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books of the week

books of the week: 30th june – 5th July

6 luglio 2014 at 06:40 By

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(After Cleo came Jonah) by Helen Brown

After Cleo, Jonah comes into the life of Helen during a troubled period: her son is getting married and her daughter is leaving everything to go and live in a Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka. It is Jonah, a cat again, who will tell Helen other secrets about the difficult relationship between mother and sons.
THE AUTHOR: Helen Brown, journalist, TV presenter and writer was born and raised in New Zealand and now lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her family and her crazy cat Jonah. She enjoys meeting readers in Australasia and around the world. H. Brown has already published the bestseller Cleò.


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CONFESSIONI DI UN TRAFFICANTE DI UOMINI
(Confessions of a men dealer) by Andrea Di Nicola e Giampaolo Musumeci

After a journey through Europe and Eastern countries, the authors of this book reveal strategies, corruption and exploitation  of the men who control the business hidden under  the traffic of illegal immigrants.
THE AUTHORS:
Andrea Di Nicola teaches Criminology at Trento University and deals with the situation of illegal immigrants.
Giampaolo Musumeci, journalist, photographer and video reporter deals with immigrations and African matters on radio, TV and Italian and International papers.

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NÉ RE NÉ DIO, SEMPLICEMENTE IL MIGLIORE
(Neither King nor God, just the best) by

Alexandre Juillard, Sebastián Fest
On 29th June, 1986 the Argentinean Captain Diego Armando Maradona was named best footballer in the world and lifted the World Cup won by his team towards the sky. After 28 years another number 10 shares the same destiny: Lionel Andrés Messi, called the flea. The book recalls the story of the poor Lionel who went to Barcellona with the dream to become the best footballer in the world and who, despite every criticism and difficulty, has succeeded. Now he hopes he will rise the World Cup too.
THE AUTHORS:
Alexandre Juillard is a journalist specialized in great documentaries and reportage. He works for «L’Équipe», «L’Équipe Magazine», «France Football», and has worked for the most important radios. He has already published the Maradona’s biography in 2010.
Sebastián Fest is managing sport editor of the Spanish press agency DPA, and has been following the world football cup and Olympic Games since 1996. He collaborates with various papers such as «La Nación», «Rolling Stone», «Newsweek» and «Brando». His latest book was about Argentinean tennis, Enredados (2009).

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PERCHÉ LE COSE PIÙ INCREDIBILI ACCADONO TUTTI I GIORNI

(The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day) by Marco Malvaldi, David Hand
In this essay, statistic David Hand leads the reader along the incredible path of probability trying to explain how to control destiny and take advantages of the coincidences that occur in life through psychological, physic and economic theories and examples.
THE AUTHORS:
David John Hand (1950 – ) is a British statistician and a professor of statistics at the Imperial College in London.
Marco Malvaldi, super intender of the book, has already published the book Argento vivo

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SI LASCIANO TUTTI
(Everybody breaks up) by Simone Laudiero

Roberto is thirty years old, is a clerk and has a story with Sandra. They decide to go to live in her granny’s house, when her granny leaves her husband and tells her grand-daughter she wants the house back. The couple’s projects risk to go up in smoke, but Roberto does not give up: this proof will reveal him his true feelings and desires.
THE AUTHOR: Simone Laudiero was born in 1979 in Milan, but his family is from Naples. He is a comic author and has worked for TV shows like Camera Café and Kubrick. In 2011 he has founded the TV and web author company La Buoncostume.

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