El jardín de Sonoko
Author: David Crespo
Una historia de amor poco convencional. Una fábula moderna ambientada en un Japón mágico que nos enseña que hay seres abocados a estar juntos pase lo que pase. Kaoru, un vendedor de zapatos de Kioto, se sirve de la maniática regularidad con que rige su vida como escudo protector frente al mundo, pero sobre todo frente a sus propios recuerdos, los que le llevaron a pasar cinco años aislado en una habitación. Y todo funciona según lo previsto hasta que su compañera de trabajo, Sonoko, inesperadamente le invita a salir. A la mañana siguiente, y por primera vez en tres años, Kaoru, olvidará tomar dos de sus cinco tazas de té, levísimo primer síntoma de un imparable efecto mariposa que le obligará a desenroscarse de forma traumática para ir en busca de su destino, ese invisible hilo rojo que como reza la leyenda, conecta a aquellos que están destinados a encontrarse, sin importar tiempo, lugar o circunstancias. Reseña: «Estamos ante una historia de amor poco convencional. El jardín de Sonoko es, además, una entretenida y bien escrita novela de superación, un festín de humor involuntario y un tratado de realismo mágico». El Mundo En los blogs... «Una novela diferente, muy bien escrita, que nos trae a un protagonista muy especial y una historia de amor nada convencional». Blog Libros que hay que leer «La pluma del autor es precisa, meticulosa como su protagonista, no hay ninguna palabra en vano o que sobre. Incluso la describiría como compleja pero sin excesos, culta pero perfectamente comprensible. Desde luego, el autor se ha ganado toda mi admiración». Blog La suerte siempre de vuestra parte «Una historia contundente, de las que no dejan indiferentes, llena de amor, de casualidades del destino y de personajes oscuros, o al menos con claroscuros. Amor y odio se entremezclan en la trama haciendo que el lector se sienta atraído hacia ella». Blog Libros y cine nada más «En resumen, os recomiendo El jardín de Sonoko si buscáis una historia diferente, peculiar y delicada en la que se aborde el destino, la música o el arte. La ambientación en Japón es absolutamente exquisita». Blog Vorágine interna «Muy recomendable, destaca su ambientación y sus personajes. Es una historia curiosa que mezcla música, amor y arte. Y que recomiendo a aquellos que están buscando algo nuevo, fuera de lo habitual para leer con tranquilidad». Blog Perdida en literatura «Hay novelas románticas y novelas románticas. Y aunque parezca lo mismo, la diferencia viene marcada por la profundidad de la trama. Por eso, el caso de este libro, El jardín de Sonoko, es bastante especial». Blog Lo que me place «Crespo ha jugado muy bien con el mundo oriental, ayudado por sus conocimientos personales, y ha añadido a una preciosa historia de amor, giros argumentales totalmente inesperados, pero que dan aún más sentido si cabe a la leyenda japonesa del hilo rojo». Blog 1000 y un libro «Un libro para leer en pequeñas bocanadas, un libro sobre las vueltas de la vida, el destino y el amor, capaces de deslindar los líos más complejos». Blog Something to dream «Un libro que, partiendo de la leyenda del hilo rojo, nos hace reflexionar acerca del amor y de la casualidad. Es un libro para leer poco a poco y sin prisas, pero merece la pena adentrarte en su historia». Blog Lecturas junto al mar «Tampoco puedo dejar de mencionar lo bien documentado que está el autor. Gracias a eso, con las descripciones, te sientes completamente transportado a Kioto y a Tokio. Hay pocas veces en las que esto me pase al leer un libro y, creo que es algo que hay que destacar». Blog The Somewhere Library «En sus comienzos, El jardín de Sonoko se parecía incluso un poco a algunas obras de Murakami, en las que parece que nunca pasa nada y, en las que, a la vez, suceden muchas cosas». Blog El ojo lector «La ambientación me transportó por completo a este mundo, incluso llegando a ver el todo con los ojos de Kaoru. Un mundo real con toques de fantasía que dan magia al relato». Blog Good reads «Os la recomendaría si queréis una historia ligera en la que es fácil avanzar y cuyo protagonista es algo inusual». Blog Entre la lectura y el cine «Una deliciosa historia, un caleidospio de emociones, donde la armonía prima en cada palabra». Blog Letras en vena «Me ha encantado poder escaparme a través de este libro hacia tierras lejanas y misteriosas». Blog Mi rincón: libros, historias y otras cosas «El autor sabe describir todo tan bien que no es necesario que existan demasiados diálogos para entretener al lector, ya que lo hace mediante su cuidada narración y sus descripciones». Blog Cristales rotos «De manera tranquila pero efectiva, David nos presenta un personaje lleno de matices y recovecos con el que descubres un mundo diferente a través de una persona presa de sus miedos y manías». Blog No solo leo «En definitiva, es un libro que se lee de forma amena, pero que entraña una historia compleja y sí, original, basada en una leyenda oriental». Blog Corazón, tinta y papel
The Golden Fool
Author: Robin Hobb
This is the second in a new fantasy series from Robin Hobb, author of the bestselling Assassin trilogy. Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebals rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle.
