Search Results: "Carolina Maria de Jesus"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Certainly not a book for mainstream America, but invaluable for scholars and historians interested the real picture of rural Brazilian life in the 1920s."
An evocative portrait of a childhood of abject poverty, by one of Brazil's bestselling authors. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2009

"Dense and lush, filled with lyrical storytelling."
Miracles, poetry and guerilla fighters march through the 20th century in De Robertis' winning debut, a beautifully wrought novel of Uruguay. Read full book review >

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CYCLES by Maria de Andrade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Dramatically light, but historically and sociologically interesting."
From Lisbon to Montreal, De Andrade's (The Little Sect, 2015, etc.) second novel follows the lives of Marta and Tiago Sousa, a young Portuguese couple who stake their hopes for better opportunities on a move to Canada.Read full book review >

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The Little Sect by Maria de Andrade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2015

"An observant familial portrait bogged down by extraneous detail and a frustratingly circuitous plot."
A deep dive into the dysfunction of an extended family. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA GOES TO BRAZIL by Maria de Fatima Campos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Victoria's Brazilian mum brings her from the United Kingdom to Brazil to meet family and friends. Read full book review >

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RADICAL HOPE by Carolina De Robertis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 2, 2017

"A timely but sometimes overly sentimental anthology of dissident voices."
A diverse group of writers and activists responds to the election of Donald Trump. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF TANGO by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A conventional up-by-one's-bootstraps tale redeemed by the complex musician at its center."
A woman in drag navigates the man's world of tango music a century ago. Read full book review >

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PERLA by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2012

"An elegantly written and affecting meditation on life in the wake of atrocity."
The ghost of Argentina's Dirty War quite literally haunts a woman whose father supported the junta's brutality. Read full book review >

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CRUNCH! by Carolina Rabei
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Funny dialogue and an appealing character can't quite mitigate weakness in plotting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pampered guinea pig named Crunch confronts his privilege. Read full book review >

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DOM CASMURRO by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The self-tormenting narrator's explosive, digressive revelations of his own vanity and shortsightedness make for both a piquant criticism of the romantic temperament and an unforgettably wry character study."
Dom Casmurro ($25.00; Nov.; 288 pp.; 0-19-510308-4): Oxford's newly launched ``Library of Latin America'' wisely begins with attractive new editions of the fiction of Brazil's greatest novelist. Read full book review >

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BABIES CAN SLEEP ANYWHERE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Yes, babies can indeed sleep anywhere, and perhaps this book is the way to get them there. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wheeler and Búzio contrast the resting places of animals with those of human babies. Read full book review >