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Una historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 8439725353
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Year: 2016-10-21
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Una historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial es el relato autobiográfico de Dave Eggers en el que cuenta cómo tras la muerte de sus padres tiene que hacerse cargo de su hermano pequeño. Tras la muerte de sus padres, Dave se encuentra de un día para otro al cuidado de su hermano Toph, de ocho años. Lo que en principio parece un acontecimiento devastador se transforma en un revulsivo: la vida está llena de infinitas posibilidades y el mundo es un lugar demasiado grande y excitante como para hacerlo esperar, así que Dave vende la casa familiar y emprende con su hermano un viaje por carretera en busca del sol californiano. Con su primer libro, estas memorias noveladas, Dave Eggers atrajo inmediatamente la atención de la crítica internacional e inauguró su estilo narrativo, lleno de juegos literarios. Cargada de ternura y sentido del humor, Una historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial es un canto a la vida y la juventud. Reseñas: «Una obra virtuosa, grande, atrevida, maniaco-depresiva, que anuncia ruidosamente el debut de un nuevo escritor lleno de talento, sí, lleno de un asombroso talento.» Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times «La fuerza y la energía que atraviesan este libro podrían mover un tren.» David Sedaris «En este libro Eggers crea algo universal, algo crudo y real y maravilloso que trasciende cualquier espíritu de época y consigue tratar mordazmente temas importantes que a menudo resultan demasiado desalentadores para escritores jóvenes; mortalidad, juventud, el artificio de escribir. Este es un libro hermosamente conseguido, que arranca carcajadas y resulta completamente inolvidable.» San Francisco Chronicle
The Wild Things
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307477568
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-12-08
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Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his family doesn’t want him anymore, Max flees home, finds a boat and sails away. Arriving on an island, he meets strange and giant creatures who rage and break things, who trample and scream. These beasts do everything Max feels inside, and so, Max appoints himself their king. Here, on a magnificent adventure with these funny and complex monsters, Max can be the wildest thing of all. In this visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic work, Dave Eggers brings an imaginary world vividly to life, telling the story of a lonely boy navigating the emotional journey away from boyhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Sudden, Fearful Death
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307767787
Pages: 464
Year: 2010-09-22
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In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale’s angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime–which intuition tells him was no random stroke of violence by a madman. Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester Latterly, another of Miss Nightingale’s nurses, and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the remarkable woman. Yet he also discerns the shadow of a tragic evil that darkens every level of society, and a frightening glimmer of his own eclipsed past.
Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0735272468
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-07-26
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A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.
Diary of a Zombie
Author: Sergi Llauger
Publisher: Esdebook
ISBN: 8415932537
Pages: 367
Year: 2014-08-20
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“The day I died was the day when I nearly lost the little humanity that was left inside me. The eternal promise of leaving as a peaceful spirit was never fulfilled; instead, I became a wandering soul, rooted to the entrails of this wasteland. You might think that smiling in the face of death should be something glorious, but there’s nothing glorious about this. There’s only a deep and sinister emptiness inside. Destiny made me walk among demons I didn’t need to be scared of. It allowed me to stare at the sun without looking away from dawn to dusk. It placed the burden of this world on my back and also forced me to remember the meaning of love…and of giving human beings a second chance. Was there ever a reason for so many broken laws? Who knows…Let me tell you about a fascinating journey and faraway lands, about unswerving loyalty and unimaginable creatures. My name is Erico Lombardo and I am doomed to be aware of myself. Maybe, after my death, I still had one last thing to do…” “Diary of a Zombie” transports us to a desolate world, a planet wiped out by a massive pandemic where human beings have almost become extinct. But what makes this story different from the rest is the fact that it is told from a very unusual point of view: that of a zombie who, for unknown reasons, keeps his human consciousness and free will after being transformed. This is a unique case. After a few chapters in which the character is introduced, we will witness a story of redemption, full of human values, that is centered around a peculiar friendship. Erico’s cold, cynical and unsociable behavior will gradually change as he meets a lonely and mysterious 8-year-old girl on whom humankind’s scarce chances of survival depend. During the whole of his epic adventure, Erico will be linked to his most human side again, as he recovers memories and feelings he had not experienced since the times when warm blood still coursed through his veins. “Diary of a Zombie”, mostly set in a post-apocalyptic Barcelona, presents a pleasant story which will bring the reader both tears and laughter. It is a breath of fresh air that reinvents a genre which apparently had nothing new to offer.
What Is the What
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371379
Pages: 560
Year: 2009-02-24
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What Is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)–the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins. Based closely on true experiences, What Is the What is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Pages: 240
Year: 2009-02-24
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
Pages: 368
Year: 2014-10-15
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
Ahora sabréis lo que es correr
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 8439727933
Pages: 407
Year: 2013-07-04
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Una historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial, para escribir una aventura disparatada y quijotesca. Un golpe de suerte. Ochenta mil dólares. Dos amigos, Will y Hand, dos personajes quijotescos y disparatados. Un mundo por delante y una idea: repartir ese dinero entre los más necesitados. Prostíbulos, carreras, sobornos, amenazas, lecciones aprendidas, y bajo este manto de aventuras se detecta el enfrentamiento entre la principal potencia mundial y el Tercer Mundo, y el sentimiento de culpa del hombre blanco occidental. Reseña: «Un gran libro que anuncia a bombo y platillo el debut de un brillante -sí, asombrosamente brillante- nuevo escritor.» Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
The Great American Novel
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466846445
Pages: 382
Year: 2013-07-02
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Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you've never heard of them -- or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history -- because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory. Philip Roth's richly imagined satiric narrative, The Great American Novel, turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an unfettered farce featuring heroism and perfidy, lively wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The Twilight Saga Collection
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316089508
Pages: 2560
Year: 2009-10-27
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This stunning set, complete with all four books, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.
Hopscotch
Author: Julio Cortazar
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870141
Pages: 576
Year: 2014-08-05
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Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684853949
Pages: 243
Year: 1998
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Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality
Riding Freedom
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545360293
Pages: 144
Year: 2013-10-29
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A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.
The Life, Music, and Times of Carlos Gardel
Author: Simon Collier
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822976420
Pages: 368
Year: 1986-12-15
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In the first biography in English of the great Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Collier traces his rise from very modest beginnings to become the first genuine “superstar” of twentieth-century Latin America. In his late teens, Gardel won local fame in the barrios of Buenos Aires singing in cafes and political clubs. By the 1920s, after he switched to tango singing, the songs he wrote and sang enjoyed instant popularity and have become classics of the genre. He began making movies in the 1930s, quickly establishing himself as the most popular star of the Spanish-language cinema, and at the time of his death Paramount was planning to launch his Hollywood career. Collier's biography focuses on Gardel's artistic career and achievements but also sets his life story within the context of the tango tradition, of early twentieth-century Argentina, and of the history of popular entertainment.