!!> BOOKS ✴ The Book of Unknown Americans ✪ Author Cristina Henriquez – 9tvuk.us

The Book of Unknown Americans A Dazzling, Heartbreaking Page Turner Destined For Breakout Status A Novel That Gives Voice To Millions Of Americans As It Tells The Story Of The Love Between A Panamanian Boy And A Mexican Girl Teenagers Living In An Apartment Block Of Immigrant Families Like Their Own.After Their Daughter Maribel Suffers A Near Fatal Accident, The Riveras Leave M Xico And Come To America But Upon Settling At Redwood Apartments, A Two Story Cinderblock Complex Just Off A Highway In Delaware, They Discover That Maribel S Recovery The Piece Of The American Dream On Which They Ve Pinned All Their Hopes Will Not Be Easy Every Task Seems To Confront Them With Language, Racial, And Cultural Obstacles.At Redwood Also Lives Mayor Toro, A High School Sopho Whose Family Arrived From Panam Fifteen Years Ago Mayor Sees In Maribel Something Others Do Not That Beyond Her Lovely Face, And Beneath The Damage She S Sustained, Is A Gentle, Funny, And Wise Spirit But As The Two Grow Closer, Violence Casts A Shadow Over All Their Futures In America.Peopled With Deeply Sympathetic Characters, This Poignant Yet Unsentimental Tale Of Young Love Tells A Riveting Story Of Unflinching Honesty And Humanity That Offers A Resonant New Definition Of What It Means To Be An American An Instant Classic Is Born.

Cristina Henr quez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one ofs Top 10 Books of the Year It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, a Target Book of the Month selection, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal It was Cristina Henr quez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one ofs Top 10 Books of the Year It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, a Target Book of the Month selection, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal It was also longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.Henriquez is also the author The World In Half a novel , and Come Together, Fall Apart A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors Choice selection.Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and AGNI along with the anthology This is Not Chick Lit Original Stories by America s Best Women Writers.Cristina s non fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, The Oxford American, and Preservation as well as in the anthologies State by State A Panoramic Portrait of America and Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary Women Writers Reflect on the Candidate and What Her Campaign Meant.She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of Fiction s New Luminaries, has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.Cristina lives in Illinois

!!> BOOKS ✴ The Book of Unknown Americans  ✪ Author Cristina Henriquez – 9tvuk.us
  • Hardcover
  • 286 pages
  • The Book of Unknown Americans
  • Cristina Henriquez
  • English
  • 14 September 2019
  • 0385350848

10 thoughts on “The Book of Unknown Americans

  1. says:

    Maribel Rivera is a normal teenaged girl in Patzcuaro, Mexico when one day she goes with her mother to her father s work site and suffers a traumatic brain injury No longer the prize of Patzcuaro, Maribel retreats into a shell, suffers headaches, and can not complete even the most basic school work Her parents Alma and Arturo Rivera would do anything for their daughter, look up schools for special needs children in the United States, and leave th...

  2. says:

    What struck me most about this novel is the structure whose purpose becomes clear with the last chapter It is quite interesting and poignant This novel is a reminder of how everyone who comes to the United States brings a complicated storyw ith them In The Book of Unknown Americans, immigrants from M xico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, etc live in an apartment complex in Delaware Though they come from all over the Spanish speaking world, they havein common than they do not and...

  3. says:

    Call me cold hearted but I found this novel both overly simplistic and overly sentimental, with too few genuine characters and too many archetypes who say things to each other like, Finding is for things that are lost You don t need to find me, Mayor Does anybody really talk like that If the book s simplicity and sentimentality help its overall message hey, immigrants are people too gain traction with large groups of readers in the States, great But just because I sympathize with th Call me cold hearted but I found this novel both overly simplistic and overly sentimental, with too few genuine characters and too many archetypes who say things to each other like, F...

