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  • A Handbook to Luckby Cristina García

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    In the late 60s, three teenagers from around the globe are making their way in the world: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We follow them through the years, surviving war, disillusionment,... more...

  • Monkey Huntingby Cristina García

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García?s hallmark, Monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing... more...

  • I Wanna Be Your Shoeboxby Cristina Garcia

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2009; US$ 6.99

    Because Yumi RuÍz-Hirsch has grandparents from Japan, Cuba, and Brooklyn, her mother calls her a poster child for the twenty-first century. Yumi would laugh if only her life wasn't getting as complicated as her heritage. All of a sudden she's starting eighth grade with a girl who collects tinfoil and a boy who dresses like a squid. Her mom's found... more...

  • The Lady Matador's Hotelby Cristina Garcia

    Scribner 2010; US$ 15.99

    National Book Award finalist Cristina García delivers a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political turmoil. The lives of six men and women converge over the course of one week. There is a Japanese-Mexican-American matadora in town for... more...

  • Dreams of Significant Girlsby Cristina Garcia

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 8.99

    The ?power of sisterhood and female friendships shine? ( Publishers Weekly ) in this boarding school novel that spans continents and delves deep with maturity and grace. Shirin is an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phenom. The three are roommates at a Swiss boarding school, where... more...

  • Dreaming in Cubanby Cristina García

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    ?Impressive . . . [Cristina García?s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ?sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,? as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.?? Time   Cristina García?s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet... more...

  • The Aguero Sistersby Cristina García

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    When Cristina García's first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was published in 1992, The New York Times called the author "a magical new writer...completely original." The book was nominated for a National Book Award, and reviewers everywhere praised it for the richness of its prose, the vivid drama of the narrative, and the dazzling illumination it brought... more...

  • King of Cubaby Cristina Garcia

    Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00

    A ?darkly hilarious? ( Elle ) novel about a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with seeking revenge by the National Book Award finalist Cristina García, this ?clever, well-conceived dual portrait shows what connects and divides Cubans inside and outside of the island? ( Kirkus Reviews ). Vivid and teeming with life,... more...

  • King of Cubaby Cristina Garcia

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    El Comandante, an aging Castro-like dictator shambles about his mansion in Havana, visits a dying friend, tortures hunger strikers in one of his prisons, and grapples with the stale end of his life that is as devoid of grandeur as his nearly sixty-year-old revolution. Across the waters in Florida, Goyo Herrera, a Miami exile in his eighties, plots... more...

  • Seeking Refugeby Maria Cristina Garcia

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica. Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the... more...