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Gita sulla luna
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Hare, John <1976- >

Gita sulla luna / John Hare

Milano : Babalibri, 2019

Abstract: È il giorno della gita scolastica. Destinazione: la Luna! La classe vola su un'astronave e, una volta arrivati, i bambini iniziano una giornata di avventurosa esplorazione con il maestro. Un piccolo astronauta però si distacca dal gruppo per fermarsi a disegnare il pianeta Terra. Tutto occupato con blocco e colori, non si rende conto che i suoi compagni sono decollati senza di lui. Sembra proprio che sia rimasto solo sulla Luna ma... forse i suoi pastelli a cera possono essere utili a fare nuove emozionanti amicizie extra terrestri! Età di lettura: da 4 anni.

Breve storia dei vasi comunicanti
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Mosca, Davide <1979- >

Breve storia dei vasi comunicanti / Davide Mosca

Torino : Einaudi, 2019

Einaudi. Stile Libero Big

Abstract: Remo e Margherita sono giovani e smarriti, imprigionati entrambi in un corpo inospitale: lui soffre di bulimia, lei è anoressica. Almeno fino a quando non si imbattono l'uno nell'altra. E scoprono che insieme ci si può salvare. Remo ha ventiquattro anni e l'ultimo trascorso è stato terribile. L'ha passato chiuso in casa, a mangiare senza sosta, ingrassando fino a superare i cento chili. Stanca della sua indolenza da fallito, la fidanzata l'ha pure lasciato. Una sera, in un bar che frequenta con dei vecchi amici, Remo conosce Margherita. Lei fa l'ultimo anno di liceo e di sera lavora nel ristorante di famiglia fino a tardi. È appassionata, curiosa, un po' irascibile. Ed è bella, anche se pesa meno di quarantacinque chili. Quella sera cominciano a parlare e da allora non smettono piú. Passeggiano sulla spiaggia d'inverno, inseguono la luce abbagliante della riviera ligure, si aprono l'un l'altra. Pian piano si innamorano, senza mai dirselo, forse senza neppure rendersene conto. La notte di Capodanno salgono sulla bilancia per la prima volta. Lui pesa settanta, lei cinquanta. Che sia l'inizio o la fine della storia, non importa a nessuno dei due.

Nel mio giardino il mondo
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Penazzi, Irene

Nel mio giardino il mondo / Irene Penazzi

Milano : Terre di mezzo, 2019

Abstract: Un giardino, tre bambini, quattro stagioni. Un microcosmo brulicante di vita, da abitare come una casa, da riempire con infinite storie. Pagine coloratissime, senza parole, in cui perdersi tra fiori, frutti, animali, seguendo le avventure dei tre piccoli protagonisti, del loro gatto, e della palla rossa! Età di lettura: da 4 anni.

C'era una volta un cacciatore
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Negrin, Fabian

C'era una volta un cacciatore / Fabian Negrin

Roma : Orecchio acerbo, 2019

Abstract: Chi è il cacciatore? E chi la preda? Nella tradizione del mito greco di Atteone e di numerose fiabe di Oriente e Occidente, Fautore suggerisce un'ulteriore prospettiva sul tema dell'amore e su quello della metamorfosi. Niente è come si presenta agli occhi, tutto si trasforma, e solo il cuore sa vedere lontano. Età di lettura: da 6 anni.

The lido
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Page, Libby

The lido / Libby Page

London : Orion, 2019

Abstract: Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life. But now everything she knows is changing - the library where she used to work has closed, the family fruit and veg shop has become a trendy bar, and her beloved husband George is gone.Kate has just moved and feels alone in a city that is too big for her. She's at the bottom rung of her career as a journalist on a local paper, and is etermined to make something of it.So when the local lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. And Rosemary knows it is the end of everything for her.Together they are determined to make a stand, to show that the pool is more than just a place to swim - it is the heart of the community. Together they will show the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how ordinary people can protect the things they love

Miracle creek
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Kim, Angie

Miracle creek / Angie Kim

New York : Sarah Crichton Books-Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019

Abstract: How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies? In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident. A powerful showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Chapter by chapter, we shift alliances and gather evidence: Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe? “A stunning debut about parents, children and the unwavering hope of a better life, even when all hope seems lost" (Washington Post), Miracle Creek uncovers the worst prejudice and best intentions, tense rivalries and the challenges of parenting a child with special needs. It’s “a quick-paced murder mystery that plumbs the power and perils of community” (O Magazine) as it carefully pieces together the tense atmosphere of a courtroom drama and the complexities of life as an immigrant family. Drawing on the author’s own experiences as a Korean-American, former trial lawyer, and mother of a “miracle submarine” patient, this is a novel steeped in suspense and igniting discussion. Recommended by Erin Morgenstern, Jean Kwok, Jennifer Weiner, Scott Turow, Laura Lippman, and more-- Miracle Creek is a brave, moving debut from an unforgettable new voice

Evvie Drake starts over
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Holmes, Linda

Evvie Drake starts over : a novel / Linda Holmes

New York : Ballantine Books, 2019

Abstract: In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s future.When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they’ve damaged, the secrets they’ve kept—but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance—up until the last out. A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, Evvie Drake Starts Over will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes

City of girls
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Gilbert, Elizabeth <1969- >

City of girls / Elizabeth Gilbert

New York : Riverhead Books, 2019

Abstract: "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other

I owe you one
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Kinsella, Sophie

I owe you one : a novel / Sophie Kinsella

New York : The Dial Press, 2019

Abstract: Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in Fixie’s nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?

