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Recommended books (10)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. Therefore, all books that are listed here as part of the Read Around South America Challenge were written by authors from Brazil. I hope you will find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
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A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Description:
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017 A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home. The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo’s life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his... continue
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Recommended: 12 Jan 2018
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Água Viva by Clarice Lispector EN

Rating: 3.8     6 Votes
Description:
Lispector at her most philosophically radical.
Recommended: 24 Aug 2022
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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands : A Moral and Amorous Tale by Jorge Amado EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Description:
Seductive memories of her first husband, the wayward, unsuccessful gambler Vadinho dos Guimaraes, threaten Dona Flora's very respectable second marriage to a kindly pharmacist. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022
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Family Ties by Clarice Lispector EN

Rating: 1     1 Vote
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Tells the stories of a fearful adolescent, an angry old woman, a dog's burial, a possessive mother and her son, a businessman's dinner, and a French explorer in Africa
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022
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Invisible Women : Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez EN

Rating: 4     21 Votes
Description:
Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women​, diving into... continue
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Recommended: 11 Sep 2022
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It Is Wood, It Is Stone : A Novel by Gabriella Burnham EN

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"Takes place over the course of a year in Säao Paulo, Brazil, [where] which two women's lives intersect: Linda, an anxious and restless American ... and [her] skilled maid Marta, [who] has more claim to Linda's home than she can fathom. [This is a] debut novel by young Brazilian American author Gabriella Burnham ... about women whose romantic and subversive entanglements reflect on class and colorism, sexuality, and complex, divisive histories"--
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022
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Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 13 Jun 2022
8.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo EN

Rating: 3     4897 Votes
Description:
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English ... continue
Recommended: 11 Jan 2018
9.

The Diary of “Helena Morley” by Helena Morley EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Originally published in 1942 under the title Minha Vida de Menina—Portuguese meaning “My Life as a Little Girl or “Young Girl”—this book is a diary that was kept by the author, Helena Morley (pseudonym of Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant), when she was between the ages of twelve and fifteen (1893-1895), and living in Diamantina, a small diamond mining town in southeastern Brazil. The little girl describes her homework, her love of parades and dresses, her father who could scarcely make a living in the mines, and her most beloved grandmother. The diary was admired by French Novelist Georges Bernano... continue
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022
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The Name of Death by Klester Cavalcanti EN

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The powerful true-life story of a Brazilian boy who could have been a fisherman but instead became the biggest professional killer known to the world--soon to be a major motion picture. Julio Santana as seen through the eyes of acclaimed investigative reporter Klester Cavalcanti is not a monster--he is a loyal son, a family man, a devout Christian who is tormented by his conscience with every shot. But in a cruel and lawless area of Brazil, where every life has its price, respect for life is a luxury that he can't afford. Trained by his uncle, an assassin, and initiated in murder at 17 years o... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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