Guillermo del Toro : su cine, su vida y sus monstruos
by García Tsao, Leonardo, author.
Publisher Annotation: Guillermo del Toro's singular work has made him a key filmmaker of the twentieth century and the dawning of this one. From the foreword, by Felipe Cazals Within these pages, in a very enjoyable, casual conversation with his friend Leonardo García Tsao experienced movie critic Guillermo del Toro walks us through his early influences, his childhood troubles, and his first creative adventures in Guadalajara. It is a story of youthful passion that gives way to one of the most celebrated filmmaking careers of our time. Since the odyssey that meant making his short film Doña Lupe, in which he had to drive the truck, as well as load and unload all the equipment, to his latest and universally acclaimed film, The Shape of Water, we witness the struggle, the hurdles, the joys, and the obsessive work methods that make Guillermo del Toro one of the most singularly authentic minds in world cinema. We are now rewarded with the definite clues to the imaginary in his cinematic universe.
Una vida genial : sana tu mente, fortalece tu cuerpo y vuélvete extraordinario
by Lugavere, Max, author.
Publisher Annotation: The author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods is back with a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its "factory settings," to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. Genius living series, USA, 296pp.
Antes que llegue la luz
by Santos-Febres, Mayra, 1966- author.
Publisher Annotation: Puerto Rico, 2017. Barely a week after electricity was restored, the news warned of the arrival of a second hurricane, more powerful than the previous one. Prone to inaccuracy and exaggeration, the weather reports this time appear to be real. Many years have passed since a hurricane with such destructive potential hit the Island. If Irma had left it without electricity for a week, what can now be expected of María? In Before the light comes, Mayra Santos-Febres evokes those moments that, like hurricanes, arrive with their winds of uncertainty to split life in two and reveal our vulnerable condition; moments when, in turn, the ability to reinvent oneself as a last resort to survive emerges. Puerto Rico, 168pp.
by Pérez-Reverte, Arturo, author.
Publisher Annotation: ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE S NEW NOVEL! A story about love, sea, and war. His elegant narrative style masterfully joins his great command of the Spanish language. Perez-Reverte is a Master. -La Stampa In 1942 and 1943, during World War II, Italian combat divers either sank, or severely damaged, fourteen allied ships in the strait of Gibraltar and the Bay of Algeciras. In this novel which was inspired by real events, there are only a few characters and situations that have been made up by the author. Elena Arbues, a twenty-seven-year-old bookseller, finds one of those divers passed out on the shoreline as she was walking on the beach. As she rescued him the young woman was unaware that this act would forever change her life and that love will only be part of a dangerous adventure. «-There's something I intend to do, she finally says. Or maybe I really should do it. -Can I be of any help for that? -In a way you have already been helpful. After all, you taught me to love heroes. She puts the book back in its place and meets her father's puzzled gaze. "Without you I would have never recognized them," she adds. -I don't think I ... -Oh, no, I wouldn t have at all. Or maybe you were one too at some point, before all hell broke loose.» Spain, 392pp.
Más allá de mi reino
by Gyasi, Yaa, author.
Publisher Annotation: A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut. Read with Jenna series, USA, 320pp.
Agatha raisin y la quiche letal
by Beaton, M. C., author.
Publisher Annotation: The first book in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Agatha Raisin series now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and settles in for an early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. But she soon finds her life of leisure isn't all it's cracked up to be. Bored, lonely, and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge, Mr. Cummings-Browne, not only snubs her entry but also falls over dead! After her quiche's secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth. . . . That is, Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper-crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner s tag on her toe. . . . Agatha Raisin mysteries series, Scotland, 304pp.
¡Que viva la cocina! 2 : recetas caseras y fáciles con 3, 4 y 5 ingredientes
by Barredo, Gorka, author.
