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The Children’s Train (I Treni dei Bambini)

FICTION Autumn 1946. Seven-year-old Amerigo Speranza trudges through the streets of war-torn Naples on the heels of his mother Antonietta. From their conversation the little boy understands that he is going to have to leave his home town, but he can’t imagine why, or where he will go. Amerigo is frightened. The women in their narrow street […]

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I Know Who You Are (Io So Chi Sei)

THRILLER Two years have gone by and nothing remains of what there once was. Lena was brilliant, determined, everyone said how great she was – she looked after herself, she was kind-hearted. Then Saverio came into her life and everything was turned upside down. The younger man, who opposed all rules, prejudice and conformity, changed […]

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The Collectors of Wonders (La Collezionista di Meraviglie)

FICTION A shop that collects abandoned objects. Two antique watches with a story to tell. Only one girl can reveal the truth. Daphne is only a child when she finds a silver brush in an old trunk at home. It’s so bright that she can’t take her eyes off it. When she picks it up, […]

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The Weaver’s Room (La Stanza della Tessitrice)

FICTION Success after success, Cristina Caboni has become one of the most beloved Italian women writers by the press and by readers. Following The Secret Ways of Perfume, The Secret Language of Honey, The Garden of Secret Flowers and The Binder of Lost Stories, bestsellers that continue to remain in the lists, here is a […]

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Seven Kisses Before Bedtime (Sette Baci Prime Di Dormire)

FICTION Love can always find a way back into our hearts; all we have to do is know where to look. It’s Tuesday evening and the cobblestones are glowing red in the sunset along the banks of the Arno in Florence. Florinda, known as Flò, is walking along beside the parapets but neither the city’s […]

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The Exceptional Apprentice (L’apprendista geniale)

FICTION An independent and highly determined heroine, whose dream is to become a journalist. She immediately wins the heart of the reader, just like Alice Allevi, the coroner brought to life by Alessia Gazzola’s refreshing pen. A cross-section of readership: this is a story that appeals in particular to younger readers but will also find […]

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The Sharks (Gli Squali)

FICTION After the huge success of his debut book Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri, with 200.000 copies sold, and two years at the top of the bestseller list, Giacomo Mazzariol comes back with a powerful new novel. The tale about a generation obliged to keep constantly on the move, because, like sharks, if they stop […]

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The Final Blow: The Experiences of a Lung Specialist (Slotcouplet: Ervaringen van enn Longarts)

De Arbeiderspers HEALTH  A  moving  ode  to  caregivers.  Medicine  sometimes  means  curing,  oftentimes  providing  relief,  And  always  offering  comfort.  Lung  specialist  Sander  de  Hosson  show  how  this  centuries-old  observation  is  as  true  as  it  ever  was. He  treats  terminally  ill  patients  who  are  in  the  last phase  of  their  lives.  Together  with  a  team  of  care  providers, he  […]

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Summer Coat (Zomer Vacht)

De Geus LITERARY FICTION Thirteen-year-old Brian lives with his father in a caravan on a remote plot. Brian’s mentally and physically disabled brother Lucien has been admitted to an institution. Because of a renovation during the summer it is necessary for Lucien to be cared for elsewhere. Brian’s father, mainly motivated by the prospect of […]

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Phon (Foon)

Querido LITERARY FICTION Her natural metaphors come with animalistic power, her reflections are as clever as distinctive. Marente de Moor has a great storytelling ability. — Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Sometimes it sounds like the blare of trumpets. Sometimes like a prehistoric beast. It is something tectonic, Nadja and Lev reassure each other. Something meteorological, perhaps. But […]

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