O Assassinato de Pitágoras é um fascinante thriller histórico, baseado em factos reais. Transporta-nos até à Grécia Antiga e à vida de Pitágoras, uma figura incontornável que muito contribuiu para o avanço da humanidade. Corre o ano de 510 a. C. em Crotona, uma das colónias da Magna Grécia, no mar Jónico. Pitágoras, com 70 anos, está prestes a escolher o seu sucessor entre os melhores dos seus discípulos quando, de súbito, estes começam a ser assassinados. Por detrás dos crimes está uma mente obscura e poderosa e, para resolver o caso, Pitágoras contrata os serviços de Akenon, um famoso investigador egípcio. Juntamente com a filha mais nova de Pitágoras, Ariadna, vão tentar descobrir a identidade e a motivação do misterioso assassino que ameaça toda a comunidade pitagórica e a vida do seu próprio mestre. Mistério, enigmas, intriga, paixão, erotismo... e muito suspense num thriller prodigioso sobre o grande génio de Pitágoras, o homem que há 2500 anos dominava os conhecimentos mais profundos do seu tempo e cuja influência perdura até aos nossos dias. Este livro foi Finalista do Prémio Planeta.
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Author: James J Irwin
Publisher: Penny A Page Marketing
Release Date: 2016-12-25
Century Systems Publishing y Penny A Page Marketing Present: La Trilogía de Búsqueda Santa La Historia La búsqueda santa que pone ventajas en Escocia antes de que esto fuera Escocia y conocido como Picts o Pictland la primera historia de en la serie de la Trilogía. La búsqueda tiene a un héroe cuando todas las novelas hacen; pero esta historia trae a nuestro héroe; el Eire-The-Sea a una búsqueda, para saber sobre una persona él oyó que murió y vivió otra vez en una tierra extranjera llamada Palestina en el año de Publius Sulpicius Quirinius setecientos cincuenta y tres años después de la fundación del Imperio romano (AUC).. La historia comienza con invasores a su isla y nuestro héroe es un héroe reacio, pero su juego de habilidad de la lengua, se lo ofrece para la búsqueda para conocer a estos invasores por su pueblo. La historia es históricamente, geográficamente y tiempo que pone tan exacto como posible, el autor que ha estudiado el sujeto más de cincuenta años antes de escribir la novela. Nuestro héroe, Eire-of-The-Sea; el héroe reacio desde luego repiques la cebolla de verdad para descubrir a esta persona por algunos de sus seguidores. La novela ha incluido la mayor parte del históricamente personas de hecho rociadas de algunos carácteres ficticios para ligar la novela juntos en una novela de aventura, drama, precisión teológica, bíblica. Si usted busca un fantástico leído sobre Jesús y sus seguidores, intenta esta novela. Sdi, Mercadotecnia de Penique de página de presidente www.penny-a-page.org
Author: Concha López Narváez
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Dos bellos sauces daban vida al jardín de la mansión Twin Willows Manor, pero también escondían algo terrorífico. El día que, por accidente, una excavadora derriba uno de aquellos bellos árboles, la vida de Ernest Morrison da un giro de ciento ochenta grados. Un cadáver, un juicio, miles de recuerdos, testimonios dolorosos, mentiras y un acusado que se niega a hablar son los ingredientes de esta novela de intriga que arrastra al lector hasta el inesperado final. Tema: Policías y detectives Tratamiento: Misterio y terror Valores: Desarrollo de la sensibilidad social
Author: Jack London
Release Date: 2007
Jack London wrote this celebrated novel in 1903. It's considered one of his best stories and has become one of the world's most popular American classics. The call of the wild is the thrilling story of Buck, a domestic dog from California kidnapped and thrust into the harsh, physical world of the Yukon, a land of danger and ferocity, a land of wolves, blizzards, and treacherous frozen rivers that swallow up entire dog teams. Here is where Buck must learn to survive. He must become as wild and vicious as the wilderness that surrounds him ... or die!
Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all time, Christie's masterpiece of murder and suspense is available in this newly packaged paperback. Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die--and before the weekend is out, there will be none.
Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Anita de la Torre nunca cuestionó su libertad viviendo en la República Dominicana. Pero al cumplir doce años de edad en 1960, la mayoría de sus familiares han emigrado a Estados Unidos, su tío Toni ha desaparecido sin dejar rastro y la policía secreta del gobierno aterroriza a su familia restante dada su presunta oposición a la dictadura de Trujillo. Utilizando la fuerza y el valor de su familia, Anita debe vencer sus miedos y volar hacia la libertad, dejando atrás todo lo que alguna vez había conocido. De la renombrada autora Julia Alvarez llega una historia inolvidable sobre la adolescencia, la perseverancia y la lucha de una niña por su libertad.
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Release Date: 2014-10-15
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work.
When Adriana, a brilliant young archaeologist, accepts a position at the Museum of Archaeology in her hometown of Santander, Spain, she never imagines that her new boss has lived through the history she can only study.Iago, the charismatic technical director of the museum, is more than ten thousand years old but appears to be only thirty-five. Iago and his family are longevos—people who never seem to age after reaching adulthood. The ancient family is divided: Iago's brother and sister seek the source of their longevity in hopes of creating more like themselves, while Iago and his father fear the repercussions of the true Fountain of Youth. A dangerous game of power and knowledge that has played out over eons becomes even more complicated when Adriana attracts both brothers' attention—and learns their secret. Filled with science, history, and passion, The Immortal Collection transports the reader through time and space, from the days of cavemen, through the Roaring Twenties, to the charming plazas of contemporary Spain. Ancient history meets cutting-edge research in this modern love story and sweeping historical saga.
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
Author: Félix J. Palma
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-06-30
When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist of The Map of Chaos does all he can to speak to her one last time. He needs to confess the secret he did not dare tell her while she was alive. In Victorian London, when spiritualism was at its height, a session with the most renowned medium of all time seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, a mysterious book that he is desperate to find. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and of course by H.G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind. They alone can discover the means to save the world and to find the path that will reunite the lovers separated by death. The Map of Chaos is a thrilling adventure in which the author, displaying his customary talent for writing and subtle humour, mixes impossible loves, non-stop action, true ghosts and fake mediums in an explosive cocktail that is sure to captivate readers all over the world. Or as the mysterious narrator of this novel might put it, of all possible worlds.