By Stella Pope Duarte
WRITING THROUGH REVELATIONS, VISIONS AND DREAMS; The Memoir of a Writer’s Soul
A writing memoir that is a road map to understanding your own internal world, the “private estate,” within. Learning the language of your own soul will empower you and release creative energy that will illuminate your path and guide you in fulfilling your life’s purpose. This brilliant memoir will bring to life the intimate “I am” hidden within that, once recognized, raises a cry of joy.
The stories move between humor, lyricism, and tragedy as the characters emerge from their trials strong and unafraid to face the challenges and risks of life.
1997 Finalist for Pen West Fiction Award
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These award-winning stories, set against an urban backdrop of seedy motels, dilapidated houses and railroad tracks bring to life the meanest streets in Phoenix. Flashy divas, tranvestites, street walkers, mafiosos, and children who know too much too soon, will capture your heart with tales of love, humor and cutting-edge action. Phoenix Street Society as you have never seen it before!
Winner of the 2008 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize
Arte Publico Press-University of Houston
If I Die in Juárez
“Their bodies were found in a shallow grave lying on their backs in a row, each body in the shape of a cross, naked and recently killed, with two maquiladora (factory worker) uniforms discarded nearby…”
2009 American Book Award
2009 Pulitzer Prize Nomination
2009 FOREWORD BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD: “GOLD MEDAL IN MULTICULTURAL FICTION”
2009 INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD: “BEST NOVEL, ADVENTURE OR DRAMA IN ENGLISH”-HONORABLE MENTION
2009 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS: “GOLD MEDAL IN MULTICULTURAL FICTION”
2008 SOUTHWEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD “TOP PICK”
2008 ARIZONA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD: “BEST IN POPULAR FICTION”
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Created by JJ Stratton of North Canyon High School, Phoenix, Arizona.