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By Rodolfo Fogwill. 2021
Edición especial del tercer libro de cuentos de Fogwill, Pájaros de la cabeza, por el undécimo aniversario de la muerte…del autor.Edición facsimilar que sigue la primera edición del libro, publicado por Catálogos Editora. Fogwill se dio a conocer como autor de cuentos y relatos breves, terreno en el cual fue un maestro indiscutido de la literatura argentina de la última parte del siglo XX. Sus primeros libros fueron Mis muertos punk, Música japonesa y Pájaros de la cabeza, aparecidos durante principios de la década de los 80. Alfaguara publica ahora, en ediciones aniversario, dos de los títulos en formato facsimilar, reproduciendo las versiones originales y respetando los usos y costumbres editoriales de ese momento inaugural en la trayectoria literaria de Fogwill.
By Laura Devetach. 2021
Un Caminador es un libro que, de la mano de sus lectores, recorre cuentos, poemas y canciones. Un Caminador es…un libro para leer, para mirar y compartir con otros caminadores. ¿Por qué un ratón no puede pensar que la luna no es luna sino queso? Esta historia fue escrita antes de que el hombre pisara la luna. Sin embargo, lo que la NASA nunca revelo es que los astronautas encontraron en la luna fría la marca del ratón que vive en este cuento.
By Caroline Adderson. 2021
When the “grownup virus” hits, kids who live in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and…extended time at home with parents and siblings. And they survive brilliantly, each in their own way. Twin boys throw themselves into an independent research assignment on prehistoric people and embrace their own devolution. A budding track star is encouraged to run laps on his balcony by a neighbor who has a secret crush on him. A classroom troublemaker reaches out to a teacher when his own father begins to exhibit signs of mental illness. A young entrepreneur saves himself and his hairdresser mother from financial collapse by renting out the family dog. And a girl finds a way to communicate with her hearing-impaired neighbor so that they can spy on the rest of the building. The stories follow the course of the pandemic, from the early measures through lockdown, as the kids in the building observe the stresses on the adults around them and use their own quirky kid ingenuity to come up with ways to make their lives better. Funny, poignant and wise, this book will long outlive even the pandemic. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
By Claudine Crangle. 2021
Alone on his lot, a sturdy little house has stood for as long as anyone can remember, stoically weathering the…storms. But one day, the wind brings change. One house, then another, is built off in the distance. Then a road is paved through his field, and more and more houses appear all around. The house closes his shutters to wait out this alarming development. But in the dark, the house notices he is no longer pushed by the snowdrifts or battered by spring storms. And when he peeks open a shutter, he sees the house next door glowing with a golden light. Just like his. Throwing open his shutters, he finds himself surrounded by a diverse neighborhood of homes. Together, they look forward to seeing what the wind will blow in next. With great wit and an eye-popping use of cardboard, paint and fabric, multimedia artist Claudine Crangle explores our fear of difference through the viewpoint of a small country house beset by urbanization. But not everything that’s new is bad, as the little farmhouse learns in this timely and hopeful picture book about embracing the changes in life we can’t control. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
By Esteban Valentino. 2021
Cuentos que buscan el fondo, los límites de la realidad, tratando deencontrar las puertas de salida. Emilio Careaga recuerda la…noche en que conoció el amor entre los bombardeos ingleses en Malvinas; Sebastián y Alcira oponen su luz a la oscuridad de un chupadero de la dictadura: un joven Van Gogh sufre ante un padre autoritario; el cacique Inancayal es destruido por la máquina del poder central. Dice el autor: "Escribí estos cuentos simplemente porque no puedo escribir sobre otras cosas. Si hablara de temas más agradables tal vez vendería más, pero no puedo. Me siento a la máquina y me sale la pobreza, la soledad del adolescente frente a una realidad sin futuro, nuestra historia de desaparecidos y guerras ridículas".
By Graciela Montes. 1988
Tener un monstruo palpitante y mordiente alojado en un lugar tan íntimo como un bolsillo tal vez pueda asustar a…algunos. Pero no a Inés. Inés le da la bienvenida. "Ahí fue cuando metí las manos en el bolsillo del delantal y sentí algo peludo, tibio y que además, mordía." Y se desencadena la historia. Tener un monstruo palpitante y mordiente alojado en un lugar tan íntimo como un bolsillo tal vez pueda asustar a algunos. Pero no a Inés. Inés le da la bienvenida. Porque Inés, tan flaquita y silenciosa, tan titubeante, tan pequeña, tiene un deseo muy grande -un deseo tan grande que apenas si le cabe en el cuerpo- de que le sucedan cosas maravillosas, terribles y extraordinarias. Un monstruo personal, secreto, privado, es justo lo que andaba necesitando. Sin embargo, convivir con un monstruo nunca es fácil... Y el de Inés parece decidido a no abandonarla.
