Josiane Motta is the author a “Sobrevida,” a Brazilian novel about professional and personal renewal. Motta brings us Daniel, a discontent American doctor who travels to Brazil in pursuit of his lover. He instead finds love in the wildlife and beauty of the Amazon. Daniel returns to the U.S. with a new purpose and a new job: treating the underserved in an emergency room. Motta, a doctor herself, fills the story with medical cases and details.