The Seamstress is a work of fiction inspired by historical events.

The following books are great tools to better understand the actual history of northeast Brazil and cangaçeiros:

In English:

  1. Father of the Poor? Vargas and His Era by Robert M. Levine. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1998.
  2. When Men Revolt and Why: A Reader in Political Violence and Revolution, edited by James Crowning Davis. The Free Press, New York, 1971.
  3. Emancipating the Female Sex: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Brazil, 1840-1940 by June E. Hanner. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA, 1990.
  4. The Bandit King: Lampião of Brazil by Billy Jaynes Chandler. Texas A&M University Press, USA, 1978.
  5. In Defense of Honor: Sexual Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early 20th Century Brazil by Sueann Caulfield. Duke Univeristy Press, Durham, NC, USA, 2000.
  6. Lombroso’s Criminal Man by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero. Patterson Smith Publishing, New Jersey, 1972.
  7. Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm. Weiderfield & Nicolson, London, 2000.
  8. Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Brazil by James N. Green. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1999.
  9. Everyday Fashions of the Twenties edited by Stella Blum. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1981.
  10. Everyday Fashions of the Thirties edited by Stella Blum. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1986.
  11. The Brazilian Photographs of Genevieve Naylor, 1940-1942 edited by Robert M. Levine. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA, 1998.

In Portuguese:

  1. A Moda do Seculo XX by Valerie Mendes and Amy de la Haye. Martins Fontes Editora, Brazil, 2003.
  2. A Moda no Seculo XX by Maria Rita Moutinho. SENAC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000.
  3. O Recife: Histórias de Uma Cidade by Antônio Paulo Rezende. Fundação Cultural do Recife, 2002.
  4. O Recife e Seus Bairros by Carlos Bezerra Cavalcanti. Câmara Municipal de Recife, Brazil,1998.
  5. Coronelismo e Dominação by Ibarê Dantas. Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil, 1987.
  6. Antônio Silvino: O Rifle de Ouro by Severino Barbosa. Companhia Editora de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 1977.
  7. Coronel, Coroneis: Apogeu e Declino do Coronelismo no Nordeste by Marcos Vinícios Vilaça and Roberto Cavalcanti de Albuquerque. Editora Bertrand Brasil Ltda., Brazil, 2003.
  8. Angicos Eu Sobrevivi—Confissões de Uma Guerreira do Cangaço by Ilda Ribeiro de Souza. Oficina Cultural Monica Buonfiglio, Brazil, 1997.
  9. Guerreiros do Sol: Violência e Banditismo no Nordeste do Brasil by Frederico Pernambucano de Mello. Editora A Girafa, Brazil, 2004.
  10. Santos do Povo Brasiliero by Nilza Botelho Megale. Editora Vozes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2002.
  11. O Cotidiano e Seus Ritos: Praia, Namoro e Ciclos de Vida by Thales de Azevedo. Editora Massangana, Recife, Brazil, 2004.
  12. No Tempo do Bonde Elétrico by Alves da Mota. 3rd Edition, Bagaço Editora, Recife, Brazil, 1997.
  13. O Dia em que Getúlio Matou Allende e Outras Novelas do Poder by Flávio Tavares. Editora Record, São Paulo, Brazil, 2004.
  14. Uma Cidade e Dois Prefeitos: Narrativas do Recife mas Décadas de 1930 a 1950 by Virginia Pontual. Editora Universitária Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2001.
  15. Quem Foi Lampião? By Frederico Pernambucano de Mello. Editora Shahli, Recife, Brazil, 1993.
  16. Superstição no Brasil by Luis da Câmara Cascudo. Global Editora, São Paulo, Brazil, 2001.
  17. Como se Fabrica um Pistoleiro by Peregrina Cavalcante. A Girafa Editora, São Paulo, Brazil, 2003.
  18. Vida e Morte no Sertão by Marco Antônio Villa. Editora Ática, São Paulo, Brazil, 2003.
  19. A Terra e o Homem do Nordeste by Manuel Correia de Andrade. Editora Universitária Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 1998.
  20. As Fornalhas de Março: Histórias das Eleições em Recife by Ronildo Maia Leite. Edições Bagaço, Recife, Brazil, 2002.
  21. História da Vida Privada no Brasil Volume 3: República da Belle Époque à Era do Rádio by Fernando A Novais and Nicolau Sevcenko, editors. Companhia das Letras Editora Schwarcz, São Paulo, Brazil, 1998.

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10 de Dezembro 2009

Espaço Aberto Literatura, um programa da Globo News, me entrevistou na fazenda em Taquaritinga do Norte. Veja o video.

4/15/2009

The Seamstress wins the Friends of American Writers Award for Fiction.

2/5/2009

The Seamstress is released in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.

Author Frances De Pontes Peebles

11/21/2008

The Seamstress wins Elle Magazine's Grand Prix 2008 for Fiction. Check out Elle's December 2008 issue!

11/16/2008 at 3 PM

I will appear on a literary panel alongside fellow authors Fabiola Santiago and Marisa de los Santos at the 2008 Miami Book Fair International in Miami, Florida.

10/08/2008

A review of The Seamstress appears on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

Barnes & Noble New Reads book club Pick for September 2008

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