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The picture of Dorian Gray
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Wilde, Oscar

The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

[S.l.] : Ali Ribelli, 2020

Classics

Dubliners
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Joyce, James

Dubliners / James Joyce

Firenze ; Milano : Giunti Demetra, 2019

Abstract: Uno dei testi che hanno fatto la storia del Novecento: il grande autore irlandese racconta la sua città in una serie di racconti-capolavoro. Di facile lettura, ma soprattutto appassionanti, per capire meglio la gente di Dublino e l'umanità stessa.

Quirino De Giorgio
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Carlana, Michel - Mezzalira, Luca - Pentimalli, Curzio

Quirino De Giorgio : an architect's legacy / by Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, Curzio Pentimalli

Zürich : Park Books, 2019

Abstract: Quirino De Giorgio (1907-1997) is among the few Italian architects whose careers represents the entirety of the twentieth century: from futurism through fascism to the experimentations linked to the invention of reinforced concrete. Too often remembered exclusively for his early futurist and fascist works, De Giorgio is an architect whose production continued, until his last years, to develop in the experimental and dynamic way which had characterised its beginnings. Quirino De Giorgio: An Architect's Legacy, the first English-language book dedicated to the Italian architect, is a constellation of his surviving buildings shown through the eyes of photographer Enrico Rizzato. In Rizzato's pictures, each one of the ninety surviving works will showcase the universality of De Giorgio's projects and the transformations that time has stamped on his creations, taking the reader on a voyage across the different facets of Italian architecture. Accompanying site plans, floorplans and sections provide deeper insight into De Giorgio's spatial, structural, urban, and landscaping inventions. An opening essay will introduce the reader to the still relatively unknown method and life of this highly original yet still too little known architect. The book also includes a full list of De Giorgio's works that has been reconstructed here for the first time through extensive archival work.

L'ultima risata
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Videoregistrazioni: DVD

L'ultima risata / [un film di] Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

New widescreen ed.

[S.l.] : DNA, [2020]

Abstract: Il portiere dell'Atlantic Hotel è molto orgoglioso della posizione raggiunta, del suo lavoro e della sua uniforme, che considera simbolo di prestigio. Quando per la sua età viene degradato dal suo ruolo fino a quello di sorvegliante delle toilette, il pover'uomo cerca in mascherare in ogni modo alla sua famiglia e alla società l'umiliazione subita. La tragedia di un uomo che affonda mentre il bel mondo lo usa come uno zerbino serve a mostrare come la crudeltà della società che allontana da sé, quasi vergognandosene, chi non può più reggere il ritmo dei giovani e belli

Paradise
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Paradise / un film di Andrej Končalovskij

[Roma] : RHV, 2019

Abstract: Il film narra di tre storie incrociate durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale: una donna aristocratica russa rinchiusa in un campo di concentramento per aver nascosto a Parigi due bambini ebrei un poliziotto francese collaborazionista infine, un ufficiale tedesco delle SS

This is going to hurt
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Kay, Adam

This is going to hurt : secret diaries of a medical resident / Adam Kay

Unabridged

New York : Hachette audio, 2019

Abstract: Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a first-year doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know -- and more than a few things you didn't -- about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.

Il primo re
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Il primo re / un film di Matteo Rovere

[Roma] : 01 distribution, 2019

Abstract: Romolo e Remo, letteralmente travolti dall'esondazione del Tevere, si ritrovano senza più terre né popolo, catturati dalle genti di Alba. Insieme ad altri prigionieri sono costretti a partecipare a duelli nel fango, dove lo sconfitto viene dato alle fiamme. Quando è il turno di Remo, Romolo si offre come suo avversario e i due collaborando con astuzia riescono a scatenare una rivolta, ma è solo l'inizio del loro viaggio insieme agli altri fuggitivi e a una vestale che porta un fuoco sacro. Sapendo di avere forze nemiche sulle proprie tracce decidono di sfidare la superstizione e si avventurano nella foresta, dove Remo dà prove di valore e conquista la leadership del gruppo, mentre Romolo può fare poco altro che riprendersi da una ferita. Quando a Remo viene letto il destino dalla vestale, lui decide di sfidare il volere degli dèi

Found
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Kinsley, Erin

Found / Erin Kinsely

London : Headline, 2019

Abstract: A MISSING CHILD RETURNS. BUT WHO TOOK HIM?* BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2019 ** SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB PICK *'Brilliant, utterly compelling, heart-wrenching...I was gripped and loved it.'PETER JAMES'An unputdownable thriller.'ELLY GRIFFITHS'Sensitive and moving...but with a core of pure tension' SUNDAY TIMESWhen 11 year old Evan vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged into their worst nightmare. Especially as the police, under massive pressure, have no answers. But months later Evan is unexpectedly found, frightened and refusing to speak. His loving family realise life will never be the same again. DI Naylor knows that unless those who took Evan are caught, other children are in danger. And with Evan silent, she must race against time to find those responsible...A gripping, heart-wrenching thriller with the emotional power of series like BROADCHURCH and THE MISSING, this is the perfect read for fans of Cara Hunter, Heidi Perks, Claire Douglas, Fiona Barton, Susan Lewis and Nuala Ellwood.'Critics have hailed FOUND the must read crime thriller' THE SUN'One of those rare finds - a page turner that is equally remarkable for the beauty of the writing. It will suck you in and take you on a journey' JO SPAIN'Gripping...once started, impossible to put down!' MINETTE WALTERS 'FOUND took me on the kind of twisting journey that kept me turning the pages until the early hours.' CHRIS WHITAKER Readers and book bloggers are completely gripped and moved by FOUND:'If you read one book this year make sure it's Found!' Goodreads Reviewer'Not often I finish a book in one day but I couldn't put it down.' Goodreads Reviewer'Heartfelt, traumatic ,terrifying...just an amazing read. An easy five stars' Goodreads reviewer'An amazing read...every single parent's worse nightmare but written in a truly beautiful way' Goodreads reviewer'It's a perfect book in every way...highly recommended' Short Book & Scribes'I don't think a thriller has ever brought me to tears like this has...a stunning, compelling read.' The Bookwormery

