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City of Brick and Shadow

City of Brick and Shadow

Author(s): Tim Wirkus

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Moder

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Already struggling to keep their tiny congregation afloat, two Mormon missionaries stationed in the dangerous Latin American neighborhood of Vila Barbosa suspect the worst when Marco Aurelio, a man they recently baptized, disappears from a crowded street market. When...

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grk and the Pelotti Gang

grk and the Pelotti Gang

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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A trip to Brazil should be fun, right? Well, it’s certainly exciting, as Tim and his dog Grk zip through the streets of Rio at high speed after the notorious Pelotti gang. Then their plane crashes in the jungle,...

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The Darkest Heart

The Darkest Heart

Author(s): Dan Smith

Location(s): Brazil, Minas Gerais

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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‘There were times I felt I would always be death’s passenger. It moved one step ahead of me wherever I went, letting its shadow fall across me. It carried me on; shaded me from the world other people lived...

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The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

Author(s): Lucinda Riley

Location(s): Geneva, Paris, Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Earlier 20th Century

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Their future is written in the stars . . . Maia D’Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, ‘Atlantis’ – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told...

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Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

Author(s): Chico Buarque

Location(s): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction, Novella

Era(s): Various

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Centenarian Eulalio Assumpcao has reached the end of his long life. From his modest bed in a Rio public hospital, as his mind falters, he grandly recounts his past to passing nurses, his visiting daughter and the whitewashed ceiling....

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1808

1808

Author(s): Laurentino Gomes

Location(s): Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1800s

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How a crazy queen, a frightened prince and a corrupt court tricked Napoleon and changed the history of Portugal and Brazil. A book set in Brazil. The story of Portuguese King Dom João who fled Portugal as Napoleon was...

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1822

1822

Author(s): Laurentino Gomes

Location(s): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

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1822, How a wise man, a sad princess and a money crazy Scotsman helped D. Pedro create Brazil, a country that had everything to go wrong. A book set in Brazil. This is a non-fiction historical book written by...

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A Death in Brazil

A Death in Brazil

Author(s): Peter Robb

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

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Delving into Brazil’s baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil...

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A Death in Brazil (A Book of Omissions)

A Death in Brazil (A Book of Omissions)

Author(s): Peter Robb

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical

Era(s): Various

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This book comes in three tranches – Robb’s person experience in Brazil which is certainly a rollercoaster experience at times but also explore culture, food and language. The second is the history of Brazil from it’s Portugues colonisation (and...

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Complete Stories

Complete Stories

Author(s): Clarice Lispector

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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The publication of Clarice Lispector’s Collected Stories, eighty-five in all, is a major literary event. Now, for the first time in English, are all the stories that made her a Brazilian legend: from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual...

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