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Lodore
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Shelley, Mary

Lodore / Mary Shelley

[San Francisco : Blurb, 2020]

Falkner
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Shelley, Mary

Falkner / Mary Shelley

[San Francisco : Blurb, 2020]

L'abbraccio più forte
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Berruti, Valerio

L'abbraccio più forte / Valerio Berruti ; testi di Valerio Berruti e Piero Negri Scaglione

Roma : Gallucci, 2020

Résumé: Ora che gli abbracci sono proibiti è ancora più importante non mollare. Diamoci dunque "L'abbraccio più forte", quello dell'amicizia, della solidarietà, della fratellanza interpretata dai due bambini protagonisti di questo libro d'arte. Un libro animato, che prende vita quando viene sfogliato velocemente. Un flip book, appunto. Con una storia più che eloquente. Tutto nasce da un'iniziativa dell'artista: regalare un disegno a chiunque facesse una donazione di importo pari o superiore a 300 euro a favore della Fondazione Nuovo Ospedale Alba-Bra Onlus e del nuovo Covid Hospital di Verduno, riferimento piemontese per fronteggiare l'emergenza Coronavirus. In meno di una settimana sono stati così raccolti circa 250 mila euro con 700 disegni (pastelli a olio e smalto su cartoncino, 36x21cm) tutti diversi tra loro e creati appositamente per l'occasione. I disegni sono diventati fotogrammi di una videoanimazione realizzata con circa 700 frame, in numero pari alle donazioni ricevute. Il libro, uno speciale flipbook che con il movimento delle pagine riproduce l'animazione, contiene il nome di ogni donatore e ha la prefazione poetica di Piero Negri Scaglione, autore e giornalista, conterraneo di Berruti. Età di lettura: da 6 anni.

Valle d'Ayas, Valtournenche est
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Enrico, Sergio

Valle d'Ayas, Valtournenche est : guida scialpinistica / [i testi e le fotografie sono di Sergio Enrico]

Rimini: L'escursionista,2020

Carte scialpinistiche Valle d'Aosta ; 7S

L'ultimo vallone selvaggio
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Gremmo, Annamaria - Soggetto, Marco

L'ultimo vallone selvaggio : in difesa delle Cime Bianche = Cime Bianche Valley : the last alpine wilderness / Annamaria Gremmo, Marco Soggetto ; prefazione di Alessandro Gogna, Francesco Sisti

Biella : Segnidartos, copyr. 2019

A girl returned
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Di Pietrantonio, Donatella

A girl returned / Donatella Di Pietrantonio ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2019

Résumé: “I was the Arminuta, the girl returned. I spoke another language, I no longer knew who I belonged to. The word ‘mama’ stuck in my throat like a toad. And, nowadays, I really have no idea what kind of place mother is. It is not mine in the way one might have good health, a safe place, certainty.” Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy’s most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned is a powerful novel rendered with sensitivity and verve by Ann Goldstein, translator of the works of Elena Ferrante. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self.

Yayoi Kusama
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Gilberti, Fausto

Yayoi Kusama / testo e disegni di Fausto Gilberti

Mantova : Corraini, 2019

Résumé: Dal Giappone all'America e ritorno: nel suo nuovo libro Fausto Gilberti dà la parola a Yayoi Kusama, che ci racconta la sua storia in prima persona. Nata a Matsumoto, Yayoi fin da piccola ama disegnare (anche quello che gli altri non vedono) e vola a New York per diventare un'artista. La sua arte stupisce il pubblico con idee sempre nuove: Yayoi riempie grandi tele di reticoli di puntini, usa i suoi happenings per lanciare messaggi importanti, disegna vestiti da indossare in due... Creare le sue opere la fa sentire bene, qualsiasi sia la loro forma: dalle famosissime zucche alle stanze piene di luci e specchi che riflettono tutto all'infinito.

The Portrait of a Lady
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James, Henry

The Portrait of a Lady / by Ernest James, jr.

[S.l.] : Franklin classics, [2018]

Becoming
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Obama, Michelle

Becoming / Michelle Obama

New York : Crown, 2018

Résumé: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

The apothecary's shop
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Tiraboschi, Roberto

The apothecary's shop : a novel of Venice, 1118 A.D. / Roberto Tiraboschi ; translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

New York : Europa, 2017

Résumé: In a medieval Venice undone by devastating famine and excessive, orgiastic Carnival festivities of all kinds, the protagonists of The Apothecary's Shop chase a dream of rebirth, the eternal dream of defeating death. The young Costanza, of the noble Grimani family, has disappeared. The family scribe, Edgardo, promises to return the girl to her family, who themselves may not be above suspicion. Doctors, apothecaries, undertakers, Eastern merchants, farmers: everyone seems to be involved in the girl's disappearance, even African slave traders. Abella, Edgardo's ambiguous ally and the only female doctor in Venice, introduces him into secrets and occult practices of medicine. Through her, Edgardo discovers Sabbatai's Apothecary, where remedies and concoctions of all kinds are prepared and clues to Costanza's disappearance may lie. The Apothecary's Shop is an erudite thriller in the vein of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and offers readers an astonishing voyage into medieval Venice.

