[Rubrica] Books in the World - Febbraio 2015

February 26th 2015
by HarperCollins Children's Books

EN: "My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing..

IT: "Il mio nome è Harriet Manners, e io sono ancora un geek." Il quarto libro della pluripremiata serie GIRL GEEK. Harriet Manners ha grandi speranze per il nuovo anno scolastico: lei è una formatrice ora, e le cose stanno cambiando. Ma con Nat che è andato al College, le cose non vanno tanto bene e Toby è preoccupato per un progetto Top Secret, Harriet scopre presto che vi saranno altri guai...

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication: February 10th 2015
by St. Martin's Press
EN: THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby’s father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s—a secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

IT: I SEGRETI dell' OSTETRICA racconta la storia di tre generazioni di donne, dedite alle nascite di nuove vite  e i segreti che minacciano di cambiare le loro vite per sempre. Neva Bradley, un'ostetrica di ultima generazione, è determinata a mantenere i segreti che circondano la gravidanza compresa l'identità del padre del bambino. Sua madre, Grazia, si trovi nell'impossibilità di nascondere questo segreto. Per Floss, la nonna di Neva che è un'ostetrica in pensione, la situazione di Neva la immerge di nuovo negli anni 60 , dove un segreto rivelato, cambiò la vita di tutti. Sapranno queste donne rivelare i loro segreti e affrontare le inevitabili conseguenze? O alcuni segteti è meglio tenerli nascosti?
Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication: February 10th 2015
by Gallery Books
 In the tradition of Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott Smith (The Ruins), and Jason Mott (The Returned), award-winning playwright Robert Levy spins a dark tale of alienation and belonging, the familiar and the surreal, family secrets and the search for truth in his debut supernatural thriller.

When up-and-coming chef Michael “Blue” Whitley returns with three friends to the remote Canadian community of his birth, it appears to be the perfect getaway from New York. He soon discovers, however, that everything he thought he knew about himself is a carefully orchestrated lie. Though he had no recollection of the event, as a young boy Blue and another child went missing for weeks in the idyllic, mysterious woods of Starling Cove. Soon thereafter, his mother suddenly fled with him to America, their homeland left behind. But then Blue begins to remember. And once the shocking truth starts bleeding back into his life, his closest friends—Elisa, his former partner in crime; her stalwart husband, Jason; and Gabe, Blue’s young and admiring co-worker—must unravel the secrets of Starling Cove and the artists’ colony it once harbored. All four will face their troubled pasts, their most private demons, and a mysterious race of beings that inhabits the land, spoken of by the locals only as the Other Kind…
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: February 10th 2015
 by Tor Books

London, 1882: Queen Victoria appoints Harold Spire of the Metropolitan Police to Special Branch Division Omega. Omega is to secretly investigate paranormal and supernatural events and persons. Spire, a skeptic driven to protect the helpless and see justice done, is the perfect man to lead the department, which employs scholars and scientists, assassins and con men, and a traveling circus. Spire's chief researcher is Rose Everhart, who believes fervently that there is more to the world than can be seen by mortal eyes.
Their first mission: find the Eterna Compound, which grants immortality. Catastrophe destroyed the hidden laboratory in New York City where Eterna was developed, but the Queen is convinced someone escaped—and has a sample of Eterna. Also searching for Eterna is an American, Clara Templeton, who helped start the project after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln nearly destroyed her nation. Haunted by the ghost of her beloved, she is determined that the Eterna Compound—and the immortality it will convey—will be controlled by the United States, not Great Britain.

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