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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Corcovado Press (October 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983019703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983019701
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 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: #3,454,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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.

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Few good novelists are also fine poets; so this is an unexpected plus.
tradelady
Roa Lynn's insights into the culture and politics of Brazil are insightful and help one understand the Brazil of today.
Judith D. Hallet
As a first novel, this is a winner, and I look forward to future writings by Roa Lynn as well.
dgmorrison

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dgmorrison on November 22, 2010
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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.
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By Sailer on September 6, 2012
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I couldn't wait to get to the farewelll part. The plot was too obvious and there was more than I wanted to know about Brazil. I skipped many sections.
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I read this book while on vacation...actually I'm still on vacation...but I just had to take a few moments away from the beach to write a review. This is a fun, interesting, and emotional novel that absolutely sucked me in. The author does an excellent job developing the characters, and I was surprised by how attached I become to several of them. The dialogue is rich, witty and smart. The plot, which is well-paced, colorful, and full of surprises (especially towards the end), is set against historical events, which makes it much more interesting in my opinion. In short, this is a great read, and I am hoping for a sequel!
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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.
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