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October 2012 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 29 agosto alle ore 06:00 pm EDT

Dashiell Hammett, Nicola Barber (Narrated by), Scott Brick (Narrated by), Peter Ganim (Narrated by)
AUDIO EDITION - Multi-voiced narration led by Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, and Scott BrickDashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett’s last—and most successful—novel. Following the enormous success of “The Thin Man” movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas for the films that became “After the Thin Man” and “Another Thin Man.” Hammett brought back his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora, in these two fully satisfying “Thin Man” stories, written with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue.Neither of these stories has been previously published (except for a partial in a small magazine 25 years ago). Now together in Return of the Thin Man, these hugely entertaining novellas are destined to remain essential listening for Hammett’s millions of fans and a new generation of mystery lovers the world over.The recording features Peter Ganim as Nick, Nicola Barber as Nora, and Scott Brick as the narrator. Additional character voices are provided by Emily Bauer, Dan Bittner, Cynthia Darlow, Richard Ferrone, Eliza Foss, Emma Galvin, Johnny Heller, Pete Larkin, Bill Lobley, Carol Monda, Rich Orlow, Paula Parker, Vinnie Penna, with Zane Birdwell, Nathan Rosborough, Iris McElroy, Barbara Vlahides, Fametta Sawyer, Tim Bader, Tyrrell Harrell, Kevin Fecu, and Alan Winter.
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General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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pacchetto chiuso
15
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315
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September 2012 Pacchetto: 2 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 1 agosto alle ore 06:00 pm EDT

The Gun SellerOcchiata veloce
Audiolibro digitale
AUDIO EDITION - Read by Simon PrebbleCold-blooded murder just isn’t Thomas Lang’s cup of tea. Offered a bundle to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead—a good deed that soon takes a bad turn. Quicker than he can down a shot of his favorite whiskey, Lang is bashing heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femme fatales. Up against rogue CIA agents, wannabe terrorists, and an arms dealer looking to make a high-tech killing, Lang’s out to save the leggy lady he has come to love . . . and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.
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Audiolibro digitale
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General Fiction, Mystery, Suspense & Thriller, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
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349
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The Revised Fundamentals of CaregivingOcchiata veloce
Audiolibro digitale
AUDIO EDITION - Read by Jeff WoodmanBenjamin Benjamin has lost virtually everything—his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. With few options, Ben enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving taught in the basement of a local church. There Ben is instructed in the art of inserting catheters and avoiding liability, about professionalism, and how to keep physical and emotional distance between client and provider. But when Ben is assigned to nineteen-year-old Trev, who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, he discovers that the endless mnemonics and service plan checklists have done little to prepare him for the reality of caring for a fiercely stubborn, sexually frustrated adolescent. As they embark on a wild road trip across the American West to visit Trev’s ailing father, a new camaraderie replaces the traditional boundary between patient and caregiver. Bursting with energy, this big-hearted, soulful, and inspired novel ponders life’s terrible surprises and the heart’s uncanny capacity to mend and become whole again.
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Audiolibro digitale
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Pagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
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190
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June 2012 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 25 giugno alle 06:00 pm EDT

Serie: Goldmann (48127), Jimm Juree (2)
AUDIO EDITION read by Kim Mai Guest. In the sequel to Killed at the Whim of a Hat, crime reporter Jimm Juree discovers that life in rural Thailand with her eccentric family is anything but dull--in fact, it's downright deadly.How do you respond when you wake up to find a severed head on your resort-front beach in the morning? If you’re frustrated ex-crime reporter Jimm Juree, you take action. With her former cop grandfather as back up, she sets out to discover how the poor fellow ended up where he did—and why. On their journey, with the rest of their disjointed family in tow, they uncover gruesome tales of piracy and slavery, violence and murder in the Gulf of Thailand. Are the authorities uninterested because they’re involved, or because the victims aren’t Thai? Whatever the reason, Jimm and her team are going it alone and their lives are under threat. And who exactly are those two elegant women in cabin three and why has the engine number of their car been filed away? Airport hostages and hand grenades, monkeys and naked policemen—once more the sublime and the ridiculous clash at the Gulf Bay Lovely Resort and Restaurant.
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General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
Link
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pacchetto chiuso
15
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248
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December 2011 Pacchetto: 3 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 19 dicembre alle 06:00 pm EST

