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Premio Alfaguara 2016

Author : Alfaguara Alfaguara
ISBN : 1941999816
Genre : Fiction
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PREMIO ALFAGUARA DE NOVELA 2016 En un pueblo perdido de la provincia de Buenos Aires muchas cosas están a punto de extinguirse. Durante la crisis económica que desembocó en el traumático corralito bancario de 2001, un grupo de hombres se propone reunir la suma de dinero necesaria para adquirir unos silos abandonados en un predio agroindustrial. Pero antes siquiera de llevar el proyecto a cabo, una estafa los hace tocar fondo y reaccionar ante la injusticia. Ahora se trata de robarle al mismísimo ladrón. Esta novela narra la historia de una merecida venganza colectiva llevada a cabo durante una noche legendaria que quedará en el recuerdo. Eduardo Sacheri crea en La noche de la usina un microcosmos narrativo poblado por un grupo de perdedores heroicos, protagonistas de una épica quijotesca, conmovedora y profundamente humana. Sobre el autor, la crítica ha dicho... «Sacheri logra como pocos darle una proyección universal a las historias que cuenta. Historias de gente común donde lo cotidiano se vuelve épico.» Juan José Campanella «El argentino Eduardo Sacheri hace de las historias cotidianas lecturas conmovedoras, de los lugares comunes situaciones universales.» Rocío Huerta, El País (España) «Es la presencia de Sacheri en los guiones lo que hace que las películas de Campanella tengan un importante toque de humor, un humor muy de Buenos Aires, rápido y algo negro.» Soledad Gallego-Díaz, El País (España) «La literatura de Eduardo Sacheri ya se instaló a través de la vida, la verdad o el fútbol, en un lugar que todos reconocemos y al que nos aferramos porque el mensaje final es que la derrota es sobre todo una señal que nos prepara para una próxima victoria.» Alejandro Apo «El registro coloquial es una marca tradicional que acompaña a este escritor al que no le caería mal el mote de costumbrista. Es que a Sacheri no le interesan tanto los héroes universales, sino las aventuras pedestres de los seres más mundanos, esos que uno se encuentra en los andenes cargados de cualquier estación del Sarmiento.» Revista Ñ, Clarín (Chile) «Eduardo Sacheri lleva cerca de 25.000 libros vendidos y se ha convertido en todo un éxito editorial al otro lado de la cordillera. Su pluma extrae una radiografía de la sociedad bonaerense a través de la pasión por el fútbol.» Vladimir Coppo G., La Nación (Chile) «Esa vida que transmite tiene la emoción de la vida en serio. No se nos ocurre que las lágrimas, las alegrías, las tristezas puedan ser ficción. Sacheri nos convence de que lo que el narra realmente ocurrió.» Tiempo perdido Desde su primera edición, en 1998, han presidido el Premio Alfaguara: Carlos Fuentes, Eduardo Mendoza, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Jorge Semprún, Luis Mateo Díez, José Saramago, José Manuel Caballero Bonald, Ángeles Mastretta, Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Ramírez, Luis Goytisolo, Manuel Vicent, Bernardo Atxaga, Rosa Montero, Manuel Rivas y Laura Restrepo. Alfaguara, sello que pertenece a Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, fue fundada en 1964. Siempre ha tenido la vocación de apostar por la literatura en español y por América Latina, construyendo un camino de doble sentido para los libros publicados aambos lados del Atlántico. Hasta esta edición han obtenido el Premio Alfaguara de novela: Caracol Beach, de Eliseo Alberto, y Margarita, está linda la mar, de Sergio Ramírez (ex aequo); Son de mar, de Manuel Vicent; Últimas noticias del paraíso, de Clara Sánchez; La piel del cielo, de Elena Poniatowska; El vuelo de la reina, de Tomás Eloy Martínez; Diablo guardián, de Xavier Velasco; Delirio, de Laura Restrepo; El turno del escriba, de Graciela Montes y Ema Wolf; Abril rojo, de Santiago Roncagliolo; Mira si yo te querré, de Luis Leante; Chiquita, de Antonio Orlando Rodríguez; El viajero del siglo, de Andrés Neuman; El arte de la resurrección, de Hernán Rivera Letelier, El ruido de las cosas al caer, de Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Una misma noche, de Leopoldo Brizuela; La invención del amor, de José Ovejero, El mundo de afuera, de Jorge Franco y Contigo en la distancia, de Carla Guelfenbein. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION ALFAGUARA NOVEL PRIZE In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. During the economic crisis that led to the traumatic bank freeze of 2001, a group of men decides to gather the amount of money necessary to acquire some abandoned silos on an agro-industrial property. But even before they can carry out the project, a scam makes them hit rock bottom and react in the face of injustice. Now it’s about robbing the thief. This novel narrates the story of a well-deserved collective revenge carried out during a legendary night that will never be forgotten. In The Night of the Heroic Losers, Eduardo Sacheri creates a narrative microcosm inhabited by a group of heroic losers, protagonists of a quixotic epic tale that is at once moving and profoundly human. Since its first edition in 1998, the Alfaguara Prize has been chaired by Carlos Fuentes, Eduardo Mendoza, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Jorge Semprún, Luis Mateo Díez, José Saramago, José Manuel Caballero Bonald, Ángeles Mastretta, Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Ramírez, Luis Goytisolo, Manuel Vicent, Bernardo Atxaga, Rosa Montero, Manuel Rivas, and Laura Restrepo. Alfaguara, an imprint that belongs to Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, was founded in 1964. It has always been called to bet on literature in Spanish and on Latin America, constructing a two-way street for books published on both sides of the Atlantic. To date, the Alfaguara Novel Prize has been awarded to: Caracol Beach, by Eliseo Alberto, and Margarita, está linda la mar, by Sergio Ramírez (ex aequo); Son de mar, by Manuel Vicent; Últimas noticias del paraíso, by Clara Sánchez; La piel del cielo, by Elena Poniatowska; El vuelo de la reina, by Tomás Eloy Martínez; Diablo guardián, by Xavier Velasco; Delirio, by Laura Restrepo; El turno del escriba, by Graciela Montes and Ema Wolf; Abril rojo, by Santiago Roncagliolo; Mira si yo te querré, by Luis Leante; Chiquita, by Antonio Orlando Rodríguez; El viajero del siglo, by Andrés Neuman; El arte de la resurrección, by Hernán Rivera Letelier, El ruido de las cosas al caer, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Una misma noche, by Leopoldo Brizuela; La invención del amor, by José Ovejero, El mundo de afuera, by Jorge Franco and Contigo en la distancia, by Carla Guelfenbein.

