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Nights of Rain and Stars
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Binchy, Maeve

Nights of Rain and Stars / Maeve Binchy

London : Orion, 2004

Abstract: In a small Greek island village, local residents and a group of international travelers are brought together by sudden tragedy, in a story of friendship, dreams, fears, and complicated relationships forever altered by shared experiences.

The kite runner
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Hosseini, Khaled

The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini

New York : Riverhead Books, 2004

Abstract: Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

The Princess and the pea
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Davidson, Susanna

The Princess and the pea / retold by Susanna Davidson ; illustrated by Mike Gordon ; reading consultant: Alison Kelly ; [based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen]

Londra : Usborne, 2004

Usborne young reading. Series one

Fa parte di: My reading library : 50 books to guide your child through the early stages of reading

Abstract: In quarta di copertina: Usborne paperbacks

The elves and the shoemaker
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Daynes, Katie

The elves and the shoemaker / retold by Katie Daynes ; illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini ; reading consultant: Alison Kelly ; [based on the story by the brothers Grimm]

London : Usborne, 2005

Usborne young reading. Series one

Fa parte di: My reading library : 50 books to guide your child through the early stages of reading

Abstract: An old shoemaker has a profitable business making fine shoes by hand, until a rival shoe seller sets up a bargain stall down the street and steals his customers. Finally, the shoemaker is down to his last few pieces of leather and goes to bed, exhausted and discouraged. Overnight, the leather is transformed into a handsome pair of shoes, which fetches a handsome price. With enough money for twice as much leather, the shoemaker leaves the new pieces out and retires to bed. In the morning he finds two more gorgeous pairs of shoes, which he sells to buy leather for four more...

The snail and the whale
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Donaldson, Julia - Scheffler, Axel

The snail and the whale / by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Axel Scheffler

London : Macmillan children's book, 2004

Abstract: The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the award-winning team behind The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A turn in the grave
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Bowvayne

A turn in the grave : a spectaculous tale / by Bowvayne ; with splendiferous pictures by Alan Snow

London : Usborne, 2004

The misadventures of Danny Cloke

All he ever wanted
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Shreve, Anita

All he ever wanted : a novel / Anita Shreve

Boston : Back bay, 2004

Abstract: "A marriage is always two intersecting stories." This realization comes perhaps too late to the husband of Etna Bliss-a man whose obsession with his young wife begins at the moment of their first meeting, as he helps Etna and her companions escape from a fire in a hotel restaurant, and culminates in a marriage doomed by secrets and betrayal. Written with the intelligence and grace that are the hallmarks of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, this gripping tale of desire, jealousy, and loss is peopled by unforgettable characters as real as the emotions that bring them together.

Shopaholic takes Manhattan
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Kinsella, Sophie

Shopaholic takes Manhattan / Sophie Kinsella

New York : Dell Book, 2004

Abstract: The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot is back! And this time Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic.… With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky’s biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to pack light. But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he’s moving to New York for business—and he asks Becky to go with him! Before you can say “Prada sample sale,” Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury boutiques. Surely it’s only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky’s bills miles away in London. But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan—but will she have to return it?

The house at Pooh corner
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Milne, A. A.

The house at Pooh corner / A. A. Milne ; with decorations by E. H. Shepard

London : The folio society, 2004

Brought in dead
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Higgins, Jack

Brought in dead / Jack Higgins

New York : Berkley books, 2004

Berkley Novel

Abstract: When a young woman commits suicide, Detective Sergeant Nick Miller follows a hazardous trail to find the powerful man responsible for the girl's fate, only to watch him walk out of court a free man. But the dead girl's father swears to exact justice--with or without the law on his side.

