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May 2015 Teleconference: Chiquis Rivera, Catalina Prieto

May 2015 Teleconference: Chiquis Rivera, author of Forgiveness, published by Atria Books

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May 2015 Book of the Month



By Chiquis Rivera
Published by Atria
ISBN-13: 978-0990671374

About Forgiveness
“I wrote this book not to dismiss a rumor but to share something much more important: my journey to forgiveness.”
Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In Forgiveness, her memoir, Chiquis bravely reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father during her childhood and the difficulties she’s faced in her personal life as a result. Despite growing up marked by the wounds of abuse, she eventually conquered her fear of love and intimacy.
The story within these pages also recounts what caused the distance between her and her mother toward the end of Jenni’s life. In Forgiveness, Chiquis brings to light truths that she wishes she had been able to reveal to Jenni.
Two years after her mother’s death, Chiquis answers the most difficult questions: Was she able to make peace with Jenni? And in this story of triumph and tragedy, who is most in need of forgiveness?


May 2015 Additional Conversation

A Miracle from God in the Hands of a Mother by Catalina Prieto

A Miracle from God in the Hands of a Mother

CBH Books
By Catalina Prieto
Published by CBH Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-55885-798-8

“A Miracle from God in the Hands of a Mother” is based on a true story and is a heartfelt tribute by the author to her beautiful family and, in particular, to her mother. A mother who dedicated her life to the recovery of her young son after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, changing the course of their lives forever. Clinging to an unwavering faith and with a great deal of tenacity and perseverance, she managed to transform her son into an extraordinary man, without ever neglecting the rest of her family.

This story, told in a personal and amusing tone, shows how the rehabilitation process was adapted to their everyday life, highlighting the importance of acceptance, affection, and the active participation of the immediate family in the development of a child with disabilities. Throughout each chapter, the author regales us with an example of love, but above all, a light of hope, in an interesting and moving story that we’re sure will satisfy even the most demanding reader.


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