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O silêncio de Julia
Author: Pierre Coran, Mélanie Florian
ISBN: 8532279856
Pages: 29
Year: 2011
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Júlia é uma garota feliz, mas vive solitária. Pássaros cantam no jardim, mas ela não pode ouvi-los. Ela também não escuta o ronronar do gato, o latido do cachorro, a buzina dos carros, o ruído dos aviões. Júlia é deficiente auditiva. A chegada de seu novo vizinho, André, a deixa animada. Finalmente, terá um companheiro de brincadeiras. Mas será fácil essa aproximação?
And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626275
Pages: 448
Year: 2013-05-21
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
The Silence of the Rain
Author: Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466850302
Pages: 272
Year: 2013-07-09
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A Brazilian bestseller, this sophisticated story of murder, sex, and corruption introduces a riveting new crime series. In a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, corporate executive Ricardo Carvalho is found dead in his car, a bullet in his head. It appears that he has been robbed and murdered. But the clues are few. The gun and his briefcase are nowhere to be found -- just the kind of case that is always assigned to Inspector Espinosa. Not your typical detective, the world-weary Espinosa has the mind of a philosopher, the heart of a romantic, and enough experience to realize that things are rarely as they first seem. As Espinosa attempts to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Carvalho and his secretary, Rose, who disappeared shortly afterward, he discovers that the businessman had recently taken out a million-dollar life insurance policy. And there's another complication: Espinosa's attraction to Carvalho's beautiful widow, who is also one of the prime suspects. When two more bodies turn up, Espinosa is forced to shift the investigation into high gear before anyone else becomes a casualty. Hurtling to a surprising and satisfying conclusion, The Silence of the Rain is an intelligent, unconventional detective novel with a distinctly Latin American flavor and a colorful, exciting locale. In Espinosa, America is about to meet an irresistible new sleuth.
The Sound of Silence
Author: Katrina Goldsaito
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316271292
Pages: 40
Year: 2016-08-02
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"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.
The Silence of Mary
Author: Ignacio Larranaga
ISBN: 1941457010
Year: 2015-09-01
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To Catch an Heiress
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061754153
Pages: 384
Year: 2009-10-13
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When Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft, she doesn't even try to elude this dangerously handsome agent of the crown. After all, she's been running from unwanted marriage proposals. Yes, Blake believes she's a notorious spy named Carlotta De Leon, but for six weeks until her twenty-first birthday, when she'll gain control of her fortune, hiding out in the titillating company of a mysterious captor is awfully convenient -- and maybe just a little romantic, too. Blake Ravenscroft's mission is to bring "Carlotta" to justice, not to fall in love. His heart has been hardened by years of intrigue, but this little temptress proves oddly disarming and thoroughly kissable. And suddenly the unthinkable becomes possible -- that this mismatched Couple might be destined for love.
Prince Silencio
Author: Anne Herbauts, Claudia Z. Bedrick
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN: 1592700551
Pages: 28
Year: 2006
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A modern fairy tale that invites children to think about language, noise, and silence.
Silent in the Grave
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1460393457
Pages: 400
Year: 2015-08-17
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Return to the beginning of Deanna Raybourn's adored Lady Julia Grey's Victorian mystery series, and be carried off by adventure… "Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. " These ominous words are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.
The Guardian
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
ISBN: 0446527793
Pages: 384
Year: 2003
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When a young widow finally takes a chance on new love, her life becomes a living nightmare as one man's jealousy spins into a deadly obsession. The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Nights in Rodanthe" explores a darker realm of the heart in this explosive and emotional tale.
