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Crossing the river : a life in Brazil / Amy Ragsdale.

Author/Creator:
Ragsdale, Amy, author.
Publication:
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 291 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
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Subjects:
Ragsdale, Amy.
Ragsdale, Amy -- Family.
Ragsdale, Amy -- Homes and haunts -- Brazil.
Americans -- Brazil -- Biography.
Acculturation -- Brazil.
Intercultural communication -- Brazil.
Penedo (Alagoas, Brazil) -- Social life and customs.
Penedo (Alagoas, Brazil) -- Biography.
Brazil -- Social life and customs.
Brazil -- Biography.
Acculturation.
Americans.
Families.
Homes.
Intercultural communication.
Manners and customs.
Brazil.
Brazil -- Alagoas -- Penedo.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
"Overwhelmed with her fast-paced, competitive lifestyle, Amy Ragsdale moved with her husband, writer Peter Stark, and their two teenage children from the US to a small town in northeastern Brazil, where she hoped they would learn the value of a slower life. In this culturally rich and economically poor region, Amy and her family learn to fundamentally connect with their neighbors across language and customs. In the year they spend there, Amy grows close to her new neighbors, from the men who cut sugar cane to the clinical university students, as they became the family's guides to Brazilian life. Elegantly written and vibrant in detail, Crossing the River tells a global story through a personal memoir, examining life without the trappings of modern American culture, and revealing surprising truths about identity, family, and love"--Privided by publisher.
Contents:
Crash Course
Home
Widening the Circle
Crossing the River.
ISBN:
9781580055864
1580055869
OCLC:
920676751
Publisher Number:
99964930477