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Martínez, Tomás Eloy. author.
Goddess, queen, lady, mother, patron, fashion icon, and national role model. Santa Evita to some, and to others a bitter illiterate, a social climber, insane and ordinary, president in a dictatorship of beggars. The protagonist is the body of Eva Duarte de Per̤n, beautiful in life, and an ethereal beauty of 1.25 m after Spanish embalmer Pedro Ara finished his work. A body of which several copies were made, and that, in its maddening-sixteen-year journey throughout the world, disturbs everyone that comes near it and merges with a nation adrift, a nation that has not given up hope to see her return.....ver en catalogo
Tres tristes tigres
Cabrera Infante, G. (Guillermo), 1929-2005, author.
In this masterful work, Cabrera Infante narrates the nightlife of a now disappeared Havana, full of bohemia, marginal life, music, cinema, joy and freedom. Tres tristes tigres is a veritable feast of language due to the author's ability to reflect street slang and mix it with singular humor and brilliant puns. Starring the city and the beings that populate it, it was originally published in 1967, after winning the Brief Library Award in 1964. Banned in Cuba by the Castro regime and retained in Spain by Franco's censorship after the award was granted, it nonetheless managed to become a fundamental novel of the 20th century in Spanish and change the course of Latin American literature.....ver en catalogo
Tiempo de secretos en Deverill
Montefiore, Santa, 1970- author.
Arethusa Clayton siempre fue una mujer muy especial... acostumbrada a salirse con la suya. Ahora ya no est̀, pero dej̤ instrucciones precisas de sus ︢ltimas voluntades. En vez de ser enterrada en la acomodada Costa Este de EE.UU., donde ella y su difunto marido criaron a sus hijos, Arethusa quiere que sus cenizas sean esparcidas en un lugar remoto de Irlanda, concretamente en unas colinas frente al mar y junto a un castillo. Todo cuanto Arethusa le explic̤ a su hija Faye es que creci̤ en el seno de una familia humilde y que dej̤ Irlanda, sola, para empezar una nueva vida en EE.UU., como hicieron tantas personas en tiempos de adversidades. Pero ¿quǐn era su familia? ¿D̤nde est̀n ahora? ¿Y quǐn es el misterioso benefactor de una parte importante de su testamento? Arethusa ha muerto y no tiene familia cercana que pueda contar su historia. O al menos, no en esa parte del mundo. Por eso, Faye decide viajar al pintoresco pueblo de Ballinakelly, dispuesta a cumplir con el deseo de su madre y descubrir todos los secretos que all̕ se ocultan.....ver en catalogo
El joyero de la reina
Herrero, Nieves, author.
Love fades, but jewelry endures. Madrid, 1906. Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, best known by her nickname, Ena, marries Alfonso XIII. Their wedding is marked by tragedy: an attack on the bridal cortege makes the bride arrive at the Royal Palace with her dress and jewelry covered in blood. In recent times, a commoner woman marvels at the Spanish Crown jewels. It’s her wedding day, and soon she will become queen. As she is getting ready, the Royal House jeweler, an honor bestowed to the Ansorena family for generations now, explains the history of every tiara, neckless...In this novel, Nieves Herrero takes us through the fascinating collection that has been passed down from one queen to the next, while recreating Ena’s unfortunate life, marked by an unrequited love and her husband’s infidelity, in a story about how the power of one woman is as everlasting as jewelry.....ver en catalogo
La asistente de vuelo
Bohjalian, Chris, 1962- author.
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police—she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home—Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.....ver en catalogo
Palabras que nunca te dije
Martínez, María, 1975- author.
María Martínez debuts in Amour (Contemporary Adult Romance) with a novel full of truth and feelings, which will not leave anyone indifferent. . A romance that combines a story of personal growth and improvement with a plot of Navy Seals. . "Under the Tuscan sun" but with an air of French Provence. "There is a love that is worth waiting and fighting for." Sara is about to turn thirty and has already lost hope and illusion in a marriage that is adrift. He has spent too much time ignoring his life and he knows he is not happy. Gone is the girl who haunted his dreams and in her place is a woman he barely understands. What Sara doesn't know is that an unexpected event will shake her little world completely. When Christina, her best friend, asks her to travel to a quiet village in Provence to take charge of the renovations of a beautiful Château that she intends to turn into a hotel. It's been seven months since Jayden's demons brought him to Tullia and he still hasn't managed to face them. While trying to put his present back together and come to terms with a painful past, he makes a living doing odd jobs for the town's residents. Kind, funny, and with a charming personality, he has become that friend that everyone turns to to solve their problems. A coincidence, or maybe destiny, unites the lives of Sara and Jayden. Two broken souls who, without realizing it, begin to need each other to survive. Summer begins and, between lavender fields, shooting stars and fireflies, both will discover that, perhaps, they deserve a second chance.....ver en catalogo
Steel, Danielle, author.
Sent into hiding during World War II, headstrong seventeen-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes an alias and enjoys the freedoms of a normal life in Yorkshire before her ill-fated romance with her guardians' son leads to the orphaning of a royal infant.....ver en catalogo
Martí en su universo : una antología
Martí, José, 1853-1895, author.
