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Life Whisperers (Encantadores de Vidas)

SELF HELP – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT With a 50,000 print run just shipped from Editora Record to booksellers in the first week of April 2012, this book is already a huge success in the Brazilian market. An inspirational memoir written by banker Eduardo Moreira, it tells the story of how the author’s life was deeply changed […]

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The Riddle of Qaf (O Enigma de Qaf)

LITERARY HISTORICAL FICTION The search of a woman by a man through the desert, The Riddle of Qaf narrates a simple story that fascinates thanks to the talent of the author to wed erudition with the creation of an intense and touching language. In this book, Mussa tells the search for the fictitious solution to […]

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Sweet Gabito (Doce Gabito)

LITERARY FICTION Francisco Azevedo’s second novel tells the fantastic story of Gabriela Garcia Marques, born in 1967, in the midst of a rural communist guerrilla that happened in Brazil in that period. After the death of her parents by the military, she moves to Rio de Janeiro to live with her grandfather, Gregorio. During a […]

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Fatal Fall (Fatale val)

COMMERCIAL FICTION – WOMEN’S LITERATURE Two close friends, called “the Daphnes” by their friends and colleagues as they’re both called Daphne and are journalists with the same daily news show, decide to go a 3-month trip through the Middle East. When they’re in Jordan visiting the old town of Petra, a local advises them to […]

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The Idea M/F (Het Idee M/V)

This book offers a – much needed – new perspective on male female differences. It challenges current popular theory and shows how recent scientific discoveries tell a surprising and quite different story. The writing is accessible for a broad audience while also containing detailed notes and references for the more specialized reader. Upon publication it […]

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After Delphine (Na Delphine)

  Delphine Zomerland has it all: a good marriage, two lovely daughters, a successful career and a group of close friends. However, one day she leaves everyone behind and disappears without a trace. Her best friend Nina is left in despair. Why did Delphine not say anything before she left? And did she indeed leave […]

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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said

In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward W. Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present. Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, […]

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The Garden of Departed Cats

A surreal, utterly unique novel. In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons. This archaic game, the central event of The Garden of Departed Cats, may prove as fatal as the deadly attraction our narrator feels for the local man who […]

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The Smell of Fried Bonito

“The desire to live more than one life…” A beautiful novel about Istanbul, the city of innumerable cultural and historical layers. After many years in New York, the main character is enticed by the nostalgic smell of fried bonito to return to his native Istanbul, only to find that he never really knew this city, […]

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Sophie in Weimar. A Princess of Orange in Germany.

The liberal Sophie of the Netherlands (1824-1897) is the youngest child of King William II and Queen Anna Pavlovna. Due to her modest nature, the Grand Duchess Sophie Von Sachsen Weimar Eisenach has been almost entirely overlooked in the Dutch-German history. And yet this humble princess of Orange was a woman of world-class culture, who […]

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