolino POESIA a cura di Rosanna Santoro IL RACCONTO di Alessia Lo Bianco APPROFONDIMENTI Vampiri & Co. IL RACCONTO di Serena Scuderi SCRITTURA I consigli di Theresa Melville PROTAGONISTE Linda Kent APPROFONDIMENTI Partiamo dall’uomo alpha L’INTERVISTA Giulia De Biase APPROFONDIMENTI Self-publishing PARANORMAL ROMANCE La carica degli elfi L’INTERVISTA Irene Vanni PROTAGONISTI Adele Vieri Castellano APPROFONDIMENTI Inspirational romance IN TUTTE LE SALSETENDENZE Ritorno alla normalità IN NOME DELLA LETTRICEIL RACCONTO di Imma D’Aniello IL BELLO DELLE DONNE
After the Divorce
Author: Grazia Deledda
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Love to Hate You
Author: Anna Premoli
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Can your worst enemy become the love of your life? A fun, feisty, feel-good romance for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot. Jennifer and Ian have known each other for seven years. They are leaders of two different teams in the same London bank, and are constantly engaged in a running battle to be number one. Ian is a handsome, wealthy and sought-after bachelor; Jennifer is a feisty, independent lawyer. When they are thrown together to work on the same project, Ian makes Jenny an offer she can't refuse: to have free reign of their rich client if she pretends to be his girlfriend. Soon, it becomes more and more difficult to tell the difference between fiction and reality... What readers are saying about LOVE TO HATE YOU: 'A light-hearted novel about love, (im)possibilities and challenges in the workplace' Tu Style. 'Anna Premoli, for me, is the best of the genre. This book made me laugh and fall in love – I read it four times!' 'I loved this novel from beginning to end ... If you want a book that is fun and romantic at the same time, I would definitely recommend it.' 'A beautiful love story ... I read it in just two days!'
V for Vendetta
Author: Alan Moore
"Alan Moore outdoes himself... Extraordinary ... a poetic celebration of the powers of the imagination." - Kurt Loder, MTV A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts in this gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.
The Nothing Man
Author: Jim Thompson
Publisher: Mulholland Books
War changed Clinton Brown. Permanently disfigured by a tragic military accident, he's struggling to find satisfaction from life as a rewrite man for Pacific City's Courier. Shame has led him to isolate himself from closest friends and even his estranged, still faithfully devoted wife, Ellen. Only the bottle keeps him company. But now Ellen has returned to Pacific City, and she's ready to do whatever it takes to get Brown back. Even if it means exposing his deepest secret ... a painful truth Brown would do anything to stop from coming to light. He'd kill a whole lot of people just to keep this one thing quiet--and soon enough, the bodies just happen to start piling up around him... THE NOTHING MAN is Thompson at his most psychologically astute, in a deeply suspenseful and tragic portrait of one man's journey through the dark side of the Postwar Boom.
A Christmas Promise
Author: Mary Balogh
A love that cannot be bought or sold proves to be the greatest gift of all, in this heartwarming classic that demonstrates once again why New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh is among the most celebrated authors of historical romance. Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions—especially when a couple seems as well matched as Randolph Pierce, Earl of Falloden, and his bride-to-be, Eleanor Transome. Ellie brings to the marriage a vast dowry, while Falloden, though distant, is handsome, tremendously desirable, and possessed of a title most young ladies can only dream of sharing. Yet Ellie is not most young ladies. She knows that she must honor her dear father’s dying wish for her to wed the proud earl, but she dreads a lifetime in a union without love—and how can Falloden claim to love her when he married her only for her fortune? As Christmas descends upon the Falloden manor, the warmth of the season may yet melt away the trappings of duty and wealth, leaving behind only a man and a woman destined for each other’s arms. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Escape.
Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
With a new introduction by Aleksandar Hemon In The Tenants (1971), Bernard Malamud brought his unerring sense of modern urban life to bear on the conflict between blacks and Jews then inflaming his native Brooklyn. The sole tenant in a rundown tenement, Henry Lesser is struggling to finish a novel, but his solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint, a black writer ambivalent toward Jews, moves into the building. Henry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend Irene and the landlord Levenspiel's attempts to evict both men and demolish the building. This novel's conflict, current then, is perennial now; it reveals the slippery nature of the human condition, and the human capacity for violence and undoing.
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender's Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Melange, or 'spice', is the most valuable - and rarest - element in the universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person's life-span to making intersteller travel possible. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis. Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe. When the Emperor transfers stewardship of Arrakis from the noble House Harkonnen to House Atreides, the Harkonnens fight back, murdering Duke Leto Atreides. Paul, his son, and Lady Jessica, his concubine, flee into the desert. On the point of death, they are rescued by a band for Fremen, the native people of Arrakis, who control Arrakis' second great resource: the giant worms that burrow beneath the burning desert sands. In order to avenge his father and retake Arrakis from the Harkonnens, Paul must earn the trust of the Fremen and lead a tiny army against the innumerable forces aligned against them. And his journey will change the universe.
Author: Pamela Clare
What do you do when desire drives you to the very brink? Someone wants the Native Americans off their sacred land. And when Navajo journalist Katherine James and park ranger Gabriel Rossiter team up to investigate why, their passion for the truth-and each other-makes them targets for those desperate enough to kill.