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Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is a Scottish politician who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position.
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El Ministerio del Futuro
A Novel
Kim Stanley Robinson - 2020-10-06
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El Ministerio del Futuro una obra maestra de la imaginación. Narra a través de testimonios ficticios cómo nos afectará a todos el cambio climático. Su visión no es la de un mundo desolado y apocalíptico, sino la de un futuro que ya se nos echa encima… y cuyos desafíos tal vez consigamos superar por los pelos. Es una novela actual e impactante, descorazonadora y esperanzadora a partes iguales, y es uno de los libros más poderosos y originales que jamás se hayan escrito sobre el cambio climático. Creado en el año 2025, el objetivo del nuevo organismo era sencillo: Defender a las futuras generaciones de la humanidad y proteger a todos los seres vivos, del presente y del futuro. Enseguida empezó a ser conocido como el Ministerio del Futuro, y esta es su historia.
Nicola Sturgeon
Late to this novel, but enjoying it - if you’re convinced, as I am, about the urgency of tackling climate change but want hopeful solutions rather than despair, I’d recommend reading this      fuente
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The New Life
A Novel
Tom Crewe - 2023-01-03
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Two Victorian marriages, two dangerous love affairs, one extraordinary partnership . . . London, 1894. After a lifetime spent navigating his desires, John Addington, married to Catherine, has met Frank, a working-class printer. Meanwhile Henry Ellis's wife Edith has fallen in love with Angelica - and Angelica wants Edith all to herself. When...
Nicola Sturgeon
Haven't had much time to read so far in 2023 - just as well this by Tom Crewe is a book to savour. Beautifully written historical fiction, but with a timely feel too. And shot through with a real sense of hope about the possibility of progress against the odds. Highly recommended      fuente
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The Unfolding
A Novel
A.M. Homes - 2022-09-06
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This darkly comic political parable explores the dynamics within a family and a divided country. The Big Guy loves his family, money, and country, but is undone by the 2008 presidential election. He taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream while facing turbulence within his own family. A.M. Homes prompts a reconsideration of truth, freedom, and democracy, exploring the explosive consequences of what happens when the same words mean such different things to people living under one roof in this stunning alternative history that is both terrifyingly prescient, deeply tender, and devastatingly funny.
Nicola Sturgeon
📚 One of my occasional Saturday night book recommendations. This by @nycnovel is exceptionally good - a fusion of family drama and state of the nation (and very prescient) US politics      fuente
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El secreto
Donna Tartt - 1992-09-11
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La vida no es fácil en un college de Nueva Inglaterra si eres un chico modesto y falto de afecto que llega de California, y Richard Papen lo sabe; por eso agradece que lo admitan en un pequeño grupo de cinco estudiantes capitaneados por un profesor de literatura clásica con mucho carisma y pocos escrúpulos. Los chicos sueltan comentarios en griego y se ríen de la ingenuidad y la torpeza de los demás, pero bien mirado se pasan el día bebiendo y engullendo pastillas, hasta que un mal día lo que parecían chiquilladas se convierten en asuntos donde la muerte tiene algo que decir. Es entonces cuando Richard y su pandilla descubren qué difícil es vivir sin máscaras y qué fácil es matar sin remordimientos.
Nicola Sturgeon
📚 I don’t re-read lots of books, but making an exception for this modern classic on the 30th anniversary of its publication. I read it back then & loved it. I remember being utterly engrossed but the detail of the plot is sketchy now, so going back in for my Sat night read… 📚      fuente
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Tomb of Sand
Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell - 2021-08-26 (publicado por primera vez en 2018)
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This book follows an eighty-year-old woman who experiences a deep depression after her husband's death, but emerges with a new lease on life. She defies convention by forming a friendship with a hijra woman, confusing her bohemian daughter who thinks of herself as more modern. Together they travel to Pakistan, confront the trauma of Partition, and explore what it means to be a mother, daughter, woman, and feminist. Through playful prose, this book protests against the damaging impact of borders and boundaries, between religions, countries, and genders.
