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My Mental Health Record (Mon carnet de santé psy)

PARENTING | PSYCHOLOGY Designed as a diary for parents, this landmark book allows them to accompany the psychological evolution of their child just like they’ve already been doing for his or her physical health. Almost all countries apply a system of health records that monitor children’s physical evolution, and there’s a plethora of books about […]

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The Theorem of the Street lamp (Le théorème du lampadaire)

ECONOMICS | POLITICS An important book which explains why economics and politics are trapped by doctrine. Disparities are more violent than ever and the future is bleak. We currently find ourselves in an impasse trapped under the light of the neo-liberalist model, like someone looking for their keys under the street lamp where they wrongly think […]

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Cabeza de Vaca

  BIOGRAPHY | NON-FICTION | ADVENTURE This book presents the saga of a different kind of conquistador. The central character is the Spanish nobleman Àlvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. As intrepid and bold as other great Spanish names of the 16th century, he had a personal history like the plot of an adventure movie.  Having […]

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Anita Garibaldi, A Brazilian Heroine (Anita Garibaldi, Uma heroina brasileira)

  NON-FICTION | BIOGRAPHY In 1839 , in Laguna, on the south coast of Brazil, Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro left her first husband, a shoemaker, to board the ship commanded by the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. The romance of Anita with Garibaldi lasted ten years, resulted in four children and would make an action […]

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Honeycomb Kids. Big Picture Parenting for a Changing World… and to Change the World

    PARENTING – LIFESTYLE Including more than 300 practical ideas and activities, Honeycomb Kids is a book with two priceless benefits: not only does it help you prepare your children for an uncertain tomorrow, it also helps you shift to a better family life for today. One world. One humanity. One destiny. It can […]

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The First Woman (A primeira mulher)

  FICTION This deft narrative bears all the traces of a police thriller: blackmail, puzzles, crimes, intense sex. The narrator, a university literature professor, is a misanthrope who has withdrawn into books and occasional sex with former students in order to avoid participating in society. This changes when he meets up with his childhood sweetheart. […]

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The Wood Word (A máquina de madeira)

“Historical novel, right, but well seasoned by a memoir drive. Even if we talk about posthumous memories of a future that has never materialized.” – João Cezar de Castro Rocha, O Estado de S. Paulo In a mid-19th century Brazil, a society based on slave labor and concerned with setting down an indigenous mythology, a […]

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The Perfect Husband Lives Next Door (O marido perfeito mora ao lado)

A CAMPUS TRILOGY Novel An anxious woman seeks help to save her marriage from a group of student therapists at the Psychology Department at Rio Catholic University. Soon, the reader realizes that her anxiety is shared by other characters in the novel, especially the happily married ones. Then a crime takes place, and the therapists […]

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The Balance of the Pendulum (Movimento pendular)

    Obsessed with stories of adultery, the erudite narrator of this novel begins to compile a catalog of all possible three-way relationships, constants in literature and mythology, from all cultures and time periods. He soon realizes that his plan is impossible but his research leads him to come up with a surprising theory about […]

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Queen Jinga’s Throne (O Trono da Rainha Jinga)

    Rio de Janeiro, 17th century: a wave of inexplicable violence terrifies the city – kidnappings, mutilations, killings. A secret brotherhood of African slaves, propagators of a strange heresy that troubles church authorities, is suspected. At the same time, in Africa, surprising events that seem to evoke the crimes in Brazil are taking place […]

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