It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a London bookshop. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship...
It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, posted to a London bookshop. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship. / ..
In this book you will find a constellation of stars: Spanish movie stars such as Ángela Molina, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Coronado, Ana Belén, Eduardo Noriega and Alfredo Landa. Spanish film director Gutiérrez Aragón describes the actors that he has worked with in his movies and also gives his own..
As Ambrose Bierce said, "home is the only place open all night". And in this first novel by David Trueba, the home belongs to the Belitre, a family as numerous as it is absurd. The people who inhabit this book only listen to the voice of their heart, while reason keeps an impassive silence. / Como ..
After years of emotional instability, Frank Bascombe finds himself growing older relatively happily. He continues to work as an estate agent in Sea-Clift, where he had gone to live with his second wife who unexpectedly left him. Soon after he discovers that he has prostate cancer. Once again we acco..
Van Veen and Ada, a brother and a sister who believe themselves to be cousins, fall in love and embark on a sexual relationship. On the 97th birthday of Van Veen, they contemplate the various stages of their long love affair. This is the apogee of Nabokov's long and brilliant career. / Publicada po..
The novel starts with the vindication of writing and the construction of a landscape. That landscape is the border between Mexico and the United States, and in it will appear characters, past and present. Missionaries, settlers and also the others, the Indians of the tribes already civilized. / La..
Through rigorous research and exclusive access to Capone’s family, Deirdre Bair cuts through the mythology, uncovering a complex character who was flawed and cruel but also capable of nobility. At once intimate and iconoclastic, Al Capone gives us the definitive account of a quintessentially America..
Valentina Brandón and her maid Adelaida take a trip in an old Volkswagen beetle, in whose trunk they have a suspicious bag that looks like a corpse. Both women were forever united by similarly terrible pasts. During the trip they meet a television reporter and a couple of civil guards. / Valentina ..
Rob Fleming, about to turn thirty-six, is the owner of a shabby record shop in North London, which only sells the music that he loves. Rob only stocks vinyl, of course, and his business, destined exclusively for serious collectors, is always on the verge of bankruptcy. / Rob Fleming está a punto de..
We don’t see with our eyes, we see with our mind; that’s why we often ‘see’ things that aren’t actually there, things that we sometimes call apparitions and which we file under the generic term, ‘hallucinations’. But hallucinations aren’t only visual. As Oliver Sacks explains in his new and fascinat..
We don’t see with our eyes, but with our mind; that’s why we often ‘see’ things that aren’t actually there, things that we file under the generic term ‘hallucinations’. Hallucinations don't have to be visual, as Oliver Sacks explains in his new and fascinating book: they can also be olfactory or au..