By Penelope Lively,Corrado Piazzetta
The Sunday occasions su Tre vite
«Il frutto perfetto dell’unione di cervello e cuore.»
The Spectator su Tre vite
«Una scrittura dalla grande profondità emotiva.»
Londra, anni Trenta. Matt, un giovane artista squattrinato, sta disegnando su una panchina di St. James’s Park, quando Lorna, insofferente rampolla di una famiglia di Kensington, gli si siede accanto in lacrime, e all’istante scocca il colpo di fulmine. Nel giro di qualche mese i due si sposano e si trasferiscono in un cottage spartano nella campagna del Somerset. Hanno anche una bambina, Molly. Proprio quando los angeles loro felicità pare renderli immuni dalla vita reale, un nuovo personaggio fa l. a. propria comparsa sulla scena, intrusivo, fastidioso, implacabile: l. a. Storia. Scoppia l. a. guerra, e Matt deve partire in line with il fronte, in Grecia. Londra, anni Sessanta. Molly, ormai ventenne, lavora come segretaria del ricco e raffinato James Portland, con il quale intreccia una relazione da cui nasce Ruth. Nonostante le insistenze dell’uomo, Molly non lo sposa, perché sa di non esserne davvero innamorata.
Londra, anni Novanta. Ruth è una giornalista free-lance, sposata e madre di due figli. Il suo matrimonio, però, è irrimediabilmente in crisi, e lei si ritrova a dover mettere in discussione tutto di sé e a imbarcarsi in un viaggio a ritroso negli anni alla riscoperta del passato della sua famiglia.
In uno dei suoi romanzi più struggenti, Penelope vigorous ci regala il ritratto di tre donne che amano, tre donne che trovano l’amore ciascuna a modo suo, in un intricato dedalo di conseguenze e rimandi. Come sempre accade, è un cuore umano diviso tra gioia e dolore, tra senso di perdita e pienezza, bisognoso di legami e continuità quello che il lettore ritrova in queste pagine.
«Penelope energetic sa cogliere perfettamente ciò che si nasconde sotto los angeles superficie della vita delle persone.»
«Penelope full of life scrive così bene, assaporando ogni singola parola.»
The day-by-day Telegraph
«Penelope vigorous si conferma bravissima, capace di emozioni forti, durature, pervasive, nonostante los angeles scrittura elegantissima.»
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By Robin Jones Gunn
An invitation to affix many of the ladies of Glenbrooke on a lavish getaway offers Lauren with an unforeseen selection. she will be able to meet K.C.face to stand or she will be able to say not anything and allow her existence proceed because it is.
Discover what occurs whilst she listens to the voice that echoes in her heart.
By Ann Goethe
The Sobral sisters develop up hearing the haunting calls of riverboats and the rumbling of sugar cane vans down the River highway; they attend BelleBend's black church, and without end speculate concerning the courting among their appealing, distant mom and kindly absent-minded father. the tale follows the women' formative years adventures--some hilarious and a few breathtakingly dangerous--in a time and a spot the place adults pay little cognizance to the wanderings of youngsters. jointly, the Sobral daughters locate Elvis, youngster love, and are available of age in the course of the early civil rights circulation. of their jasmine-scented isolation, the 4 sisters shape a profound and enduring bond. Kennedy's assassination transforms their relations in unexpected ways.
In 1980 the 4 sisters go back to their River highway residence for his or her heartbroken father’s deathwatch. Their cherished and enigmatic mom has lately died. On their final evening jointly, one of many sisters uncovers a devastating secret.
Goner examines the binds among actual and imagined lives, among personality and narrator, and the entwined ways in which a family members survives via growing its personal myth.
By Sahar Mandour,Nicole Fares
In this finely saw novel, 5 younger Lebanese girls navigate their expert and social lives in a urban interrupted via random explosions. it's not a conflict sector, yet there isn't any peace both; Beirut stands on the fringe of either. those ladies, very like their state, were formed by means of the occasions of a protracted civil battle, their youth spent in shelters, their early life in an unrecognizable urban below swift reconstruction. And right here they're now, negotiating the main points in their grownup lives, battling to guard their identities, voices, and relationships in a society continually below questioning.
Talk of politics and gossip via the old and young animate the espresso outlets. Heated debates and gear dynamics spread in bars and at the streets. Mandour’s humorous and defiant type invitations an intimacy, giving readers a glimpse into the absurdities and injustices of way of life in Lebanon. With empathy and a deep honesty, Mandour narrates the lives of those ladies who fight to create their very own future whereas whilst coming to phrases with the id in their Mediterranean city.
By Toni Pollard,Nh. Dini
As an airhostess with the hot Indonesian airways, Elisa is set to set up her independence and discover a position the place she relatively feels she belongs. With a family members history and nearly no wisdom of her prior or ancestry, Elisa is looking for her actual id. If discovering her actual father proves a heartbreaking seek, then probably marriage to the good-looking Javanese guy she has fallen deeply in love will provide her the experience of belonging and balance for which she yearns. during this tale, Elisa learns what it capacity to be a tender girl discovering her approach within the bothered early years after Indonesia’s independence.
By Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Max has lived an extended and gratifying lifestyles. He and his spouse have been megastar trapeze artists and acrobats within the Brandon Brothers circus. yet together with her passing, he’s left on my own in long island, and suffers a middle assault after a terrifying mugging. with no relatives to fall again on, Max is pressured to go away his cherished ny for a leisure domestic in Westchester. He fears it will likely be the top of him—but during this stirring novel, retirement skill a brand new beginning.
By Hisako Tsurushima,Yoji Yamada,Mayumi Ishikawa
By Maria Espinosa
Set within the overdue Fifties, this provocative novel follows Adrianne, a Houston local who has lately arrived in ny and wanders the town having indiscriminate intercourse with strangers. She quickly falls in with Alfredo, a Cuban-American artist who coerces her into prostitution which will help his way of life and who treats her with expanding degrees of brutality. Adrianne needs to eventually depend upon reserves of an internal energy to claw her approach out of her determined situations. This gripping exploration of a tender woman’s look for love and self within the mammoth urban is titillating and psychologically haunting in equivalent measure.
By Dana Spiotta
Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up jointly in la, and either turned film-makers.
Meadow makes demanding documentaries; Carrie makes profitable function movies with a feminist slant. the 2 associates have every thing in universal - other than their perspectives on intercourse, energy, movie-making and morality. And but their loyalty trumps their diversified methods to movie and to lifestyles.
Until, in the future, a mysterious lady with a distinct skill to cold-call and seduce strong males over the telephone - no longer via intercourse, yet via listening - turns into the topic of 1 of Meadow's documentaries. Her downfall, and what makes her so terribly relocating, is that she pretends to be a person she is not.
Heart-breaking and insightful, Innocents and Others is an awesome novel approximately friendship, identification, loneliness and art.
By Serge MOUCHON