Una Rosa Blanca Una Rosa Negra Finalista I Premio La Trama Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Una rosa blanca, una rosa negra
Author: Federico Correa Gil de Biedma
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490690618
Year: 2015-06-05
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Dos crímenes ocurridos con dieciséis años de diferencia traen de cabeza a la inspectora Rocío Prados que no está por la labor de abandonar... **Novela finalista del I premio La Trama** Costa cantábrica, 1970. Después de tres días desaparecida, el cuerpo de Alma Mateo, de trece años, aparece en la orilla del mar a los pies de un acantilado. Aún llevaba puesto el uniforme del internado El Bosque donde cursaba sus estudios de verano. Sobre su tumba, Leonora, la directora del pabellón femenino deposita un par de ramos; uno de rosas blancas y otro de rosas negras. La investigación oficial llevada a cabo por la Guardia Civil, establece en su informe final que la causa de la muerte pudo deberse o bien a un suicidio, o a un mero accidente al caer al vacío. Sin embargo, a pesar del informe oficial, todo apunta a que las causas reales fueron otras bien distintas. Madrid, 1986. Aparecen en las calles de la capital los cadáveres de tres individuos sin aparente relación entre ellos. A simple vista, parecen meros suicidios, excepto para Rocío Prados, primera mujer en España que llega al cargo de subinspectora de policía. Sobre el cuerpo sin vida de cada uno de los fallecidos, hallan una rosa blanca y una rosa negra. De nuevo, la policía se encuentra con las manos atadas. Las altas instancias políticas, desean a toda costa interrumpir la investigación y dar el caso por cerrado. Rocío Prados no está por la labor, convencida de que las rosas no están ahí por casualidad, no parará hasta descubrir una relación directa entre el supuesto suicidio de Alma y los cadáveres aparecidos dieciséis años después. Abandonar no pasa por su cabeza.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Mizan Qanita
ISBN: 6024021135
Pages: 424
Year: 2018-08-24
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Meski keajaiban medis mampu mengecilkan tumornya dan membuatnya Hazel bertahan hidup beberapa tahun lagi, Hazel Grace tetap putus asa. Hazel merasa tak ada gunanya lagi dia hidup di dunia. Namun ketika kelindan nasib mempertemukannya dengan Augustus Waters di Grup Pendukung Anak-anak Penderita Kanker, hidup Hazel berubah 180 derajat. Mencerahkan, berani dan menggugah, The Fault in Our Stars dengan brilian mengeksplorasi kelucuan, ketegangan, juga tragisnya hidup dan cinta.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Author: Jessica Townsend
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316508861
Pages: 480
Year: 2017-10-31
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An instant New York Times bestseller! "A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
The Dream of the Celt
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466816163
Pages: 368
Year: 2012-06-05
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A subtle and enlightening novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world—especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon—but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s. In The Dream of the Celt, Mario Vargas Llosa, who has long been regarded as one of Latin America's most vibrant, provocative, and necessary literary voices—a fact confirmed when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010—brings this complex character to life as no other writer can. A masterful work, sharply translated by Edith Grossman, The Dream of the Celt tackles a controversial man whose story has long been neglected, and, in so doing, pushes at the boundaries of the historical novel.
Exemplary Novels
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Pages: 479
Year: 1822
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A Simple Favor
Author: Darcey Bell
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062497790
Pages: 304
Year: 2017-03-21
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Soon to be a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding, and directed by Paul Feig "Riveting and brilliantly structured, A Simple Favor is an edge-of-your seat domestic thriller about a missing wife and mother that relies on a rotating cast of unreliable narrators to ingeniously examine the cost of competitive mom-friends, the toll of ordinary marital discontent and the fallacy of the picture-perfect, suburban family."—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together—just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn’t come back. She doesn’t answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong—Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily’s husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It’s the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over. Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems. A Simple Favor is a remarkable tale of psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.
The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud
Author: Julia Navarro
Publisher: Seal Books
ISBN: 0385673949
Pages: 576
Year: 2011-02-04
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One of History’s Most Sacred Treasures. . . An Age-Old Secret Conspiracy. . . Now the Truth Is Revealed. . . . Marco Valoni, chief of Italy’s Art Crimes Department, is convinced that a fire in the Cathedral of Turin that leaves a strangely mutilated, unidentifiable body on the scene was no accident. It is only the last in a long line of mishaps, going back over a hundred years, that have occurred in the church – which happens to be home to what millions of the faithful believe is that authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Valoni and his crack team of specialists embark on an investigation that soon leads them into dangerous territory, territory controlled by some of the most powerful men in the world. Not only do they discover evidence of a secret Christian sect that traces its priests to the very disciples of Jesus himself, but also that the Knights Templar – supposedly destroyed forever when Philip the Fair of France watched their last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, burn at the stake in 1314 – may not have disappeared at all, and may indeed be very much alive and active in the 21st century. Julia Navarro skillfully weaves the Italians’ thrilling present-day investigation with the spine-tingling history of the Holy Shroud itself, and with a chilling tale of ancient rivals, equally devoted to the relic, and equally willing to sacrifice anything – perhaps even their immortal souls–to possess it. From communities of the Middle East founded by Jesus himself, to medieval Byzantium, to the highest councils of the Vatican and the boardrooms that run the world today, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is a provocative page-turner of the highest order – one that will challenge you to believe. "The screams of the tortured men echoed within the thick walls of the dungeons. How many days had passed since they were arrested? The Templars had lost count. . . . A man, his face concealed by a hood, watched the suffering of the knights from the shadows, these knights who had once wielded their swords and risked their very lives to defend the Cross. Reveling in their torment, sick with avarice and cruelty, Philippe signaled the torturers to go on…. Broken and bloodied, Jacques de Molay could hardly see, but he sensed who it was beneath the hood. A smile came to the Grand Master’s lips when the king demanded that he confess where he had hidden the holy shroud of Jesus. At last Philippe saw that it was futile to continue. De Molay would not yield…. Fire began to burn the Templars’ ravaged flesh. Jacques de Molay’s eyes remained fixed on Philippe, and before him and the people of Paris the Grand Master proclaimed his innocence and called down divine justice on the king of France and Pope Clement, summoning them to stand with him before the judgment of God within the year. A shiver ran down Philippe’s spine as de Molay’s words rang out. No, God could not be on the side of these Templars, these heretics. He, Philippe, king of France, was obeying the laws of the Church. But was he obeying the laws of God?" —From The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud From the Hardcover edition.
