Doug Cooper kicks off season 2 of the Store Next Door Podcast with Tyson Cornell from North Figueroa Bookshop and Emilia Rosa, author of Finding Cristina. Listen to the audio on your favorite podcast platform or visit the Store Next Door website for more info.
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Tyson Cornell is an acclaimed musician and producer, founder of Rare Bird Lit and Books, and currently responsible for publishing, acquisitions, and general business operations. Rare Bird is also a managing partner of North Figueroa Bookshop, a general interest bookstore in the heart of the historic Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, a joint venture with Unnamed Press and with the collaborative support of founding publisher sponsors, Grove Atlantic and MCD Books.
North Figueroa Bookshop (North Fig) is in the heart of the historic Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. As mentioned above, the store is a joint venture between Rare Bird and Unnamed Press, two Los Angeles–based independent publishers that have shared book fair booths and been close collaborators on projects for a number of years now (the first of which, Shadows of Love, Shadows of Loneliness, a landmark two-volume retrospective by photography, art, and printmaking by National Book Award–winning author William T. Vollmann, is scheduled for release in 2023).
Emilia Rosa is the author of Finding Cristina & the sequel Finding Cristina A New Life. Emilia was raised in Rio and in the south of Brazil and has lived in Florida and now resides in Ohio. In addition to English, she is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian. To learn more about Emilia and her writings, follow her on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, or Instagram.
In Finding Cristina, after her father’s death, young Cristina is left with a large house in one of the most beautiful places in the world—Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But his illness left large debts that must be paid. To make matters worse, her mother’s health starts to decline. With the support of a maid that is more a family member, Cristina, an accomplish pianist, finds work and keeps the creditors at bay. She is undaunted by adversity and faces the mounting problems with resolution and good heart.
Love is the last thing in her mind, but destiny will bring a stranger into her path who will unveil a secret from her past. His love will change her life forever. But before this denouement, they must recon with two men: one would do anything to keep her to himself; the other will stop at nothing to keep the secret.