The Book of Unknown Americans (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Vivid . . . . Striking. . . . A ringing paean to love in general: to the love between man and wife, parent and child, outsider and newcomer, pilgrims and promised land. "The Washington Post"
Powerful. . . . Moving. . . . [Henriquez has] myriad gifts as a writer. "The New York Times
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Passionate, powerful. . . . A triumph of storytelling. Henriquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn s "Long Halftime Walk"
Gripping, memorable. . . . A novel that can both make you think and break your heart. "San Francisco Chronicle
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A remarkable novel that every American should read. "Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Unfailingly well written and entertaining. . . . [Henriquez s] stories illuminate the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration. "The New York Times Book Review
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Lyrical. . . . This is a book about love, about how we seek to help those we love, sometimes with unforeseen and tragic consequences. "The Dallas Morning News
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Powerful." . . "Henriquez gives us unforgettable characters . . . whose resilience yields a most profound and unexpected kind of beauty. Ruth Ozeki, author of "A Tale for the Time Being
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There s an aura of benevolence in these pages. . . . Henriquez s feat is to make the reader feel at home amid these good, likable people. "The Wall Street Journal
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Characters are as vivid as they are resilient. . . . [The] story is told from Alma and Mayor s points of view, but their voices are interlaced with tales of dreams deferred from the other tenants. "Elle
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A lovingly woven portrait of how friendships sustain people, how people support one another, and how people make a home in unlikely places. . . . Henriquez offers up stories we need to hear and lets us sit with her characters in communion and even friendship. "Christian Science Monitor
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Unforgettable: an important story about family, community, and identity, told with elegance and compassion. Jami Attenberg, author of" The Middlesteins
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Passionate. "O, the Oprah Magazine
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Henriquez distills the vast sea of immigrant stories into a small apartment building community in Delaware. . . . Through Henriquez s unadorned prose, these immigrants struggles ring clear, their voices rising above that din of political debate. "USA Today
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An exquisite and profound novel of love, longing, and the resilience of the human spirit. . . . [These characters] leave an indelible mark on the heart. Gilbert King, author of"Devil in the Grove
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Henriquez allows the characters to speak for themselves. . . . The politics of immigration, while never explicitly argued, remain subtly in play, as do more existential matters affecting immigrants, such as the mixed national and cultural allegiances and affiliations between the generations. "Chicago Tribune
"
Distinctively compassionate and original. . . . Extraordinary. Heidi Julavits, author of"The Vanishings
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[Henriquez is] a world-class stylist. "Chicago Reader
"
Beautiful . . . Cristina Henriquez introduces us to . . . vibrant lives, to heartbreaking choices, to the tender beginnings of love, and to the humanity in every individual. Unforgettable. Esmeralda Santiago, author of "Conquistadora"
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Vivid . . . . Striking. . . . A ringing paean to love in general: to the love between man and wife, parent and child, outsider and newcomer, pilgrims and promised land. The Washington Post
Powerful. . . . Moving. . . . [Henriquez has] myriad gifts as a writer. The New York Times

Passionate, powerful. . . . A triumph of storytelling. Henriquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn s Long Halftime Walk
Gripping, memorable. . . . A novel that can both make you think and break your heart. San Francisco Chronicle

A remarkable novel that every American should read. Minneapolis Star Tribune

Unfailingly well written and entertaining. . . . [Henriquez s] stories illuminate the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration. The New York Times Book Review

Lyrical. . . . This is a book about love, about how we seek to help those we love, sometimes with unforeseen and tragic consequences. The Dallas Morning News

Powerful. . . Henriquez gives us unforgettable characters . . . whose resilience yields a most profound and unexpected kind of beauty. Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

There s an aura of benevolence in these pages. . . . Henriquez s feat is to make the reader feel at home amid these good, likable people. The Wall Street Journal

Characters are as vivid as they are resilient. . . . [The] story is told from Alma and Mayor s points of view, but their voices are interlaced with tales of dreams deferred from the other tenants. Elle

A lovingly woven portrait of how friendships sustain people, how people support one another, and how people make a home in unlikely places. . . . Henriquez offers up stories we need to hear and lets us sit with her characters in communion and even friendship. Christian Science Monitor

Unforgettable: an important story about family, community, and identity, told with elegance and compassion. Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins

Passionate. O, the Oprah Magazine

Henriquez distills the vast sea of immigrant stories into a small apartment building community in Delaware. . . . Through Henriquez s unadorned prose, these immigrants struggles ring clear, their voices rising above that din of political debate. USA Today

An exquisite and profound novel of love, longing, and the resilience of the human spirit. . . . [These characters] leave an indelible mark on the heart. Gilbert King, author ofDevil in the Grove

Henriquez allows the characters to speak for themselves. . . . The politics of immigration, while never explicitly argued, remain subtly in play, as do more existential matters affecting immigrants, such as the mixed national and cultural allegiances and affiliations between the generations. Chicago Tribune

Distinctively compassionate and original. . . . Extraordinary. Heidi Julavits, author ofThe Vanishings

[Henriquez is] a world-class stylist. Chicago Reader

Beautiful . . . Cristina Henriquez introduces us to . . . vibrant lives, to heartbreaking choices, to the tender beginnings of love, and to the humanity in every individual. Unforgettable. Esmeralda Santiago, author of Conquistadora

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Reseña del editor:

Named a New York Times andWashington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and aMother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, andBookPage Best Book of the Year
When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Here Henriquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American."

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