By Estela Smania. 2021
La vaca Renata no come de día ni duerme de noche. Una idea le vueltas y más vueltas en la…cabeza. Se la cuenta en secreto a su amiga, la vaca Paca... -¡Ay, Renata, no vayas a meter la pata!- Le dice Paca. Hasta que una mañana llena de sol, Renata supo que las ganas eran más grandes que el miedo y se decidió. Lo miró todo, se puso una bolsa al hombro y partió.
By Rodolfo Fogwill. 2021
Edición especial del primer libro de cuentos de Fogwill, Mis muertos punk, por el undécimo aniversario de la muerte del…autor. Edición facsimilar que sigue la primera edición del libro, publicado en 1980 por la editorial Tierra Baldía. Fogwill se dio a conocer como autor de cuentos y relatos breves, terreno en el cual fue un maestro indiscutido de la literatura argentina de la última parte del siglo XX. Sus primeros libros fueron Mis muertos punk, Música japonesa y Pájaros de la cabeza, aparecidos durante principios de la década de los 80. Alfaguara publica ahora, en ediciones aniversario, dos de los títulos en formato facsimilar, reproduciendo las versiones originales y respetando los usos y costumbres editoriales de ese momento inaugural en la trayectoria literaria de Fogwill.
By Jennifer Snow. 2021
Taking a chance on love can be the greatest thrill of all… When a free-climbing accident lands Arron Bosch at…the Wild River Community Hospital, he&’s reunited with his ex, emergency room nurse Alisha Miller. His impulsive plan to travel the world broke them up. Now he needs someone to help him recover and can&’t resist seeing a chance for them to start over. Besides…it&’s kind of her fault that he fell. Alisha wanted closure—that&’s the only reason she called Arron. And now he&’s living in her tiny apartment until he&’s all healed. The longer he stays, the closer they get, but Arron&’s only going to leave again. Alisha&’s built a life in Wild River and wants to stay in one place. But what if the place she'll be happiest is by his side?
By Peter Wright, Curtis Smith. 2020
By Barbara Lockwood, Sarah Z Sleeper. 2020
By Ernest Hebert. 1990
The struggle between the rural working class and the upper crust intensifies in this turning-point novel of the Darby Chronicles…as Freddy Elman, son of the town trash collector, and Lilith Salmon, daughter of a prestigious family, embark on their ill-fated love affair.Seeing Darby through new eyes, Freddy comes to realize that "the kind of people who hunkered down among these tree-infested, rock-strewn hills" is "dying out, replaced by people with money, education, culture, people 'wise in the ways of the world.'" As that world increasingly intervenes, the lovers' attempt to bridge the chasm that divides their class-alienated families inevitably collapses in Hebert's tragic tale that echoes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.This is a book for anyone interested in local politics, privilege, and poverty, all embedded in a story of love and death in the woods and on the ledges of the Granite State.
By Margriet De Moor. 1994
Margriet de Moor's prize-winning first novel, First Gray, Then White, Then Blue is at once a powerful mystery about why…a husband would murder his wife, and a penetrating investigation of the overwhelming force of obsessive love. Magda in life--no less than Magda in death, was an enigma. A free spirit, alluring but private, loving yet remote, she effected the lives of those around her in ways beyond measure. For her husband Robert, who wanted to possess her, body and soul, what Magda gave him was never enough. He murdered her, leaving her lover to discover her body. As friends gather for her funeral, the mystery of Magda's life is slowly, tantalizingly, revealed. Who really knew Magda, and what truths has her death uncovered? Told from various points of view, moving from past to present to future, First Gray, Then White, Then Blue is a story of perception, love, and mortality--laid bare with a bewitching power. Winner of the prestigious Ako Prize and short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
“Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.” <p><p> Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in…Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course—Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she is moved from her small hometown of Ho to live in Accra, Ghana’s gleaming capital, a place of wealth and sophistication where she has days of nothing to do but cook meals for a man who may or may not show up to eat them. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through. Or maybe not? <p> His Only Wife is a witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance. And in Afi, Peace Medie has created a delightfully spunky and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules.