Breve storia dei vasi comunicanti
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Mosca, Davide <1979- >

Breve storia dei vasi comunicanti / Davide Mosca

Torino : Einaudi, 2019

Einaudi. Stile Libero Big

Abstract: Remo e Margherita sono giovani e smarriti, imprigionati entrambi in un corpo inospitale: lui soffre di bulimia, lei è anoressica. Almeno fino a quando non si imbattono l'uno nell'altra. E scoprono che insieme ci si può salvare. Remo ha ventiquattro anni e l'ultimo trascorso è stato terribile. L'ha passato chiuso in casa, a mangiare senza sosta, ingrassando fino a superare i cento chili. Stanca della sua indolenza da fallito, la fidanzata l'ha pure lasciato. Una sera, in un bar che frequenta con dei vecchi amici, Remo conosce Margherita. Lei fa l'ultimo anno di liceo e di sera lavora nel ristorante di famiglia fino a tardi. È appassionata, curiosa, un po' irascibile. Ed è bella, anche se pesa meno di quarantacinque chili. Quella sera cominciano a parlare e da allora non smettono piú. Passeggiano sulla spiaggia d'inverno, inseguono la luce abbagliante della riviera ligure, si aprono l'un l'altra. Pian piano si innamorano, senza mai dirselo, forse senza neppure rendersene conto. La notte di Capodanno salgono sulla bilancia per la prima volta. Lui pesa settanta, lei cinquanta. Che sia l'inizio o la fine della storia, non importa a nessuno dei due.

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

The lido
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Page, Libby

The lido / Libby Page

London : Orion, 2019

Abstract: Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life. But now everything she knows is changing - the library where she used to work has closed, the family fruit and veg shop has become a trendy bar, and her beloved husband George is gone.Kate has just moved and feels alone in a city that is too big for her. She's at the bottom rung of her career as a journalist on a local paper, and is etermined to make something of it.So when the local lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. And Rosemary knows it is the end of everything for her.Together they are determined to make a stand, to show that the pool is more than just a place to swim - it is the heart of the community. Together they will show the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how ordinary people can protect the things they love

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 bookish life of Nina Hill
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Waxman, Abbi

The bookish life of Nina Hill / Abbi Waxman

London : Headline Review, 2019

Abstract: Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. And if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her... It's time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction...

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

Boom for real
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Videoregistrazioni: DVD

Boom for real : the late teenage years of Jean-Michel Basquiat / un film di Sara Driver

Milano : Feltrinelli, 2019

Feltrinelli real cinema

Abstract: Presentato in anteprima internazionale al Toronto Film Festival, "Boom for real" è uno sguardo sul teenager Jean-Michel Basquiat prima che diventasse celebre e famoso. È una riflessione su come l'ambiente (la New York violenta che va dal '78 all'81), la scena artistica, le sue frequentazioni, i movimenti culturali abbiano plasmato l'artista che poi è diventato. Jean-Michel Basquiat è l'icona che meglio rappresenta questo periodo. Il fermento che animava la città passava attraverso di lui: politica, hip-hop, punk rock, così come i movimenti per i diritti civili e le questioni razziali.

Il metodo Bullet Journal
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Carroll, Ryder

Il metodo Bullet Journal : tieni traccia del passato, ordina il presente, progetta il futuro / Ryder Carroll

Milano : Mondadori, 2018

Abstract: Erano gli anni Ottanta quando mi fu diagnosticato il disturbo da deficit di attenzione e iperattività. Per anni ho provato innumerevoli sistemi per organizzare il tempo, online e offline, ma nessuno di questi si adattava al funzionamento della mia mente. Spinto quindi dalla necessità, ho ideato un metodo chiamato Bullet Journal per essere sempre concentrato ed efficiente, ma soprattutto meno stressato. Non appena ho iniziato a condividere il metodo con chi si trovava nella stessa situazione, con mia grande sorpresa, il Bullet Journal è diventato virale. E oggi, solo qualche anno dopo, è un movimento globale. Il Bullet Journal è molto più che un metodo per organizzare i tuoi appunti e preparare liste di cose da fare. Riguarda quello che io chiamo "vivere consapevolmente": liberarsi dalle distrazioni e utilizzare il tempo e le energie nel perseguire ciò che ha davvero importanza, nel lavoro e nella tua vita privata. È un formidabile aiuto per imparare a passare più tempo a fare quello che ami, riducendo drasticamente il numero delle cose di cui occuparti.Ho scritto questo libro per i creatori di liste frustrati, i multitasker sconfitti, i creativi che hanno bisogno di un po' di organizzazione. Sia che tu abbia usato un Bullet Journal per anni o che non ne abbia mai visto uno, Il metodo Bullet Journal ti aiuterà a passare da comparsa a protagonista della tua stessa vita. Ryder Carroll