Souls in the Mist: A Tale I Lived (Paperback)
(This book is non-returnable)
Souls in the Mist: A tale I lived is a novel where the people, places and customs portrayed represent the
life of a rural community in Mexico in the time leading up to the Day of the Dead celebration.
The common thread of the story is an old woman who, as she goes from her house to the market, the
Church or cemetery during these festivity days, is encountering various inhabitants of the village.
As she and the rest of her neighbors are doing various tasks specifi c to those days, she is narrating her
life and sharing her thoughts and memories from the town's old days, and whenever she encounters
someone in the village, she "takes us by the hand" to the inside of that person's story.
The traditions associated with these festivities lend a magical aura to the plot of the novel, as the living
characters seem not only to reminisce but also to interact with the souls of the deceased. The reader
hears the voices of the villagers, and in their manner of speaking becomes witness to the town's deepest
soul. Its tone takes a page from the style of Magic Realism made famous by Gabriel Garc a-Marquez's
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Juan Rulfo's Pedro P ramo or Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate.
About the Author
(ATA in English) Mnica del Valle studied Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and later lifes paths led her to a Counseling Psychology masters at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in California, which allowed her to fulfill a vocation: ministering deeply to the soul. For her, writing has been a temptation and a pleasure; listening, a calling; sharing what touches her, an obsession. She currently lives in Mexico City where she has a private practice in Nourishing Psychology and develops online courses. (ATA in Spanish) Mnica del Valle estudi la carrera de Comunicacin en la Universidad Iberoamericana en la ciudad de Mxico. Posteriores caminos de vida la llevaron a hacer estudios de maestra en Counseling Psychology en Pacifica Graduate Institute en California, EEUU, lo que le permiti ejercer una vocacin de vida: atender al alma en profundidad. Para ella, escribir ha sido tentacin y placer; escuchar, un llamado; compartir todo lo que la toca y conmueve, una obsession. Actualmente vive en la Ciudad de Mxico en donde tiene una prctica privada en PsicoNutricin y desarrolla cursos en lnea. Mnica del Valle firstname.lastname@example.org www.psiconutricion-mexico.com (Sitio Web en espaol)