CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ - The Book of Unknown Americans

  
 

Wednesday, June 18 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Fiction Writer
CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ

speaking & signing
The Book of Unknown Americans


Acclaimed author Cristina Henriquez, whose story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection, is here this evening to read from her new novel, The Book of Uknown Americans. When Arturo and Alma Rivera's daughter sustains a terrible injury, they leave behind all they've ever known in Mexico to come to America in search of opportunity and resources. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Join us as Cristina shares this inspiring, heart breaking story.

All about The Book of Unknown Americans
A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart.

CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ is the author of the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart,  which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, and the novel The World in Half. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI, " and The Oxford American,  as well as in various anthologies.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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$24.95
ISBN: 9780385350846
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 3rd, 2014

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