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Ten books that you cannot miss this Sant Jordi

If you still don’t know which book to buy or give away today, El Diari has drawn up a list of 10 books with which you will surely be right. They are works for all tastes both in Catalan and in Spanish.

Llum a la foscor conté deu històries reals, deu crims estremidors triats pel su social impact, pel profile dels accusats, due to the complexity of the investigation or due to the surprising resolution of the case. They are stories that delve into the dark part of our society and uncover a part of us and the world that surrounds us that we cannot ignore; some stories that Carles Porta illuminates to reveal all the angles, so that we can draw our conclusions further from the investigations and the sentences. «Posem llum a la foscor…».

The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Vita Castellá, is found dead in a luxurious hotel room in Madrid. The compromised situation requires that a possible murder be officially ruled out and that the investigation run aground, so that the party in power, to which the victim belongs, has activated all the resources and has made all the telephones ring in high places that They can help save time.

For his part, the police chief of the Valencian Community decides to help the Minister of the Interior and the director of the National Police, Juan Quesada Montilla, in their mission: to mislead the authorities. To do this, they put the case in the hands of two novice and peculiar inspectors: the sisters Berta and Marta Miralles. Radically opposed to each other, they must face together a murky world of interests.

Mamut’s protagonist is an archaic girl trapped in modern life. Her habitat is the city, where she works to live. She wants to be a mother, and this forces her to approach men. How can you resist the human anthill if you have the instinct of a solitary hunter?

One day she leaves the city, changes her environment and becomes the owner of a completely isolated house. There are only the shepherd, solitude and beasts that feed you or threaten you. Instinct works, consciousness is altered and a transformation takes place.

This is not just another novel about fleeing to the countryside, this is a ticking time bomb about the sores of contemporary society, a crescendo narrative that howls at the mercy of this wild novelist that is Eva Baltasar.

When his rival s’importa the plaça de catedràtic that so desitjava, in Morella s’adona he needs an idea to pose-se to write and to advance the seva stagnant race. During Nadal’s nit guard, Sesé, her seva dona, a saturnine gynecologist, saw an experience for which she was not prepared.

I meanwhile, l’Olof, l’ultranebot, filled with a brilliant and unbearable germà, arrived in Barcelona per passar-hi uns mesos. Is it possible to see a radically new reality? Or is it reality, more notice, who is watching? With an intelligence outside of the common and a unique, ironic and clairvoyant style, Borja Bagunyà unfolds a constellation of characters sacsejats by an unusual discovery that they face the challenge of a man in response to an insurmountable need to be escorts.

April 1901. A ship heads for the island of Minguer, the pearl of the eastern Mediterranean. On board are Princess Pakize Sultan, niece of Sultan Abdülhamit II, and her recent husband, Dr. Nuri, but also a mysterious passenger traveling incognito: the famous chief health inspector of the Ottoman Empire, in charge of confirming the rumors of plague that have reached the continent. In the bustling streets of the port capital, no one can imagine the threat, nor the revolution that is about to take shape.

From our days, a historian invites us to look at the most disturbing months that changed the historical course of this Ottoman island, marked by the fragile balance between Christians and Muslims, in a story that combines history, literature and legend.

La Jordina tea 27 years and may have had sexual relations. The family and social environment represses her design. But Jordina has a recurrent sexual illness, and besides her friend Simona and her psychoanalysis, she walks the path to express her feelings and her deepest needs. The consequences of this awakening will be unpredictable.

Amb the political and social references of the gray post-war Barcelona, ​​Visit to senyora Soler esdevé a cant agònic in favor of llibertat. The author shows the repression, the moral oppression of guilt and sin, the difficulty of viure in plenitude, and leads to vindication, always presented to the seves novels, of the sexual freedom of the donut, the seva personality, character and ability to decide what to choose and vol.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down: it has changed habits, exasperated moods and made life even more difficult for the disadvantaged. It has also affected Commissioner Jaritos, who returns to investigate two of the stories that make up this volume; when he is confined by a close positive contact, he will have to deal with murderers, with computers (to investigate without leaving his home)… and with his wife, Adrianí, who seems to be better at everything than him.

However, the situation has been merciless in particular with the most vulnerable: Márkaris dedicates unforgettable stories to them, such as the one starring the vagabonds Plato, Socrates and Pericles, or by two homeless people who only find solidarity among other disadvantaged people. A story of rivalry between a Greek and a Turkish restaurant in Germany once again opens the doors to hope, which contrasts with the terror of those who see their businesses founder after decades of efforts. The stories close with an intimate and endearing recollection of the island of Jalki, where Petros Márkaris grew up.

In the 15th century, the world is changing, but medicine is anchored in the old formula of triaca established in classical antiquity. Amb tot, semper hi ha men i donas que noves formses de guarir el cos i l’ánima, que sovint passen por bojos o bruixots. Assagen alchemical formulas to obtain the philosopher’s stone or the elixir of life. In Magí Surroca he is a d’ells.

Other than that, Beatriu is a young rebel whose strength of love and friendship, and absolute dedication to an ideal, allow her to establish an authentic life of freedom and plenitude.

L’alquímia de la vida is a historical novel·la that, between Vallbona de les Monges, Barcelona and la vila de Llívia, preludes the instant in which the human being began to be the measure of all things.

A tribute to the people of all times who have apostatized for humanity and their well-being.

La Carmina is a great lady, independent, with character, who values ​​life and lives with vol. Malgrat that she is great she does not think about death. But the metge li communicates that she has cancer and that she has little time left to live. That she can be helped and that, since she lived alone, she can be fins and tot enter if this is her will.

La Carmina s’hi denies in rodó ia from here farà front com may to the seves darreres semanes de vida. And it is aleshores, at the moment of posing in ordre papers, throwing junk and fer testament, that he thinks that he could leave gravades -ja no te forces per escriure- les seves memòries per a les nebodes. La Carmina will surprise them. They have no idea who threatens the youth of the seva tieta.

From here begins a series of records that will record and leave evidence of a great love, some records of post-war youth with the seva mare vídua i Empresaria (a capital character in seva vida) and a portrait of Barcelona of Porcioles. In short, she will draw the life of a determined dona to live fully and with freedom, to which she both discreetly disregarded the gossip.

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