23 novembre 1980, un terremoto di proporzioni catastrofiche colpisce la Basilicata e la Campania, provocando migliaia di morti, dispersi e senzatetto. Un'antropologa milanese si precipita a Palmira, un centro così minuscolo che non figura nemmeno sulle carte geografiche.
Tutto ciò che trova è ridotto in macerie. Solo una falegnameria è rimasta in piedi e dentro, notte e giorno, mastro Gerusalemme fabbrica il mobilio per una sposa, l'ultima del paese.
Sulle ante disegna le storie che si tramandano negli anni. I pannelli dei mobili sono l'unica testimonianza che Palmira sia esistita veramente e in essi si compie il destino di ogni uomo.
Expectations are high for the new guy in town, and these five heroes don’t disappoint. You’ll be glad you opened your door to the passionate possibilities! Trapped in Tourist Town: Cady dreams of leaving tiny Scallop Shores for the bright lights of New York City, but she’s stuck playing tour guide when travel writer Burke blows into town for the summer. When deeper feelings develop, can he convince her that everything they need is right in front of them? Naturally Enchanted: As a struggling journalist, Owen Cooper has to make a name for himself, and a tip that a real-life witch is living on Mango Cove may just lead to the big story he needs. Undercover as a shipwrecked tourist, he worms his way into Ezra’s family and their secrets, but can he get her out of his heart? Hiding from Hollywood: When movie producer Ethan Walker breezes into Abby’s diner, she’s terrified. The last thing she wants is her name connected with his when her life is now about hiding from the tabloids. But when she’s left without a safe place to stay, Ethan offers her sanctuary in his home, and Abby must decide whether she can finally stop running and trust Ethan with her secret. Southern Comfort: Natalie Coleman has her hands full with her family responsibilities; she certainly doesn’t have time to humor a Chicago journalist who lands on her porch, seeking spooks in her house. But it turns out there’s more to Newland Tran’s story than Confederate ghosts. Can the unlikely pair discover the truth behind the eerie goings-on before Newland succumbs to Natalie’s brand of southern comfort? Jade’s Treasure: Jade Sawyer simply wants to be left alone to manage her family’s mountain resort and design her jewelry. Then world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin arrives to claim the room he booked as a hideout, and their shared need for privacy becomes personal. But can she overlook a shocking betrayal?
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Now it's New Year's Eve in Salamanca, Spain--and the Academy's graduating class of vampire hunters are taking their final exam--stake the Cursed Ones attacking in the fog, or die. Jenn has a fighting partner named Antonio de la Cruz...and he has a big secret...but Jenn's got a secret, too, and it nearly takes them both out.
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THE YEAR IS 1348 AND THE BLACK DEATH IS RAVAGING ENGLAND. For Brother Maurice, a monk and physician, the disease is the most terrifying he’s ever seen.
But Maurice soon learns of an even more deadly threat: the exanimate Mortecarni. After his first unexpected encounter with the creatures, Maurice is pulled into a world of savagery and secrecy. As he travels across the country, investigating both the plague and the Mortecarni, Maurice questions how such unholy suffering is possible. When his own family is struck down, his beliefs falter. Can he regain his faith and save both England and himself?
1640 é um marco fundamental na História de Portugal, o da Restauração da Independência, após 60 anos de domínio espanhol, quando os portugueses se revoltaram e elegeram um rei português, D. João IV. O romance surge na sequência do D. Sebastião e o Vidente, depois do trágico fim da monarquia de Avis e anexação de Portugal pela Espanha. A acção decorre entre 1617 e 1667, período riquíssimo em factos, dramas e personagens, que lutam pela sua libertação e sobrevivência, face a uma crise social, económica e política, imposta por Filipe IV/Olivares, coadjuvados por Diogo Soares e Miguel de Vasconcelos, um triunvirato que só terá paralelo na Troika de 2011. Quatro guias singulares conduzem o leitor nesta viagem ao passado, através dos seus dramas pessoais e colectivos: o poeta proscrito Brás Garcia Mascarenhas, autor da epopeia Viriato Trágico; a professa Violante do Céu, a Décima Musa da poesia barroca, enclausurada no convento; D. Francisco Manuel de Melo, o maior prosador ibérico do século XVII, prisioneiro na Torre; e o Padre António Vieira, o mais brilhante pregador do seu tempo, a contas com a Inquisição.
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