When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy met and married, they set forth to create a beautiful world together - one that they couldn't find within the confines of society life in New York City. They packed up their children and moved to the South of France, where they immediately fell in with a group of expats, including Hemingway, Picasso, and Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.
"Enjoyable though a tad wooden"
Marvellously atmospheric tale of strangers summoned to a grand but neglected villa on the Italian coast. Each of them has been named in a will, but nobody knows their benefactress.... Four very different people are named in a will. Delia, an opera singer robbed of her voice by illness; George, an idealistic scientist who cannot face what his skills have created; Marjorie, desperately poor and unable to dislodge her writer’s block; and Lucius, ostensibly in control but whose personal life is in chaos.
"Everything I look for in a book"
Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.
A beautiful Jane Doe with no memory of who she is or how she got to the bottom of a treacherous ravine; and a psychiatrist who joins her on her search for her identity. Dr. Phyl Forster was intrigued by the lovely woman who had been recovered from a San Francisco hillside and taken to the hospital where Forster was a resident psychiatrist. When Jane Doe regained consciousness, Dr. Phyl was at her side. It was then she realized that the patient had lost all memory.
"Not the best Elizabeth Adler"
Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months' time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.
"BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!"
Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year.
"That rare treasure that reminds you why you read!"
Lectura graduada para adultos. Nivel A1."Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. Sin la neutralidad habitual de los materiales de enseñanza, sin censurar las expresiones vulgares o el argot de uso cotidiano, seguimos a Pepa Villa, una joven taxista que siempre acaba envuelta en situaciones y enredos divertidos.
"Loooove Pepa Villa"
I've found it's easy to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. Self-assured and independent, she doesn't need me, but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don't know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I've left untouched - undone. As she chips away at the walls I've built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love forever.
Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day's work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone - she's about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour follows her into the fae realm. Now she's broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.
Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins's eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel - a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat.
"More excellent Robbins"
Una tarde de otoño cualquiera el poeta se funde completamente con el medio natural y escucha la conversación de dos hojas secas cualesquiera que se encuentran al borde del camino en la que una le cuenta a la otra como ha llegado hasta allí arrastrada por el torbellino de aire, mientras que la otra ha llegado a lomos de las aguas del río y sólo un último vendaval ha sido capaz de levantarla y de traerla donde se encuentra.
"un ejercicio para tu mente"
Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. En Una operación arriesgada, Loli, una peluquera del barrio barcelonés de Gracia, quiere operarse para aumentar sus pechos. Su amiga Pepa Villa la acompaña a la Clínica Melo, un famoso centro de cirurgía plástica y estética.
Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn't have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They're both plagued with faulty genes - he has bipolar disorder and she has a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy's 21st birthday, sparks fly, and there's no denying their chemistry. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work-and they put it all in writing. Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty.
"Didn't want to stop driving!"
Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky couldn't have dreamed a better love story for themselves had it been scripted by a best-selling novelist like Kelsey's mom, Karen Kingsbury. In fact if you asked them, Kyle and Kelsey would name God as the author of their story. And they're glad they trusted him to write it for them. Unfortunately, too many girls hoping for their own happily ever afters have taken matters into their own hands, chasing after boys when they should be chasing after God.
""Haven't Met You Yet""
Lectura graduada para adultos. Nivel A2."Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. Sin la neutralidad habitual de los materiales de enseñanza, sin censurar las expresiones vulgares o el argot de uso cotidiano, seguimos a Pepa Villa, una joven taxista que siempre acaba envuelta en situaciones y enredos divertidos.
"Not the best one"
Kate Corbin had a handsome boyfriend and a budding career as a reporter at a popular Chicago newspaper. But after the death of the woman who raised her, she fell into a rut and never got out. Now she's stuck writing fluff pieces about lipstick and wine and feeling trapped in a relationship that's going nowhere. Kate's boss gives her an intriguing assignment: spend a week interviewing R. J. Lawson, a modern-day Howard Hughes who recently reemerged as the owner of a well-respected Napa winery.
Lectura graduada para adultos. Nivel B1."Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. Sin la neutralidad habitual de los materiales de enseñanza, sin censurar las expresiones vulgares o el argot de uso cotidiano, seguimos a Pepa Villa, una joven taxista que siempre acaba envuelta en situaciones y enredos divertidos.
The Villa Girls is the story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they're doing they'll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Despite life taking them in very different directions, their snatched days in the sun in little hidden villas are crucial to them all. Escape, celebration, recovery - over the years the holidays change their lives.
Nemesis is the story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel, and perhaps Brazil's most wanted criminal. It's a gripping tale of gold hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with math degrees. Traversing through rain forests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, this is also the story of how change came to Brazil.