Publisher Annotation: Hello, cooks!I am Gorka Barredo and I present to you my new recipe book-easier, faster and cheaper than ever. Even more intuitive, simple to use, and with clear explanations, Long Live the Kitchen! 2 includes more than 75 new creations divided into three chapters: recipes that are made with just 3 ingredients, others with 4, and many others based on 5 ingredients.They are homemade, tasty, nutritious and -of course -everyone can afford them! And it doesn t matter if you have a lot or just a little experience in the kitchen; this will undoubtedly be your go-to cookbook! You will learn how to prepare skillet chickpeas, chicken and spinach burgers, octopus with cachelos, noodle soup, beef stroganoff, curried lamb, Santa Teresa yolks and many other dishes. All of them with a maximum of 5 ingredients! Become the best kitchen in your house; what are you waiting for? cocinacaserayfacil.net More than 2,000,000 monthly visits to her blogMore than 9,000,000 followers on FacebookMore than 3,000,000 followers on YouTube.
Eros : retorno al amor incondicional
by Ruiz, Miguel, 1952- author.
In this book you probably won't find what you expect. Our culture teaches us to love conditionally and, for many people, love is precisely the source of all their problems. This book shows us that love is the force of life, unlimited and unconditional. Therefore, many of the myths and love stories are false. The idea of conditional love pollutes our mind and turns us against others. Eros, the second book in the School of Mysteries, examines the conflict between true love and all the lies that we have been taught about love. This book is a master class on the art of romance and how to overcome the superstitions that prevent us from loving as we should.
La puerta roja
by Catalán, Claudia, author.
Publisher Annotation: A MAGICAL STORY.A NOVEL ABOUT THE FORCE OF LIFE EVEN IN TIMES OF WAR. The important one was the Red door. That was where all the interesting stories came in. Itwas the big door. The main door. It was the one who received the best and it was the best at keeping quiet. Because it was the great protagonist of that time, for the good, but also for the bad. When the Red door flaps its wings, two worlds are connected: a world in which men besiege the earth and fratricidal wars are fought, and that other world in which the gaze of a girl reveals to us what lies on the other side of the storm clouds and bomb blasts. This girl, who has moved to Grandma Candelaria's house now that her father has left her, moves among the pots on the fire and the olive groves. Fascinated by nature, little Sacra has some unique friends: Pedro, the pig herder who is a breath of fresh air for the monotonous life of the town; Carmen, with whom Sacra learns to till and love the land; Aunt Isidora, the one with red hair and who everyone knows hides an unspeakable secret, but no one talks about it; the old Don, whose wisdom flows like river water, and finally, a mysterious stranger who appears in town one stormy night. All of them will accompany Sacra on a path of learning that could save her when the sky turns to fire and the Red door can no longer protect her. With this brilliant debut, Claudia Catalán presents a splendid narrative voice that stands out in the current literary scene.
Mexico acribillado : una novela histórica en cautro actos
by Martín Moreno, Francisco, 1946- author.
«Mientras más matas, más gobiernas.» Álvaro Obregón La versión oficial dice que, siendo presidente electo, Álvaro Obregón fue asesinado a tiros por José de León Toral, pero la autopsia encontró en el cuerpo 13 orificios de entrada y seis de salida de balas de distintos calibres, y concluyó que, o el tirador usó varias pistolas, o hubo seis tiradores. Para colmo, los posibles testigos de los hechos fueron muriendo, también asesinados o en circunstancias extrañas, pocos meses después de aquel terrible 17 de julio de 1928. La lista de sospechosos de tanta desgracia y vergüenza nacional incluye al presidente Plutarco Elías Calles, al fundador de la CROM, Luis N. Morones, a la renombrada madre Conchita, y a una serie de oscuros personajes encumbrados del clero de México, quienes organizaron un boicot comercial a nivel nacional para poner de rodillas al gobierno y cerraron los templos para privar de consuelo espiritual a la feligresía y enardecerla. Estos datos fueron ocultados cuidadosamente durante 80 años y salieron a la luz gracias a esta gran novela histórica y reveladora, respaldada por una investigación minuciosa y plena de acción e intriga La trama incluye un verdadero rosario de asesinatos históricos, entre ellos, los de Madero, Carranza, Serrano, Villa y otros tantos más. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "'The more you kill, the more you rule." -Alvaro Obregon The official version says that, being president-elect, Álvaro Obregón was shot dead by José de León Toral, but the autopsy found 13 entry holes and six exit holes in his body for bullets of different calibers, and concluded that, either the shooter used multiple pistols, or there were six shooters. To make matters worse, the possible witnesses of the event were being killed, also assassinated or under suspicious circumstances, a few months after that terrible day of July 17, 1928. The list of suspects of such national disgrace and shame includes President Plutarco Elías Calles, the founder of CROM, Luis N. Morones, the renowned Mother Conchita, and a series of obscure figures from Mexico's clergy, who organized a nationwide boycott to bring the government to its knees and closed temples to deprive the congregation of spiritual comfort and inflame them. These facts were carefully hidden for 80 years and came to light thanks to this great, revealing historical novel, backed by meticulous research and full of action and intrigue... The plot includes a veritable string of historical murders, among them, those of Madero, Carranza, Serrano, Vil
by Moreno-García, Silvia, author.
