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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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Feast Days

Feast Days

Author(s): Ian MacKenzie

Location(s): Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Intelligent and deeply felt, Feast Days follows a young wife who relocates with her financier husband to Sao Paulo–a South American megacity that impresses and unsettles, conceals and erupts. Here in her new home, she reckons with the twenty-first...

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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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Heliopolis

Heliopolis

Author(s): James Scudamore

Location(s): Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Set against a city on the edge of reality, of high towers and seething favelas, of rich enclaves and social stratification. Ludo is a boy taken from the slum of Heliopolis and raised in the gated wealth of Angel...

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Playboy

Playboy

Author(s): Joe Thomas

Location(s): Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2016

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SÃO PAULO, 20 MARCH 2016 A campaign for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff is in full swing, yet 100,000 people take to Avenida Paulista in São Paulo in her support. On the same day, a young man from...

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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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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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