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  • doctor-sleep

Doctor Sleep • Stephen King • Bookshop Girona

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«Doctor Sleep»: Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever. The Shining.
Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special 12-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless – mostly old, lots of polyester. And married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal. Living off the «steam» that children with the «shining» produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades. Desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him. And a job at a nursing home where his remnant «shining» power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying.
Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes «Doctor Sleep.»

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone. And it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons. And summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining. And it wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
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  • olive, again

Olive, Again · Elizabeth Strout · Bookshop Girona

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«Olive, Again». How do you write a sequel to a Pulitzer Prize winning novel? It may never have even happened before. But Elizabeth Strout takes on the challenge and is triumphant.
#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge. A character who […]

  • quand nos souvenirs viendront danser

Quand nos souvenirs viendront danser · Virginie Grimaldi · Librairie Girona

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«Quand nos souvenirs viendront danser». Petit bonbon plein de douceur qui fait du bien. Ce nouveau titre de Virginie Grimaldi ne fait pas défaut à ses prédécesseurs.
«Lorsque nous avons emménagé impasse des Colibris, nous avions vingt ans. Ça sentait la peinture fraîche et les projets, nous nous prêtions main-forte entre voisins en traversant […]

  • the doll factory

The Doll Factory · Elizabeth Macneal · Bookshop Girona

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«The Doll Factory»: Complex characters in a slow-burning historical thriller. Grim, creepy, and atmospheric.
The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession.

London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For […]

  • journal d'un amour perdu

Journal d’un amour perdu · Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt · Librairie Girona

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«Journal d’un amour perdu». Dans un livre formidablement indiscret, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt raconte son immense chagrin. Après le décès brutal de sa mère.
« Maman est morte ce matin et c’est la première fois qu’elle me fait de la peine. »

Pendant deux ans, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt tente d’apprivoiser l’inacceptable. La disparition de la femme […]

  • nous étions nés pour être heureux

Nous étions nés pour être heureux · Lionel Duroy · Librairie Girona

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«Nous étions nés pour être heureux». Un roman sensible sur la force des liens familiaux et celle, cathartique, de l’écriture.
Depuis trente ans, Paul a fait de son histoire familiale, et du désastre que fut son enfance, la matière même de ses romans. Une démarche que ses frères et soeurs n’ont […]

  • l'arte dell'aperitivo

L’Arte dell’aperitivo · Xerrada gratuïta en italià · Biblioteca Carles Rahola

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«L’Arte dell’aperitivo»: xerrada gratuïta en italià a la biblioteca Carles Rahola a càrrec de la llibreria Linguae.
Tant a Itàlia com a l’estranger, hi ha una paraula que durant les últimes dècades s’ha tornat sinònim de relax i bon gust.

La paraula “APERITIVO” (aperitiu), de fet, té la característica de portar en […]

  • milkman

Milkman · Anna Burns · Bookshop Girona

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«Milkman»: Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018. Brilliant! Entertaining and thought-provoking and-yes, funny!
In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman.

But when […]

  • la grande escapade

La grande escapade · Jean-Philippe Blondel · Librairie Girona

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«La grande escapade». Un roman qui sait faire ressentir » une époque charnière » , post – soixante- huitarde .Un bon témoignage qui devrait plaire à beaucoup .
On rit. C’est étonnant parce que, pris séparément, aucun d’entre eux ne pensait que la situation les pousserait à l’hilarité. Or, de façon […]

  • une bête au paradis

Une bête au paradis · Cécile Coulon · Librairie Girona

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«Une bête au paradis»: Un roman empli d’un souffle puissant, profond, hypnotique, à l’empreinte singulière.
Dans sa ferme isolée au bout d’un chemin de terre, appelée le Paradis, Emilienne élève seule ses deux petits-enfants, Blanche et Gabriel. Devenue adolescente, Blanche rencontre Alexandre, son premier amour. Mais, arrivé à l’âge adulte, le couple […]