Publisher Annotation: After receiving a strange letter from her newly married cousin, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a house in the country in Mexico, not knowing what she will find there. Naomi does not seem to have the gifts of a savior: she is glamorous, more used to attending cocktails than detective tasks. But she is also strong, intelligent and unafraid: not even of her cousin's new husband, a menacing and seductive Englishman; nor from his father, the ancient patriarch who seems fascinated by Naomi; nor of the house, which begins to invade Naomi's dreams with visions of blood and doom. The only friend Naomi will find is the family's youngest son, who also seems to be covering up dark secrets. Because there are many secrets hidden in the walls of High Place, as Naomi will discover when she begins to unearth stories of violence and madness. Captivated by this terrifying and seductive world, Naomi will find it difficult to save her cousin ... Or even escape from that enigmatic house. A terrifyingly brilliant novel. Mexico, 352pp.
El funcionamiento general del mundo
by Sacheri, Eduardo A. (Eduardo Alfredo), 1967- author.
The new Sacheri novel, Alfaguara Novel Prize, is an exciting story about adolescence, “where the mundane becomes epic” (Juan José Campanella). "--I like that idea, Benítez. —Which one, prof? —That one, that playing is like getting the general understanding of the world."Everything is settled for Federico Benítez’ holiday to Iguazu Falls with his sons, but a last-minute call will alter their plans. A long-standing and pressing debt of gratitude forces him to change course and head to distant Patagonia, dragging two upset teenagers along with him. In a four-day journey, this absent-minded and clumsy man will share his own hidden story with his teenage boys, the story of his own adolescence, of the First Interdivisional Soccer Tournament at the National School for Higher Education “Arturo del Manso”, played in 1983. This soccer tournament, along with its arbitrariness, tricks, and pettiness, but also its greatness, its bright and dark sides, will be a laboratory of life for that kid, and he will come out transformed. Under the guise of a travelogue, of a coming-of-age story, Eduardo Sacheri captivates us with an exciting tale about human bonds, showing us how even in the immense frieze of power we may suddenly come across a generous figure, able to change the course of a life. Narrativa hispanica (Alfaguara (Firm)) series, Argentina, 304pp.
El canto del cuco
by Galbraith, Robert, author.
La serie protagonizada por Cormoran Strike, convertida en una gran producción de la BBC Después de perder su pierna en la explosión de una mina terrestre en Afganistán, Cormoran Strike intenta rehacer su vida como investigador privado. En el terreno personal no le va mucho mejor: acaba de romper con su novia de siempre, por lo que ha tenido que marcharse de casa e instalarse en la oficina. En este desastroso momento de su vida aparece John Bristow con una historia asombrosa: su hermana, la legendaria supermodelo Lula Landry, conocida por sus amigos como El Cuco, ha caído desde su balcón de Mayfair en plena noche. Todo el mundo asume que se trata de un suicidio, excepto John, que se niega a creer eso. El encargo concede cierto respiro económico a Strike, pero, cuanto más profundiza en el complejo mundo de la modelo, más oscuro le parece todo y más se acerca a un gran peligro. Un elegante misterio impregnado de la atmósfera de Londres, desde las calles más selectas de Mayfair hasta los pubs ocultos del East End o el bullicio del Soho. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today). After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, creditors are calling, and after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he's living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with a shocking story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry -- known to her friends as the Cuckoo -- famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Fast-paced and sharply drawn, this dazzling detective novel inspired Strike, the BBC crime drama series that has captivated millions of viewers worldwide.