  4. says:

    According to our government, every American who earns 50,000 a year contributes 43.78 to welfare and food stamps Many Americans resent this deeply Many are very very committed to being sure that no one gets away with this 43.78, especially anyone who is here from South of the Border Those people All Americans should read this book about those people It presents a series of interconnected stories about a family who came to the U.S to get services for their injured child, a family According to our government, every American who earns 50,000 a year contributes 43.78 to welfare and food stamps Many Americans resent this deeply Many are very very committed to being sure that no one gets away with this 43.78, especially anyone who is here from South of the Border...

  5. says:

    I ve waited to post a review of this novel as I try to wrap my mind and words around why I liked it so much This book wants to be a lot of things love story, issue oriented novel, independent essays which should make it a mess, but somehow all work together to make a book that really touched my heart.The story is told in alternating voices as we meet the residents of an apartment building in Delaware All the residents are immigrants and all are Spanish speaking despite their origins in m I ve waited to post a review of this novel as I try to wrap my mind and words around why I liked it so much This book wants to be a lot of...

  6. says:

    The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez is a 2014 Knopf publication I ve been looking to expand my reading repertoire lately, so while browsing through the literary offerings, I came across this book Checking this book out is like doing a 180 for me as I usually stick pretty close to my preferred genres But, something about it spoke to me an...

  7. says:

    More than anything, I appreciate the fresh perspective and the eye opening nature of this story Immigration is a sensitive topic and a political platform in our country right now, there s no denying that Don t worry, I m not going to try and tackle that issue in this review What I will say I walked away from this story looking at things a little differently It made me feel like the human aspect of the situation is too easily overlooked.I think we forget that some of these immigrants are ju More than anything, I appreciate the fresh perspective and the eye opening nature of this story Immigration is a sensitive topic and a political platform in our country right now, there s no denying that Don t worry, I m not going to try and tackle that issue in this review What I will say I walked away from this story looking at things a little differently It made me feel like the human aspect of the situation is too easily overlooked.I th...

  8. says:

    This book has been on my To Read list forever, so I am glad I finally read it This book is told through many points of view, but in the book they all end up overlapping somehow One family moves to the USA from Mexico after their daughter suffers a near fatal accident Their daughter ends up having a Traumatic Brain Injury The family moves so she can go to one of the best special education schools They settled down in the Redwood Apartments, a two story cinderblock complex just off a highway This book has been on my To Read list forever, so I am glad I finally read it This book is told through many points of view, but in the book they all end up overlapping somehow One family moves to the USA from Mexico after their daughter suffers a near fatal accident Their daughter ends up having a Traumatic Brain Injury The family moves so she can go to one of the best special education schools They settled down in the Redwood Apartments, a two story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware This is where they experienced great friendship...

  9. says:

    This book could have been so much better than it was.As it is, it s a trainwreck The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is simply because it s bizarrely readable even in spite of the very little substance there is at hand.Where do I even begin with this books issues The rhythm the book sets into Alma narrated chapter, Mayor narrated chapter, and brief bio of a tertiary character had potential Yet the tertiary characters chapters all read painfully alike, with seemingly the This book could have been so much better than it was.As it is, it s a trainwreck The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is simply because it s bizarrely readable even in spite of the very little substance there is at hand.Where do I even begin with this books issues The rhythm the book sets into Alma narrated chapter, Mayor narrated chapter, and brief bio of a tertiary character had potential Yet the tertiary characters chapters all read painfully alike, with seemingly the only thing changed the character s respective nationality Myst...

  10. says:

    This was such a lovely, unexpected read Poignant powerful, Henriquez s prose is hauntingly beautiful A tale about guilt love forgiveness, I loved all of the characters, specifically Maribel Mayor the relationship that blooms between them I really enjoyed all of the POVs believed deeply in the Alma Arturo standpoint how much they sacrificed so their daughter could have a chance to start over again This is a great example of what it means to trul This was such a lovely, unexpected read Poignant powerful, Henriquez s prose is hauntingly beautiful A tale about guilt love forgiveness, I loved all of the characters, specifically Maribel Mayor the relationship that blooms between them I really enjoyed all of the POVs belie...

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