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A cidade de vapor

By Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • ISBN Code: : 6557825240
  • Publisher : Suma
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
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A cidade de vapor é o tributo de Zafón a seus milhões de leitores. Composto por onze contos, o livro póstumo do autor espanhol mais lido depois de Cervantes conduz o leitor por uma extraordinária jornada de mistério gótico, consagrada na tetralogia O Cemitério dos Livros Esquecidos, best-seller mundial. A cidade de vapor reúne todos os contos de Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Pensado pelo autor como uma verdadeira homenagem aos leitores que o acompanharam ao longo da série iniciada com A sombra do vento, este livro contém todo o mistério, o terror, a magia e a fascinação que sempre permearam suas histórias. Um livro emocionante, do qual ecoa a magia de um escritor ainda capaz de nos fazer sonhar, A cidade de vapor é um passeio pelos temas, lugares e personagens do universo literário da série O Cemitério dos Livros Esquecidos. Criativos e envolventes, os contos aqui reunidos trazem à vida personagens conhecidos e novos, todos carregando a melancolia e a beleza da escrita de Zafón, e nos convidam a entrar em seu mundo onírico e em sua cidade de névoa. "O escritor espanhol mais vendido deste século." — El País "Um dos escritores de língua espanhola mais bem-sucedidos, comparado por críticos a Charles Dickens." — Forbes

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O enorme fascínio pela figura do vampiro é tão duradouro quanto sua própria existência. Tendo suas origens em figuras mitológicas e folclóricas de diversas partes do globo, o vampiro é hoje um astro midiático, apropriado pela cultura popular de massa. Ele encanta e é desejado, ocupando lugares radicalmente diferentes daqueles por ele ocupados em sua gênese literária, quando era travestido de um morto-vivo perigoso e fundamentalmente representativo do mal. Através de um olhar para obras clássicas e contemporâneas da literatura vampiresca – em diálogo com a religião, a filosofia e a crítica literária – este livro se propõe a observar e refletir sobre o contínuo processo de transfiguração do vampiro, no que se liberta das amarras que o confinava no lugar fixo do antagonista, para então ocupar lugares inéditos na contemporaneidade, fora da clausura da escuridão, mas sempre pairando à sombra do mal. O livro de Thiago Sardenberg, com prefácio assinado por Maria Conceição Monteiro – referência em pesquisas do gótico e do inumano na literatura – é leitura indicada para todos aqueles interessados em explorar o universo sombrio do vampiro literário, seja por interesse acadêmico ou como pura e eletrizante fonte de entretenimento.

À Sombra Do Mandacaru

By J. C. Troyman
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  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 299
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: À-sombra-do-mandacaru.pdf

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Até hoje ele ainda sentia o ardor da chibatada que levara no rosto. Passou o dedo de leve pela cicatriz que lhe marcava diagonalmente a face direita, começando perto do olho e chegando até a linha do queixo. ― Filha minha nunca vai se enrabichar por qualquer excomungado filho de muié dama. O coronel Basílio, senhor da fazenda São Jorge do Cipó, dono de uma extensão incomensurável de caatinga, era a última palavra na região em qualquer transgressão à paz. Era assumidamente o juiz supremo em qualquer querela ou desacordo de família, roubos ou crimes de morte ocorridos dentro dos limites de suas terras. A fazenda, inclusive, contava com duas ou três vilas, melhor dizendo, colônias de trabalhadores que cuidavam das lavouras incipientes, sem mencionar o canavial, localizadas em terras onde havia algum acúmulo de água ou umidade, assim como apascentavam as suas cabras, suas vacas, em resumo, tudo que pudesse ser considerado seu patrimônio. (Trecho inicial da obra À SOMBRA DO MANDACARU - A saga de um cabra arretado)

Playlist for the Dead

By Michelle Falkoff
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062310526
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: playlist-for-the-dead.pdf

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“A page-turner that combines genuine intrigue with heartbreak and desire.” —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Thirteen Reasons Why, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Spectacular Now, Michelle Falkoff’s debut is an honest and gut-wrenching novel about loss, rage, what if feels like to outgrow a friendship that’s always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, Sam’s best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you’ll understand. To figure out what happened, Sam has to rely on the playlist and his own memory. But the more he listens, the more he realizes that his memory isn’t as reliable as he thought. And it might only be by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he’ll finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own. “An absorbing and sensitive read.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Falkoff lightens the substantial topics of grief, bullying, and suicide with Sam’s engaging investigation.” —ALA Booklist “Realistic and well-written. The strong characters, dialogue and the use of the playlist to structure the book make this a good pick for struggling readers.” —School Library Journal “Falkoff treats a difficult topic with delicacy and care.” —Publishers Weekly “Truly powerful moments.” —Kirkus Reviews

À sombra do meu irmão

By Uwe Timm
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  • Publisher : Editora Dublinense
  • Book Code : 8583180466
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: À-sombra-do-meu-irmão.pdf

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Karl-Heinz morreu na Ucrânia aos 19 anos de idade combatendo por uma divisão da SS nazista, em 1943, após se alistar voluntariamente alguns anos antes. Uma vida tão curta como a do irmão mais velho de Uwe, filho exemplar da família Timm, entretanto, deixaria marcas profundas e teria um efeito duradouro. Usando como matéria-prima um diário escrito a lápis pelo irmão no front, suas próprias lembranças e a trajetória familiar, Uwe Timm constrói um mosaico peculiar de registros documentais, memórias afetivas, sentimentos e reflexões que buscam responder suas próprias dúvidas: quem era esse irmão? Por que se alistou? Foi obrigado a matar? Realmente não tinha opção? Como se pode errar tanto assim? Por que todos fecham os olhos e se calam? Com uma prosa envolvente e direta, sem preocupação com o embelezamento, o autor não defende teses, não aponta o dedo, não justifica escolhas: ele tão somente expõe. E o que vemos exposto é ao mesmo tempo o drama de uma família e de todas elas, um retrato testemunhal da vivência do período nazista e do pós-guerra na Alemanha. Íntimo, sensível, corajoso, potente, este livro mostra por que Uwe Timm está entre escritores contemporâneos mais importantes da Alemanha.

