TREE OF SIGHS
a novel by Lucrecia Guerrero
Upon the sudden and tragic death of her parents, Altagracia faces an uncertain future with a bitter and secretive grandmother. After the two sink into poverty, the young girls ends up with a cruel Anglo woman who takes her to the United States, changes her name to Grace, and puts her to work as a full-time domestic servant. TREE OF SIGHS is the story of Grace’s journey to uncover her past as she straddles two cultures in the search of her own identity. After escaping servitude and imprisonment, Grace endures life on the streets and a succession of jobs, and she eventually lands in a comfortable marriage. But a phone call from a person in her past sets her on a journey to the border, where she meets a man who holds the key to her past, learns the truth about her grandmother, and ultimately finds herself.
Lucrecia Guerrero grew up on the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. She is the daughter of an Anglo American mother and Mexican father, and her writing often reflects her bilingual and bicultural upbringing. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University, and her work has appeared in such journals as THE ANTIOCH REVIEW and THE LOUISVILLE REVIEW. CHASING SHADOWS, a collection of linked short stories, was published by Chronicle Books, and she received a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Award based on a portion of TREE OF SIGHS.
314 pp . cloth . $27.00x . 978-1-931010-73-3
paper . $17.00 . 978-1-931010-74-0
Bilingual Review Press
Hispanic Research Center
Arizona State University
PO Box 875303
GAMADIN Book Series
by Tom Kirkbride
In Search of The Perfect Sci-fi Adventure
The Fat of the Galaxy Now Rest with a Couple of California Surfers!
Finally, the Boys have a series the Girls love to read!
BOOK I, GAMADIN: WORD OF HONOR
BOOK II, GAMADIN: MONS
BOOK III, GAMADIN: DISTANT SUNS
Writers Unite to Fight Cancer
(copied from Louise Laughlin’s blog at http://www.louiselaughlin.com)
“Cancer has a characteristic that we teach our children. Share. Unfortunately, its sharing causes heartache, financial strain and often death. In a period of less than ten years, I lost my sister to colon cancer, prayed for the recovery of two of my sisters-in-law to survive breast cancer and nearly lost my husband to esophageal cancer. A classmate of mine from my writing class has cancer. It just happened. One day, she had a cough and the next day she was down for the count. She’s is waging a brave battle against her demon. In the past two months, I learned my niece has thyroid cancer and a close friend of our family has cancer. Enough sharing already!”
“I don’t know anyone who has not been touched by cancer in some way; family or friends. My husband’s survival experience prompted me to write a Memoir; I MUST BE DREAMING. While it was therapeutic and hopefully those readers who experience symptoms of GERD will pay attention, it’s not a cure.”
“My fellow authors and I are participating in the Goodfellow Publishing Launch and have joined forces with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR Foundation). Our Writers Unite to Fight Cancer group is taking action. We’ve turned our book launch into something special; an opportunity to do our share in raising money for cancer research.” (This took place on September 25, 2010 at Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, Arizona.
In addition to I Must Be Dreaming, Ms. Laughlin presented her two children’s books, LIBBY’S VACATION and SANTA GOES SHOPPING. People particpated through donations on the website: http://www.goodfellowpublishing.com/current-events.aspx.)
“Research has made great inroads in cancer treatment, but no cure has been achieved. There is still HOPE. This year has been declared the the year of the birthday. My husband and I walked in a Relay for Life last year. I was awestruck at the number of people participating who had survived cancer, were stricken with cancer and walking in spite of their pain and their supporters. When we walked the first lap in silence around the high school track with our candles flickering in the darkness, Amazing Grace played over the intercom. The entire track was lined with luminaries representing family members, who had lost their struggle. Organizers of the event had set up a huge luminary display on the stadium steps that spelled out HOPE. The second lap, the luminaries had been rearranged to spell CURE. People cheered. Everyone cried. Your donations can help one more person celebrate another birthday.”
by Louise Laughlin author of I MUST BE DREAMING, LIBBY’S VACATION and SANTA GOES SHOPPING.
ALWAYS THERE IS THE MOUNTAIN
by Kalli Deschamps
Joy and disaster share the stage with death and re-birth in the story of a young man’s passion for ranching, his enthusiastic wife’s desire to learn a new rural lifestyle and their struggle to survive on a small cattle ranch in Western Montana. Their 100-year old community along the creek is engaged in its own struggle with survival when faced with a creeping urban sprawl searching for space and beauty. This conflict reaches a climax one summer evening in the nineteen sixties when tragedy strikes and an era comes to an end.
ISBN 13 Hardcover: 978-1-4500-1600-1
ISBN 13 Softcover: 978-1-4500-1599-8
Other books by this author
COLOR ME RED
SHROUD ACROSS THE VALLEY
TREASURED COSTUMES AND OTHER STORIES
WITH OR WITHOUT KIDS (50 YEARS OF ADVENTURE)
Contributor to the anthology, LEANING INTO THE WIND
Published by Xlibris
Orderfrom your local bookstore, call 888-795-4274 ext. 7876, or order online at http://www.xlibris.com, http://www.bn.com, or http://www.amazon.com
IN THE GARDEN
Master Gardener Cheryl Anderson Wright shares a wealth of knowledge about gardening in difficult climates in her series of High Country gardening books. After nearly twenty-five years in northern Wyoming she has experience freezing tempertures in every month of the year and still manages to produce ripe tomatoes by the 4th of July!
HIGH COUNTRY HERBS: HIGH ALTITUDE GROWING, GIFTING & COOKING WITH HERBS
360 pgs ISBN: 0-9714725-8-0 $22.95 Trade Paper
Chery offers gardeners everywhere encouragement and instructions for success in HIGH COUNTRY HERBS where you’ll learn the history and secrets of cultivation and preservation of 24 culinary herbs suited to high altitude gardens and enjoy a collection of simple and practical recipes for all types of foods and for seasoning mixes to use with your own cooking or to give as gifts- a book destined to become a treasure reference for anyone interested in gardening and cooking, no matter what part of the country they call home.
HIGH COUNTRY VEGGIES: HIGH ALTITUDE GROWING AND COOKING WITH FRESH VEGETABLES AND COOKING WITH FRESH VEGETABLES
352 pgs ISBN: 1-932636-15-3 $22.95. Trade Paper
Cherl does the same with vegetales, guiding readers from seed to table and once again including a number of delicious recipes.
HIGH COUNTRY TOMATO HANDBOOK INCLUDING HOW TO GROW RIPE TOMATOES BY THE FOURTH OF JULY!
Cheryl’s not about to keep the secrets of Tomatoes to hrself! Everybody loves them! And everybody bemoans the fact that most of what you find in the grocery store has no resemblance whatsoever to those sacred memories of how tomatoes used to taste. Here she tells you how to recapture that memory by growing your own! And even those with difficult gardening situations will find the secrets here for having your own ripe homegrown tomatoes by the the Fourth of Joly alone with a collection of delicious tomato recipes to help you enjoy the fruits of you labor.