Farewell Rio and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $10.99
  • Save: $1.41 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Farewell Rio has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by hippo_books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Farewell Rio Paperback – October 30, 2010

7 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.58
$7.86 $5.00

"Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal
Each chapter tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. See more
$9.58 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Roa Lynn was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Salt Lake City, New York and Washington, D.C. She has been a print and television journalist and a government administrator and has written about Brazilian history, economics, and culture for the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. In recognition of these writings, she was decorated in 1997 with the Order of Rio Branco by the Brazilian government.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Corcovado Press (October 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983019703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983019701
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,627,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Roa Lynn was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Salt Lake City, New York and Washington, D.C. She has been a print and television journalist and a government administrator and has written about Brazilian history, economics, and culture for the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. In recognition of these writings, she was decorated in 1997 with the Order of Rio Branco by the Brazilian government.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dgmorrison on November 22, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a very good book. I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end . . and hated to see it end, as it did. Roa Lynn's extensive research and personal experience provide the reader with sound, helpful, historical information about Brazil, and Rio in particular, while weaving an entertaining and thought provoking plot around the experiences of lead character Kate (E. Catherine Lawrence, journalist & poet). In the course of the book the reader can get very attached to Kate, as she is an interesting mix of both her desire to be independent and a strong reliance on others to give her both comfort and challenges, while helping her to keep her act together and on track. Her adventures and misadventures, as she adjusts to life in Rio, and her interaction with the other characters, only some of which were Brazilians, was well thought out by Roa Lynn, and enlightening to experience as the plot unfolded. As a first novel, this is a winner, and I look forward to future writings by Roa Lynn as well. Hopefully, we'll learn more about Rio de Janeiro, especially as Brazil moves into the 21st Century. Farewell Rio is a good read. Kudos to Roa Lynn.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Farewell Rio is a delicious old-fashioned romance with edge, set in a cidade mais linda do mundo (the most beautiful city in the world), as the Cariocas shamelessly describe their beloved city set like a jewel between mountain and sea. Poignant and gripping, the story takes place in 1968 when Rio like much of the Western world was in turmoil, with the added complication of being under the boot of a military dictatorship. Lynn knows the city inside out and loves it with a lyrical passion: "In Rio the atmosphere teases with possibilities...The soft air beckons to beauty, to romance without pain...to excitement beyond reach," she writes, transporting the reader on gossamer wings to a cidade maravilhosa where the samba was born and the bossa nova invented. Farewell Rio is a book to curl up with on a cold winter's night in front of a crackling fire.-- Loral Dean, Toronto
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By tradelady on November 29, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is an excellent combination of romance, adventure, and a chance to learn about the history and culture of Brazil, a country all Americans should know more about. Many of the current leaders of Brazil were forged in the fire of the late 1960s when this story takes place. An unusual feature of this book is that each chapter begins with a short poem, ostensibly by the main character but, of course, written by the author, Ms. Lynn. Few good novelists are also fine poets; so this is an unexpected plus. If you are not ready to try a complete novel by this relatively new author, you could read Persisting, a short story or novella by the same writer which is a sort of "prequel" to Farewell Rio with the same lead character, an interesting woman writer. I personally recommend going straight for the novel first.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Farewell Rio is an excellent, extremely well-written book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel that combines and interweaves good story-telling with the political and cultural situation of Rio in the late sixties. Roa Lynn's insights into the culture and politics of Brazil are insightful and help one understand the Brazil of today. As a poet herself, the novel is carefully written. There is poetry and there is strength in her words. A most interesting tool was Ms Lynn's use of an original poem at the beginning of each chapter. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Brazil especially in the light of today with Brazil's new woman president.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Farewell Rio
This item: Farewell Rio
Price: $9.58
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com