Author Ephriam Sando Unleashes Powerful Stories of Love and Romance in these new Works

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“MADONNA OF THE SNOWS / A MASS FOR DESDEMONA” highlights the quintessence of loving someone, the turmoil of happiness, and the value of moving on.

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From the creative and highly imaginative author Ephriam Sando comes enthralling tales of love, sacrifice and choice in MADONNA OF THE SNOWS / A MASS FOR DESDEMONA. The book deals with the uncertainties of destiny and how the alluring power of passion and romance can transform love into diverse forms of emotions, feelings and thoughts.

Readers’ hearts and souls will be touched as the first story, Madonna of the Snows, unravels human emotions to their depth. This part represents the obsessions and dissatisfactions of one person that results from the love relationship illustrated in the poetry.

A Mass for Desdemona sets readers on a romantic trance as it takes on a whimsical turn and unveils the depths of longing, sadness and pain. This second story deals with love, religious conflict, confusions of identity, and the difficulties of emotional needs that overpower personal standards.

Rich with powerful words and incisive thoughts, MADONNA OF THE SNOWS / A MASS FOR DESDEMONA is a deeply meaningful volume that incorporates the myriad facets of love and how it affects men in their everyday actions. The young, middle-aged, elderly, non-professional and professional can identify with or relate to the detailed approach and sentiments fashioned in the book.

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About the Author
Ephriam Sando was born in Chicago in 1934 and went with his family to California in 1943. He received his doctorate in English at UCLA with a thesis on T. S. Eliot’s criticism in 1962. He has published several poems in various collections and journals and has translations in “High Wedlock Then Be Honoured” (Viking Press, 1970) and collaborated with Frederick Bargebuhr on the English wording of all the verse translations in his book: “The Alhambra: A Cycle of Studies on the Eleventh Century in Moorish Spain” (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1968). He taught classes at UCLA, for five years at The University of Iowa, and at California State University, Dominguez Hills from 1967 to 2003. He has received acknowledgements in books by various authors and one book has been dedicated to him.

Publication Date: June 6, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 175 pages; 978-1-4836-4902-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 175 pages; 978-1-4836-4903-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-4904-7

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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