How does time go by so fast? Not long ago we were stocking up on books to read during the holidays and now we are at the gates of the rentrée, which marks the beginning of the end of the calendar in the literary industry. There are still great titles to be published between now and December, but those that have been crowned the best sellers of August are already traveling unstoppably to the lists of the most outstanding also of the fall and of 2022.
The Alaskan Sanders caseJoel Dicker
“I know what you’ve done.” This message, found in the pants pocket of Alaska Sanders, whose body appears at the edge of the lake in a small town in New Hampshire, is the key to the new investigation that brings together the writer Marcus Goldman and Sergeant Perry Gahalowood. On this occasion, they will have the help of a young police officer, Lauren Donovan, determined to solve the web of secrets behind the case. As they discover who Alaska Sanders really was, the ghosts of the past will also resurface.especially Harry Quebert’s.
The Alaska Sanders Case (Literatures)
All those things I’ll tell you tomorrowElizabeth Benavent
Miranda works as deputy director in a fashion magazine and is happy with her partner, Tristán. That’s why she doesn’t understand that she’s leaving her. She wishes she could turn back the clock and go back to the moment they met… But what if she really had the chance to change her story? Elísabet Benavent, the queen of erotic and romantic literature in Spanish, has returned with a time jump story reconstructs in a random (and hilarious) way the stellar moments of a couple’s relationship.
All those things that I will tell you tomorrow (SUMA)
Rome is meSantiago Posteguillo
There are characters that change the history of the world, but there are also moments that change the lives of those characters. Rome is me it is the story of the extraordinary events that marked the destiny of Caesar. Masterfully combining an exhaustive historical rigor and an extraordinary narrative capacity, Santiago Posteguillo manages to immerse the reader in the heat of the battles, make him walk through the most dangerous streets while the senators’ henchmen lurk around any corner, live the great love story of Julius Caesar with Cornelia, his first wife, and ultimately understand how the origins of man were behind the myth.
I am Rome: The true story of Julius Caesar (Historical)
What if we try it…?Megan Maxwell
Verónica is 38 years old and is an independent and hard-working woman, but also quite stubborn and controlling. He used to believe in princesses and princes, until his became a frog. and three rules were imposed to enjoy sex without commitment. So far, they have given him very good results but when he meets a man in his forties; self-confident; attractive; sexy and wildly romantic, she manages to drive her crazy. She knows because her heart races at the sight of him. It’s hearing her voice and getting hot from her. It’s thinking about him and noticing that stampeding elephants run in her stomach. She knows that they are very different, but the opposite poles attract…
What if we try it…? (Erotica)
Houellebecq orchestrates an ambitious novel that is many things at once: a thriller with esoteric fringes, a work of political criticism, family portrait and existential narration about pain and love. It places us in the year 2027. France is preparing for elections that it is very possible that a television star will win. Paul Raison works as an adviser on that bid. He is a taciturn and unbelieving man, whose marital relationship breaks down. In addition, his father (retired spy from the DGSI) suffers a stroke and is paralyzed. As if all this were not enough, Paul will have to face a personal crisis when he is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Annihilation: 1081 (Panorama Narratives)
Bye little oneMaximo Huerta
This is the heartbreaking testimony of a writer faced with the harshest of his narratives: that of his own life. Assaulted by memories of him as he cares for his sick mother, the past presents itself with voids that he cannot fill. Through silences and a great talent for observation, the author lays bare his intimacy with beauty and the portrait of a country and a time from his own family universe. He is accompanied as a confidant by his old pet, a loyal and charming dog.. A farewell story. The reconstruction of a childhood in which everyone (grandparents, parents and children) has been too silent.
Goodbye, little one: Fernando Lara Novel Award 2022 (Spanish and Ibero-American Authors)
The danger of being saneRosa Montero
Starting from her personal experience and numerous books on psychology, neuroscience, literature and memoirs by authors from different disciplines, Rosa Montero offers a gripping study on the links between creativity and mental instability. And he does so by sharing numerous curiosities about how our brain works when creating, breaking down all the aspects that influence the process, and assembling them before the eyes of the reader like a detective willing to solve the scattered pieces of an investigation.
