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In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon
  • Author(s): Redmond O'Hanlon
  • Location(s): Brazil, Venezuela
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1980s

Redmond O’Hanlon found few experienced adventurers willing to accompany him on his four-month trip up the Orinoco river and across the Amazon Basin. He wondered why… Was it perhaps the fear of contracting dysentery, rabies or river blindness? Or...

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It Is Wood, It Is Stone

It Is Wood, It Is Stone
  • Author(s): Gabriella Burnham
  • Location(s): Sao Paulo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in São Paulo, Brazil, in which two women’s lives intersect. Linda, an anxious and restless American, has moved with her husband,...

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Leopold’s Assassin

Leopold’s Assassin
  • Author(s): J R Rogers
  • Location(s): Brussels, Dinard, Guyana, Lima, Paris, Recife, St Malo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1902

1902 – It is a cold and rainy Saturday morning the 15th of November in Brussels, Belgium. Gennaro Cataldo, an Italian anarchist, has traveled incognito to Brussels from London and Paris. In the Belgian capital he plans to assassinate...

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Love and the Goddess

Love and the Goddess
  • Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Coen
  • Location(s): Brazil, Galway, Peru
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When cookery teacher Kate Canavan’s perfect life falls apart she moves to Galway City. Kate’s friend James urges her to love and nurture herself, but mischievous Ella persuades her to dust off her unused dating skills. So Kate explores...

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Narcissism for Beginners

Narcissism for Beginners
  • Author(s): Martine McDonagh
  • Location(s): Recife, Redondo Beach
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

Meet Sonny Anderson as he tips headlong into adulthood. Sonny doesn’t remember his mother’s face; he was kidnapped at age five by his father, Guru Bim, and taken to live in a commune in Brazil. Since the age of...

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Paradise City

Paradise City
  • Author(s): Joe Thomas
  • Location(s): Sao Paulo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Mario Leme is a low-ranking detective in the Sao Paolo civil police. Every day on the way to work he sets off early and drives through the favela known as Paraisopolis – Paradise City. It’s a pilgrimage: his wife...

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The Ambivalent Corpse

The Ambivalent Corpse
  • Author(s): Jerold Last
  • Location(s): Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): The present

In the first novel in the Roger and Suzanne mystery series, private detective Roger Bowman and his girlfriend scientist Suzanne Foster find themselves traveling through Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina to solve a baffling and grotesque murder case. Parts...

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The Book of Rio

The Book of Rio
  • Author(s): Katie Slade, Toni Marques
  • Location(s): Rio de Janeiro
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s the city the rest of the world descends on to party…. whether for the spectacular annual Carnival, the sun-kissed beaches, the World Cup, or, in 2016, the Olympics. It’s also a place that’s sadly become synonymous with some...

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The Brazilian Husband

The Brazilian Husband
  • Author(s): Rebecca Powell
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s-1990s

For fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty: Determined to honor her late husband’s final request, Judith and her teenage step-daughter, Rosa, set out on a journey from London to Brazil to track down his family and take his...

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The Diary of Helena Morley

The Diary of Helena Morley
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Bishop
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1890s

‘When I first came to Brazil, in 1952, I asked my Brazilian friends which Brazilian books I should begin reading … They frequently recommended this little book, “Minha Vida de Menina” … In English the title means “My Life...

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