Tag Archives: Portuguese

Switch Me On (Accendimi)

FICTION Sacher, Mimose, Millefoglie, Charlotte… Caterina’s cake shop sweetens many people’s sour lives with its majestic sugar cathedrals. But the person most in need of sweetening is Caterina herself, who feels lonely, even though her emotional life is as ‘crowded as a sandy beach in August’. Giancarlo, her boyfriend, is a police inspector who hardly […]

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Their Dreams Are Blameless (Sono puri i loro sogni)

MEMOIR | NARRATIVE NON-FICTION When did we stop trusting the teachers and start living the lives of our children? Sometimes being a parent means taking a step backwards. Matteo Bussola has three daughters. He takes them to school, checks their homework, talks to other parents, and takes part in the class’s WhatsApp chat. To sum […]

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Like a Killer in the Sun: Selected Lyrics, 1972-2017

MUSIC Like a Killer in the Sun alters my way of thinking about Bruce, about rock, about popular culture’s deep connections to classical culture and about Springsteen’s connections to American culture… I now owe my friend Leo not just the debut of friendship but also the debt owed to someone who showed what was missing, […]

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The Grey Panthers (Les panthères grises)

FICTION Patrick Eudeline enjoys playing the old killjoy and multiplying the comparisons between the aspirations of the present youth and what animated his generation, now sexagenarian. He does it with an often sharp pen, like a guitar riff, sometimes as tender as a bubble gum song. Since Ce siècle aura ta peau  (1997), the author has imposed an original […]

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Then There Were Three (Se prima eravamo in due)

MEMOIR Do you remember when we were kids and used to play two against one? Useless chasing around which always resulted in the two that paired up together winning outright. Two against one isn’t fair. And if it’s a mother and a newborn baby that form the pair, leaving the dad out there on his […]

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The Binder of Lost Stories (La rilegatrice di storie perdute)

WOMEN’S FICTION Following The Secret Ways of Perfume and The Garden of Secret Flowers, bestsellers that continue to remain in the lists, here is a new novel about the power of books. Two courageous women, who are separated by time, meet and become each other’s mutual strength in their search for freedom and a better […]

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The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Psychological Trauma

PRACTICAL GUIDE | CREATIVE WRITING This is far more than a brilliant, thorough, insightful and unique thesaurus, this is the best primer on story — and what REALLY hooks and holds readers — that I have ever read. — Lisa Cron, bestselling author of Wired for Story and Story Genius, story coach, and TEDx speaker […]

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The Great Jump (​Il Grande Salto)

MEMOIR Sex (and a lot of it), motorbikes and rock’n’roll: Vanni Oddera is the bad boy of freestyle motocross. In this book he explains that what he is doing as: “I am waiting out for kidney disease.” – Il Venerdì, La Repubblica Oddera has a visceral attachment to mankind, demonstrated by the author in his […]

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The Book of Me (Diario creativo per trovare la strada verso la felicita)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT “Illuminating, versatile and full of surprises, the Book of me takes you on a journey through a colourful world full of joy and emotion. Every page added something to my self-awareness, my abilities and my desires. I didn’t imagine it was so easy and enjoyable to complete the little tasks, or that it […]

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Close Deals Faster​. The 15 Shortcuts of the Asher Sales Method

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT “Instead of complicated theory, this book offers practical guidance based on John’s decades of work helping hundreds of businesses improve their sales.” — James C. Bly, Jr., Founder, Chairman & CEO, Business Growth Alliance (BGA) “I have read been asked to endorse dozens of sales related books and can honestly say this […]

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