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Espaço Aberto Literatura, um programa da Globo News, me entrevistou na fazenda em Taquaritinga do Norte. Veja o video.

On April 15th, 2009 The Seamstress wins the annual Friends of American Writers Award for Fiction

The Seamstress wins Elle Magazine's Grand Prix 2008 for Fiction, featured on page 224 of Elle's December 2008 issue. “The Seamstress is an astounding book: the amount of planning and imagination that has gone into this beautiful work is staggering...”

Blogcritics Magazine describes The Seamstress as “...a remarkable feat of research, industry, writing, and beauty.” Read the full review

Entrevista com Frances na revista "Odebrecht Informa."

National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" calls The Seamstress “...an agonizingly romantic story in the best sense of the word...” Read and listen to the full review

The Chicago Sun-Times describes The Seamstress as “a thrilling and tragic story...but also a story about...how distance and time can both crystallize our family ties and fray them.” Read the full review

The San Antonio Express-News calls The Seamstress a “...richly imagined, beautifully rendered work of historical fiction that is compulsively readable.” Read the full review

The Tucson Citizen includes The Seamstress in its Recommended Summer Reading list, calling the book an “epic debut novel.”

Alan Cheuse, book reviewer for NPR and The Chicago Tribune, calls The Seamstress “a glorious narrative production,” in his August 16th review. Read the full review

The Miami Herald calls The Seamstress a “breathtaking debut novel” and a “rollicking, violent and heartbreaking story…” Read the full review:

The Seamstress wins First Place in Elle Magazine’s “Elle’s Lettres” Readers' Prize 2008, September 2008 issue.

The Seamstress is featured in Latina Magazine's Cultura Guide, August 2008 issue.

The Seamstress is featured in New York Post's “Required Reading,” section, August 3, 2008.

The Seamstress is chosen as the Barnes & Noble “New Reads” book club pick for September, 2008 at BN.COM.

Kirkus Reviews names The Seamstress as one of the best fiction debuts of 2008 in their First Fiction Special Edition.

Entrevista com Frances na revista "O Grito."

 

EVENTS

Pernambuco, Brasil: 10 de Dezembro 2009

Espaço Aberto Literatura, um programa da Globo News, me entrevistou na fazenda em Taquaritinga do Norte. Veja o video.

Chicago, Illinois: 4/15/2009 at 11AM

Friends of American Writers hosts a luncheon and book signing to bestow their annual prize for fiction to The Seamstress.

Chicago, Illinois: 3/1/2009 and 3/26/2009

The Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago has invited me to give a reading and lecture in honor of International Women's Month.

United Kingdom: 2/5/2009

The Seamstress is released in the UK by Bloomsbury.

Miami, Florida: 11/16/2008 at 3PM

I will appear on a literary panel alongside fellow authors Fabiola Santiago and Marisa de los Santos at the 2008 Miami Book Fair International in Miami, Florida.