Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest

Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest

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by Binka Le Breton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312574053

ISBN-13: 9780312574055

Pub. Date: 05/11/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The colorful story of one couple's journey across the world to build their dream home in the heart of the Amazon

In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to uproot themselves from their home in Washington, D.C. and start a

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The colorful story of one couple's journey across the world to build their dream home in the heart of the Amazon

In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to uproot themselves from their home in Washington, D.C. and start a new life in Brazil.

Where the Road Ends is their story of building a house, a rainforest research center, and a new dream. Since then, they've learned how to work with the trees, the animals, the weather, the local community, and each other. Their technology now ranges from the oxcart to the Internet, and in 2000 they opened a rainforest conservation and research center that is visited by foreign researchers and Brazilian school children.

From meeting their resident cowboy, Albertinho, to beheading snakes, to chauffeuring a local wedding—the adventures described here are unparalleled. This delightful memoir takes the armchair traveler deep into another world where matters of providing food and shelter can never be taken for granted. Binka and Robin have embarked on an adventure that many readers only dream about—transplanting themselves in a different country and learning (often the hard way) what it takes to survive and flourish.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312574055
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
PREFACE,
CHAPTER 1. Where Minas Begins,
CHAPTER 2. Home on the Range,
CHAPTER 3. Lords of the Land,
CHAPTER 4. Busting the Broncs in Belisário,
CHAPTER 5. Friends and Neighbors,
CHAPTER 6. The Piano,
CHAPTER 7. The Casa Grande,
CHAPTER 8. A Christmas Christening,
CHAPTER 9. The Barefoot Vets,
CHAPTER 10. Cremating the Cow,
CHAPTER 11. The Brazilian Blues,
CHAPTER 12. Policemen and Pistoleiros,
CHAPTER 13. The Rain It Raineth Every Day,
CHAPTER 14. The Tale of the Telephone,
CHAPTER 15. Where Farm and Forest Meet,
CHAPTER 16. A Woman's Place,
CHAPTER 17. Song of Limeira,
CHAPTER 18. Forest Angels,
CHAPTER 19. Oxcarts and the Internet,

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