  • paroles d'honneur

Paroles d’honneur · Leïla Slimani – Laetitia Coryn · Librairie Girona

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«Paroles d’honneur»: un ouvrage qui expose de manière claire un sujet qui fâche. Une initiative à saluer car beaucoup de ses victimes n’ont pas forcément la possibilité ou la force de s’exprimer.
Rabat, été 2015. Suite à la parution de son livre «Dans le jardin de l’ogre», un roman cru et audacieux […]

  • year of the monkey

Year of the Monkey · Patti Smith · Bookshop Girona

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«Year of the Monkey»: A beautiful meditation by Patti on the year she turned 70. A little treasure of a book.
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train. A profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.

Following a run of […]

  • the fate of fausto

The Fate of Fausto · Oliver Jeffers · Bookshop Girona

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«The Fate of Fausto»: A poingnant modern-day fable about greed and hubris.
There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.

“You are mine,” Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough […]

  • les victorieuses

Les victorieuses · Laetitia Colombani · Librairie Girona

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«Les victorieuses»: Des femmes en difficulté, des 4 coins du monde. Leur courage et leur solidarité qui apportent un supplément d’humanité à notre terre, avec les couleurs de l’espoir!
A 40 ans, Solène a tout sacrifié à sa carrière d’avocate : ses rêves, ses amis, ses amours. Un jour, elle craque, s’effondre. C’est […]

  • girl

Girl · Edna O’Brien · Bookshop Girona

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«Girl». Edna O’Brien’s hotly anticipated new novel, envisages the lives of the Boko Haram girls in a masterpiece of violence and tenderness.
I was a girl once, but not anymore.

So begins Girl, Edna O’Brien’s harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram.

Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this […]

  • the testaments

The Testaments · Margaret Atwood · Bookshop Girona

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«The Testaments». In this brilliant sequel to «THE HANDMAID’S TALE», Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power. But there are signs it is beginning […]

  • quichotte

Quichotte · Salman Rushdie · Bookshop Girona

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«Quichotte» by Salman Rushdie. Brilliant, beautiful, an absolutely thrilling journey. A layered book about reality/unreality, filled with literary and modern references, love and heroic road trip, among many other concepts.
In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love […]

  • soif

Soif · Amélie Nothomb · Librairie Girona

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«Soif»: Amélie Nothomb ose explorer, à la première personne, les états d’âme de Jésus au temps de sa passion. L’occasion d’une belle méditation sur ce que veut dire avoir un corps.
Pour éprouver la soif, il faut être vivant.» Amélie Nothomb

«On n’apprend des vérités si fortes qu’en ayant soif, qu’en éprouvant l’amour […]

  • The Flower Girls

The Flower Girls · Alice Clark-Platts · Bookshop Girona

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«The Flower Girls»: Phenomenal! A deep and clever exploration of a dark subject, by Alice Clark-Platts
In 1997, two little sisters aged 10 and 6 abducted and killed a two year old toddler. The older sister has been charged with the crime but the younger one, Rosie, was given a new […]

  • on the moon

On the Moon · Anna Milbourne · Bookshop Girona

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«On the Moon»: Usborne little board book. A sweet very first book about going to the Moon.
Zoom to the Moon and be back by bedtime with this exciting little board book. Combining illustrations by Benji Davies and real photographs of the Moon.

Young children can discover what it would be like to […]

  • I SEE THE MOON

I see the Moon: Poems and Rhymes for Bedtime · Rosalind Beardshow · Bookshop Girona

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«I see the Moon: poems and rhymes for bedtime». A beautifully illustrated collection of favourite night-time rhymes for little ones at bedtime.
A beautifully illustrated collection of favourite night-time rhymes for little ones at bedtime. Rosalind Beardshaw’s artwork features wonderful natural scenes, with adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled […]

  • from the earth to the moon

From the Earth to the Moon · Jules Vernes · Bookshop Girona

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«From the Earth to the Moon»: or a cannon for peace. The beautiful text from Jules Vernes, retold by Antonis Papatheodoulou and illustrated by Iris Samartzi.

