Abby Scoop Madox is an underpaid newspaper reporter in L.A. When she gets fired from her job, she uses it as an opportunity to dive deep into her detective work on the chain of murders revolving around the powerful Higgins family. Meanwhile, she gets to star in her brother's reality show, hanging out with celebrities and partying with handsome men. Her investigation of the butterfly murders puts Abby and her friends in danger. She moves quickly from searching for clues at a mountain retreat to going to the Oscars. Will her suitors, Mark and Gabriel, save her? What will her old friend Zia do? Will Abby find the filler ot will the butterfly murderer find her?
Ebe Cagli Seidenberg (1915-2002), a.k.a. Bettina Postani, was a talented novelist who undeservedly ended up in the so-called “Great Library of Oblivion.” Forced to flee the poisonous atmosphere of the Fascist Regime due to her Jewish roots, she took refuge in the United States, where, in 1957, under the pseudonym Bettina Postani, she published her first novel, Before the Cock Crows, a self-translation from the original Italian. In 1984, and, subsequently, in 1999, the book was published in Italy under the new title L’Incantatore di serpenti and the author’s real name. The self-translation strategies and, above all, the theme of the “forced exile,” which is recurring in all of the author’s main novels, including Il Tempo dei Dioscuri, are examined in this work. The result is an extensive analysis of the personality, the psychology, the style, the depth found in the literary production of an author deserving greater critical attention.
Have you ever seen a dog climb a tree? Well, Bobby likes to do just that.
On March 12–13, 2016, the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) hosted an on-campus international conference on the topic of gastronomy.
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