The Complete Hush, Hush Saga
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471121615
Pages: 1744
Year: 2013-12-19
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Enter the realm of fallen angels and rising passions with this boxed set that includes Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence, and Finale. A gripping saga that chronicles the destiny of Nora and Patch from the beginning of their relationship to the dire events ~ and forces ~ that threaten to tear them apart, this collection of all four Hush, Hush books is the perfect present for loyal fans and series newcomers. Praise for Hush, Hush: 'A rollercoaster of twists and turns...a great, new and different novel' Sunday Express 'A fast-paced, exhilarating read...fans of paranormal romance should be rapt' Publishers Weekly 'Absolutely brilliant!' BellaAndEdward.com Praise for Crescendo: 'Dark, sexy and compelling' The Bookseller 'Great sexual tension… hot, tense and moreish' The Bookbag Praise for Silence: 'An action packed suspenseful story that had my eyes glued to the page and tears falling…Silence is another fascinating, memorable, heart-breaking, story.' Dark Readers 'The perfect escape into fantasy and a love that can break all boundaries.' Sugarscape Praise for Finale: 'Finale was everything I hoped it would be and more. I have been a fan of the Hush, Hush series since the beginning and Finale was the perfect, well, finale.' Bookbabblers 'By far my favorite book in the entire series, it brings all of the elements of the story to a fantastic conclusion.' Book Angel Booktopia 'Fitzpatrick is an awesome author, and her writing constantly kept me turning the pages addictively.' Once Upon a Bookcase
Diario De Uma Escrava
Author: Ro Mierling
ISBN: 8594540191
Pages: 224
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No Brasil, todo ano, 250 mil pessoas desaparecem sem deixar vestígios. Desse total, 40 mil são menores de idade, dos quais um terço são meninas destinadas a fins sexuais. Muitas escapam ou são encontradas, contando histórias terríveis; outras nunca mais são vistas com vida. Laura foi raptada e jogada no fundo de um buraco por um completo desconhecido. Ela vê sua vida mudar, e passa a descrever com detalhes íntimos cada dia, cada ato, cada dor que o sequestro e o aprisionamento lhe fazem passar. Estevão é um homem casado e trabalhador, mas que guarda em seu íntimo uma personalidade psicopata. Ele percorre ruas e cidades se apossando da vida de meninas ainda muito jovens. Mergulhando fundo nessa fantasia, ele destrói vidas, famílias e sonhos, deixando atrás de si um rastro de dor e morte. Narrado em forma de diário, o livro acompanha os momentos mais cruciais da vida de Laura, período em que algo dentro dela também se modifica de uma forma inimaginável em busca da sobrevivência. Publicado originalmente na plataforma digital Wattpad, "Diário de uma Escrava" apresenta um retrato duro, cruel, abominável, mas infelizmente mais comum do que se imagina, no Brasil e em todo o mundo. A obra de Rô Mierling é, acima de tudo, um alerta para todas as mulheres. Através dele, a autora denuncia os diversos tipos de violência que muitas mulheres são obrigadas a suportar em silêncio e nas sombras da sociedade.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 1473209331
Pages: 176
Year: 2015-10-08
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The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways - and in the heart of it all lives Auri. Formerly a student at the University, now Auri spends her days tending the world around her. She has learned that some mysteries are best left settled and safe. No longer fooled by the sharp rationality so treasured by the University, Auri sees beyond the surface of things, into subtle dangers and hidden names. At once joyous and haunting, THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS is a rich, atmospheric and lyrical tale, featuring one of the most beloved characters from Rothfuss' acclaimed fantasy series.
Song of the Simple Truth
Author: Julia de Burgos
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810132958
Pages: 524
Year: 1995-11-01
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Song of the Simple Truth (Canción de la verdad sencilla) is the first bilingual edition of Julia de Burgos' complete poems. Numbering more than 200, these poems form a literary landmark—the first time her poems have appeared in a complete edition in either English or Spanish. Many of the verses presented here had been lost and are presented here for the first time in print. De Burgos broke new ground in her poetry by fusing a romantic temperament with keen political insights. This book will be essential reading for lovers of poetry and for feminists.
Levels of Life
Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385350783
Pages: 144
Year: 2013-09-24
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Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss—making Levels of Life an immediate classic on the subject of grief. Levels of Life is a book about ballooning, photography, love and loss; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded Barnes the 2011 Booker Prize described him as “an unparalleled magus of the heart.” This book confirms that opinion. “Spare and beautiful...a book of rare intimacy and honesty about love and grief. To read it is a privilege. To have written it is astonishing.” —Ruth Scurr, The Times of London “A remarkable narrative that is as raw in its emotion as it is characteristically elegant in its execution.” —Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.
The Silence of the Girls
Author: Pat Barker
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385544227
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-09-04
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent.

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