Poet, politician, essayist, journalist, and philosopher, the Cuban author, of Spanish origins, José Martí is an essential figure for understanding literature and contemporary way of life in Latin America. Founder of the Cuban Revolutionary Party and organizer of his country’s War of Independence, he is also the creator of literary modernism in Latin America, which had a great impact in Spain. This anthology brings together his poetry, a selection of his political and literary essays, as well as samples of his correspondences, speeches, and journalistic texts. All of this offers a complete vision of one of the most influential authors in the Spanish language, admired by writers such as Rubén Darío, María Zambrano, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Gabriela Mistral.....ver en catalogo
Soñemos juntos : el camino a un futuro mejor
Francis, Pope, 1936- author.
In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must--and how we can--make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now. In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity, and creativity of so many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy, and our planet. In direct, powerful prose, Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain. He begins Let Us Dream by exploring what this crisis can teach us about how to handle upheaval of any kind in our own lives and the world at large. With unprecedented candor, he reveals how three crises in his own life changed him dramatically for the better. By its very nature, he shows, crisis presents us with a choice: we make a grievous error if we try to return to some pre-crisis state. But if we have the courage to change, we can emerge from the crisis better than before. Finally, the Pope offers an inspiring and actionable blueprint for building a better world for all humanity by putting the poor and the planet at the heart of new thinking. For this plan, he draws not only on sacred sources, but on the latest findings from renowned scientists, economists, activists, and other thinkers. Yet rather than simply offer prescriptions, he shows how ordinary people acting together despite their differences can discover unforeseen possibilities. Along the way, he offers dozens of wise and surprising observations on the value of unconventional thinking, on why we must dramatically increase women's leadership in the Church and throughout society, on what he learned while scouring the streets of Buenos Aires with garbage-pickers, and much more. Let Us Dream is an epiphany, a call to arms, and a pleasure to read. It is Pope Francis at his most personal, profound and passionate. With this book and with open hearts, we can change the world.....ver en catalogo
El libro de la biología
The biology book is packed with short, pithy explanations of some of the most momentous ideas in science, from cell theory to evolution by natural selection and the discovery of DNA. Simple graphics, such as timelines and mind maps, support the text and make the explanation easy to follow.....ver en catalogo
La cocina casera mexicana : recetas tradicionales al estilo casero que capturan los sabores y recuerdos de México
Martínez, Mely, author.
For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother's farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. It has become the go-to source for those looking for home-style Mexican cooking.....ver en catalogo
Pan de bruja
Lonxe, Noela, author.
After a failed marriage in London, Etna returns with her daughter, Galicia, to attend her grandmother’s funeral, with whom she had lost touch many years prior. There she discovers that her grandmother’s death is linked to a strange symbol, the same symbol that has plagued her nightmares since childhood, and one her daughter can’t seem to stop drawing. A few days after, Etna sees a pendant with the symbol hanging from a strange woman’s neck at the fair. This encounter will take them to a remote mountain village where bread is magical, women menstruate at the same time, and enchanted mouras bestow gifts to any mortal who helps them through delivery.....ver en catalogo
La noche de plata
Barceló, Elia, author.
Vienna, 1993. A Spanish girl disappears in a Christmas market. Vienna, 2020. The police find a child skeleton in the garden of a house on the outskirts. It is the beginning of something worse. Carola Rey Rojo, a specialist in child kidnappings and homicides, and mother of the girl who disappeared twenty-seven years ago, now on leave of absence from the Spanish police, returns to Vienna with a friendly commission to destroy the library of a recently deceased art dealer. Together with her friend and colleague, Commissioner Wolf Altmann, she will find herself involved in a plot that will show that nobody is what he seems and that one never knows others, not even oneself. What seemed like a 'cold case' is complicated when, now that everything was almost definitively behind, another girl disappears in the Christmas market of the imperial city of Vienna, the splendid city of music and art that hides behind the facades of its beautiful houses the darkest secrets.....ver en catalogo
La señora March
Feito, Virginia, author.
A twenty-first-century Highsmith, Virginia Feito conjures the unforgettable Mrs. March, an Upper East Side housewife whose life is shattered by her husband's latest novel. In this astonishing debut, the venerable but gossipy New York literary scene is twisted into a claustrophobic fun house of paranoia, horror, and wickedly dark humor. George March's latest novel is a smash. No one is prouder than Mrs. March, his doting wife. But one morning, the shopkeeper of her favorite patisserie suggests that his protagonist is based on Mrs. March herself: "'But... -isn't she...' Mrs. March leaned in and in almost a whisper said, 'a whore?'" Clutching her ostrich-leather pocketbook, she flees, that one casual remark destroying her belief that she knew everything about her husband--as well as herself. Suddenly, Mrs. March is hurled into a harrowing journey that builds to near psychosis, one that begins merely within the pages of a book but may uncover both a killer and the long-buried secrets of her past.....ver en catalogo
Cuitláhuac : entre la viruela y la pólvora
Guadarrama Collado, Sofía, 1976- author.
"En este entrega de la serie Tlatoque, nos adentramos al universo de Cuitláhuac durante los pocos meses en los que dirigió el imperio mexica; los suficientes que necesitó para entender que Hernán Cortés era alguien que no respetaba los códigos de guerra, para comprender que las espadas, las armaduras y los caballos en conjunto eran invencibles ante las estrategias de batalla hasta entonces conocidas. También es la historia del tlatoani que logró sacar a los españoles de Tenochtitlan, perseguirlos por todo el valle del Anáhuac y accoralarlos; y que habría alcanzado la victoria, de no haber sido por la aparición de una enfermedad desconocida que llenaba de ronchas a sus víctimas, hasta la muerte"-- Back cover.....ver en catalogo