The bookish life of Nina Hill
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Waxman, Abbi

The bookish life of Nina Hill / Abbi Waxman

London : Headline Review, 2019

Abstract: Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. And if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her... It's time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction...

The testaments
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Atwood, Margaret

The testaments / Margaret Atwood

New York : Nan A. Talese, 2019

Abstract: In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her-freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. "Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in." -Margaret Atwood

A spool of blue thread
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Tyler, Anne

A spool of blue thread / Anne Tyler

New York : Vintage Books, 2019

Abstract: "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . " This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red's parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor

La valigia
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Ruta, Angelo

La valigia / Angelo Ruta

Milano : Carthusia, 2019

Abstract: Questa è la storia di un sogno. Un sogno custodito dentro una grande valigia, che un bambino trascina faticosamente lontano da un mondo desolante, distrutto da violenza e guerre. Fuori dalla valigia solo macerie e dolore. Dentro il sogno di una vita e una famiglia felici, a cui il bambino si tiene saldamente attaccato.

Come questa pietra
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Sanna, Alessandro <1975- >

Come questa pietra : il libro di tutte le guerre / Alessandro Sanna

Milano : Rizzoli, 2019

Abstract: "Le mani pensano in direzione diversa dalla mente; sono più audaci e impertinenti; come gli animali lasciati liberi che non si allontanano subito e restano lì a vedere cosa fa l'uomo. E così ho dipinto, sulla stessa carta che toccate, un visionario viaggio." Età di lettura: da 10 anni.

Two brothers, four hands
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Greenberg, Jan - Jordan, Sandra

Two brothers, four hands : the artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti / Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan ; illustrated by Hadley Hooper

New York : Neal Porter books, 2019

Urrà, papà Sgrunf è di nuovo qua!
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Hauptmann, Tatjana

Urrà, papà Sgrunf è di nuovo qua! / Tatjana Hauptmann

Milano : LupoGuido, 2019

Abstract: Dopo lungo viaggiare, papà Sgrunf sbarca da una grossa nave e torna finalmente a casa. La felicità di Dorotea e del piccolo porcellino è tangibile, non solo perché papà è di nuovo con loro, ma anche perché il grosso porcello non è tornato a mani vuote, bensì carico di doni, souvenirs e racconti di viaggio. La tormentata traversata in mare, il deserto d'Egitto, le ballerine della danza del ventre: grazie al suo proiettore papà Sgrunf offrirà un giro del mondo che incanterà tutti. Età di lettura: da 3 anni

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Ralli, Luca

Rumore / Luca Ralli

Milano : Carthusia, 2019

Abstract: In un mondo sempre più affollato, rumoroso e invadente, il silenzio diventa rivoluzione, potente ma pacifica, mite ma assordante. E il contatto con la natura sembra l'unico modo per chiudere fuori il rumore di un tempo che ha smarrito la propria strada. Questo è un libro silenzioso che, grazie alle sue graffianti illustrazioni in bianco e nero, riesce a far rumore e a scuotere il lettore. Età di lettura: da 7 anni

Little big man
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Regan, Katy

Little big man / Katy Regan

London : Mantle, 2018

Abstract: Ten-year-old Zac has never met his dad, who allegedly did a runner before he was born. But when his mum lets slip that he’s the only man she’s ever loved, Zac turns detective and, roping in his best friend, hatches a plan to find his father and give his mum the happy-ever-after she deserves. What he doesn’t realize, though, is that sometimes people have good reasons for disappearing . . . Little Big Man is a story about family secrets and fierce, familial love. It's about growing up and being accepted; grief and lies, and the damage they can do. Most of all though, it’s about a little boy determined to hunt down the truth; a boy who wants to give the Dad he’s never met a second chance to be a father – and his mum a second chance at love.

Three things about Elsie
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Cannon, Joanna

Three things about Elsie : a novel / Joanna Cannon

New York [etc.] : Scribner, 2018

Abstract: There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing…might take a bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago? From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie “breathes with suspense, providing along the way piercing, poetic descriptions, countless tiny mysteries, and breathtaking little reveals…a rich portrait of old age and friendship stretched over a fascinating frame” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). This is an “amusing and heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly) story about forever friends on the twisting path of life who come to understand how the fine threads of humanity connect us all

Piccadilly mystery
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Santandrea, Donatella

Piccadilly mystery / by Donatella Santandrea ; illustred by Enrico Lorenzi

Monte San Vito : Celtic publishing, 2018

Smart readers. Level 2

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Abstract: Qualcosa di strano sta accadendo a Piccadilly Circus, la statua di Eros non è più al suo posto! Un bel mistero per Londra, per i suoi abitanti... e non solo! Riuscirà la città a ritrovare e riportare nella sua piazza il famoso puttino alato? Età di lettura: dagli 8 anni.