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books of the week

Books of the week: 1st september- 6th september

5 settembre 2014 at 21:24 By

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L’italiano in 100 Parole (Italian In 100 Words) By Gianluigi Beccaria
A journey into the Italian Language, its words and expressions. Gianluigi Beccaria explains the origins and the story behind the words we manly use in our everyday language.
THE AUTHOR – Gianluigi Beccaria is a linguist and literary critic member both of the Crusca Academy and of the Lincei Academy. Among his famous books are Mia lingua italiana (2011) and Le orme della parola (2013)

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ncolla (Who is Tom Ditto?) by Danny Wallace

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wallaceThe book follows Tom’s life, a man in his early thirties, who reads the ‘news’ on the radio – from the moment when his girlfriend has gone away … but she has not left him. Some questions Tom asks himself: has Hayley gone or hasn’t she? Is she coming back? and what can happen when she is coming back? And what is he supposed to do in the meantime? Tom finds himself in a precarious situation and starts working out who everyone is and, most of all, who HE is .

THE AUTHOR – Daniel Frederick “Danny” Wallace (1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. In June 2014 Danny was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Dundee, his birthplace. His most important works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, Charlotte Street and the TV series How to Start Your Own Country. He lives in London, with his wife, an Australian publicist.

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Le scelte che non hai fatto (The choices you did not take) by Maria Perosino

The book presents a series of stories which show that most of the choices we take are not our choices. Most of the times we are unable to let out past behind our shoulders as in a film, because we remain linked to our past loves, and things. The lives we did not choose walk next to us , they do not abandon our mind.
THE AUTHOR – Maria Perosino (1961-2014), art critic and cultural event planners, was mainly interested in art mixture. Among his books are Effetto terra (2010), La fabbrica di Pinocchio (2010), ABC e altri giochi di Bruno Munari (2010) and Io viaggio da sola (2014)

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«Merci pour ce moment»
(Thank you for that moment) by Valerie Trierweiler
The book is an explosive memoir written by Mr Hollande’s ex-girlfriend . The lady focus on Mr Hollande’s many attempts to woo her back after the humiliating split due to his unfaithfulness. She says that the president invited her to “spend the last night together”, gave her roses and on his 60th birthday sent her a text saying: “It is for you to say ‘yes’ to me”. And Ms Trierweiler insists on the difficulty to cope with the last Mr Hollande’s wife, Ségolène Royal, the mother of the president’s four children and his ecology minister.
THE AUTHOR – Valérie Trierweiler (1965) is a French journalist, mainly known outside France for having been the partner of the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, until January 2014.

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La vita in ogni respiro
(Life in every breath) by Blanca Busquets
Barcellona, 1960s: Teresa is a young girl when she finds a violin in the rubbish, a violin which will disclose her the magic of music. Berlin, today: three women who share the same love for music meet to play together in a concert in memory of the man they all loved, a great orchestra director, Karl T. It is a book about love and an homage to music which always survives.
THE AUTHOR – Blanca Busquets (1961) was born in Barcellona and is considered one of the best Catalan writers. Keen on music, she worked for radio and theater before devoting to writing. Her latest bestselling book was L’ultima neve di primavera (2013).

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