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Stronger than any Goodbye (Più forte di ogni addio)

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL Book by book, Enrico Galiano has become an idol to his readers. There is no-one who can talk to adolescents and adults alike using universal language of emotions. It’s important to say what you feel and say it at the right moment. This is what Michele and Nina are about to discover, […]

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The Garden of Monsters (Il Giardino dei mostri)

NOVEL A complex and appealing novel, somewhere between a rural epic, a Bildungsroman and an artist’s biography. The setting is between 1987 and 1990 in a town in Maremma, Tuscany, too famous to be named. The stories of two families – local horse breeders, the Biaginis, and the bourgeois Roman Sanfilippis – interweave, whilst the […]

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The Lingering Sound of the Waves (È il suono delle onde che resta)

NOVEL|WOMEN’S FICTION It’s Christmas Eve on a remote island in the middle of a dark sea. Caterina is an eccentric old woman, an artist who has chosen for herself a life of solitude. She lives secluded in her house on the cliff, a place where she brings to life her works of art. Suddenly, she […]

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Deep Past

THRILLER “Fascinating … masterly … intriguing … page-turning” — Starred Publishers Weekly “An excellent thriller with real meat on the bones … makes you think as well as sweat.” — Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels “DEEP PAST is an extraordinary novel on so many levels. It is a gripping thriller in terms of […]

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The Thief of Days (Il Ladro di Giorni)

FICTION A movie based on the book, produced by Indigo Film and starring Riccardo Scamarcio, is soon to be released. A boy and his father, who has just come out of prison, set off on a long drive to southern Italy. During the course of the adventurous journey, from Trentino to Puglia via Cilento, they […]

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The Ladies Man (De Meisjesmagneet)

Reinout Hollebeecq, prim, proper and slightly insecure, is moving to Amsterdam to study Dutch. He dreams of love, but doesn’t dare believe that he could ever be taken seriously by a girl. His only escape is music; he’s a wonderful pianist and singer, but restricts himself to classical music. In Amsterdam, Reinout moves into an […]

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The Trip (De Trip)

FICTION | THRILLER An extreme adventure program filmed on Hawaii takes a turn for the worst… Journalists Tara Linders and Diego Martinez are on Hawaii for the TV recordings of an extreme adventure program The Trip. Tara is there to cover the show for the newspaper where Diego works as an editor. When one of […]

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What Happens in Bali (Nee heb je)

WOMEN’S FICTION | NOVEL When Bobbie finds herself sitting on an ergonomic XL ball – curtesy of the business coach – and sees nothing but black spots, she realizes she might be a tad overworked. Luckily, her boss has found her a job on Bali, the island where her sister Lauren lives – the same […]

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The Sorrow of Flanders (Het Verdriet van Vlaanderen)

NON-FICTION | HISTORY | WWII Touching book on the taboo that is collaboration. A journey with Hein and Toon, twins of the collaboration. Flanders and the Netherlands have a long tradition of keeping silent about the disgraceful collaboration with the German Occupation during the Second World War. Twin brothers Hein and Toon Van den Brempt […]

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Radical Ritual. How Burning Man Changed the World

NON-FICTION | SOCIETY | HISTORY “Masterfully organized and written with a clarity and liveliness that pulls us along, Neil Shister’s Radical Ritual meshes two different approaches to its elusive subject. It combines the intellectual insights of a seasoned objective reporter and analyst who has studied Burning Man’s history and creators in depth with the deeply […]

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