Book Group Meeting — December 13, 2022 — In Person and Google Meet — 12:30 or 2 pm

In December we will discuss Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado. We are invited to lunch together in Palermo and to discuss the book in person afterwards or you can join us on Google Meet at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 13. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To RSVP and to receive the address or Google Meet ID, please email

This will be the last book we discuss in 2022. What a good reading and discussing year it has been!

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for 2023 is now being prepared. If you would like to participate in the selection, if you want to see the draft list, or if you have a suggestion for next year, please email Your input is vital!

December 2022 — Captains of the Sands – Jorge Amado – 288 pp – 2013 — A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia.  “Amado was writing to save his country’s soul. . . . The scenes where the captains of the sands manage to fool the rich of the city and get away with it would have made Henry Fielding or Charles Dickens proud.” —Colm Tóibín, from the Introduction
“Amado is Brazil’s most illustrious and venerable novelist.”—The New York Times

“Brazil’s leading man of letters . . .  Amado is adored around the world!” —Newsweek

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