Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book Spotlight: Riding by Cassia Cassitas



Riding by Cassia Cassitas


Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational narrative. From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect.


When he is born, Andre propels his mother's life in a new direction. His father, an executive who organizes Olympic competitions around the world and doesn't know when to come back home, strives to make him a worldly citizen. Cycling, his life acquires purpose: becoming an Olympic para-athlete.

Together with his friends, he experiences disappointments and new beginnings. A doctor that builds robots, the daughter of a lonely teenager, and a retired athlete teach André how to overcome his limits and live his dream.

Set in Curitiba with breaks in Los Angeles, Seoul, Johannesburg and Soweto, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, the narrative ends in 2012, in Rio de Janeiro.

As a tribute to all those who choose to sign the next episodes of their lives, this book is about overcoming one’s self amid achievements, obstacles, love and heroism, written behind the scenes of life.

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Author's Bio:

In my mind, words came in strides. They aligned themselves in arguments that were ready for combat after rebelling themselves - and that was just inkling. Where was my certainty to support the new image? And where were my emotions, with their brushes to bring color to life?"

Born in the interior of the state of Paraná, Cassia Cassitas accumulated various degrees throughout her career in Information Technology. The author of three novels, her texts convey ideas accumulated amidst the smell of coffee plantations, shoe factories, and the technology of the 20th century. These texts deal with life-altering episodes, in a path lit by a harmonious blend of memories and imagination.

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8 comments:

Jennifer Bielman @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Sounds like an interesting one.

Kindlemom said...

This does sound interesting! Thanks for sharing it! :D

GABY said...

Sounds interesting and I like that it visits so many countries. Thanks for the recommendation.

DMS said...

This sounds like a unique book. I hadn't heard of it before- so thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

The Bibliophile Babe said...

Sounds different! I really like the cover.

Krysten Quiles said...

Mmm sounds very different!

Diva Booknerd said...

Wow, this really has a bit of everything doesn't it. I love the diversity, we don't see many wheelchair bound characters, never mind ones striving to become athletes and I love how multinational it is too. Thanks for sharing Lauren, going to check this one out <3

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Cool cover! Sounds like an interesting read :)