Marisa Mainar not never thought that his brother is the murderer of Fago, a village of 30 inhabitants of the Pyrenees of Huesca. In January 2007 the mayor of Fago appears dead. All residents are suspicious. Many considered him a tyrant. Finally is accused Santiago Mainar, an idealistic farmer who immediately confessed guilty "to stop other neighbors in peace."
During these five years Carles Porta has maintained a close relationship with the family Mainar. He has made over 60 visits to the prison and spoke hundreds of times with the older sister. The day trial began, while the street there was a cloud of 190 journalists looking for the photo, he was the only one who lived near the family drama.
Fago is the living portrait, close and revealing of a man accused of murder. But, above all, is the story of a woman who decides to love your brother and defend his innocence against everything and everyone, even against himself. Porta stir the reader gets a deep respect for the suffering of Marisa and challenges the role of police, judges, lawyers and journalists in a case where the "steamroller" crushed Mainar family from the first moment.
With a more intimate record with the same tempera narrative in TOR, the great investigative journalist Carlos Porta back to stick to a real story like a novel.
CARLES PORTA GASET
Born in Vila-sana, Pla d'Urgell, in 1963. He worked seven years as a journalist in the newspaper Segre and fifteen years at TV3, where was the news services, the program 30 Minutes and New Formats as a director of Mirror Effect. Currently has a production company. In 2005 he published the book Tor, a journalistic investigation of a crime in a village Pallars that was a great success and critical readers, and in 2009 Peter was awarded the Fourth of humor and satire with the perfect club , a personal chronicle of the world's fast and spas. He has won numerous awards, most journalism. One that will make most excited is the Xicoia Gold Award from an association of restaurant Pallars Sobirà.
Nino, the son of civil guard, nine, lives in the barracks of a village in the Sierra Sur de Jaén, and can never forget the summer of 1947.Pepe the Portuguese, the mysterious stranger, fascinating, justinstalled on a section mill, becomes his friend and his model, theman I would like to become ever. While the evenings spent togetheron the banks of the river, Nino himself be sworn never to bepoliceman like his father, and begin to receive typing classes in the farmhouse of the Blondes, where a family of single women, widowsand orphans , stand on the border between the mountains and plains. While exploring a new world by adventure novels that willbecome another person, Nino understands a truth that no one hadwanted to tell. In the Southern Highlands is waging a war, but the enemies of his father are not yours. After that summer, begin to look with new eyes the guerrillas led by Cowbell, and understand why his father wants him to learn typing.
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The secret language of flowers creates a story of courage and hope, abandonment and incredible zest for life. A novel with a protagonist who shows extraordinary strength and weakness of the human spirit and true love: a real and sincere feeling full of imperfections and without roots, which gives it all without expecting anything in exchange.
Victoria fears. Afraid of physical contact. Afraid of words, and its other. And, above all, afraid of being loved and loving. There is only one place where all your fears fade: his secret garden in the park.The flowers she has planted in this corner are his home, his refuge, his voice. It is thanks to the language of these flowers that Victoria manages to communicate their deepest emotions.
And Victoria has not had an easy life. Abandoned at birth, spent all his childhood between a foster family to another. Until I find Elizabeth, mother of the only truth that has ever had, the woman who taught the secret language of flowers.
And now thanks to this gift that you can just eighteen years, Victoria has managed to take the helm of his life and works as a florist. Its flowers are the most requested of the city bring joy and heal the soul. But the victory has not yet found the flower that heal their old wounds. And the only way to cure it is a mysterious guy. Only he can remove the old bones of immature heart of Victoria ... Only he can turn the heart of the lone white rose on a red heart with passion.
"The most anticipated event of the year." The Bookseller
"A poignant portrait elegantly written about the fragility-and-resistance of the human spirit." Sunday Telegraph
"Lucid and charming. Vanessa Diffenbaugh has found a vibrant way to tell a family history of cracks and reconciliations. "The Wall Street Journal
"A captivating novel and cruel, full of beauty and anger. Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a fascinating narrative. "The Washington Post
Just before the start of the pompous celebration of his hundredth birthday, Allan Karlsson decided that none of that goes with it.Dressed in his best suit and slippers, is perched on a window and escapes from the nursing home where he lives, leaving planted the mayor and the local press. Not knowing where to go, is heading to the bus station, the only place where you can go unnoticed. There, while awaiting the arrival of the first bus, a young man asked to monitor your suitcase, with the misfortune of the bus arrives before the return and Allan Young, without a second thought, go up the suitcase, not knowing that within this stack, good heavens!, millions of crowns of dubious origin. But Allan Karlsson is not easily deterred grandfather. Throughout its century life has had a lot of the most unique experiences, from encounters with unlikely characters like Franco, Stalin, Churchill, up compromising friendships as the wife of Mao, to high-risk activities such as agent Oppenheimer CIA or helping to create the atomic bomb. However, this time in his umpteenth adventure, when he thought he had reached retirement with peace of mind, is about to put the whole country into turmoil.
The Castilian edition of this novel comes preceded by an overwhelming success throughout Europe. Nearly two million copies sold, of which more than one million in Sweden, where he was Book of the Year Award and the Booksellers, and present in the bestseller lists in Italy, France and Germany, where is numbereach day, show that this is a rare bird. Jonasson has concocted a story extremely bold and resourceful, able to constantly surprise the reader, but the real gift is his main character, Allan Karlsson, a man of great common sense, a non-judgmental grandfather who is unwilling to give up the pleasure # of life
"A spy novel set in Barcelona in 1915»
A spy novel set in Barcelona in 1915, a city that hides a secret weapon that can conquer the world.
"Excuse the intrusion, mister-Vidal said in an almostShakespearean English diction, but you do not ever expect and I have fed him sitting on the stairs. And, with a slightly ironic tone,he added: - Please do not put the face of terror. I bonds, i. I needto help me save the world. "
Barcelona, 1915. Pol Vidal, chief editor of the Journal ofBarcelona, is the dining room of his house a spy for MI6 that involves a dangerous race between the major European powersto get the plans for a new weapon, the hammer Thor. Theintelligence services of Europe there were a half behind, aware that the country manages to dominate the world. As Vidal Pol getout alive in this city of spies?
CRIM DE SANG is a crime thriller gothic atmosphere, a detective storyset in Barcelona during the Civil War, which impresses with itsdynamic narrative construction, the fusion of various genresand the strength of his prose.
BarcelonaIf you read the first chapter click here, summer 1936. At the beginning of the civil war, during the religious persecution and massacre by anarcho-core, a Marist priest and a boy of seven or eight years arekilled in very strange circumstances. Commissioner GregoryMunoz opened an investigation to discover the identity of the killer, who only know that someone is claiming to be a vampire.Meanwhile, a community of Capuchin nuns living in a strangekidnapping her convent, accompanied by the Bishop ofBarcelona, who was supposedly executed. The search will match the police commissioner with the negotiations that keptthe Marist Order and the CNT-172 to free religious change a large sum of money.