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Tânia Ganho

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in Coimbra, Portugal

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Tânia Ganho was born in Coimbra, in 1973, and starting writing at an early age. When she was 12, she won a national literary competition, "Ler Melhor para Viver Melhor", but it was only in 2005 that she decided to publish her first novel, "A Vida Sem Ti" ("Life Without You", Oficina do Livro), followed by "Cuba Libre" (Oficina do Livro, 2007), "A Lucidez do Amor" ("The War Wife", Porto Editora, 2010) and "A Mulher-Casa" ("La Femme-Maison", Porto Editora, 2012). She has just published her new novel, "Apneia" (Casa das Letras), a disturbing story about domestic violence and child abuse.

She studied Languages and Literature, and taught translation as guest lecturer at the University of Coimbra. After having done technical translation and subtit

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A Vida Sem Ti - Life Without You (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Ana is 27, has a long history of boyfriends and no desire to get married and have a baby. But when she meets Richard, a man twenty one years older than her, divorced and the father of two small children, she packs her bags without thinking twice and moves to London, certain that she's found the love of her life. She leaves behind a job at the University, a family who loves her, a twin brother who needs her and, above all, her independence. When she arrives in England, she discovers that life as an immigrant is not the adventure she expected and that playing the mother of other people's children is not an easy game. A tragedy puts an end to her small daily dramas and shows that we should never take life for granted...
Cuba Libre (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: 1994. A trip to Cuba in the summer of the rafters. While Clara Camacho, aged 18, sunbathes in the luxury of a 5-star hotel in Varadero, Cuban families throw themselves off the famous Malecón on makeshift rafts headed for Florida. On a dark humid night, a beautiful hotel dancer, a mulatta girl with shorn hair, offers her a flower by the swimming pool; an armed guard watches her, as she writes down her phone number on a paper napkin. But the name she scribbles is her stage name, and months later, when Clara tries to call her, nobody knows Guerlen, the girl named after a French perfume. 1998. Two months before she is due to marry her high-school sweetheart, the bride meets a wordly man who lives in Brussels and has a flair for silk ties and a million-dollar suits. Clara was raised on a small island of stern and devout people, where women do not leave their grooms stranded at the altar, for fear of scandal. But on the eve of her wedding day, she is having doubts. 2004. Far from her island home, solidly anchored in Lisbon, Clara is still haunted by the image of the Cuban girl in a summer dress, whispering by the moonlit pool in an island of informers, will you come back for me one day? An unexpected trip to Paris brings her the answers she has been silently looking for... Ten years in the life of a woman in search of her place in the world and her true desires.
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"Romance INCRÍVEL.
Que livro foi este?! Como é que eu ainda não tinha lido isto?!
Aliás comecei a ler no início das férias de Julho mas não é um livro para ler na praia, é um livro para ler ao serão sossegada (sou um bocado esquisita eu sei), por isso n" Read more of this review »
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"Uma história intensa... a respiração fica suspensa ao vivenciarmos esta violência psicológica de um pai sobre o seu filho e ex-mulher... um sistema jurídico que trata a vítima como culpada... uma realidade dos nossos dias. Adorei o livro! Um MUST REA" Read more of this review »
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"Apneia… logo o título está bem escolhido.
É impossível ficar indiferente a este livro. Começamos e queremos logo mergulhar cada vez mais fundo nesta história. São muitas as páginas, mas a escrita leva-nos a querer ler cada vez mais, ainda que por vez" Read more of this review »
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Acham que um autor pode e deve rejeitar um livro seu, se se sentir descontente com ele? Ou, pelo contrário, deve assumir as suas falhas e aceitá-lo? A Patrícia Reis e a Teolinda Gersão, duas autoras de quem gosto muito, disseram-me um dia que um livro nunca se rejeita, faz parte da nossa história, do nosso percurso. Gostava de saber o que pensam os leitores desta comunidade.
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David Pimenta Comprei o seu livro, A Lucidez do Amor. Estou curioso para começar a ler.
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