Book List in Order:19 titles

  • For the first time in English: legendary Brazilian author Jorge Amado's spirited novella about Arab immigrants to South America -- published for the centennial of Amado's birth Two Arab immigrants -- "Turks" as Brazilians call them -- arrive in th...


  • Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, "The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray" comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language translators, Gregory Rabassa. It...



  • In the midst of carnival, roguish Vadinho dos Guimaraes dies during a parade, leaving behind his long-suffering wife, Dona Flor, a cooking instructor. As a widow, Flor devotes herself to cooking school and an assortment of well-meaning friends who ur...


  • Jorge Amado has been called one of the great writers of our time.  The joyfulness of his storytelling and his celebration of life's sensual pleasures have found him a loyal following.  With The War Of The Saints,  he has created an exuberant ta...










  • Living by their wits in the steamy slums of Bahia, a gang of orphans and runaways, led by fifteen-year-old "Bullet," spend their time stealing from Brazil's rich and privilaged until public outcry demands their capture...


  • A classic Brazilian “Western” full of romance and adventure, violence and courage, and peopled with wonderfully earthy characters from the legendary author’s childhood. “Set in Bahia at the turn of the century, Showdown is brimming with th...


  • 1989, trade paperback edition, in English, Avon, NY. 274 pages. Noted author from Brazil. Most of his literary writings feature humor, such as this one. A Nazi colonel is determined to occupy a chair in the Brazilian Academy of Letters. "The humor he...



  • Written in 1936 when Amado was twenty-four years old, Sea of Death tells the dockside tales of Bahia. Sailors and their wives, steeped in the rich mythology surrounding the goddess Iemanja, are at the heart of this novel, a lyrical and tragic portray...


  • Returning with her protegee to her native Bahia, talkative and generously wealthy Tieta, who has been the madam of a splendid brothel, enlists the help of a big political connection to halt the building of a polluting factory...



  • Toda una especie de crónica de costumbres que llevan el titulo de sus protagonistas y muestran el grado de empatía del autor con las femeninas y siempre populares estirpes de grandeza de su tiempo.English Translation: All a costuma...



  • One bright spring day in 1925, Gabriela arrives from the poverty-stricken backwoods of Brazil to the lively seaside port of Ilhéus amid a flock of filthy migrant workers. Though wearing rags and covered in dirt, she attracts the attention of Nacib, ...