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Ruiz Zafón, CarlosEl palacio de la medianoche
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

Calcuta, 1932: El corazón de las tinieblas. Un tren en llamas atraviesa la ciudad.
Un espectro de fuego siembra el terror en las sombras de la noche. Pero eso no es más que el principio. En la víspera de cumplir 16 años,Ben, (More) Sheere y sus amigos deberán enfrentarse al más terrible y mortífero enigma de la historia de la ciudad de los palacios.
Ben y Sheere son dos hermanos gemelos cuyas vidas tomaron caminos distintos tras su nacimiento: ella ha seguido una vida errante junto a su abuela, Aryami Bosé, y él ha pasado su infancia en un orfanato. Ambos se reencuentran cuando están a punto de cumplir los dieciséis años: juntos tienen que evitar caer en manos de Jawahal, un diabólico personaje.

Bannalec, Jean-LucDeath in Pont-Aven
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

A strange murder in an idyllic French seaside village, a major family tragedy, and a puzzling secret await Commissioner Dupin in this captivating whodunit thriller.
At the Central Hotel in Pont Aven, Brittany, 91-year-old manager (More) Pierre-Louis Pennec is found murdered. Police commissioner George Dupin and his team takes on the investigation and narrow the list of suspects down to five people, including the manager of a rival hotel, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian. Further incidents–first a break-in, then another mysterious death–muddy the waters yet more.
As Commissioner Dupin delves further and further into the lives of the victim and the suspects, he uncovers a web of secrecy and criminality that belies the village’s idyllic image.
A surprise hit in its original German, it is a book so atmospheric readers will immediately want to wander through the village’s narrow alleyways, breathe in the Atlantic air, and smile at the Breton peculiarities. Spellbinding, subtle, and smart, this crime novel is peppered with cryptic humor and surprising twists.

Silvestre, Juan JoséThe Time of God’s Presence
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

“History is not a mere succession of centuries, years or days, but the time span of a presence that gives full meaning and opens it to sound hope.” These words of Pope Benedict XVI, which have inspired the title of this book, (More) describe the essence of the liturgical year, which is a celebration of the mystery of Christ within time.
This book, which brings together different texts which have been published on the Opus Dei website, invites the reader to live through those mysteries of the liturgical calendar, which revolve around the Paschal Mystery, heart of the life of Christ and of the history of the world. The reader can therefore deepen in the different tonalities which the prayer of the Church acquires as the year progresses; one can discover that the liturgy is, in the words of Pope Francis, “God’s time and space” and that He invites us to “put ourselves there in God’s time, in God’s space, without looking at our watches. The liturgy is precisely entering into the mystery of God; bringing ourselves to the mystery and being present in the mystery.”

Sanderson, BrandonThe Mistborn Trilogy
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the “Sliver of Infinity,” reigned with absolute power and ultimate (More) terror, divinely invincible. This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails?Mistborn: The Final Empire — Kelsier, a brilliant thief has turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler as the mark. Kel’s plan is the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into the fold. But she will have to learn to trust if she is to master powers of which she never dreamed.The Well of Ascension — Evil has been defeated; the war has just begun. Vin, the street urchin who has become the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.The Hero of Ages — The Deepness has returned, along with unusually heavy ashfalls and powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed. Vin and Elend investigate the past to save the future, and in the end, sacrifices must be made.

Goleman, DanielInteligencia Emocional en el trabajo
Language: Spanish, Self-Help – Format: ePub

¿Qué es la inteligencia emocional? ¿En qué influye? ¿Cuál es la mejor manera de propiciarla en el entorno laboral? Dos líderes en este campo, Cary Cherniss y Daniel Goleman, junto con un selecto grupo de colaboradores, ofrecen sus (More) puntos de vista sobre cómo medir la inteligencia emocional, cómo utilizarla como base de selección y cómo mejorarla a nivel individual, grupal y organizativo. Cary Cherniss y Daniel Goleman -autor del best-seller mundial Inteligencia emocional- enseñan a los directivos, ejecutivos, consultores y psicólogos del área de recursos humanos cómo ir más allá trabajando con los individuos para aumentar el rendimiento de toda la organización.
Inteligencia emocional en el trabajo incluye quince modelos a seguir que han sido probados y validados empíricamente en organizaciones reales. Los autores demuestran así la manera en que dichas organizaciones aumentaron las competencias sociales y emocionales de los trabajadores, utilizando una o más de las cuatro dimensiones de la inteligencia emocional: autoobservación, autogestión, conciencia social y habilidades sociales. Identifican un total de veintidós líneas maestras -basándose en una exhaustiva revisión de los estudios e investigaciones publicados respecto a formación y desarrollo, asesoramiento y cambios conductuales- que directores y ejecutivos pueden utilizar en sus organizaciones y empresas a fin de promover la inteligencia emocional.
Inteligencia emocional en el trabajo es, en suma, un libro indispensable que debería estar en las estanterías de todo profesional de recursos humanos, un libro revolucionario que mejora la inteligencia emocional de las empresas y, con ello, su eficacia organizativa.

