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Carmen Miranda inspires one of the characters in The Air You Breathe, the new novel by Frances de Pontes Peebles. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Samba And Saudade: The Inspirations Behind 'The Air You Breathe'

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Encore Episode: Hallelujah! The Songs We Should Retire

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