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Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
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Weisberger, Lauren

Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty : a novel / Lauren Weisberger

New York : Random House, 2021

Something new under the sun
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Kleeman, Alexandra

Something new under the sun : a novel / Alexandra Kleeman

London ; New York : Hogarth, 2021

Billy Summers
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King, Stephen <1947- > - King, Stephen <1947- >

Billy Summers : a novel / Stephen King

New York [etc.] : Scribner, 2021

Heaven
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Kawakami, Mieko

Heaven / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd

New York : Europa editions, 2021

Abstract: Heaven indaga l'esperienza e il significato della violenza e il conforto dell'amicizia. Bullizzato per il suo strabismo, il protagonista del romanzo soffre in silenzio. La sua unica tregua è l'amicizia con una ragazza, Kojima, anche lei continuamente vittima dei dispetti delle coetanee per via della trasandatezza con cui si presenta a scuola. Kojima invita il ragazzino protagonista a un fitto scambio epistolare innocente e pieno di sogni, dove non c'è posto per l'angoscia del bullismo. Le lettere si susseguono a gran ritmo, riempiendo fino all'estremo la custodia del dizionario dove il ragazzino le nasconde, nonché diventando l'unico motivo di gioia delle giornate dei due ragazzi, che a scuola tendono a eclissarsi, anche agli occhi l'uno dell'altra. Ci sono molti segreti, cose che secondo la piccola e intelligente Kojima, non potranno mai essere comprese dai compagni di classe, i quali non sanno fare altro che sfogare le loro debolezze su di lei e sul suo amico. Ma qual è la vera natura della loro amicizia se è il terrore ad alimentare il loro legame?

Le streghe
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Le streghe / directed by Robert Zemeckis ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris and Guillermo Del Toro ; based on the book by Roald Dahl ; director of photography Don Burgess ; music by Alan Silvestri

[Roma] : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2021]

Abstract: Rimasto orfano dopo un incidente, un bambino di otto anni va a vivere a Demopolis, in Alabama, con la nonna. È il 1968, per gli afroamericani la vita non è semplice, ma per nonna e nipote il pericolo viene soprattutto dalla scoperta che le streghe - creature malvagie e orribili che odiano i bambini sopra ogni cosa - sono tornate. Convinti di sfuggire alla persecuzione, si rifugiano in un hotel di lusso dove lavora un loro cugino, senza sapere, però, che proprio in quel luogo sfarzoso si terrà l'annuale raduno delle streghe. E che la tremenda Strega suprema ha intenzione di trasformare tutti i bambini del mondo in topi.

After 2
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After 2 / un film di Roger Kumble ; sceneggiatura: Lynne Mitchell ; musiche di Justin Burnett ; direttore della fotografia: Larry Reibman

Milano : Mondadori, 2020

Blessing in disguise
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Steel, Danielle - Steel, Danielle

Blessing in disguise : a novel / Danielle Steel

New York : Dell, 2020

Abstract: As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle's relationship with Putnam, and her time at his château on the Normandy coast, are the stuff of dreams. But it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question. When Isabelle returns to New York, she enters a new relationship that she hopes will be more stable and traditional. But she soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally and unexpectedly finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes. The three girls grow up to be very different women, and Isabelle's relationship with each of them is unique. While raising her girls alone, Isabelle also begins building a career as a successful art consultant. Then one final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, bonds mother and daughters closer, and turns a challenge into a blessing.

Blue moon
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Child, Lee

Blue moon : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child

New York : Dell, 2020

Abstract: Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right. An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she's letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It's a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice . . . the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.

The better sister
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Burke, Alafair

The better sister : a novel / Alafair Burke

New York [etc.] : Harper, 2020

Redhead by the side of the road
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Tyler, Anne

Redhead by the side of the road / Anne Tyler

New York : Albert A. Knopf, 2020

Abstract: Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a “girlfriend”) tells him she’s facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah’s door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah’s meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler’s signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.

