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Books of the Week: 11th – 16 th May

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   ’ L’UOMO DELLE NUVOLE (The man of the Clouds) by Mathias Malzieu Tom Cloudman dreams to fly and for this reason he becomes…  the worst acrobat in the world. He is often injured and once, while in hospital,  he is discovered to suffer from a terrible disease. Only a girl, half bird half human,  could save him. THE AUTHOR-…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 4th – 9th May

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  BLACK BLOCK by Carlo A. Bachschmidt The author collects and records interviews of the people who fought in Genoa during the days of G8 in 2001 describing what happened at the Diaz School and in the Caserma Bolzaneto. THE AUTHOR – Carlo A. Bachschmidt explains the reasons why he decided to get involved in policy after studying Architecture, working…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 27th – 30th April

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  CHE GUSTO C’È A FARE L’ARBITRO – IL CALCIO SENZA IL PALLONE TRA I PIEDI (Why being a referee – The football without a ball) by Nicola Rizzoli Nicola Rizzoli decided to be a referee in 1987, in Bologna, at the age of 16, when he received a yellow card  and started learning the rules. It was the beginning of…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 20th – 24th April

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   CONFESSIONI DI UN TRAFFICANTE DI UOMINI (Confession of a men’s trader) by Andrea Di Nicola e Giampaolo Musumeci It is the first time that a man who controls the illegal immigration  reveals what really happens: desperate people exploited by criminal professionals, business men who run an industry which is the most profitable together with the drug traffic. THE AUTHORS Andrea…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 13th- 18th April

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STORIE DEL CORTEGGIAMENTO (A History of Courting, 1954) by E. S. Turner This essay describes the evolution of the various techniques of courting from the stone age up to the fifties, when E. S. Turner wrote it. It makes the reader think about – and smile at – the importance of romantic love and its games. THE AUTHOR: Turner Ernest…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 7th April – 11th April

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NON CHIAMATELO EURO (Don’t call it Euro) by Angelo Polimeno In Europe, in the second half of the 1990s,  a coup d’état  changed the economy of many countries, Italy included. It was bloodless, but since then firms have closed, people have got unemployed and retirees are on the verge  of poverty. The book supplies documents and proofs about the introduction of  Euro and…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 30th March – 4th April

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     LA BASTARDA DEGLI SFORZA (The Sforzas’ Bastard) by Carla Maria Russo 1463. Milan. Galeazzo Maria Sforza is a cruel tyrant keen on arts and music and father of the  illegitimate Caterina,  a rebel who loves fighting. This is the story of a woman who could accept the rules imposed by her dynasty, but also fight to save her children’s…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 23rd – 28th March

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MI RICORDO (I remember) by Paola Capriolo The book is about Adela and Sonja: a wealthy intellectual girl living in the thirties and,  years after, a caregiver. Two women, two different periods, two destinies in the same house THE AUTHOR: Paola Capriolo (1962), writer, translator and literary journalist, started her career with the short story collection La grande Eulalia then followed…… Read More »

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Books of the Week: 16th – 21st March

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   FIGLI DELL’ARCOBALENO – Madri lesbiche, padri gay, diritti negati in Italia (Son of the rainbow – lesbian mothers, gay fathers, rights denied in Italy) by Samuele Cafasso preface by Giuseppe Civati This book is a collection of stories told by homosexuals who want to get the right to grow a family, to raise children. These are the stories of…… Read More »

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Books of the week: 2nd – 7th March

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    AVETE CONTATO BENE LE DITA? CONFESSIONI SEMISERIE DI UN NONNO ALLE PRIME ARMI (Did you Number his Fingers? A grandpa ‘s Confessions) by Gino Nebiolo The book involves emotions of different generations explaining how grandparents feel when a grand child comes into their lives: anguish, fears and joys mix with the desire to welcome and support a new life. THE…… Read More »