Author: Orsola Severini Language: Italiano Summary: Orsola ha trentaquattro anni, due figli piccoli, una bella casa ai Parioli, un lavoro part-time per stare dietro alla famiglia, un grosso cane e una vita apparentemente perfetta. Nonostante una ferrea educazione femminista e comunista, la sua realizzazione maggiore è essere madre, lo ha sognato sin da quando era bambina e le sono piaciute talmente tanto le sue due … Continue reading Il consolo
Author: Leïla Slimani
Summary: ““Ici, c’est comme ça.”Cette phrase, elle l’entendrait souvent. À cet instant précis, elle comprit qu’elle était une étrangère, une femme, une épouse, un être à la merci des autres.”En 1944, Mathilde tombe amoureuse d’Amine, un Marocain venu combattre dans l’armée française. Rêvant de quitter son Alsace natale, la jeune femme s’installe avec lui à Meknès pour y fonder une famille.
Author: Tom Bissell
Summary: Here are six fictional stories about Americans colliding with a remote and often perilous part of the world:
Two journalists, stranded in wartime Afghanistan, are taken in by a warlord who becomes the arbiter of their fates.
Continue reading “God Lives in St. Petersburg and Other Stories”
Author: Gaston Dorren
Summary: Welcome to Europe as you’ve never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation.
Author: Nicole Mones
Summary: Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Beijing’s smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the shame of her racist father back in Texas. But when she signs on to an archaeological expedition searching for the missing bones of Peking Man in China’s remote Northwest deserts, her world cracks open. As the group follows the trail of the Jesuit philosopher/paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin to close in on one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries, Alice finds herself increasingly drawn to a Chinese professor who is shackled by his own painful memories. Love in all its forms–human, sexual, divine, between a nation and its history, a man and his past, a father and his daughter–drives the story to its breathtaking finish. Continue reading “Lost in Translation”
Author: Lauren Wells Language: English Summary: If we could ensure that our TCKs would grow up healthy and resilient, we would do it in a heartbeat. In Raising up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids, Lauren Wells has gifted us with a gentle guide and a preventive health primer, unique in the field of third culture kid literature. This book is a goldmine of … Continue reading Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids: A Practical Guide to Preventive Care