Confessions of a Mask
Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
When a Japanese youth discovers he has homosexual tendencies he hides himself behind conventional behavior
Take a master class with Japan's first lady of beadwork - Sonoko Nozue! This unique entry in the best-selling Beadweaving Master Class series and Nozue's first book in English, offers 25 projects showcasing the artist's signature melding of traditional Japanese style with modern dramatic flair. Overflowing with crystals and pearls, these pieces are lush, romantic and one-of-a-kind. A gallery of additional works from Nozue will inspire advanced jewelers in their creative exploration and the images and design throughout, beautifully capture an appealing Japanese aesthetic.
Author: Jeff Zentner
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
“Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming.” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything. Perfect for fans of Turtles All the Way Down,Thirteen Reasons Why, and Zentner's own The Serpent King, one of the most highly acclaimed YA novels of 2016, Goodbye Days asks what you would do if you could spend one last day with someone you lost. Where are you guys? Text me back. That's the last message Carver Briggs will ever send his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. He never thought that it would lead to their death. Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation. Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a “goodbye day” together to share their memories and say a proper farewell. Soon the other families are asking for their own goodbye day with Carver—but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these goodbye days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison? "Jeff Zentner, you perfectly fill the John-Green-sized hole in our heart." —Justine Magazine “Evocative, heartbreaking, and beautifully written." —Buzzfeed "Masterful." —TeenVogue.com “Hold on to your heart: this book will wreck you, fix you, and most definitely change you.” —Becky Albertalli, Morris Award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Chad Pytel, Tammer Saleh
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The Complete Guide to Avoiding and Fixing Common Rails 3 Code and Design Problems As developers worldwide have adopted the powerful Ruby on Rails web framework, many have fallen victim to common mistakes that reduce code quality, performance, reliability, stability, scalability, and maintainability. Rails™ AntiPatterns identifies these widespread Rails code and design problems, explains why they’re bad and why they happen—and shows exactly what to do instead. The book is organized into concise, modular chapters—each outlines a single common AntiPattern and offers detailed, cookbook-style code solutions that were previously difficult or impossible to find. Leading Rails developers Chad Pytel and Tammer Saleh also offer specific guidance for refactoring existing bad code or design to reflect sound object-oriented principles and established Rails best practices. With their help, developers, architects, and testers can dramatically improve new and existing applications, avoid future problems, and establish superior Rails coding standards throughout their organizations. This book will help you understand, avoid, and solve problems with Model layer code, from general object-oriented programming violations to complex SQL and excessive redundancy Domain modeling, including schema and database issues such as normalization and serialization View layer tools and conventions Controller-layer code, including RESTful code Service-related APIs, including timeouts, exceptions, backgrounding, and response codes Third-party code, including plug-ins and gems Testing, from test suites to test-driven development processes Scaling and deployment Database issues, including migrations and validations System design for “graceful degradation” in the real world
Author: René Barjavel
Publisher: William Morrow &Company
Tell Us Something True
Author: Dana Reinhardt
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
For fans of Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Smith, E.L. Lockhart, and John Green, this delightful, often comic coming-of-age novel stars the lovable, brokenhearted River, the streets of LA, and an irresistible cast of characters. Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay . . . he’s got to learn to drive. But first, he does the unthinkable—he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other kids, especially an amazing girl. River wants to tell the truth, but he can’t stop lying, and his tangle of deception may unravel before he learns how to handle the most potent drug of all: true love. Praise for Tell Us Something True “I promise you’ll fall in love with River Dean, even though he's a faker, a stalker, a non-driver, a bad dancer, a bad friend and a codependent mess. He’s funny and he’s true. His heart is smashed six different ways and he’s trying to mend it with tacos and lies—but isn’t that true of all of us?” —E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars “A heartfelt tale that elevates truth over passion and friends over lovers. Reinhardt keeps it real. Much respect.” —Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock “A sharp-witted, hilarious, and addicting novel about being lost and discovering your best self. Highly recommended!” —Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not "Oh, how I love a novel where the hero ties himself up, Houdini style, and dives into his own predicament. Once again Dana Reinhardt has written a charming, compassionate, very clever comedy, and this one reminds us how a big lie can reveal the truth.” —Laura McNeal, author of Dark Water, National Book Award Finalist “Tell Us Something True is hope, it is humanity, it is original, funny, wrenching, real, and intelligently surprising.” —Beth Kephart, author of Small Damages, Going Over, and This Is the Story of You “When you start reading a Dana Reinhardt book, it’s like discovering a new friend. By the time you’ve turned the final page it’s like saying goodbye to your best friend, and I can think of nothing better to ask of a writer.” —Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief
Diffuse Lung Disorders
Author: Miriam Sperber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Bringing together pathologists, clinicians and diagnostic radiologists to produce a simplified analysis and a unification of the existing concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of diffuse lung diseases, this volume highlights pathological changes and presents the latest diagnostic modalities. Detailed therapeutic strategies are proposed based on epidemiological findings, radiographic manifestations, and the complex pathophysiological basis of each disorder. The result will appeal not only to the sophisticated practitioner but will also provide material that is sufficiently organised and didactic to be used by the young physician.