The little cat baby
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Ahlberg, Allan

The little cat baby / Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by Fritz Wegner

Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004

The secret life of bees
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Kidd, Sue Monk

The secret life of bees / Sue Monk Kidd

Review, 2004

JFK
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Smith, Matthew

JFK : Say Goodbye to America / Matthew Smith

Mainstream publishing, 2004

Abstract: In the last decade, there has been much research into the exact events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. According to new information gathered and assessed by Matthew Smith, JFK was murdered on orders emanating from the “alternative” government—the Establishment—which catered to “big business” and which Kennedy was in the process of divesting of power in favor of a government that put people first. The President’s new priorities won him few friends in the government, and Smith emphasizes the fact that most of his policies were dismantled within 18 months of his death. Indeed, his decision to withdraw from the early stages of Vietnam was reversed within hours. In Say Goodbye to America, Matthew Smith carefully examines the role of domestic and international business concerns and how government policies swiftly changed after JFK’s assassination—including the engagement in Vietnam, a war that generated “business” to the tune of $200 billion.

John F. Kennedy
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Dallek, Robert

John F. Kennedy : an Unfinished Life, 1917-1963 / Robert Dallek

Penguin books, 2004

Abstract: Everywhere acclaimed and talked about, An Unfinished Life is the first major, single-volume biography of John F. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing upon previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives, the book is packed with revelations both large and small-about JFK's health, his love affairs, RFK's appointment as Attorney General, what Joseph Kennedy did to help his son's election to the presidency, and the path JFK would have taken in the Vietnam entanglement had he survived. AN UNFINISHED LIFE strikes a critical balance-brilliantly exploring JFK's strengths, never shying away from his weaknesses-as it offers up a virtuoso portrait of a bold, brave, complex, heroic, human Kennedy.

A farewell to arms
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Hemingway, Ernest

A farewell to arms / Ernest Hemingway

Arrow Books, 2004

Abstract: E' il 1917, Frederic Henry, un volontario nei reparti sanitari dell'esercito italiano si innamora di una infermiera inglese, Catherine. Viene ferito e Catherine lo raggiunge a Milano per curarlo e trascorre con lui l'estate. Quando viene l'autunno Catherine rivela a Frederic di essere incinta, ma lui deve partire per il fronte ed è coinvolto nella ritirata di Caporetto. Diserta e decide di rifugiarsi con lei in Svizzera per dedicarsi unicamente al suo amore, ma Catherine muore di parto con il bambino.

Pride and prejudice
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Austen, Jane

Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen ; edited by James Kinsley ; with an introduction and notes by Fiona Stafford

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University press, 2004

Oxford worldʼs classics

Abstract: Il romanzo ha come temi principali l'orgoglio di classe del signor Darcy e il pregiudizio di Elizabeth Bennet nei confronti di quest'ultimo. La trama si concentra sulle vicende della famiglia Bennet, composta dai signori Bennet e dalle loro cinque figlie: Jane, Elizabeth (per gli amici Lizzy), Mary, Catherine (detta anche Kitty) e Lydia. L'obiettivo rimasto alla signora Bennet, vista la mancanza di un figlio maschio che possa ereditare la loro tenuta di Longbourn nell'Hertfordshire, è quello di vedere sposata almeno una delle sue figlie prima possibile

Mrs Dalloway
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Woolf, Virginia - Woolf, Virginia - Woolf, Virginia

Mrs Dalloway / Virginia Woolf ; with introductions by Carol Ann Duffy and Valentine Cunningham

London : Vintage Books, 2004

Vintage classics

Abstract: 13 giugno 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, una signora dell'alta borghesia londinese, esce a comprare i fiori per la festa che sta organizzando per la sera. Passeggia per le strade di Londra, sfiora la vita di tanti sconosciuti, ma non ha il fare allegro di chi si prepara a qualcosa di lieto, il suo incedere è incerto e continuamente ostacolato da pensieri che le affollano la mente, da ricordi che si intrecciano con la nostalgia di ciò che è sfuggito e mai potrà tornare. Desideri, angosce e paure della solitudine, della morte ma anche della vita, si rincorrono in un flusso incessante di parole che aprono ad altre parole. Con La signora Dalloway, qui proposta in una nuova traduzione, Virginia Woolf ci regala un grande romanzo lirico, capace di rivelare tutta la precarietà degli esseri umani, feriti dalle circostanze, inermi di fronte alle correnti della sofferenza e della gioia. Introduzione di Antonella Anedda.

Artemis Fowl
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Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl : The eternity code / Eoin Colfer

New York : Miramax books : Hyperion paperbacks for children, 2004

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