A Sombra do Cão de Caça

By Claudio Ruggeri
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  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Book Code : 1507122136
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: a-sombra-do-cão-de-caça.pdf

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O corpo de uma jovem mulher foi encontrado em um bosque, com as primeiras investigações , seja o motivo que o nome do assassino parecem claros a todos menos ao Delegado Vincent Germano que decide investigar a fundo.

The Library of Shadows

By Mikkel Birkegaard
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1409081885
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: the-library-of-shadows.pdf

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Imagine that some people have the power to affect your thoughts and feelings when you read, or they read a book to you. They can seduce you with amazing stories, conjure up vividly imagined worlds, but also manipulate you into thinking exactly what they want you to. When Luca Campelli dies a sudden and violent death, his son Jon inherits his second-hand bookshop, Libri di Luca, in Copenhagen. Jon has not seen his father for twenty years since the mysterious death of his mother. When Luca's death is followed by an arson attempt on the shop, Jon is forced to explore his family's past. Unbeknown to Jon, the bookshop has for years been hiding a remarkable secret. It is the meeting place of a society of booklovers and readers, who have maintained a tradition of immense power passed down from the days of the great library of ancient Alexandria. Now someone is trying to destroy them, and Jon finds himself in a fight for his life and those of his new friends.

A Madness So Discreet

By Mindy McGinnis
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062320882
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 906
  • Pdf File: a-madness-so-discreet.pdf

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Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for fans of novels such as Asylum and The Diviners as well as television's True Detective and American Horror Story. Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum—but it is in the darkness that she finds a new lease on life. When a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace's brilliant mind beneath her rage, he recruits her as his assistant. Continuing to operate under the cloak of madness at crime scenes allows her to gather clues from bystanders who believe her less than human. Now comfortable in an ethical asylum, Grace finds friends—and hope. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who will bring her shaky sanity and the demons in her past dangerously close to the surface.

Nightbird

By Alice Hoffman
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  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 0385389604
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: nightbird.pdf

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Bestselling author Alice Hoffman’s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell. Praise Nominated for: The Great Stone Face Award (NH) Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (Illinois) The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland) “Hoffman reminds us that there are secrets everywhere . . . Nightbird soars.” —The New York Times “Alice Hoffman has a gift for melding magic and realism in a way that makes nearly anything seem possible.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred “The mix of romance and magic is irresistible.” —Kirkus Reviews What Other Authors Are Saying “I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. . . . [Nightbird] is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember.” —Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Medal–winning author of The Giver

Day Four

By Sarah Lotz
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316242969
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 205
  • Pdf File: day-four.pdf

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The chilling follow-up to The Three, Sarah Lotz's "hard to put down and vastly entertaining" debut (Stephen King). Hundreds of pleasure-seekers stream aboard The Beautiful Dreamer cruise ship for five days of cut-price fun in the Caribbean sun. On the fourth day, disaster strikes: smoke roils out of the engine room, and the ship is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon supplies run low, a virus plagues the ship, and there are whispered rumors that the cabins on the lower decks are haunted by shadowy figures. Irritation escalates to panic, the crew loses control, factions form, and violent chaos erupts among the survivors. When, at last, the ship is spotted drifting off the coast of Key West, the world's press reports it empty. But the gloomy headlines may be covering up an even more disturbing reality. DAY FOUR is a heart-racing tale from "a ferociously imaginative storyteller."* *Lauren Beukes

Books and Periodicals in Brazil 1768-1930

By AnaClaudiaSurianiDa Silva
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351573314
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: books-and-periodicals-in-brazil-1768-1930.pdf

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Before the Portuguese Royal Court moved to its South-American colony in 1808, books and periodicals had a very limited circulation there. It was only when Brazilian ports were opened to foreign trade that the book trade began to flourish, and printed matter became more easily available to readers, whether for pleasure, for instruction or for political reasons. This book brings together a collection of original articles on the transnational relations between Brazil and Europe, especially England and France, in the domain of literature and print culture from its early stages to the end of the 1920s. It covers the time when it was forbidden to print in Brazil, and Portugal strictly controlled which books were sent to the colony, through the quick flourishing of a transnational printing industry and book market after 1822, to the shift of hegemony in the printing business from foreign to Brazilian hands at the beginning of the twentieth century. Sandra Guardini Vasconcelos is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Sao Paulo.

My Map of You

By Isabelle Broom
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1405925280
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: my-map-of-you.pdf

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A holiday on the stunning Greek island of Zakynthos, with its perfect blue skies, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, should be a dream come true. But for Holly it feels more like a nightmare. Arriving on the island to clear out a house she's just inherited, Holly has no idea what to expect. And she's certainly not prepared for the family secrets she uncovers inside. With the help of Aidan, her handsome neighbour, Holly sets out to explore the island, hoping to piece together her own lost story. Yet all too soon real life, including the boyfriend she left behind, threatens to catch up with her. Holly thinks she's following the secrets of the past. But might it turn out to be a map to her future? **Contains a sneak peek at Isabelle's new novel, One Thousand Stars and You, out in August** 'A beautiful story of heartbreak and forgiveness' Giovanna Fletcher 'A brilliantly evocative debut' Paige Toon 'A heart-warming, charming tale of love, family and gorgeous Greece. I adored it' Milly Johnson 'Combines a wonderful setting with the poignancy of self-discovery and a touching romance' Katie Fforde