NOVEL SET IN PENNSYLVANIA

Some famous books you might not have known were set in Pennsylvania? As you know, the setting of a book determines many details about the story, but not only the natural landscape in which the characters move. Some authors create new worlds for their stories, while some choose places that are familiar. Here are three examples of authors who situated ...

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THAT WOMAN HAD A SPECIAL GIFT – Waiting for Austerlitz / Page by novel

……………………………. The Novak had a special gift – a disposition described in the pages of a book to her dear – to feel on its skin the imminence of the things, themselves or of others, including those of any stranger. She had stored a particular sentence, the one that whispered before every divination. “And since you know you cannot see ...

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LOVER – A novel by Marguerite Duras.

Marguerite Duras, was a French writer and film director, born in French Indochina on April 4, 1914. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a teacher. After her father’s death, her family had moved to Sadek, where the mother dies during a flood. She is sent to boarding school in Saigon, where she falls in love with ...

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SHADES OF PORTUGUESE POETRY

The beginnings of Portuguese poetry? Go back to the 12th century, around the time when the County of Portugal separated from the Kingdom of Galicia (in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula). Many poets and lyricists, prior to the Carnation Revolution in 1974, created works known as revolutionary songs, who represented the spirit of the revolution include Zeca Afonso and ...

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A WEEKEND OF AUTUMN AND TWO CITIES – Lisbon and Sintra / Portugal

Yes, Europe is full of wonderful cities, where drifting from a myriad attractions, which is imbued with the charm of history. Why not experience a weekend in Lisbon and Sintra? Welcome to Portugal https://www.visitportugal.com/en A Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, wrote of his Lisbon: “There are no flowers for me they are like the coloring of Lisbon under the sun”. Portugal ...

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UNUSUAL PLACES TO VISIT IN AUTUMN – New York: Five must-see moments

Visit New York? Autumn is the perfect season, but the month of November is a must. We remember you some good reason for planning now your unforgettable vacation in this city: November 29 (for the inevitable Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center); November 24 (Thanksgiving Day, celebrated with the traditional stuffed turkey); the first Sunday of the month (with plans ...

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FLAGS ABOVE HOTEL ARCADIA – Sinkholes / Novel page

………………………. The 16 flags above the entrance of Arcadia were driven by a slight breeze, that normally announced that season the arrival of bad weather and Cinzia Ynat watched from his window on the second floor of the hotel. When Pavel got out of the scanning window she, gave him a salute with her hand, not completely pull the red ...

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AN AMAZING EVIDENCE OF LOVE – Taj Mahal / Agra, India

The ornate Taj is the main attraction in Agra, the center-north Indian city built on the banks of the Jamuna River. http://www.mapsofagra.com/general-information/tourist-offices.html Is there a more romantic destination of the Taj Mahal? That astounding testimony of love, was commissioned by a ruler of the Mogul (Shah Jahan), to commemorate his late wife. In this city, other places not to miss, ...

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TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO THE VIBRANT INDIA – The God of Small Things / Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things https://www.amazon.com/God-Small-Things-Novel/dp/0812979656 is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated. This Man Booker prize-winner is set in India’s southern state Kerala, away from the glamour of Deli and Mumbai. Commenting as much on human nature as it does on Indian politics, religion and the ...

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