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New Book – “Tears of Esperanza: A Novel of Fury and Passion in Arizona”

August 7, 2012

PHOENIX, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sognatore today announced the recent release of “Tears of Esperanza: A Novel of Fury and Passion in Arizona,” a book that takes readers on a voyage from the streets of the barrios to the halls of the state Capitol. It’s a timely companion for navigating the controversy surrounding President Obama’s immigration order, the Supreme Court’s decision on SB 1070, and nationwide state-level immigration legislation.

“Tears of Esperanza” follows ASU student Esperanza Navarro, who struggles to guard a secret while her life increasingly intertwines with the lives of other characters. It is the debut novel of Bill Lace, a native of the Southwest, a proponent of sensible immigration reform and a federal law enforcement special agent in Phoenix, Arizona. “Tears of Esperanza” is currently available in trade paperback at Amazon, at Arizona bookstores, including Changing Hands and Bards Books, and through distributors such as Ingram and Baker & Taylor. It is also available as an e-book at Amazon, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other Internet outlets. Retail price is $15.95 (trade paperback) and $2.99 (e-book).

Award-winning journalist Lynn Trimble of Stage Mom Musings said, “Reading ‘Tears of Esperanza’ is like walking through a written exhibit of recent Arizona history… It’s told through the eyes of several characters whose lives are ultimately intertwined in unexpected ways. The book is especially gripping once these connections grow clearer, and you begin to suspect there might not be a happy ending.” Ms. Trimble further commented, “‘Tears of Esperanza’ makes clear the difference one person, and groups of people who act in concert, can have on the legislative process – reminding readers that democracy must be of, by and for the people.”

The websites www.tearsofesperanza.com and www.facebook.com/tearsofesperanza and book webpages at Amazon and Smashwords provide additional details about “Tears of Esperanza.” Requests for further information, review materials, book artwork or interviews are directed to the contact information below. The following identifiers are associated with the book: LCCN 2012909973, ISBNs: 147758160X, 9781477581605, 9781476040981. Sognatore Enterprises is an Arizona LLC.

E-mail: bill(at)tearsofesperanza.com
Telephone: (602) 753-7278

SOURCE Sognatore Enterprises

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Source: PR Newswire