About The Book

A Tale of Survival is an explosive story that is much more than a simple memoir of an Hispanic woman: it is an important, quintessential American story of adversity and perseverance. This is a brutally honest and provocative tale of not merely survival but success from one who came from a time and place where success and upward mobility for a Mexican-American was not only unlikely but damn near impossible. Unlike some other Hispanic memoirs, Grace Flores-Hughes describes her childhood and transition to adulthood and beyond, against the tapestry of the modern Hispanic experience and the sometimes turbulent era of the rebellious baby-boomer generation. She writes of assimilation, racial and ethnic injustice, her role in coining of the term Hispanic, and her championing the lives of the disenfranchised before and after the civil rights movement. Further, Ms. Flores-Hughes takes you on this treacherous journey while exploring her encounters and friendships with many of America’s leaders. She demonstrates in this colorful and spicy story that “Hold the Salsa” has never been her style; a story that chronicles the emergence of a child’s identity to that of an accomplished Hispanic woman who rose against all odds.

-Honorable Mention, New England Book Festival 2012
-Honorable Mention, Southwestern Book Festival, 2013
-Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Book Festial, 2013
-Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Awards, 2013

Past Events:
-Texas Book Festival, Oct 2011
-Speaker, Museum of South Texas History, October 2011
-University Club Author Night, Wash., DC. November 2011
-Book signing private party, Fairfax, Va. November 2011
-Latino Magazine book excerpt, November 2011 Issue
-Book signing private party, Castleton, Va. December 2011
-Book signing, NYC Harvard Club, December 2011
-Radio interview, March 2012
-Latino Magazine, book excerpt, March 2012 Issue
-Author signing at HACER Conf, Chicago, Ill, April 2012
-Book presentation, Kennedy School/Law Latino Conference, Harvard University, April 2012
-TAMACC Conference, Austin, Tx, Luncheon Speaker and book signing, April 2012
-Leander Book Club signing, Leander, Tx, April 2012
-Harvard Alumni Magazine, book announcement, April 2012
-CNN en Espanol, interview, April 2012
-Twig Book store, San Antonio, Book signing, April 2012
-Pan American University, book presentation & signing, April 2012
-Radio interview, June, 2012
-MANA Conference, Wash DC , August, 2012
-Speaking engagement & book signing, Latina Leadership Network, Philadelphia, November 2012
-Brooklyn Book Festival, September 2012
-James Olmos Book Festival, October 2012
-Book signing private party, Los Angeles, October 2012
-Book signing private party, Montecito, October 2012
-Texas Book Festival, October 2012

Upcoming Events:
-July 20, book signing at private residence, Potomac, Md.
-July 27, speech and book signing at American GI Forum Convention, Denver, Co

Book information is provided through:
Website: http://www.graceflores-hughes.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grace.floreshughes
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/grace-flores-hughes/25/181/875
Twitter: GraceFlores-Hughes@adair1935
Google: grace flores-hughes@gmail.com

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