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Vision of the Future
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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn brings his epic two-volume series The Hand of Thrawn to an explosive conclusion with a discovery that rocks the New Republic to its foundations--and threatens to resurrect the Empire. The Empire´s master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. In his hands--alive or dead--rests the fate of the New Republic. © 1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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Star Wars Omnibus
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The familiar players - Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Darth Vader - are launched onto new trajectories that send them toward dire consequences and unexpected futures.

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Outcast: Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)
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Does a new start for the Galactic Alliance mark the beginning of the fall of the Jedi Order? After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi. In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo´s turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it´s only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. Negotiating his freedom in exchange for his exile from the Jedi Order, Luke, with his son, Ben, at his side, sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo´s corruption and downfall. But the secrets Luke uncovers may bring his quest-and life as he knows it-to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by madness, is headed to Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could devastate the entire galaxy.

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Showdown at Centerpoint: Star Wars Legends (the...
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In this third and final volume of the Corellian trilogy, Han and Luke lead the Alliance in a mad scramble against the Selonian rebels for control of the planetary technology. When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destruction. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian manage to discover the terrifying secret of Centerpoint Station. It is the infamous Starbuster itself, and its next programmed nova, hard-wired in, is set to annihilate a chosen star, its inhabited worlds, and millions of innocent lives. There´s only one way to stop it: blow up the station. But as a massive rebel fleet closes in on Centerpoint, Han, Luke, and their friends will discover time is running out. Then the true leaders of the rebellion reveal their identities and issue their final ultimatum: The New Republic must withdraw all claim to power over the entire Corellian sector. With the future of Corellian freedom at stake, Han and those loyal to the Republic must somehow resist. But how can they possibly stop the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever known?

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The Last Dance
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In The Last Dance, Anmol Arora explores themes of identity, love and ambition in a compelling debut novel that carries the reader along with it till the end. The year is 1991. The Kurdish-Turkey conflict is at its peak, and eleven-year-old Ayla´s family is caught in the crosshairs. When her father is accused of anti-national activities, they are forced to flee their homeland and take refuge in Delhi. Here, a chance prediction by a pavement fortune-teller convinces Ayla´s mother that her daughter´s future lies in dance. She enrols Ayla in a Pratistha, a dance school run by Guru Chandrashekhar. Ayla develops a fascination for Bharatnatyam, and sets her sights on fame and success as a dancer. Ayla is keen to perform her arangetram, a dancer´s first solo performance, but Chandrashekhar, traditional in his ways, refuses to let her do so until he is sure she is ready. Ayla´s frustration leads to an abrupt and unceremonious falling out and she joins Studio Anubhooti, a rival dance school run by Guru Ranmohan. What follows is a tragedy: Ranmohan promises Ayla an arangetram, but rapes her on the eve of her performance. Traumatised and disillusioned, Ayla gives up on her dreams and returns to Mardin. Destiny reunites her with Chandrashekhar years later. The ensuing journey transforms them both in fundamental ways. They begin to question their beliefs, their life-choices and assumptions, and in turn discover new possibilities. Finally, Ayla performs her arangetram - in a way she could never have imagined.

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Stand: 17.07.2019
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Sacrifice
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Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance-led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker-battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side. But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all-and he´s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. To end the bloodshed and suffering, what sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy-but at a price. For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn´t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the sacrifice should be. As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families . . . and cast a grim shadow over the future.

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Que nadie duerma
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Un delirio de amor recorre la ciudad. Y bajo lo aparente, asoma lo extraordinario. EL MEJOR MILLÁS ´´Cuando estás con la mente y con el cuerpo en el mismo sitio, la realidad adquiere una luz extraordinaria. Créeme.´´ El día en que Lucía pierde su empleo como programadora informática es también el día en que su vida va a dar un giro definitivo, tal vez por una sucesión de casualidades o tal vez porque ese era el destino que le estaba esperando desde su décimo cumpleaños. Como si de un algoritmo se tratara, Lucía establece los siguientes principios sobre los que basará su existencia futura: va a dedicarse a ser taxista; recorrerá las calles de Madrid -o tal vez Pekín- al volante de su taxi mientras espera pacientemente la ocasión de llevar en él a su vecino desaparecido, del que se ha enamorado, y todos los acontecimientos importantes para ella tendrán como banda sonora, a partir de ese momento, la ópera de Puccini Turandot, de la que se siente protagonista. Lo cotidiano y lo extraordinario se entremezclan en esta novela de amor y terror protagonizada por un personaje femenino inolvidable. En ella están presentes todas las claves del universo narrativo de Millás: la ironía, el desdoblamiento del yo, las distintas facetas que componen la realidad, la soledad y la constatación de una verdad inmutable, la de que el espejo en el que miramos nuestras vidas nos devuelve, indefectiblemente, una perspectiva insólita ante la que solo cabe el más puro de los asombros. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A new novel by Juan Jose Millás: a story of love and revenge with all the literary clues distinct to the author. As if it were an algorithm, she set up the following principles on which his future existence will be based: she will be a taxi driver, she will travel through the streets in Madrid, waiting for the chance to meet again with the man that she has fallen in love with; and all the important moments in her life will have as soundtrack the ´´Nessum dorma´´ by Turandot. The mundane and the extraordinary are intertwined in this novel that has all the keys to Millas´ narrative universe: irony, different facets of reality, unfolding of the self, solitude, and the confirmation of an absolute truth: the mirror in which we look at our lives, always gives us an unusual perspective of amazement.