The danger of being sane (Brief Library)
Soap and water. Notes on involuntary elegance
Difficult to describe, the book revolves around the same question Cecil Beaton was asked: what is elegance? And he replied: soap and water. Which is the same as saying: what is elegant is what is simple, what is useful, what is lifelong. Involuntary elegance is associated with a generous gesture, with discreet joy, with the person who contributes and appeases. It is a personal canon constructed, not as a refuge from vulgarity (because vulgarity can be wonderful), but against the substitute.
Soap and water (Compacts)
The map of desires Alice Kellen
Imagine that you are destined to save your sister, but in the end she dies and the reason for your existence vanishes. That’s what happens to Grace Peterson, the girl who has always felt invisible, the one who has never left Nebraska, the one who collects words and sees the days go by sheltered in monotony. Until she gets her hands on her game The map of desires and, following the instructions, the first thing she must do is find someone named Will Tucker, whom she has never heard of and who is about to embark with her on a journey straight to the heart, full of vulnerabilities and forgotten dreams, longings and unexpected affection. But what is one of the most outstanding titles of the year in its genre makes us wonder: Is it possible to move forward when the secrets begin to weigh too much? Who is who in this story?
The map of desires ((Out of collection))
The Black Book of Hours, Eva Garcia Saenz de Urturi
Vitoria, 2022. Former inspector Unai López de Ayala, alias Kraken, receives an anonymous call that will change what he thinks he knows about his family past: he has one week to find the legendary Black Book of Hours, an exclusive bibliographic jewel, if not, his mother, who has rested in the cemetery for decades, will die. But, someone who’s been dead forty years can’t be kidnapped and certainly can’t bleed. How is this possible? A novel that is a race against the clock between Vitoria and the Madrid of bibliophiles to trace the most important criminal profile of his life, one capable of changing the past, forever.
The Black Book of Hours (Spanish and Ibero-American Authors)
the bone thiefManel Loureiro
After being the victim of a savage attack, Laura completely loses her memory. Only the affection of Carlos, the man with whom she has fallen in love with her, helps her to perceive glimpses of her mysterious past. But who is Laura? What happened to her? During a romantic dinner, Carlos disappears inexplicably and without a trace. A call to the young woman’s cell phone announces that, if he wants to see her partner alive again, he will have to accept a dangerous challenge with unforeseen consequences: steal the relics of the Apostle in the cathedral of Santiago. Without hesitating for a second, Laura embarks on a mission impossible for anyone. But she’s not just anyone…
The Bone Thief (Spanish and Ibero-American Authors)
the path of fireMaria Oruna
María Oruña is the new crime novel phenomenon, with more than 500,000 readers. In this installment, inspector Valentina Redondo and her partner Oliver decide to take a vacation and travel to Scotland to visit his family. His father has acquired Huntly Castle in the Highlands, which had been in his family until the seventeenth century. During the rehabilitation of the building, he finds a hidden office two hundred years old and documents that reveal that Lord Byron’s memories (supposedly burned) may still be intact. Word of the extraordinary find will spread soon, but the appearance of a dead man in the castle will plunge Oliver and Valentina into an unexpected investigation that will take them to enter the Scotland of past times.
The path of fire (Ancora & Dolphin)
break the circleColleen Hoover
The figures of break the circle are spectacular: 630 million views on TikTok for the novel, one billion of the same for its author and over 100 weeks on the bestseller lists. When, with the pandemic, the world stopped, Colleen Hoover’s books went viral among young people between 15 and 30 years old who stay at home, thanks to the Chinese social network. Two years later, her most outstanding title reaches Spanish bookstores.
Lily hasn’t always had it easy. That’s why her idyllic relationship with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid seems too good to be true. When her first love Atlas suddenly reappears and Ryle begins to show her true colors, everything Lily has built with him is threatened. A story Inspired by the author’s personal experience with toxic relationships and that mixes the past with the present and with which it is impossible not to burst into tears.
Break the Circle (It Ends With Us) (Planet International)
The epic and exciting story of a woman whose life encompasses the most relevant historical moments of the 20th century. From 1920 (with the so-called “Spanish flu”) to the 2020 pandemic, Violeta’s life is much more than the story of a century. Seen through the eyes of a woman possessing an unforgettable passion, determination and sense of humor that sustain her through a turbulent lifeIsabel Allende treats her readers, once again, to a furiously inspiring and deeply moving epic story.
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