Guadalupe Garcia McCall: Echoes of Grace

Event graphic of Guadalupe Garcia McCall next to an image of the cover of Echoes of Grace
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 6:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Echoes of Grace By Guadalupe García McCall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643794259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tu Books - August 16th, 2022

Join us in celebrating Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s new book Echoes of Grace! She will be in conversation with ire'ne lara silva. The event will include a moderated discussion, a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 6 P.M.
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: Second floor of BookPeople.
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople. 
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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In Eagle Pass, Texas, Grace struggles to understand the "echoes" she inherited from her mother—visions which often distort her reality. One morning, as her sister, Mercy, rushes off to work, a disturbing echo takes hold of Grace, and within moments, tragedy strikes.

Attending community college for the first time, talking to the boy next door, and working toward her goals all help Grace recover, but her estrangement from Mercy takes a deep toll. And as Grace's echoes bring ghosts and premonitions, they also bring memories of when Grace fled to Mexico to the house of her maternal grandmother—a woman who Grace had been told died long ago. Will piecing together the truth heal Grace and her sister, or will the echoes destroy everything that she holds dear?


Born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas, Guadalupe García McCall is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, some short stories for adults, and many children’s poems. Guadalupe has received the Prestigious Pura Belpre Award, a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award, the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award, among many other accolades. Guadalupe is currently a Visiting Professor in the MFA Creative Writing program at Antioch University in Los Angeles. As a writer, poet, speaker, and educator, Guadalupe advocates for literacy, diverse books, and Own Voices. She lives in South Texas, where she is working on two novels coming from Bloomsbury in 2023 & 2024.


ire’ne lara silva is the author of four poetry collections, furia, Blood Sugar Canto, CUICACALLI/House of Song, and FirstPoems, two chapbooks, Enduring Azucares and Hibiscus Tacos, and a short story collection, flesh to bone, which won the Premio Aztlán. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, a collection of poetry and essays. ire’ne is the recipient of a 2021 Tasajillo Writers Grant, a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, the final Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, and was the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award. Most recently, ire’ne was awarded the 2021 Texas Institute of Letters Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction. ire’ne is currently a Writer at Large for Texas Highways Magazine and is working on a second collection of short stories titled the light of your body. Website:

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