Gerald Nicosia and Anne Marie Santos; read by Vanessa Hart and Stephen BowlbyLu Anne Henderson was a beautiful 15-year-old girl in Denver in 1945 when she met Neal Cassady, a fast-talking hurricane of male sexuality and vast promises. The two married, and soon they were hanging out with a group of young would-be writers, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. But Neal and Jack initially didn’t like each other very much. Lu Anne ended up loving them both, and she taught them how to love each other—in effect, making the Beat Generation possible, as well as giving Kerouac material for one of the seminal novels of the 20th century, On the Road. One and Only traces the immense struggles of Lu Anne’s own life, which ranged from the split-up of her family during the Great Depression, to the ravages of abusive men and the grief of losing the two most important men in her life; and shows how her life intertwined with Jack’s and Neal’s to the very end.
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Biography & Memoir, Fiction and Literature, Nonfiction
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15
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AUDIO EDITION. Read by David Drummond.Thomas Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams. Their tenacity was matched only by that of their enemies: the Mexican army under Santa Anna at the Alamo, the Comanche and Apache Indians, and the forbidding geography itself.Known also for his powerful fiction (Gap Creek, The Truest Pleasure, Brave Enemies), Morgan uses his skill at characterization to give life to the personalities of these ten Americans without whom the United States might well have ended at the Arkansas border. Their stories—and those of the nameless thousands who risked their lives to settle on the frontier, displacing thousands of Native Americans—form an extraordinary chapter in American history that led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War.
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History, Nonfiction
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15
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AUDIO EDITION. Read by Charles Carroll.In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a desert festival to learn that his grandfather has died and that he has to return to Thebes—a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language—in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he’s there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world. La Farge’s ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
138
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September 2011 Pacchetto: 4 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 26 settembre alle 06:00 pm EDT

Eric Conger (Narrated by), Pete Larkin (Narrated by), Alan Sklar (Narrated by), Otto Penzler (A cura di)
Read by Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, Pete Larkin, and Jeff GurnerFrom its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by “the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine” (Booklist).Never before on audio, these vintage stories are darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.Includes:Black Mask was the apotheosis of American crime writing. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story appeared. It was the modest domain in which such literary titans as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start. Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.Includes:Introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch; read by Eric Conger“Come and Get It” by Erle Stanley Gardner; read by Oliver Wyman“Arson Plus” by Peter Collinson (Dashiell Hammett); read by Alan Sklar“Fall Guy” by George Harmon Coxe; read by Pete Larkin“Doors in the Dark” by Frederick Nebel; read by Pete Larkin“Luck” by Lester Dent; read by Jeff Gurner
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Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
363
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Birds of Paradise AUDIO EDITIONOcchiata veloce
Audiolibro digitale
Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She’s about to turn 18. Soon all of the Muirs will be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. And Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, then face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever.Set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Miami, Birds of Paradise is filled with piercing insights into the politics of food and sugar, teen culture, and of the ebb and flow of marriage. The writing is sumptuous, the story moving, and the descriptions of food (one of Abu-Jaber’s specialties) are mouth-watering.“Narrator Tamara Marston portrays the main characters—mother, father, daughter, and son—with feeling and sensitivity. Her reading recognizes that the city of Miami, where the novel is set, is also a character, and she infuses the descriptions of the landscape and urban setting with meaning.”      —AudioFile“Nuanced and deftly drawn. . . . Will [also] draw teens.”      —Booklist
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Audiolibro digitale
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
339
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Haiti After the Earthquake AUDIO EDITIONOcchiata veloce
Audiolibro digitale
Read by Meryl Streep and an ensemble castA vivid first-hand account of an epic catastrophe—and a powerful call to action—from a celebrated physician famous for his work in Haiti.“A gripping recollection of the quake’s ruin, chaos, and despair, and the story of remarkable persistence, hope, and love in the aftermath. Once you’ve seen Haiti through Paul Farmer’s eyes, you’ll never see Haitians, or any of the world’s poorest people, quite the same way again.”      —President Bill Clinton“Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the history of, and recovery efforts in, Haiti.”      —Library Journal [starred review]
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Audiolibro digitale
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History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Anthropology
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
228
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Trackers AUDIO EDITIONOcchiata veloce
Audiolibro digitale
Read by Simon Vance.A Muslim attack in Cape Town? Too far-fetched. It can’t be true. So why is the Presidential Intelligence Agency so desperate to intercept a shipment? Why is the CIA bringing in its big guns? And why, if it’s only a rumor, is it having such violent consequences—on the life of Milla Strachan, a former housewife who just wanted to live a little dangerously; Lemmer, a freelance bodyguard turned reluctant smuggler; and former cop Mat Joubert, who’s working on his first case as a private eye? Before long, the trail of death stretches from the Chizarira to the Cape Waterfront.In his eagerly awaited seventh novel, Meyer moves deftly among a brilliantly rendered cast of characters—farmers, outlaws, gangsters, intelligence agents—and delves deeply into the people, problems, and landscapes of South Africa.
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Audiolibro digitale
Generi
Mystery, Suspense & Thriller, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
Collegamenti
Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
220
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June 2011 Pacchetto: 4 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 30 giugno alle 06:00 pm EDT

