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Two titles published by EgretBooks.com in 2012 are receiving rave reviews, and a third title launched in late 2013.
The Dark Side of the Dream, Alejandro Grattan-Dominguez’s highly-acclaimed historical novel, is a riveting story of Mexican immigration and focuses on two brothers who migrated to Texas shortly after the USA entered WWII. It depicts the struggles of their families as they come to grips with a new, often hostile environment. The softcover and Kindle versions include a historical preface, plus an epilogue that follows the Salazar family to California where a new generation of the family at last succeeds in fulfilling the dream of enriching their lives in a soul-satisfying way.
The Iguana Speaks My Name by master storyteller Roberto Moulun comprises the title novella plus ten short stories, all in the genre of magical realism popularized by Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Moulun captures life in the villages of Guatemala during a time of civil war through his unforgettable characters. Whether they be doctors, spies, whores or charming gypsies, their beauty and their lives enthrall all of us.
Our third title, The Professional Writer: Getting Ideas; Avoiding Pitfalls, by Marsh Cassady, Ph.D., is available as a softcover and an eBook. It's a "portable writer's workshop" that reemphasizes the need to write well before seeking a publisher or trying to self-publish. For four decades Cassady has led writing workshops and taught writing classes, both privately and at several universities. He is uniquely qualified to write the book because he has fifty-four published books in a wide variety of genres. The book contains lots of examples and illustrations, many of them humorous, with quotes from famous authors.