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Frequently Asked Questions about COUNT ON ME: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships 

What kind of book is COUNT ON ME?

COUNT ON ME is a collection of 12 non-fiction stories penned by prominent Latina U.S. writers who demonstrate the power of a comadre in their life. Each writer provides riveting, emotion-filled snapshots of friendships that overcame the most difficult, dark moments and survived because of the humor, humanity and mentorship of their comadre. COUNT ON ME is an unprecedented compilation of Latino literature’s most vibrant voices on the topic of female friendships. The book is the first published work of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, the 12-year old international women’s organization.

What is a Comadre?

Comadre is a powerful term, and concept, with connotations that are unique to the Latino culture. It encompasses many of the most complex and important relationships that exist between women: best friends, confidants, advisors, neighbors, and godmothers to each other’s children. The term is also used to describe midwives and describes a strong bond between one woman who helps another bring a child into the world. Latinas recognize the most common definition of the term comadre as it relates to friendship and camaraderie. A comadre or the idealized notion of comadreship can also manifest itself in various ways throughout a woman’s life. Comadre-type friendships can also blossom with non-Latinos who appreciate a Latina’s openness and warmth in her manner of showing you affection.

When will the book be released?

The book release date is September 4, 2012.

Where can I purchase the book online?

The book can be ordered online at and is available through mass online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Additionally, a limited number of in-store locations nationwide are stocking the book.

Is the book available in Spanish?

Yes, the Spanish version will be available January 2013.

How can I get an autographed copy of the book?

Please check the calendar of author appearances at

You can also pre-order the book by Tuesday, August 24 and be entered into a special drawing for a rare autographed book by all 12 COUNT ON ME Authors.

Where will book signings be?

Please check the Event Calendar on the website for a list of book signings and author appearances.

Can I post some of the stories from the book on my website?

Anyone wishing to publish material from the book must get permission from the book’s main representative Dr. Nora Comstock. See the website for contact information.

Can Dr. Nora Comstock come speak at my event or conference?

Please direct inquiries to Alexandra M. Landeros, COUNT ON ME Publicist, at

Where can I purchase or read an in-store copy of the book?

Las Comadres will be available at these book stores and libraries:



Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe AZ 85283
Store phone: 480-730-0205


Martha Copper Branch Library
1377 North Carolina Ave
Tucson AZ 85712
Store phone: 520-594-5315



Cesar E. Chavez
Branch Public Library
Oakland Fruitviale Village
3301 West 12th Street
Oakland CA 94601


Concord Public Library
2900 Salvio Street
Concord CA 94519

Los Angeles

Coffee Table
Eagle Rock
1958 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90041
Barnes & Noble
Citrus Plaza Shopping Center 27460 Lugonia Ave
Redlands CA 92374
Store phone: 909-793-4322

Redland/Inland Empire

Barnes & Noble
Citrus Plaza Shopping Center 27460 Lugonia Ave
Redlands CA 92374
Store phone: 909-793-4322

San Diego (North County)

Vista Branch Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave
Vista CA 92084


Coral Gables/Miami

Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables FL 33134



Newtonville Books
296 Walnut Street
Newton MA 02460
Store phone: 617-244-6619

New York City

Barnes & Noble in the Citicorp
Bldg at 53rd Street & Lexington
160 East 54th Street  New York, NY 10022
Store phone: (212) 750-8033

La Casa Azul Bookstore



North Austin
Old Quarry Public Library Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin TX 78731
Store phone: 512-974-8860

South Austin
Manchaca Road Public Library Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road, Austin TX 78745
Store phone: 512-974-8712


Cafe Madrid
4501 Travis Street
Dallas TX 75205-4126
Store phone: 512-974-8860


Barnes & Noble Booksellers
River Oaks Shopping Center
2030 West Gray
Houston TX 77019
Store phone: 713-522-8538

San Antonio

Barnes and Noble – San Pedro
321 NW Loop 410 #104
San Antonio TX
Store phone: 210-342-0008
The Twig Bookstore
200 East Grayson Street #124  San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 826-6411



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