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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Author: Hiro Arikawa

Language: English

Summary: Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he’s going or why, but it means that he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side, they cruise around Japan through the changing seasons, visiting Satoru’s old friends. He meets Yoshimine, the brusque and unsentimental farmer for whom cats are just ratters; Sugi and Chikako, the warm-hearted couple who run a pet-friendly B&B; and Kosuke, the mournful husband whose cat-loving wife has just left him. There’s even a very special dog who forces Nana to reassess his disdain for the canine species.

But what is the purpose of this road trip? And why is everyone so interested in Nana? Nana does not know and Satoru won’t say. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart will break…

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Link e suggerimenti per l’Italia e altrove – febbraio 2021

Con questa rubrica bi-mensile, Federica, cara amica del té letterario di Expatclic, ci offre una panoramica interessantissima di link e di suggerimenti di quello che succede in Italia, ma non solo, per quanto riguarda l’offerta culturale. Grazie Federica! Nell’ambito dell’illustrazione c’è la possibilità di partecipare al Premio Fedriani. Tutte le persone nate dopo il 1 gennaio 1986 possono partecipare inviando il proprio materiale entro il 7 … Continue reading Link e suggerimenti per l’Italia e altrove – febbraio 2021

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Red Dog

Author: Louis de Bernières

Language: English

Summary: Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family – sometimes returning to say hello years later.

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The Corfu Trilogy

Author: Gerald Durrell

Language: English

Summary: The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentric English family who moved there.

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Il té letterario di Expatclic del 22 gennaio

Oggi abbiamo discusso il romanzo “Cambiare l’acqua ai fiori”, della francese Valérie Perrin SPOILER ALERT!!! Nessuna di noi si ricorda esattamente come l’attenzione del gruppo si sia focalizzata su questo romanzo, ma poco importa. Quasi tutte le partecipanti l’hanno letto, una l’ha finito qualche minuto prima di partecipare all’incontro, a un’altra mancavano cinquanta pagine alla fine, e ha tolto l’audio ogni volta che c’era uno … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 22 gennaio

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Go, Went, Gone

Author: Jenny Erpenbeck Language: English Summary: Now in paperback, the unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis. One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe’s biggest issue. Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets … Continue reading Go, Went, Gone