Ethese are the suggestions of Up-to-the-minute news for the month of August. From biographies to novels, here’s the latest news for a month to read, whether you’re on vacation or stuck in your work routines.
Person: a biographyQuetzal. ©DR
Pessoa: Uma Biografia, by American-born Portuguese author Richard Zenith, published in the United States and Great Britain in 2021, is now published in Portugal.
Fernando Pessoa – together with Luís de Camões – the greatest Portuguese poet, remains almost an unknown behind the multiplicity of voices.
João Gaspar Simões, with the publication of his biography in 1950, had the great merit of recognizing the importance of Fernando Pessoa, but now comes a deeper search.
A purga, by Sofi Oksanen, Penguin Random House©DR
In 1992, with the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia can finally taste freedom and project the future. Everyone migrates to the capital, nobody wants to live in the countryside. It’s just old people, a few drunks and a bunch of thugs. Aliide Truu, an elderly woman, lives oblivious to the world at home in an uninhabited village, listening to the radio and preparing fruit preserves. This peaceful life is interrupted by the arrival of Zara, a young woman in need of help who unravels a web of lies about herself.
Huddled inside each other, Aliide and Zara will face a nebulous past – love, betrayal, revenge -, thus discovering the unexpected bonds that unite them. They are the face of generations of women who lived under the yoke of Soviet occupation in the Baltic countries. His story, told in this masterful novel, is also the story of European society in recent decades.
Conversations About Love, Natasha Lunn, Chancela Cultura©DR
A book by journalist Natasha Lunn who wanted to understand how relationships work and how they evolve throughout our lives. Lunn turned to authors and experts to learn more about each other’s experiences, as well as self-assessment, asking, “How do we find love?”, “How do we keep it ?” and “How do we survive when we lose it?”
In Conversations About Love, you’ll find answers from experts like Philippa Perry, Dolly Alderton, Stephen Grosz, Candice Carty-Williams, Lisa Taddeo, Diana Evans, Emily Nagoski, Alain de Botton, Esther Perel, Roxane Gay and many others.
The Perfect Poison by Russian novelist Sergei Lebedev. Don Quixote. ©DR
Starting in World War I and spanning several decades, Sergei Lebedev – who lives in exile in Berlin – examines how and why Russia and the Soviet Union developed terrifying neurotoxins and the long and terrifying list of uses deadly poisons. . At the center of the story we find Professor Kalitin, a ruthless chemist obsessed with developing an absolutely deadly and undetectable poison, for which there is no antidote. However, Kalitin is racked with guilt over the many deaths resulting from his Faustian pact to create the perfect poison. When the Soviet Union collapses, the scientist flees the country and is given a new identity in Western Europe.
A woman is not a man, Etaf Rum. Aurora Chancellery.©DR
In Brooklyn, it was time for eighteen-year-old Deya to meet potential husbands. Although getting married is not part of her plans, her grandparents leave her no choice. The only way to secure a future is to marry the right man.
History repeats itself: Isra, Deya’s mother, also had no choice when, as a teenager in the 1990s, she left Palestine to marry Adam in the United States. Deya is trying to do what her mother couldn’t – break free from violent and misogynistic traditions and chart her own path. But the clash of cultures will make him discover complex and dark secrets that are hidden in his family.
It is a story of trauma, freedom and cultural weight.
Laboratory of emotions, Tânia Correia. Book workshop. ©DR
A reading that aims to provide tools for conscious parenting. The book is divided into two parts, one for parents and educators and another with illustrated stories aimed at younger children.
With the Laboratory of Emotions, the reader will dive into his inner world, reconstruct it, so that he is able to accompany the construction of children, by connecting to their deepest emotions and thoughts, in order to consciously welcome their behaviours.
There Are Moments That Should Be Forever, by Megan Maxwell. Planet. ©DR
Eva is an independent, confident woman who is very attached to her financially well-off family. He loves his brothers, even though they sometimes give him headaches, and he has a love-hate relationship with his sister.
After a romantic failure, he decides to put love aside and focus on his restaurants in Madrid and Ibiza. It is your work as a leader that fills and fills it. Marc Sarriá is a prestigious and well-loved surgical oncologist in a private hospital in Madrid. A few years ago he made the decision to live in the present and not plan for the future, just enjoy the moment.
Fate makes these two very different beings meet, one afternoon, on a terrace and end the night as they had never imagined. Suddenly, they become inseparable. Marc teaches Eva to smile and enjoy the moment and she realizes that there is life beyond work and there is no escaping love when it is true.
Pop Writing, Complete Edition, by Miguel Esteves Cardoso. Bertrand Publisher©DR
For the first time, the complete edition of one of the most emblematic works of Miguel Esteves Cardoso, with two books in one: Escrítica Pop and O Ovo eo Novo.
I write Because I like to earn money, by Isra Bravo. Counterpoint editors©DRA book on how to write so that even the most serious companies will want to work with you rather than any other candidate.
Why types of marketing are the ones we should listen to the least when marketing.
to be inspired. Script for your emotional well-being, by Sofia Castro Fernandes. Planet. ©DR
Sofia Castro Fernandes is the author of ‘at 9 am on my blog’, one of the most read and followed blogs in Portugal. Throughout these pages, with each drawing, each sentence, each word, the best-selling author wants to give you the air that we so often miss and take away your desire to continue.