Tag Archives: Nordic Countries

Among Women (Entre as mulheres)

LITERARY FICTION Sixteen stories – each focusing on a female character and a neighborhood of Rio – are woven together to form a tapestry of the life of a great city, observed from the multiple viewpoints of its women inhabitants. The characters range from Maria, 93, forced to cope with yet another armed robber in […]

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Should We Have Vatican III? (Faut-il faire Vatican III ?)

ESSAY – CURRENT AFFAIRS Christine Pedotti examines whether a new council could steer the Church away from the precipice. She asks the question: Is it materially possible and intellectually desirable to call a new council? What would be the difficulties and the risks? And if the Church went ahead with it, what topics would it […]

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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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The Master of the Left Side (O senhor do lado esquerdo)

LITERARY CRIME FICTION Mussa knows every Rio street–and savors them by name. His characters wade through a celebration of his beautiful, dangerous city of glorious extremes. One story leads into another, with several more embedded along the way, told by an endearing historian who can’t resist any temptation to tell you his own opinions on […]

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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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The Dream of Dr. Bantam

LITERARY FICTION The Dream of Dr. Bantam by Jeanne Thornton is a debut novel, a love story unlike any other, featuring Julie Thatch, a tough-as-nails, chainsmoking, wise-cracking 17-year-old Texan. Her idol, her older sister, kills herself by walking in front of a car. And Julie falls in love with a girl who both is and isn’t an […]

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Ivyland

LITERARY FICTION J.G. Ballard zapped with a thousand volts of electricity (Wall Street Journal) It’s spring in Ivyland . . . Debut novelist Miles Klee takes a landscape of drugs, decay, loss and, perhaps, hope, and manages to make the ensemble wryly funny: something only a few notable contemporaries such as Jeff Vandermeer and Michael […]

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The Mallaig Clan – Trilogy (Le clan de Mallaig)

100,000+ copies sold in Quebec, 300,000+ copies sold in France (book club edition) Scotland, 1390. To avoid a forced marriage, Lite MacGugan weds bandit Baltair MacNeil, which saves him from the gallows. She keeps her husband at a distance for many years, while she concocts large-scale projects to develop her in-law’s property located in Mallaig. […]

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Serenitas

DYSTOPIAN THRILLER One evening in 20th century Paris: A bomb attack in a pizzeria in the Pigalle district kills ten people. Who is responsible? What are the terrorists’ motives? Idealistic journalist Fjord Keeling is a bit of a loser. He’s left on his own at the leading daily newspaper Le National, since his superiors – […]

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