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  • YEAR OF THE MONKEY
    PATTI SMITH
    u003cbu003eu003ciu003eNew York Timesu003c/iu003e Best Selleru003cbru003e u003cbru003e From the National Book Award-winning author of u003ciu003eJust Kidsu003c/iu003e and u003ciu003eM Trainu003c/iu003e, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e Following a...
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    15,25 €

  • THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY
    SIOBHAN DOWD
    Quan la tieta Gloria i el seu fill Salim venen a Londres des de Manchester, camí cap a Nova York, es queden a la casa de la germana de Gloria, Faith, que viu amb el seu marit i els seus fills, Kat, una noia adolescent, i Ted, de 12 anys i una mica especial. Al dia següent els nois i les seves mares van a la nòria de Londres, el London Eye i mentre les mares prenen cafè, els jov...
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    10,40 €

  • THE CHILDREN ACT
    MCEWAN, IAN
    El títol d’aquest penúltim llibre de l’autor britànic Ian McEwan fa referència a “The Children Act 1989”, un acte amb el qual el parlament anglès defineix les funcions atribuïdes a les entitats locals, als tribunals, als pares i a les agències del Regne Unit per garantir i promoure el benestar dels menors. El jutge Maye s’enfronta al cas d’Adam Henry, un noi de 17 anys que, aju...
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    12,15 €

  • THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
    FOLLETT, KEN
    A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece.A MASON WITH A DREAM1135 and civil war, famine and religious strife abound. With his family on the verge of starvation, mason Tom Builder dreams of the day that he can use...
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    14,15 €

  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
    J D SALINGER
    Witty, wise and bittersweet, The Catcher in the Rye is the ultimate American coming-of-age novel - a timeless classic'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel...
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    12,30 €

  • THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
    O'FARRELL, MAGGIE
    A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD A top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O'Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. 'A complex, riveting novel of love and hope that grips at the heart' The Sunday Times A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette ...
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    12,75 €

  • TRAINSPOTTING
    WELSH, IRVINE
    The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle's hit filmChoose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin...
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    13,35 €

  • A LITTLE LIFE
    YANAGIHARA, HANYA
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2016.Finalist for the National Book Awards 2015.The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York...
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    12,95 €

  • MANHATTAN TRANSFER
    DOS PASSOS, JOHN
    A modernist masterwork that has more in common with films than traditional novels, John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer includes an introduction by Jay McInerney in Penguin Modern Classics.A colourful, multi-faceted chronicle of New York in the early 1920s, Manhattan Transfer ranks with James Joyce's Ulysses as a powerful and often lyrical meditation on the modern city. Using ex...
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    16,49 €

  • BELOVED
    MORRISON, TONI
    Discover Toni Morrison's most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature.'An American masterpiece' AS ByattIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby...
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    13,75 €

  • THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
    BOYNE, JOHN
    When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitle...
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    11,85 €

  • LEVIATHAN
    AUSTER PAUL
    'Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin . . .'The explosion that detonates the narrative of Paul Auster's remarkable novel also ends the life of its hero, Benjamin Sachs, and brings two FBI agents to the home of one of Sachs's oldest friends, the writer Peter Aaron. What follows is Aaron's story, an intricate, subtle and gripping investi...
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    7,88 €

  • FOX 8
    SAUNDERS, GEORGE
    An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea CardinalFox 8 has always been curious, and a bit of a daydreamer. And, by hiding outside houses at dusk and listening to children's bedtime stories, he has learned to speak 'Yuman'.The power of words and the stories...
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    13,35 €

  • AMERICAN PASTORAL
    PHILIP ROTH
    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEPhilip Roth's masterpiece provides a piercing look into the promises of prosperity, civic order and domesticity in twentieth century America'Swede' Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, his demanding yet highly rewarding (and lucrative) business, his sporting prowess, his good looks. He is the embo...
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    13,50 €

  • EAT, PRAY, LOVE: EAT PRAY LOVE
    GILBERT, ELIZABETH
    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and...
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    11,85 €