Molière, Jean-Baptistelas preciosas ridículas
Language: Spanish, Theater Play – Format: iSilo

Dashner, JamesThe Kill Order
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

The Kill Order is a 2012 young-adult dystopia science fiction novel by James Dashner and the prequel to his Maze Runner trilogy. The book was released on August 14, 2012 through Delacorte Press and is set 13 years before the (More) events of the original novel.Of the novel, Dashner stated that he wanted to expand the world but not focus on the main characters of the main Maze Runner trilogy. He also stated that he had originally planned to write a prequel for the series, but that the plans did not become official until he had completed the third book in the trilogy.A sequel has been announced, taking place after the novel but before the events of the original, titled The Fever Code, is due publication in 2016.

Shakespeare, WilliamDos Hidaldos de Verona
Language: Spanish, Theater Play – Format: iSilo

Bulwer-Lytton, EdwardGli ultimi giorni di Pompei
Language: Italian, Novel – Format: ePub

Glauco è un ricco ateniese residente a Pompei. Ammirato dall’élite della cittadina per il suo buon gusto e per il suo stile, vive una vita all’insegna del piacere e del lusso.
Durante un banchetto tenutosi a casa sua, egli viene a (More) sapere che da tempo abita a Pompei una ragazza napoletana di origini greche di incredibile bellezza, chiamata Jone. Subito il giovane decide, dunque, di fare la sua conoscenza e la sera stessa si reca nella sua dimora. Vedendola, Glauco, si meraviglia di riconoscere in Jone una ragazza che alcuni anni prima aveva incontrato a Napoli, della quale era stato particolarmente colpito. Tra i due nasce quindi una profonda intesa che li porta ad amarsi reciprocamente.
Jone e suo fratello Apecide, sono, però, sotto la custodia di Arbace, infido egiziano, sacerdote di Iside. Arbace, ha infatti intenzione di iniziare Apecide ai culti della dea e di sposare Jone. Tuttavia, Apecide, dopo aver saputo degli imbrogli che i sacerdoti Iside operano ai danni dei cittadini, ha intenzione di abbandonare il sacerdozio, mentre Jone, lentamente si sta innamorando di Glauco, compromettendo i piani di Arbace.

Vargas, FredTiempos de hielo
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

Alice Gauthier, una respetable profesora de matemáticas de sesenta y seis años, aparece muerta en su bañera, todo parece apuntar a un suicidio, pero ciertos detalles, como un extraño signo trazado en el lugar del suceso, hacen (More) pensar que quizá haya algo más detrás de su muerte, por lo que el caso es derivado al equipo de la Brigada Criminal del comisario Adamsberg. Al poco, una mujer dice haber enviado una carta que la muerta había escrito a un tal Amadée Masfauré…, cuyo padre se habría suicidado dejando un signo similar. Las sospechas se confirman al comprobar que ambas muertes tenían algo más en común: las dos víctimas formaban parte de una trágica expedición a una remota e inexplorada isla de Islandia, diez años antes?
Un extraño club de admiradores de Robespierre, viejos rencores familiares, pistas falsas, reminiscencias de antiguos mitos nórdicos?, y la imbatible sagacidad de Adamsberg y su brigada son los ingredientes de la magnífica nueva obra de la reina de la novela negra europea.
Nacida en 1957 en Paris, hija de una madre química y de un padre intelectual, la pequeña Fred (diminutivo de Fréderique, adopta Vargas en referencia al papel de Ava Gadner en `La condesa descalza` ) acaba siendo una brillante arqueóloga, especialista en la Edad Media.

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