Lucy Hull, a young children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, is unsure where her life is headed. That becomes than a figure of speech when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home and Lucy finds herself in the surprise role of chauffeer. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and dubious family history thrown in their path. But who is actually running away? And from what?
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
676
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After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. According to Drew Campbell, the well-suited corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner. Drew assures Alice that the owner will be hands off, allowing her to run the gallery on her own. Her friends think it sounds too good to be true, but Alice sees a perfect opportunity to make a name for herself beyond the shadow of her famous father, an award-winning and controversial film maker.Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone—the space stripped bare as if it had never existed—and Drew Campbell’s dead body on the floor. Overnight, Alice’s dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of police attention with nothing to prove her innocence. The phone number Drew gave her links back to a disposable phone. The artist whose work she displayed doesn’t seem to exist. And the dead man she claims is Drew has been identified as someone else. When police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she’s been set up. Now she has to prove it—a dangerous search for answers that will entangle her in a dark, high-tech criminal conspiracy and force her to unearth long-hidden secrets involving her own family . . .  secrets that could cost Alice her life.
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General Fiction, Mystery, Suspense & Thriller, Fiction and Literature
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pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
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Serie: Claire DeWitt (1)
Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant skills of deduction and is an ace at discovering evidence. But Claire also uses her dreams, omens, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on Détection—the only book published by the great and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette before his death.The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has just arrived in post-Katrina New Orleans, the city she’s avoided since her mentor, Silette’s student Constance Darling, was murdered there. Claire is investigating the disappearance of Vic Willing, a prosecutor known for winning convictions in a homicide-plagued city. Has an angry criminal enacted revenge on Vic? Or did he use the storm as means to disappear? Claire follows the clues, finding old friends and making new enemies—foremost among them Andray Fairview, a young gang member who just might hold the key to the mystery.
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Generi
Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
461
richieste
Serie: btb (72719), Inspector Van Veeteren (2), Mirabilia (93), Mirabilia (93)
An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds little to go on. But then there’s another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing—perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth. . . .
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General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
337
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May 2011 Pacchetto: 6 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 30 maggio alle ore 06:00 pm EDT