  • CLOCK DANCE
    TYLER, ANNE
    BOOK OF THE YEAR IN 7 NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS** The Sunday Times bestseller ** BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime **A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue ThreadWilla Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-o...
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    25,65 €

  • SONG OF ICE & FIRE - A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD - BOOK 3 PART 2
    MARTIN, GEORGE R. R.
    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.'Colossal, staggering . . . one of the greats' SFXThe Starks are scattered.Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must...
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    13,50 €

  • SONG OF ICE & FIRE - A STORM OF SWORDS:STEEL AND SNOW BOOK 3 PART 1
    MARTIN, GEORGE R.R.
    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A STORM OF SWORDS: STEEL AND SNOW is the FIRST part of the third volume in the series.'Martin has captured the imagination of millions' GuardianWinter approaches Westeros like an angry beast.The Seven Kingdoms ...
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    14,85 €

  • ORIGIN PB
    BROWN, DAN
    Sunday Times #1 BestsellerNew York Times #1 BestsellerThe spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.'Fans will not be disappointed' The TimesRobert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The eve...
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    11,90 €

  • WHAT I LOVED
    HUSTVEDT, SIRI
    REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, with a new afterword by the authorIn 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work, tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a life-long friendship.This is the story of their intense and troubled relationship, of the women in their liv...
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    13,50 €

  • HANDMAIDS TALE
    ATWOOD, MARGARET
    The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first c...
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    10,00 €

  • ONLY STORY
    BARNES, JULIAN
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.As he grows older, the...
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    13,35 €

  • MERMAID AND MRS HANCOCK
    IMOGEN HERMES GOWAR
    'A cracking historical novel - with a twinge of the surreal - about passion and obsession' The TimesSHORLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock finds one of his captains waiting eagerly on his doorstep. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlo...
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    13,35 €

  • THE GLOVEMAKER
    WEISGARBER, ANN
    From the critically acclaimed author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree comes The Glovemaker - a stunning historical novel for fans of Cold Mountain.For almost four years, men came to my cabin carrying trouble on their backs, each one haunted and looking over his shoulder . . . They showed up during the spring, they appeared in the summer and early fall. But never now, ne...
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    22,95 €

  • LADDER TO THE SKY
    BOYNE, JOHN
    'A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation.' Hannah Beckerman, Observer*You've heard the old proverb about ambition, that it's like setting a ladder to the sky. It can lead to a long and painful fall.If you look hard enough, you will find stories...
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    13,35 €

  • ORLANDO
    WOOLF, VIRGINIA
    As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, 36-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as ...
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    11,00 €

  • 4321
    AUSTER, PAUL
    El 3 de Març de 1947 va neixer l’ Archibald Ferguson, fill de Rose i Stanley al Beth Israel Hospital. Des del principi, la vida d’en Ferguson agafa quatre camins independents. Quatre Fergusons idèntics, amb el mateix ADN, quatre nois que són el mateix noi, porten quatre vides paral·leles i diferents. Cada Ferguson s’enamora de la magnifica Amy Schneiderman. Però cada Ferguson t...
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    9,95 €

  • COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI
    MURAKAMI, HARUKI
    In high school, Tsukuru Tazaki belonged to an extremely tight-knit group of friends who pledged to stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from his first year of college in Tokyo, he finds that they want nothing to do with him. Something has changed, but nobody will tell him what - and he never sees them again. Years later, Tsukuru has become a successful engineer,...
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    18,00 €

  • BOOK 4: FEAST FOR CROWS OF A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
    MARTIN, GEORGE R R
    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series.'When the writing is this good, it's worth the wait' Entertainment WeeklyThe Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne.The war in the Seven Kingdoms has bu...
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    14,85 €

  • A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: PART 1 DREAMS AND DUST DREAMS AND DUST: BOOK 5 OF A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
    MARTIN, GEORGE R R
    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the FIRST part of the fifth volume in the series.'Richly satisfying and utterly engrossing' Sunday TimesIn the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging f...
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    14,85 €