The Cantora

It all began with a rumor: an Indian girl who sang with the voice of an angel. A tiny girl, perhaps only nine years old. No one believed it at first, but the rumor persisted. Finally one day a runner arrived bringing news…

And so the journey of the woman and the girl—Sister Mãe da Doçura and Yema, the Caeté Indian child acclaimed as The Cantora—begins to unfold as perilous circumstance compels them to become agents of fate, changing the destinies of all who cross their path.

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It all began with a rumor: an Indian girl who sang with the voice of an angel. A tiny girl, perhaps only nine years old. No one believed it at first, but the rumor persisted. Finally one day a runner arrived bringing news…

And so the journey of the woman and the girl—Sister Mãe da Doçura and Yema, the Caeté Indian child acclaimed as The Cantora—begins to unfold as perilous circumstance compels them to become agents of fate, changing the destinies of all who cross their path.

The new novel from the author of São Tomé: Journey to the Abyss

American Book Fest's
Best Book of the Year — Historical Fiction

American Book Fest's Best Book of the Year — Historical Fiction

“If You Enjoyed The Book Thief, You Will Fall In Love With Cantora”

—Hailey Zwanzig, Illustrator, Left Hand Tree by Jay Gunter

“The Cantora, an utterly transporting reading experience. …immensely skilled setting and scene building… Brazil during the 1500s—a vivid life for the reader.”

—Carina Guiterman, Editor, Little, Brown & Company Publishers

“A Lyrically Stunning Novel … A 16th Century Jackie Evancho. 5-Stars!”

—Justin Haldeman, Author of The Duke’s Jubilee

“The Cantora, Remarkable Story, Breathtaking In Scope, A Cadre Of Unforgettable Characters”

—William T. Goodman, Author of Desert Sundays

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“Yema’s voice filled the church, and some felt it filled the world… An ecstasy upon the ear, a vital singing, the honeyed perfume of song.”

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★★★★★

São Tomé –Journey to the Abyss– Portugal's Stolen Children

São Tomé: A riveting work of historical fiction. …vivid portrayal and character descriptions… powerful, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking and joyous. Impossible to put down.”

—Michele Jones, The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh

São Tomé, Masterful storytelling… A detailed, spellbinding book you should read.”

—RedPanda61, iTunes, 5-Stars

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