The difficult transition into adulthood, the complexity of family relationships, and the relationship over time are some of the issues addressed by the novelties introduced into the international rankings in March.
Ghosts of the past come back to him The Alaska Sanders case (First in France, transl. It. The Alaska Sanders caseComing soon to La nave di Teseo) Written by Joel Decker. Eleven years after putting the perpetrators of the murder of a young woman behind bars, Sergeant Perry Galewood receives an anonymous disturbing letter that prompts him to reopen the case. With the help of his friend, writer Marcus Goldman, with whom he achieved great success The truth about the Harry Kiebert caseInspired by their shared experience, it will once again be crucial to discovering the truth.
No Derayson (3 degrees) is the new novel written by Agnes Martin Lugand (Happy people reading and drinking coffeeAnd Happiness at your fingertips, Sperling & Kupfer) starring a woman on the cusp of death and a man unable to end his life. The two voices take turns telling their story, their evils, their demons, and more than anything else a mad love that inspires, unites and saves what was once able to destroy and separate.
It takes place in the summer of 1999. vergisst nicht wie man schwimmt (8 degrees) from Christian Huber A novel about adolescence, friendship and love. Severe heat looms in Bodenstein, the hometown of 15-year-old Pascal. It’s vacation time and kid can enjoy summer, party and outdoor pool with the best french fries on the planet. But since he no longer knows how to swim, Pascal no longer loves summer. He can’t explain why, and prefers daydreaming and writing stories. Until Jackie collides with his world. A mysterious circus girl with red hair and blue eyes is not afraid of anything. Together they spend one last sparkling day of summer that will change everything forever.
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Lisa Weda Ukrainian-born Dutch writer, literary program producer, screenwriter and virtual reality director. Alexandra (10) His first novel is inspired by the story of his family. Visiting Lugansk on behalf of her ninety-four-year-old grandmother in search of the grave of her uncle Kolya, who has been missing since 2015, Lisa is dragged back in time and on the wings of her imagination she meets Grandfather Nikolaj in the Palace of Soviets, who has been waiting for his return for three quarters of a century , his daughter Alexandra, was deported to Germany in 1942.
written by Youp van ‘t Hek It is clear from Marige Tolman (The wolf and the dog are extraordinary cousinsbesler My FatherCamelozampa), aimed at those who have just finished their careers and suddenly find themselves in a sea of leisure, Een zee van tijd (16 Degrees) is a gift book filled with tips and wisdom to make the life of the “unemployed retiree” as enjoyable as possible.
Wild and evil things (second in the UK) from Francesca May is a Sapphic historical fiction novel loosely based on The great Gatsby. On Crow Island, people whispered that true magic was hidden beneath the surface. But Annie Mason never expected her enigmatic new neighbor to be a witch. When she witnesses a confrontation between her best friend Pia and the infamous Emilene Delacroix during one of her extravagant illicit parties, Annie is drawn into a haunted, shimmering world where magic can buy what money can’t, and where the consequence of deprived blood can be death.
The third volume of the Terra Alta series, El Castillo de Barbazol (Third in Spain, transl. It. bluebird castlecoming in Guanda) by Javier Circas (Salamis soldiersAnd anatomy of the momentJuanda) sees now-retired ex-cop Melchor Marine deal with his most heartbreaking nightmare: the disappearance of his teenage daughter who’s traveling with a friend to Mallorca.
Malin Pearson Giolito He is a Swedish writer and lawyer, and the author of five detective stories including Quicksand Slaney took a TV series from him. I’m Dina Hander (1°) is his new novel starring two very different childhood friends: Dogge, who appears to be privileged, lives in a big house but is neglected by drug-addicted parents with mental problems; Billy is the son of a poor first-generation immigrant, unable to escape the no-man’s land in which they live. Lured by quick money, easy drugs and a dream of getting a place, the boys become child drug dealers. And when Billy tries to break out of the gang, the two are forced to confront the violent rules of the adult game they’ve been trying to play.
平凡 的 世界 (全 三 册 (“The Ordinary World”, 10th in China) combines in a new edition the three volumes, published between 1986 and 1988, of the novel by Lu Yao In modern daily life in urban and rural areas of China. Work and love, setbacks and chases, pains and joys, as well as interesting social struggles are intertwined to tell the unexpected twists in the lives of ordinary people during an uncertain time.
Dolly Parton He is an American country music star. James Patterson No introduction needed: they wrote together Run Rose Run (First in the US and UK, coming to Longanesi), a thriller set in the music world of Nashville. AnnieLee left Texas with a bag full of dreams and the power of her voice. Her words about a harsh and uncomfortable life, completely different from her assertive and lively character, attract the attention of an established singer who sees herself in her, wants to help her, and decides to take her under his wing. But something is wrong. The girl is hiding a secret, she is strange, she is afraid. And this talent that shines more than one star may not be enough to ward off the darkness that haunts her… In fact, it can attract her more and more.
French braid (8, transl. It. French braidcoming in Guanda) by Ann Tyler It traces the life of the Garrett family from the 1950s until the outbreak of the Corona virus, analyzing the knot that unites the elderly with the younger, loves and their joys, but also disappointments, regrets and little secrets. A tale of how family ties have affected us and left their mark, just like braided hair which, once untied, retains the memory of the folds they were forced into for so long.
In non-fiction point Réveillons-nous! (VIII in France, trans. It. Let’s wake up!issued by Mimesis) by Edgar Morenwhere the centenarian philosopher and sociologist made an appeal to consciences so that they would not suffer events such as sleepwalkers, repeating the urgent need to think about the future and the need to wait for the unexpected so that they could sail through uncertainty.
after success Explanation of life by sapiens to Neanderthals (Rizzoli) writer Juan Jose Melas and paleontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga Amaze the reader once again by facing him inward Calculate death from sane to Neanderthal (first in Spain) Topics such as death, immortality, longevity, disease, old age, natural selection, programmed death, and survival. An article full of humour, biology, nature and a lot of life, with two adorable characters – sapiens and Neanderthals – who surprise with their reflections on how evolution treats us as species and individuals.
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