In un freddo pomeriggio di febbraio, Stella scorge un uomo dai vistosi capelli rossi che non vede da molti anni, ma riconosce subito. O per lo meno lei ne è convinta. Nello stesso momento dall’altra parte del globo, in mezzo a una folla di cinesi che stanno festeggiando il capodanno, Jake sente che la sua vita è in pericolo… Stella e Jake non sanno nulla l’uno dell’altra, ma hanno in comune il desiderio di fuggire dalla loro vita. Jake in un luogo così remoto da non comparire in nessuna mappa, Stella invece in un posto della Scozia in cui solo sua sorella Nina può ritrovarla… In che modo le vite di Stella e Jake sono destinate a incontrarsi?
- ISBN: 882351150X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 322
One of the things I’ve tried to do this year was to read all of the books by some of my favorite writers. Maggie O’Farrell is on that list and after reading this book, I’ve read all of her published books to date. I love that I’ve done that, but then I was sorry I didn’t have another to read by her Leggi tutto
Oh my goodness! I never expected this. I never expected to fall in love with a book that I randomly plucked from a box at a garage sale. Maggie O'Farrell has enchanted and captivated me. Her writing is lyrical and honest, warm and homely. She describes things in a way I can relate to. 'He doesn't li Leggi tutto
The Distance Between Us (originally published in 2004) is my sixth Maggie O'Farrell book, so I am a fan. However because I've read and gloried in her amazing skill in her later much more literary works, and because my introduction was her phenomenal memoir I Am, I Am, I Am which provided me knowledg Leggi tutto
[3.7] This novel has all the elements I've come to expect from Maggie O'Farrell - beautiful writing, fascinating characters and a seemingly effortless structure. A worthwhile read, but it doesn't shine compared to her later novels.
This is the third book by Maggie O'Farrell I have read. I find her writing absolutely captivating. Despite the fact that this story had a much more satisfying ending (i.e., less dark), I don't think it will leave a very lasting impression me. I sobbed when I read After You'd Gone, and I was positive Leggi tutto
Meh. A love story or a story of two sisters - I was never quite sure. Perhaps the problem with this book was that it tried to be both and became clogged and cloying from the effort. Stella runs away constantly and inexplicably (even given the 'terrible secret' that has 'haunted her since childhood') Leggi tutto
Que delícia voltar às letras da minha Maggie! Em breve, explico melhor porquê!
"Antes de nos encontrarmos" parece ser um livro desconhecido aqui pelas "ruas " digitais dedicadas à literatura. O livro estava na estante barrado pela minha primeira experiência com livros desta escritora. Em 2013 li o "Incertezas no coração" e não gostei, o que fez com que este fosse ficando pela e Leggi tutto
It looks like I'm at a one all draw with Maggie O'Farrell. I enjoyed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox after a slow start, but didn't get on at all well with My Lover's Lover. So it's taken me a while to pick up a third of her books. This book is written in what I always think of as "jigsaw piece" st Leggi tutto
Two people in different parts of the world - one with a secret, the other looking for a long-lost answer - come together in an unlikely spot, to discover themselves, as well as each other. You can read my full review of this book here. https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2014/12/0...
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