Moral Compass
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Steel, Danielle

Moral Compass / Danielle Steel

New York : Pan books, 2020

Abstract: Saint Ambrose Prep has been the school of choice for the sons of the great and the good for over a hundred years. Now, for the first time, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled its first female students. While many of the kids on the campus have all the privilege in the world, some are struggling dealing with family, insecurity and loneliness. In such a heightened environment, even the smallest spark can become a raging fire. The day after a Halloween party, a student lies in the hospital, seriously injured and with a dangerous level of alcohol in her blood. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked know what happened, and they have closed ranks. As parents, students, staff and the media attempt to establish the truth, no-one at Saint Ambrose will escape the fallout. As the drama unfolds, those involved will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, coming to rely on their own moral compass. Moral Compass is a highly topical, thought-provoking story from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

Pensare come una montagna
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Leopold, Aldo <1886-1948>

Pensare come una montagna = A sand county almanac / Aldo Leopold

[Prato] : Piano B, 2019

Abstract: Considerato l'erede spirituale di Henry David Thoreau e John Muir, Leopold è il padre della filosofia della wilderness e pioniere dell'etica della terra. È ritenuto tra i più grandi ecologi del ventesimo secolo. Alternando registri e stili diversi - racconto, saggio naturalistico, trattato filosofico e scientifico - "Pensare come una montagna" dà vita a un'opera letteraria di rara bellezza e profondità. La prima parte del libro, organizzata in forma di almanacco e scandita dal susseguirsi dei mesi nella sua fattoria in Wisconsin - il suo «rifugio dalla modernità» - è una celebrazione della natura selvaggia, dall'infinito splendore della prateria ai meravigliosi ritratti della fauna e della flora, dei suoi suggestivi suoni, colori e odori. La seconda parte è dedicata ad alcune esperienze, sparse in tutto il continente americano, che permisero a Leopold di osservare le profonde ferite che l'uomo stava infliggendo alla terra, e di rintracciarne le cause principali. Infine, nella sezione conclusiva, Leopold tratteggia i fondamenti di un'etica della terra, esortando l'uomo moderno a «pensare come una montagna», a trascendere il punto di vista antropocentrico e contemplare la natura e le creature che vivono su di essa non come una mera proprietà da sfruttare ma come un organismo dotato di equilibrio, armonia e bellezza - e da cui dipende la nostra stessa integrità e salute.

New kid
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Craft, Jerry

New kid / Jerry Craft ; with color by Jim Callahan

New York : Harper, 2019

Abstract: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Ask again, yes
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Keane, Mary Beth

Ask again, yes : a novel / Mary Beth Keane

New York [etc.] : Scribner, 2019

Abstract: A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness. Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while haunted by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace

Miracle creek
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Kim, Angie

Miracle creek / Angie Kim

New York : Sarah Crichton Books-Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019

Abstract: How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies? In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident. A powerful showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Chapter by chapter, we shift alliances and gather evidence: Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe? “A stunning debut about parents, children and the unwavering hope of a better life, even when all hope seems lost" (Washington Post), Miracle Creek uncovers the worst prejudice and best intentions, tense rivalries and the challenges of parenting a child with special needs. It’s “a quick-paced murder mystery that plumbs the power and perils of community” (O Magazine) as it carefully pieces together the tense atmosphere of a courtroom drama and the complexities of life as an immigrant family. Drawing on the author’s own experiences as a Korean-American, former trial lawyer, and mother of a “miracle submarine” patient, this is a novel steeped in suspense and igniting discussion. Recommended by Erin Morgenstern, Jean Kwok, Jennifer Weiner, Scott Turow, Laura Lippman, and more-- Miracle Creek is a brave, moving debut from an unforgettable new voice

Evvie Drake starts over
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Holmes, Linda

Evvie Drake starts over : a novel / Linda Holmes

New York : Ballantine Books, 2019

Abstract: In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s future.When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they’ve damaged, the secrets they’ve kept—but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance—up until the last out. A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, Evvie Drake Starts Over will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes

City of girls
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Gilbert, Elizabeth <1969- >

City of girls / Elizabeth Gilbert

New York : Riverhead Books, 2019

Abstract: "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other

I owe you one
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Kinsella, Sophie

I owe you one : a novel / Sophie Kinsella

New York : The Dial Press, 2019

Abstract: Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in Fixie’s nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?

The testaments
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Atwood, Margaret

The testaments / Margaret Atwood

New York : Nan A. Talese, 2019

Abstract: In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her-freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. "Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in." -Margaret Atwood

A spool of blue thread
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Tyler, Anne

A spool of blue thread / Anne Tyler

New York : Vintage Books, 2019

Abstract: "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . " This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red's parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor