Il Cammino Immortale

Author: Jean-Christophe Rufin
Publisher: Ponte alle Grazie
ISBN: 8868330539
Size: 40.33 MB
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Con oltre un milione di visitatori dal 2005 ad oggi, Santiago di Compostela è senza ombra di dubbio una delle mete di pellegrinaggio più gettonate dei nostri tempi. Tra viandanti, mistici, coppiette in scarpe da ginnastica e turisti seduti sui sedili di comodi pullman, il medico e autore di best seller Jean Christophe Rufin affronta il suo personale “apprendistato del vuoto”. Ottocento chilometri da Hendaye, all’estremo sudovest della Francia, fino alla maestosa Cattedrale di San Giacomo. Un lungo tragitto raccontato con piglio demistificante, ironico, intenso. Tra dettagli concreti, riflessioni storiche e religiose e il desiderio di smascherare gli impostori degli ultimi chilometri, l’autore restituisce al Cammino per antonomasia la sua verità. Si tratta di una verità fatta di organizzazione capillare ed esasperante improvvisazione; di fango, case sbilenche e meravigliose coste battute dalle onde; di pellegrini solitari ingabbiati in una lunga sequenza di mode e tic alla ricerca di se stessi. È un percorso che può cominciare ovunque, e finire nella piazza dell’Obradoiro o tra le pagine di un libro. Perché anche se la caratteristica del Cammino è far dimenticare in fretta le ragioni per cui si è partiti, la strada continua ad agire su chi l’ha percorsa. Lo fa lentamente, in maniera sottile e discreta, come è nel suo stile. Un’ “alchimia dell’anima” che non necessita di spiegazioni. Basta partire, lungo i sentieri o sulla carta poco importa. Come Rufin ben sa, il Cammino immortale è fatto per chi va alla ricerca di niente. Tranne la voglia di continuare ad andare.

The Way Of Man

Author: Martin Buber
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806500249
Size: 23.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Half Moon Street

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345523660
Size: 22.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A bizarre murder on the Thames leads Inspector Thomas Pitt into the shadowy underworld around Victorian London's art district for answers.

Logan Kade

Author: Tijan
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 1682304973
Size: 71.27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fans of Jay Crownover will love this story about the guy who never took anything seriously and the girl who really saw him.

The Pilgrimage

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061841927
Size: 61.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.

I M Off Then

Author: Hape Kerkeling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439100489
Size: 50.29 MB
Format: PDF
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I'm Off Then has sold more than three million copies in Germany and has been translated into eleven languages. The number of pilgrims along the Camino has increased by 20 percent since the book was published. Hape Kerkeling's spiritual journey has struck a chord. Overweight, overworked, and disenchanted, Kerkeling was an unlikely candidate to make the arduous pilgrimage across the Pyrenees to the Spanish shrine of St. James, a 1,200-year-old journey undertaken by nearly 100,000 people every year. But he decided to get off the couch and do it anyway. Lonely and searching for meaning along the way, he began the journal that turned into this utterly frank, engaging book. Filled with unforgettable characters, historic landscapes, and Kerkeling's self-deprecating humor, I'm Off Then is an inspiring travelogue, a publishing phenomenon, and a spiritual journey unlike any other.

Ana No

Author: Agustin Gomez-Arcos
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Size: 74.83 MB
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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034937
Size: 61.33 MB
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The women of the Cazalet family carry on while WWII casts its shadow over England as the saga by the award-winning author of The Light Years continues. In the spring of 1942, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor have pulled America into the war, the world reels from the ever-increasing atrocities of the conflict. And in Sussex, at the Cazalet family estate known as Home Place, personal tragedies begin to take their toll. Polly, reacting to the untimely death of her mother, flees her comfortable surroundings accompanied her cousin Clary. But the bustling life of London proves a test not only for their ability to live on their own but also for their once-close relationship. Nineteen-year-old Louise believes she has found the man of her dreams in dashing naval officer Michael Hadleigh. After a whirlwind marriage and honeymoon, though, she begins to realize that being a young wartime bride is not the fairy tale she once presumed it would be. With Rupert still missing in action, his second wife, Zoë, struggles to maintain hope that her husband will one day return. But when a handsome stranger offers her solace, she finds herself drawn into an inadvisable but sorely needed affair. Confusion beautifully continues the sweeping family epic started in The Light Years and Marking Time, examining the struggles, passions, heartbreaks, and joys of three generations. Filled with profound reflections on a country torn apart by war and intimate glances into the lives of those left behind, this is a must-read novel for fans of Downton Abbey and lovers of wartime historical fiction.