Publisher: Franco Cosimo Panini Editore
Follow Pimpa through the streets of Milan. Toghether with her friens she'll accompany you in discovering the city and its wonders: the church of Sant'Ambrogio, the Navigli district, the secrets of Duomo... In the streets of this big city you'll meet an extaordinary man, Leonardo da Vinci, and the memories of the grandfathers will unveil little curiosities. The recipe of a traditional dish will make your journey sweeter.
Author: Klay Lamprell, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Presents information about some of the places, trends, notable events, entertainment venues, foods, individuals, sports, and tourist attractions associated with the city.
Author: Yan Lianke
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
From master storyteller Yan Lianke, winner of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, The Four Books is a powerful, daring novel of the dog-eat-dog psychology inside a labor camp for intellectuals during Mao’s Great Leap Forward. A renowned author in China, and among its most censored, Yan’s mythical, sometimes surreal tale cuts to the bone in its portrayal of the struggle between authoritarian power and man’s will to prevail against the darkest odds through camaraderie, love, and faith. In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. Here, the Musician and her lover, the Scholar—along with the Author and the Theologian—are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive.
Author: Helen Humphreys
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The devastations of World War II impact a pilot struggling for survival in a German POW camp, his young war bride and his grieving sister. By the award-winning author of The Lost Garden. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.’
Author: Francesca Marciano
A mesmerizing novel of love and nostalgia set in the vast spaces of contemporary East Africa. Romantic, often resonantly ironic, moving and wise, Rules of the Wild transports us to a landscape of unsurpassed beauty even as it gives us a sharp-eyed portrait of a closely knit tribe of cultural outsiders: the expatriates living in Kenya today. Challenged by race, by class, and by a longing for home, here are "safari boys" and samaritans, reporters bent on their own fame, travelers who care deeply about elephants but not at all about the people of Africa. They all know each other. They meet at dinner parties, they sleep with each other, they argue about politics and the best way to negotiate their existence in a place where they don't really belong. At the center is Esmé, a beautiful young woman of dazzling ironies and introspections, who tells us her story in a voice both passionate and self-deprecating. Against a paradoxical backdrop of limitless physical freedom and escalating civil unrest, Esmé struggles to make sense of her own place in Africa and of her feelings for the two men there whom she loves--Adam, a second-generation Kenyan who is the first to show her the wonders of her adopted land, and Hunter, a British journalist sickened by its horrors. Rules of the Wild evokes the worlds of Isak Dinesen, Beryl Markham, and Ernest Hemingway. It explores unforgettably our infinite desire for a perfect elsewhere, for love and a place to call home. It is an astonishing literary debut.
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
This is not a guidebook. And it's definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - New York. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about towering skyscrapers and deep subways, a naked cowboy, and the Yankees loudest fans. Check out cool stories about hot dogs and snapping alligators, bulls in the stock exchange and sports on the street. You'll find superheroes, famous battles, cops, cooks, and millions of rats. Which lady moved to New York from Paris in 350 pieces? Did Martians really invade New York in 1938? Which skyscraper was meant to double as an airship dock? Would you like to spend a night inside an elephant? This book shows you a New York your parents probably don't even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet's new Not for Parents: New York City opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world's most exciting cities. Be sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome and London, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book - a journey through every country in the word.
Author: Al Feldstein, Wallace Wood
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
"This volume collects Crime SuspenStories #7-#12, originally published between October 1951 and September 1952 by I. C. Publishing Co., Inc."
Author: Drew Launay
Publisher: Xenophobe's Guide
A humorous approach to Italian that shows you can speak the lingo simply by using plain English. Vital phrases will trip off your tongue, gems like: 'Why does your mother look at me in that way?’, ‘Is the water traditionally brown in this area?’ and ‘I don’t have any more money!’