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Count On Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships

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Author: Las Comadres Para Las Americas, represented by International Founder/CEO Dr. Nora Comstock

Editor: Adriana V. López

Book Summary: Anthology of 12 candid and thought-provoking non-fiction narratives with snapshots of friendships that overcame the most difficult moments and survived because of the humor and humanity that their “comadres” offered, even in the darkest moments. A reflection of how comadres have influenced the success of several prominent Latina writers today. A sampling of Latino literature’s most vibrant voices on the topic of female friendships.

Author Address: 3103 Loyola Lane, Austin, TX 78723

Author Phone: (512) 928-8780

Website: www.CountOnMeBook.com

Contributing Authors & Story Titles:
Carolina De Robertis, “Every Day of Her Life”
Daisy Martinez, “Cooking Lessons”
Dr. Ana Nogales, “A Heart-to-Heart Connection”
Esmeralda Santiago, “Las Comais”
Fabiola Santiago, “Letters from Cuba”
Lorraine Lopez, “Crocodiles and Plovers”
Luis Alberto Urrea, “Compadres”
Michelle Herrera Mulligan, “Anarchy Chicks”
Reyna Grande, “My Teacher, My Friend”
Sofia Quintero, “The Miranda Manuel”
Stephanie Elizondo Griest, “Road Sisters”
Teresa Rodriguez, “Casa Amiga”

Book Release Date: September 4, 2012

Topics Covered: Friendship, Inspiration, Mentorship, Survival, Self-Discovery, Authorship, Human Rights

Statistics:
-Features five of the best-selling leading Latina writers in the U.S.
-Only anthology of its kind highlighting the unique cultural relationship of Latina comadres

Media Contact: For questions or additional information, contact Nora Comstock noracomstockphd@lascomadres.org

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