A Song in My Heart

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CALUMET ED, Sep 17, 2018 - Fiction - 376 pages
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Alejandra Stanford is born into a privileged bicultural family in Minneapolis of 1902. Growing up, she and her artistic family experience the intermingling of American, Mexican, and European cultural influences, as well as formidable national events that challenge their lives; yet, Alejandra finds music is the perfect expression of her own artistic inclinations, emotions, and ambitions. As a young pianist and budding composer, she's affected by Minnesota's musical pioneers and resolves to become a symphonic conductor despite the obstacles. When driven, sensible, and independent Alejandra travels to the great cities of the world in pursuit of her dreams, she falls in love with the music and legendary composers and conductors. Along the way, she will meet two men who are her match in ideals and intellect, each with the potential to bring fulfillment in very different ways. Ultimately, it is the passion for music and love which guide, inspire, and determine Alejandra's destiny. History and fiction converge impeccably in this historical novel infused with music, art, and romance, creating a compelling first installment to a trilogy.

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Award Winning book by Mom's Choice Awards Award - Adult Fiction - Multimedia - Gold ALL PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS SEE - http://www.romastocks.com/reviews.html 1. Book Reviewer List - Archer Anderson - "An ... Read full review

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Award-winning novelist and composer, Roma Calatayud-Stocks holds a Bachelor's degree in Music and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Roma later continued studies in creative writing at the University of St. Thomas.Calatayud-Stocks is the author of two historical novels, A Song in My Heart, and the newly released second book of her trilogy, A Symphony of Rivals. She's currently working on the third installment, An Ode to Joy. And in line with her passion and commitment to bringing forth the contributions of all cultures through the arts, Roma's narratives, set to music, provide a window to locations across the world, while also addressing poignant issues, politics of the era, and history.Calatayud-Stocks has released two albums, "A Song in My Heart," and "Carnival of Life." With classical, jazz, and Latin musical influences, the albums, performed by an acoustic ensemble, showcase her original songs and instrumental compositions.For the last twenty years, Roma has worked in various roles for art organizations in the Twin Cities. She has toured the United States to present her work to universities, libraries, corporations, women's clubs, and book fairs. A native of Mexico City, she now lives with her husband, Tom, in Minneapolis.For book synopses, awards, reviews, news, media, music, upcoming events, or to contact Roma for speaking engagements, please visit her website at: www.RomaStocks.com or www.CalumetEditions.com.

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