Author Fernanda Castillo Najera Tells a Story of Love Against All Odds

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New novel is a poignant exploration of one of the heart’s greatest mysteries

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Up and coming author Fernanda Castillo Najera marks her debut in the world of literature with a novel that explores the meaning of love in light of some of life’s greatest questions. One Gray Autumn Afternoon is a deeply affecting story of flawed but real souls who find each other and an extraordinary love tested by the vicissitudes of life.

When twenty-three-year-old Matthew moves to the city of Alexandria to finish his studies, he finds himself drawn to Alice, a mysterious, thirty-six-year-old photographer with a troubled past. As the two slowly get to know themselves and each other, they begin to fall in love and also face the harsh realities of a world that refuses to accept their relationships. Will their love be able to prevail over the odds that lay against it?

Peopled by richly drawn characters, One Gray Autumn Afternoon is a fascinating parable of one of the greatest mysteries of the heart and the joy and pleasure it gives to those who dare to unlock and experience it.

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About the Author
Fernanda Castillo Najera was born in Mexico City. Raised in a family of diplomats, she lived her early teenage years in San Francisco, California, when her father was assigned to work at the Mexican Consulate. She studied junior high school and later went back to her homeland of Mexico, where she currently resides.

One Gray Autumn Afternoon * by Fernanda Castillo Najera
Publication Date: January 16, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 324 pages; 978-1-4797-7377-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 324 pages; 978-1-4797-7378-7

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