The pathless sky
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Sen, Chaitali

The pathless sky / Chaitali Sen

New York : Europa, 2015

Résumé: In The Pathless Sky, Chaitali Sen conjures a world in which a nation’s political turmoil, its secret history and growing social unrest turn life into a fragile and capricious thing and love into a necessary refuge to be defended at all cost. A world not unlike the one we live in. John, a hapless young student with a potentially brilliant academic career ahead of him, and Mariam, a shy, preternaturally perceptive woman from the north, meet and fall in love in college. Their early careers, their seemingly mismatched natures, and the alarming changes occurring in their country conspire to keep them apart for years. But a day comes when, across a great distance, both realize that they have always loved each other. During the intervening years, however, the troubles in their country have reached a critical impasse. Government crimes have been white washed, personal liberty is deeply compromised, a resistance movement has emerged from the underground to take the fight for freedom to the streets, and the government militia employs increasingly draconian measures in an attempt to maintain control. When Mariam is implicated in the latest spell of anti-government actions and arrested without appeal, the consequences of her and John’s love will prove potentially dire for both. The Pathless Sky is a haunting and moving novel for readers of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland, and the novels of Amitav Ghosh. Sen’s lyrical language and fluid storytelling mirror the rhythms of political struggle itself. John and Mariam are unforgettable characters, troubled lovers who struggle to find a space for the finest human emotions in a place that is determined to abolish them.

The Ugly Duckling
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Andersen, Hans Christian

The Ugly Duckling / by H. C. Andersen ; retold by Natasha Borgars ; illustrated by Francesco Barbieri

Monte San Vito : Raffaello, copyr. 2015

Smart readers. Level 1

Résumé: Nella fattoria tutti deridono il Brutto Anatroccolo, perché è grigio, grande e goffo e così diverso dagli altri. Dopo un inverno difficile in viaggio qua e là, in primavera il Brutto Anatroccolo scoprirà la sua verità. LEVEL 1 - per chi muove i primi passi nella lettura in lingua inglese.

Book two: The story of a new name
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Ferrante, Elena

Book two: The story of a new name : youth / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

New York : Europa, 2013

Fait partie de: Ferrante, Elena. My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante

Résumé: "[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship." —John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR The second book, following 2012’s acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

The frost on his shoulders
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Mediano, Lorenzo

The frost on his shoulders / Lorenzo Mediano ; translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman

New York : Europa, 2012

Résumé: In the 1930s, in an isolated valley of the Pyrenees Mountains, an aging teacher reconstructs a bloody and tragic event that seem destined to remain forever hidden behind a wall of collective silence. He alone can penetrate appearances and grasp the iron laws determining the lives of all those who live in the place- this valley where nature is miserly and leaves little room for poetic contemplation or an excess of feelings. He alone remembers his protégé, Ramon, a shepherd who, no more that a child, fell in love with Alba, the only daughter of the region’s most powerful and influential landowner. The rich and powerful conspire to thwart the love between Ramon and Alba, and in doing so they incited a feud that will extend beyond all reason. Thus begins a vigorous, dramatic story of rebellion

Dracula
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Stoker, Bram

Dracula / Bram Stoker

London : Harper Press, 2011

Collins classics

Résumé: Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to organise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous Carpathian Mountains. Through notes and diary entries, Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle, telling his fiancé Mina of the Count’s supernatural powers and his own imprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite with Mina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts. Meanwhile in England, Mina’s friend Lucy has been bitten and begins to turn into a vampire. With the help of Professor Van Helsing, a previous suitor of Lucy’s, Seward, and Lucy’s fiancé Holmwood attempt to thwart Count Dracula and his attempts on Lucy and consequently Mina’s life. Arguably the most enduring Gothic novel of the 19th Century, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is as chilling today in its depiction of the vampire world and its exploration of Victorian values as it was at its time of publication.

The Canterville ghost and other stories
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Wilde, Oscar

The Canterville ghost and other stories / Oscar Wilde ; retold by John Davage

Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2008

Pearson English readers. Level 4

Résumé: The famous Canterville Ghost haunts an old house, but the ghost becomes unhappy when the new owners play tricks on him! In the other stories, we meet Lord Arthur Savile, who has to murder someone before he can get married, and we discover the secret life of beautiful Lady Alroy.

Sense and sensibility
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Austen, Jane

Sense and sensibility / Jane Austen ; retold by Cherry Gilhrist

Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2008

Pearson English readers. Level 3

Résumé: Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two very different sisters. Marianne loves excitement and always shows her feelings; Elinor is quiet and has more good sense. They both fall in love and both suffer broken hearts. Will they ever find the right man to love and marry?

Great expectations
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Dickens, Charles

Great expectations / Charles Dickens ; retold by Latif Doss

Harlow : Pearson Educational Limited, 2008

Pearson English readers. Level 6

Résumé: Pip is a poor orphan whose life is changed forever by two very different meetings – one with an escaped convict and the other with an eccentric old lady and the beautiful girl who lives with her. And who is the mysterious person who leaves him a fortune?

Nineteen eighty-four
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Orwell, George

Nineteen eighty-four / George Orwell

London : Penguin, 2008

Résumé: 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thriteen.' Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101... Nineteen Eight-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. 'More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of.' - Jo Brand 'Right up there among my favourite books. . . I read it again and again.' - Margaret Atwood

Macbeth
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Shakespeare, William

Macbeth / William Shakespeare ; adaptation by James Butler and Maria Lucia De Vanna ; activies by Bruce Hodges ; illustrated by Gianni De Conno

Genoa : Black Cat, copyr. 2008

Reading Shakespeare. Step four