Why do we do what we do? Especially those seemingly inexplicable behaviors—from the disreputable to the downright despicable?Between what can be learned from evolutionary psychology (thinking that has developed in our species over the millenniums to ensure its propagation) and cognitive science (how our minds literally think) a picture emerges. In Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life, social psychologist Douglas Kenrick fuses these two fields to create a coherent story of human nature. In his analysis, many ingrained, apparently irrational behaviors—one-night stands, prejudice, conspicuous consumption, even art and religious devotion—are quite explicable and (when desired) avoidable. When combined with insights from complexity theory, Kenrick’s argument reveals how simple mechanisms give rise to complex life.Through an engaging blend of anecdote, analogy and research findings, Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life takes listeners on a singular tour of the human mind, exploring the pitfalls and promises of our biological inheritance.
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Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
346
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Serie: Hector (2)
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has employed Hector to track down their brilliant scientist, Professor Cormorant, who has disappeared abroad with the secret of a modern-day love potion. Leaving behind his troubled relationship with girlfriend Clara, Hector’s adventure takes him to the Far East and into the arms of beautiful Vayla, forcing our hero to think deeply about what love really is/means.In his follow-up to the multi-million-selling Hector and the Search for Happiness, acclaimed writer and psychiatrist, François Lelord, offers us a new fable filled with thoughtful insights into the very human desire to find and keep love.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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HighBridge (Editore)
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pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
289
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It’s no secret that women have long been overlooked and under-compensated, and while great strides have been made in recent decades, the value placed on women versus their male counterparts is still consistently unbalanced. In Knowing Your Value, bestselling author Mika Brzezinski takes an in-depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth.Prompted by her own experience as co-host of Morning Joe, Mika interviews a number of prominent women across a wide range of industries on their experience moving up in their fields. Mika reveals how these women, including such impresarios as White House star Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, writer and director Nora Ephron, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, and broadcaster Joy Behar, navigated the inevitable roadblocks that are unique to women. Mika also uncovers what men think about the approach women take in the workplace, getting honest answers from Donnie Deutsch, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, and others about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face—and play into—as they try to get their worth at work. Knowing Your Value blends these personal stories and opinions with the latest research and polling on issues such as equal pay, women in the boardroom, and access to start-up capital.Written in Mika’s brutally honest, funny, and self-deprecating style, Knowing Your Value is a vital book for professional women of all ages.
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Biography & Memoir, Business, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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pacchetto chiuso
15
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In this groundbreaking work, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. Harford argues that today’s challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt. Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with compelling stories of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial-and-error in tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and the financial crisis.
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Business, Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Economics
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
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The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor, but rather in the period from 1942 to 1943, in the frigid North Atlantic and American coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Nearly seven decades after the event, the Battle of the Atlantic still stands as the longest-running and most lethal clash of arms in naval history. During the entire duration of the conflict, more than 30,264 Allied merchant seamen and hundreds of navy personnel lost their lives.The strategic stakes in the Battle of the Atlantic were immense. If the Axis won, Great Britain could have been starved into submission, the Allies would have been unable to marshal their forces to liberate the Continent, and the Germans likely would have at least engineered a stalemate with the Soviets on the Eastern Front that would have allowed the Nazi regime to remain in power. In Turning the Tide, military reporter and author Ed Offley tells the story of how, during a twelve-week period during the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened British, Canadian and American sailors turned the tide in the Atlantic. Using extensive documents from archives in Germany, Great Britain and the United States, and interviews with key survivors on both sides, Offley puts the reader into the heart of the battle—from the navigation bridges of British and American escort warships, to the main decks and engine rooms of Allied merchant ships in convoy, to the claustrophobic control rooms and wave-swept bridges of the U-boats stalking their prey. He also portrays the vicious bureaucratic struggles that raged behind closed doors at the headquarters of both the Allied and German military services, and the above-Top Secret Allied intelligence campaign to crack the German Naval Enigma codes. A thrilling tale of the decisive naval battle of World War II, Turning the Tide is also a harrowing story of how the Allies nearly lost—and ultimately regained—victory in both the Atlantic and in Europe itself.
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History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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The Nature Principle presents a compelling case that a conscious reconnection to nature can make us whole again and that the future will belong to nature-smart individuals, families, businesses, and communities. Supported by evidence from emerging empirical and theoretical research and eye-opening anecdotes, Louv shows that when we tap into the restorative powers of the natural world we can boost mental acuity and creativity, heal illness, increase immunity, broaden our compassion, and strengthen human bonds. As he says in his introduction, The Nature Principle is “about the power of living in nature—not with it, but in it. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world.”
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Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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HighBridge (Editore)
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
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211
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April 2011 Pacchetto: 5 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 28 aprile alle 06:00 pm EDT