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Las Ocho Montañas / The Eight Mountains
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Con un lenguaje puro y poético, Paolo Cognetti traza un viaje vital, íntimo y universal, en una novela magnética y poderosa que explora lo robusto y lo granítico de las relaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos. «Sea lo que sea el destino, habita en las montañas que tenemos sobre nuestras cabezas.» Pietro es un chico de ciudad, solitario y un poco hosco, que veranea en los Alpes italianos. Bruno es hijo de un albañil de la zona, alguien que solo conoce los montes y que pastorea las vacas de su tío. Tienen apenas once años y un mundo entero les separa. Pero, verano tras verano, forjan una profunda amistad mientras Bruno inicia a Pietro en los secretos de la montaña. Juntos exploran y descubren casas abandonadas, glaciares y escarpados senderos hasta que, con los años, sus caminos toman rumbos distintos. Esa misma naturaleza salvaje es la pasión que mueve al padre de Pietro, un hombre envuelto en la melancolía de una Milán gris que solo puede abandonar durante los veranos. La montaña se convierte entonces en el mejor lenguaje para comunicarse con su hijo, un legado que solo el tiempo conseguirá poner en valor. Galardonada con los premios Strega en Italia y Médicis como mejor novela extranjera en Francia, Las ocho montañas es un fenómeno literario europeo destinado a convertirse en un clásico sobre la búsqueda constante de nuestra identidad. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION ´´A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one´s sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.´´ -Annie Proulx For fans of Elena Ferrante, Fredrik Backman, and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their incredibly strong connection evolves, changes, and challenges them throughout their lives. Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the Dolomites, the mountains that hug the northeastern border of Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the mountains, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain´s meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life- Bruno´s in the mountains, Pietro´s in cosmopolitan cities across the world-test the strength and meaning of their connection. A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. ´´There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti´s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story?a true novel by a great writer´´ (Rolling Stone Italia).

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Pensar Rápido, Pensar Despacio / Thinking, Fast...
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Daniel Kahneman, uno de los pensadores más importantes del mundo, recibió el premio Nobel de Economía por su trabajo pionero en psicología sobre el modelo racional de la toma de decisiones. Sus ideas han tenido un profundo impacto en campos tan diversos como la economía, la medicina o la política, pero hasta ahora no había reunido la obra de su vida en un libro. En Pensar rápido, pensar despacio, un éxito internacional, Kahneman nos ofrece una revolucionaria perspectiva del cerebro y explica los dos sistemas que modelan cómo pensamos. El sistema 1 es rápido, intuitivo y emocional, mientras que el sistema 2 es más lento, deliberativo y lógico. Kahneman expone la extraordinaria capacidad (y también los errores y los sesgos) del pensamiento rápido, y revela la duradera influencia de las impresiones intuitivas sobre nuestro pensamiento y nuestra conducta. El impacto de la aversión a la pérdida y el exceso de confianza en las estrategias empresariales, la dificultad de predecir lo que nos hará felices en el futuro, el reto de enmarcar adecuadamente los riesgos en el trabajo y en el hogar, el profundo efecto de los sesgos cognitivos sobre todo lo que hacemos, desde jugar en la Bolsa hasta planificar las vacaciones; todo esto solo puede ser comprendido si entendemos el funcionamiento conjunto de los dos sistemas a la hora de formular nuestros juicios y decisiones. Al implicar al lector en una animada reflexión sobre cómo pensamos, Kahneman consigue revelar cuándo podemos confiar en nuestras intuiciones y cuándo no, y de qué modo podemos aprovechar los beneficios del pensamiento lento. Además, ofrece enseñanzas prácticas e iluminadoras sobre cómo se adoptan decisiones en la vida profesional o personal, y sobre cómo podemos usar distintas técnicas para protegernos de los fallos mentales que nos crean problemas. Pensar rápido, pensar despacio cambiará para siempre nuestra manera de pensar sobre cómo pensamos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation?each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives?and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

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