"A wonderful chorus of lovely, distinctive voices, rich in humor, tragedy, and compassion."-- Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels.
"A beautiful evocation of love, friendship and community." -- Kirkus
What Would You Do, Where Would You Be Without Your Comadres?
In twelve creative nonfiction narratives, mostly by women, the authors reflect on the importance of Comadres in their lives. Writers like Fabiola Santiago, Luis Alberto Urrea, Reyna Grande, and Teresa Rodriguez tell their stories of survival in the United States and in Latin America, where success would have been impossible without their friendships. Favorites like Esmeralda Santiago, Lorraine Lopez, Carolina De Robertis, Daisy Martinez, and Ana Nogales explore what it means to have a comadre help you through years of struggle and self-discovery. And authors Sofia Quintero, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, and Michelle Herrera Mulligan look at the powerful impact of the humor and humanity that their Comadres brought to each one’s life, even in the darkest moments.
A national tour to promote the book is planned, with contributors' appearances at New York's Brooklyn Book Festival on September 23rd, the Texas Book Festival on October 27th and 28th, and the Miami Book Festival on November 18th. To learn more about the book, and to find a signing near you, visit the COUNT ON ME website.
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