Papers In The Wind

Author : Eduardo Sacheri
ISBN : 9781590516430
Genre : Fiction
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From the best-selling author of The Secret in Their Eyes, an adventure about friendship, soccer, and good humor When Alejandro “Mono” dies of cancer, his brother and two closest friends, a tight-knit group since childhood, are left to figure out how to take care of his young daughter, Guadalupe. They want to give her all the love they felt for Mono and secure her future, but there isn’t a single peso left in the bank. Mono invested all of his money in a promising soccer player whose talents haven't panned out, and the three hundred thousand dollars Mono spent on his transfer is soon to be lost for good. How do you sell a forward who can’t score a goal? How do you negotiate in a world whose rules you don’t know? How do you maintain relationships when repeated failures create fissures in lifelong loyalties? Fernando, Mauricio, and Ruso pool the few resources in their arsenal to come up with strategies—from harebrained to inspired—in their desperate attempt to recoup Mono’s investment for Guadalupe. Following the lives of four distinct characters, who, despite their great differences, still manage to find solace and pride in one another, Papers in the Wind is a tribute to friendship and proof that love and humor can triumph over sadness.

Into The Fire

Author : Jeaniene Frost
ISBN : 9780062075857
Genre : Fiction
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In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampires’ . . .In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them . . . and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

My Turn

Author : Nancy Reagan
ISBN : 9780307766021
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The former First Lady discusses her life, the Reagan administration, her shaky relationship with her children and key White House personnel, her husband’s involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, and her bout with cancer. “During our White House years I said almost nothing about how I really felt regarding the controversies that swirled around me. . . . But now those years are over, and it’s my turn to describe what happened. . . .” About Ronald Reagan: “Although Ronnie loves people, he often seems remote, and he doesn’t let anybody get too close. There’s a wall around him. He lets me come closer than anyone else, but there are times when even I feel that barrier.” About being a mother: “What I wanted most in all the world was to be a good wife and mother. As things turned out, I guess I’ve been more successful at the first than at the second.” About her influence: “I make no apologies for telling Ronnie what I thought. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have no right to express your opinions. For eight years I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn’t give you special access, I don’t know what does.” About astrology: “What it boils down to is that each person has his or her own ways of coping with trauma and grief, with the pain of life, and astrology was one of mine. Don’t criticize me, I wanted to say, until you have stood in my place. This helped me. Nobody was hurt by it—except, possibly, me.” About Don Regan: “His very first day on the job, Don said that he saw himself as the ‘chief operating officer’ of the country. But he was hired to be chief of staff. . . . Although I believed for a long time that Donald Regan was in the wrong job, my ‘power’ in getting him to leave has been greatly exaggerated. Believe me, if I really were the dragon lady that he described in his book, he would have been out the door many months earlier.”

Ancient Christianity In The Caucasus

Author : Tamila Mgaloblishvili
ISBN : 070070633X
Genre : History
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The is the first volume of Iberica-Caucasica, a new annual publication based in Tbilisi (Georgia) and devoted exclusively to the art, history and culture of the Caucasus.

Ruins

Author : Orson Scott Card
ISBN : 9781442414280
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the author of Ender’s Game, the soon-to-be major motion picture! A complex fate. A deadly path. Book two in the New York Times bestselling series Publishers Weekly calls “an epic in the best sense.” When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh—a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive—but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can’t work together to alter the past, there will be no future. The adventure, suspense, and time travel continue in this second installment in the critically acclaimed New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling Pathfinder series.

Bodyweight Training Esquire Book

Author : Adam Schersten
ISBN : 1623157021
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For the fitness-focused man of the 21st century, innovative and effective bodyweight exercises to get strong and stay slim without expensive equipment. Are you ready to feel and look better than ever? Do you want to bypass the health club scene or mix up a boring bodyweight training routine? You already know that calisthenics develop a lean, muscular body and build strength by working all your muscle groups through your own body weight. No bench press. No dumbbells. But do you know all the benefits of bodyweight training? Whether you re new to bodyweight exercises or looking for a bigger challenge, personal trainer Adam Schersten motivates you to take off your shirt at the beach with confidence in Esquire Bodyweight Training. You ll get fit by following a variety of beginner bodyweight exercises before advancing to more challenging movements to develop an enviable, chiseled body. Adam s customizable calisthenics workouts, targeted bodyweight exercises, and emphasis on functional mobility will give you all you need to get in shape and stay in shape from strength training to conditioning to cardio for an effective full-body workout. Esquire Bodyweight Training preps you with: 75+ do-anywhere bodyweight exercises featuring detailed illustrations 3 progressive fitness programs to condition, strengthen, and chisel Nutritional info for staying fueled and fit from pre to post-workout Excerpts from Esquire s What I ve Learned featuring celebrity quotes from Larry Bird, fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and more"

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