Nicola Sturgeon
Many thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes today - much appreciated 🥳 A birthday treat this evening, I hope, will be some time with this book which is extraordinarily good. Beautiful writing and storytelling, and a masterclass in the wonder of translation @shreedaisy      fuente
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Karen Joy Fowler - 2022-03-08
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This epic and intimate novel delves into the family behind the infamous John Wilkes Booth, exploring their lives in a secret cabin hidden away just northeast of Baltimore. As the country teeters towards secession and civil war, the Booths share triumphs, scandals, and devastating disasters amidst their dramatic rise to fame as a leading theatrical family. Booth offers a vivid portrayal of the ties that make and break a family during a time of immense change in American history.
Nicola Sturgeon
For the 📚 lovers amongst my followers, the book is a fictionalised account of the family life of John Wilkes Booth who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. An interesting take on a well worn topic.      fuente
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How a Pandemic Changed the World & How to Stop the Next One
Devi Lalita Sridhar - 2022-07-21
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Preventable is an illuminating book that explores how politics influence global health crises. Professor Devi Sridhar compares the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world and examines why certain countries have suffered far worse losses than others. This book combines science, politics, ethics, and economics to showcase the deep-seated social and economic inequalities that shape our fate. Sridhar presents lessons learned from past and present outbreaks and sets out a vision for how we can better protect ourselves from future health crises. An urgent read that will challenge, inspire, and outrage readers.
Nicola Sturgeon
Prof @devisridhar has been a source of invaluable - and at times challenging - advice to @scotgov during the pandemic. Her book about what we can learn for the future is important and well worth reading      fuente
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A Novel
Andrew O'Hagan - 2020-09-01
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A coming-of-age novel that explores the profound themes of life, death, and friendship. Set in a small Scottish town in 1986, two friends, James and Tully, make a vow to live life differently. Thirty years later, Tully's news forces them to confront mortality and examine their obligations to each other. Mayflies is a poignant examination of human connection and the meaning of love in the face of tragedy.
Nicola Sturgeon
@Kayfre I have indeed. Beautiful book      fuente
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Val McDermid - 2021-08-19
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Set in 1979 during the winter of discontent, this award-winning and internationally bestselling crime novel follows the story of Allie Burns - a bold investigative journalist on the hunt for her first big scoop. Along with fellow reporter Danny Sullivan, they uncover corruption, terror, and murder, making powerful enemies along the way. With intriguing insight into both the past and present, this novel marks the first in Val McDermid's newest series of crime novels.
Nicola Sturgeon
📚 Some late evening sunshine gives me a moment to recommend two outstanding, albeit very different, books that I’ve been fortunate to read advance copies of - written by women I admire hugely @valmcdermid and @Elif_Safak      fuente
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La isla del árbol perdido
A Novel
Elif Shafak - 2021-08-05
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En un convulso 1974, mientras el ejército turco ocupa el norte de Chipre, Kostas, un griego cristiano, y Defne, una turca musulmana, se reúnen en secreto bajo las vigas ennegrecidas de la taberna La Higuera Feliz, donde cuelgan ristras de ajos, cebollas y pimientos. Allí, lejos del fragor de la guerra, crece a través de una cavidad en el techo una higuera, testigo del amor de los dos jóvenes, pero también de sus desencuentros, de la destrucción de Nicosia y de la trágica separación de los amantes. Décadas más tarde, en el norte de Londres, Ada Kazantzakis acaba de perder a su madre. A sus dieciséis años, nunca ha visitado la isla en la que nacieron sus padres y está desesperada por desenredar años de secretos, división y silencio. La única conexión que tiene con la tierra de sus antepasados es un Ficus carica que crece en el jardín de su casa. La isla del árbol perdido es una historia llena de magia sobre la pertenencia y la identidad, el amor y el dolor, y la asombrosa capacidad de regeneración a través de la memoria.
Nicola Sturgeon
📚 Some late evening sunshine gives me a moment to recommend two outstanding, albeit very different, books that I’ve been fortunate to read advance copies of - written by women I admire hugely @valmcdermid and @Elif_Safak      fuente
El trueno en el reino by Hilary Mantel
La mitad evanescente by Brit Bennett
We Are Attempting To Survive Our Time by A.L. Kennedy
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Los mejores años by Kiley Reid
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Los optimistas by Rebecca Makkai
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Niña, mujer, otras by Bernardine Evaristo
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo
La flor púrpura by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Poor Things by Alasdair Gray