In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies

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Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Language: English

Summary: Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves. Continue reading “Freshwater”

Perché il bambino cuoce nella polenta

Author: Aglaja Veteranyi

Language: Italiano

Summary: La piccola protagonista di questo magico romanzo è figlia di artisti circensi, la sua vera casa sono il tendone di un circo e le tante roulotte che cambiano di paese in paese. Suo padre è clown, acrobata e bandito, ma avrebbe voluto essere una star del cinema mentre sua madre, ogni notte, rimane appesa per i capelli sopra il pubblico e cammina nell’aria. È allora che lei ha paura e teme che alla madre possa accadere qualcosa di brutto. Continue reading “Perché il bambino cuoce nella polenta”

Global Mother Tongue : The Eight Flavours of English

Author: Howard Richler

Language: English

Summary: Celebrating a language that is spoken by 1.6 billion people, this entertaining analysis explores the international growth of English and gives an in-depth examination of its history.

Explaining the differences and similarities between the eight English-languages—African, American, Australian/New Zealand, British, Canadian, Caribbean, East Asian, and South Asian—this survey reflects on both dialect and usage.

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The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

Author: Bill Bryson

Language: English

Summary: With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

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Cemetery Safari. I morti non sono mai stati così divertenti

Author: Claudia Vannucci

Language: Italiano

Summary: È inutile far finta di niente: prima o poi al cimitero ci finiamo tutti, artisti e re, ricchi e poveri, soldati e civili. Quello che cambia è come vogliamo essere ricordati.

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