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


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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Julia rated it ★★★★★

August 14, 2017

I love to read all kinds of books, but one of my favourites in novels that take me to another time and place; the kind of novels where you actually almost forget that you're reading printed words on a page, because everything on that page is written so vividly (and so well) that it's more like wa...

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...

Doreen rated it ★★★★☆

July 20, 2017

This is a beautifully written story of a family steeped in darkness, dysfunction and madness. The family consists of a mother, father and three daughters. Told from first perso9n perspectives after the eldest daughter goes missing as the family is preparing to leave Brazil for Canada. Ms. Faber's...

Shanna (Bibliophile Chronicles) rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 15, 2017

DNF at 67% I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads contest and I was so excited to read this book, I picked it up the day it was delivered. As interesting as the synopsis sounded, it did not take me long to realize that there was something about this story that wasn't gripping me. It's not t...

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