The Book of Unknown Americans
By Cristina Henriquez
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When Alma Rivera arrives in Newark, Delaware she is brim full of the promise and possibilities of her new American home. Hope that her luminous daughter Maribel will be helped by
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The Book of Unknown Americans
5 June 2014
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Cristina Henr quez's novel is a triumph not just of storytelling, but of American storytelling, a novel whose breadth and power blow open any traditional definition of 'American.' Henr quez pulls us i...
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Author Biography

Cristina Henriquez is the author of the novel The World In Half and the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection. Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Chicago.