“Days of Bossa Nova opens a window on the rich, varied and exotic country of Brazil that few travelers will ever see. A thought-provoking and moving story told in a rich and unique voice.” - Regan Murphy (The Review Team of Taylor Jones & Regan Murphy)DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER“This multi-layered novel opens a window on Brazil for English speakers. Its humanity is illustrated in the characters of the Navarra family. It also tells the story of São Paulo in the second half of the century.”
- Marlena Maduro Baraf (author of the Soy-Somos series on HuffPost and of the memoir “In the Narrow Waist of the World”)DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER“A fabulous read, which does for Brazil what Angela’s Ashes did for Ireland.”
I climbed into the red taxi idling in front of my hotel. “I’m going to the Blue Lamp,” I told the driver. “121 Gallowgate.” “Know it well,” the driver said. Heavy-set and in his late forties, he sported a close-…
DAYS OF BOSSA NOVA
Days of Bossa Nova is a not just a modern Latin American family saga. It’s also a portrait of the chaotic, dangerous and fascinating city of São Paulo over the last 70 years. Read the novel and discover how history, coffee and Brazilian music shaped the life of Felipe Navarra, the ambitious, clever and charming main character.
Ines Rodrigues is constantly reading from her work at libraries, literary salons, book signings and at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is an instructor for the Intermediate Novel Writing course. She believes that an author should be close to readers and she loves to meet them in person. Click below to learn more about her events.
As a former journalist and radio host, Ines Rodrigues knows that it’s important to talk to the press and to be open to discussions about the issues that matters today. Check all the press coverage about Ines and about Days of Bossa Nova here.
Join Ines Rodrigues for this literary event that happens three times a year in Scarsdale, NY. Four authors are invited to read for five minutes and then answer questions from a warm and smart audience. Click below to see the participating writers and their books.
I climbed into the red taxi idling in front of my hotel. “I’m going to the Blue Lamp,” I told the driver. “121 Gallowgate.” “Know it well,” the driver said. Heavy-set and in his late forties, he sported a close- cropped beard and a shaved head. “Headin’ to the Folk Club, are ye?” “That’s right. […]
I walk the streets of my neighborhood. I see spring happening every day in timid bulbs that change into flowers: first the yellow buttercups and dandelions, then ultra pink magnolias, white cherry blossoms, rhododendrons. The suburban grass is manicured and boring, with automatic sprinklers popping up here and there. There are no mountains in sight. […]
Thirty years ago I married a country. I was born in Brazil and, don’t get me wrong, I love my land and my culture, I never felt as an outsider there. But one day I found Italy and the Italian language and it was love at first sight, instant attraction with no logical explanation. It […]
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