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): Sao Paulo
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...
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...
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...