Com personagens cativantes e uma protagonista apaixonante, Matthew Quick constrói de forma encantadora um universo de risadas, lealdade e esperança conquistada a duras penas.
A New York Times bestseller, The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal.
During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.
When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year's Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their "contract." All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining.
In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.
After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard—that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It may be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It may also help him to finally recover from his wife’s untimely demise.
As David confronts his past to salvage his present, a poignant portrait emerges: that of an opinionated and good-hearted American patriot fighting like hell to stay true to his red, white, and blue heart, even as the country he loves rapidly changes in ways he doesn’t always like or understand. Hanging in the balance are Granger’s distant art-dealing son, Hank; his adoring seven-year-old granddaughter, Ella; and his best friend, Sue, a Vietnamese American who respects David’s fearless sincerity.
Through the controversial, wrenching, and wildly honest David Granger, Matthew Quick offers a no-nonsense but ultimately hopeful view of America’s polarized psyche. By turns irascible and hilarious, insightful and inconvenient, David is a complex, wounded, honorable, and loving man. The Reason You’re Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all.
For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?
Bartholomew thinks he’s found a clue when he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s underwear drawer. In her final days, mom called him Richard—there must be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is meant to help him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and faith, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the mystery of women are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one man’s heartbreakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own.
A struggling priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere join the quest to help Bartholomew. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada to see the cat Parliament and find his biological father . . . and discover so much more.
Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness in the world she believes still exists, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else—a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.
Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt her chances on this madcap quest to restore a good man’s reputation and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be.
Elisa Beni, Peaje de Libertad
Augusto Cruz, Londres después de medianoche
Víctor del Árbol, Un millón de gotas
Eva García Sáenz, Pasaje a Tahití
J. J. Gómez Cadenas, Spartana
Marc Levy, Si pudiera volver atrás
Colum McCann, Transatlántico
Jorge Salinas, La chica de los ojos del color de mi piscina
Simone Sarasso, Colosseum
Matthew Quick, Momentos de buena suerte
O homem então descobre uma carta de Richard Gere na gaveta de calcinhas da mãe, e acredita ter encontrado uma pista de por que, afinal, em seus últimos dias a mãe o chamava de Richard... Só pode haver alguma conexão cósmica! Convencido de que Richard Gere vai ajudá-lo, Bartholomew começa essa nova vida sozinho escrevendo uma série de cartas altamente íntimas para o ator. De Jung a Dalai Lama, de filosofia a fé, de abdução alienígena a telepatia com gatos, da Igreja Católica aos mistérios femininos, tudo é explorado nessas cartas que não só expõem a alma de Bartholomew, como, acima de tudo, revelam sua tentativa dolorosamente sincera de se integrar à sociedade.
Original, arrebatador e espirituoso, A sorte do agora é escrito com a mesma inteligência e sensibilidade de O lado bom da vida. Uma história divertida e inspiradora que fará o leitor refletir sobre o poder da bondade e do amor.
Vinte e um também é o número da camisa de Russ, um gênio do basquete. Ou pelo menos era. Recém-chegado à cidade de Bellmont depois de ter a vida virada de cabeça para baixo por uma tragédia, a última coisa que ele quer é pegar de novo numa bola.
Russ está confuso, parece negar o que lhe aconteceu e agora se autointitula um alienígena de passagem pela Terra. Finley recebe a missão de ajudá-lo a se recuperar e, para isso, precisará convencê-lo a voltar a jogar, mesmo sob o risco de perder seu lugar como estrela do time.
Contra todas as probabilidades, Russ e Finley se tornam amigos e, por mais estranho que pareça, a presença de Russ poderá transformar a vida de Finley completamente. Uma emocionante história sobre esperança, amizade e redenção, com a prosa sensível e inteligente de Matthew Quick.