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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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Dry Season

Dry Season

Author(s): Dan Smith

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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On the banks of a sprawling Brazilian river lies Sao Tiago – a small town without a conscience, forsaken by its people and by God – the perfect place for a fallen priest to escape his past. Sam whiles...

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Invisibles

Invisibles

Author(s): Ed Siegle

Location(s): Brighton, Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s/70 and early 2000s

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From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio de Janeiro, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love and loss. Simultaneously familiar and foreign, this...

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Perfect Hatred

Perfect Hatred

Author(s): Leighton Gage

Location(s): Argentina, Curitiba, Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team have a heavy work load with several high-profile cases. First, a suicide bombing that was apparently the work of a militant Islamist group. Then, a gubernatorial candidate is assassinated in broad daylight...

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State of Wonder

State of Wonder

Author(s): Ann Patchett

Location(s): Manaus

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick...

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The Consul General’s Wife

The Consul General’s Wife

Author(s): Aliefka Bijlsma

Location(s): Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction

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Melchior Steenbergen is leading an idyllic life. An elite member of Holland’s diplomatic corps, he is the Consul General in Rio, with a sweeping view of the Ipanema bay from his official residence, and a beautiful wife 20 years...

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The Violent Land

The Violent Land

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Bahia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

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A tale of greed, love and redemption – 2 families are in the midst of an internecine war over a cacao plantation in the north-east of the country. It is the vivid nature of writing and description that makes...

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Where the Road Ends

Where the Road Ends

Author(s): Binka le Breton

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 1900s

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In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to uproot themselves from their home in Washington, D.C. and start a new life in Brazil. “Where the Road...

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Wondering, the Way is Made

Wondering, the Way is Made

Author(s): Luke F D Marsden

Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Travelogue

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In a pre-apocalyptic near future, against a backdrop of a faltering global civilization and a living planet in slow-motion death throes, a young, free-spirited couple, Joss and Tina, decide to quit the programme and go on a voyage of...

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