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El libro de los americanos desconocidos / T (Paperback) by Cristina Henriquez

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Dos familias cuyas esperanzas chocan con el destino. Y una extraordinaria novela que nos ofrece una poderosa y nueva definición de lo que significa ser americano.

Arturo y Alma Rivera han vivido toda la vida en México. Un día, Maribel, la hija a la que tanto quieren, sufre un grave accidente y la probabilidad de que se recupere completamente es poca. Dejando todo atrás, los Rivera emigran a los Estados Unidos con un solo sueño: que en este país de tantos recursos y oportunidades, Maribel se recupere.

Cuando Mayor Toro, cuya familia es de Panamá, ve a Maribel en un Dollar Tree, es amor a primera vista. También es el principio de una amistad entre las familias Rivera y Toro, y de una red de culpa, amor y responsabilidad que es el núcleo de esta novela.

Intercalado en sus historias están los testimonios de mujeres y hombres que han llegado a los Estados Unidos de todo Latino América. Sus viajes y voces te inspirarán, y te partirán el corazón.
Intrigante, irónica e inmediata, humana y llena de espíritu, El libro de los americanos desconocidos es una obra rebosante de fuerza y originalidad.

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Illuminate[s] the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration. --The New York Times Book Review

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 Henríquez 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.

Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year



Review Quotes



"Los personajes...sueñan, se enfrentan a desafíos y se atreven a vivir de la esperanza. A veces lloran, pero también ríen, bailan y hacen el amor. Este hermoso libro nos introduce en sus vibrantes vidas, sus dolorosas elecciones, sus tiernos amores y en la humanidad de cada uno de ellos. Inolvidable".
--Esmeralda Santiago, autora de Cuando era puertorriqueña



About The Author



Cristina Henríquez es autora de la colección de relatos Come Together, Fall Apart, que fue uno de los libros destacados por The New York Times, y la novela The World in Half. Sus relatos han sido publicados en The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Glimmer Train, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI y The Oxford American, así como en varias antologías. Vive en Illinois.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.17 Inches (H) x 5.23 Inches (W) x .67 Inches (D)
Weight: .51 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
Format: Paperback
Author: Cristina Henriquez
Language: Spanish
Street Date: June 3, 2014
TCIN: 15140368
UPC: 9780345806413
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5474
Origin: Made in the USA
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