Book haul #2

by - 5:26:00 pm

Hello guys,
today I'm gonna to write only in English because I have to improve my writing skills and because I love the language so I say sorry in advance for the mistakes. 


(As you can see I bought in this month 4 books which I payed, overall, 20€).

1) Michele Serra - Ognuno potrebbe 


Why has the word "I" become an obsession? Why make a show of every moment of your own lively? Giulio can not bear it, and above all does not understand it. It feels out of place and out of time. But of this strangeness he does not like: he suspects to be a "staggering slam", as his girlfriend Agnese calls him. In an unprecedented plain that was industrial and is almost nothing, Julius is waiting for something to happen. For example, someone explains what they need, if not to lose better, the roundabouts; Or that someone would buy his father's shed, who was a great bartender. A shop is a florid and now silent and immobile, like a big clock. Written almost just to the present, as if past and future were temporarily suspended, "Everyone could" is the reckless and comical grin of a true hero of intolerance. A voyage without departure and unlucky that touches many of the stations in a crisis society. In which the death of labor and its material power has left a strain that digital narcissism is not enough to fill.

(I'm sorry but there isn't english version, this book exist only in italian).

2) Louise Erdrich - The round house


One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

(I have already read this book and it was amazing).

3) Isabelle Allende - Maya's notebook


Isabel Allende’s latest novel, set in the present day (a new departure for the author), tells the story of a 19-year-old American girl who finds refuge on a remote island off the coast of Chile after falling into a life of drugs, crime, and prostitution. There, in the company of a torture survivor, a lame dog, and other unforgettable characters, Maya Vidal writes her story, which includes pursuit by a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol. In the process, she unveils a terrible family secret, comes to understand the meaning of love and loyalty, and initiates the greatest adventure of her life: the journey into her own soul. 

Buy it!

4) Jonathan Coe - The rain before it falls


Following "The Rotters' Club "and its sequel, "The Closed Circle, "Jonathan Coe now offers his first stand-alone novel in a decade, a story of three generations of women whose destinies reach from the English countryside in World War II to London, Toronto, and southern France at the turn of the new century.
Evacuated to Shropshire during the Blitz, eight-year-old Rosamond forged a bond with her cousin Beatrix that augured the most treasured and devastating moments of her life. She recorded these memories sixty years later, just before her death, on cassettes she bequeathed to a woman she hadn't seen in decades. When her beloved niece, Gill, plays the tapes in hopes of locating this unwitting heir, she instead hears a family saga swathed in promise and betrayal: the story of how Beatrix, starved of her mother's affection, conceived a fraught bloodline that culminated in heart-stopping tragedy--its chief victim being her own granddaughter. And as Rosamond explores the ties that bound these generations together and shaped her experience all along, Gill grows increasingly haunted by how profoundly her own recollections--not to mention the love she feels for her grown daughters, listening alongside her--are linked to generations of women she never knew.
A stirring, masterful portrait of motherhood and family secrets, "The Rain Before It Falls" is also a meditation on the tapestries we weave out of the past, whether transcendent or horrific. Hailed by the "Los Angeles Times" for his "sustained, intricate brilliance," Jonathan Coe once again proves himself "an artist of character and of his characters' stories," here more astutely than ever before.

I hope that you have found something interesting. Byeee

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