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Coming Together

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Coming Together is a love story. A story of foreign intrigue. A story of the coming together of cultures, of passion, and, most of all, of unbelievable hope in the face of staggering odds. This is also a story of choices, hard choices, where life and death are constant reminders of making the wrong decisions. Lives are at stake when Daisy, Luis, and Isabella take on the ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 29th 2009 by Chalet Publishers, LLC
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Sep 06, 2009 Malcolm rated it really liked it
Acclaimed filmmaker Daisy Gardner is hired in chapter two of “Coming Together” to create a documentary about Brazil in the early 1980s that accurately depicts the country in all its moods from Rio to the rainforest and from the playground beaches of the rich to the nearby hillside huts of the pragmatic poor. Recently divorced from a man who was jealous about her success and who resented the fact she wasn’t ready to start a family, the thirty-two-year-old Daisy is more than ready to plunge into ...more
Perle Champion
May 26, 2014 Perle Champion rated it really liked it
It's said that many first novels are, at least in part, autobiographical. In this instance, it is true. The core of Coming Together is a true story. Birmingham writer Joyce Norman lived it. With her friend Joy Collins acting as foil and prod, Norman tells us her story of a single woman traversing the hostile bureaucratic maze of the foreign adoption process in 1980s Brazil. She seamlessly weaves every minute detail of that intriguing slice of her life between the pages of an entertaining love ...more
Oct 27, 2009 ccqdesigns rated it liked it
Daisy, an American documentary filmmaker and newly divorced, and Charlie, an American photographer, go to Brazil to film a documentary for a history professor who has written a book on Brazil and its people. Daisy decides to use a local Brazilian photographer to fill out her crew and meets Lois, who soon becomes her love interest. As they start filming Daisy finds that Rio is a beautiful city, full of lovely beaches, flowers, new buildings, and beautiful people. And when they visit Isabella who ...more
Lydia Nolan
The story takes place in three different locations: D.C., Texas and Brazil--the most fascinating in Brazil of course, but also the most dangerous. Norman plays with polarities such as fear vs. courage, personal family vs. universal family, and so forth. This is not an easy plot, and at times, I wondered if perhaps the author was unsure of the direction she wanted to go, but inevitably, characters choose authors and not the other way around. The plot is just as ambivalent because of the content; ...more
Ingrid Botha
Jun 25, 2010 Ingrid Botha rated it it was amazing
Coming Together was a book which I found very difficult to put down. The story enveloped me into the intricate complexity of all the red tape involved in Brazilian adoption which made the adoption of my own two children seem like a walk in the park.

But weaved into all the politics lurks romance and suspense which the author cleverly blends together.

A brilliant piece of work and a well-recommended read!
Mary Nickum
This book is in the "must read" catagory. It comes out at a great time, something to take along on vacation or to the beach. It's fast paced with a most compeling story line. Aside from the story line, there's some good information about Bazilian history, politics and culture. Why not learn a little something along with your fiction? This would also be a fun title for book clubs. A GREAT READ!!! --Amazon.
Joy Collins
Joy Collins rated it it was amazing
Nov 29, 2009
Sep 22, 2009 Melanie rated it it was ok
Fast read.. Enjoyed learning about Brazil.
Elvira Scaff
Jun 21, 2010 Elvira Scaff rated it liked it
Wonderful story of Rio, great read, wonder dialog.
Joni rated it really liked it
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it
I really liked this one since it was about an international adoption. Plus, I know the author!
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Mary Nickum rated it it was amazing
Nov 29, 2009
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