Impey Barbicane thought of making the greatest cannon of them all. A powerful cannon not for war, but for peace, made to shoot not the […]

  • when we walked on the moon

When we walked on the Moon · David Long · Bookshop Girona

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«When we walked on the Moon». Discover the dangers, disasters, and triumphs of every moon mission in this nice book written by David Long and illustrated by Sam Kalda.
This book tells the story of the Apollo Missions. When incredible intelligence, engineering and bravery allowed humans to stand on the surface of something […]

  • the usborne book of the moon

The Usborne Book of the Moon · Laura Cowan · Bookshop Girona

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«The Usborne Book of the Moon»: Beautifully illustrated. Straightforward and informative, and preserves the magic of the moon.
For thousands of years, the Moon has been the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on our planet recognises. Trace the story of the Moon around the world and through history.

From […]

  • les aventures de tintin: on a marché sur la lune

Les aventures de Tintin: On a marché sur la Lune · Hergé · Librairie Girona

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«Les aventures de Tintin: On a marché sur la Lune». Exploration d’une nouvelle gravité, essai supersonique , grand et superbe retournement de dernier instant. Ce tome là promet bien des surprises.
«Les aventures de Tintin: on a marché sur la lune». La fusée a décollé de Syldavie, emportant Tintin, Haddock, Tournesol, Wolf […]

  • les aventures de tintin: objectif lune

Les aventures de Tintin: Objectif Lune · Hergé · Librairie Girona

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«Les aventures de Tintin: Objectif Lune». Hergé, génie visionnaire, signe un moment incontournable de la bande dessinée avec la mythique fusée rouge voguant vers la lune.
De retour de voyage, Tintin et le capitaine Haddock apprennent que le professeur Tournesol est parti pour la Syldavie où il leur demande de le rejoindre.
Ils […]

  • the moon landings

The Moon Landings: One Giant Leap · Colin Salter · Bookshop Girona

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«The Moon Landings: One Giant Leap». A book that explores the fascinating events that led up to the moon landing. Both scientific and political.
Since Apollo 11’s first ground-breaking moon landing in 1969, the world has been engrossed in space exploration. And infinitely curious about how we got there and what might […]

  • la jeune fille et la nuit

La jeune fille et la nuit · Guillaume Musso · Librairie Girona

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«La jeune fille et la nuit». Angoissant, très rythmé, ce nouveau suspense explore le destin de trois amis d’enfance liés par des secrets tragiques.
Un campus prestigieux figé sous la neige.
Trois amis liés par un secret tragique.
Une jeune fille emportée par la nuit.

Côte d’Azur – Hiver 1992.
Une nuit glaciale. Le campus […]

  • the curious charm of arthur pepper

The Curious Charm of Arthur Pepper · Phaedra Patrick · Bookshop Girona

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«The Curious Charm of Arthur Pepper»: A fabulous sort of story that makes life a little more bright and beautiful. A tale to savor, ripe with imagination and adventure; bursts of humor and touches of sorrow.
In this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper […]

  • magari domani resto

Magari domani resto · Lorenzo Marone · Libreria Girona

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«Magari domani resto». Lorenzo Marone si fa leggere con dolcezza e profondità. Tempo un paio di pagine e ti innamori. E ti riconosci.
Chiamarsi Luce non è affatto semplice, specie se di carattere non sei sempre solare. E peggio ancora se di cognome fai Di Notte. Uno dei tanti scherzi di […]

  • the akimbo adventures

The Akimbo Adventures · Alexander McCall Smith · Bookshop Girona

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«The Akimbo Adventures», by Alexander McCall Smith. A great book that teaches pupils about wild animals and the threats to animals in the wild.
Three classic adventure tales from the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now together in paperback for the first time.

Imagine living in the heart of Africa. Imagine […]

  • if cats disappeared from the world

If Cats Disappeared from the World · Genki Kawamura · Bookshop Girona

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«If Cats Disappeared from the World». A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.
Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he […]