Flora Lichtman (Author, Narrated by), Joe Palca (Author, Narrated by)
It happens everywhere: offices, schools, even your own backyard. And, seemingly, anything can trigger it: cell phones, sirens, bad music, constant distractions, your boss, or even your spouse. We all know certain things get under our skin. Can science explain why? NPR’s Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman take you on a scientific quest through psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and other disciplines to uncover the truth about being annoyed. Annoying: Gives fascinating, surprising explanations for why people react the way they do to everything from chili peppers to fingernails on a blackboardExplains why irrational behavior (like tearing your hair out in traffic) is connected to worthwhile behavior (like staying on task)Includes tips for identifying your own irritating habits!With fascinating insights and fun explanations, Annoying is anything but.
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Science & Nature, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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15
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615
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A pig escapes from its pen and roots up the garden of Kitty McCloud, a bestselling novelist who “corrects” the classics. What the obstreperous little pig unearths is evidence of a possible transgression that the novel’s three Irish characters—the plagiarizing Kitty, her blood-feud rival Kieran, and a sexy swineherd named Lolly—are convinced the other has probably benefited from.How this hilarious mystery is resolved inspires both comic eloquence and a theatrically colorful canvas depicting the brooding Irish land and seascape.
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General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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15
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In 2008, Howard Schultz, the president and chairman of Starbucks, made the unprecedented decision to return as CEO eight years after he stepped down from daily oversight of the company to become chairman. Concerned that Starbucks had lost its way, Schultz was determined to help it return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul. In Onward, he shares the remarkable story of the company’s ongoing transformation under his leadership revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic times in history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and sustainability without sacrificing humanity. A compelling, candid narrative documenting the maturing of a brand as well as a businessman, Onward represents Schultz’s central leadership philosophy: It’s not just about winning, but the right way to win.
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Biography & Memoir, Business, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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Informazioni sul libroPagina LibraryThing dell'opera
pacchetto chiuso
15
copie
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The religious turn to their faith to find meaning. But what about the many people who lead secular lives and are also hungry for meaning? What guides, what approaches are available to them? Distinguished philosophers, Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly explain that a secular life charged with meaning is indeed within reach. It is achieved by a passionate, skillful engagement with the people, events, and wonders present in the most ordinary days—an approach to meaning that modern Western culture seems to have abandoned. Dreyfus and Kelly use some of the greatest works of the Western Canon to trace the way we lost this passionate engagement to our surroundings and to show us how to get it back. Taking us on a journey from the wonder and openness of Homer’s polytheistic world, to the monotheism of Dante, to the nihilism of Kant, to the pantheism of Melville, and finally to the spiritual difficulties of the world evoked by modern authors such as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Gilbert, All Things Shining will change the way we understand our culture, our history, our sacred practices, and ourselves, and offer a new—and very old—way to celebrate a secular existence.
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Religion & Spirituality, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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In the 70s and 80s, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United States—all in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown. Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family’s story after her grandmother’s death. The Latehomecomer is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family together through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape into Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard in their adopted homeland.
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Biography & Memoir, History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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15
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March 2011 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 28 marzo alle ore 06:00 pm EDT

Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He’s come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects. It seems that every inhabitant of this forgotten outpost has a story, a reason for taking a detour to this place—or a reason for staying.As the coach of the hapless high school basketball team, Sam can’t help but be moved by the bravery he witnesses in the everyday lives of people—including his own young players—bearing their sorrows and broken dreams. How do they carry on, believing in a future that seems to be based on the flimsiest of promises? Drawing on the strength of the boys on the team, sharing the hope they display despite insurmountable odds, Sam finally begins to see a future worth living.Author Stanley Gordon West has filled the town of Willow Creek with characters so vividly cast that they become as real as relatives, and their stories—so full of humor and passion, loss, and determination—illuminate a path into the human heart.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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15
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February 2011 Pacchetto: 2 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 28 febbraio alle ore 06:00 pm EST

AUDIO EDITION. A tragic accident: One woman is left dead after she and another woman, both running away from their marriages, collide in the fog on a highway. The survivor, Isabelle, is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life but of the lives of the devastated husband and fragile son that the other woman, April, has left behind. Together, they try to solve the mystery of where April was running to, and why. As these three lives intersect, they are left to ask, How well do we really know those we love—and how do we forgive the unforgivable?
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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AUDIO EDITION read by Kate MulliganOn the 20th anniversary of Teach For America, its founder offers an inspiring summation of the lessons learned: The achievement gap can be closed, and there’s nothing elusive about what it will take.
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History, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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March 2010 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 26 marzo alle ore 06:00 pm EDT

AUDIOBOOK Read by Josh Clark. Paul doesn't have much going for him. For starters, he never made it as a serious writer, his wife has left him, his girlfriend is dating another man, and he could stand to back off on the booze. But Paul does have Stella—assuming that having a dog you believe can talk to you can be classed as an asset. At once heartwarming, heartbreaking, and heart-wrenchingly funny, I Thought You Were Dead proves that, with the right friend by your side, you can overcome any obstacle.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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December 2009 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 22 dicembre alle 10:00 am EST

A gay man copes with the death of his partner in Isherwood’s classic novel, now a film written and directed by Tom Ford and starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Read by AudioFile "Golden Voice" Simon Prebble. Movie tie-in art.
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General Fiction, LGBTQ+, Fiction and Literature
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15
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September 2009 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 27 settembre alle 06:00 pm EDT

