The Fingerprint Of Destiny

The Fingerprint Of Destiny

by Laura Schofer

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Overview

In the small suburban community of Hope's Point , Long Island something has gone horribly wrong. A series of arsons in landmark homes, now run down and over run by Latino immigrants, is destroying the community. Ellie Sinclair, is the troubled publisher of a small town newspaper struggling to make ends meet. The arsons are just another story until Ellie's estranged mother, Hortensia Borgias Sinclair returns to town and dies in the latest fire.
Ellie wonders if it is destiny, as Hortensia always claimed, or something more insidious? Now Ellie must find out who is behind the arsons and why. She must shine a light in the dark places of her town � the slums and factories, where Latino immigrants struggle to make a life in suburban America.

Then there is a larger mystery to be solved. All the women in Ellie's family are born with a small red birthmark on their left arm, a signature called the Fingerprint of Destiny. In a series of flashbacks interspersed throughout the novel, we learn about the violent fate of the other women in Ellie's family. These stories are filled with adventure, magic, murder, retribution, love, war and an obsession that spans the centuries and takes the reader from the jungles and plains of Venezuela to suburban Long Island. Can Ellie carve out a life for herself or will she succumb to the Fingerprint of Destiny?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148483021
Publisher: Hopes Point Press Ltd.
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Laura Schofer is an awarding winning community journalist who has covered the news on Long Island New York for the past 17 years. She has won journalism awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Press Club of Long Island for environmental as well as investigative journalism. She has also written about Long Island's rich history and the people and places that make America's first suburb a unique place to live.

"Fingerprint of Destiny" is her first novel, which reflects her experience as a journalist as well as her family's Latin American background that hails from Venezuela as well as Argentina.

Additionally, Laura Schofer has written several plays - "Silent History," a play about famous women from Long Island and "Cleaning Lessons," a two character play about a cleaning lady on Long Island. "Silent History" was produced at the Speigel Theatre at Hofstra University in conjunction with a conference on Long Island Women. "Cleaning Lessons" was produced in conjunction with the "Women and Work Performance Project" by NEAR Theatre in Huntington.

Ms. Schofer has an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and a BA from Wheaton College. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, The Pen and Brush, and is an associate member of the Dramatist Guild.

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