True Crime Tale of Mexican Injustice -- Rivard's Trail of Feathers -- Makes Top Ten List

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Trail of Feathers, a nonfiction book by Robert Rivard, was named by London's Publishing News as one of the top ten true crime titles in its recent list of noteworthy paperbacks.

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London's Publishing News named Trail of Feathers, a nonfiction book by Robert Rivard one of the top ten true crime titles in its recent list of noteworthy paperbacks, Lisa Kaufman of Public Affairs announced today. Trail of Feathers was released in paperback October 23 by Public Affairs, a division of Perseus Books.

When published last year, Trail of Feathers was named a Book Sense pick for 2005 and People Magazine named it one of the top five nonfiction reads of the year. Tagged "a model of its genre" by Bookmarks Magazine, Trail of Feathers chronicles the true crime story Rivard's search for justice in the murder of his Mexico City correspondent Philip True, who was killed in a Deliverance-like episode in western Mexico while hiking. Rivard, editor of the San Antonio Express-News, tackles his own long journey that leads him to a "trail of feathers" that seeped from True's sleeping bag, to discover what happened--and why.

Excerpts from reviews follow:

"More than a tale of true crime. Rivard delves into the psyche of a man,
a time, a country, and an indigenous people in a straightforward yet
spellbinding narrative. It's a mesmerizing story."
--Barbara Hoagland, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT

"Feels like a Latin-American Bleak House, where truth and justice seem
incidental."--Kirkus Reviews.

"Quietly heroic," --the New York Times, and

"A far more intimate true-crime book than the market has seen in many years..." -- Ron Franscell, Under the News.

Contact: Monika Maeckle, for Robert Rivard, 210.860.0741


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