Book Showcases the Exciting Tales and Notable Feats of Two Families

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Author Celeste A. Mansylla’s “The Scent of the Armoires” unfolds two families’ various escapades and life’s mysteries to inspire and teach readers with life lessons

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Inspired the memories of her youth when her grandparents used to tell her the stories, which she considers as treasures, before falling asleep in the traditional afternoon "siesta", author Celeste A. Mansylla decides to share these treasures to the world through her book, The Scent of the Armoires. Written in Spanish and in English, this book is a compilation of the stories of two families told by the grandparents over and over to their granddaughter as a young child, who kept them in her memory and now tells them.

The Scent of the Armoires is like a bouquet of fresh flowers of all types, smells and colors. In it, the author delights readers with adventures, tragedies, mysteries, tears, laughter, thefts, forbidden loves, infidelities, regrets, forgiveness, compassion and faith. Some stories occurred more than a hundred and fifty years ago, others are more recent, but they all could be stories of the present.

Readers will get a whiff of the smell of life’s various escapades and mysteries through The Scent of the Armoires—and it will inspire them in so many ways. This book is also written in Spanish, “El Olor de los Armarios”.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.

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About the Author
Celeste A. Mansylla was born and raised in Guatemala City. She is married and is the mother of two children a son and a daughter, and has lived in the United States for the past forty years. The Scent of the Armoires is her first published work.

Mansylla was invited by The Association of Guatemalan Authors to participate in the International Book Fair in Guatemala City on July 2011, to present this book and her novel was also selected by the Miami Book Fair Committee to be presented at the Miami International Book Fair on November 2011.

The Scent of the Armoires * by Celeste A. Mansylla
Publication Date: November 3, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 361 pages; 978-1-4500-1607-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 361 pages; 978-1-4500-1608-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-0345-4

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