By Sherryl Woods. 2014
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws readers back into the world of strong friendships and heartfelt emotions…in Serenity, South CarolinaDetermined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street’s most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years.Gabe Franklin, back in town to make amends for past mistakes, has no intention of settling down, but Adelia’s proving irresistible. Cheered on by their friends “the Sweet Magnolias,” Gabe is bringing long-absent passion and laughter into Adelia’s life. To his surprise—and hers—sometimes a rolling stone is just what it takes to build the rock-solid foundation of a family.
By William Kent Krueger. 2003
From the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Cork O'Connor mystery series comes a haunting, atmospheric, conspiracy thriller.When President Clay…Dixon's father-in-law—a former vice president—is injured in a farming accident, First Lady Kate Dixon returns to Minnesota to be at his side. Assigned to protect her, Secret Service agent Bo Thorsen soon falls under Kate's spell. He also suspects the accident is part of a trap set for Kate by David Moses, an escaped mental patient who once loved her. What Bo and Moses don't realize is that they're caught in a web of deadly intrigue spun by a seemingly insignificant bureaucratic department within the federal government. Racing to find answers before an assassin's bullet can kill Kate, Bo soon learns that when you lie down with the devil, there's hell to pay.
By Jodi Picoult. 2012
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for…the rights to her own body in this powerful family drama that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person.Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate--a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister--and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
By Brad Thor. 2002
A master assassin. A vendetta years in the making. And a counterterrorism operative who will risk everything -- even treason…-- to keep the people he loves alive. Brad Thor, the New York Times bestselling author of Takedown, delivers an explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong person alive. "Thou shalt not negotiate with terrorists..." Six months ago: In the dead of the night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay, held at gunpoint, and told to strip off their orange jumpsuits. Issued civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and set free. Present day: Covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakens to discover that his world has changed violently -- and forever. A sadistic assassin with a personal vendetta is wreaking havoc of biblical proportions. Unleashing nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath, the attacker thrusts everything Harvath holds dear -- including his life -- into absolute peril. Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the conspiracy and to exact revenge. When he discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly released from Guantanamo, Harvath must ask himself previously unthinkable questions about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving. A renegade from his own government, Harvath will place his life on the line as his search for the truth draws him into a showdown with one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth. Brad Thor roars through this nonstop adventure full of international intrigue, twisted betrayals, and ultimate revenge.
By J. Michael Straczynski. 2021
The Breakfast Club meets The Silver Linings Playbook in this powerful, provocative, and heartfelt novel about twelve endearing strangers who…come together to make the most of their final days, from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author J. Michael Straczynski.Mark Antonelli, a failed young writer looking down the barrel at thirty, is planning a cross-country road trip. He buys a beat-up old tour bus. He hires a young army vet to drive it. He puts out an ad for others to join him along the way. But this will be a road trip like no other: His passengers are all fellow disheartened souls who have decided that this will be their final journey—upon arrival in San Francisco, they will find a cliff with an amazing view of the ocean at sunset, hit the gas, and drive out of this world. The unlikely companions include a young woman with a chronic pain sensory disorder and another who was relentlessly bullied at school for her size; a bipolar, party-loving neo-hippie; a gentle coder with a literal hole in his heart and blue skin; and a poet dreaming of a better world beyond this one. We get to know them through access to their texts, emails, voicemails, and the daily journal entries they write as the price of admission for this trip. By turns tragic, funny, quirky, charming, and deeply moving, Together We Will Go explores the decisions that brings these characters together, and the relationships that grow between them, with some discovering love and affection for the first time. But as they cross state lines and complications to the initial plan arise, it becomes clear that this is a novel as much about the will to live as the choice to end it. The final, unforgettable moments as they hurtle toward the decisions awaiting them will be remembered for a lifetime.
By Jodi Picoult. 2002
How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose?Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised…in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall...until a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret about herself that changes the world as she knows it -- and threatens to jeopardize her future. With Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult explores how life -- as we know it -- might not turn out the way we imagined; how the people we've loved and trusted can suddenly change before our very eyes; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat. Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely topic with under-standing, insight, and compassion.