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The Incredible Chinese Scientist (O incrível geneticist chinês)

  Life imitates art. While a group of medical students at Georgetown University were conducting genetic research on the “gluttony gene”, the author, unaware of these researchers’ activities, made up a story about exactly the same subject. In her novel, the Chinese scientist Yuan Wang, working at the University of California, figures out how to […]

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Nelson’s Hunger (A fome de Nelson)

In Nelson’s Hunger, the author reinvents and expands on a known episode in the life of the acclaimed, late Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues. As a young man, Nelson had spent some time in a sanatorium in Campos do Jordão, a town situated in the hills of São Paulo State. There, surrounded by men as sick […]

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Brazilian Saga: A people’s long struggle for its currency (A Saga Brasileira: A Longa Luta De Um Povo Por Sua Moeda)

BRAZILIAN SAGA stayed at the top of bestseller lists, selling over 70,000 copies! Awards: The Jabuti Prize for Best Reportage Book of 2011 and also the Best Non-Fiction book of the year. The Jabuti prize is Brazil’s biggest literary prize, and virtually the only one for Non-Fiction. Click here for a very insightful and clear […]

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Free City (Cidade livre)

LITERARY FICTION You can’t resist the pleasure of this virtuous, sensitive and humorous story, which is specifically rooted in the history of Brazil and our common modernity. João Almino welcomes us in a hotel with many rooms, and we’re happy to be his guest ~ 20 Minutes on the French translation, Hotel Brasilia It’s an event: […]

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The Book of Emotions (O livro das emoções)

  LITERARY FICTION In a future Brazil, a blind photographer considers a sequence of his old photographs. Isolating in his memory the moments in which they were taken and attempting to analyze them much like a lens, he envisions “a haiku stripped of rhetoric that captures only what is in front of the camera.” Yet, […]

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The Five Seasons of Love (As cinco estações do amor)

  LITERARY FICTION North American critic Marjorie Perloff defines this novel as “brilliant and thought-provoking”. To fulfill a pact made during her student days, fifty-five-year old Ana Kauffman plans a party to celebrate the new millennium. As old friends resurface and the countdown to the new century draws near, Ana’s past undergoes a series of […]

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The Secret of the Shrine (O Segredo do Oratorio)

HISTORICAL FICTION This amazingly gripping novel talks about the underground Jews that have lived in Brazil for at least 400 years. A totally unknown piece of history even to most Brazilians! Thousands of Jews came to Brazil during the Dutch invasion in the XVII century, because here they could practice their religion freely, under Mauricio de […]

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Translating Hannah (Traduzindo Hannah)

LITERARY FICTION In 1936, Max Kutner is a Polish Jew who works as a shoe repair man in Rio de Janeiro. Fluent in Yiddish, Max is called upon by the Political Police to act as a postal censor, translating the correspon- dence of other Jews into Portuguese, as the dictatorial Brazilian government suspects a communist […]

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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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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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