If Birds Fly Back
Author: Carlie Sorosiak
A sparkling debut about love, family, and the mysteries of the universe, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon. Linny has kept a journal of famous disappearances ever since her sister Grace ran away in the middle of the night. Sebastian is an aspiring astrophysicist with a working theory for everything—but the one thing he can’t figure out is the identity of his birth father. They haven’t met—yet—but Linny and Sebastian have one thing in common: an obsession with famous novelist and filmmaker Àlvaro Herrera, who who went missing three years ago and has just reappeared. As their lives converge around the mystery of Àlvaro, they begin to uncover the answers they’ve been looking for. With humor and heart, debut author Carlie Sorosiak weaves a story of searching for those who leave—and loving those who stay. "If Birds Fly Back feels like that last hazy, sun-drenched summer of high school, when you know you'll need to find your place in the world, but you're busy laughing and falling in love under starlit skies. It's the rarest author who can pull off laugh-out-loud hilarious, profound, and breathlessly romantic, all in the most sparkling prose. That shortlist includes Rainbow Rowell, Nicola Yoon, and now, Carlie Sorosiak."—Jeff Zentner, acclaimed author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home. Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?
Color of Evil
Author: Armando Rodera
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
When the daughter of a prominent politician and her boyfriend disappear, officials suspect foul play. Seasoned inspector Francisco Bermejo and rookie brainiac Pablo Roncero team up to investigate, but their hope for an open-and-shut case quickly crumbles. They are on the trail of a serial killer—one whose motivations are as mysterious as the horrific, elaborate tableaus he leaves behind as clues. Bermejo and Roncero must overcome their differences, a byzantine bureaucracy, and the distraction of a beautiful journalist as they race across Spain in pursuit of the murderer. They can only guess where he will strike next—and with the gruesome game the killer's playing, guesswork is not nearly good enough.
Letters to the Lost
Author: Iona Grey
An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go. I promised to love you forever, in a time when I didn't know if I'd live to see the start of another week. Now it looks like forever is finally running out. I never stopped loving you. I tried, for the sake of my own sanity, but I never even got close, and I never stopped hoping either. Late on a frozen February evening, a young woman is running through the streets of London. Having fled from her abusive boyfriend and with nowhere to go, Jess stumbles onto a forgotten lane where a small, clearly unlived in old house offers her best chance of shelter for the night. The next morning, a mysterious letter arrives and when she can't help but open it, she finds herself drawn inexorably into the story of two lovers from another time. In London 1942, Stella meets Dan, a US airman, quite by accident, but there is no denying the impossible, unstoppable attraction that draws them together. Dan is a B-17 pilot flying his bomber into Europe from a British airbase; his odds of survival are one in five. In the midst of such uncertainty, the one thing they hold onto is the letters they write to each other. Fate is unkind and they are separated by decades and continents. In the present, Jess becomes determined to find out what happened to them. Her hope—inspired by a love so powerful it spans a lifetime—will lead her to find a startling redemption in her own life in this powerfully moving novel.
"First published in the United States of America by Dorman /Viking, animprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017"--Title page verso.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn't your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren't the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun... and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she'd sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He's six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that's surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants... she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she's not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There's something he's not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She's no longer sure what is more dangerous to her-the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.