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...
Location(s): Geneva, Paris, Rio de Janeiro
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Earlier 20th Century
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...
Location(s): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Genre(s): Fiction, Novella
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....
Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
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...
Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical
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...
Genre(s): Short Stories
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...