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Aquí encontrarán todo sobre mí; eso que tuve ganas de escribir para ustedes porque sé que tenemos una conexión especial. Es mi mejor intento por abrir mi corazón y mostrarme un poco más. Muchos me recordarán sólo por interpretar a Violetta y siempre será un honor, pero soy Martina y me encantaría que me conozcan como soy,

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Both a psychological self-­portrait and a profound meditation upon the artistic process, Proust's seven-­part masterpiece changed the course of 20th-­century literature. the first volume, introduces the novel's major themes and the narrator, a sensitive man drawn in his youth to fashionable society. Its focus then shifts to Charles Swann, a wealthy connoisseur who moves in high-­society circles in nineteenth-­century Paris and a victim of an agonizing romance. This masterly evocation of French society and its rendering of a search for a transcendental reality independent of time, ranks as a landmark of world literature. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1922 edition.

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Gilles Villeneuve became a legend in his own time, a driver whose skill and daring personified the ideals of Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of motor sport. With his flamboyantly aggressive, press-­on-­regardless style in his scarlet Ferrari, he captured the imagination of a vast international audience as no other driver has in recent times.

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After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-­four-­hour dental-­floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

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Less than a year after the first season finale, PBS’s hit series returns to Sunday nights this spring with an all-­new eight-­episode season. Fans of and have fallen in love with this candid look at post-­war London. In the 1950s, twenty-­two-­year-­old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-­hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-­four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side. Based on Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs, will continue to delight its millions of viewers in the U.­S.

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In just a two-­year span, Stefani Germanotta, a struggling performer in New York's Lower East Side burlesque scene, has become the global demographic-­smashing pop icon known as Lady Gaga. She is a once-­in-­a-­decade artist, a gifted singer, composer, designer, and performance artist who mixes high and low culture, the avant-­garde with the accessible, authenticity with artifice. Who is Lady Gaga? She is a twenty-­five-­year-­old woman whose stage mantra--­"I'm a free bitch!­"--­is the polar opposite of who she is offstage: isolated, insecure, and unable to be alone. She is an outrÉ artist who wanted to be a sensitive singer-­songwriter. She is a woman who says no man can ever compete with her career, but who goes back and forth with the ex-­boyfriend who said she was too ambitious. She claims not to care what people think, but spends her downtime online, reading what people have to say about her. She claims to be a con artist and utterly authentic. She is never less than compelling. Based on . . .

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Immediately recognized as a significant literary work, Adam Bede has enjoyed a largely positive critical reputation since its publication. An anonymous review in The Athenaeum praised it as a "novel of the highest class,­" and The Times called it "a first-­rate novel.­" Contemporary reviewers, often influenced by nostalgia for the earlier period represented in Bede, enthusiastically praised Eliot's characterizations and realistic representations of rural life. Charles Dickens wrote: "The whole country life that the story is set in, is so real, and so droll and genuine, and yet so selected and polished by art, that I cannot praise it enough to you.­" In fact, in early criticism, the tragedy of infanticide has often been overlooked in favor of the peaceful idyllic world and familiar personalities Eliot recreated...

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At the end of her memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) never to marry. However, providence intervened in the form of a U.­S. government ultimatum: get married, or Felipe could never enter America again. Told with Gilbert's trademark humor and intelligence, this fascinating meditation on compatibility and fidelity chronicles Gilbert's complex and sometimes frightening journey into second marriage, and will enthrall the millions of readers who made a number one bestseller.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-­Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-­slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. -­wikipedia

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So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-­era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy-- exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling-- does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father's tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-­starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors--­yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness. , imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, . . .

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