All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber

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Read All Is Beauty Now Online Free - From a breathtakingly mature new voice in Canadian fiction comes an exquisite debut novel of family secrets, divided loyalties, and what we’re willing to do to save ourselves, set against the seductive world of 1960s Rio de Janeiro.

Set in 1963 Rio, Brazil, this mesmerizing first novel follows a glamorous and long-privileged family as they prepare to leave the seeming paradise of Brazil for Canada in the wake of the mysterious disappearance—and presumed drowning—of their eldest daughter a year earlier. As the novel moves back and forth between the members of the Maurer family, we are not only immersed in a unique time and place, but also gradually taken into the heart of a family whose beauty and charm belie a more troubled reality. We meet the family’s brilliant and charismatic father, whose bipolar extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who once had a brief affair that proves to have shattering consequences for the family she swore to protect; their two remaining daughters, both on the brink of understanding the darker currents that run in their once-proud family; and the lost daughter herself, a beautiful young woman undone by her own grand delusions.

With settings ranging from the golden beaches of Rio to the squalor of its fishing villages, from the glamour of the legendary Copacabana Club to the austerity of a remote convent, this revelatory novel takes us into the soul of a family already living in the shadow of loss and now poised to leave behind everything they’ve ever known, if only they could make peace with the past.

Title : All Is Beauty Now
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ISBN : 077100933X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

With luscious stylistic prose, Sarah Faber, unwinds the truth behind the mystery of when Luiza- oldest daughter of the Maurer family - disappears in broad daylight after walking into the water at a crowded beach in Brazil in 1962. I was curious as to why *1962*. I’m still not sure of the years sig...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

October 01, 2017

Rio, 1963, a privileged family, trying to deal with the father's worsening mood swings, their declining fortune, a move to Canada, where there is hope for better and cheaper treatment, is brought to their knees by the disappearance of their eldest daughter. Luiza, a strong swimmer, is at the beac...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2017

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this gorgeous novel. I can't remember the last time I read a book where every page had a turn of phrase that took my breath away. And alongside that are a plot and a cast of characters that will stay with you long after you've finished reading. No...

AJ rated it ★★★★☆

August 08, 2017

You can also find this review at Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Devastating and beautiful. Reading this book felt like lifting a curtain on a chaotic family dynamic, pulled into the dazzling contact highs and dark,...

Joanne rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2017

I don't know how to describe this beautiful, beautiful book. The prose is so lush, the inner thoughts of the characters so intense, it really was exhausting, but in a wonderful way. The story is simple enough: a wealthy family in Brazil must navigate the rough waters of the father's bipolar mental...

Lolly K Dandeneau rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2017

via my blog: If she didn’t have to be his echo. What would it be like if she wasn’t tethered to him, always calculating his distance from earth’s flat surfaces, predicting when he might next wheel away or plummet. Then retrieving him, reviving him. This is a h...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

Won in the First Reads giveaway. Very well written and complex characters. My favourite chapters were from Evie's POV and the descriptions of Carnival were very good. I will admit, I wouldn't have signed up for the book if I had known it was about white Brazilians. I didn't even know about the Con...

Naomi rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2017

Goodreads Giveaway Well written, suspenseful, excellent sense of time and place, good family dynamics. Some readers might find the mystery plot line a little frustrating, because of the time spent on place and characterization, but those are the things I look for so had no problem with it. I do ha...

Booksandchinooks (Laurie) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 10, 2017

I had a free copy of this book for an honest review. This book is set in the early 1960's in Brazil. Hugo, the patriarch of the family suffers from bipolar disorder. Since this takes place in the 1960's there are fewer treatments and a lack of understanding for this condition and that plays a fac...

Kelsi rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2017

Please read all of my reviews at! In this debut novel by Canadian author Sarah Faber, the setting is the lush and vibrant landscape of 1960s Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From the glamorous wealth of the Copacabana Club to the squalor of the neighbouring fishing villag...

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