The Cat Who Liked Rain
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Galaxy
ISBN: 1405664045
Pages: 144
Year: 2010
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This is the story of young Lukas, who gets a most precious present for his birthday, a black kitten which he calls Night. Lukas becomes very attached to Night, so when Night disappears, Lukas is desperate and searches for him everywhere.
The Emperor's Railroad
Author: Guy Haley
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1466891971
Pages: 178
Year: 2016-04-19
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Global war devastated the environment, a zombie-like plague wiped out much of humanity, and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill. But that was a thousand years ago, and the world is now a very different place. Conflict between city states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land. Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities. Homes of the angels, bastion outposts of heaven on Earth. Or so the church claims. Very few go in, and nobody ever comes out. Until now... "Haley serves up equal helpings of horror, fantasy adventure, and SF in this stark, intriguing story of a ruined Earth where the remaining humans are determined to survive." - Publishers Weekly “Entertaining and exciting... If grim-dark is your thing, then this is a great read for you.” – Bull-Spec At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Monte Carlo
Author: Peter Terrin
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 0857054384
Pages: 176
Year: 2017-05-04
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It is the Monaco Grand Prix in May 1968. Jack Preston, a mechanic for Team Sutton, is making the final checks on his car as the beau monde mingles with the drivers under the eyes of the world's press and the galleries of spectators. DeeDee, a starlet of great beauty, seems to be walking towards him, or perhaps towards the royal box. Without warning a fireball rips across the starting grid. Preston will always bear the scars as a consequence of his unthinking heroism, his saving the life and the beauty of the girl, but details of the accident remain vague - no photographs capturing the moment have come to light. Weeks later, Preston emerges from hospital and goes home to his wife in a remote English village from which the drab atmosphere of the 1950s has yet to recede. There, as he slowly recovers, he awaits word from his employers and some sign of DeeDee's gratitude, an acknowledgment that it was he who saved her life. This is an unsettlingly beautiful story of obsession by an acknowledged master of classical restraint. Translated from the Dutch by David Doherty
The Hand of Fatima
Author: Ildefonso Falcones
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407055771
Pages: 976
Year: 2011-03-17
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Snared between two cultures and two loves, one man is forced to choose... 1564, the Kingdom of Granada. After years of Christian oppression, the Moors take arms and daub the white houses of Sierra Nevada with the blood of their victims. Amidst the conflict is young Hernando, the son of an Arab woman and the Christian priest who raped her. He is despised and regularly beaten by his own step-father for his 'tainted' heritage. Fuelled with the love of the beautiful Fatima, Hernando hatches a plan to unite the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity...
Author: Eric Jarosinski
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802190839
Pages: 172
Year: 2015-09-08
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In the past society had aphorisms, today we have this hilarious yet deeply profound collection of tweets from the hugely popular @NeinQuarterly. Nein. A Manifesto is the brainchild of Eric Jarosinski, the self-described “failed intellectual” behind @NeinQuarterly, a “Compendium of Utopian Negation” that uses the aphoristic potential of Twitter to plumb the existential abyss of modern life—and finds it bottomless. Stridently hopeless and charmingly dour, Nein. A Manifesto is an irreverent philosophical investigation into our most urgent questions. And the least. Inspired by the aphorisms of Nietzsche, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno, Jarosinski’s short-form style reinvents philosophy for a world doomed to distraction. Nein. A Manifesto will be packaged as an attractive small-format hardcover, with a handful of Jarosinski’s aphorisms laid out on each page. Critical thinkers, lovers of language, bibliophiles, manics and depressives alike will be drawn to this compelling, witty, and often hilarious translation of digital into print. Theory into praxis. And tragedy into farce.
Revista latinoamericana de literatura infantil y juvenil
Year: 1995
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Queen Cocaine
Author: Nuria Amat, Peter Bush
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872864359
Pages: 222
Year: 2005-03-01
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2002 winner of the city of Barcelona Prize for Best Novel of the Year
Singing from the Well
Author: Reinaldo Arenas
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Pages: 206
Year: 1988
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Overwhelmed by the cruelty of his family, a young boy tries to escape to a fantasy world in the hills surrounding his home

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