"Mofongo" is about creating heaven on earth, and learning how to live by the dictates of your heart.
Glendale, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
Sebastian dreams of being like other boys. He longs to run like the wind across the soccer field and kick the ball in a perfect arc into the goal net. But his heart defect requires him to stand on the sidelines and watch as others live out his dream. His parents overprotect him, but they are unable to shield him from their failing marriage, or the bullies at school.
Fortunately, Sebastian finds sanctuary in his grandmother’s kitchen. Working side by side, preparing exotic dishes from her homeland of Puerto Rico, they discover a new purpose that brings them and others healing and hope. A story for the entire family, “Mofongo” is about creating heaven on earth, and learning how to live by the dictates of your heart. Readers will come away with a renewed appreciation for life and the delectable realization that a meal prepared with love not only feeds the body, it nurtures the soul.
Cecilia Samartin is the critically acclaimed author of “Vigil” and “Tarnished Beauty” and a recipient of the prestigious Mariposa Award for her debut novel, “Broken Paradise”. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages throughout Europe and Asia and have been on the Norwegian bestseller list for several years. Born in revolutionary Cuba, her family fled the country when she was a child. She grew up in California and studied Psychology and Counseling at UCLA and Santa Clara University. Her writing is largely inspired by her refugee/ immigrant experience in the US, her travels abroad, as well as her work in the Latino community as a mental health provider and social services advocate. She lives and works in the Los Angeles area with her husband and her dog.