Stella Mia

Author: Rosanna Chiofalo
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781617738630
Size: 20.20 MB
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Rosanna Chiofalo's poignant, beautifully written novel evokes the stunning scenery of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands and tells of mothers and daughters, love and sacrifice--and the choices that resound across continents and through generations. Julia Parlatone doesn't have much to remember her Italian mother by. A grapevine that Sarina planted still flourishes in the backyard of Julia's childhood home in Astoria, Queens. And there's a song, "Stella Mia," she recalls her mother singing--my star, my star, you are the most beautiful star--until the day she left three-year-old Julia behind and returned to Italy for good. Now a happily married school teacher, Julia tries not to dwell on a past she can't change or on a mother who chose to leave. But in an old trunk in the family basement, she discovers items that belonged to her mother--a song book, Tarot cards, a Sicilian folk costume--and a diary. Sarina writes unflinchingly of her harsh childhood and of a first, passionate love affair;of blissful months spent living in the enchanting coastal resort town of Taormina and the unspoiled Aeolian Islands north of Sicily as well as the reasons she came to New York. By the diary's end, Julia knows she must track down her mother in Italy and piece together the rest of the complex, bittersweet truth--a journey that, for better or worse, will change her own life forever. Praise For The Novels Of Rosanna Chiofalo Carissima "What a glorious novel this is. It's a celebration of life, love and unlikely friendship through the eyes of two very different women. Yet their similarities bind them together and will endear them to readers long after the last page is turned. Bravissima for Carissima!" --Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author "Fantastico! I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson, # 1 New York Times bestselling author Bella Fortuna "Chiofalo brings the Italian immigrant community and neighborhoods richly to life." --Publishers Weekly "Reading Rosanna Chiofalo's depiction of a modern Italian-American family is like digging into a fresh bowl of pasta--warm, welcome, and satisfying. A deeply felt debut that affirms the importance of friends and family--Italian-style." --Lisa Verge Higgins, author of Random Acts of Kindness "Well-drawn characters. . .A charmer." --BookPage "Sometimes tough, sometimes tender, always heartfelt and honest, Bella Fortuna is a lively, finely-stitched tale of life and love, family and friendship, and a zest for cose Italiane!" --Peter Pezzelli, author of Home to Italy

Stella Cadente Niemals Darf Es Sein

Author: Justine Copper
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736835887
Size: 13.88 MB
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Sanfte Romantik, prickelnde Erotik und das frühlinghafte Flair einer wunderschönen Stadt: Florenz. Für die Studentin Lili Callum bricht eine Welt zusammen, als sie nach dem Tod ihres Vaters erfährt, dass dieser nicht ihr leiblicher Vater war. Stattdessen ist sie das Produkt einer leidenschaftlichen, aber kurzweiligen Affäre ihrer Mutter mit einem heißblütigen Italiener. Und so reist Lili in die Stadt, in der alles begann: Florenz. Dort begegnet sie dem attraktiven Cafébesitzer Matteo. Zwischen ihnen knistert es sofort und sie kommen sich bereits am ersten Abend sehr nahe. Zu nahe. Denn eine bittere Wahrheit über Matteo reißt ihr den Boden unter den Füßen weg. Obwohl die Sehnsucht nach ihm immer stärker in ihr brennt, und obwohl auch er die gleichen leidenschaftlichen Gefühle für sie hegt wie sie für ihn, darf sie nicht mit ihm zusammen sein. Niemals. Oder vielleicht doch? Trotz aller widrigen Umstände begibt sich Lili auf die Suche. Nach ihrem Vater, nach der Wahrheit, und vor allen Dingen nach sich selbst.

Per Seguire La Mia Stella

Author: Laura Bosio
Publisher: Guanda
ISBN: 9788823518889
Size: 15.67 MB
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Il romanzo che riscopre una straordinaria figura femminile sullo sfondo del Rinascimento italiano Si respira aria di melodramma in questo romanzo che, tra Storia e invenzione, riporta in vita passioni e intrighi del Rinascimento italiano e una straordinaria figura femminile a lungo dimenticata. Siamo a Lucca, città dalle cento torri e dalle cento chiese, dai bastioni possenti, ricchissima e spietata, devota e ribelle, fiera della sua indipendenza. Nel 1515, proprio a Lucca, nasce una donna simile alla sua città, orgogliosa e non domata, condannata a una vita controcorrente dal suo stesso essere donna e da un precoce talento poetico. Figlia di mercanti che esportano le loro finissime stoffe in tutta Europa, Chiara Matraini non è nobile né cortigiana, le sole condizioni che le permetterebbero un riconoscimento pubblico. Nel suo destino c’è un futuro di moglie e madre con un’oscura vita tra le mura di un palazzo. Invece Chiara, forte degli studi che i genitori le hanno consentito, decide di diventare una letterata, di più, una poetessa, pubblicando con il suo nome un volume di Rime che ottiene molti consensi. Una scelta che paga duramente, senza smettere mai di lottare, per amore del figlio, della poesia e dell’uomo a cui si lega dopo la morte del marito, suscitando scandalo. Attorno a lei, un mondo in rapido cambiamento, tra la scoperta di terre fino ad allora sconosciute, la finanza nascente, le inquietudini artistiche, le guerre di dominio e gli aspri conflitti religiosi.

Sustainability

Author: Jeremy L. Caradonna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199372423
Size: 19.67 MB
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The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.

Beneath The Glitter

Author: Elle Fowler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250016331
Size: 20.68 MB
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From internet stars Elle and Blair Fowler comes a scintillating new novel that takes readers Beneath the Glitter of the glitzy L.A. social scene. Welcome to a place where dreams are made. And where nothing—and no one—is ever what it seems. After their make-up and fashion videos went viral on YouTube, sisters Sophia and Ava London are thrust into the exclusive life of the Los Angeles elite. Here fabulous parties, air kisses, paparazzi and hot guys all come with the scene. Sophia finds herself torn between a gorgeous bartender and a millionaire playboy, and Ava starts dating an A-list actor. But as they're about to discover, the life they've always dreamed of comes with a cost. Beneath the glitter of the Hollywood social scene lies a world of ruthless ambition, vicious gossip...and betrayal. Someone close to them, someone they trust, is working in the shadows to bring the London sisters falling down. And once the betrayal is complete, Sophia and Ava find themselves knee-deep in a scandal that could take away everything they care about, including the one thing that matters most—each other.