The prequel to the New York Times bestseller The Elegance of the Hedgehog. In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, the greatest food critic in the world is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Pierre Arthens has been lording it over the world’s most esteemed chefs for years. But now, during these, his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things. He is desperately searching for that singular flavor, that sublime something once sampled, never forgotten, the Flavor par excellence. Thus begins a charming voyage that traces the career of Monsieur Arthens from childhood to maturity across a celebration of all manner of culinary delights. Alternating with the voice of the supercilious Arthens is a chorus belonging to his acquaintances and familiars—relatives, lovers, a would-be protégé, even a cat. Each will have his or her say about Monsieur Arthens, a man who has inspired only extreme emotions in people. Here, as in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery’s story celebrates life’s simple pleasures and sublime moments while condemning the arrogance and vulgarity of power. Read by Norman Dietz, Barbara Caruso, Eliza Foss, Jean Brassard, Pete Larkin, Heather Corrigan, and Paula Parker.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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15
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June 2009 Pacchetto

Omaggio terminato: 26 giugno alle 06:00 pm EDT

The New York Times bestseller: Two people, a 12-year-old girl and the concierge at her apartment, live rich but secretive inner lives, feeling confined by the mediocrity and selfishness that surround them--until a stranger comes to their apartment building. A moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. Read by Barbara Rosenblat and Cassandra Morris.
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General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
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15
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April 2009 Pacchetto: 2 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 24 aprile alle 06:00 pm EDT

When teachers Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin first created KIPP (the Knowledge Is Power Program) in Houston, little did they know it would grow to sixty-six schools in nineteen states and the District of Columbia, and that it would change thousands of kids’ lives—and possibly the U.S. approach to education. Award-winning education reporter Jay Mathews tells their story. "An inspiring look at how KIPP has accomplished these amazing results and the barriers they faced." —Bill Gates, 2009 annual letter “Fast-paced, engrossing and heartening. . . . In Mathews’s telling, it’s hard not to love these guys” —Washington Post “The most comprehensive and authoritative account yet of KIPP's inception and vision.” —Andy Rotherham, former education adviser to President Clinton and co-founder, Education Sector “This book should be read by everyone who cares about education in our country.” —Richard W. Riley, former Secretary of Education
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General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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Do you want to be perfect? Or do you want to be happy? Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology—the scientific principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University—Ben-Shahar takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to the way to happiness, richness, and true fulfillment.
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General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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March 2009 Pacchetto: 3 Libri Offerti

Omaggio terminato: 23 marzo alle ore 06:00 pm EDT

Read by Pete Larkin. In an unnamed city always slick with rain, Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency. But when an illustrious detective, Travis Sivart, goes missing, Unwin is reluctantly thrust into the role of investigator. His only guidance comes from a sleepy secretary and the pithy yet profound Manual of Detection. Soon he finds himself framed for murder, pursued by gunmen, and confounded by a femme fatale. Meanwhile, strange and troubling questions proliferate: Why does the mummy at the Municipal Museum have modern-day dental work? Where have all the city’s alarm clocks gone? Why is Unwin’s copy of the Manual missing Chapter 18? When he discovers that Sivart’s greatest cases were solved incorrectly, Unwin must enter the dreams of a murdered man and face a criminal mastermind bent on total control of a slumbering city.
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Fantasy, General Fiction, Mystery, Fiction and Literature
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Read by Laura Flanagan, Jeremy Guskin, and Steve Coombs. Three teens who have attempted suicide meet in a psychiatric hospital, battle their demons, and begin to heal. The handsome son of wealthy parents, Connor has everything anyone could want—except his family’s love and affection. Jailed for years after killing his mother’s child-molesting boyfriend, Tony is confused about his sexuality. Manic-depressive Vanessa cuts herself. All three stories intertwine in a brutally honest story about pain and resilience.
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Fiction and Literature
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15
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Read by Jeff WoodmanApologize, Apologize! takes us into the perversely charmed world of the Flanagans and their son, Collie (named after his parents’ favorite breed of dog). Collie comes of age on Martha’s Vineyard, trying to make sense of his wildly wealthy, hyper-articulate, and resolutely crazy family members: a philandering father, incorrigible brother, pigeon-racing uncle, radical activist mother, and a domineering media mogul grandfather (accused of being a murderer by Collie’s mother). As Collie searches for his place in the world, he suffers insurmountable loss and grapples for bravery as he struggles to cope with people he has no choice but to love. Elizabeth Kelly’s first novel is brilliantly written and utterly unpredictable—a remarkable debut.
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Fiction and Literature
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15
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